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Thread #162666   Message #3944355
Posted By: Vic Smith
16-Aug-18 - 10:33 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
More about Walter Pardon from Musical Traditions -

Stand Up Ye Men of Labour The Socio-Political Songs of Walter Pardon
This first one one needs a bit of explanation. Keith Summers started his occasional but indispensible magazine Traditional Music magazine in 1975. - 10 great issues before he changed the name to Musical Traditions in 1983 to reflect his (and mine and many others) increasing interest in non-English language traditions to include many, particularly African, traditions. Always perilous financially, the venture was eventually taken up by Rod Stradling (initially with help from Fred McCormick) and he re-launched it as as internet only magazine - and what a treasure trove that has become.
At a later stage Rod digitised all the relevant articles and reviews from the paper editions and added them to the MT website. This one on Walter Pardon came from the first paper edition of Musical Traditions from Mid - 1983. Curiously, the website does not credit the author but checking with the paper edition confirms my suspicion that it was by Mike Yates.

Put a bit of Powder on it, Father ... the other songs of Walter Pardon - Roly Brown - Musical Traditions Website 07/06/2000

Put a Bit of Gunpowder on it, Father More controversy ... Correspondence arising from Roly's article (including some from people who have contributed to this thread - showing that very little changes in nearly 20 years)

Review of "World Without Horses" - Walter Pardon (Topic TSCD514) by Rod Stradling 14/06/2000