Vigilante Man: Gems From The Topic Vaults 1954-1962

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060255182390
Cat No: DAY2CD239

£5.99

Topic Records was established in 1939 as an offshoot of the communist Workers’ Music Association and after World War II they imported and reproduced some of the first American blues records to be commercially available in Britain. This makes it the oldest independent record label in the world and according to some, the most important in Britain. The recordings on these CDs introduced some of the best-known artists of the last fifty years to the British public; here is a rare opportunity to hear how the Topic catalogue started this journey.

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CD1

1. Vigilante Man – Woody Guthrie
2. San Francisco Bay Blues – Jesse Fuller
3. Salty Dog – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
4. Git Along Little Dogies – Pete Seeger
5. The Waters Of Tyne – Isla Cameron & Ewan MacColl
6. All For Me Grog – A.L. Lloyd
7. Heart In Sorrow – Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
8. The Twa Corbies – Archie Fisher & Ray Fisher
9. The Wark Of The Weavers – Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger
10. The Rambling Gambler – Peggy Seeger
11. When I Was Noo But Sweet Sixteen – Jeannie Robertson
12. Judy Drownded – The Liverpool Spinners
13. Cumberland Gap – Peggy Seeger, Isla Cameron & Guy Carawan
14. Stottin’ Doon The Waall – Johnny Handle
15. Kevin Barry – Paul Robeson
16. The Angel Band – Peggy, Penny and Barbara Seeger
17. The Black Velvet Band – Ewan MacColl
18. Talking Union Blues – Pete Seeger
19. John Henry – Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
20. This Land Is Your Land – Woody Guthrie

CD2

1. Penny’s Farm – Pete Seeger
2. The Boll Weevil – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
3. Grand Coulee Dam – Woody Guthrie
4. Freight Train – Peggy Seeger, Isla Cameron & Guy Carawan
5. Charlie He’s My Darling – Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger
6. Railroad Worksong – Jesse Fuller
7. The Bonnie Wee Lassie Who Never Said No – Jeannie Robertson
8. The Night Visiting Song – Ray & Archie Fisher
9. John Peel – The Liverpool Spinners
10. The Collier Lad – Johnny Handle
11. Better Day – Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
12. Once I Had A True Love – Isla Cameron & Ewan MacColl
13. The Butcher & The Chambermaid – A.L. Lloyd
14. Jam On Jerry’s Rocks – Pete Seeger
15. Talking Fishing Blues – Woody Guthrie
16. Let Me Make A Little Money – Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
17. The Trooper And The Maid – Peggy Seeger
18. Van Diemen’s Land – Ewan MacColl
19. Watch The Stars – Peggy, Penny and Barbara Seeger
20. Lullaby – Paul Robeson