Thursday, April 03, 2008

North Country Maids

One of these days I'll get round to a long post on all the female singers I've loved, from earliest memories of my mother's beautiful soprano singing around the house to whichever latest female voice strikes me.

The late Lal Waterson was and is a favourite, something about those flat Yorkshire tones. Solo here (the background video is very Mitchell and Kenyon).

Here she is with her sister and brother in a 1965 BBC documentary. The whole thing looks like a Wednesday Play by a kitchen sink dramatist. Love the visuals, darling !

They do a good job on Hal-An-Tow as well. Note that nearly everyones's smoking ... it's odd to think that that folkie generation (the audience) were part of the great cultural collapse.

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