Composers: Jacques Brel | Victor Jara
Folk magazine about the present and the past, from freak folk to minstrels. In a series of three programmes, we will highlight the alternative ‘folk’ heroic epic. No standard history lessons about kings and emperors, generals or war heroes, but stories about common, though exceptional thinkers, doers and daredevils, about creative persons and characters. We dive into the distant but also the more recent past, with songs telling about a person, their circumstances, their gains, their thoughts or their torments.
Last month, in the first programme, historic individuals and political thinkers were highlighted.
In part two, we focus on national heroes, outcasts, those who fought for justice but were treated unfair, people who stood up for freedom and who intentionally or unintentionally became the victims of a system. Their stories were musically captured by Andy Irvine, Allan Taylor, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Dick Gaughan, Jacques Brel, Jim Page, June Tabor and The Bad Shepherds.
Allan Taylor – Sometimes – Liberty Records LDG 53454.
01. Robin Hood (Taylor) 4.02.
June Tabor – Aleyn – Topic TSCD490.
02. Bentley And Craig (Ralph McTell) 6.12.
Bob Dylan – Desire – Columbia CD 32570.
03. Hurricane (Dylan, Levy) 8.31.
Dick Gaughan – Redwood Cathedral – Greentrax CDTRAX 150.
04. Pancho & Lefty (Townes van Zandt) 5.51.
Johnny Cash – The Complete Columbia Album Collection – Sony Music 88697910472.
05. They Killed Him (Kris Kristofferson) 3.48.
Jacques Brel – Brel – Barclay – 96 010.
06. Jaurès (Brel) 3.42.
Andy Irvine – Rude Awekening – Green Linnet GLCD 1114.
07. Raoul Wallenberg (Irvine) 5.14.
Dick Gaughan – Live in Edinburgh – Celtic Music CM 030.
08. Victor Jara Of Chile (Adrian Mitchell, Arlo Guthrie) 4.22.
Jim Page – Visions in my view – Flying fish FF367.
09. Anna Mae (Page) 6.18.
June Tabor – Aqaba – Topic TSCD449.
10. Aqaba (Bill Caddick) 4.34.
The Bad Shepherds – Yan, Tyan, Tethera, Methera – Monsoon Music MONMUCD002.
11. The Model (Schult, Hutter, Bartos) 4.18.