- Performer:Ian Campbell
- Title:Something to Sing About
- Style:Celtic,Folk Revival,Irish Folk
- Date of release:1972
- Size FLAC version1520 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1234 megabytes
- Size WMA version1226 megabytes
- Formats:ADX MP1 ASF AIFF TTA DTS
The Ian Campbell Folk Group were one of the most popular and respected folk groups of the British folk revival of the 1960s. The group made many appearances on radio, television, and at national and international venues and festivals. They performed a mixture of British traditional folk music and new material, including compositions by Campbell. Much of their popularity flowed from the variety of their performance which included a mixture of solos, group vocals and instrumentals.
Something to Sing About (album). Something to Sing About is a compilation album including specially recorded songs by American singer-songwriters John Denver and Tom Paxton. It was produced by Milt Okun and released in 1968. Josh White - "St. James Infirmary". Ian and Sylvia - "Four Strong Winds". Odetta Holmes - "John Henry". Mississippi John Hurt - "Candy Man Blues". John Denver - "The Wagoner Lad". The Rooftop Singers - "Walk Right In". Arlo Guthrie - "The Motorcycle Song".
Founded in 1956 in Birmingham as as the Clarion Skiffle Group, the band renamed the Ian Campbell Folk Group in 1958 and performed a mixture of British traditional folk music and new material, including compositions by Campbell (also singer and guitarist).
Something to Sing About is a compilation album including specially recorded songs by American singer-songwriters John Denver and Tom Paxton. Brand has for some years used an Americanized lyric of "Something to Sing About" as a theme song for his Folksong Festival radio program on WNYC in New York City. It has been recorded by, among others, The Raftsmen. Anthems and nationalistic songs of Canada.
Something to Sing About. Compilation album by Various Artists. E. D. Campbell, Robert Hicks, Blind Willie Davis, the earliest versions were slow and stately, but as time passed the recordings became more rhythmic, including a distinctly up tempo version by the Sanctified Singers on British Parlophone in 1931.
4. To Hear the Nightingale Sing. 5. The Drover's Dream.
CreditsTommy Armstrong - Composer
Ian Campbell - Composer, Primary Artist, Vocals
Brian Clark - Guitar, Vocals
Spike Heatley - Double Bass
Frank Higgins - Composer
Colin Irwin - Liner Notes
A.L. Lloyd - Composer
Traditional - Composer
Wally Whyton - Composer
|1||The Apprentice Song Ian Campbell||Ian Campbell||0:32|
|2||The Ox-Plough Song Traditional||Ian Campbell||3:21|
|3||The Haymakers Traditional||Ian Campbell||3:02|
|4||The Greasy Wheel Ian Campbell / Traditional||Ian Campbell||1:32|
|5||The Iron Horse Traditional||Ian Campbell||1:42|
|6||The Durham Lockout Tommy Armstrong||Ian Campbell||3:00|
|7||The Sheffield Grinder Traditional||Ian Campbell||1:37|
|8||The Testimony of Patience Kershaw Frank Higgins||Ian Campbell||2:38|
|9||Medley of Childrens Street Songs Traditional||Ian Campbell||3:49|
|10||The Flash Frigate||Ian Campbell||3:00|
|11||Ask a Policeman||Ian Campbell||3:07|
|12||Rigs of London Town Traditional||Ian Campbell||2:56|
|13||No Courage in Him Traditional||Ian Campbell||2:53|
|14||The Girl I Left Behind Me Traditional||Ian Campbell||1:26|
|15||The Cutty Wren A.L. Lloyd||Ian Campbell||2:29|
|16||Leave Them a Flower Wally Whyton||Ian Campbell||2:27|
|17||Signature Tune Ian Campbell||Ian Campbell||0:57|