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Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl
Born: Jan 25, 1915 in Salford, England
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Died: Oct 22, 1989 in England
Genre: Folk, World
Biography: Ewan MacColl may well have been the most influential person in the British folk song revival. From his early manhood until his death in 1989, he remained passionately committed to folk, though not exclusively; he was also a poet, playwright, organizer, activist, songwriter, husband, and father. MacColl ...Read full biography
Blow Boys Blow
Released: 1960
Label: Tradition
Critics' Rating:
A phenomenal collection of sea shanties and sailing songs performed by two of Great Britain's most outstanding musicologists. MacColl recorded a great deal during his career, which is fortunate, though ...Read full review
The Ballad of John Axon
Released: 1965
Label: Topic Records
Critics' Rating:
The very first of the MacColl/Parker/Seeger radio ballads for the BBC, commemorating both a railwayman who died trying to stop his runaway train, and British railwaymen in general. The production itself ...Read full review
More Ewan MacColl albums: Main Albums (59), Compilations (17)
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