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John Pearce

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I have only one example of the work of these two members of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, although I know that John Pearce also wrote "how to play" series on folk, blues and dulcimer (with accompanying gramaphone records).

see Songs Miss Pringle never taught us at
http://www.folktrax.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/menus/cassprogs/219.htm
Here are the more "earthy" songs for both male and female voices. Frank PURSLOW & John PEARSE - Frank selected the songs, neglected by educationalists, that had been noted by George Gardiner, the Hammond brothers and Cecil Sharp. They come mainly from the Hampshire area. John provided the accompaniment on guitar, lute, banjo & mandolin, and Frank sang and played both recorder & drum. Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, London in 1959

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Albums

no data T I T L E             DATE LABEL REFERENCE TYPE
RAP-A-TAP-TAP
Frank Purslow & John Pearce
1960 Folklore F-LEUT-1 LP






01    Rap A Tap Tap
02    The Bold Astrologer
03    The Tailors Breeches
04    Monday Morning
05    The Bunch of Nuts
06    Blow the Candle Out
07    The Butcher and the Parson
08    The Crabfish
09    The Bosun and the Tailor
10    The Friar in the Well
11    The Squire and the Chambermaid
12    Rag Fair
13    Rambleaway _young
14    The Sailors Frolic
15    The Sailor Cut Down
16    Whistle Daughter Whistle
17    Chilbridge Fair
18    The Shoemakers Kiss
A recording from The English Folk Dance and Song Society, with notes inserted in the record sleeve.

John Pearce (and Frank Purslow?) plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, recorder.

This album is subtitled English Folk Songs Miss Pringle Never Taught Us and deals with the erotic in English Folksong. For similar albums, see A Bird In The Bush and Down Among the Barley Straw.

The dulcimer LP cover      



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