RE-ISSUED IN CD CASE WITH 64pp PDF BOOKLET ONLINE
GEORGE BLAKE'S LEGACY
FTCD 209 CD + 4pp Booklet
64pp revised/updated booklet PDF with notes, photos and song texts online
28 tracks over 70 minutes 2009
Tim Radford, who has a fine voice and a vast repertoire of traditional songs, is
an English born singer now living in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA.
On George Blake's Legacy Tim performs songs and recitations from the area of his birth The New Forest, Hampshire and from one man, George Blake.
Tim has long been interested in the songs collected in Hampshire 1905-09 by
Dr George B. Gardiner, and can be heard singing some of them on Folk Songs from Hampshire and Dorset. He has made a particular study of the songs of George Blake and on this recording presents songs, toasts and recitations all collected from Blake, a gardener who was born in the parish of Minstead, New Forest, Hampshire, in 1829, of whom Gardiner said: "Although 78 years of age, Blake was a very fine and intelligent singer."
All songs are unaccompanied except where indicated, with musical interludes
by the guest musicians: Jan Elliott on English Concertina and Tenor & Bass Recorders and Jeff Davis on Fiddle and Mandocello.