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Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 12

Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 12

This wide-ranging recording includes "songs about ships, seafaring men, watery graves, card sharpers, a giant ram, an Indian scalping, and one edible rat." Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913–1991) played a major role in the folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s. He founded his own record label in 1955 in order to maintain artistic control over the sound quality, repertory, and style of his performances. His meticulously cultivated vocal and guitar styles, high tenor range, and studied delivery of poetic text attracted adoring audiences across North America and Europe. For an extended biography of Dyer-Bennet, written by his daughter, Bonnie, see the liner notes for SFW40078. Liner notes provide detailed information about each song.

Track Listing

101
Shallow Brown Richard Dyer-Bennet 1:15
102
The Drunken Sailor Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:00
103
The Eddystone Light Richard Dyer-Bennet 1:34
104
Hullabaloo Belay Richard Dyer-Bennet 1:31
105
The Mermaid Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:13
106
The Willow Tree Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:39
107
The Charleston Merchant Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:55
201
Peter Gray Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:34
202
The Roving Gambler Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:17
203
Billy Barlow Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:40
204
Australian Girls Richard Dyer-Bennet 1:13
205
Hanging Johnny Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:45
206
The Derby Ram Richard Dyer-Bennet 1:38
207
Plain Language from Truthful James Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:48

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