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Uncollected Folk – Roy Kerridge’s last column

Uncollected Folk In his valedictory Uncollected Folk column, ROY KERRIDGE imagines how future folk songs (if there are any) might sound To those highminded Victorians who took part in the literary discovery of folklore, it was a revelation to find … Continue reading

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Uncollected Folk – Roy Kerridge on Lonnie Donegan

Uncollected Folk ROY KERRIDGE remembers Lonnie Donegan Ill at ease in the playground of my new grammar school, I roamed aimlessly around for a while, then stood transfixed as I heard a boy break into song: “Railroad Bill, Railroad Bill, … Continue reading

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Roy Kerridge’s Uncollected Folk

Uncollected Folk ROY KERRIDGE The sleeve notes of an early Elvis Presley L.P. describe rock and roll as “commercial folk music”. This is not as far-fetched as it appears. Elvis used to be known as the Hillbilly Cat, and served … Continue reading

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