Friday, July 25, 2008

Hard Cash



As I said over on the Mothership, Hard Cash was a television series that was never shown, because the Beeb and Maggie weren't getting on too well at the time. But here's some of the music, which is all about the horrors of work under various kinds of oppression.

1 is Mrs Rita, sung by June Tabor
2 is Work Life Out to Keep Life In: Martin Carthy has added an extra verse to this trad. song
3 is The Guernsey Kitchen Porter, by Michael Marra
4 is Good With My Hands, by Christine Collister and Clive Gregson


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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey treefrogdemon. Thanks for alerting me to your post. I like Mrs Rita, and really like Good with My Hands - she has a great voice. Never heard of her!

Dionysius

treefrogdemon said...

Hi Dionysius! Yes, Christine C is great - she used to sing with Richard Thompson's band in the 80s/90s. There's some of her on YouTube.

Anonymous said...

I've just remembered her voice from Life and Loves of a She-Devil!

Dionysius

treefrogdemon said...

That's her!

Shoegazer said...

Am looking foward to this as haven't heard June Tabor in ages.

goneforeign said...

TFD: Lovely set, really satisfying to hear 'modern' music like that. All new to me.

alimunday said...

Wonderful - June Tabor

steenbeck said...

Finally got a chance to listen, it's a dark and thundery Sunday, and the music seems to fit the mood. Beautiful. Thank you.

treefrogdemon said...

Well, thank YOU all - I'm so pleased with myself for getting the record again.