JOHNNY TODD

Latest update on 02/02/2015

Artist: Ewan MacColl, A.L. Lloyd & Harry Corbett
Author: traditional
Label: Topic
Year: 1955

Sea shantie collected by Frank Kidson who heard Liverpool children sing it in 1891.

Covers:

1957:

Ewan MacColl [on Row Bullies Row]

1960:

Bob Roberts [retired captain of the last commercial British seafaring sailship when Peter Kennedy frequently invited him in his BBC folk program As I Roved Out; Bob's sea shanties were reissued on Topic, Solent, Saydisc and La Chasse-Marée]

1960s:

Spinners [from Liverpool]

1960s:

Pete Seeger & Ewan MacColl [as a children's song]

1962:

Johnny Keating & his Orch. [as Theme from Z-Cars; top 10 UK]

1962:

Norrie Paramor [als Theme From Z-Cars]

1964:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [on The First Hurrah!, the album also holding their Rosin' The Bow (see there); Sarah Makem, Tommy's mother, was another frequent guest in Peter Kennedy's BBC folk program]

1967:

Bob Dylan & The Band [Basement tape]

A club song for Everton, Liverpool's second football team.

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