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Bill Smith - A Country Life
The recordings of Bill Smith were all made by his son, Andrew, over the period 1979 - 1983. They are, most importantly, perhaps the only available example of the completely unmediated repertoire of an ordinary countryman, from the centre of England, in the middle of the 20th century. Andrew wasn't a song collector, and didn't choose what to record and what to omit - he just recorded what Bill remembered
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