George Belton was a great Sussex singer, who was born in Oxted, Surrey in 1898, the youngest of five. He followed his father into farming and worked on farms in Surrey and Sussex, mainly with horses, throughout his life. The second half of his life was spent on farms around Chichester and he lived in retirement at Birdham.
He had a sizeable repertoire of songs which were mainly learned from his parents and other members of his family, but others that he had 'picked up along the way'. Traditional songs were the central part of his repertoire, but he also sang Victorian sentimental parlour ballads and Music Hall songs.
This CD is another of our 'complete recorded repertoire' releases, containing 27 songs - many of which are very full versions.