Songs of Seduction

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Rounder Records
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Recorded 1950–1956 by Seamus Ennis, Hamish Henderson, Wyn Humphries, Peter Kennedy, Alan Lomax, Sean O’Boyle
Original notes by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy; extended and revised by Peter Kennedy
A collection of ribald love songs, ballads, and melodies, recorded in pubs and at tinker encampments from the greatest traditional singers of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales of the time. In these songs the lusty spirit of Boccaccio and Chaucer tunefully lives on.

“Songs of Seduction is an important document of the musicians of the British Isles performing the music they love without shame.” —Peterborough Folk Music Society