MacColl, Parker and Seeger
Song of the Road: The Radio Ballads Vol 2
The building of the M1 motorway
Devised by Ewan MacColl, radio producer Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger, the "Radio-Ballads" series set out to crystallise in words & music the experience of different ways of life - the words being supplied not by actors but by the real occupants of those lives & jobs, whether miners, fishermen, boxers or teenagers. The 8 programs were first broadcast by the BBC from 1958-64. 6 of them were subsequently issued on LP but have been unavailable since the early '80s.
Volume 2 of the "Radio-Ballads" series tells the story of the making of the M1, Britain's first motorway. Among the songs Ewan MacColl created for this radio-ballad was "Hot Asphalt."
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