Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Just Another Saturday Night: Sussex 1960 - An Introduction
The pubs, clustered in the central part of Sussex, in which Matthews made his recordings were The Abergavenny Arms (now closed) and the Cherry Tree, Copthorne; The Plough, Three Bridges (now a Sky Sports and Karaoke pub); The Oak Tree, Ardingly (now The Oak); Three Cups, Punnetts Town; and the Royal Oak at Milton Street (now renamed the Sussex Ox and on the cover of the 2013 Good Beer Guide). The renditions are given by George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Sarah Porter, George ‘Spike’ Spicer, Jim ‘Brick’ Harber, Harry Holman, Jim Wilson, Cyril Phillips, Lewis ‘Scan’ Tester, Louie Saunders, Jack Arnoll and Bill Agate.
For more detailed information on the singers, songs and the other pubs and clubs in which traditional singing took place, the CD liner notes can be accessed at http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/saturday.htm