Singles


7"   On Again! On Again!   EMI Records
02.1977   UK   EMI 2582
    ONE: On Again! On Again!   TWO: Rain On the Mountainside.
Both songs by Jake Thackray   Produced by Norman Newell.   Flesh and red EMI label.

7"   Lah-Di-Dah   Columbia Records
1968   UK   DB 8364
    ONE (7XCA.31326): Lah-Di-Dah.   TWO (xx): The Black Swan.

Jake Thackray
with Roger Webb and His Orchestra.

  Produced by Norman Newell.   Black and silver label with silver text.

7"   Country Boy   Columbia Records
11.02.1972   UK   DB 8858
    ONE (7YCA.33017): Country Boy (3.40)   TWO (7YCA.33018): Old Molly Metcalfe (3.39)
Both songs written by Jake Thackray   Arranged and conducted by Geoff Love, produced by Norman Newell.   Promotional copies have green labels with a large white "A" on the A side and come in a red and white paper die cut EMI "advertising" sleeve with red and white text.

7"   Remember Bethlehem   Columbia Records
xx.xx.1967   UK   DB 8296
    ONE (7XCA.31226): Remember Bethlehem   TWO: Joseph
        Black and silver Columbia label with silver text. Demonstration copies have green labels with a large white "A" on the A side and come in a red and white paper die cut EMI "advertising" sleeve with red and white text.

7"   Remember Bethlehem   Columbia Records
10.11.1972   UK   DB 8949
    ONE (7XCA.31226): Remember Bethlehem (The Intake School Carol)   TWO (7XCA.31227): Joseph
Both songs written by Jake Thackray   Jake Thackray (with the John McCarthy choir on side A), produced by Norman Newell and arranged by Geoff Love.   Green Columbia label. A side is a different version from the album release.

7"   Remember Bethlehem   Reagan Records
1967   UK?   ?
    ONE: Remember Bethlehem   TWO: Joseph

7"   La Di Da   Columbia/EMI/Pathe Marconi
196x   France   2 C 006-04402 M
  ONE: La Di Da (3.05)*   TWO: Le Cygne Noir (2.54) **
    * Music (Lah-Di-Dah) and Lyric Translation: Jake Thackray.   ** Music (The Black Swan): Jake Thackray, Lyric Translation: Boris Bergman.

7"   Remember Bethlehem   Sun International Corporation
1979   US   SUN-1148
    ONE: Remember Bethlehem   TWO: Silent Night [Performed by Shelby S. Singleton Junior, Bobby Smith and Orion E. Darriett.]
    Chocolate and mustard paper picture labels with chocolate text. Push out centre.
         
         

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The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.