The Very Best of Jake Thackray (CD)

The Very Best of Jake Thackray (CD)

(EMI 5826512)


Released: April 2003

Words & Music : Jake Thackray

Track listing:
The Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker, The Lodger, Go Little Swale, The Ballad of Billy Kershaw, Lah-Di-Dah, The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington, It Was Only A Gypsy, Sister Josephine, Leopold Alcocks, Old Molly Metcalfe, On Again! On Again!, Rain On The Mountainside, Bantam Cock, Miss World, To Do With You, The Poor Sod, I Stayed Off Work Today, The Kiss, The Brigadier, The Hole, The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray.

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jake bbc dvd

The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon.

'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.