Bubbling under: Streets of London (Ralph McTell)

Folk singer Ralph McTell (image credit) will always be linked to his one great success: the touching ballad Streets of London, which has been recorded more than 200 times by artists ranging from soul diva Aretha Franklin to the punk group Anti-Nowhere League. Five years after the release of the first acoustic version on the 1969 Spiral Staircase album, a re-recording of the song reached the #2 spot in the UK top40. This better-known version is the one I prefer myself.


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