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Set into Song is a book by Peter Cox published in 2008 that explores the Radio Ballads produced in 1958 to 1964 by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker,
Peggy Seeger, and published, and still available, from Topic records.
These were remarkable in putting working class music into an aural context of the time and also because they used sound collage techniques that were innovative at the time.

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The BBC revived the format in an updated version in 2006.

Radio Ballads 2006

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