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Number 45

Alan Price - Jarrow Song (Warner Brothers K16372 - 1974)

Alan Price has always been a curious figure on the music scene, from his brief stint with The Animals, his own 1960s outfit The Alan Price Set, his collaboration with Georgie Fame and his film work with Lindsay Anderson. Price will also be remembered for his slightly drunken appearance in the Bob Dylan film Don't Look Back, filmed during Dylan's infamous 1966 British tour. In 1974 Price released one of his most enduring social comment songs, inspired by the 1936 Jarrow Marches, which my own grandfather was part of. Because of this, the Jarrow Song has always struck a chord with me, both as a celebration of the working class and also as a highly accessible piece of brass-led pop