By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Released in , at a time when Jake Thackray ‘s legend was at its lowest-ever ebb, Lah Di Dah was a barely noticed collection of 22 songs drawn from throughout the master’s EMI catalog, and truly highlighting many of his most memorable compositions. Topics Folk music Cult heroes. Family Tree Family Tree. Loading comments… Trouble loading? It is not the ultimate in Thackray collections — too many classics are absent for that no “Old Molly Metcalfe” or “The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker,” for example.

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He was also, as fellow singer Audrey Laurie thadkray, “into all things Yorkshire, like rugby and a pint”. That is art but not the lah di dah sort. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. In France, he absorbed the music of the chansoniers, notably George Brassens, with whom he became friends and formed a sporadic songwriting partnership.


He also made headway as a bona-fide chansonier elsewhere in Europe. For Fahey, the singer was unique, and the strength of his lyrics “breathtakingly strong”.

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He was not above placing a rhyme which might be expected at the end of a sentence in the middle, or even within a multisyllabic word, thus adding to the humorous effect. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. While some of his songs were little more than repeated series of notes, used to carry the words, Thackray was also capable of sturdy melodies, and overall reaction to his early broadcasts – delivered in a compellingly lugubrious baritone – was surprisingly gratifying.

Isobel Live Isobel Live. In later life Thackray and his wife Sheila settled at Monmouth; she survives him, with their three sons.

Obituary: Jake Thackray | Global | The Guardian

He pulled it off with ease. No tearing of hair, no wringing of hands, No sighs, no lack-a-days No woe-is-mes and none of your sad adieus. Country Bus Country Bus. Write a customer review. View Cart Proceed to checkout. On returning to Leeds, he taught for a further rhackray years, and moonlighted as a singing guitarist in local folk clubs and on radio programmes.

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Jake Thackray

His distinctive Yorkshire tones, gravelly voice and hangdog expression were combined with a reassuring mixture of classical and jazz chords. He moved to Lille in France where he taught English for a time, and became the unlikely disciple of the famous French chansonnier Georges Brassens.

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