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Bob Roberts (1907 – 1982) was a British folk singer, songwriter, storyteller, bargeman, author, and journalist. He was the last captain of a British commercial vessel operating under sail, and brought to an end a centuries-old tradition. Working as a bargeman during the 1950s allowed Roberts to collect songs from bargemen and others he met along the East Anglian coast, which he added to his repertoire of his own songs. From the 1950s onwards, Roberts appeared in folk clubs and festivals… read more

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  • Avatar for headey
    Presuming track here http://www.last.fm/music/Various+Artists/The+Young+Irving+Berlin was a very different Bob Roberts! [track artist=Bob Roberts]International Rag[/track]
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    My hero... Bob Roberts - Thank you for the stories, the singing, the legend that is - RIP!

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