OP 117/118 Hold down a chord album

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Catalogue numberOP 117/118
Sleeve picturePicture cover to follow
TitleHold down a chord album
ArtistJohn Pearse
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeP
BBC OP TV label
Item deleted?Yes
BBC%20OP%20TV label
Distributed / printed byWest Brothers . Printers . Ltd.
Media typePrimary
Media genreMusic - Folk View all other tracks listed as Music - Folk.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesOP 117 BBC .: O :.
OP 118 BBC C ....
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What type of seller was used?Other online shop

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Front cover
Front cover of OP 117/118
Back cover
Back cover of OP 117/118
Label Label


Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Tuning up (Pitch pipes)
A2Chords of G, C, D7
A3Basic right hand scratch
A42/4, 4/4, 3/4 scratches (including illustration Duke of York)
A5Alternating basses
A6Chords of D, A7
A7Basic plicking 2/4, 4/4
A8Song illustration - Skip to my lou
B1Tuning up (Noting)
B2Waltz time pluck 3/4
B3Basic calypso slap
B4Basic calypso lick
B5Left hand damping
B6Forward picking
B7Ripple picking
Total length of media 0:00.

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John Pearse

Further information

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Later the shows were also recorded for television and the records and books became more widely available via record and book shops.

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