1. Thank Heaven For Little Gulls 2. Amazing Gracie 3. Dave the Jackal 4. The Flight of Oscar’s Underpants 5. The Angel Down the Allotment 6. Half a Crown a Week (co-written with Stan Brown) 7. Cecil The Seagull Gans up a Height 8. A Job Well Done 9. Saving for a Rainy Day 10. The Secret Life of Walter’s Boots 11. The Lion The Witch and the Warburtons 12. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way From The Crem 13. The Bethlehem Charabanc Trip 14. The Secret Life of Walter’s Mittens
Since starting Newcastle’s first folk club at Barras Bridge in 1958 and later at The Bridge Hotel, Johnny established himself as international ambassador of Geordie music and culture.
With his group The High Level Ranters he has travelled the world spreading Geordie humour and song.
During research for radio and TV, Johnny’s quest for the holy grail of Geordieland has taken many turns. His passionate desire to find the mystic town of Plodgeborough was his main motivation. After rambles over fell and shore, back lanes and pit heaps, he finally found the sacred place in the Fairly Truthful manuscripts of Gary Hogg.
Deciphered from the original and almost unintelligible documents, here, for the wider appreciation of the British public is Johnny’s first contribution to the archive.
Fairly Truthful Tyneside Tales CD
In Geordie Dialect
Written by Gary Hogg performed with piano accompaniment by Johnny Handle
Cheques Payable to:
Gary Hogg 8 AmberlyWay Blyth Northumberland NE24 3TA
Sound Samples by Johnny Handle (Click on the titles)