Composed and performed by Keith Armstrong. All rights including Moral Rights reserved.
Art work by Keith Armstrong.

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Composed and Sung by Elaine Kolb
Recorded live on a cassette tape
Produced and re engineered by Keithy Armstrong

To learn more about the word ‘cripple’ go to http://www.slideshare.net/yourkamden/the-old-english-origin-of-the-word-cripple-revised-ke or https://www.academia.edu/3631339/The_Old_English_Origin_of_the_Word_Cripple_Revised_-_Keith_Armstrong

The song says it all. A great acoustic song sung and composed by Elaine Kolb. A rare recording.
It was recorded on an audio cassette and re-engineered by Keith Armstrong.


The cut show was performed and recorded at Riverside studio 38 years ago in 1976.
While the recording is not perfect and you might not get all of the references it still shows its relevance to British austerity politics today.
I must comment on certain aspects of it.
In the song about racism it refers to 6 million Jews dying in the second world war. The war crimes tribunal guesstimated that 12 million people died in the concentration camps of which 6 million were Jewish..and 6 million is a much quoted figure.
However many more Jews were slaughtered in the second world war under the rule of hitler and under his orders. And apart from the jews who were killed many millions of others were killed; Jewish civilians, LGBT,trade unionists,the Roma, at least 10,000 disabled people were also gassed at the outset of the Holocaust as well as many other conscientious people.
Scapegoating is a terrible way of hiding the true nature of this political device.
The cut show predicted a scapegoating of coal miners and afterwards John Major used single mothers as a source for all the problems of the world while the Cameron- Clegg axis are currently scapegoating disabled people with over 2000 fatalities.
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Buddy Bounds 1939-2014. RIP A jazz trumpeter who also wrote arrangements for Roy Orbison. The video shows Buddy Bounds performing with his band ’ Explosion’ at Oval House, Lambeth, London
in 1982. This video is possibly the only video available on the Internet.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Ever wondered on Flickr.Ever wondered why politicians do not take the needs of Disabled people seriously?

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Ever wondered why politicians do not take the needs of Disabled people seriously?