Peter T. Cork (1926-2012) teacher, composer, author, walker, friend ...

'Those Old Depression Blues'

In Act II of "Half-way up the Mountain", Scene 2 is set on Southend Pier where Eileen Aitkins, the leader of the Stepney Girls, sings this solo number.

  "Half-way up the Mountain" or "The Five Talismen" is a Musical Story of a quest in the Silver Jubilee Year of 1935 by Peter Cork.

It was performed by the pupils and staff of Clapham County School in July 1976.

The discovery of a concert programme and a reel-to-reel monophonic tape recording of 'A Concert of Music by Peter Cork', given at Walsingham School on Friday, 15th July 1977 at 7:30pm, provides us with an opportunity to listen to Peter Cork introducing 'Those Old Depression Blues'.

In this concert performance the part of Eileen Aitkin is sung by Naomi Dixon accompanied by the Walsingham School Orchestra.
  Just click on the appropriate triangular 'play symbol' to hear each of the recordings.

Introduction by Peter Cork

Those Old Depression Blues

editor: Peter J. Cosker Peter T. Cork updated: 03/01/2016