Ralph McTell (born Ralph May in Farnborough, England, 3 December 1944) is an English
singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player who has been an influential figure on the UK folk
scene since the 1960s.
Ralph McTell is probably best known for the song Streets of London which has been covered
by over two hundred artists around the world. In the 1980s he wrote and played songs for two
TV children's programmes, Alphabet Zoo which also featured Nerys Hughes, followed by
Tickle On The Tum featuring Jacqueline Reddin. Albums were also released from both
series. He also recorded the theme song to Cosgrove Hall's adaptation of The Wind in the
Willows with Keith Hopwood, and this was released as a single in 1984 after the series was
aired on ITV.
McTell's guitar style has been influenced by many of the USA's country blues guitar players
of the early 20th century, including Blind Blake, Blind Willie McTell and Robert Johnson.
1.Streets Of London
2.Mrs Adlam's Angels
3.Wino And The Mouse
5.Last Train And Ride
8.Kind Hearted Woman Blues
9.Bright And Beautiful Things
12.(My) Baby Keeps Staying Out All Night Long