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Will be the fiddle tunes compiled by or connected with Adam Hill popular? Consider it in this manner: the mixed efforts of everybody else in the annals of music called Adam Hill, or everyone merely named Adam for example, wouldn’t even arrive close with regards to the amount of music which have been passed down with the generations and so are obtaining played, frequently. That last phrase is as essential as anything stated within the tavern forever apart from the cry for “last contact.” The Hill fiddle repertoire has been played, evening after night, program after session, most likely whenever a fiddle happens of the case in britain. Hill was among the great fiddlers in the Tyneside region through the middle-19th hundred years, the originator of flighty music such as for example “Hawk,” “Beeswing,” and many more. Of course, a very important factor which the fiddle repertoire appears to have in keeping from property to land may be the issue of authorship, using the period from the “professional music business” filled with web publishers and copyright just piling mountainous dilemma on to queries concerning exactly what is a Hill and what isn’t. Many music that are considered to possess originated using the fiddler will also be within the repertoires of Northumbrian pipers, directing to some wide-ranging influence for Hill. Recording performers frequently credit the fiddler as an arranger on music of questionable source, since legend provides it that Hill will make any tune appear to be his own. Oddly enough enough, Hill’s profession being a fiddler was completely golf swing circa 1850, once the Culture of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne started collecting Northumbrian musical compositions in earnest. But, since Hill’s actions in those days were contemporary, not really antique, the business disregarded him. Hill’s music provides even more historic details about enough time and stick it was created than historians have already been able to offer about the person himself. Music are called after folks of his period including “Jenny Lind,” although it is really a secure wager that “Adam Brown” isn’t in regards to the spirit singer, who have valued Hill’s fiddle melody entitled “The Privileges of Guy.” Horses like the “Traveling Dutchman” as well as the “Discovered Bitch” gallop through Hill’s musical place, transferring by “Blaydon Flats,” “The Cliff,” as well as the “ADVANCED Bridge” before halting for a munch on the lands around “The Pear Tree.” His music celebrate the normal folk, whether it’s “THE UNITED STATES Lass,” “The Gardener Lads,” or “The Hunter.” He also predicts another political concept such as for example “Free of charge Trade,” and “THE SWEETNESS” is the fact that there appears to be no summit to the Hill; researchers simply keep attributing increasingly more music to him, as certainly as “The Tide WILL COME IN.” With one tune actually known as “Random,” Hill appears accessible to fresh millennium youngsters — in the end, one unchanging simple truth is that “The Lads Like Ale.” Besides that, listeners who benefit from the musical surroundings of the English isles know of one factor: “Hillsides permanently.”

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Full Name James Hill
Died May 29, 1916, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Profession Businessperson
Education Rockwood Academy
Nationality American, Canadian
Children Louis W. Hill, Gertrude Hill Gavin, Clara Anne, Ruth Hill Beard, Mary Francis, Rachel Hill Boeckmann, Charlotte Elizabeth, Katherine Theresa
Parents Barry Hill, Barbara Hill
Music Songs Assam / Like a Bird, She's Still Got It, Hand Over My Heart, Ode To A Frozen Boot, Heart-shaped Tattoo, Uke Talk, If Wishes Were Horses, The Village Belle, Man With a Love Song, Song for Cheri, The Satisfactory Waltz, Indecision Rag, Any Old Lover, Voodoo Forever, Aloha, Obedience Blues, I'll Never Know, What Would You Have Me Do?, Oh! Susanna, You Should See Me Now, One Small Suite for 'Ukulele: I. Allegro Con Brio, Lovebirds, The Brightest Lights, Lying In Wait, Misirlou, Travelin' On, Down Rideau Canal, Tie One On, For So Long, Skipping Stone, Fleas My Dog Has, Gold Digger, One Small Suite for 'Ukulele: III. Vivace Giocoso
Albums The Old Silo, True Love Don’t Weep, Man With A Love Song, A Flying Leap, On the Other Hand, A Flyin Leap
Movies Born Free, A Study in Terror, Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, Black Beauty, Lunch Hour, The Belstone Fox, An Elephant Called Slowly, The Peking Medallion, The Dock Brief, The Home Made Car, Every Day's a Holiday, The Golden Head, The Man from O.R.G.Y., The Wild and the Free, The Hoodlum Saint, Shopping, Christian the Lion, Giuseppina, London Conspiracy, Journey into Darkness, The Clue of the Missing Ape, The Kitchen, A Journey for Jeremy, The Young Visiters, Owain Glendower, Prince of Wales, The Queen's Garden, The Mystery in the Mine, Peril for the Guy, Paper Chain, The Lions Are Free, Cold Comfort, Crackdown Big City Blues, The Man From Nowhere, The Marshall Plan At Work In Germany
TV Shows The Apprentice


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1 Donald Pleasence's character, Flight Lt. Colin Blythe, "The Forger" in The Great Escape (1963), was based on Hill.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alaska Kid 1993 TV Series 13 episodes
Worzel Gummidge Down Under 1987-1989 TV Series 13 episodes
Prospects 1986 TV Series 2 episodes
C.A.T.S. Eyes 1985 TV Series 3 episodes
The Young Visiters 1984
Owain Glendower, Prince of Wales 1983 TV Movie
Worzel Gummidge 1979-1981 TV Series 30 episodes
The Wild and the Free 1980 TV Movie
Dick Barton: Special Agent 1979 TV Series 1 episode
The Great Pram Race 1978 Documentary short
Focus on Sight 1977 Documentary short
The Queen's Garden 1977 Documentary
The New Avengers 1976 TV Series 2 episodes
The Man from Nowhere 1975
London Conspiracy 1974
The Tender Trap 1974 Documentary
The Belstone Fox 1973
The Persuaders! 1971 TV Series 1 episode
Black Beauty 1971
An Elephant Called Slowly 1970
The Man from O.R.G.Y. 1970
Light Entertainment Killers 1969 TV Movie
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City 1969
The Lions Are Free 1969 Documentary
Journey Into Darkness 1968 episode "Paper Dolls"
Journey to the Unknown 1968 TV Series 1 episode
The Avengers 1965-1968 TV Series 8 episodes
The Corrupt Ones 1967
The Specialist 1966 Short
Born Free 1966
A Study in Terror 1965
The Saint 1963-1965 TV Series 3 episodes
Gideon C.I.D. 1964 TV Series 1 episode
The Golden Head 1964 replaced during production
Seaside Swingers 1964
World in Action 1963 TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Home-Made Car 1963 Short
The Human Jungle 1963 TV Series 2 episodes
Trial and Error 1962
Lunch Hour 1961
A Sunday in September 1961 TV Movie documentary
The Kitchen 1961
Giuseppina 1960 Short
Mystery in the Mine 1959
Skyhook 1958 Documentary short
Cold Comfort 1957 Short
Peril for the Guy 1956
The New Explorers 1955 Documentary
The Clue of the Missing Ape 1953
The Stolen Plans 1952
A Journey for Jeremy 1949 Short
Apples from Your Garden 1946 Documentary short uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young Visiters 1984 producer
Worzel Gummidge 1979-1981 TV Series producer - 29 episodes
Dick Barton: Special Agent 1979 TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Great Pram Race 1978 Documentary short producer
The Queen's Garden 1977 Documentary producer
The World About Us 1973 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Jane Goodall and the World of Animal Behavior: The Wild Dogs of Africa 1973 TV Movie documentary producer
Christian the Lion 1971 Documentary producer
An Elephant Called Slowly 1970 producer
The Lions Are Free 1969 Documentary producer
The Home-Made Car 1963 Short producer
Giuseppina 1960 Short producer
Skyhook 1958 Documentary short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Worzel Gummidge Down Under 1989 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
The Young Visiters 1984 screenplay
Owain Glendower, Prince of Wales 1983 TV Movie
Mr. Selkie 1979 written by
The Great Pram Race 1978 Documentary short
The Queen's Garden 1977 Documentary
The Belstone Fox 1973
Black Beauty 1971 additional dialogue
Christian the Lion 1971 Documentary
An Elephant Called Slowly 1970 written by
The Lions Are Free 1969 Documentary writer
Seaside Swingers 1964 screenplay
The Home-Made Car 1963 Short writer
Giuseppina 1960 Short
Mystery in the Mine 1959 writer
Thunder in the Sun 1959 story
Skyhook 1958 Documentary short
Peril for the Guy 1956
The New Explorers 1955 Documentary
The Clue of the Missing Ape 1953 writer
The Stolen Plans 1952
A Journey for Jeremy 1949 Short
The Hoodlum Saint 1946
Keeping Company 1940 screen play - as James H. Hill

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lunch Hour 1961 composer: main theme
The New Explorers 1955 Documentary composer: calypso

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aircraft Today and Tomorrow 1947 Documentary short

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reach for the Sky 1956 second unit director

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young Visiters 1984 writer: "Seventeen Is a Pretty Age", " I Will Keep My Anger Down", "Gay Hussar, a Brave Hussar" - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Queen's Garden 1977 Documentary researcher

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Without Walls 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Christian the Lion 1971 Documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Avenging the Avengers 2000 Video documentary short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1963 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Special Prize: Short Film The Home-Made Car (1963)
1963 Youth Film Award - Honorable Mention Berlin International Film Festival Best Short Film Suitable for Young People The Home-Made Car (1963)
1961 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Documentary, Short Subjects Giuseppina (1960)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards 'Harlequin' (Drama/Light Entertainment) Worzel Gummidge (1979)
1981 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards 'Harlequin' (Drama/Light Entertainment) Worzel Gummidge (1979)
1980 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards 'Harlequin' (Drama/Light Entertainment) Worzel Gummidge (1979)
1967 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Born Free (1966)
1964 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects The Home-Made Car (1963)


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