Ralph McTell is an English singer-songwriter and acoustic guitar player who has been an influential figure on the UK folk music scene since the s. "Streets of London" is a song by Ralph McTell, who first recorded it for his album Spiral Staircase. It was not released in the United Kingdom as a. First recorded in , the song at one point sold 90, copies a day and has been covered by more than artists. It also won Ralph an Ivor. Ralph McTell calls Streets of London the “blip in his graph”. It's by far his most successful, best-known and loved song, one that has inspired. Ralph McTell - Ralph McTell - The Original Ralph McTell - Transatlantic Records - - Music. Particularly like Ralph McTell's voice and the song lyrics and the score, particularly Zimmerman Blues, Cowboy, Streets of London, Michael in the Garden. Ralph "McTell" May entered the English stage as an old-fashioned acoustic folksinger a` la Woody Guthrie with the albums Eight Frames A Second. Ralph McTell is touring his new album Hill of Beans. Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, it is Ralph's first album of original material. Ralph McTell is touring his new album 'Hill of Beans'. Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, it is Ralph's first album of original material for 9 years. Ralph McTell originally released White Dress written by Ralph McTell and Dave Swarbrick and Ralph McTell released it on the album Slide Away the Screen in.