> Folk Music > Records > The Kipper Family

The Kipper Family

Henry and Sid Kipper [Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden]
Henry and Sid Kipper
[Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden]

The Kipper family of Trunch, Norfolk have retained a store of their own, idiosyncratic repertoire of English folk songs which remained undiscovered until the 1980s, when Henry Kipper (then in his later years) and his 40-something son Sid discovered somehow the folk club revival circuit, and started performing their songs in rather hesitant, unaccompanied fashion, complete with regional (Norfolk) background material. Some (most) of the songs seemed oddly familiar—such as Dido Fido, The Wild Mounting Thyme and Uncle Tom Cobbley Can't Come. With the passage of time they seemed to have the uncanny ability to “remember” yet more songs. Eventually they remembered a complete opera (The Crab Wars). By the 1990s, old Henry Kipper had retired and Sid Kipper was carrying on alone… In reality the Kippers are/were Chris Sugden and Dick Nudds (Kipper being most likely an affectionate borrowing from Copper).

[Tony Rees]

Links

Acknowledgements

Garry Gillard thanks Tony Rees for most of the data.

> Folk Music > Records > The Kipper Family: Since Time Immoral

Since Time Immoral

The Kipper Family: Since Time Immoral (Dambuster DAM 005)

Since Time Immoral
The Kipper Family

Dambuster Records DAM 005 (LP, UK, 1984)
Dambuster Records DAM CD 005 (CD, UK, 2001)

Whistling Monologue / Wind That Blows
The Kipper Family

Dambuster Records DAMS 305 (single, UK, 1984)

The Kipper Family: Since Time Immoral (Dambuster DAM CD 005)
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Recorded on location, somewhere or other, near Trunch, Norfolk, England by the Dambuster mobile recording unit;
Produced by Richard Digance, engineered by Dave Bubb;
The Company: Sid and Henry Kipper, with family and friends: Annie, Dot, George, Kevin and Len Kipper, Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden—and the vicar;
George Kipper appears courtesy of HM Prisons.

(P) Dambuster Records 1970 (Note that this is the epoch in the UNIX world!)

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Introduction by Henry and Sid Kipper (0.40)
  2. Not Sixteen Till Sunday (2.10)
  3. The Male Female Highwayman (3.56)
  4. The Unlaid Maid (3.22)
  5. The Cricket Match (2.38)
  6. All on the Shore (The Body) (2.29)
  7. Hollow Ground (2.49)
  8. Dido, Fido (3.11)
  1. The Whistling Monologue (1.34)
  2. The Village P.I.M.P. (4.37)
  3. Poor Old Cow (1.57)
  4. To Be a Pharmacist (3.27)
  5. Adieu You Pretty Nancy (4.15)
  6. A Lightweight Dirge (4.54)

Note to Not Sixteen Till Sunday

This song obviously predates the many printed versions of a superficially similar song, Seventeen Come Sunday. Here, though, the reason for the inclusion of the girl's age is quite clear—obviously earlier collectors and publishers found the idea of a song about under-age sex too much for their prissy sensibilities, and “improved” it almost out of all recognition. The refrain, too, is rescued from the nonsense of Victorian sensibility to something much more meaningful. A full analysis is not possible here, but it should be noted that rhubarb is traditionally an aphrodisiac—“that get you going,” says Henry—while the fiddle is a well known sexual referent, as in Jack Onion, who fiddled so badly that the girls all wept.

Note

Just when you thought there were no great traditional singers to find in England, along comes the Kipper Family (Henry and his up and coming son Sid) singing songs from the rarely heard tradition of Trunch in Norfolk. Unaccompanied they sing unique versions of traditional songs - Not Sixteen Till Sunday, The Unlaid Maid, All on the Shore, The Village P.I.M.P., and of course, their masterpiece Dido Fido which is passing into the tradition—not surprising when you consider the beauty of the lyrics:

There was Dido, Fido, Bonzo and Rex,
Rover and Lassie and Spot,
There was Butch, there was Candy,
There was Patch and there was Sandy,
These were the dogs what I had got.

Sheer poetry! A satirical classic!

(Thanks to F. S. for the note.)

> Folk Music > Records > The Kipper Family: The Ever Decreasing Circle

The Ever Decreasing Circle

The Kipper Family: The Ever Decreasing Circle (Dambuster DAM 012)

The Ever Decreasing Circle
The Kipper Family
with the New Trunch Coronation Band

Dambuster Records DAM 012 (LP, UK, 1985)
Dambuster Records DAMCD012 (CD, UK, 2005)

The Kipper Family: The Ever Decreasing Circle (Dambuster DAMCD 012)
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Recorded at a variety of locations, including the Parish Church of St. Just-outside-Trunch, the Old Goat, and the Front Parlour (courtesy of Mrs. Dot Kipper), by the Dambuster mobile recording studio.
Produced by Richard Digance and engineered by Dave Bubb
Sid and Henry Kipper are joined, instrumentally, by the New Trunch Coronation Band and, vocally, by the Trunch Glee Club, the regulars of the Old Goat Inn, George, Len, Dot, Kevin and Annie Kipper, and the Vicar.

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Thirty Days (0.05)
  2. Rusty Cold Farmer (3.31)
  3. The Turning of the Year (0.08)
  4. The Trunch Wassail Song (2.08)
  5. Valentine Rhyme (0.13)
  6. The Losing of the Whale (4.50)
  7. Easter Week (0.22)
  8. The Southrepps May Song (2.54)
  9. Derby Day (0.08)
  10. Creeping Ivy (2.40)
  11. The Wild Mounting Time (4.12)
  1. The Glorious Twelfth (0.15)
  2. Bald General Coote (4.19)
  3. Plough the Fields and Scatter (0.09)
  4. Harvest Away (3.32)
  5. Summer Is a Going Out (0.10)
  6. Joan Sugarbeet (3.26)
  7. Remember, Remember (0.13)
  8. Spencer the Wild Rover (2.46)
  9. No Ale (0.11)
  10. The Poacher's Christmas (5.56)
  11. Happy New Year (0.06)

Note to Spencer the Wild Rover

The discovery that two pages of Billy Kipper's old song book had become stuck together has raised more questions than it has answered. When did they get stuck together, and, more importantly, how? Is the entire Kipper repertoire the result of pages getting stuck together? Such questions are better left to experts in matters adhesive. The fact is, however, that anyone who regarded Sid and Henry as simple, innocent rustics must now think again. It is quite clear that they are also enthusiastic and methodical researchers into their local traditions. With loving care and old rabbit-skinning knife Sid prised the errant pages apart and discovered this little gem. The big question now is how such an unusual song found its way into the Trunch tradition in the first place. According to Henry there is a story that it was first sung in the middle of the last century by Ephraim Kipper, who suffered from what might now be described as schizophrenia. Other favourites of his, such as Pretty Nancy Usher's Well and Cruising All Around My Hat are now, sadly, lost.

(from the record sleeve notes)

Note

Those loveable bastions of the Norfolk singing tradition are back with another selection of singular Trunch variants of traditional English songs. Unlike their first a cappella album they are joined by the famed New Trunch Coronation Band which features such superb musicians as Tony Hall, melodeon (a brilliant musician who has been absent from record for too long), Pennie Harris, hammered dulcimer, Tim Laycock, concertina, and Ursula Park, cello. Here we have our first chance to hear such classic songs as The Rusty Cold Farmer, The Losing of the Whale, The Southrepps May Song, Bald General Coote, The Wild Mounting Time, Joan Sugarbeet, the amazing Spencer The Wild Rover, and others.

(Thanks to F. S. for the note.)

> Folk Music > Records > The Kipper Family: The Crab Wars

The Crab Wars

The Kipper Family: The Crab Wars (Dambuster DAM 017)

The Crab Wars
A Ballad Opera of the Olden Times, As Remembered By Sid and Henry Kipper

The Kipper Family

Dambuster Records DAM 017 (2 LP, UK, August 1986)
Dambuster Records DAM CD 017 (CD, UK, 19xx)

The Kipper Family: The Crab Wars (Dambuster DAMCD 017)
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This is a parody on Peter Bellamy's Ballad Opera The Transports. Note that Chris Sugden sang The Ballad of Norwich Gaol in the role of The Convict on Free Reed's 2004 re-recording of The Transports.

All titles written and composed by Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden, published by Dambuster Music;
Recorded at Dambuster Studios;
Produced by Richard Digance and Dave Bubb;
Except The Mason's a Prune (trad. arr. Sanders), recorded at Woodworm Studios, Barford St. Michael, Oxfordshire;
Sleeve design and artwork by Molly Nudds;
Sleeve insert by Chris Sugden

The Cast

The Prologue: Ashley Hutchings;
The Narrator: John Kirkpatrick;
Captain Upspoke: Shep Woolley;
Belle Bow: Cathy Lesurf;
Admiral Ben Bow: Martin Carthy;
Cromeo: Mick Graves;
Sheriet: Sarah Graves;
The Bosun: Tim Laycock;
The Parson: Phil Beer;
The Town Crier: Peter Bellamy

Incidental Music

by the Cast,
plus
John Smith,
Richard Digance,
Gary Carpenter, and
Fairport Convention

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Sid and Henry arrive (0.49)
    at the Old Goat
  2. Come All You (Overture) (0.16)
    John Smith: mandolins
  3. The Prologue (2.55)
    Ashley Hutchings
  4. Come All You (3.14)
    John Kirkpatrick: vocals, button accordion, concertina and bass concertina
  5. Sid's round (1.30)
  6. Upspoke's Dream (2.19)
    Shep Wooley: vocals; Dave Bubb, Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden: chorus
  7. Henry and Sid get some out (1.34)
  8. I Wish I Was Plural No More (2.14)
    Martin Carthy: vocals and acoustic guitar; Cathy Lesurf: vocals
  9. Sid shuts up (1.13)
  10. Oh! It's Hard (2.38)
    Mick Graves: vocals and fiddle; Sarah Graves: vocals and concertina
  11. Oh! It's Hard (Reprise) (1.03)
    Mick Graves: fiddle; Sarah Graves: concertina; John Smith: electric guitar; Richard digance: acoustic guitar
  1. Jolly Boasting Weather (3.22)
    Tim Laycock: vocals and concertina; Dave Bubb, Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden: chorus
  2. Henry finds talking thirsty work (2.30)
  3. Lost and Foundered (3.23)
    John Kirkpatrick: vocals and melodeon
  4. Henry doesn't mind if he does (0.34)
  5. The Parson Knows (2.37)
    Phil Beer: vocals; Dave Bubb, Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden: chorus
  6. All Washed Up (2.27)
    Mick Graves: vocals
  7. Sid discusses (1.00)
    a matter of convenience
  8. Brave Old World (3.14)
    Sarah Graves: vocals; Gary Carpenter: Yamaha DX7
Side 3Side 4
  1. Here Is the News (1.37)
    Peter Bellamy: vocals
  2. Henry's a bit short (1.00)
  3. Belle's On Her Toes (3.03)
    Cathy Lesurf: vocals
  4. Sealed With a Curse (4.45)
    Martin Carthy and Shep Woolley: vocals
  5. Sid explains himself (1.55)
  6. Ninety-Eight Not Out (3.24)
    Tim Laycock: vocals and concertina; Phil Beer: mandolins
  7. Henry gets what he deserves (1.21)
  8. Here Is the News (II) (1.33)
    Peter Bellamy: vocals
  9. The Mason's A Prune (1.10)
    Fairport Convention: Dave Pegg: bass; Dave Mattacks: drums; Simon Nicol: guitar; Ric Sanders: fiddle; Maartin Allcock: mandoline
  1. The Leaving Of Sheringham (3.26)
    Sarah Graves: vocals; Gary Carpenter: Yamaha DX7; Mick Graves, Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden: chorus
  2. Here Is the News (III) (1.04)
    Peter Bellamy: vocals
  3. Herny confuses the issue (3.18)
    by explaining things
  4. In With the In-Breed (2.00)
    John Kirkpatrick: vocals
  5. In With the In-Breed (Reprise) (1.50)
    John Kirkpatrick: button accordion
  6. Sid loses count (0.43)
  7. Fall Down (3.18)
    Mick Graves: vocals; Sarah Graves: vocals and concertina; Phil Beer, Dick Nudds and Chris Sugden: chorus
  8. A Narrator's Life (2.04)
    John Kirkpatrick: vocals and button accordion
  9. Fall Down (Reprise) (1.25)
    Sarah Graves: concertina; Mick Graves: vocals; Phil Beer and Richard Digance: acoustic guitars
  10. Henry comes clean (1.11)
    in the rain on the way home

Unfortunately the CD reissue misses tracks 15-16 and 28 even though the CD sleeve still claims Fairport Convention to perform.

> Folk Music > Records > The Kipper Family: Freash Yesterday

Fresh Yesterday

The Kipper Family: Fresh Yesterday (Dambuster DAM 020)

Fresh Yesterday
The Kipper Family
Live in Trunch

Dambuster Records DAM 020 (LP, UK, 1988)
Dambuster Records DAM CD 020 (CD, UK, 19??)

The Kipper Family: Fresh Yesterday (Dambuster DAM CD 020)
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Tracks

  1. Uncle Tom Cobbley Can't Come (7.34)
  2. Big Musgrave (6.53)
  3. The Seven Deadly Sins (7.12)
  4. Bored of the Dance (5.32)
  5. Yes Sir, Yes (6.20)
  6. The Old Irishman (4.07)
  7. One Drunken Maiden (3.05)
  8. My Grandfather's Cock (6.41)
  9. The Bloke Who Came Home Broke from Cromer Bingo (8.10)

> Folk Music > Records > The Kipper Family: Arrest These Merry Gentlemen

Arrest These Merry Gentlemen

The Kipper Family: Arrest These Merry Gentlemen (Dambuster DAM 022)

Arrest These Merry Gentlemen
The Kipper Family

Dambuster Records DAM 022 (LP, UK, 1989)
Dambuster Records DAM CD 022 (CD, UK, 19??)

The Kipper Family: Arrest These Merry Gentlemen (Dambuster DAMCD 022)
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Produced at Blue Strike Studios, Harrogate, by Chris Sugden.

With Bridget Bream, Briony Bream, Derek Bream, Sharon Cockle, Annie Kipper, George Kipper, Henry Kipper, Kevin Kipper, Sid Kipper, The Lyng Singers, Rory McLoud, S.E. Rowdie, Flaco Spratt, Tiger Trout.

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Arrest These Merry Gentlemen (2.25)
  2. Thanks a Lot, God (4.48)
  3. Northrepps Twelfth Night Song (2.05)
  4. The Awful Story of Black Shag (3.10)
  5. Oh Little Town of Gimingham (4.00)
  6. The Roots of the Blues (4.17)
  7. Anna Ingram's Sister (2.40)
  8. Ring Out Wild Jingle Bells (3.26)
  1. Awayday (3.23)
  2. I Know What I Believe (3.38)
  3. That Was Christmas Eve (2.49)
  4. The Disabled Seaman (2.48)
  5. Underwood's Milk (3.45)
  6. The Ivy and the Holly (2.10)
  7. The Trunch A to Z (3.00)
  8. Christmas Collapso (2.29)
  9. We Wish You a Merry Xmas (2.42)

Note

There's no one else quite like The Kipper Family (who said “thank goodness”) and their rendings, er renderings of traditional songs from around their home village of Trunch. As the liner notes so succinctly point out “For those who admire the old style of singing, Sid & Henry Kipper have become something of a cult. For those who don't, of course, they haven't.” On this collection they perform mostly Christmas songs and stories and are joined for the festivities by various friends and enemies including The Rev Derek Bream, Bridget Bream, Annie Kipper (Miss), The St Just-Near-Trunch Handbell Ringers and others. Besides the title song they perform other seasonal ditties like Thanks A Lot, God, Oh Little Town Of Gimingham, Ring Out Wild Jingle Bells, That Was Christmas Eve, The Ivy & The Holly, Christmas Collapso, and others. You have been warned! (FS)

Thanks for this note to: [have to find this site again]

> Folk Music > Records > The Kipper Family: In the Family Way

In the Family Way

The Kipper Family: In the Family Way (Dambuster DAM CD 023)

In the Family Way
The Kipper Family

Dambuster Records DAM 023 (LP, UK, 1991)
Dambuster Records DAM CD 023 (CD, UK, 199?)

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Recorded at Box Cottage, St. Just-near-Trunch, Norfolk by Blue Strike Recorders, Harrogate;
Engineered by Will Jackson;
Produced by Chris Sugden

Tracks

  1. Walsingham Matilda (4.12)
  2. Peculiar Ale (3.11)
  3. (Do) The Rock of Ages (3.51)
  4. Probably Not (3.47)
  5. We Did It Sideways (3.38)
  6. Fowl Jimmy (4.15)
  7. Jam Tomorrow (3.05)
  8. Yarmouth Races (2.54)
  9. Are You Dry? (3.07)
  10. Cheap Day Return to Hemsby (2.57)
  11. The Punnet of Strawberries (4.27)
  12. The Trousers in Between (2.02)
  13. The Bonny Spotted Cuckoo (3.01)
  14. We're Norfolk and Good (3.38)
  15. Daises Up (5.44)

> Folk Music > Records > Sid Kipper: Like a Rhinestone Ploughboy

Like a Rhinestone Ploughboy

Sid Kipper: Like a Rhinestone Ploughboy (Leader LERCD2115)

Like a Rhinestone Ploughboy
Sid Kipper

Leader Records LERCD2115 (CD, UK, 1993)

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Like a Rhinestone Ploughboy was originally broadcast by Trunch Wireless. This recording is reproduced without their permission;
Produced by Chris Sugden;
Engineered by Will Jackson;
Digitally remistressed by Blue Strike Recording, Harrowgate;
All songs copyright Chris Sugden, except Folk Roots '66, The Bloody Wars, and The Twenty Pound Frog, for which Dick Nudds must share some responsibility.

Musicians

Sid Kipper, vocals, guitar, accordion, scallops, gob iron, trombone, stylophone, pan-european pipes, walnut shells, bass walnut shells, animal noises, trunch blowpipe and fiddle;
Linda Herring and Cocklesdale (Val Marlin, John O'Hake and Graham Perch): additional vocals

Tracks

  1. Sid (0.21)
  2. The Old, Waily, Windy Knight (4.35)
  3. Sid (0.10)
  4. The Innocent Dodo (3.11)
  5. Sid (0.06)
  6. The Bodyline Collapso (5.27)
  7. Sid (0.12)
  8. The Bloody Wars (2.40)
  9. Sid (0.06)
  10. The Twenty Pound Frog (3.53)
  11. Sid (0.19)
  12. The Stack of Domies (4.25)
  13. Sid (0.08)
  14. Gobblers in the Garden (3.49)
  15. Sid (0.12)
  16. All Things Are Quite Equal (4.28)
  17. Sid (0.08)
  18. The Stick of Rhubarb (3.42)
  19. Folk Roots '66 (2.22)
  20. Sid (0.07)
  21. Jack Onion (4.48)
  22. Sid (0.12)
  23. The Song of the E.U. (4.05)
  24. Sid (0.21)

> Folk Music > Records > Sid Kipper with Dave Burland: Boiled in the Bag

Boiled in the Bag

Sid Kipper with Dave Burland: Boiled in the Bag (Leader LERCD2118)

Boiled in the Bag
(Songs from the Old Goat)
Sid Kipper with Dave Burland

Leader Records LERCD2118 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Produced by Chris Sugden;
Engineered by Calum and Dave Bulmer

Musicians

Sid Kipper, walnut shells, accordion, guitar, whistle, English bodhrán, harmonica, vocals;
Dave Burland, guitar, vocals

Tracks

  1. Allan Barber (3.10)
  2. Bobby Dazzler (2.11)
  3. Hay! Do the Morris (3.38)
  4. The Roughton Wriggle Song (1.59)
  5. The Muntons of Moorgate (2.42)
  6. The Bonny Heavy Plough Horse (2.57)
  7. The Shoals of Whiting (3.00)
  8. A Jimmy Kipper Muddley (3.52)
  9. We Will Rob You (2.24)
  10. Shepherd of the Ups (1.53)
  11. Death or Glory Wassail (3.16)
  12. The Knapton White Hare (1.45)
  13. The Prince of Whales (2.07)
  14. Murder at the Red Barndance (2.45)
  15. The Mild Rover (3.52)
  16. Breasting the Waves (3.02)
  17. Combing the Mane (2.23)
  18. The Harvest Moan (3.53)
  19. The Wraggle Taggle Travellers-Oh (3.22)

> Folk Music > Records > Sid Kipper: Spineless

Spineless

Spineless
Sid Kipper

Leader Records LER 2119 (cass, UK, 1997)

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Sid Kipper, with a little help from Rev Derek Bream and Chris Sugden.

An innovative album of story telling, linked by a monologue from Sid recorded in the Old Goat Inn, St Just-near-Trunch.
Produced by Nick Patrick of Boom Media.

Tracks

  1. The Case of the Cuckoos Nest
  2. The Headless Horseman of Happisburgh
  3. Crackers for Fanny
  4. Sir Wayne, the Green Knight
  5. Piering Out to Sea
  6. The Lesson of Len's Lorry
  7. The Story of Saint Nick of Trunch
  8. The Digression of the Three Gruff Billy Goats
  9. The Trunch Flitch
  10. The Voyage of the Golden Behind
  11. Phyllis Ferret's Big Day
  12. The Horrible History of the Harry Celeste
  13. How The Turkey Got His Gobble
  14. The Sirens of Scroby Sands
  15. Cleverclogs & the 3 Bears

> Folk Music > Records > Sid Kipper: East Side Story

East Side Story

Sid Kipper: East Side Story (Leader LERCD2120)

East Side Story
Sid Kipper

Leader Records LERCD2120 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Produced by Chris Sugden;
Engineered by Calum Bulmer;
All titles copyright Chris Sugden

Tracks

  1. East Side Story (0.23)
  2. The Belles of St Just (1.43)
  3. Lord Hardwick (3.53)
  4. Hard As Oak (0.33)
  5. Wighton Walnut Song (3.10)
  6. Times of the Rigs (2.55)
  7. London Spurning (0.30)
  8. Haul the Deck (3.06)
  9. Queensbury Rules, OK (2.40)
  10. A Runton Rousaby (0.12)
  11. Talking Postman Blues (2.30)
  12. Knock Down, Knock Down For Jesus (3.03)
  13. Narborough Fair (0.52)
  14. Where Have All the Cauliflowers Gone? (2.33)
  15. Polly on the Floor (3.05)
  16. Pretty Penny-Oh (3.05)
  17. The Hard Times of Old Buckenham (1.00)
  18. The Bold Low Way Man (3.31)
  19. The Wide Miss Audrey (2.20)
  20. The Sailor in Diss Dress (2.58)
  21. Old King Cod (0.12)
  22. The Old Lamb Sigh (3.01)
  23. Haddiscoe Maypole Song (0.42)
  24. Down, Duvet Down (3.17)
  25. The Farmer's Crumpet (3.30)
  26. Weeds of the Wood (0.41)
  27. Way Down in the Bayeux Tapestry (2.48)
  28. East Side Story (0.23)

> Folk Music > Records > Sid Kipper: Cod Pieces

Cod Pieces

Sid Kipper: Cod Pieces (Leader LERCD2121)

Cod Pieces
Sid Kipper

Leader Records LERCD2121 (CD, UK, 2002)

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Recorded on location in St Just-near-Trunch by Calum Bulmer;
Produced by Chris Sugden;
Sleeve design by Andy Northing, with notes by Chris Sugden and Sid Kipper;
Cover picture by Terence Loan

Tracks

  1. Big Dick of Whittington (4.29)
  2. Ship Fashion and Bristol Shaped (2.42)
  3. Sleeping Beauty and the Beast (9.17)
  4. Bunfight at the OK Chorale (4.56)
  5. Christmas With Carol (3.59)
  6. Mutiny on the Bouncy (7.03)
  7. Derek's Third Letter to the Truncheons (1.52)
  8. The Romance of Rumpled Stiltskin O'Bugger (8.02)
  9. Flora and Fauna (1.41)
  10. Pathetic (6.20)
  11. The Pied Blowpiper of Kings Lynn (4.30)
  12. The Ugly Sisters (8.24)
  13. A Partly Political Broadcast for Bigots Against Tolerance (2.42)
  14. My Bootiful Mawther (7.03)

> Folk Music > Records > Sid Kipper: Chained Melody

Chained Melody

Sid Kipper: Chained Melody (Leader LERCD2122)

Chained Melody
Sid Kipper performs
The Songs of George Kipper

Leader Records LERCD2122 (CD, UK, 2003)

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Recorded at The Olde Filling Station, Swafield, by Calum Bulmer;
Produced, in his absence, by Chris Sugden;
Sleeve design by Andy Northing, with notes by Chris Sugden

Tracks

  1. The Gimmingham Idiot's Song (0.19)
  2. The Writes of Man (1.55)
  3. Dirty Old Man (0.26)
  4. Grey is the Colour (2.02)
  5. Shut Up, Little Baby (0.29)
  6. Biker Bill (2.49)
  7. To Be a Milkman (0.29)
  8. Man of Convictions (3.05)
  9. Searching for Songs (0.17)
  10. The Sisters of Percy (2.01)
  11. The Sperm Bank of Life (0.20)
  12. The Drag Hunt (2.33)
  13. Winterton Wassup Song (0.22)
  14. The Happy Clappy Chappy (2.03)
  15. There Is No Tavern in the Town (0.18)
  16. Rolling Drunk (4.29)
  17. I Know a Young Lady (0.10)
  18. I Love Not Where I Live (2.58)
  19. The Outrageous Night (0.40)
  20. Hate Story (2.32)
  21. Old Rhyme (0.12)
  22. The Dumpling Song (3.00)
  23. The False Bridegroom (0.19)
  24. The Cruel She (2.53)
  25. For He's a Jolly Good Felon (0.11)
  26. Open Prison Blues (2.09)
  27. Skipping Rhyme (0.06)
  28. The Illiterate's Alphabet (2.47)
  29. Dashed Company (0.24)
  30. This Is My Land (2.39)
  31. As With Gladys (0.27)
  32. Cool Yule (2.38)
  33. Unpleasant and Frightful (0.24)
  34. Deadly Dick's (2.12)
  35. The Gimmingham Idiot's Song (0.22)
  36. The Weeds of Love (2.33)

> Folk Music > Records > Sid Kipper: In Season

In Season

Sid Kipper: In Season (Leader LEKCD2125)

In Season
Sid Kipper

Leader Records LEKCD2125 (CD, UK, 2007)

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Recorded and mixed at Brook Row Studio by Mike Hockenhull;
Produced by Chris Sugden;
All words and music copyright Chris Sugden;
Incidental songs recorded by Gleesome Gimingham;
Photo by Genevieve Tudor and Allan Price—with thanks;
Sleeve notes by Chris Sugden;
Mr Kipper's elocution was trained by Augustus Swineherd.

Tracks

  1. New Year (1.03)
  2. Love Divining (1.39)
  3. January (1.17)
  4. Willing to Woo (2.33)
  5. February (0.57)
  6. By the Cobblers (2.36)
  7. March (1.15)
  8. Moo Cows Poo (2.19)
  9. April (0.59)
  10. Bed and Bawd (3.24)
  11. May (0.54)
  12. Rue-the-Day (2.37)
  13. June (1.14)
  14. On Wedlock Edge (2.19)
  15. July (1.16)
  16. The Whaleman's Complaint (3.32)
  17. August (0.48)
  18. The Festive Harvestall (2.12)
  19. September (1.22)
  20. Arrivederci Cromer (3.34)
  21. October (0.53)
  22. The Three Sisters (2.58)
  23. November (1.01)
  24. A Larling Lullaby (2.34)
  25. December (1.29)
  26. Turkey in the Door (2.33)
  27. Old Year's Night (0.55)
  28. The Winterton Wassup Song (3.05)
  29. The Spheres Spin On (0.23)
  30. So Tearfully Round (2.30)
  31. The End (0.16)

> Folk Music > Records > The Kipper Family: Two-Faced

Two-Faced

The Kipper Family: Two-Faced (Dambuster DAM CD 024)

Two-Faced
Unreleased Gems of
The Kipper Family

Dambuster Records DAM CD 024 (CD, UK, 2011)

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Recorded live “here, there and everywhere”;
Mastered at Brook Row Studios by Mike Hockenhull;
Produced by Chris Sugden except [14] produced by Richard Digance;
Sleeve design by Caroline Mickina

Tracks

  1. “Here we all are then” (0.55)
  2. De'Ath and The Lady – “You don't want to worry” (6.08)
  3. Kippers and Bloaters – “Now I'd like to sing” (6.08)
  4. Get 'Em Down (Mavis Blair) – “Henry Kipper” – “What?” (2.41)
  5. One Bloke Can Cut The Grass – “You were born” (3.50)
  6. Robin Hood and the Sexton – “Your parents were poor” (5.41)
  7. I Diddled 'em Darby – “Very soon you had a younger brother” (2.47)
  8. All Around My Head – “Now you and George went” (4.52)
  9. Dicky Riding – “Now you left school” (3.22)
  10. Come Strike Me Down – “Yes, I remember that day” (2.58)
  11. The Landlady's Shoe – “Now before many months” (4.11)
  12. Gorleston Town – “So that brings us almost to the end” (5.29)
  13. Bring Us In Hot Tea – “But the worst thing about it was” (3.39)
  14. Wind That Blows – “And so the swings of life turned full roundabout” (3.06)
  15. Red Herring Song – –“In 1985 you became a professional” (3.41)
  16. Strip The Widow / Canticle (3.31)
  17. The Rusty Cold Farmer (with mad uncle Don) (3.20)
  18. Do You Know Ken Peel? (4.26)

All tracks Dick Nudds, Chris Sugden

> Folk Music > Records > Sid Kipper: Gutless

Gutless

Sid Kipper: Gutless (Leader LEKCD2126)

Gutless
The Real Village: Free-Range Kipper Without Giblets
Sid Kipper

Leader Records LEKCD2126 (CD, UK, 2011)

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Recorded at Brook Row Studios by Mike Hockenhull;
Produced by Chris Sugden;
Sleeve notes by Chris Sugden;
Sleeve design by Caroline Mickina

Tracks

  1. All Things Dark & Dangerous (3.07)
  2. A-Rowing (2.41)
  3. The Banker's Daughter (2.14)
  4. Bats in the Belfry (2.13)
  5. Bear Down Below (1.46)
  6. The Bold Folk Singer (1.48)
  7. Bushes and Brians (2.00)
  8. The Complete Swine (1.15)
  9. Constant Lovers (2.04)
  10. The Dead Cert (1.30)
  11. The Doggy Few (2.36)
  12. The Fheep Fhearing Fong (1.31)
  13. A for Sale Shanty (2.04)
  14. Gentleman's Relish (2.10)
  15. The Gift to Be Sinful (1.21)
  16. Helen Highwater (2.27)
  17. Like For Like (2.18)
  18. London Spurning (2.06)
  19. Lord Lambkin (2.30)
  20. The Milkmaid's Oath (2.05)
  21. New Roman TimeS (1.33)
  22. The Old Saint George (2.15)
  23. One The Fa Cup (2.57)
  24. The Second Innings (2.33)
  25. Sing Cuckoo Doodle Doo (2.41)
  26. The Song Called Mike Harding (2.01)
  27. Three Points On My License (3.00)

All tracks by Chris Sugden except
Track 24 Dick Nudds, Chris Sugden

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Other records with Sid Kipper and The Kipper Family

Various Artists, Buttons and Bows Vol. 2, LP, Dambuster DAM 006, 1985

Various Artists, Broadside, Songs from the Land of the Broads, compilation cassette, Tapecraft TC0016, 1989
Tracks by the Kipper Family, John Ward, Syzewell Gap, and Tim Laycock. Kipper tracks are When I'm Abroad on the Broads and Dicky Riding.

Various Artists, Beware of the Press-Gang!!, 2 CD, Lancashire Maritime Festival LMFCD-04-1, 2004

Various Artists, Someone Was Calling, 2 CD, Symposium SIUM 1347/48, 2004

Various Artists, The 40th Girvan Traditional Folk Festival, 2 CD, Tradition Bearers, 2014