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The Three City Four

The Three City Four (Decca LK 4705)

The Three City Four
The Three City Four

Decca LK 4705 (mono LP, UK, 1965)

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Musicians

Marian McKenzie, solo vocals [6, 10], lead vocals [1, 5], vocals;
Ralph Trainer, solo vocals [4, 10], lead vocals [5], vocals;
Leon Rosselson, lead vocals [3, 7], vocals, banjo, guitar, 12-string guitar;
Martin Carthy, solo vocals [9], lead vocals [2, 13], vocals, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. There's Gonna Come a Morning
  2. The Telephone Song
  3. Down the Drain
  4. The Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (2.48)
  5. Standing in the Rain (2.41)
  6. Liverpool Lullaby (1.42)
  7. The Tourist's Complaint
  1. Yesusum (They Shall Be Glad)
  2. Sally Free and Easy (3.14)
  3. Across the Hills (2.00)
  4. Azicatal
  5. Oxford Town (1.40)
  6. History Lesson (2.56)
  7. Oh Had I a Golden Thread (2.54)

Tracks 1, 3, 7, 10, 13 Leon Rosselson;
Tracks 2, 5 Sydney Carter;
Track 4 Ewan MacColl;
Track 6 Stan Kelly;
Tracks 8, 11 trad. arr. Leon Rosselson;
Track 9 Cyril Tawney;
Track 12 Bob Dylan;
Track 14 Pete Seeger

History Lesson and Oh Had I a Golden Thread were re-released on The Carthy Chronicles.
Across the Hills was re-released on The Acoustic Folk Box.

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Smoke and Dust (Where the Heart Should Have Been)

Smoke and Dust (CBS 63039)

Smoke and Dust
(Where the Heart Should Have Been)
The Three City Four

CBS 63039 (LP, UK, 1967)

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Musicians

Marian McKenzie, Roy Bailey, Ralph Trainer, vocals;
Leon Rosselson, vocals, banjo, guitar, 12-string guitar;
Martin Carthy, guitar [1-8, 10-12]

(Martin Carthy had left the group by this time, but still played guitar on this recording.)

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Travelling People (2.56)
  2. Keep Me Busy (2.54)
  3. Timothy Winters (1.55)
  4. The Apprentice's Song (2.29)
  5. Tim McGuire (3.18)
  6. I Dreamt I Was Walking Alone (2.34)
  1. P-A-L (2.17)
  2. Do You Remember? (2.51)
  3. Eileen Jameson's Experience (1.41)
  4. Go to the Wall (2.25)
  5. Go and Catch a Falling Star
  6. 15 Million Plastic Bags (1.55)

Track 1 Ewan MacColl;
Track 2 Jim O'Connor;
Track 3 Charles Causley, Leon Rosselson;
Track 4 Ian Campbell;
Tracks 5-6, 8 Leon Rosselson;
Tracks 7, 12 Adrian Mitchell, Leon Rosselson;
Track 9 Alasdair Clayre;
Track 10 Christopher Logue, Tony Kinsey;
Track 11 John Donne, Leon Rosselson

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Smoke and Dust

Smoke and Dust (Fuse CFCD068)

Smoke and Dust
The Three City Four

Fuse Records CFCD068 (CD, UK, March 2010)

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This is a compilation of eight tracks from the Three City Four's LP The Three City Four and all but one track from their second LP, Smoke and Dust.

Musicians

Marian McKenzie, Roy Bailey, Ralph Trainer, vocals;
Leon Rosselson, vocals, banjo, guitar, 12-string guitar;
Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. Travelling People (2.56)
  2. Keep Me Busy (2.54)
  3. Sally Free and Easy (3.14)
  4. Standing in the Rain (2.41)
  5. Tim McGuire (3.18)
  6. Liverpool Lullaby (1.42)
  7. Timothy Winters (1.55)
  8. The Apprentice's Song (2.29)
  9. I Dreamed I Was Walking Alone (2.34)
  10. P-A-L (2.17)
  11. Go to the Wall (2.25)
  12. History Lesson (2.56)
  13. Oxford Town (1.40)
  14. Do You Remember? (2.51)
  15. Eileen Jameson's Experience (1.41)
  16. The Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (2.48)
  17. Across the Hills (2.00)
  18. 15 Million Plastic Bags (1.55)
  19. Oh Had I a Golden Thread (2.54)

Tracks 1, 16 Ewan MacColl;
Track 2 Jim O'Connor;
Track 3 Cyril Tawney;
Track 4 Sydney Carter;
Tracks 5, 9, 12, 14, 17 Leon Rosselson;
Track 6 Stan Kelly;
Track 7 Charles Causley, Leon Rosselson;
Track 8 Ian Campbell;
Tracks 10, 18 Adrian Mitchell, Leon Rosselson;
Track 11 Christopher Logue, Tony Kinsey;
Track 13 Bob Dylan;
Track 15 Alasdair Clayre;
Track 18 Pete Seeger

Tracks 3-4, 6, 12-13, 16-17, 19 are from The Three City Four;
Tracks 1-2, 5, 7-11, 14-15, 18 are from Smoke and Dust;

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Tony Rees for the LP tracklists before I got my own copies of the albums. Thanks for the earlier snippets of information to Richard Gough, Kevin Sheils, Ken Piper, editor of Fol-de-rol (Folk On Line Directory of Events and Recording Order Listings), and George Hawes.