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Labour and Toil

Danny Spooner and Duncan Brown: Labour and Toil (Danny Spooner DS015)

Labour and Toil
Songs of the Working Life
Danny Spooner and Duncan Brown

Danny Spooner DS015 (CD, Australia, 2016)

Recorded and mixed by Steve Bullock at Jeeves Audio Services, Boronia, Victoria, Australia;
Compilation and writing of booklet and sleevenotes by Jeannette Gillespie, with assistance from Danny, Duncan and Pam;
Cover photograph: Duncan Brown's father, also Duncan Brown, hilling the potato crop on Craigbiorach Farm on the isle of Bute, Scotland, 1939;
Graphic design and layout by Wendy Ealey, MacNificient

Musicians

Danny Spooner, vocals, concertina, guitar [1, 3-5, 7-11, 13-18];
Duncan Brown, vocals [1-7, 9-12, 14-16, 18];
Pam Connell, D/G melodeon, vocals [3, 5, 9, 11, 14, 16]

Tracks

  1. The Apprentice Song (2.02)
  2. Working Chap (Roud 5591; G/D 3:656) (1.40)
  3. Logs to Burn (RoudBS B198717) (2.48)
  4. The Jute Mill Song (Roud 2585) (1.44)
  5. The Farmer's Anthem (Roud 1603) (4.55)
  6. The Dalesman's Litany (TYG 70) (2.49)
  7. The Weary Whaling Grounds (Roud 2011) (2.20)
  8. King of Rome (2.38)
  9. A Man of the Earth (4.15)
  10. The Ox Plough Song (Roud 686) (3.34)
  11. Harvest Home (2.20)
  12. Geordie Black (Roud 3507) (2.39)
  13. Peter's Private Army (Prelude) (0.19)
  14. Peter's Private Army (2.30)
  15. Tunnel Tigers (2.31)
  16. Harvest Supper Song (Roud 1379) (2.44)
  17. Generations of Change (4.14)
  18. Tradesman's Toast (3.09)

Track 1 Ian Campbell;
Tracks 2-3, 7, 10, 16 trad.
Track 4 Mary Brooksbank;
Track 5 trad. tune attributed to Eric Winter;
Track 6 words F.W. Moorman, music Dave Keddie;
Track 8 Dave Sudbury (Derby);
Track 9 Bernie Parry (Durham);
Track 11 trad., music Henry Purcell;
Track 12 Rowland ‘Rowie’ Harrison (Gateshead, Co Durham);
Track 13 Danny Spooner;
Track 14 Martin Graebe;
Track 15 words Ewan MacColl, tune trad.;
Track 17 Matt Armour, arr. Danny Spooner;
Track 18 John Warner