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Bob Roberts: Stormy Weather Boys!

Bob Roberts: Stormy Weather Boys! (Collector JEB6)

Stormy Weather Boys!
Alfred William (‘Bob’) Roberts (1907-1982)

Collector Records JEB6 (EP, UK, 1960)

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Recorded and edited by Peter Kennedy of the EFDSS;
Photo by John Moyes

Musicians

Bob Roberts, vocals, melodeon, banjo

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Collier Brig (Waiting for the Day) (Roud 1855)
  2. The Single Sailor (Roud 152; Laws M1; G/D 1:51)
  3. Stormy Weather Boys (Roud 1851)
  1. Oh You New York Girls (Roud 486)
  2. The Grey Hawk (Roud 293)
  3. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496)

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Roberts: Windy Old Weather

Bob Roberts: Windy Old Weather

Bob Roberts: Windy Old Weather (Talking Book 2/1501/26)

Windy Old Weather
An L.P. of Sea Shanties and Saltwater Ballads with Skipper
Alfred William (‘Bob’) Roberts (1907-1982)

Talking Book Company / Methuen 2/1501/26 (EP, UK, 1960)

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Recorded and edited by Peter Kennedy;
Illustration by Derek Crowe

Musicians

Bob Roberts, vocals, melodeon [1-2, 4-6]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Bargeman's Alphabet (Roud 21100)
  2. Poor Old Horse (Roud 3724)
  3. Captain Kidd (Roud 1900; Laws K35)
  1. Windy Old Weather (Roud 472)
  2. Johnny Todd (Roud 1102; G/D 8:1583)
  3. Home'ard Bound (Roud 927; G/D 1:5; Henry H53a)

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Roberts: Songs from the Sailing Barges

Bob Roberts: Songs from the Sailing Barges

Bob Roberts: Songs from the Sailing Barges (Topic 12TS361)

Songs from the Sailing Barges
Alfred William (‘Bob’) Roberts (1907-1982)

Topic Records 12TS361 (LP, UK, 1978)
Topic Records TSDL361 (digital download, UK, June 2010)

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Recorded at Ryde, Isle of Wight, August 1977;
Recorded, produced and designed by Tony Engle;
Notes by A.L. Lloyd

Musicians

Bob Roberts, vocals, melodeon [4, 9, 14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Candlelight Fisherman (Roud 1852) (1.32)
  2. The Grey Hawk (Roud 293) (2.08)
  3. Stormy Weather Boys (Roud 1851) (3.04)
  4. Waltz with Me waltz (1.05)
  5. Haul Away Joe (Roud 809) (1.37)
  6. The Oily Rig recitation (Roud 1853) (3.08)
  7. The Little Ball of Yarn (Roud 1404) (3.17)
  8. The Single Sailor (Roud 152; Laws M1; G/D 1:51) (1.00)
  9. Young Collum (1.00)
  10. The Fish and Chip Ship (Roud 1854) (2.26)
  1. While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (Roud 363) (2.06)
  2. Windy Old Weather (Roud 472) (1.59)
  3. The London Waterman (Roud 1186) (1.48)
  4. Bob Roberts’ Waltz waltz (1.22)
  5. Whiskey Johnny (Roud 651) (0.45)
  6. Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (2.06)
  7. Bell Bottom Trousers (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429) (1.17)
  8. The Black Shawl (Roud 654) (2.00)
  9. Little Boy Billee (Roud 905) (3.43)
  10. The Collier Brig (Roud 1855) (1.42)
  11. Leave Her, Johnny (Roud 354; Henry H53b) (1.56)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Roberts: Breeze for a Bargeman

Bob Roberts: Breeze for a Bargeman

Bob Roberts: Breeze for a Bargeman (Solent SS054)

Breeze for a Bargeman
Alfred William (‘Bob’) Roberts (1907-1982)

Solent Records SS054 (LP, UK, 1981)

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Recorded in Bob Roberts' cottage on the Isle of Wight;
Sleeve designed by Anne Roberts

Musicians

Bob Roberts, vocals, melodeon;
Jill Roberts, fiddle;
Jim Jewell, Trevor Couvell, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Smuggler's Boy (Roud 618)
  2. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47)
  3. Race of Long Ago
  4. Shannon and Chesapeake (Roud 963)
  5. Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250)
  6. Swell My Net Full (Roud 16874)
  7. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232)
  8. Homeward Bound (Roud 927; G/D 1:5; Henry H53a)
  1. High Barbaree (Roud 134; Child 285; Laws K33; G/D 1:38)
  2. Jonas and the Devil
  3. The Oyster Girl (Roud 875; Laws Q13; G/D 2:304; Henry H725)
  4. Wheeling Gull
  5. New York Girls (Roud 486)
  6. The Yellow Handkerchief (Roud 954)
  7. Spanish Ladies (Roud 687)
  8. Rolling Home (Roud 4766)

All tracks trad. arr. Bob Roberts except
Track 12 Bob Roberts

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Robert at al: Sea Songs and Shanties

Sea Songs and Shanties

Bob Robert at al: Sea Songs and Shanties (Saydisc CD-SDL 405)

Sea Songs and Shanties
Traditional English Sea Songs and Shanties from the Last Days of Sail
Bob Roberts and others

Saydisc Records CD-SDL 405 (CD, UK, 1994)

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Recorded by Peter Kennedy in 1950-60;
Notes by Peter Kennedy

Musicians

Bob Roberts, vocals, melodeon [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19-20, 22, 24, 26];
Cadgwith Fishermen's Chorus (Cornwall), vocals [2, 10, 16, 18];
Harry Cox, vocals [6, 14, 23];
Bob & Ron Copper, vocals [4, 21];
Sarah Makem, vocals [8];
Peter Kennedy, banjo [11];
Clifford Jenkins, vocals [12];
Bill Barber, vocals [18];
Tom Brown, vocals [25];

Tracks

  1. [BR] Stormy Weather Boys (Roud 1851) (3.18)
  2. [CFC] Rio Grande shanty (Roud 317) (1.11)
  3. [BR] Mister Stormalong (Roud 216) (2.04)
  4. [B&RC] Warlike Seamen (The Irish Captain) (Roud 690; G/D 1:41; Henry H560) (3.11)
  5. [BR] The Worst Old Ship (Waiting for the Day) (Roud 1855) (2.10)
  6. [HC] The Yarmouth Fishermen's Song (Roud 2434) (3.18)
  7. [BR] Maggie May (Roud 1757) (2.23)
  8. [SM] Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176) (4.24)
  9. [BR] Whisky Johnny shanty (Roud 651) (3.18)
  10. [CFC] What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor? (Roud 322; G/D 1:4) (1.58)
  11. [BR] Can't You Dance the Polka? shanty (Roud 486) (2.02)
  12. [CJ] The Sailor's Alphabet shanty (Roud 21100) (4.26)
  13. [BR] Haul Away Joe shanty (Roud 809) (1.43)
  14. [HC] Cruising Round Yarmouth (Roud 2432) (3.41)
  15. [BR] Windy Old Weather (Roud 472) (2.20)
  16. [CFC] Farewell and Adieu (We'll Rant and We'll Roar) (Roud 687) (1.40)
  17. [BR] High Barbaree (Roud 134; Child 285; Laws K33; G/D 1:38) (3.09)
  18. [BB, CFC] The Liverpool Packet (Roud 924; Laws D13; Henry H194) (1.01)
  19. [BR] Little Boy Billee (Roud 905) (4.17)
  20. [BR] Johnny Todd (Roud 1102; G/D 8:1583) (1.25)
  21. [B&RC] The Banks of Claudy (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036; Henry H5, H693) (2.54)
  22. [BR] The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (2.31)
  23. [HC] Jack Tar on Shore (Roud 919; Laws K39) (2.25)
  24. [BR] The Smuggler's Boy (Roud 618) (2.15)
  25. [TB] The Smacksman (Roud 1788) (2.49)
  26. [BR] Hanging Johnny shanty (Roud 2625) (1.39)

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Other records with Bob Roberts

Various Artists, Folk Song Today, LP, HMV DLP 1143, 1955

Various Artists, The Barley Mow: Songs from the Village Inn, EP, HMV 7EG 8288, 1957

Various Artists, A Pinch of Salt: British Sea Songs Old and New, LP, HMV CLP 1362, 1960

Various Artists, Rocket Along: New Ballads on Old Lines, 10" LP, HMV DLP 1204, 1960

Various Artists, Chants de Marins IV: Ballads, Complaintes et Shanties des Matelots Anglais, 2 LP, Le Chasse-Marée SCM 005, 1984

Various Artists, Blow the Man Down: A Collection of Sea Songs and Shanties, CD, Topic TSCD464, 1993

Various Artists, Hidden English: A Celebration of English Traditional Music, CD, Topic TSCD600, 1996

Various Artists, My Ship Shall Sail the Ocean (The Voice of the People Vol. 2), CD, Topic TSCD652, 1998

Various Artists, To Catch a Fine Buck Was My Delight (The Voice of the People Vol. 18), CD, Topic TSCD668, 1998