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Fred Jordan: Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker

Fred Jordan: Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (Topic 12T150)

Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker
Fred Jordan (1922-2002)

Topic Records 12T150 (LP, UK, 1966)

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Recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates;
Photography by Mike Yates

Musicians

Fred Jordan, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. We Shepherds are the Best of Men (Roud 284) (3.04)
  2. The Ship That Never Returned (Roud 775; Laws D27) (3.05)
  3. Down the Road (Roud 15128) (3.41)
  4. We're All Jolly Fellows That Follow the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418) (2.50)
  5. The Watery Grave (Roud 172; Child 24; G/D 6:1225) (1.07)
  6. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037) (2.56)
  7. Three Old Crows (Roud 5; Child 26) (2.02)
  1. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.46)
  2. The Banks of Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841)
  3. The Bonny Boy (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (3.32)
  4. Polly's Father Lived in Lincolnshire (Roud 1767)
  5. The Royal Albert (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404)
  6. Down the Green Groves (Roud 1478)
  7. The Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Fred Jordan: When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin

Fred Jordan: When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin

Fred Jordan: When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin (Topic 12TS233)

When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin
Fred Jordan (1922-2002)

Topic Records 12TS233 (LP, UK, 1974)

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Recorded by Tony Foxworthy;
Photography by Mike Yates

Musicians

Fred Jordan, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Six Pretty Maids (The Outlandish Knight) (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225) (5.20)
  2. The Banks of Claudy (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036) (5.19)
  3. Break the News to Mother (Roud 4322) (4.01)
  4. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (1.59)
  5. Turmot Hoeing (Roud 1376) (2.08)
  1. The Horn of the Hunter (Roud 1859) (3.23)
  2. When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin (Roud 1149) (1.18)
  3. The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.16)
  4. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (4.45)
  5. When Jones's Ale Was New (Roud 139; G/D 3:561) (4.18)
  6. The Volunteer Organist (Roud 5378) (3.57)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Fred Jordan: In Course of Time

Fred Jordan: In Course of Time

Fred Jordan: In Course of Time (VWML 006)

In Course of Time
Fred Jordan (1922-2002)

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library VWML 006 (cassette, UK, 1991)

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Recorded in 1990 and 1991 by Ian Russell and Derek Schofield

Musicians

Fred Jordan, vocals

Tracks

Side ASide B
  1. Introduction by John Cocking
  2. The Banks of the Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (2.59)
  3. The Recruited Collier (Roud 3503)
  4. Foggy Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496)
  5. The Worst Girl in the School (Roud 5179)
  6. The Black Sheep of the Family (Roud 5180)
  7. Sweet William (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245)
  8. The White Cockade (Roud 191)
  9. The Galway Shawl (Roud 2737)
  10. The Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960)
  1. The Gypsy's Warning (Roud 1764)
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte (Roud 17649)
  3. The Jolly Ploughboy (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170)
  4. The Benefit Concert (Roud 5181)
  5. Night Visiting Song (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783)
  6. The Road to Dundee (Roud 2300; G/D 5:971)
  7. The Old Armchair (Roud 1195)
  8. The Rose of Allendale (Roud 1218)

> Folk Music > Records > Fred Jordan: A Shropshire Lad

Fred Jordan: A Shropshire Lad

Fred Jordan: A Shropshire Lad (Veteran VTD148CD)

A Shropshire Lad
Fred Jordan (1922-2002)

Veteran VTD148CD (2 CD, UK, 2003)

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Notes and lyrics transcription on the Veteran website

Musicians

Fred Jordan, vocals

Tracks

CD 1 - 1950s & 60sCD 2 - 1970s, 80s & 90s
  1. Six Pretty Maids (The Outlandish Knight) (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225) (3.59)
  2. Turmot-Hoeing (Roud 1376) (1.16)
  3. The Field of Barley (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791) (1.25)
  4. Talk about singing (0.29)
  5. The Jolly Waggoners (Roud 1088) (1.31)
  6. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (1.28)
  7. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037) (2.59)
  8. The Worst Girl in the School (Roud 5179) (1.25)
  9. The Faithful Sailor Boy (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66) (2.29)
  10. Polly's Father Lived in Lincolnshire (Roud 1767) (1.35)
  11. The Poor Gypsy Maid (Roud 17648) (3.38)
  12. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.39)
  13. The Banks of the Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (4.48)
  14. Down by the Riverside (Roud 564; Laws P18; G/D 6:1188) (0.58)
  15. The Banks of Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (2.40)
  16. An Acre of Land (Roud 21093) (2.02)
  17. Down the Green Groves (Roud 1478) (1.36)
  18. The Royal Albert (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404) (2.33)
  19. When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin (Roud 1149) (1.04)
  20. Three Old Crows (Roud 5; Child 26) (2.02)
  21. We Shepherds are the Best of Men (Roud 284) (3.04)
  22. Down the Road (Roud 15128) (3.41)
  23. We're All Jolly Fellows That Follow the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418) (2.50)
  1. The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.11)
  2. The Volunteer Organist (Roud 5378) (3.53)
  3. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (4.40)
  4. The Horn of the Hunter (Roud 1859) (3.18)
  5. The Black Sheep of the Family (Roud 5180) (1.53)
  6. The Banks of Claudy (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036) (4.51)
  7. The Galway Shawl (Roud 2737) (4.05)
  8. The Spinning Wheel (Roud 17647) (3.32)
  9. The Rigs of Rye (Roud 985; Laws O11; G/D 5:1054) (3.11)
  10. The Saucy Sailor (Roud 531; Laws K38; G/D 1:49) (2.09)
  11. The Bonny Boy (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (3.05)
  12. The Ship That Never Returned (Roud 775; Laws D27) (3.11)
  13. The Recruited Collier (Roud 3503) (2.42)
  14. Foggy Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (3.55)
  15. Sweet William (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (2.54)
  16. The Benefit Concert (Roud 5181) (2.47)
  17. The Gypsy's Warning (Roud 1764) (3.38)
  18. The Rose of Allandale (Roud 1218) (4.25)
  19. The Old Armchair (Roud 1195) (3.14)
  20. Napoleon Bonaparte (Roud 17649) (3.20)
  21. The Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960) (4.04)

Tracks 1-6: recorded by Peter Kennedy for the BBC, 1952;
Tracks 7-11: recorded by Fred Hamer, 1959;
Tracks 12-16: recorded by Mike Yates, 1965;
Tracks 17-19: recorded by Fred Hamer, 1966;
Tracks 20-23: from Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (12T150, 1966), recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates

Tracks 1-4: from When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin (12TS233, 1974), recorded by Tony Foxwirthy;
Tracks 4-9: recorded by Dave Bryant at the Junction Arms, Groombridge, Kent, 1978/79;
Tracks 10-12: recorded by Sybil Clarke, 1982, courtesy of the EFDSS;
Tracks 13-21: from In Course of Time (VWML 006, 1991), recorded by Ian Russell

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Other records with Fred Jordan

Various Artists, The Child Ballads 1 (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 4), LP, Caedmon TC1145, 1961; Topic 12T160, 1968; CD, Rounder 1775, 2000

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

Various Artists, A Century of Song, CD, EFDSS CD02, 1998

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

Various Artists, O'er His Grave the Grass Grew Green (The Voice of the People Vol. 3), CD, Topic TSCD653, 1998

Various Artists, Come All My Lads That Follow the Plough (The Voice of the People Vol. 5), CD, Topic TSCD655, 1998

Various Artists, First I'm Going to Sing You a Ditty (The Voice of the People Vol. 7), CD, Topic TSCD657, 1998

Various Artists, They Ordered Their Pints of Beer and Bottles of Sherry (The Voice of the People Vol. 13), CD, Topic TSCD663, 1998

Various Artists, There Is a Man Upon the Farm (The Voice of the People Vol. 20), CD, Topic TSCD670, 1998

Various Artists, The Birds Upon the Tree, CD, Musical Traditions MTCD333, 2004

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009

Various Artists, Good People, Take Warning (The Voice of the People Vol. 23), 3 CD, Topic TSCD673T, 2012

Various Artists, I Wish There Was No Prisons, CD, Musical Traditions MTCD372, 2015