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Hedy West: Old Times & Hard Times

Hedy West: Old Times & Hard Times (Topic 12T117)

Old Times & Hard Times
Hedy West (1938-2005)

Topic Records 12T117 (LP, UK, 1965)
Folk-Legacy Records FSA-32 (LP, USA, 1967)
Folk-Legacy Records CD-32 (CD, USA, 2004)
Topic Records TSDL117 (digital download, UK, November 2009)

Hedy West: Old Times & Hard Times (Folk-Legacy CD-32)
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Recorded by Bill Leader;
Notes by Hedy West and A. L. Lloyd;
Photograph by Friedel

Musicians

Hedy West, vocals, 5-string banjo

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin (Roud 117; Child 277; G/D 7:1282) (2.36)
  2. Fair Rosamund (Roud 3729) (1.34)
  3. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (5.25)
  4. Old Joe Clark (Roud 3594) (3.00)
  5. The Coal Miner's Child (Roud 457) (1.41)
  6. Gambling Man (Roud 498; Laws H4) (2.56)
  1. Brother Ephus (2.16)
  2. Polly (Roud 195; Laws O14; G/D 2:226) (1.35)
  3. The Davison-Wilder Blues (3.53)
  4. Lament for Barney Graham (1.17)
  5. The Rich Irish Lady (Roud 180; Laws P9; G/D 6:1219; Henry H72) (3.03)
  6. Shut Up in the Mines at Coal Creek (Roud 844; Laws G9) (1.28)
  7. The Wife of Usher's Well (Roud 196; Child 79) (3.48)

> Folk > Records > Hedy West: Pretty Saro

Hedy West: Pretty Saro

Hedy West: Pretty Saro (Topic 12T146)

Pretty Saro
and Other Appalachian Ballads
Hedy West (1938-2005)

Topic Records 12T146 (LP, UK, 1966)
Topic Records TSDL146 (digtal download, UK, February 2013)

Hedy West: Pretty Saro (Topic 12T146)
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Recorded by Bill Leader;
Notes by Hedy West;
Photograph by George Scott

Musicians

Hedy West, vocals, banjo

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The House Carpenter (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (3.02)
  2. Pretty Saro (Roud 417) (3.37)
  3. Old Smokey (Roud 414) (1.24)
  4. Blow Ye Gentle Winds (Roud 1422; Henry H7) (2.16)
  5. My Soul's Full of Glory (2.38)
  6. Promised Land (Roud 11897) (0.52)
  7. Over There (Roud 4455) (0.59)
  8. Little Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (5.34)
  1. Rake and Rambling Boy (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260; Henry H691) (1.45)
  2. Joe Bowers (Roud 2806; Laws B14) (2.37)
  3. Whistle, Daughter, Whistle (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334) (0.50)
  4. I'm an Old Bachelor (1.38)
  5. Johnny Sands (Roud 184; Laws Q3; G/D 2:319) (1.18)
  6. My Good Old Man (Roud 240) (2.21)
  7. Frankie Silvers (Roud 783; Laws E13) (5.14)
  8. Lee Tharin's Bar Room (The Cowboy's Lament) (Roud 2; Laws B1) (2.59)

> Folk > Records > Hedy West: Ballads

Hedy West: Ballads

Hedy West: Ballads (Fontana STL 5432)

Ballads
Hedy West (1938-2005)

Topic Records 12T163 (LP, UK, 1967)
Topic Records TSDL163 (digital download, UK, January 2010)

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Recorded by Bill Leader;
Notes by Hedy West and A.L. Lloyd;
Photo by Janet Kerr

Musicians

Hedy West, vocals, banjo, guitar;
Bill Clifton, guitar [1, 6-7, 12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (1.56)
  2. The Girl I Left in Danville (Roud 7046) (2.10)
  3. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78) (1.31)
  4. Beaulampkin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187; Henry H735) (2.42)
  5. Down in Adairsville (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (1.51)
  6. The Sheffield Apprentice (Roud 399; Laws O39; G/D 5:998; Henry H31) (3.53)
  1. Lucy Wan (Roud 234; Child 51) (2.07)
  2. Little Sadie (Roud 780; Laws I8) (2.47)
  3. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (2.07)
  4. Love Henry (Roud 47; Child 68) (3.39)
  5. The Texan Rangers (Roud 480; Laws A8) (2.07)
  6. George Collins (Roud 147; Child 85) (2.34)

All tracks trad.

This is Hedy West performing Little Sadie on Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest:

> Folk > Records > Hedy West: Serves 'Em Fine

Hedy West: Serves 'Em Fine

Hedy West: Serves 'Em Fine (Fontana STL 5432)

Serves 'Em Fine
Hedy West (1938-2005)

Fontana STL 5432 (LP, UK, 1967)

The New Restaurant / Serves 'Em Fine
Hedy West

Fontana TF 913 (7" single, UK, 1967)

Hedy West: Serves 'Em Fine (Fontana STL 5432)
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Musicians

Hedy West, vocals, banjo;
Martin Carthy, guitar;
Bill Clifton, guitar;
Tom Paley, banjo;
Danny Thompson, bass

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Little Birdie
  2. Gypsy Davy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124)
  3. Willie Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169; Henry H231, H757)
  4. All In, Down and Out Blues (Roud 17520)
  5. Serves 'Em Fine
  6. Dark as a Dungeon (Roud 6392)
  7. Buddy, Won't You Roll
  8. The Lark
  1. Pale Green Disease
  2. The New Restaurant
  3. Greedy Old Daddy Not-Quite-Blues
  4. It Ain't Me Babe
  5. Anger in the Land
  6. I'm a Roving Grave Digger
  7. Suddenly Afraid
  8. Soldat
  9. I Ain't Marching Anymore

Track 1 Hobert Bailey;
Track 2 trad. collected by Maud Karpeles;
Track 3 trad. collected by Vance Randolph, publ. in Ozark Folksongs, Vol. I, No. 67
Track 4 trad. collected by Dave Macon;
Track 5 Dave McCarn;
Track 6 Merle Travis;
Track 7 Darling, Bennetts;
Tracks 8-9, 11 Hedy West;
Track 10 Malvina Reynolds;
Track 12 Bob Dylan;
Track 13 words Don West, music Hedy West;
Track 14 Julos Beaucarne, transl. Ingo Weihe, arr. Hedy West;
Track 15 A.L. Lloyd;
Track 16 Wolf Biermann, Hedy West;
Track 17 Phil Ochs

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Alistair Banfield who provided me with the record information and cover picture before I found a copy of my own.

> Folk Music > Records > Hedy West, Ian Manuel: Matching Ballads of the British Isles and America

Hedy West, Ian Manuel: Matching Ballads of the British Isles and America

Hedy West, Ian Manuel: Matching Ballads of the British Isles and America

Matching Ballads of the British Isles and America
Hedy West, Ian Manuel

Topic Records 12T208 (LP, UK, never issued)

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This album was planned for but never released on the Topic label. It was offered in 2000 as a bootleg CD on Larkspur, see the Mudcat Café thread New Hedy West CDs.

Musicians

Hedy West, Ian Manuel

Track

  1. [HW] Young Emily and Edmund (Roud 182; Laws M34; G/D 2:189; Henry H113) (2.42)
  2. [IM] Young Emily and Edmund (Roud 182; Laws M34; G/D 2:189; Henry H113) (2.39)
  3. [HW] John Murphy (2.07)
  4. [IM] John Murphy (2.05)
  5. [IM] Eamon (2.58)
  6. [HW] Rosanna (4.35)
  7. [IM] The Soldier's Lament (2.07)
  8. [HW] The Whore's Lament (Roud 8153) (2.56)
  9. [IM] Waterloo (4.06)
  10. [HW] Waterloo (2.15)

> Folk > Records > Hedy West and Bill Clifton: Getting Folk Out of the Country

Hedy West and Bill Clifton: Getting Folk Out of the Country

Hedy West and Bill Clifton: Getting Folk Out of the Country (Bear Family BCD16754)

Getting Folk Out of the Country
Hedy West and Bill Clifton

Folk Variety FV 12008 (LP, Germany, 1974);
Bear Family BF 15008 (LP, Germany, 1975);
Bear Family BCD16754 (CD, Germany, 2010)

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Recorded at Audio International Studios, London, August 1972

Musicians

Hedy West, vocals [1-2, 4-7, 10-11], chorus [12], banjo [1, 4, 6-7, 9, 12], guitar [2-3, 5, 10-11];
Bill Clifton, vocals [3, 8], harmony vocals [5, 10], chorus [12], guitar [3, 6-9, 12], autoharp [5, 10];
Andrew Townend, mandolin [7, 9-10, 12], guitar [8, 11];
Sarah Lee Clifton, vocals [12];
Angel Band (Leelee, Chandler and Camie Clifton), chorus [12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Free Little Bird (Roud 7690) (3.00)
  2. The Maid on the Shore (Roud 181; Laws K27) (2.57)
  3. White House Blues (Roud 787) (2.46)
  4. Little Sadie (Roud 780; Laws I8) (2.55)
  5. Blow Ye Gentle Winds (Roud 1422; Henry H7) (2.48)
  6. Curley Headed Baby (Roud 12151) (2.32)
  1. S-A-V-E-D (Roud 9539) (2.37)
  2. Mary of the Wild Moor (Roud 155; Laws P21; G/D 6:1175) (3.57)
  3. Mississippi Sawyer tune (1.47)
  4. Pictures from Life's Other Side (Roud 3527) (4.38)
  5. Pity Me All Day (1.41)
  6. Angel Band (Roud 4268) (3.20)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 Callahan Brothers;
Track 7 Karl Davis, Harty Taylor;
Track 11 Dorsey Dixon

> Folk > Records > Hedy West: Love, Hell and Biscuits

Hedy West: Love, Hell and Biscuits

Hedy West: Love, Hell and Biscuits (Bear Family BF 15003)

Love, Hell and Biscuits
Hedy West (1938-2005)

Bear Family BF 15003 (LP, Germany, 1976)

Hedy West: Whores, Hell, and Biscuits (Bear Family BF 15003)
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This album seems to have been published under two names, Love, Hell and Biscuits and Whores, Hell, and Biscuits. I don't know which title was the original one.

Produced by Richard Weize;
Recorded by Joe Allison, Jürgen Feuß and Rolf Simson in November 1974, November 1975 and January 1976 in USA and Germany;
Liner notes and transcriptions by Hedy West;
Cover photos by Hermann Knülle;
Cover design by Richard Weize

Musicians

Hedy West, vocals, banjo, guitar;
Tracy Schwarz, fiddle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Shady Grove (Roud 4456)
  2. Erin's Green Shore (Roud 280; Laws Q27)
  3. Molly Bawn (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114)
  4. Single Girl (Roud 436)
  5. Whore's Lament (Roud 8153)
  6. Devil Perceived
  7. When I Lay My Burdens Down (Roud 17355)
  1. Pans of Biscuits (Roud 15738)
  2. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live (Roud 18867)
  3. Little Lump of Coal (Roud 8602)
  4. Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia
  5. Come All Ye Lewiston Factory Girls (Roud 19465)
  6. Babies in the Mill
  7. Red River Valley / Rio Jarama
  8. Roll On Weary River Roll On

Tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 15 L. West arr. Hedy West;
Tracks 3, 10, 12, 14a trad.;
Track 5 trad. arr. Hedy West;
Track 7 Adas Harrison arr. Hedy West;
Track 9 Blind Alfred Reed;
Track 11 Bruce Philips;
Track 13 Dorsey Dixon;
Track 14b Ernst Busch

> Folk > Records > Hedy West: Ballads & Songs from the Appalachians

Hedy West: Ballads & Songs from the Appalachians

Hedy West: Ballads & Songs from the Appalachians (Fellside FECD241)

Ballads & Songs from the Appalachians
Hedy West (1938-2005)

Fellside Recordings FECD241 (2 CD, UK, August 1, 2011)

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This is a reissue of Hedy West's three Topic Records albums.

Musicians

Hedy West, vocals, 5-string banjo;
Bill Clifton, guitar [30, 35-36, 41]

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Gambling Man (Roud 498; Laws H4) (2.56)
  2. Fair Rosamund (Roud 3729) (1.34)
  3. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (5.25)
  4. Old Joe Clark (Roud 3594) (3.00)
  5. The Coal Miner's Child (Roud 457) (1.41)
  6. The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin (Roud 117; Child 277; G/D 7:1282) (2.36)
  7. Brother Ephus (2.16)
  8. Polly (Roud 195; Laws O14; G/D 2:226) (1.35)
  9. The Davison-Wilder Blues (3.53)
  10. Lament for Barney Graham (1.17)
  11. The Rich Irish Lady (Roud 180; Laws P9; G/D 6:1219; Henry H72) (3.03)
  12. Shut Up in the Mines at Coal Creek (Roud 844; Laws G9) (1.28)
  13. The Wife of Usher's Well (Roud 196; Child 79) (3.48)
  14. The House Carpenter (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (3.02)
  15. Pretty Saro (Roud 417) (3.37)
  16. Old Smokey (Roud 414) (1.24)
  17. Blow Ye Gentle Winds (Roud 1422; Henry H7) (2.16)
  18. My Soul's Full of Glory (2.38)
  19. Promised Land (Roud 11897) (0.52)
  20. Over There (Roud 4455) (0.59)
  21. Little Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (5.34)
  1. Rake and Rambling Boy (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260; Henry H691) (1.45)
  2. Joe Bowers (Roud 2806; Laws B14) (2.37)
  3. Whistle, Daughter, Whistle (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334) (0.50)
  4. I'm an Old Bachelor (1.38)
  5. Johnny Sands (Roud 184; Laws Q3; G/D 2:319) (1.18)
  6. My Good Old Man (Roud 240) (2.21)
  7. Frankie Silvers (Roud 783; Laws E13) (5.14)
  8. Lee Tharin's Bar Room (The Cowboy's Lament) (Roud 2; Laws B1) (2.59)
  9. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (1.56)
  10. The Girl I Left in Danville (Roud 7046) (2.10)
  11. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78) (1.31)
  12. Beaulampkin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187; Henry H735) (2.42)
  13. Down in Adairsville (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (1.51)
  14. The Sheffield Apprentice (Roud 399; Laws O39; G/D 5:998; Henry H31) (3.53)
  15. Lucy Wan (Roud 234; Child 51) (2.07)
  16. Little Sadie (Roud 780; Laws I8) (2.47)
  17. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (2.07)
  18. Love Henry (Roud 47; Child 68) (3.39)
  19. The Texan Rangers (Roud 480; Laws A8) (2.07)
  20. George Collins (Roud 147; Child 85) (2.34)

Tracks 1-13 are from Old Times & Hard Times;
Tracks 14-29 are from Pretty Saro;
Tracks 30-41 are from Ballads

> Folk > Records > Hedy West: Hedy West / Hedy West Volume 2

Hedy West: Hedy West / Hedy West Volume 2

Hedy West: Hedy West / Hedy West Volume 2 (Vanguard VCD 79124)

Hedy West / Hedy West Volume 2
Hedy West (1938-2005)

Vanguard VCD 79124 (CD, UK, July 30, 2012)

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This is a reissue of Hedy West's two Vanguard Records albums, Hedy West (Vanguard LP VRS 9124, 1963) and Hedy West Volume 2 (Vanguard LP VRS 9162, 1964).

Musicians

Hedy West, vocals, 5-string banjo

Tracks

From Hedy WestFrom Hedy West Volume 2
  1. Drowsy Sleeper (Roud 22621; Laws M4) (1.32)
  2. Cotton Mill Girls (Roud 11548) (2.23)
  3. Erin's Green Shore (Roud 280; Laws Q27) (4.05)
  4. Shady Grove (Roud 4456) (1.56)
  5. Single Girl (Roud 436) (3.32)
  6. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (Roud 631; Laws B2) (2.47)
  7. Five Hundred Miles (Roud 4959) (2.55)
  8. The Brown Girl (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (5.12)
  9. Letter from Down the Road (2.36)
  10. Little Willie (Roud 3538) (2.02)
  11. Sweet Jane (Roud 3243; Laws B22) (3.14)
  12. Miner's Farewell (Poor Hardworking Miners) (Roud 2197; Laws G33) (2.08)
  13. Fragments (2.32)
  14. Fare Thee Well (1.47)
  1. Boston Burglar (Roud 261; Laws L16; G/D 2:260; Henry H691) (2.00)
  2. Moonshiner's Lament (Roud 11729) (1.45)
  3. Lady Beauty Bright (Roud 405; Laws M3) (2.59)
  4. Pans of Biscuits (Roud 15738) (2.33)
  5. The Little Carpenter (Roud 1594) (2.17)
  6. Lewiston Factory Mill Girls (Roud 19465) (3.11)
  7. Little Margaret (Roud 253; Child 74; G/D 2:337) (3.15)
  8. Don't Go Down the Lonesome Road (Roud 824) (1.31)
  9. Little Old Man Lived Out West (Roud 117; Child 277; G/D 7:1282) (2.20)
  10. Fair and Tender Ladies (Roud 451) (2.34)
  11. William Hall (Roud 400; Laws N30) (1.31)
  12. Poor Little Lost Baby (1.23)
  13. Anger in the Land (3.29)
  14. Run Slave, Run (1.31)
  15. Hubbard (Roud 2208; Laws A20) (1.24)
  16. Farther Along (Roud 18084) (3.06)
Bonus trackBonus track
  1. Cotton Mill Girls (Roud 11548) (alternate version) (1.09)
  1. Who's Going to Shoe (Them Pretty Little Feet) (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226) (2.13)

All tracks trad. arr. Hedy West except
Track 7 Hedy West;
Track 28 Don & Hedy West

> Folk > Records > Hedy West: From Granmaw and Me

Hedy West: From Granmaw and Me

Hedy West: From Granmaw and Me (Fledg'ling FECD241)

From Granmaw and Me
Hedy West (1938-2005)

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3106 (CD, UK, April 13, 2018)

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A previously unreleased album from the late Hedy West. It draws upon material learned from Hedy's maternal Grandmother, Lillie West, songs that had migrated from Britain to the USA during the 17th to 19th century.

Produced by Hedy West Project supervision for Fledg'ing by Tai West and David Suff;
Mastering by Denis Blackham at Skye Masters;
Photographs from the West family archive;
Design by Louise Dawson at Moonpie

Musicians

Hedy West, vocals [1-3, 5-9, 11], guitar [1, 3, 6, 8], banjo [2, 5, 7, 9, 11];
Lillie Etta Mulkey West (Hedy's granmaw), voice [1, 4, 10];
David Qualley, guitar [1, 6];
Tracy Schwarz, fiddle [1-2, 5-6, 9], guitar [11], vocals [8];
Eloise Schwarz, vocals [8, 11]

Tracks

  1. Lil' Old Mountain Shack (2.29)
  2. Once I Had an Old Grey Mare (Roud 3442) (2.55)
  3. Blockader Mama (Roud 6633) (3.12)
  4. Ollie and Rillie Seay (story) (0.42)
  5. Two Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (2.25)
  6. Jack and Joe (Give My Love to Nell) (Roud 782) (4.02)
  7. Sally Carter (Roud V619) (2.11)
  8. I'll Never Get Drunk Anymore (Roud 4625) (3.44)
  9. Frog Went Courting (Roud 16; G/D 8:1669) (3.31)
  10. Granmaw's Frog Story (story) (0.55)
  11. The Uncloudy Day (Roud 17614) (3.54)

All songs trad. except
Track 1 words Don West, music Hedy West

> Folk Music > Records > Hedy West

Other records with Hedy West

Various Artists, New Folks, LP, Vanguard VRS 9096, 1961, Fontana TFL 6012, 1962

Various Artists, Folk Songs: An Anthology (Topic Sampler No 2), LP, Topic TPS145, 1966

Various Artists, Men at Work (Topic Sampler No. 3), LP, Topic TPS166, 1966

Various Artists, Folk in Focus, LP, Fontana FJL 505, 1968

Various Artists, Welcome to Caffe Lena, LP, Biograph BLP-12046, 1972

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

Various Artists, The Journey Continues: Fellside at 40, 3 CD, Fellside FECD272, 2016

Various Artists, Destination: The End of an Era for a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD282, June 29, 2018