> Folk Music > Records > The Home Service: Doing the Inglish

The Home Service: Doing the Inglish

The Home Service: The Home Service (Luggage LUG 01)

Doing the Inglish / Bramsley
The Home Service

Luggage Records LUG 01 (7" single, UK, August 1981)

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Produced by Robin Black and The Home Service;
Recorded at Maison Rouge

Musicians

John Tams, vocals;
Graeme Taylor, guitar, vocals;
Michael Gregory, drums, percussion;
Howard Evans, trumpets;
Bill Caddick, vocals, dobro;
Steve King, keyboards;
Jonathan Davie, bass;
Roger Williams, trombone

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Doing the Inglish (3.28)
  1. Bramsley (2.31)

Track 1 John Tams, Bill Caddick;
Track 2 Graeme Taylor

> Folk Music > Records > The Home Service: The Home Service

The Home Service

The Home Service: The Home Service (Jigsaw SAW 3)

The Home Service
The Home Service

Jigsaw Records SAW 3 (LP, UK, 1984)

Early Transmission
The Home Service

Road Goes On Forever Records RGF CD 028 (CD, UK, 1996)

The Home Service: Early Transmissions (Road Goes On Forever RGF CD 028)
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Produced and engineered by Dave Williams;
Recorded at Jigsaw Studios;
Mixed at Livingston Studios;
Sleeve concept: Dave Williams;
Sleeve design and layout: Stuart Murrell;
Cover illustration: Michael Stride

Musicians

John Tams, lead vocals [1-2, 4, 6-7, 9];
Graeme Taylor, guitar, lead vocals [5];
Michael Gregory, drums, percussion;
Howard Evans, trumpets;
Bill Caddick, lead vocals [3-5, 8, 10], dobro;
Steve King, keyboards;
Jonathan Davie, bass;
Roger Williams, trombone

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Don't Let Them Grind You Down (3.14)
  2. One More Day (Roud 704) (6.40)
  3. Never Gonna Be a Cowboy Now (3.40)
  4. Peat Bog Soldiers (5.29)
  1. Chaconne (4.03)
  2. The Old Man's Song (4.00)
  3. Doin' the Best I Can (4.07)
  4. She Moves Among Men (3.39)
  5. Walk My Way (4.19)
CD Bonus tracks (1981 single)
  1. Doing the Inglish (3.28)
  2. Bramsley (2.31)
 

Tracks 1, 7 John Tams;
Track 2, 4 trad. arr. Graeme Taylor;
Tracks 3, 8 Bill Caddick;
Track 5 Bill Caddick, Graeme Taylor;
Tracks 6, 9-10 John Tams, Bill Caddick;
Track 11 Graeme Taylor

> Folk Music > Records > Home Service: The Mysteries

Home Service: The Mysteries

Home Service: The Mysteries (Fledg'ling FLED 3014)

The Mysteries
Music from the National Theatre Production of
The Nativity, The Passion, and Doomsday
Home Service

Coda NAT 1 (LP, UK, 1985)
Coda CODS 15 (EP, UK, 1985)
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3014 (CD, UK, 1997)

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The music of this CD was prepared by Home Service for three full-length plays at the Royal National Theatre on London's South Bank. The texts were written by Tony Harrison from the York, Wakefield, and Coventry cycles of mediaeval mystery plays. The first performance of The Passion took place on the National Theatre terraces besides the River Thames on Easter Saturday April 9, 1977.

Recorded at Jam Studios on November 19-20, 1984;
Mixed by John Maddon at Rooster Studios;
Produced by David Roach with John Tams;
Photography by Nobby Clark;
CD package design by Fledg'ling

Musicians

Bill Caddick, rhythm guitar, vocals;
Jonathan Davie, bass, percussion, backing vocals;
Howard Evans, trumpets;
Andy Findon, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet;
Michael Gregory, drums, percussion;
Steve King, keyboards;
John Tams, vocals, melodeon;
Graeme Taylor, lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals;
Roger Williams, trombone, tuba, euphonium

with
Phil Langham, fiddle, accordion, vocals;
Eve Matheson, backing vocals;
Philip Pickett, recorders, shawn, rauschpfeife;
Linda Thompson, solo vocals

Tracks

  1. The Nativity (8.11)
    God / Creation / Serpent's Dance / Cain and Abel: Dont Be an Outlaw
  2. The Nativity II (6.21)
    Appearance of the Archangel: Shay Fan Yan Ley / Journey To Bethlehem / The Nativity: Lay Me Low / Herod
  3. The Nativity III (6.07)
    The Kings / Shepherds Arise (Roud 1207)
  4. The Passion (6.19)
    Entry to Jerusalem / Betrayal and Denial: All in the Morning Part I / The Arrest / Scourging: All in the Morning Part II / Look Up, Look Up
  5. The Passion II (8.00)
    The Road to Calvary / Crucifixion: The Moon Shines Bright (Roud 1207) / We Sing Allelujah
  6. Doomsday (2.58)
    God / Wonderous Love / The Death of Mary
  7. Doomsday II (8.27)
    The Coronation of the Virgin / Lyke Wake Dirge (Roud 8194) / Judgement: The Wheel

Tracks 1a, 2b, 6a Pete Bullock;
Tracks 1b, 2a, 4a-d, 5ab, 7ab trad. arr. Home Service;
Tracks 1c, 2c, 4c, 6c John Tams;
Tracks 1d, 2d Bill Caddick;
Track 3a Graeme Taylor;
Track 3b trad. arr. Anthony Ingl, Howard Evans;
Track 5c Richard Thompson;
Track 6b trad. arr. Graeme Taylor;
Track 7c Steve King

> Folk Music > Records > Home Service: Alright Jack

Home Service: Alright Jack

Home Service: Alright Jack (Fledg'ling FLED 3015)

Alright Jack
Home Service

Making Waves SPIN 119 (LP, UK, 1986)
Fledg'ling Records FLE 1001 (CD, UK, ca. 1992)
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3015 (CD, UK, May 30, 1998)

Sorrow / Rose of Allendale
Home Service

Making Waves SURF 114 (7" single, UK, 1986)

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Recorded at Raezor Studios London;
Engineer: Roger T. Wake;
Produced by Home Service;
Executive Producer: Chris Coates;
Remastered by Tim Young at the Hit Factory London

Musicians

Jonathan Davie, bass, chorus vocals;
Howard Evans, trumpets, flugelhorn;
Andy Findon, flutes, clarinets, tenor and soprano saxophones;
Michael Gregory, drums, percussion;
Steve King, keyboards, accordion, chorus vocals;
John Tams, vocals, second guitar;
Graeme Taylor, lead electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals;
Roger Williams, trombone, tuba, euphonium

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Alright Jack (5.33)
  2. Rose of Allendale (Roud 1218) (5.46)
  3. Radstock Jig (3.08)
  4. Sorrow / Babylon (Roud 13968) (8.24)
  1. The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare (1.57)
  2. A Lincolnshire Posy
    1. Dublin Bay (Roud 785) (1.21)
    2. Horkstow Grange (Roud 1760) (2.38)
    3. Rufford Park Poachers (Roud 1759) (2.23)
    4. A Brisk Young Sailor (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201; Henry H471) (1.32)
    5. Lord Melbourne (Roud 233) (2.54)
    6. Lost Lady Found (Roud 901; Laws Q31) (2.05)
  3. Look Up, Look Up (3.48)
  4. Scarecrow (6.01)

Tracks 1, 4a, 7-8 John Tams;
Track 2 Charles Jefferys, Sidney Nelson;
Tracks 3, 4b trad. arr. Home Service;
Tracks 5-6 trad. arr. Percy Grainger;

Sleeve Notes and Texts

The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare

Percy Grainger was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1882. By the age of twelve he was giving solo recitals on his piano. He studied composition in Frankfurt and became a pupil of Busoni. Completing his studies, he moved to England, and in 1904 met the folk song collector Lucy E. Broadwood, who fired his imagination for the English folk song. He collected many such songs in Lincolnshire between 1904 and 1908, some of these to be used years later in a Suite for Military Band entitled A Lincolnshire Posy. The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare depicts war; the first session war in the past, the second war in the present.

A Lincolnshire Posy

Percy Grainger: “Dedicated to the singers who sang so sweetly to me.”

(See also John Roberts & Tony Barrand's album Heartoutbursts: English Folksongs collected by Percy Grainger which contains most of the songs from Grainger's A Lincolnshire Posy)

Dublin Bay

From the singing of Mr Deane of Hibbaldstowe, Lincolnshire, collected 1905

Horkstow Grange

From the singing of George Gouldthorpe of Goxhill, North Lincolnshire, collected 1905

Rufford Park Poachers

From the singing of Joseph Taylor of Saxby-All-Saints, Lincolnshire, collected 1906

Brisk Young Sailor

From the singing of Mrs Thompson of Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, collected 1906

Lord Melbourne

From the singing of George Wray of Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, collected 1906

The Lost Lady Found

Noted down by Lucy E Broadwood from the singing of her Lincolnshire nurse, Mrs Hill

> Folk Music > Records > John Tams: I'll Fly Away

John Tams: I'll Fly Away

John Tams: I'll Fly Away (Crucible MEK 005)

I'll Fly Away / Rolling Home
John Tams

Crucible Theatre Sheffield MEK 005 (7" single, UK, 1987)

John Tams: Rolling Home (Crucible MEK 005)
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Produced by John Tams;
Recorded by Kevin Jackson

Musicians

John Tams, Phil Langham, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya, Barry Coope, Mick Pear

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. I'll Fly Away (Theme from “Of Mice and Men”)
  1. Rolling Home (Theme from “Cider with Rosie”)

> Folk Music > Records > Home Service: Wild Life

Home Service: Wild Life

Home Service: Wild Life (Fledg'ling FLED 3001)

Wild Life
Home Service

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3001 (CD, UK, April 18, 1995)

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Recorded live direct to DAT by Andrew Cronshaw and Ralph Jordan;
Recorded at the Sidmouth Festival on Thursday August 6, 1992, The Purcell Room, London on Tuesday August 18, 1992, and the Half Moon, Putney on Sunday August 30, 1992;
Digital edit and compilation by Ian Lynn at Tangmere;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Porky's, London;
CD package design by Fledg'ling, London;
Photography by Tony Lucas

Musicians

Bill Caddick, leasd vocals, guitar;
Jonathan Davie, electric bass;
Alan Dunn, accordion, keyboards;
Howard Evans, trumpet;
Andy Findon, saxophone, clarinet, flute;
Sebastian Guard, drums, percussion [1-2, 6, 12];
Pete Murray, keyboards [1-2, 6, 12];
Ralph Salmins, drums, percussion;
Graeme Taylor, lead guitar, vocals;
Roger Williams, trombone

Tracks

  1. Chaconne (4.05)
  2. The Reaper / Scarecrow / Battle of the Somme (9.02)
  3. Lili Marlene Walks Away / Pappa Joe’s Polka (7.50)
  4. Born a Dog, Died a Gentleman (3.38)
  5. Napoleon’s Grande March (5.50)
  6. Summer Is A-Coming In (3.52)
  7. The Encounter (2.59)
  8. She Moves Among Men (4.12)
  9. Never Gonna Be a Cowboy Now (3.40)
  10. One More Whiskey (4.18)
  11. Battle Pavanne / Peat Bog Soldiers (5.45)
  12. Stay on the Line (5.48)
  13. Rainbow Waistcoat (5.01)

Track 1 Graeme Taylor, Bill Caddick;
Tracks 2a, 3a, 4, 6, 8-9, 12-13 Bill Caddick;
Track 2b John Tams;
Track 2c trad. arr. Howard Evans;
Tracks 3b, 11b trad. arr. Graeme Taylor;
Track 5 trad. arr. Home Service;
Track 7 Graeme Taylor;
Track 10 John B. Spencer;
Track 11a Tylman Susato arr. Graeme Taylor

> Folk Music > Records > Over the Hills and Far Away: The Music of Sharpe

Over the Hills and Far Away: The Music of Sharpe

Over the Hills and Far Away: The Music of Sharpe (Virgin VTCD81)

Over the Hills and Far Away
The Music of Sharpe
John Tams et al.

Virgin Records VTCD81 (CD, UK, 1996)

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Album concept and producer: John Tams;
John Tams' tracks recorded January 1996 bat Panda Studio, North Dalton, East Yorkshire, engineered by Ray Williams and Oliver Knight, and produced by John Tams;
Kate Rusby's tracks recorded January 1996 at Temple Studios, Edinburgh, engineered by Moray Munro, and produced by John McCusker;
Dominic Muldowney's tracks recorded November 1995 at Lansdowne Studio, London, engineered by Mark Tucker, and produced by Dominic Muldowney;
The Band and Bugles of the Light Division recorded November 1995 at CTS Studios, Wembley, engineered by Mark Tucker, and produced by Captain R.J. Owen and Dominic Muldowney

Musicians

Moscow Symphony Orchestra [1, 20];
The Band and Bugles of the Light Division [2, 11, 15, 19];
Dominic Muldowney [4, 7b, 9, 13, 17];
John Tams, vocals [3, 5, 7a, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18], keyboards [3], guitar [8, 16];
Barry Coope, vocals [3, 5, 14, 18], keyboards [3, 8, 16];
Kate Rusby, vocals [6, 12], piano [12];
John McCusker, cittern [6], fiddle [12];
Roger Wilson, guitar [8, 18], fiddle [3, 8, 10, 16, 18];
Michael Gregory, drums [3];
Ray Williams, percussion [18]

Tracks

  1. Moscow Symphony Orchestra: The Overture: Sharpe's Theme / Prelude (2.48)
  2. The Band of the Light Division: I'm Ninety Five (0.50)
  3. John Tams: Over the Hills And Far Away (Roud 3098) (3.48)
  4. Dominic Muldowney: The Spanish Sword (1.29)
  5. John Tams & Barry Cooper: Rogue's March (0.32)
  6. Kate Rusby: The Collier Recruit (Roud 3503) (4.16)
  7. John Tams: The Bird in the Bush (Roud 290) / Dominic Muldowney: The Colours (3.50)
  8. John Tams: The Spanish Bride (Roud 687) (6.56)
  9. Dominic Muldowney: The Shilling (2.00)
  10. John Tams & Roger Wilson: Gentleman Soldier (Roud 178; G/D 7:1471) (0.35)
  11. The Band and Bugles of the Light Division: Bugle Call / Money Musk (Regimental Double Past) (0.49)
  12. Kate Rusby: Broken-Hearted I Will Wander (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584; Henry H122a) (4.19)
  13. Dominic Muldowney: Badajoz (3.58)
  14. John Tams & Barry Cooper: The Rambling Soldier (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477) (1.43)
  15. The Band and Bugles of the Light Division: The Huntsman's Chorus / The Italian Song (2.15)
  16. John Tams: Johnny Is Gone for a Soldier (Roud 911) (3.24)
  17. Dominic Muldowney: The Forlorn Hope (2.05)
  18. John Tams: Love Farewell (3.08)
  19. The Band and Bugles of the Light Division Sunset (1.38)
  20. John Tams & Moscow Symphony Orchestra: Sharpe's Theme / Sharpe's Song (1.39)

> Folk Music > Records > Home Service: The Nativity

Home Service: The Nativity

Home Service: The Nativity (Promenade PP26119)

The Nativity
From Bill Bryden's Royal National Theatre Production of The Mysteries
Home Service

Promenade Productions PP26119 (CD, UK, 1999)

Based on the mediaeval plays of York, Wakefield and Chester in a version by Tony Harrison and the company;
Music by John Tams and Graeme Taylor

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Music recorded at Snake Ranch Studios, London;
Engineered by John Gallen and Nik Lederer;
Dialogue recorded at Motivation Sound Studios, London;
Studio manager: Mark Smith;
Cover design by Lawrence Morton;
Painting detail of “The Adoration of the Magi” by Gentile de Fabrano, Uffizi gallery, Florence

Musicians

Graeme Taylor, music director, guitar, vocals;
Jonathan Davie, bass guitar, vocals;
Stephen Dawson, trumpet, flugelhorn;
Alan Dunn, keyboards;
Michael Gregory, percussion;
Kevin Morgan, euphonium, tuba;
John Tams, vocals;
Keith Thompson, vocals, woodwind;
Roger Wilson, violin, vocals;
Linda Thompson, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Annunciation / Mary's Trouble with Joseph / The Birth (10.52)
  2. Herod's Court / Three Kings / The Shepherds (25.25)
  3. The Adoration / The Flight into Egypt (7.55)
  4. The Slaughter of the Innocents / Death of Herod / The Carol (12.11)

> Folk Music > Records > John Tams: Unity

John Tams: Unity

John Tams: Unity (Topic TSCD508)

Unity
John Tams

Topic Records TSCD508 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Recorded largely live on 2 inch 24 track analogue at Badge, Doncaster by Keith Angel, Oliver Knight and Andy Seward with additional recordings at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire by Oliver Knight;
Linda Thompson recorded in Clare's bedroom, Morden, by Andy Seward and Graeme Taylor;
Mixed at Badge, Doncaster and High Melton by Keith Angel and Andy Seward;
Finalised and mastered by Andy Seward at Sight & Sound, Bolton-on-Dearne, South Yorkshire;
Produced by John Tams;
Photography by Tom Howard,
Design and photo manipulation by John Haxby

Musicians

John Tams, vocals, electric guitar [1-2, 4, 8], acoustic guitar [2-3, 6], mouth organ [2, 6b, 9];
Linda Thompson, vocals [6b];
Graeme Taylor, lead guitar [1], electric guitar [2, 4-5, 6a, 8], electric slide guitar [7], acoustic guitar [2-3, 6b, 9], mandolin [2, 6b];
Barry Coope, piano [5], keyboards [1-2, 4-5, 8], vocals [1, 3-8];
Andy Seward, electric bass [1-2, 4-5, 8], fretless bass [3, 7], string bass [6], electro-acoustic bass [9];
Alan Dunn, accordion [2, 4, 6], harmonium [3], whistle [4-5], piano [4, 9], Hammond [9];
Keith Angel, drums [1-2, 4-5, 8], marimba [3], hand percussion [5], Goldthorpe kit [6a], djembi, congas, shaker [7], percussion [9];
Lingdale Silver Band: Tim Oldroyd, Gareth Poole, cornets, David Shawcross, tenor horn, Bryan Tams, euphonium [8]

Tracks

  1. Whole New Vision (3.45)
  2. American Dream (Girl in Texas) (5.33)
  3. From Where I Lie / Sheepcounting (5.40)
  4. Unity (Raise Your Banners High) (4.47)
  5. Spanish Bride (7.09)
  6. Somewhere the Sun Is Shining / Hold Back the Tide (6.56)
  7. Winds of Change (Yalta Beach - Bonfire Night 1992) (4.35)
  8. Harry Stone (Hearts of Coal) (5.57)
  9. Who Will Blow the Candle Out Tonight? (4.25)

All tracks written by Johm Tams

> Folk Music > Records > John Tams: Home

John Tams: Home

John Tams: Home (Topic TSCD533)

Home
John Tams

Topic Records TSCD533 (CD, UK, 2002)

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Recorded at Ferry Farm Cottage, Conisbrough, North Yorkshire, Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, The Pavilion Ballroom, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, Beechcroft, Matlock Green, Derbyshire, Pure Records Studio, Mortimer Heights, Yorkshire, Oak Tree Close, Martham, Norfolk, The Old Cobbler's Cottage, North Dalton, East Riding, The Loft, Raynes Park, Surrey, Heage Tavern, Derbyshire, on the Badge Mobile;
Engineered by Keith Angel, Andy Seward, Oliver Knight and Graeme Taylor;
Mixed by John Tams and Keith Angel;
Produced by John Tams;
Design and photography by John Haxby

Musicians

John Tams, vocals, choir [7], acoustic guitar [1, 3, 5-6, 8, 10], acoustic bass guitar [2], keyboards [2], melodeon [7];
Rosie Tams, backing vocals [4];
Graeme Taylor, lead guitar [1], acoustic guitar [1, 4], electric guitar [4, 8-9], electric slide guitar [5], mandolin [7], 12 string guitar [7], lap steel guitar [10];
Barry Coope, vocals [1, 3-4, 8-9], choir [7, 9], keyboards [1, 8], crematorium organ [3], string synthesiser [4], piano [5, 7], pizzicato strings [7], harmonium [10];
Andy Seward, bass [1, 4-5, 8], 5 string bass [7, 9], fretless bass [], string bass [], electro-acoustic bass [];
Alan Dunn, piano accordion [4], Hammond [4, 9], piano [4, 8], keyboards [5, 9];
Keith Angel, drums [1-2, 4, 7-9], tambourine [1], marimba [2], mbira [2], surdo [3], congas [4], djembi [5], percussion [7];

Tracks

  1. You Don't Know Me Anymore (3.28)
  2. Another Grey & Grim Old Grimy Day (4.20)
  3. Yonder (Down the Winding Road) (4.34)
  4. The Ballroom (7.09)
  5. Hugh Stenson and Molly Green (5.34)
  6. Right on Line (5.14)
  7. Polska (The Clunch) / The Traveller (4.38)
  8. Red Gown (4.00)
  9. Bound East for Cardiff (7.14)
  10. When This Song Is Ended There's No More (3.30)

All tracks written by John Tams except
Track 2 John Tams, Keith Angel;
Track 5 trad. / John Tams

> Folk Music > Records > No. 47 Music of The Good Hope

No. 47 Music of The Good Hope

No. 47 Music of The Good Hope (T<sup>2</sup> 001)

No. 47 Music of The Good Hope
John Tams et al

private issue T2 001 (CD EP, UK, 2002)

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Herman Heijerman's 1900 play The Good Hope is based on the true story of a Dutch fishing community whose men were sent to sea in a rotten boat. It was a campaigning play that led to a change in Dutch law. Lee Hall's 2001 version of The Good Hope transposes the action to turn-of-the-century Whitby, but the issues it deals with seem urgently contemporary.

Herman Heijermans: The Good Hope (1900);
A new version by Lee Hall (2001);
Music and lyrics by John Tams;
Director Bill Bryden

Shown at Cottesloe Theatre (National Theatre):
Previewed 2 November,
Opened 8 November 2001,
Closed 5 February 2002

Musicians

Chris Coe, vocals, dulcimer, percussion, clogs;
Alan Dunn, keyboards, accordion, vocals;
Charlie Hart, fiddle;
John Tams, vocals;
Graeme Taylor, banjo, vocals;
Clare Taylor, vocals;
Keith Thompson, whistles, shuttle pipes, clarinet, vocals

Tracks

  1. Lowlands (Roud 681; Henry H469) (1.19)
  2. How High the Price / Kemp's March / Where Have All the Fishes Gone / The Esk Hornpipe (4.26)
  3. All Clouds the Sky (2.32)
  4. St Hilda's Waltz (2.55)
  5. The Deckie (2.00)
  6. Hark Hark What News (Roud 389 / 3210) (2.12)
  7. Lowlands (Roud 681; Henry H469) (1.48)

> Folk Music > Records > John Tams: The Reckoning

John Tams: The Reckoning

John Tams: The Reckoning (Topic TSCD551)

The Reckoning
John Tams

Topic Records TSCD551 (CD, UK, 2005)

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Produced by John Tams;
Engineered by John Tams at The Bench, Derbyshire with Oliver Knight, Andy Seward, Keith Angel, Graeme Taylor and Barry Coope;
Mastered by Dean “Jud” Jordan at Sight & Sound, Bolton-on-Dearne, South Yorkshire;
Design and photography by John Haxby

Musicians

John Tams, vocals, electric guitar [], acoustic guitar [1-8], bass guitar [1-2, 7], 5 string banjo [1], foot [5], button accordion [7];
Barry Coope, vocals [1-5, 7-8], drums [1], keyboards [2, 4-5, 7], percussion [2], harmonium [6];
Graeme Taylor, electric guitar [1-2, 5, 7], 5 string banjo [4], dobro [5], acoustic guitar [6], ukulele [7];
Andy Seward, bouzouki [2], 5 string banjo [5], string bass [6, 8];
Keith Angel, percussion [2], drums [6-8];
Steve Dawson, cornet [2], trumpet [2, 4, 7-8], flugelhorn [4, 6];
Roger Wilson, acoustic guitar [3], fiddles [3, 7]

Tracks

  1. Written in the Book (3.45)
  2. Safe House (4.22)
  3. Amelia (4.11)
  4. How High the Price? / All Clouds the Sky / St Hilda's Waltz (7.11)
  5. Bitter Withy (Roud 452) (6.42)
  6. A Man of Constant Sorrow (5.20)
  7. The Sea:
    Pretty Nancy (Roud 407) (2.34)
    A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (4.08)
    One More Day (Roud 704) (4.43)
    As I Looked East, As I Looked West (2.54)
  8. Including Love (2.50)

All tracks written by John Tams except
Tracks 5, 7 trad.

> Folk Music > Records > John Tams: The Definitive Collection

John Tams: The Definitive Collection

John Tams: The Definitive Collection (Highpoint HPO6015)

The Definitive Collection
John Tams

Highpoint Recordings HPO6015 (CD, UK, 2007)

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Tracks

  1. Doing Time to Fit Your Crime (Gaol Song (Roud 1077)) (3.45)
  2. Harry Stone (Hearts of Coal) (5.57)
  3. Yonder (Down the Winding Road) (4.32)
  4. Rose of Allendale (Roud 1218) (5.45)
  5. Spanish Bride (7.07)
  6. Evona (3.20)
  7. Polska (The Clunch) / The Traveller (4.37)
  8. Bitter Withy (Roud 452) (6.42)
  9. Lay Me Low (2.40)
  10. Hugh Stenson and Molly Green (5.34)
  11. Unity (Raise Your Banners High) (4.44)
  12. Scarecrow (6.01)

Tracks 4, 12 are from Home Service: Alright Jack (Making Waves SPIN 119, 1986);
Track 9 is from Home Service: The Mysteries (Fledg'ling FLED 3014, 1997);
Tracks 2, 5, 11 are from Unity (TSCD508, 2000);
Track 1 is from Ashley Hutchings: Street Cries (TSCD535, 2001);
Tracks 3, 7, 10 are from Home (TSCD533, 2002);
Track 6 is from Oliver Knight: Mysterious Day (TSCD528, 2002);
Tracks 8 is from The Reckoning (TSCD551, 2005)

> Folk Music > Records > Home Service: Live 1986

Home Service: Live 1986

Home Service: Live 1986 (Fledg'ling FLED 3085)

Live 1986
Home Service

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3085 (CD, UK, July 4, 2011)

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Recorded live by Doug Beveridge at Cambridge Folk Festival, 1986;
Restored and edited from the original cassette tapes by Graeme Taylor at Cannon Hill Studio;
Project curated for Home Service by John Tams, Graeme Taylor and David Suff;
Mastered for CD by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering;
Package design by David Suff

Note: The CD does not fit in a standard CD rack as the sleeve is nearly 1cm taller than the usual jewel box. I wonder what standards are for …

Musicians

Jonathan Davie, bass, vocals;
Howard Evans, trumpet;
Andy Findon, saxophone, clarinet, flute;
Michael Gregory, drums, percussion;
Steve King, keyboards;
John Tams, lead vocals, guitar;
Graeme Taylor, lead guitar, vocals;
Roger Williams, trombone

Tracks

  1. Alright Jack (6.05)
  2. Walk My Way (4.27)
  3. Battle Pavanne / Peat Bog Soldiers (5.50)
  4. Galliard / Bramsley (3.43)
  5. Snow Falls (3.36)
  6. Dublin Bay (Roud 785) (1.53)
  7. My Bonny Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215) / Scarecrow (6.01)
  8. The Brisk Young Sailor (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (1.30)
  9. Rose of Allendale (Roud 1218) (5.42)
  10. The Lost Lady Found (Roud 901; Laws Q31) (2.10)
  11. Look Up, Look Up (4.07)
  12. Sorrow / Babylon (Roud 13968) (8.25)

Tracks 1, 5, 7b, 11, 12a John Tams;
Track 9 Charles Jefferys, Sidney Nelson;
Tracks 3, 4b trad. arr. Home Service;
Tracks 5-6 trad. arr. Percy Grainger;

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Home Service: A New Ground

Home Service: A New Ground (Dotted Line DLCD002)

A New Ground
Home Service

Dotted Line DLCD002 (CD, UK, August 2016)

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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Graeme Taylor at Morden Shoals Studio in December 2015 – June 2016

Musicians

John Kirkpatrick, vocals, accordion, concertina;
Graeme Taylor, guitars, backing vocals;
Andy Findon, flute, piccolo, fife, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, keyboard;
Michael Gregory, drums, percussion;
Steve King, keyboards, tenor saxophone;
Paul Archibald, trumpets, flugelhorn;
Rory McFarlane, bass guitar, backing vocals;
Roger Williams, trombone, tuba

Tracks

  1. Kellingley (4.20)
  2. The Last Tommy (5.44)
  3. Papa Joe's Polka (4.00)
  4. Arthur McBride (Roud 2355; G/D 1:78) / Chaconne (6.07)
  5. A New Ground (5.36)
  6. Wallbreaker (6.16)
  7. Dirt, Dust, Lorries and Noise (2.40)
  8. The King's Hunt (5.17)
  9. Melting (6.04)
  10. Ten Pound Lass / The Skies Turned Grey (6.05)
  11. Cheeky Capers (4.09)

Track 1 Derek Pearce, John Kirkpatrick, Graeme Taylor;
Tracks 2, 10b Issy Emeney;
Track 3 trad. arr. Graeme Taylor, Andy Findon;
Track 4a trad. arr. John Kirkpatrick, Graeme Taylor;
Track 4b Graeme Taylor;
Track 5 Henry Purcell, Andy Findon, John Kirkpatrick;
Track 6 Benji Kirkpatrick;
Track 7 John Kirkpatrick;
Track 8 John Bull arr. Home Service;
Track 9 Derek Pearce;
Track 10a trad. arr. John Kirkpatrick, Andy Findon;
Track 12 Andy Findon, Paul Honey

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