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Jon Wilks: Songs from the Attic

Jon Wilks: Songs from the Attic (Jon Wilks)

Songs from the Attic
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL, UK, 9 October 2017)

Shallow Brown
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 14 August 2018)

Jon Wilks: Shallow Brown (Jon Wilks)
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Produced by Jon Wilks

Musicians

Jon Wilks: vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. The Sandgate Dandling (Roud B24532) (3.40)
  2. The Bedmaking (Roud 1631) (3.15)
  3. Girl on a Kemble Train (2.54)
  4. When First I Came to Caledonia (5.02)
  5. Hard Times of Old England (Roud 1206) (3.02)
  6. Ye Mariners All (A Jug of This) (Roud 1191) (2.57)
  7. My Old Hat That I Got On (Roud 475; G/D 3:580) (3.10)
  8. Durham Fair (6.02)
  9. Shallow Brown (Roud 2621) (4.38)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Robert Nunn;
Tracks 3, 8 Jon Wilks

> Folk Music > Records > The Grizzly Folk: October Song

The Grizzly Folk: October Song

Grizzly Folk: October Song (Jon Wilks)

October Song
The Grizzly Folk

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 6 October 2018)

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Produced by Jon Wilks

Musicians

Jon Wilks: guitar, vocals;
Jon Nice: keyboards, ambient recordings

Tracks

  1. October Song (5.20)

Track 1 Robin Williamson

> Folk Music > Records > Jon Wilks: Midlife

Jon Wilks: Midlife

Jon Wilks: Midlife (Jon Wilks)

Midlife
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL, UK, 16 November 2018)
Jon Wilks (CD, UK, 25 March 2019)

Colin's Ghost
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 25 February 2018)

Jon Wilks: Colin's Ghost (Jon Wilks)
Jon Wilks: John Hobbs (Jon Wilks)

John Hobbs
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 3 April 2018)

The Brave Dudley Boys
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 8 June 2018)

Jon Wilks: The Brave Dudley Boys (Jon Wilks)
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Produced and arranged by Jon Wilks

Musicians

Jon Wilks: vocals, guitar;
Jon Nice: piano [6, 9-10], Hammond B3 [6]

Tracks

  1. The Brave Dudley Boys (Roud 1131) (5.24)
  2. I Can't Find Brummagem (Roud V34542) (3.17)
  3. Navvy Boots (Roud 516; G/D 4:787) (3.50)
  4. John Hobbs (Roud 21966) (3.13)
  5. Bandy-Legged Lett (3.30)
  6. Buffoon tune (3.17)
  7. Birmingham Sally (Roud V254) (2.56)
  8. Colin's Ghost (Roud 1600) (4.51)
  9. Aye for Saturday Night (Roud 5701) / My Bloke's a Peaky (Roud 24185) (2.33)
  10. There Was an Old Man Came Over the Sea (Roud 362; G/D 4:815) (5.51)
  11. Oh It Was My Cruel Parents Who Did Me First Trepan (Roud 2897) (3.01) (CD only)
  12. Adieu, Adieu (Roud 30101) (5.25)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 melody Pam Bishop;
Track 2 James Dobbs, additional lyrics Jon Wilks;
Track 9b tune Jon Wilks
Many songs are originally from the Topic album The Wide Midlands and possibly from the book Later English Broadside Ballads.

Video

Jon Wilks on the traditional tune Buffoon:

> Folk Music > Records > Jon Wilks: The Trial of Bill Burn Under Martin's Act

Jon Wilks: The Trial of Bill Burn Under Martin's Act

Jon Wilks: The Trial of Bill Burn Under Martin's Act (Jon Wilks)

The Trial of Bill Burn Under Martin's Act
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL EP, UK, 26 July 2019)

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Produced and arranged by Jon Wilks;
Photos by Shaun Duke

Musicians

Jon Wilks: vocals, guitar;
Nick Hart: melodeon [2];
Mikey Kenney: fiddle [2]

Tracks

  1. The Trial of Bill Burn Under Martin's Act (Roud B248968) (5.51)
  2. Holly Ho (Roud 1407) (4.24)
  3. Who Hung the Monkey? (4.34)
  4. Leave Her, Johnny (Roud 354; Henry H53b) (2.45)

All tracks trad. arr. Jon Wilks;
Track 1 melody Jon Wilks

Video

Jon Wilks sings Leave Her, Johnny:

> Folk Music > Records > Jon Wilks: Toryanse

Jon Wilks: Toryanse

Jon Wilks: Toryanse (Jon Wilks)

Toryanse - 通りゃんせ
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 27 August 2019)

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Produced and arranged by Jon Wilks

Musicians

Jon Wilks: vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. Toryanse - 通りゃんせ (2.18)

All tracks trad. Japan

> Folk Music > Records > Jon Wilks: The Jovial Hunter of Bromsgrove

Jon Wilks: The Jovial Hunter of Bromsgrove

Jon Wilks: The Jovial Hunter of Bromsgrove (Jon Wilks)

The Jovial Hunter of Bromsgrove
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 16 March 2020)

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Produced and arranged by Jon Wilks

Musicians

Jon Wilks: vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. The Jovial Hunter of Bromsgrove (Roud 29; Child 18) (4.53)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Jon Wilks: Tell Old Bill

Jon Wilks: Tell Old Bill

Jon Wilks: Tell Old Bill (Jon Wilks)

Tell Old Bill
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 16 June 2020)

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Produced and arranged by Jon Wilks

Musicians

Jon Wilks, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. Tell Old Bill (Roud 7876) (4.25)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Jon Wilks: Mary Ashford's Tragedy

Jon Wilks: Mary Ashford's Tragedy

Jon Wilks: Mary Ashford's Tragedy (Jon Wilks)

Mary Ashford's Tragedy
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 30 September 2020)

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Produced and arranged by Jon Wilks

See also John Wilks' articles Mary Ashford: A Broadside Ballad and The Sausage Man – Roud V14373.

Musicians

Jon Wilks: vocals, guitar;
Katherine Priddy: vocals [1]

Tracks

  1. Mary Ashford's Tragedy (Roud V27326) (7.28)
  2. The Sausage Man (Roud C14373) (4.25)

Track 1 words trad., music Jon Wilks;
Track 2 trad., chorus Jon Wilks

> Folk Music > Records > Jon Wilks: Up the Cut

Jon Wilks: Up the Cut

Jon Wilks: Up the Cut (Jon Wilks)

Up the Cut
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (CD, UK, 12 February 2021)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks (DL single, UK, 16 November 2020)

Jon Wilks: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Jon Wilks)
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Produced and arranged by Jon Wilks;
Mixed and mastered by Andi Lee, Kosi Studios;
Cover art linocut by Jon Nice

Jon's liner notes

Musicians

Jon Wilks: vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. Pretty Girls of Brummagem (Roud V1691) (4.14)
  2. The Stowaway (Roud 6341) (6.25)
  3. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13; TYG 35) (3.22)
  4. John Riley (Roud 270; Laws M8; G/D 1:22; Henry H468) (4.01)
  5. The Jovial Hunter of Bromsgrove (Roud 29; Child 18) (6.01)
  6. The Tramp's Philosophy (Roud 10672) (2.53)
  7. How Five and Twenty Shillings Were Expended in a Week (Roud V1598) (5.10)
  8. The Lover's Ghost (Roud 179; Child 248) (5.07)
  9. Little Grey 'Oss (Roud 393) (4.17)
  10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Roud 394) (4.07)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Jon Wilks: The Old Songs Podcasts

Jon Wilks: The Old Songs Podcasts

  1. Henry Martin / Lofty Tall Ship ft. Nick HartHenry Martin / The Lofty Tall Ship on this site
  2. Tam Lin ft. Jim MorayTam Lin on this site
  3. On Humber Bank ft. Ben WalkerOn Humber Bank / Betsy Walton on this site
  4. The Sweet Nightingale ft. Jackie OatesSweet Nightingale on this site
  5. An Acre of Land ft. Paul SartinAn Acre of Land / Sing Ivy on this site
  6. Hard Times of Old England ft. Billy BraggHard Times of Old England on this site
  7. Dives and Lazarus ft. Nick HartDives and Lazarus on this site
  8. Hal-an-Tow ft. Lisa KnappHal-an-Tow on this site
  9. Myn Mair and a Brief Introduction to Welsh Traditional Music ft. Owen Shiers (Cynefin)
  10. The Leaving of Liverpool ft. Jim MorayThe Leaving of Liverpool on this site
  11. Lord Gregory ft. Burd EllenLord Gregory on this site
  12. Banks of Green Willow ft. Cohen Braithwaite-KilcoyneBanks of Green Willow on this site
  13. The Cruel Mother ft. Rosie HoodThe Cruel Mother on this site