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Muckram Wakes

Original members (1970-Oct. 1973): Roger Watson, Helen Watson, John Tams
Longest line-up (Nov. 1973-1980): Roger Watson, Helen Watson, John Adams, Suzie Adams
Interim member: Barry Coope
Final line-up: John Adams, Keith Kendrick, Ian Carter

In 1978, Muckram Wakes were also half of the New Victory Band.

> Folk Music > Records > Muckram Wakes: A Map of Derbyshire

A Map of Derbyshire

Muckram Wakes: A Map of Derbyshire (Trailer LER 2085)

A Map of Derbyshire
Muckram Wakes

Trailer Records LER 2085 (LP, UK, 1973)

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Recorded and produced by Bill Leader;
Print on front of sleeve by courtesy of Derby Borough Library;
Album designed by Janet Kerr

Musicians

John Tams, Anglo concertina, bouzouki, 5-string and tenor banjo, 2nd fiddle, whistle;
Roger Watson, vocals, English concertina, melodeon, percussion;
Helen Watson, vocals, harmonium, piano, whistle, bouzouki

with
Philip Langham, fiddle, tenor banjo, percussion;
Graham Cooper, guitar, spoons

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115) / Winster Processional Theme (3.18)
  2. The Cruise of the Sun Glory (5.10)
  3. Cathy Shore (2.55)
  4. Poor Old Horse (Roud 513) (4.53)
  5. Watercress-O (3.44)
  6. Mrs Merry's Ball / Polka: Winster Gallop (3.13)
  1. Cow i' th' Gate (3.36)
  2. The Squire of Tamworth (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (5.02)
  3. Fifty Years Ago (2.39)
  4. Gilliver (3.46)
  5. The Bone Lace Weaver / The Mallard (3.06)
  6. Dumper / Pulling-Down Song (3.23)

Tracks 1, 4, 7-8 trad.;
Track 2 Gerald Short;
Tracks 3, 5 Roger Watson;
Track 6 Albert Fradley;
Track 9 Elizabeth Goodall;
Track 10 Roger Watson, Colin Cater;
Track 11 Leonard Wheatcroft, Roy Harris;
Track 12 John Tams

> Folk Music > Records > Muckram Wakes: Muckram Wakes

Muckram Wakes

Muckram Wakes: Muckram Wakes (Trailer LER 2093)

Muckram Wakes
Muckram Wakes

Trailer Records LER 2093 (LP, UK, 1976)

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Recorded and produced by Bill Leader;
Album designed by Janet Kerr

Musicians

John Adams, vocals, fiddle [2, 4, 6, 8-11, 13, 17], banjo [2, 8], trombone [18];
Suzie Adams, vocals, drum [2, 10-11], whistle [17];
Helen Watson, vocals, harmonium [2, 4, 6, 8-10, 13, 17], whistle [8, 10-11], piano [18];
Roger Watson, vocals, concertina [2, 6, 8-9, 11, 13, 15], drum [4, 17], melodeon [10]

with
Bill Leader, triangle [8];
Sonia Jackson, cello [9];
Chris Coe, hammered dulcimer [13];
Pete Coe, Appalachian dulcimer [17]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Muckram Wakes (0.31)
  2. The Duchess of Hamilton's Rant (1.11)
  3. Bitter Withy (Roud 452) (2.28)
  4. William Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169; Henry H231, H757) (4.35)
  5. T'owd Brahn 'en (2.11)
  6. Black Boy Polka (0.56)
  7. The Two Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.15)
  8. Black Boy Jig (1.08)
  9. The Farmer's Arms (Roud 1603) (4.51)
  10. Winster Wakes (1.51)
  1. The Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645) (3.46)
  2. Twenty Pins (Roud 1144) (0.36)
  3. Cromford Mills (2.33)
  4. Stockinger (1.14)
  5. The Meynell Pack (4.38)
  6. Peg of Derby (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (2.09)
  7. Hugh Stenson the Deserter (4.30)
  8. Owd Joe Biggin (3.44)

All tracks trad. arr. John Adams, Roger Watson except
Track 1 Roger Watson, John Tams;
Track 5 Gerald Short;
Track 7 trad. coll. George Fradley;
Track 9 Eric Winter;
Track 11 trad. coll. W. Hallam;
Tracks 12, 14 anon., tune Roy Harris;
Track 13 trad. coll. Roy Harris;
Track 18 Frank Sutton

> Folk Music > Records > New Victory Band: One More Dance & Then

New Victory Band: One More Dance & Then

New Victory Band: One More Dance & Then (Topic 12TS382)

One More Dance & Then
New Victory Band

Topic Records 12TS382 (LP, UK, 1978)
Backshift Records BASH CD47 (CD, UK, 2000)
Topic Records TSDL382 (digital download, UK, March 2010)

One More Dance & Then (Backshift BASH CD47)
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Recorded by John Gill at Riverside Studios, March 1978;
Produced by Tony Engle, John Adams and Peter Coe;
Photograph by Tony Fisher;
Sleeve design by John Crane

Musicians

Pete Coe, melodeon;
Chris Coe, hammered dulcimer, duet concertina;
John Adams, trombone, fiddle, 2nd melodeon, tenor banjo, snare drum, harmonium [9];
Suzie Adams, banjo (plectrum G);
Roger Watson, tuba, banjo, mouth organ;
Helen Watson, keyboards, whistles;
Ian Wordsworth, percussion;
Linda Wordsworth, tap dance (and chorus girl)

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Harper's Frolick / Bonny Kate polkas (2.30)
  2. The Mountain Belle schottische (2.29)
  3. You Can't Take That on the Train (4.04)
  4. Charles Lynch's / Cajun Waltz / The Banks of the Dee waltzes (3.20)
  5. Pretty Little Girl from Nowhere (3.34)
  6. Nellie's First Rag rag (2.03)
  1. Robbie Hobkirk's / Father's polkas (2.58)
  2. Mrs Grace Bowie / The Hogmanay jigs (2.16)
  3. Mamie May (3.04)
  4. (I'm Gonna Get My) Moustache (Blacked As Soon As I Get There) / Corn Riggs polkas (2.28)
  5. One More Dance and Then … march country dance (2.32)
  6. Long, Long Trail (5.15)
CD bonus tracks:
Live at Hoeillart, Belgium, July 1980
  1. The Busby polka (4.27)
  2. Looking for a Partner jig (4.04)
  3. It Ain't All Honey & It Ain't All Jam (3.19)
  4. Speed the Plough / Rochdale Coconut Dance / Britannia (Bacup) Coconut Dance polkas (4.42)
  5. Ragged But Right (3.46)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Charles Kinkel;
Track 3 Roger Watson;
Track 5 E.W. Rogers, John Neat;
Track 6 Helen Watson;
Track 7a Robbie Hobkirk;
Track 8b Andrew Rankine;
Track 9 Hermann E. Darewski, Lester Barrat;
Track 12 Stoddart King, Alonzo Elliott;
Track 13 Cordon;
Track 14 James Braidwood;
Track 15 Murray, Everard;
Track 17 George Jones

> Folk Music > Records > Muckram Wakes: Warbles, Jangles and Reeds

Muckram Wakes: Warbles, Jangles and Reeds

Muckram Wakes: Warbles, Jangles and Reeds (Highway SHY 7009)

Warbles, Jangles and Reeds
Muckram Wakes

Highway Records SHY 7009 (LP, UK, 1980)

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Recorded and produced at Leader Sound by John Gill;
Executive producer: John Zollman;
Sleeve design: John Crane

Musicians

Roger Watson, vocals, tuba, euphonium, English concertina, melodeon, harmonica;
Helen Watson, vocals, harmonium, whistle, clarinet, piano;
Suzie Adams, vocals, banjo, tenor banjo, harmonium, triangle, drum;
John Adams, vocals, fiddle, trombone, harmonium, polymoog synthesiser

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Little Red House in Cardiff / First of August (3.07)
  2. Miner's Prayer (Roud 7721) (3.10)
  3. Mary Anne (2.48)
  4. Palms of Victory (Roud 3540) (5.02)
  5. L'Etoile (2.33)
  6. Bannero (Reynardine) (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333) (4.02)
  1. Malthouse / Gammel Boon (3.36)
  2. The Poor Old Weaver's Daughter (Roud 1277) (3.15)
  3. Song of the Pit (3.05)
  4. Sheffield Park (Roud 860) (2.23)
  5. I Would That the Wars Were All Over (Roud 2036) (2.52)
  6. Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer (4.26)

All tracks trad. arr. Adams, Watson except
Track 3 Fred W. Leigh, George Bastow;
Track 5 Chas D. Rentgen;
Track 7a Roger Watson;
Track 9 Jack Cotterell, A. Watson;
Track 12 Jimmy McHugh, Frank Adamson, arr. Frederick Day

> Folk Music > Records > Suzie Adams and Helen Watson: Songbird

Suzie Adams and Helen Watson: Songbird

Suzie Adams and Helen Watson: Songbird (Dingle's DIN 327)

Songbird
Suzie Adams and Helen Watson

Dingle's Records DIN 327 (LP, UK, 1983)

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Recorded at Abbeydale Studios, Wembley by George Roberts;
Produced by Roger Holt;
Photography Roger Holt.

Musicians

Suzie Adams, vocals, triangle;
Helen Watson, vocals, piano, harmonium, electric organ, melodeon;
Geoff Harris, vocals, guitar;
Mike Hockenhull, vocals, banjo;
Laurie Harper, vocals, fiddle;
Andrew Cronshaw, electric zither

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Bread and Roses
  2. Songbird
  3. Long Way from Home
  4. The Eagle
  5. Beulah Land (Roud 12376)
  1. Tomorrow Is a Long Time
  2. Heavenly Aeroplane (Roud 7384)
  3. Bone Lace Weaver
  4. Barbarie Ellen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236)
  5. Gypsy Davy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124)
  6. Christmas Eve Can Kill You
  7. Blues in ‘D’

Track 1 James Oppenheim;
Track 2 Jesse Winchester;
Track 3 trad. arr. Neil Adam;
Track 4 Geoff Harris;
Tracks 5, 7 trad. arr. Suzie Adams, Helen Watson;
Track 6 Bob Dylan;
Track 8 Roy Harris;
Tracks 9-10 trad. arr. Helen Watson;
Track 11 Dennis Linde;
Track 12 Kate McGarrigle

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Roy Harris, The Bitter and the Sweet, LP, Topic 12TS217, 1972

Johnny Collins, The Traveller's Rest, LP, Traditional Sound TSR 014, 1973

Roger Watson, The Pick & the Malt Shovel, LP, Traditional Sound TSR 017, 1974

Johnny Collins, Johnny's Private Army, LP, Traditional Sound TSR 020, 1975

Roy Harris, By Sandbank Fields, LP, Topic 12TS327, 1977

Various Artists, Mrs Casey's Choice, LP, Rocking Chair SRCR 101, 1978

Various Artists, The Derby Tup Presents…, cassette, BBC Radio Derby DTP-01, 1988

Various Artists, Midwinter, 4 CD, Free Reed FRWCD30, 2006