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Roy Harris: The Bitter and the Sweet

The Bitter and the Sweet (Topic 12TS217)

The Bitter and the Sweet
Roy Harris

Topic Records 12TS217 (LP, UK, 1972)
Topic Records TSDL217 (digtal download, UK, February 2013)

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Recorded in Nottingham in 1971 by Dick Swettenham;
Sleeve notes by A.L. Lloyd;
Sleeve design by Humphrey Weightman;
Illustration by Elizabeth Taggert

Musicians

Roy Harris, vocals, guitar [4];
Muckram Wakes: Roger Watson, Helen Wainwright and John Tams, concertina, dulcimer, fiddle, bouzouki, whistle, drum [2, 7-8];
Roger Watson, dulcimer [10], concertina [12];
Notts Alliance: Ian Stewart, Roger Grimes and Laurence Platt, melodeon, piano accordion, concertina, guitar, whistle, tambourine [1, 6, 8, 10, 12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10)
  2. The Bonny Green Woods (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322)
  3. The Death of Bill Brown (Roud 609)
  4. The Three Butchers (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186)
  5. The Ullswater Pack (Roud 1860)
  6. Poor Owd 'Oss (Roud 513)
  7. General Ludd's Triumph
  1. Poverty Knock (Roud 3491)
  2. The Streams of Lovely Nancy (Roud 688)
  3. Robin Hood and the Tanner (Roud 332; Child 126)
  4. The Royal Oak (Roud 951; G/D 1:40)
  5. Strike the Bell (Roud 4190)
  6. McCafferty (Roud 1148)
  7. All Through the Ale (Roud 475; G/D 3:580)

> Folk Music > Records > Roy Harris: Champions of Folly

Roy Harris: Champions of Folly

Champions of Folly (Topic 12TS256)

Champions of Folly
Folk Songs & Ballads sung by
Roy Harris

Topic Records 12TS256 (LP, UK, 1975)
Topic Records TSDL256 (digital download, UK, November 2009)

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Recorded at Livingstone Studios, Barnet, November 1974
Produced by Tony Engle
Notes by A.L. Lloyd
Sleeve design by Tony Russell
Photograph: postcard from the collection of Tony Engle

Musicians

Roy Harris, vocals;
Martin Carthy, guitar [1, 7, 8, 10, 14], dulcimer [9];
Bobby Campbell, fiddle [1, 4, 7, 10, 14], mandola [8];
Vic Gammon, melodeon [7, 10, 14], concertina [12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Saucy Bold Robber (Roud 1464) (2.27)
  2. Bold Lovell (Roud 534; Laws L13B) (3.24)
  3. Steepleford Town (2.35)
  4. Captain Ward (Roud 224; Child 287; G/D 1:39) (3.45)
  5. The Methody Parson (2.26)
  6. Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176) (3.54)
  7. The Beggar's Song (Roud 1573) (3.04)
  1. When I Was a Little Boy (Roud 1706; G/D 8:1701) (2.30)
  2. The Dragoon's Ride (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470) (5.07)
  3. The Cropper Lads (1.29)
  4. The “Royal Charter” (Roud 3327) (2.54)
  5. The Topman and the Afterguard (Roud 350) (2.46)
  6. The Jovial Hunter (Roud 29; Child 18) (2.41)
  7. Hard Times of Old England (Roud 1206) (3.21)

> Folk Music > Records > Roy Harris: By Sandbank Fields

Roy Harris: By Sandbank Fields

By Sandbank Fields (Topic 12TS327)

By Sandbank Fields
Songs and Ballads
Roy Harris

Topic Records 12TS327 (LP, UK, 1977)
Topic Records TSDL327 (digtal download, UK, February 2013)

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Recorded by Alan Bailey (301 Productions) November-December 1976;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Notes by Roy Harris;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Roy Harris, vocals;
Roger Watson, English concertina [4, 7, 12], melodeon [1];
Helen Watson, harmonium [1, 12];
John Adams, trombone [1], fiddle [4];
Sue Adams, triangle [1];
Neil Harris, dulcimer [9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. As I Was Going to Banbury (Roud 2423) (1.53)
  2. The Knight & the Shepherd's Daughter (Sweet William) (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (3.14)
  3. The Baker of Colebrook (Roud 2462) (2.34)
  4. The 23rd of March (Roud 3291) (2.12)
  5. Go from My Window (Roud 966) (2.10)
  6. Think on This (When You Smoke Tobacco) (2.04)
  7. The Dockyard Gate (Roud 1739) (4.14)
  1. The Lady of Carlisle (Roud 396; Laws O25; G/D 5:1056; Henry H474) (3.15)
  2. Robin Hood & Little John (Roud 1322) (4.03)
  3. Sandbank Fields (Roud 377; G/D 2:307) (3.40)
  4. The Spithead Sailor (2.20)
  5. The Unhappy Parting (3.56)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Roy Harris: The Rambling Soldier

Roy Harris: The Rambling Soldier

The Rambling Soldier (Fellside FE017)

The Rambling Soldier
Life in the lower ranks 1750-1900 through soldier songs
Roy Harris

Fellside Recordings FE017 (LP, UK, 1979)
Fellside Recordings FECD17 (CD, UK, 1997)

The Rambling Soldier (Fellside FECD17)
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The original album was published as a companion to Roy Palmer, The Rambling Soldier, Penguin Books, 1977.

Produced by Paul Adams;
Recording engineers: John Gill and Paul Adams;
Recorded at Leader Sound, Halifax and Fellside Recordings, Workington, February and April 1979
except instrumental tracks [CD 1, 5, 9, 13] recorded March 1997;
Notes to songs: Roy Palmer;
Sleeve design: Mary Blood;
Cover painting: The Girl I Left Behind Me by Charles Green (1840-1898)

Musicians

Roy Harris, vocals;
Roger Watson, English concertina, melodeons, tuba, whistle, chorus;
Peader Long, flute, piccolo, whistle, chorus;
John Astle, percussion;
Paul Adams, chorus

Musicians for the instrumental tracks (on the CD only):
Paul Witty, fiddle [CD 1, 5, 9, 13];
Mike Breese, melodeon [CD 1, 5, 9, 13]

Tracks

LP Side 1LP Side 2
  1. Balaclava (Roud 1443) (3.27)
  2. McCafferty (Roud 1148) (3.33)
  3. Muddley Barracks (Roud 1735) (2.13)
  4. The Rambling Soldier (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477) (3.37)
  5. I Would That the Wars Were All Done (Roud 2036) (2.00)
  6. The Young Recruit or, Thirteen Pence a Day (Roud 12878) (3.45)
  1. The Scarlet and the Blue (Roud 163) (3.33)
  2. Lass of Swansea Town (Roud 1416) (4.07)
  3. The Drum Major (Roud 1678) (2.15)
  4. The Hungry Army (Roud 1746) (2.49)
  5. Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99) (4.05)
  6. Chelsea Quarters (2.27)

CD Tracks

  1. British Grenadiers / The Rogues March instrumental (2.08)
  2. Balaclava (Roud 1443) (3.27)
  3. McCafferty (Roud 1148) (3.33)
  4. Muddley Barracks (Roud 1735) (2.13)
  5. The Girl I Left Behind Me (Brighton Camp) / White Cockade instrumental (3.36)
  6. The Rambling Soldier (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477) (3.37)
  7. I Would That the Wars Were All Done (Roud 2036) (2.00)
  8. The Young Recruit or, Thirteen Pence a Day (Roud 12878) (3.45)
  9. Lillibulero (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) / Garryowen instrumental (3.33)
  10. The Scarlet and the Blue (Roud 163) (3.33)
  11. Lass of Swansea Town (Roud 1416) (4.07)
  12. The Drum Major (Roud 1678) (2.15)
  13. Clare's Dragoons / Major Mackie instrumental (1.45)
  14. The Hungry Army (Roud 1746) (2.49)
  15. Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99) (4.05)
  16. Chelsea Quarters (2.27)

All track trad. except
Track 10 John J. Blockley

> Folk Music > Records > Roy Harris: Utter Simplicity

Roy Harris: Utter Simplicity

Utter Simplicity (Fellside FE044)

Utter Simplicity
Roy Harris

Fellside Recordings FE044 (LP, UK, 1985)

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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams, January and June 1985;
Sleeve artwork by Mary Blood;
Photography by Jon Lloyd

Musicians

Roy Harris, vocals;
Bernard Blackwell, melodeon [1, 10], concertina [3, 8], accordion [6], Northumbrian small-pipes [12], chorus [10];
Jill Blackwell, flute [1, 3], chorus [6, 10];
Ann Dickinson, flute [3, 8], guitar [6], chorus [6];
Steve Hicks, guitar [3-4, 6, 8, 10, 12];
Linda Adams, chorus [6]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Jackie Munro (Roud 268; Laws N7; G/D 1:171, 1:172) (3.10)
  2. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166) (3.45)
  3. Rolling Down to Old Maui (Roud 2005) (4.43)
  4. Clear Away the Morning Dew (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301) (3.54)
  5. I Reckon I've Served Me Time (1.48)
  6. Silver Queen (3.42)
  1. Young Roger Esq. (Roud 680; Laws P8; G/D 4:761) (2.17)
  2. Budgie Weed (2.12)
  3. Captain Wedderburn's Courtship (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842) (4.04)
  4. Tom Brown's Stormy Old Weather (Roud 472) (4.32)
  5. When We Raced the Robin Adair (Roud 8918) (3.33)
  6. Bright Fields of England (4.25)

All track trad. except
Track 5 Alasdair Clayre;
Track 6 Jerry Rasmussen;
Track 8 Dennis O'Neill;
Track 10 Tom Brown;
Track 12 Steve Rothero

> Folk Music > Records > Roy Harris: Live at The Lion

Roy Harris: Live at The Lion

Live at The Lion (WildGose WGS297CD)

Live at The Lion
Roy Harris

WildGoose Studios WGS297CD (CD, UK, 1999)

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Recorded live in 1997 at The White Lion folk club in Wherwell, Hampshire;
Recorded and produced by Doug Bailey at WildGoose Studios, Wherwell, Hampshire;
Sleeve notes by Roy Harris

Musicians

Roy Harris, vocals;
Audience, chorus vocals

Tracks

  1. Doodle Let Me Go (Roud 3221) (3.51)
  2. The Pear Tree (Roud 1713) (2.24)
  3. The Lion's Den (Roud 396; Laws O25; G/D 5:1056; Henry H474) (4.15)
  4. Blow the Man Down (Roud 2624) (3.27)
  5. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (3.27)
  6. Tommy's Gone (Roud 481) (2.21)
  7. Johnny Come Down to Hilo (Roud 650) (2.17)
  8. The Lazy Farmer (story) (3.00)
  9. Nodding at the Wall (4.23)
  10. Blue Haired Jimmy (Roud 1411) (1.46)
  11. The Maid's Longing (2.04)
  12. The Two Brothers (Roud 6360) (4.36)
  13. When the Coal Comes from the Rhondda (4.36)
  14. Millworkers Children (3.36)
  15. Cambric Shirt (Flim-a-lim-a-lee) (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (3.07)
  16. Swell My Net Full (Roud 16874) (3.26)

All track trad. except
Track 9 Brian Dawson;
Track 11 words anon., music Roy Harris;
Track 13 words coalminers from Tonypandy, music trad.;
Track 14 Roy Harris

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Other records with Roy Harris

Notts Alliance, The Cheerful 'Orn, LP, Traditional Sound TSR 011, 1972

Various Artists, English Garland (Topic Sampler No 8), LP, Topic TPSS221, 1972

Frankie Armstrong, Roy Harris, A.L. Lloyd, Martyn Wyndham-Read, The Valiant Sailor: Songs & Ballads of Nelson's Navy, LP, Topic 12TS232, 1973

Roy Harris, A.L. Lloyd, Ian Manuel, Bernard Wrigley, Martyn Wyndham-Read, Sea Shanties, LP, Topic 12TS234, 1974

Various Artists, The Tale of Ale, 2 LP, Free Reed FRRD 023/024, 1976

Various Artists, Chants de Marins IV: Ballads, Complaintes et Shanties des Matelots Anglais, 2 LP, Le Chasse-Marée SCM 005, 1984

Various Artists, A Selection from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, LP, Fellside FE047, 1986

Various Artists, Flash Company: A Celebration of the First 10 Years of Fellside Records, LP, Fellside FE050, 1986

Various Artists, Voices: English Traditional Songs, CD, Fellside FECD87, 1992

Various Artists, A Selection from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, CD, Fellside FECD47, 1994

Various Artists, Banklands: The Story of Fellside Records, CD, Fellside FECB100, 1994

Various Artists, Bold Sportsmen All: Gamblers and Sporting Blades, CD, Topic TSCD495, 1998

Various Artists, Round Cape Horn, CD, Topic TSCD499, 1998

Various Artists, The Folk Collection, 2 CD, Topic TSCD707/8, 1999

Various Artists, And We'll All Have Tea… English Folk Anthology, 2 CD, Proper / Retro R2CD 40-106, 2000

Various Artists, Flash Company: A Celebration of 25 Years of Fellside Records (1976-2001), 2 CD, Fellside FECD156, 2001

Various Artists, The Acoustic Folk Box, 4 CD, Topic TSFCD4001, 2002

Various Artists, Beware of the Press-Gang!!, 2 CD, Lancashire Maritime Festival LMFCD-04-1, 2004

Various Artists, Folk Festival: A Celebration of Music Recorded at the Sidmouth International Festival, 2 CD, Gott Disks GOTTBOX 011, 2004

Various Artists, Sailors' Songs & Sea Shanties, CD, Highpoint HPO6007, 2004

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