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Sam Lee: Ground of Its Own

Sam Lee: Ground of Its Own (Nest Collective TNRC001CD)

Ground of Its Own
Sam Lee

Nest Collective Records TNRC001CD (CD, UK, 2012)

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Dedicated to Stanley Robertson

Produced by Gerry Diver [1, 3-5, 8], Sam Lee [6-7], and Sam Lee and ‘Tank and Trumpet’ [2];
Recorded by Gerry Diver at the Tunehouse Studio, Colliers Wood, London, and by Roz Olsher at Fossil Studios, Hackney, London;
Photography by Ric Morris Pushinsky;
Notes by Sam Lee and Becky Lee;
Design and layout by Fred Stidson and Sam Lee

Musicians

Sam Lee, vocals, shruti box;
Michael Wright, jew's harp;
Saul Eisenberg, jew's harp, percussion;
Ed Hicks, banjo;
Johnny Bridgwood, bass;
Gerry Diver, fiddle, Fender Rhodes, piano, autoharp;
Steve Chadwick, trumpet;
Francesca Ter-Berg, cello;
Ewan Bleach, clarinet;
Chris Coe, hammered dulcimer;
Flora Curzon, fiddle;
Danyal Dehondy, viola;
Francesco Di Luisi, hang drum

Tracks

  1. The Ballad of George Collins (Roud 147; Child 42/85) (4.00)
  2. On Yonder Hill (Roud 5173) (6.20)
  3. Wild Wood Amber (Roud 1716) (6.15)
  4. Goodbye My Darling (Roud 1488) (4.33)
  5. The Jew's Garden (Roud 73; Child 155) (4.10)
  6. The Tan Yard Side (Roud 1021; Laws M28; Henry H52b) (5.33)
  7. Northlands (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (6.29)
  8. My Ausheen (My Old Shoes) (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (5.42)

All tracks trad. except
Track 5 Sam Lee

> Folk Music > Records > Sam Lee & Friends: More for to Rise

Sam Lee & Friends: More for to Rise

Sam Lee & Friends: More for to Rise (Nest Collective TNRC002CD)

More for to Rise
Sam Lee & Friends

Nest Collective Records TNRC002CD (EP, UK, May 2014)

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Produced by Jamie Orchard-Lisle and Arthur Jeffes;
Recorded at the Hideaway courtesy of Imogen Heap;
Additional mixing by Les Mommsen

Musicians

Sam Lee, vocals, jew's harp, shruti box;
Francesca Ter-Berg, cello;
Jonah Brody, Japanese koto (harp), ukulele, kantelle;
Steve Chadwick, trumpet;
Josh Green, percussion;
Flora Curzon, violin

Tracks

  1. Phoenix Island (Roud 267; Laws N37; Henry H826) (5.10)
    learnt from the Delaney Family
  2. Over Yonder's Hill (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (5.23)
    learnt from the Birch Family of Cornwall
  3. Moorlough Maggie (Roud 12939) (7.17)
    learnt from Stanley Robertson
  4. Airdog (Roud 363) (5.03)
    learnt from the Smiths, a Gloucestershire Gypsy family

All tracks trad

> Folk Music > Records > Sam Lee & Friends: The Fade in Time

Sam Lee & Friends: The Fade in Time

Sam Lee & Friends: The Fade in Time (Nest Collective TNRC003CD)

The Fade in Time
Sam Lee & Friends

Nest Collective Records TNRC003CD (CD, UK, 16 March 2015)

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Produced and mixed by Arthur Jeffes and Jamie Orchard-Lisle;
Additional mixing by Leo Abrahams [1-3, 9]

Musicians

Sam Lee, vocals, backing vocals [2], shruti box [5, 10], jew's harp [9], kantelle [10];
Josh Green, percussion [1-10], tubes [1];
Francesca Ter-Berg, cello [4-10];
Flora Curzon, violin [2, 4-10];
Steve Chadwick, trumpet [1, 3-7, 9], horn [1], conch [1], piano [4, 10], cornet [8];
Jonah Brody, ukulele [1-2, 5, 7-8], piano [3], bass [3], Japanese koto (harp) [4, 6], flute [9], kantelle [];
Leo Anrahams, keyboards [1];
Johnny Cope, willow flute [2];
Cosmo Sheldrake, banjo [3, 10];
Bernard O'Neil, double bass [3, 4-5, 7, 9];
Miguel Tantos trombone [3, 4, 6];
Pete Smith tuba [3, 4, 6];
Roundhouse Choir [4, 7, 11];
Charlotte Higgins and Hamish Henderson, 1956 interview [4];
Freda Black, shruti box [5];
Saul Eisenberg, tanks [7];
Jaron Freeman-Fox, fiddle [9];
Arthur Jeffes piano [12]

Tracks

  1. Jonny o' the Brine (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (4.50)
    learnt from Stanley Robertson who learnt it from Jeannie Robertson
  2. Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (4.11)
    learnt from Freda Black
  3. Blackbird (Roud 387; Henry H79) (4.13)
    from the singing of May Bradley
  4. Lord Gregory (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226) (6.38)
    learnt from Stanley Robertson
  5. Over Yonder's Hill (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (6.24)
    learnt from the Birch Family of Cornwall
  6. Moorlough Mary (Roud 2742; Henry H173) (7.19)
    learnt from Stanley Robertson who learnt it from Maggie Stewart
  7. Phoenix Island (Roud 267; Laws N37; Henry H826) (4.50)
    learnt from the Delaney Family
  8. The Moon Shone on My Bed Last Night (Roud 6959) (6.06)
    learnt from Stanley Robertson who learnt it from Jeannie Robertson
  9. Willie-O (Roud 22567) (5.15)
    learnt from Sheila Stewart
  10. Airdog (Roud 363) (5.04)
    learnt from the Smiths, a Gloucestershire Gypsy family
  11. Lovely Molly (Roud 1446; Henry H780) (5.19)
    learnt from Stanley Robertson who learnt it from Lizzie Higgins
  12. The Moss House (5.36)
    learnt from Sally Connors, an Irish traveller in Bunclody, Ireland

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Sam Lee & Notes Inégales: Van Diemen's Land

Sam Lee & Notes Inégales: Van Diemen's Land

Sam Lee & Notes Inégales: Van Diemen's Land (NMC CI003)

Van Diemen's Land
Sam Lee & Notes Inégales

NMC Records / Club Inégales CI003 (CD, UK, 16 November 2018)

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Recorded by Daniel Halford on 8-10 September 2015 at Brunel University;
Edited by Peter Wiegold and Martin Butler;
Mixed by Chris Lewis and Peter Wiegold;
Mastered by Chris Lewis;
Design by Francois Hall

Folk Radio UK review by David Kidman

Musicians

Sam Lee, vocals;
Peter Wiegold, Note Inégales director, keyboard;
Fraser Fifield, pipes, saxophone;
Max Baillie, violin;
Joel Bell, guitar;
Ben Markland, bass;
Simon Limbrick, percussion;
Martin Butler, piano

Tracks

  1. Rambling Boys (Roud 519; Laws L18; G/D 2:252) (7.04)
  2. Deep Blue Sea (Roud 3119) (4.09)
  3. Botany Bay / Bad Company (Roud 261; Laws L16; G/D 2:260; Henry H691, 202) (5.31)
  4. Suit of Blue (7.11)
  5. Quicker Now Than Any Wind (4.47)
  6. Laurel Green (8.21)
  7. Middle of the Ocean / The Cuckoo She's a Merry Bird (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) (9.26)
  8. Flash Company (Roud 954) (5.22)
  9. The Submarine Gardens / I Have Travelled in Exile (Roud 12492) (5.42)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Sam Lee: Old Wow

Sam Lee: Old Wow

Sam Lee: Old Wow (Cooking Vinyl COOKCD743)

Old Wow
Sam Lee

Cooking Vinyl COOKCD743 (CD, UK, 31 January 2020)

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Produced and mixed by Bernard Butler;
Recorded by Isabel Gracefield at RAK Studio, St Johns Wood, London, and Studio 355, London;
Assistant engineers Amanda Merdzan, Dan Ewins;
Mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios;
Photography by Jonathan Ashworth;
Artwork by Alex Merry;
Design and layout by Mat Martin

Musicians

Sam Lee, vocals;
James Keay, piano [1-8, 10];
Misha Mullov-Abbado, double bass [1-5, 8-10];
Bernard Butler, electric guitar [1-2, 9-10];
Letty Stott, French horn [1-5, 10];
Yusif Narcin, trombone [1-2, 4];
Anthony Albrecht, cello [1, 4, 8];
Matthew Barley, cello [3, 5];
Saul Eisenberg, additional percussion [1-2, 5, 8];
Mara Carlyle, Cosmo Sheldrake, Rowan ‘Disraeli’ Sawday, vocals [2];
Elizabeth Fraser, vocals [3];
Adrian Freedman, shakuhachi [6];
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Hardanger d'amore [7];
Ben Edwards, hammered dulcimer [5]

Tracks

Heart

  1. The Garden of England (Seeds of Love) (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (4.17)
  2. lay This Body Down (Roud 5732) (4.48)
  3. The Moon Shines Bright (Roud 702) (4.14)
  4. Soul Cake (Roud 304) (6.00)

Hearth

  1. Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115; TYG 3) (4.52)
  2. Jasper Sea (Roud 31047) (5.57)
  3. Sweet Sixteen (Roud 5138) (3.11)

Earth

  1. Turtle Dove (Roud 422) (4.50)
  2. Worthy Wood (4.12)
  3. Balnafanen (5.24)

All tracks trad. except
Track 9 Ruth Tongue

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Various Artists, Short Sharp Shanties Vol. 1, CD, WildGoose WGS381CD, 2011

Various Artists, Short Sharp Shanties Vol. 2, CD, WildGoose WGS382CD, 2011

Various Artists, Short Sharp Shanties Vol. 3, CD, WildGoose WGS388CD, 2012

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK14, 2013

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK17, 2016

From Here: English Folk Field Recordings (From Here SITW005) Stick in the Wheel present: From Here: English Folk Field Recordings, CD, From Here SITW005, 2017

Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records (Topic TXCD597) Various Artists, Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records, 2 CD/2 LP, Topic TXCD597, 31 May 2019