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Sara Grey & Ellie Ellis: A Breath of Fresh Air

Sara Grey & Ellie Ellis: A Breath of Fresh Air (Fellside FE031)

A Breath of Fresh Air
Songs and Tunes from North America
Sara Grey & Ellie Ellis

Fellside Recordings FE031 (LP, UK, 1982)

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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams in August 1981;
Tracks [2, 12] recorded by Sandy Paton, Folk-Legacy, Sharon, Conn., USA, remastered and overdubbed at Fellside;
Notes on the songs by Sara Grey and Ellie Ellis;
Photography by Alex Lamb;
Artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Sara Grey, vocals [1-4, 6-9, 12-14], banjo [1, 5-6, 8-11];
Ellie Ellis, vocals [1-2, 4, 6-8, 11-14], vocal harmony [3], guitar [1, 3, 5-6, 10-11, 13], Appalachian dulcimer [8], jew's harp [9];
Steve Turner, vocals [7-8], mandolin [8, 11];
Linda Adams, vocals [7, 12];
Geoff Harris, vocals [7, 13-14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Going to Little Creek (Roud 3434) / Big Liza
  2. Wintry Winds (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176)
  3. Freighting from Wilcox to Globe (Roud 8016)
  4. Jolly Raftsman, O (Roud 2318) / Lake of the Caogama (Roud 4534)
  5. Boatman (Roud 4356; Henry H834) / Sandy River Belle (Roud 16603)
  6. Going Out West This Fall
  7. Turtle Dove (Roud 422)
  1. Train on the Island (Roud 17376)
  2. Cole Younger (Roud 2243; Laws E3)
  3. Sally in the Garden (Roud 331) / Frosty Morning (Roud 3439)
  4. Rowley's Tax List
  5. Lonesome Roving Wolves (Roud 10819)
  6. Some Little Bug (Roud 19680)
  7. Parting Friends (Roud 15559)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 7, 13-14 anon.;
Track 11 anon. / Ellie Ellis

> Folk Music > Records > Sara Grey & Ellie Ellis: Making the Air Resound

Sara Grey & Ellie Ellis: Making the Air Resound

Sara Grey & Ellie Ellis: Making the Air Resound (Fellside FE039)

Making the Air Resound
Sara Grey & Ellie Ellis

Fellside Recordings FE039 (LP, UK, 1984)

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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams;
Recorded March / April 1984;
Design, artwork and photography by Janet Kerr;
Insert layout by Mary Blood

Musicians

Sara Grey, banjo, vocals;
Ellie Ellis, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer;
Linda Adams, guitar, harmony vocals;
Geoff Harris, guitar, bass harmonies;
Jez Lowe, guitar, cittern, Appalachian dulcimer, harmonica;
Ram's Bottom:
    Ron Cossor, cello;
    Mark Henson, cornet;
    Keith Kendrick, concertina;
    Trevor Hopkins, banjo;
    Rick Scollins, percussion;
    Alan Squires, trombone;
augmented by
    Barry Coope, melodeon;
    Fi Fraser, clarinet;
Chorus by all the above plus Liz Barkess, Maggy Cruikshank, Paul Adams

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Bayou Sara
  2. The Goodnight-Loving Trail
  3. Dear Honey
  4. Little Birdie / Washington's March / Waiting for Nancy
  5. Love Was the Price
  6. The Old Granite State
  1. Knoxville Girl (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200)
  2. Aragon Mill / New Wood
  3. Cobweb of Dreams
  4. Bull at the Wagon
  5. Let Your Light from the Lighthouse Shine on Me
  6. Friends and Neighbors

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Utah Philips;
Track 3 anon.;
Track 5 Alice Gerrard;
Track 6 Judson, Asa, John and Alston Hutchinson;
Track 8 Si Kahn;
Track 9 Joy Masefield, Leon Rosselson

> Records > Sara Grey: Boy, She's a Daisy

Sara Grey: Boy, She's a Daisy

Sara Grey: Boy, She's a Daisy (Tradition Bearers LTCD1301)

Boy, She's a Daisy
North American Songs & Ballads
Sara Grey

The Tradition Bearers LTCD1301 (CD, UK, 2002)

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Recorded by Ian McCalman at Kevcock Digital Studios, Lasswade, Scotland;
Introduction by Geordie McIntyre;
Sleeve notes by Sara Grey;
Photographs by Janet Kerr, Dave MacLurg and Oregon Historical Society;
Sleeve design by John Slavin

Musicians

Sara Grey, vocals [1-13], banjo [1-3, 6d, 10, 12];
Kieron Means, vocals and guitar [2-3, 5, 7, 9, 12-13];
Kate Lissauer, vocals and fiddle [2-3, 9, 13]

Track

  1. Rosianne (4.50)
  2. Meet Her When the Sun Goes Down (Roud 17570) (3.41)
  3. Hop High My Lulu Girl (Roud 20848 ?) (3.17)
  4. Blue Mountain Lake (Roud 6975) (3.20)
  5. The House Carpenter (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (4.13)
  6. Songs of War (10.35) :
    Dear Honey (Roud 6376) /
    Poor Soldier (Roud 5734) /
    The Southern Girl's Reply (Roud 7484) /
    The Dying Legionnaire (Roud 3517)
  7. Bucking Bronco (Roud 934; Laws B15) (1.37)
  8. The Silk Merchant's Daughter (Roud 552; Laws N10; G/D 1:177) (3.04)
  9. Say Darlin' Say (Roud 470) (2.36)
  10. The Little Carpenter (Roud 1594) (3.56)
  11. The Scow on Cowden's Shore (Roud 4529) (5.12)
  12. Parting Hand (Roud 3601 ?) (3.17)
  13. Gone, Solid Gone (3.02)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Bob Coltman (1989), a modern version of Lucy Wan (Roud 234; Child 51);
Track 2 trad. adapted and arr. Bob Coltman (1975);
Track 6d poem by Caroline Norton (1888);
Track 11 Larry Gorman of Newcastle, New Brunswick;

> Folk Music > Records > Kieron Means: Run Mountain

Kieon Means: Run Mountain

Kieron Means: Run Mountain (Tradition Bearers LTCD3004)

Run Mountain
Kieron Means

North American Songs & Ballads

The Tradition Bearers LTCD3004 (CD, UK, September 2003)

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Recorded by Ian McCalman at Kevcock Digital Studios, Lasswade, Scotland;
Introduction by Brian Peters;
Sleeve notes by Sara Grey;
Photographs by Janet Kerr, Dave MacLurg, Eve, Andrew Means;
Sleeve design by John Slavin

Musicians

Kieron Means, vocals [1-14], guitar [1-8, 10, 12-14];
Sara Grey, vocals [1-4, 13], banjo [1, 3-5, 9-10];
Kate Lisauer, vocals [1, 5], fiddle [1, 5]

Tracks

  1. Run Mountain (Roud 825) (2.42)
  2. John Lover (3.43)
  3. Deep Ellum Blues (Roud 15518) (2.26)
  4. Hard Killing Floor (3.09)
  5. Shady Grove (Roud 4456) (2.38)
  6. Red Rocking Chair (Roud 7695) (2.14)
  7. Mountain Fields (3.07)
  8. The Shark Song (3.17)
  9. Boll Weavil (Roud 3124; Laws I17) (2.50)
  10. Rain & Snow (Roud 3634) (3.44)
  11. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13) (4.26)
  12. I Never Cried (2.15)
  13. Lonesome Robin (5.56)
  14. Heartaching Blues (3.07)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Johnny Whelan;
Track 4 Skip James;
Track 7 Pete Sutherland;
Track 8 Keron Means;
Track 13 Bob Coltman

> Folk Music > Records > Kieron Means: Far As My Eyes Can See

Kieon Means: Far As My Eyes Can See

Kieron Means: Far As My Eyes Can See (Fellside FECD195)

Far As My Eyes Can See
Kieron Means

Fellside Recordings FECD195 (CD, UK, 2005)

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Recorded by Paul Adams, Richard Adams and Robert Hallard;
Produced by Paul Adams;
Cover photograph by James Walker Photography;
Artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Kieron Means, vocals, guitar
Sara Grey, vocals [1-2, 4, 6-8, 10, 15], banjo [1, 4, 6-7, 10, 12, 15];
Ben Paley, fiddle [1, 4-5, 7, 10, 12, 14-15];
Linda Adams, chorus vocals [1]

Tracks

  1. One More Mile (4.23)
  2. False Young Man (Roud 419) (4.27)
  3. I Don't Want a Woman to Stay Out All Night Long (4.42)
  4. Pat Do This (Roud 7503) (3.09)
  5. I Worry for This World (3.09)
  6. Quil O'Quay (Roud 29; Child 18) (1.16)
  7. Harrison Brady (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (3.16)
  8. The Farmer's Daughter (Roud 579) (2.52)
  9. Mississippo Heavy Water Blues (2.50)
  10. Run Sister Run (3.01)
  11. One Day (4.06)
  12. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) (2.54)
  13. The L&N Don't Stop Here Any More (2.58)
  14. Drunkard's Lone Child (Roud 723) (3.53)
  15. Swannanoa Mountain (4.34)

Tracks 1, 13 Jean Ritchie;
Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 14-15 trad.;
Track 3 Skip James;
Tracks 5, 11 Kieron Means;
Track 7 trad., Dave Arthur;
Track 9 Barbecue Bob;
Track 10 Jack Herrick, Tommy Thompson

> Records > Sara Grey: A Long Way from Home

Sara Grey: A Long Way from Home

Sara Grey: A Long Way from Home (Fellside FECD196)

A Long Way from Home
Sara Grey

Fellside Recordings FECD196 (CD, UK, August 2005)

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Produced by Paul Adams;
Recorded by Paul Adams and Richard Adams;
Photography by James Walker;
Artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Sara Grey, vocals, banjo;
Kieron Means, vocals, guitar;
Ben Paley, fiddle;
Linda Adams, vocals [12]

Track

  1. Lazy John (Roud 489) (4.04)
  2. Pretty Crowin' Chicken (Roud 179; Child 248) (4.50)
  3. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (3.50)
  4. Derry Dens of Arrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (3.50)
  5. Last Chance (1.08)
  6. Down in Mississippi (5.02)
  7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (2.22)
  8. The Prodigal Son (Roud 4489) (2.26)
  9. Nellie Was a Lady (Roud 4273) (5.14)
  10. Five Nights Drunk (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460; Henry H21ab) (3.49)
  11. Black Water (3.41)
  12. Sweet Sunny South (Roud 800; Laws A23) (4.59)
  13. Pretty Saro (Roud 417) (3.12)
  14. Old Smokey (Roud 414) (4.01)
  15. Ducks on the Millpond (Roud 11307) (1.12)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 J.B. Lenoir;
Track 7 Hank Williams;
Track 9 Stephen Foster;
Track 11 Jean Ritchie

> Folk Music > Records > Sara Grey: Sandy Boys

Sara Grey: Sandy Boys

Sara Grey: Sandy Boys (Fellside FECD225)

Sandy Boys
Sara Grey

Fellside Recordings FECD225 (CD, UK, August 2009)

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Produced by Paul Adams;
Recorded by Paul Adams and Richard Adams;
Cover picture from the collection of Henry D. Fitzpatrick Jr., Prestonburg, Kentucky: Big Sandy packet HM Stafford and push-boat passing Whitehouse, Johnson Country, Kentucky, USA 1904;
Artwork by Mary Blood

Sara Grey, vocals [1-7, 9-15], banjo [1, 8-9, 11, 14-15];
Kieron Means, guitar [1, 6b, 7-8, 12-15], vocals [2-5, 12-13], chorus vocals [1, 6b, 14-15];
Ben Paley, fiddle [1-3, 6a, 7-8, 14-15], chorus vocals [1, 4],
Mike Whellans, mouth harp [2];
Betty McDonald, chorus vocals [4, 13];
Linda Adams, chorus vocals [4, 13]

Track

  1. Sandy Boys (3.43)
  2. Goodnight-Loving Trail (4.52)
  3. Resurrection Day (3.02)
  4. Sheep, Sheep Don't You Know the Road (Roud 12415) (3.05)
  5. East Virginia Blues (Roud 3396) (2.26)
  6. Molly Cottontail / Jemmy Taylor-O (2.36)
  7. The Cruel Lowland Maid (Roud 307) (3.29)
  8. Fine Times at Our House (2.29)
  9. Old Paint (Roud 915) (6.29)
  10. The Jealous Brothers (Roud 18; Laws M32) (3.04)
  11. Rake and Rambling Boy (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260; Henry H691) (3.45)
  12. Black Is the Colour (Roud 3103) (2.47)
  13. Walkin' Down the Road (3.03)
  14. Young Hunting (Roud 47; Child 68) (3.32)
  15. Train on the Island (Roud 17376) (3.52)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Utah Phillips;
Track 3 Joe Newberry;
Track 13 Si Kahn;
Track 15 Wade and Fields Ward

> Folk Music > Records > Sara Grey: Down in Old Dolores

Sara Grey: Down in Old Dolores

Sara Grey: Down in Old Dolores (Fellside FECD259)

Down in Old Dolores
Sara Grey

Fellside Recordings FECD259 (CD, UK, November 11, 2013)

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Produced by Paul Adams;
Recorded by Paul Adams and George Hnter-Brown;
Cover concept by Sara Grey and Dave MacLurg;
Cover photograph by Charles Mühle;
Layout by Mary Blood

Musicians

Sara Grey, vocals, banjo;
Kieron Means, guitar, vocals;
Ben Paley, fiddle

Tracks

  1. The Ballad of Lost John Dean (Roud 11520) (4.16)
  2. The Colorado Trail (Roud 6695) (2.22)
  3. Bright Sunny South (Roud 800; Laws A23) (4.09)
  4. Lonesome Roving Wolves (Roud 10819) (3.19)
  5. Johnson Boys (Roud 6676) (3.57)
  6. Bull Doze Blues (2.50)
  7. Old Dolores (3.01)
  8. Cherry River Line (4.43)
  9. Belle Starr (5.37)
  10. The Boaster (3.20)
  11. Black Bear on the Mountain tune (1.58)
  12. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (Roud 631; Laws B2) (4.03)
  13. The Yankee and the Unicorn (Roud 2148; Laws H20) (3.09)
  14. The Merry Willow Tree (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (4.14)
  15. Rocky Island (3.37)

Track 4 Levi W. Hancock (1803-1882);
Track 6 Henry Thomas;
Track 7 James Grafton Rogers, 1912;
Track 9 Woody Guthrie;

> Folk Music > Records > Sara Grey, Kieron Means

Other records with Sara Grey and/or Kieron Means

Steve Turner, Jigging One Now, LP, Fellside FE030, 1982

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

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

Various Artists, Evolving Tradition 3, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD1002, 2001

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

Various Artists, Evolving Tradition 4, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD4002, 2004

Various Artists, Song Links 2: A Celebration of English Traditional Songs and Their American Variants, 2 CD, Fellside FECD190D, 2005

Various Artists, Landmarks: 25 Years of a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD203, 2006

Various Artists, Grand to Be a Working Man (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 5), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 007, 2009