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Vic Shepherd & John Bowden: A Motty Down

Vic Shepherd & John Bowden: A Motty Down (Burlington Records BURL015)

A Motty Down
Vic Shepherd & John Bowden

Burlington Records BURL015 (LP, UK, 1982)
Hallamshire Traditions HATRCD08 (CD, UK, 2013)

Vic Shepherd & John Bowden: A Motty Down (Hallamshire Traditions HATRCD08)
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Recorded by Brian Bedford at Park Head Studio, Birdsedge, Huddersfield

Musicians

Vic Shepherd, vocals, jew's harp, recorder;
John Bowden, vocals, melodeon, Anglo concertina;
Gerry Hallom, guitar, banjo;
Dave Shepherd, fiddle;
Christine Stockton, vocals, English concertina;
Paul Stockton, vocals, dulcimer;
Dick Shepherd, drums

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Hard Times (Roud 876) (3.03)
  2. The Bower (Roud 3045) (1.35)
  3. Peg 'n Awl (Roud 4619) (2.23)
  4. The Tavern in the Town (Roud 18834) (3.18)
  5. Handsome Molly (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192; Henry H615, H625) (2.48)
  6. Fair Phoebe and the Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232) (3.42)
  7. Rolling Down to Old Maui (Roud 2005) (4.02)
  1. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) (2.30)
  2. Jack the Cowboy (Roud 2637; Laws L1; G/D 2:266; Henry H51; TYG 78) (2.46)
  3. Soldier John (Roud 489) (1.38)
  4. Six Jolly Miners (Roud 877; TYG 61) (2.48)
  5. The Press-Gang Sailor (Roud 811) (3.50)
  6. The Oughtibridge and Saddleworth Trail Hunt 1844 (Roud 24128) (8.31)

All tracks trad.

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Vic Shepherd & John Bowden: Still Waters

Vic Shepherd & John Bowden: Still Waters (Hallamshire Traditions HATRCD11)

Still Waters
Vic Shepherd & John Bowden

Hallamshire Traditions HATRCD11 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Recorded by Brian Bedford at Park Head Studio, Birdsedge, Huddersfield;
Photography by Chelsea Abbott;
Cover design by Nic Bowden

Musicians

Vic Shepherd, lead vocals [7, 9], vocals [2, 6, 8, 11], jew's harp [4];
John Bowden, lead vocals [1, 3, 5, 12-14], vocals [4, 6, 8, 10-11], Anglo concertina [4, 13];
Dave Shepherd, fiddle [2, 11];
Linda Lee Welch, vocals [6, 8];
Richard Bowden, percussion [11];
Lizzie Bowden, vocals [2];
Nic Bowden, guitar [4], bass [11], whistle [4], melodica [13], vocals [13]

Sheafknot [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14]:
Janet Brown, Steve Flude, John Fowler, vocals;
John Horsey, vocals, duet concertina, guitar

Tracks

  1. Jolly Roving Tar (Roud 913; Laws O27; Henry H670) (3.11)
  2. My Johnny (Roud 1422; Henry H7) (2.46)
  3. Bold Riley (Roud 18160) (2.13)
  4. The Banks of Green Willow (Roud 172; Child 24; G/D 6:1225) (2.40)
  5. Shallow Brown (Roud 2621) (1.49)
  6. The Merrimac at Sea (Roud 124; Child 289; G/D 1:27) (3.50)
  7. The Bold Benjamin (Roud 2632) (2.41)
  8. Roll the Woodpile Down (Roud 4443) (3.17)
  9. Deep Blue Sea (Roud 3119) (3.20)
  10. The Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1972; Henry H569) (4.48)
  11. The Nightingale (Roud 1093; Laws M37; G/D 1:18; Henry H75a) (3.55)
  12. The Fireship (Roud 4841) (2.45)
  13. Go to Sea No More (Roud 644; Laws D7) (4.56)
  14. The Outside Track (4.00)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Edward Green ‘Ned’ Harrigan (1844-1911);
Track 14 words Henry Lawson, tune Gerry Hallon

Acknowledgements

Thank you very much to Paul Davenport of Hallamshire Traditions for a copy of both CDs.

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Other records with John Bowden

Gerry Hallom, Travellin' Down the Castlereagh, LP, Fellside FE026, 1981

Jez Lowe, The Old Durham Road, LP/CD, Fellside FE034/FECD34, 1983

Various Artists, A Selection from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, LP, Fellside FE047, 1986 / CD, Fellside FECD47, 1994

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

Gerry Hallom, Old Australian Ways, LP, Fellside FE074, 1989

Gerry Hallom, On the Periphery, CD, William Boyd Music WBMCD001, 1997

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