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The Old Out and Homer

Various Artists: The Old Out and Homer (Musical Traditions MTCD204)

The Old Out and Homer
Norfolk Melodeon Players
Various Artists

Musical Traditions Records MTCD204 (CD, UK, 5 September 2020)

Tracks 1-19 recorded at George Craske's allotment by Peter Clifen and Ann-Marie Hulme in 1977;
Tracks 20-22 recorded for the BBC in Norwich around 1950;
Tracks 23-50 recorded at the age of 92 by Chris Holderness and Des Miller in 2004;
Tracks 51-57 recorded in the 1970s

Musical Traditions booklet notes by Chris Holderness

Musicians

George Craske (Sustead), melodeon [1-19];
Percy Brown (Aylsham), melodeon [20-22];
Herbert Mallett (Thurgarton), melodeon [23-50];
Walter Newstead (Stibbart), melodeon [51-57];
Richard Davies, stepping [51];
Henry ‘Shrimp’ Davies, stepping [56-57];
Jack Davies, stepping [56]

Tracks

George Craske

  1. Hornpipe (0.56)
  2. Yarmouth Hornpipe (.025)
  3. Sheringham Breakdown (0.56)
  4. Boston Two Step / Woodland Flowers (1.59)
  5. Jack Davies' Stepdance tune (0.38)
  6. Jimmy Crane's Stepdance tune (0.39)
  7. Hornpipe (0.32)
  8. Sailor's Hornpipe (0.36)
  9. Hornpipe (0.26)
  10. King of the Cannibal Isles (0.51)
  11. Tommy Make Room for Your Uncle (0.56)
  12. Sustead Schottische (0.39)
  13. The Keel Row (0.42)
  14. Cock o' the North (Chase Me Charlie) (0.44)
  15. Heel and Toe Polka (1.14)
  16. Polkas: Jingle Bells / Slap Dab / Oh, Joe the Boat Is Going Over (1.22)
  17. Over the Waves (1.38)
  18. Garyoven (0.57)
  19. Yarmouth Breakdown / Hornpipe / Hornpipe / Yarmouth Hornpipe (0.43)

Herbert Mallett

  1. The Perfect Cure (1.21)
  2. Yarmouth Hornpipe (1.21)
  3. Haste to the Wedding (1.31)

Walter Newstead

  1. Sheringham Breakdown (0.43)
  2. Cock of the North (0.35)
  3. Bluebell Polka (0.53)
  4. Just a Wee Doch and Doris (0.40)
  5. If Those Lips Could Only Speak (1.26)
  6. Jig (0.51)
  7. The Old Bull and Bush (0.59)
  8. Coming Round the Mountain (0.53)
  9. Golden Slippers (0.40)
  10. Bygones (0.57)
  11. Peggy O'Neill (1.25)
  12. Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1.00)
  13. Wandering (1.04)
  14. The Merry Widow Waltz (0.59)
  15. My Blue Heaven (0.44)
  16. Oh Joe, the Boat Is Going Over (0.52)
  17. Scotland the Brave (1.22)
  18. Blaze Away (1.04)
  19. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1.01)
  20. Pal of My Cradle Days (1.05)
  21. Oh, No Antonio (0.58)
  22. When You're Smiling (1.01)
  23. Cock of the North (1.03)
  24. Play to Me Gypsy (1.02)
  25. It's a Long Way to Tipperary (1.06)
  26. Talks About the Band (0.58)
  27. Walter's Speciality (0.22)
  28. Tipperary / Who's Your Lady Friend? (1.04)

Percy Brown

  1. Yarmouth Hornpipe / Yarmouth Breakdown (stepping: Richard Davies) (1.16)
  2. Unidentified tune medley (1.59)
  3. The Keel Row / unidentified tune (1.10)
  4. Waltz (1.17)
  5. March (3.33)
  6. Soldier's Joy / Staten Island (stepping: Henry 'Shrimp' Davies amp; Jack Davies) (1.39)
  7. Yarmouth Hornpipe / Cliffe Hornpipe (stepping: Henry 'Shrimp' Davies) (1.17)