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My Song Is My Own

My Song Is My Own (Plane TPL 0001)

My Song Is My Own
Frankie Armstrong, Kathy Henderson, Sandra Kerr, Alison McMorland

The Plane Label TPL 0001 (LP, UK, 1980)

My Song Is My Own
Compiled by Kathy Henderson with Frankie Armstrong and Sandra Kerr

London: Pluto Press, 1979.
ISBN 0-86104-032-5 (pb), 0-86104-033-3 (hb)

My Song Is My Own (Pluto Press 0-86104-032-5)
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Recorded by Bill Leader at Leader Sound, Halifax;
[10] recorded at Livingstone Studios, Barnet;
Sleeve design by Claudine Meissner

Musicians

Frankie Armstrong, vocals [2, 3, 5, 7b, 10, 13];
Kathy Henderson, fiddle [6];
Sandra Kerr, vocals [2, 4, 5, 7a, 8, 11], autoharp [4], concertina [8, 11], Appalachian dulcimer [6, 7c], guitar [4, 9-11], piano [13];
Alison McMorland, vocals [1, 5, 6, 7c, 9, 12], banjo [2, 9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [AM] Whistle, Daughter, Whistle (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334)
  2. [FA, SK] Hares on the Mountain (Roud 329)
  3. [FA] Fair Annie (Roud 42; Child 62; G/D 6:1161; Henry H126)
  4. The Maintenance Engineer
  5. [FA, SK, AM] The Lament of the Working-Class Hero's Wife
  6. [AM] The Jute Mill Song (Roud 2585)
  7. Lullabies: [SK] Bye Bye My Baby (Roud 19912) / [FA] Hush Thee My Babby (Roud 19909) / [AM] Bee-o
  1. [SK] Oo'er, What a Death to Die
  2. [AM] The Wee Totum (Roud 5551; G/D 5:1072)
  3. [FA] Family Secret
  4. [SK] Nothing Between Us Now
  5. [AM] John Anderson, My Jo (Roud 6050; G/D 3:600)
  6. [FA] Lady Bus Driver

All tracks trad. except
Track 4 Sandra Kerr;
Track 5 words Linda Peachey, music trad.;
Track 6 Mary Brooksbank;
Track 8 words Mabel Constanduros, music Gwen Lewis; tune and additional words Sandra Kerr;
Track 11 John Pole;
Track 13 words David Bradford, music Helen Glavin

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Message from Mother Earth

Message from Mother Earth (Plane TPLS 03)

Message from Mother Earth /
Shall There Be Womanly Times or Shall We Die?
Frankie Armstrong with women from “Babies Against the Bomb”

The Plane Label TPLS 03 (single, UK, 1983)

Shall There Be Womanly Times or Shall We Die? (Plane TPLS 03)
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Side A produced by Dave Ward;
Side B produced by Brian Pearson and Frankie Armstrong

Frankie Armstrong sang both of these songs on her 1990 Harbourtown Records album Ways of Seeing too.

Musicians

Frankie Armstrong, vocals
with women from “Babies Against the Bomb”

Tracks

Side ASide B
  1. Message from Mother Earth
  1. Shall There Be Womanly Times or Shall We Die?

Track 1 Frankie Armstrong;
Track 2 words Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson; tune Frankie Armstrong

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Alistair Banfield for the record details and photos