Saturday, March 24, 2012

An Evening at the English Music Hall (1984)

Front Hall FHR-030

I'm a fan of The Copper Family, and John Roberts and Tony Barrand helped expose people to their repertoire of traditional songs. I recently found a nice thrift shop copy of Roberts & Barrand's 1971 album Spencer the Rover is Alive and Well, which is available on CD. I think I found this LP at the same time. Roberts or Barrand perform three of the tracks. 

The LP is a bit crackly. It was recorded live in 1974.

David Jones: Sam Hall

Tony Barrand: I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tom T. Hall: I Wrote A Song About It (1975)

Mercury SRM-1-1033 

This LP was a thrift shop find, in excellent condition. The original recording, however, is just okay. "Deal" and "I Like Beer" appear on various Tom T. Hall greatest hits CDs, but the rest of this album is not on CD.

From the LP: "All selections written by Tom. T. Hall."
The Singer's Song

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Step Stately: Two and Three Couple Dances from 17th and 18th Century England (1980)

Country Dance Society CDS-8

This record was a thrift shop find (99¢), part of a batch of three English country dance LPs. It is not on CD, though it is available as a cassette from the Country Dance and Song Society.

From the LP jacket:
"Marshall Barron - violin
Eric Leber - recorders, tambourine, large and small drums
Charles Ward - harpsichord, glockenspiel, triangles"

Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace

Step Stately

The Beggar Boy

The Boatman