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A Collection

Anne Briggs: A Collection (Topic TSCD504)

A Collection
Anne Briggs

Topic Records TSCD504 (CD, UK, 1999)

Original recordings produced by A.L. Lloyd
Produced for CD by Tony Engle
Notes by Colin Harper
Cover photographs by Brian Shuel (London 1962)
Digital sleeve design by John Haxby

Musical Traditions CD review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Anne Briggs, vocals, guitar [13, 16], bouzouki [15, 21];
Johnny Moynihan, bouzouki [15];
Ray Fisher, chorus [2]

Tracks

From The Iron Muse (1963)

  1. The Recruited Collier (Roud 3503) (2.34)
  2. The Doffing Mistress (Roud 2133) (1.22)

From Edinburgh Folk Festival Vol. 1 & 2 (1963/4)

  1. She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (2.14)
  2. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (1.44)

From The Hazards of Love (1964)

  1. Lowlands (Roud 681; Henry H469) (3.10)
  2. My Bonny Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215) (2.46)
  3. Polly Vaughan (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (4.19)
  4. Rosemary Lane (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429) (2.40)

From The Bird in the Bush (1966)

  1. Gathering Rushes in the Month of May (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493) (4.45)
  2. The Whirly Whorl (Roud 12573) (1.10)
  3. The Stonecutter Boy (Roud 971) (1.46)
  4. Martinmas Time (Roud 2173; G/D 1:161) (4.50)

From Anne Briggs (1971)

  1. Blackwater Side (Roud 312; Laws O1; Henry H811) (3.48)
  2. The Snow It Melts the Soonest (Roud 3154) (2.18)
  3. Willie o' Winsbury (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999; Henry H221) (5.25)
  4. Go Your Way (4.07)
  5. Thorneymoor Woods (Roud 222) (3.30)
  6. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) (3.05)
  7. Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333) (2.53)
  8. Young Tambling (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (10.32)
  9. Living by the Water (3.47)
  10. Maa Bonny Lad (Roud 204) (1.15)

All tracks traditional except
Tracks 16, 21 Anne Briggs