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The Search for Five Finger Frank

Pete Coe and Alice Jones: The Search for Five Finger Frank (Backshift BASHCD 61)

The Search for Five Finger Frank
Pete Coe and Alice Jones

Backshift Records BASHCD 61 (CD, UK, April 13, 2014)

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The Search for Five Finger Frank is a double album celebrating the legacy of the great Frank Kidson; a man once revered by his peers but now, sadly overlooked by the folk movement of today. Pete Coe and Alice Jones present both classic and rare songs taken from the Frank Kidson collection and set to innovative and original arrangements, breathing fresh life into songs once left to gather dust. This recording features ballads, broadsides and dance tunes mainly from Yorkshire.

Engineered and recorded by Joss Worthington at Distant City Recording Studio, Ripponden, West Yorkshire;
Cover art by John Crane

Musicians

Pete Coe, vocals [1, 3, 6, 8-9, 11, 14-15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26], bouzouki, melodeons, banjo, bansitar;
Alice Jones, vocals [2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25], harmonium, piano, whistles, clarinet, feet;
Johnny Adams, fiddle [5, 13, 23, 27], harmony vocals [1, 3, 11, 15];
Chris Coe, hammered dulcimer [13, 22, 27], harmony vocals [1];
Michael Beeke, tuba [1, 26], harmony vocals [3, 11, 15], brass arrangements;
Julie Helliwell, trombone [1, 26];
Stephen McGowan, trumpet [1, 26];
Chris Partington, fiddle [5, 13, 22, 27];
Steve Harrison, mouth organ [5, 13, 22, 27];
Murray Grainger, harmony vocals [3, 11];
Gina Le Faux, fiddle [14], viola [14], bass fiddle [2, 16]

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. One Summer's Morning (Roud 191; TT, FSNC) (4.56)
  2. The Swans Swim So Bonny (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213; GEF, FSSJ 9) (5.26)
  3. The Death of Bill Brown (Roud 609; TT, FKB) (3.23)
  4. The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465; TT, FSNC) (7.05)
  5. The Kirkgate Hornpipes 1 & 2 (OECD) (2.59)
  6. Captain Glen (Roud 478; Laws K22; G/D 2:191; GEF) (5.17)
  7. The Sprig of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180; TT) (5.15)
  8. The Highwayman Outwitted (Roud 2638; Laws L2; GEF, FSSJ 9) (2.22)
  9. Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10; FSSJ 9) (2.40)
  10. Shule Agra (Roud 911; FSSJ 9) (3.33)
  11. Outward Bound (Roud 1104; TT, FSNC) (3.31)
  12. My True Love Once He Courted Me (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; TT) (3.17)
  13. Come Ashore Jolly Tar With Your Trousers On (OECD) (3.26)
  14. Scarborough Fair (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329; TT) (4.07)
  1. Hares in the Old Plantation (Roud 363; TT, FSNC) (3.17)
  2. Young Riley the Fisherman (Roud 270; Laws M8; G/D 1:22; GEF, FSSJ 5) (5.21)
  3. All on Spurn Point (Roud 599; EPS, FSSJ 9, FKB) (2.39)
  4. Bonny Light Horseman (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584; EOS, FKB) (5.04)
  5. The Bonny Bunch of Roses O (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155; FSSJ 9) (5.49)
  6. I Designed to Say No But Mistook and Said Yes (Roud 1459; Henry H472; GEF) (2.49)
  7. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249; TT, FSNC, FKB) (3.48)
  8. The Trip to Knaresborough (ms) / The Ball (OECD) (3.27)
  9. One Moonlit Night (Roud 17769; EP, FSSJ 9) (5.11)
  10. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47; GEF) (3.09)
  11. Young Banker (Roud 3321; FSSJ) (3.59)
  12. The Deserter (Roud 493; GEF, FSSJ 9, FKB) (5.03)
  13. The Leeds Polka (OECD) (2.57)
TTFrank Kidson, Traditional Tunes, Oxford: Chas. Taphouse, 1891
GEFFrank Kidson, A Garland of English Folk-Songs, London: Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew, 1926
FSNCFrank Kidson, Folk Songs from the North Countrie, London: Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew, 1927
EPSFrank Kidson, English Peasant Songs, London: Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew, 1929
OECD Frank Kidson, Old English Country Dances, London: William Reeves, 1890
FSSJFolk Song Society Journals
msFrank Kidson's manuscripts
FKBFrank Kidson's broadside collection

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Alice Jones: Poor Strange Girl

Alice Jones: Poor Strange Girl (Splid SPLIDCD017)

Poor Strange Girl
Alice Jones

Splid Records SPLIDCD017 (CD, UK, June 10, 2016)

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Recorded, engineered and mixed by Jon Loomes at Talking Cat Studions, Ripponden, West Yorkshire;
Mastered by Neil Ferguson;
Photography by Elly Lucas;
Album notes by Alice Jones;
Sleeve design by Murray Grainger

Musicians

Alice Jones, vocals [1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 10-12], tenor guitar [1, 3, 9, 11], piano [2, 5, 7, 10], whistle [3, 6, 9], harmonium [4, 6, 8, 11-12];
Tom Kitching, fiddle [1, 3-5, 8-9, 11];
Hugh Bradley, double bass [1, 3-4, 6, 9-10]

Tracks

  1. Poor Strange Girl (Roud 272; G/D 4:831) (3.21)
  2. Woody Knows Nothing (4.33)
  3. The Larkman / The Heron Tree (4.26)
  4. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (3.13)
  5. Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2; Henry H143) (3.21)
  6. Wedding Mazurkas: Liz and Colin's Wedding Mazurka / Gordon and Sue's Wedding Mazurka (3.12)
  7. Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still (4.09)
  8. When I Am Far Away (Roud V5578) (4.45)
  9. Digerpolskan / The Duhk Strut Reel (3.18)
  10. Adieu to Old England (Roud 1703; G/D 6:1083) (5.08)
  11. The Castle By the Sea (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (2.44)
  12. Long, Long Trail A-Winding (Roud 23525) (3.42)

Track 1 trad. / Alice Jones;
Track 2 trad. / Erik Darling / Alice Jones;
Tracks 3ab, 6ab, 9b Alice Jones;
Tracks 4-5, 8, 10-11 trad.;
Track 7 words J.E. Carpenter, music W.T. Wrighton;
Track 9a Göran Fredrikson;
Track 12 words Stoddard King, music Alonzo ‘Zo’ Elliott (1914);
All arrangements by Alice Jones