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Bernard Wrigley: The Phenomenal B. Wrigley

Bernard Wrigley: The Phenomenal B. Wrigley (Topic 12TS211)

The Phenomenal B. Wrigley
Bernard Wrigley (The Bolton Bullfrog)

Topic Records 12TS211 (LP, UK, 1971)

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Produced by A.L. Lloyd;
Recorded in two sessions; the first first being at Cecil Sharp House and originally intended to be part of a “New Voices” album.
The second session of songs and tunes was recorded on an 8-track a Livingstone Studios in London in 1971, and engineered by Nic Kinsey.
The tunes are from an old family manuscript, dated 1789, and called John Wynder’s Book.
Notes by A.L. Lloyd;
Photograph by Harry Ogden;
Sleeve design by Humphrey Weightman

Musicians

Bernard Wrigley, vocals, concertina, bass concertina, guitar;
Wilf Darlington, fiddle, mandolin [3, 7, 11, 13, 16]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Molecatcher (Roud 1052) (2.51)
  2. The Five Gallon Jar (Roud 9412) (2.32)
  3. Mr Lane’s Maggot / The Green Ship (tunes) (2.22)
  4. Other Folk’s Childer (1.52)
  5. The Indian Lass (Roud 2326) (3.45)
  6. Pay Me the Money Down (Roud 21449) (1.38)
  7. Balance a Straw (tune) (0.44)
  8. Dixie’s Dog (2.02)
  1. Treadmill Song (Roud 1077) (2.25)
  2. Bungereye (Roud 2404; G/D 2:304, Henry H700) (2.09)
  3. Bonny Kate of Aberdeen / Lord Carmarthen’s March (tunes) (2.25)
  4. The Wassail Song (Roud 209) (2.24)
  5. Gee Whoa, Dobbin / Jack the Horse Courser (tunes) (2.45)
  6. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (2.16)
  7. Haul Away the Bowline (Roud 652; G/D 1:1) (0.57)
  8. Bobbing Joan (tune) (0.41)
  9. The Ballad of Knocking Nelly (2.07)

All tracks trad. except
Track 4 words Joan Pomfret, music Bernard Wrigley;
Tracks 8, 17 trad. / Bernard Wrigley

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Bernard Wrigley: Rough & Wrigley

Bernard Wrigley: Rough & Wrigley (Topic 12TS241)

Rough & Wrigley
Bernard Wrigley (The Bolton Bullfrog)

Topic Records 12TS241 (LP, UK, 1974)

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Produced by Tony Engle and Bernard Wrigley;
Recorded on an 8-track and mixed at Great Northern Studios in Hyde;
Notes by Bernard Wrigley;
Photograph by Harry Ogden;
Sleeve design by Janet Kerr

Musicians

Bernard Wrigley, vocals, treble concertina, bass concertina, guitar, electric bass;
Wilf Darlington, fiddle, dobro mandolin, mandola;
Gary and Vera Aspey, vocals;
Bert Wrigley (Bernard's father), melodeon [9, 17]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Manchester Recruits (2.00)
  2. Plastic Pies (3.16)
  3. Parson in the Peas (tune) (1.39)
  4. Campanero (Roud 3094) (2.22)
  5. Strike the Bell (Roud 4190) (2.52)
  6. A Drop of Good Beer (Roud 1502) (2.02)
  7. The Saucy Sailor (Roud 531; Laws K38; G/D 1:49) (1.32)
  8. Free and Easy (Roud 1084) (1.52)
  9. Bertie’s Fancy (tune) (1.17)
  10. The Collier Brig (Roud 1855) (1.46)
  1. First Day at t’ Mill (2.12)
  2. Hand Loom v Power Loom (1.10)
  3. Along the Rossendale (2.02)
  4. Old Bill (2.05)
  5. Constant Billy (tune) (1.04)
  6. Holes in the Road (2.34)
  7. The Old Man and His Wife (Roud 281; Laws Q1; Henry H702) (1.54)
  8. Ten Thousand Miles Away (Roud 1778; G/D 6:1102) (2.37)
  9. The Rigs of London Town (Roud 868; G/D 2:299) (2.52)

Tracks 1-2, 14, 16 Bernard Wrigley;
Tracks 3-5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18-19 trad.;
Tracks 6, 8, 17 trad., music Bernard Wrigley;
Track 9 Bert Wrigley;
Track 11 words Mabel F. Harrison, music Bernard Wrigley;
Track 13 Mick Jones

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