> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox & Stu Luckley: Nowt So Good'll Pass

Bob Fox & Stu Luckley: Nowt So Good'll Pass

Bob Fox & Stu Luckley: Nowt So Good'll Pass (Rubber RUB 028)

Nowt So Good'll Pass
Bob Fox & Stu Luckley

Rubber Records RUB 028 (LP, UK, 1978)

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Recorded at Impulse Studios, Wallsend, engineer Mickey Sweeney;
Produced by Geoff Heslop;
Sleeve photograph by Searl and O'Rourke, Newcastle upon Thyme

Musicians

Bob Fox, vocals [1-10], guitar [1, 3, 5, 7, 9], Portuguese guitaras [2, 6, 8], dulcimer [4, 10], piano [5];
Stu Luckley, vocals [1-2, 4, 8-10], acoustic bass [1-4, 6-8, 10], Fender bass [5], tambourine [4], Portuguese guitaras [9], guitar [10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Bonny Gateshead Lass
  2. Reynard the Fox (Roud 190)
  3. Gypsy Davey (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124)
  4. The Beggin' (Roud 286; G/D 3:488)
  5. Bonny at Morn (Roud 3064)
  1. The Row Between the Cages
  2. Sally Wheatley
  3. The Sandgate Lass on the Ropery Banks (Roud 3178)
  4. Isle of Islay
  5. Doodle Let Me Go (Yeller Girls) (Roud 3221)

All tracks trad. arr. Bob Fox, Stu Luckley except
Track 7 words Joe Wilson, music Alex Glasgow;
Track 9 Donovan Leitch

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox & Benny Graham: How Are You Off for Coals?

Bob Fox & Benny Graham: How Are You Off for Coals?

Bob Fox & Benny Graham: How Are You Off for Coals? (Fellside FECD111)

How Are You Off for Coals?
Songs of the Mining Communities of North East England
Bob Fox & Benny Graham

Fellside Recordings FECD111 (CD, UK, 1995)

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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams;
Cover photograph courtesy of Blenheim Museum;
Inside photographs by Paul Adams;
Artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Bob Fox,vocals, guitar;
Benny Graham, vocals, melodeon;
Celebrated Working Men, chorus

Tracks

  1. Celebrated Working Man (Roud 3486) / Strike Evictions (4.37)
  2. Funny Names at Tanfield Pit (2.19)
  3. South Medomsley Strike (3.25)
  4. I Wish Pay Friday Wad Come (3.00)
  5. The Old Miner (Roud 1136) (2.49)
  6. Trimdon Grange Explosion (Roud 3189) (2.47)
  7. Geordie Black (2.43)
  8. Have a Game for the Crack (1.15)
  9. Little Chance (Roud 3485) (3.36)
  10. Wor Nanny's a Maizor (3.22)
  11. Going to the Mine (3.31)
  12. The Big Hewer (2.29)
  13. When It's Ours (2.51)
  14. Blackleg Mining Man (2.31)
  15. Farewell Johnny Miner (3.05)
  16. The Miner's Lifeguard (Roud 3510) (3.19)

Tracks 1a, 9, 16 trad.;
Tracks 1b, 2, 6, 10 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 3 Tommy Armstrong, Johnny Handle;
Track 4 James Anderson;
Track 5 Johnson Ellwood;
Track 7 Harrison, Johnny Handle;
Track 8 Benny Graham;
Track 11 Johnny Handle;
Track 12 Dave Mountford;
Track 13 Alex Glasgow;
Track 14 Jack Purdon;
Track 15 Ed Pickford

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox & Stu Luckley: Box of Gold

Bob Fox & Stu Luckley: Box of Gold

Bob Fox & Stu Luckley: Box of Gold (Fellside FECD124)

Box of Gold
Bob Fox & Stu Luckley

Fellside Recordings FECD124 (CD, UK, 1997)

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This is a re-recording of 14 songs from the two LPs by Bob Fox & Stu Luckley, Nowt So Good'll Pass (1978) and Wish We Never Had Parted (1982).

Recorded by Paul Adams;
Produced by Paul Adams, Bob Fox and Stu Luckley;
Photographs by Caolyn Carr (cover), Paul Adams (inside);
Artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Bob Fox, guitar, bouzouki, dulcimer, vocals;
Stu Luckley, guitar, bouzouki, acoustic bass guitar, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Bonny Gateshead Lass (3.44)
  2. The Two Magicians (Roud 1350; Child 44; G/D 2:334) (4.48)
  3. Heart Like a Wheel (4.02)
  4. Bold Reynard the Fox (Roud 190) (2.53)
  5. The Shores of Old Blighty (6.13)
  6. Doodle Let Me Go (Roud 3221) (3.24)
  7. Isle of Islay (4.05)
  8. The Row Between the Cages (3.08)
  9. Sally Wheatley (5.12)
  10. Dollia (Roud 2611) (2.58)
  11. The Begging (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (3.42)
  12. The Song of the Iron Road (3.39)
  13. The Fishing: North Sea Holes / The Fishing (5.56)
  14. Sally Gee (4.35)

Tracks 2, 4, 6, 10-11, 14 trad.;
Track 1 Joe Wilson;
Track 3 Anna McGarrigle;
Track 5 Graeme Miles;
Track 7 Donovan Leitch;
Track 8 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 9 words Joe Wilson, music Alex Glasgow;
Track 12, 13a Ewan MacColl;
Track 13b Ewan MacColl / trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox: Dreams Never Leave You

Bob Fox: Dreams Never Leave You

Bob Fox: Dreams Never Leave You (Woodworm WRCD035)

Dreams Never Leave You
Bob Fox

Woodworm WRCD035 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Recorded and mixed at Woodworm Studios, Oxfordshire, in Spring 2000;
Engineered by Mark Tucker;
Produced by Bob Fox, Dave Pegg, and Mark Tucker;
Cover design by Mick Toole from an original idea by Flemming Arnott

Musicians

Bob Fox, vocals [2-12], backing vocals [5, 7, 9, 11-12], guitar [1-3, 5-12];
Norman Holmes, flute [2, 6, 11-12], whistle [3, 10];
Chris Leslie, fiddle [2, 9-10, 12], mandolin [5, 8-9], backing vocals [5, 7];
Dave Pegg, bass [2-3, 5-12];
Gerry Conway, drums and percussion [2-3, 5-12];
Ric Sanders, fiddle [5, 7];
Deirdre Ruane, button accordion [7, 10, 12];
Paul Ruane, fiddle [11]

Tracks

  1. The Road to the North (2.36)
  2. The White Cockade (Roud 191) (3.07)
  3. Champion at Keeping Them Rolling (4.34)
  4. Water of Tyne (Roud 1364) (1.17)
  5. Big River (5.20)
  6. In the Month of January (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176) (4.36)
  7. Greek Lightning (5.18)
  8. From Me to You (2.41)
  9. The Ramblin' Rover (4.40)
  10. From Clare to Here (6.30)
  11. Take Her in Your Arms (4.14)
  12. The Galway Shawl (Roud 2737; Henry H652) (8.05)

Tracks 2, 4, 6, 12 trad.;
Track 1 Alistair Anderson;
Track 3 Ewan MacColl;
Track 5 Jimmy Nail;
Track 7 Jez Lowe;
Track 8 John Lennon, Paul McCartney;
Tracks 9, 11 Andy M. Stewart;
Track 10 Ralph McTell

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox: Borrowed Moments

Bob Fox: Borrowed Moments

Bob Fox: Borrowed Moments (Topic TSCD544)

Borrowed Moments
Bob Fox

Topic Records TSCD544 (CD, UK, 2003)

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Recorded at Northern Recording, The Old Miner's Hall, Consett, County Durham;
Recorded by Peter Boyle and mixed by Bob Fox and Peter Boyle;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering;
Photography and design by John Haxby

Musicians

Bob Fox, vocals, guitar [1-7, 11], bouzouki [9], piano [10];
annA RydeR, piano accordion [1, 3-4, 6, 8-9], backing vocals [8], muted trumpets [11];
Norman Holmes, flute [1, 3, 8], whistle [1],
Neil Harland, double bass [1-6, 7-9, 11]

Tracks

  1. Virginia (Roud 1488) (6.01)
  2. My Love Is in America (5.11)
  3. The Whitby Tailor (7.32)
  4. Life Is Not Kind to the Drinking Man (4.11)
  5. Dance to Your Daddy (Roud 2439; G/D 8:1562) (5.18)
  6. Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (4.29)
  7. She Waits and Weeps (5.49)
  8. Peppers and Tomatoes (5.57)
  9. Child of Mine (6.09)
  10. The Last of the Widows (4.27)
  11. Bonny at Morn (Roud 3064) (3.51)

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 11 trad. arr. Bob Fox;
Track 2 Chris Leslie;
Track 4 Steve Tilston;
Track 6 Ewan MacColl;
Track 7 Vin Garbutt;
Track 8 Ralph McTell;
Track 9 Anthony Kaley;
Track 10 Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox: The Blast

Bob Fox: The Blast

Bob Fox: The Blast (Topic TSCD555)

The Blast
Bob Fox

Topic Records TSCD555 (CD, UK, 2006)

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Produced, recorded and mixed by John Tams;
Mastered by Ron Angus at Studio One;
Sleeeve design and photography by John Haxby

Musicians

Bob Fox, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. One Miner's Life (4.22)
  2. Still Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (4.49)
  3. All in a Day (2.59)
  4. Taking on Men (3.03)
  5. Trooper Cut Down (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (5.01)
  6. Broomfield Wager (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (5.27)
  7. Recruited Collier (Roud 3503) (4.55)
  8. Diamond (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11) / Song of the Whale (5.51)
  9. Golden Vanity (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (6.44)
  10. Only Remembered (3.11)

Track 1 Ed Pickford;
Tracks 2, 5-7, 8a, 9 trad. arr. Bob Fox;
Track 3 Alex Glasgow;
Track 4 Jez Lowe;
Track 8b Eric Bogle;
Track 10 words Horatius Bonar, John Tams, music Ira D. Sankey

> Folk Music > Records > Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox: Five Star B&B

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox: Five Star B&B

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox: Five Star B&B (Bob Fox BFMCD011)

Five Star B&B
Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

Bob Fox Music BFMCD011 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Recorded live by Ron Angus during the Autumn 2006 tour;
Mixed and mastered by Rob Angus at Studio One

Musicians

Billy Mitchell, vocals, guitar;
Bob Fox, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. Rockin’ Chair (3.56)
  2. The Gateshead Lass (3.36)
  3. Dance to Your Daddy (Roud 2439; G/D 8:1562) (4.52)
  4. The Collier Laddie's Wife (3.23)
  5. Born at the Right Time (3.53)
  6. Big River (4.17)
  7. The Pitman and the Blackin’ (4.12)
  8. The Galway Shawl (Roud 2737; Henry H652) (5.32)
  9. Where My Heart Lives (3.23)
  10. Sally Wheatley (5.19)
  11. The Devil’s Ground (4.06)
  12. The Ramblin' Rover (4.22)
  13. Meet Me on the Corner (2.59)
  14. Monday Monday (4.58)

Track 2 Joe Wilson;
Track 3 trad. arr. Bob Fox;
Track 6 Jimmy Nail;
Track 10 words Joe Wilson, music Alex Glasgow; Track 11 Billy Mitchell;
Track 12 Andy M. Stewart;
Track 13 Rod Clements;
Track 14 John Phillips

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox: The Song Man

Bob Fox: The Song Man

Bob Fox: The Song Man (Bob Fox BFMCD011)

The Song Man
Bob Fox

Bob Fox Music BFMCD011 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Recorded by Ron Angus at Studio One;
Photography: front cover by Rob Bridge, inside cover and disk by Jason Furnival;
Sleeeve design by Michael Bailey

Musicians

Bob Fox, vocals, guitar

Tracks

Songs from War Horse

  1. The Devonshire Carol (3.21)
  2. Snow Falls (5.23)
  3. Learning to Plow (4.30)
  4. Wheel of Fortune (5.32)
  5. Lullee Lullay (4.17)
  6. Marching Medley: Scarlet and the Blue (Roud 163) / Goodbye Dolly Gray (5.28)
  7. Only Remembered (3.58)
  8. Stand To (2.51)
  9. Only Remembered (instrumental) (3.11)

Bonus track

  1. The Wrong Bus (4.24)

Tracks 1, 4-5, 8 John Tams;
Tracks 2-3 John Tams / trad.;
Track 6a trad., additional lyrics John Tams;
Track 6b Will D. Cobb, Paul Barnes;
Tracks 7, 9 words Horatius Bonar, John Tams, music Ira D. Sankey;
Track 10 Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > The Pitmen Poets: The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets: The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets: The Pitmen Poets (Pitmen Poets PPCD1)

The Pitmen Poets
The Pitmen Poets

Pitmen Poets PPCD1 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Recorded live;
Design by Michael Bailey

Musicians

Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, Jez Lowe

Tracks

  1. These Coal Town Days (2.56)
  2. The Devil's Ground (4.11)
  3. Stanley Market (3.57)
  4. The Row Between the Cages (3.07)
  5. Shiftin' to the Toon (4.27)
  6. The Pitman's Dream (5.43)
  7. South Medomsley Strike (7.36)
  8. Just One Spark (1.42)
  9. The Ex-Pitmen's Potholing Pub Quiz Team (5.40)
  10. Blackleg Mining Man (3.37)
  11. The Collier Laddie's Wife (3.17)
  12. Sheel Raw Flood / Off to California (4.55)
  13. Wor Nanny's a Maizor (4.16)
  14. Judas Bus (4.18)
  15. Farewell Johnny Miner (5.51)
  16. The Miner's Lifeguard (Roud 3510) (5.30)
  17. Bonus Track: The Pitmen Poets (4.10)

Tracks 1, 9, 14, 17 Jez Lowe;
Tracks 2, 5 Billy Mitchell;
Tracks 3-4, 12a, 13 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 7 Tommy Armstrong, Johnny Handle;
Track 6 Alexander Barrass;
Track 8 Benny Graham;
Track 10 Jock Purdon;
Track 11 Billy Mitchell, Jane Wade;
Tracks 12b, 16 trad. arr. The Pitmen Poets;
Track 15 Ed Pickford

> Folk Music > Records > The Pitmen Poets: More Black Diamonds

The Pitmen Poets: More Black Diamonds

The Pitmen Poets: More Black Diamonds (Pitmen Poets PPCD2)

More Black Diamonds
The Pitmen Poets

Pitmen Poets PPCD2 (CD, UK, 2016)

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Recorded round the kitchen table at Boomchang;
Package design by Michael Bailey

Musicians

Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, Jez Lowe

Tracks

  1. Black Diamonds (3.53)
  2. Schooldays Over (1.53)
  3. The Birth of the Lad (4.02)
  4. Celebrated Working Man (Roud 3486) (3.24)
  5. Last of the Widows (3.07)
  6. Go to Work on Monday (2.58)
  7. I Wish Pay Friday Wad Come (3.57)
  8. The Collier's Way (3.49)
  9. Coughin' Well / 1915-1972 (4.30)
  10. Big Meeting Day (4.59)
  11. Going to the Mine (3.11)
  12. Ordinary Copper (3.32)
  13. Coal Mountain (4.12)
  14. When Geordie Thoo and I was Young (4.34)
  15. Lord George (2.56)

Tracks 1, 5, 10, 13 Jez Lowe;
Track 2 Ewan MacColl;
Track 3 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 4 trad. arr. Bob Fox;
Track 6 Si Kahn;
Track 7 James Anderson;
Track 8 Dacy Steele;
Track 9 Billy Mitchell;
Track 11 Johnny Handle;
Track 12 Ray Hearne;
Track 14 Alexander Barrass, Benny Graham;
Track 15 trad. arr. Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox & John Tams: A Garland for Joey

Bob Fox & John Tams: A Garland for Joey

Bob Fox & John Tams: A Garland for Joey (Fledg'ling FLED 3107)

A Garland for Joey
The War Horse Songbook
Bob Fox, song man and John Tams, song writer

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3107 (CD, UK, November 11, 2017)

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Produced by Bob Fox and John Tams;
Executive producers: Bob Fox, John Tams, David Suff;
Recorded by Ron Angus at Studio One, Houghton Le Spring;
Brass recordings by Paul Hopkinson at Foundry Studio, Chesterfield;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Masters;
Designed by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Box Fox, vocals, guitar, accordion, mouth organ;
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, conducted by Richard Windle [2, 4, 8];
Sam Fisher, cornet [12]

Tracks

  1. Snow Falls (The Year Turns Round Again) (5.22)
  2. Only Remembered (5.25)
  3. Scarlet and the Blue (Roud 163) / Dolly Grey (2.55)
  4. Stand To (3.39)
  5. Rolling Home (4.08)
  6. Lullee Lullay (4.18)
  7. The Brisk Young Ploughboy (Roud 1205) (3.40)
  8. The Devonshire Carol (4.08)

Postscript:

  1. The Cherry Cheeked Optimists (Part One) (1.48)
  2. Mons (August 23rd 1914) (3.10)
  3. The Cherry Cheeked Optimists (Part Two) (1.28)
  4. Scarecrow (4.07)

Tracks 1, 7, 9, 11 John Tams / trad.;
Track 2 John Tams, Bonar, Sankey;
Track 3 trad.;
Tracks 4-6, 8, 10, 12 John Tams

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Fox

Other records with Bob Fox

Folk for Peace, Rumours of Rain, CD single, Hypertension HYP 4231, 2004

Various Artists, Someone Was Calling: “Folk on the Pier” Celebrates 200 Years of Cromer's Lifeboats, 2 CD, Symposium SIUM 1347/48, 2004

Various Artists, Landmarks: 25 Years of a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD203, 2006

Steve Tilston, Reaching Back, 4+1 CD, Free Reed FRQCD 70, 2007

Various Artists, Never Chance Your Luck Against the Sea, 2 CD, Deckchair DPCD 102/3, 2008

John Tams et al, The Ballad of the Miners' Strike (The Radio Ballads), digital download, Delphonic DELPH007, 2010

Kate Rusby, 20, 2 CD, Island 3717612, 2012

Various Artists, The 40th Girvan Traditional Folk Festival, 2 CD, Traditional Arts Development, 2014

The Young'uns, Another Man's Ground, CD, Hereteu YNGS3, 2015

Various Artists, The Journey Continues: Fellside at 40, 3 CD, Fellside FECD272, 2016

Various Artists, Destination: The End of an Era for a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD282, June 29, 2018