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Ideal Music for All the Year Round

Bob Smiths's Ideal Band: Ideal Music for All the Year Round (Topic 12T319)

Ideal Music for All the Year Round
Bob Smiths's Ideal Band

Topic Records 12T319 (LP, UK, 1977)
Topic Records TSDL319 (digital download, UK, October 2009)

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Compiled from 78rpm recordings on the Beltona label in London 1930-31 or Edinburgh c. 1934.

Production, remastering and sleeve design by Tony Engle;
Notes by Tony Russell and Tony Engle;
Original recordings from the collections of Reg Hall and Tony Engle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Bob Smith's Ideal Band: Eightsome Reel Part 1 (Fairy Dance / The Breakdown / De'il Among the Tailors) (2.57)
  2. James B. Andrews & Bob Smith: Ashcroft's Reel / Londonderry Air / Breakdown (3.10)
    dulcimer duet
  3. Bob Smith and his Ideal Band: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (3.07)
  4. James Andrews: Liverpool and Highland Hornpipes (incl. Down Home Rag) (2.45)
    Hohner harmonica solo
  5. [Bob Smith's Ideal Band]: The International (3.33)
    band with vocal chorus
  6. Alec Bisset: Medley of Popular Waltzes (Let Me Call You Sweetheart / Smile Awhile / Down at the Old Bull and Bush / By the Side of the Zuyder Zee / Let Me Call You Sweetheart) (3.16)
    melodeon solo with dulcimer acc. by Bob Smith & James B. Andrews
  7. Bob Smith's Ideal Band: The Canal Cruise Parts 1 & 2 (incl. Life on the Ocean Wave / The Drunken Sailor / Miss MacLeod / A Man's a Man for All That) (6.07)
  1. Tony Capaldi: La Varsovienne (3.12)
    continental accordion solo with Bob Smith's Ideal Trio
  2. Bob Smith and his Ideal Band: Big Reason Blues (3.22)
    with vocal chorus
  3. Bob Smith's Ideal Band: The Boston Two-Step (3.39)
  4. Bob Smith's Ideal Band: Horseguards Blue march (3.30)
  5. Hiddlestone: Happy Hours (3.22)
    his Hohner and Bob Smith's Ideal Band
  6. Bob Smith's Band: Woodland Voices barn dance (3.20)
  7. Bob Smith's Ideal Band: Eightsome Reel Part 2 (Kate Dalrymple / Wind That Shakes the Barley / Soldier's Joy / Miss MacLeod) (2.58)

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Bob Smiths's Ideal Band: Better Than an Orchestra (Topic 12T319)

Better Than an Orchestra
Bob Smiths's Ideal Band

Topic Records 12T320 (LP, UK, 1977)

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Compiled from 78rpm recordings on the Beltona label in London 1930-31 or Edinburgh c. 1934.

Production, remastering and sleeve design by Tony Engle;
Notes by Tony Russell and Tony Engle;
Original recordings from the collections of Reg Hall and Tony Engle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Bob Smith and His Ideal Band: Ideal One-Step (3.40)
  2. James Andrews: The Middy March (2.52)
    Hohner harmonica solo
  3. Bob Smith's Band: Empress Tango (3.09)
  4. [Bob Smith's Ideal Band]: The Red Flag (3.33)
    band with vocal chorus
  5. Bob Smith and His Ideal Band: Wull’s Wireless Wails Parts 1 & 2 (Flowers of Edinburgh / When You and I Were Young, Maggie / Highland Laddie / Orange and Blue / Kafoozalum) (6.33)
  6. Alec Bisset: Medley of Irish Waltzes (The Irish Jaunting Car / Come Back to Erin / Eileen Alannah) (3.07)
    melodeon solo with dulcimer acc. by Bob Smith & James B. Andrews
  1. Bob Smith's Ideal Band: The Ideal Lancers (9.40)
  2. [J.B. Andrews & Bob Smith]: Dulcimer Tunes from an Old ‘National Hall’ Favourite Parts 1 & 2 (The Favourite Hornpipe / Unidentified Barn Dance) (2.58)
    dulcimer and piano duets
  3. Bob Smith's Ideal Trio: I Still Love You / Waltz Hesitation (3.09)
    with vocal refrain
  4. Heddlestone and Macfarlane: The Call of the Pipes Part 1 (2.59)
    Hohner harmonica and harp duet
  5. Bob Smith and His Ideal Band: Why Worry (3.00)
    with vocal chorus