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The Long Grey Line

Debra Cowan: The Long Grey Line (Falling Mountain FM-1036)

The Long Grey Line
Debra Cowan

Falling Mountain Music FM-1036 (CD, USA, January 23, 2001)

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Produced by Debra Cowan;
Executive Producer Steve Friedman;
Recorded and mixed by Steve Friedman at Melville Park Studio, Boston, MA;
Mastered by Henk Kooistra at 9West Mastering, Framingham, MA;
Cover artwork by Ron Lister;
Graphic design and layout by Kristine Cheng

Musicians

Debra Cowan, vocals [all], guitar [3, 6, 9], English concertina drone [11b];
Gaston Bernad, guitar [1-2, 7];
Lorraine Hammond, Celtic harp [1];
Hanneke Cassel, fiddle [2, 7, 10];
Jim Williams, Anglo concertina [2], English concertina [4, 9, 11a];
Ron Lister, English concertina [3 ,11b];
Geoff Bartley, guitar [4, 10, 11a], resonator guitar [12];
Steve Sadler, mandolin [7];
Ken Batts, guitar [9]

Tracks

  1. Edward Boyle (Roud 2906) (5.40)
  2. McGinnis Gets a Job (Last Winter Was a Hard One) (Roud 4607) (3.06)
  3. The Rose You Wore for Me (4.45)
  4. Bold Archer (Roud 83; Child 188; G/D 2:244) (4.00)
  5. The Dreadful Ghost (Roud 568; Laws P34A; G/D 2:341) (5.29)
  6. Blackwaterside (Roud 312; Laws O1; Henry H811) (2.16)
  7. The Long Grey Line (3.08)
  8. Bay of Biscay-O (Roud 22567) (3.03)
  9. Across the Water (4.17)
  10. Verdant Braes of Skreen (Roud 419; Henry H593) (4.40)
  11. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) / The Olde Favourite (5.08)
  12. Darlin' Corey (Roud 5723) (4.00)
  13. Johnny Be Fair (1.08)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Danny Carnahan;
Track 7 Alan Hunter;
Track 9 Ken Batts;
Track 4a Buffy Sainte-Marie

> Folk Music > Records > Debra Cowan: Dad's Dinner Pail

Dad's Dinner Pail and Other Songs from the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection

Debra Cowan: Dad's Dinner Pail (Falling Mountain FM-1044)

Dad's Dinner Pail
and Other Songs from the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection
Debra Cowan

Falling Mountain Music FM-1044 (CD, USA, July 26, 2005)

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Produced by Michael DeLalla and Debra Cowan;
Recorded by Michael DeLalla at Falling Mountain Studios, Winchester, VA
except [5, 10] recorded by Stephen Friedman at Melville Park Studios, Boston, MA;
Mixed by Michael DeLalla at Falling Mountain Studios;
Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering, Springfield, VA;
Graphic design and layout by Richard Brooker

Musicians

Debra Cowan, vocals;
Michael DeLalla, vocals [2], guitar [1-3, 6, 8-9, 11], baroque guitar [4], bodhrán [8], chorus [11];
Ralph Gordon, bass [2, 11], cello [4];
Joe DeZarn, fiddle [3, 11];
John Roberts, vocals [5, 10];
Chas Fowler, whistles [6];
Tabby Finch, hammered dulcimer [11];
Michael Hudson, Mike Buechner, Chuck Salmon, chorus [11]

Tracks

  1. Bold Richard (Roud 382) (5.09)
  2. Walloping Window Blind (Roud 19559) (3.02)
  3. Young Charlotte (Roud 260; Laws G17) (4.57)
  4. Cruel Brother (Roud 26; Child 11) (5.28)
  5. Star in the East (Brightest and Best) (Roud 5743) (1.50)
  6. The Poor Soldier (Roud 321; Laws M27) (6.06)
  7. Burly Burly Banks of Barbry-O (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199) (6.45)
  8. Schooner E.A. Horton (Roud 1840; Laws D28) (3.43)
  9. In the Town of Oxford (Roud 399; Laws O39) (3.28)
  10. Fearless in the Fire (Roud S267521) (2.44)
  11. Dad's Dinner Pail (Roud 5257) (5.05)

All tracks trad.;
Track 5 words Reginald Heber (1811)

> Folk Music > Records > Debra Cowan: Fond Desire Farewell

Fond Desire Farewell

Debra Cowan: Fond Desire Farewell (Falling Mountain FM-1054)

Fond Desire Farewell
Debra Cowan

Falling Mountain Music FM-1054 (CD, USA, April 28, 2009)

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Arranged and produced by Dave Mattacks except [3] arranged and produced by Mike Barry and Dave Mattacks;
Engineered and recorded by Mike Barry at Babyland Studios, Medford, MA;
Foundation tracks (except [2-3, 7-9] engineered and recorded by David J. Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Studios, Waltham, MA;
Mixed by Huck Bennert;
Mastered by Marc Donahue at Sound Mirror, Jamaica Plain, MA;
Graphic design and layout by George Striker

Musicians

Debra Cowan, vocals, acoustic guitar [2, 6, 8], English concertina [4-6];
Dave Mattacks, drums, cymbals, percussion, piano, pump organ, hammered dulcimer, Wurlitzer piano, toy piano;
Duke Levine, acoustic guitar, mandola, national guitar, octave mandolin;
Marty Ballou, upright bass;
Joyce Andersen, fiddle;
Billy Novick, clarinet [11];
Wolf Ginanes, tuba [11];
Mike Barry, additional vocals [1, 5, 9, 12];
Julie Barry, additional vocals [9, 12];
Liam Barry, additional vocals [9]

Tracks

  1. Yon Green Valley (Roud 2125; G/D 6:1183) (4.30)
  2. Wall of Stone (3.52)
  3. Jealous Words (4.17)
  4. Ruins by the Shore (3.44)
  5. The Rainbow (Roud 492; Laws N4; G/D 1:180) (3.59)
  6. The Night Owl Homeward Turns (3.24)
  7. Cruel Was My Father (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176) (4.19)
  8. Salisbury Plain (Roud 1487) (4.09)
  9. Lili Marlene Walks Away (4.00)
  10. The Snow Is on the Ground (Roud 1121) (4.23)
  11. Alcohol (3.39)
  12. The Darkest Hour Is Just Before the Dawn (3.35)

Tracks 1, 5, 7, 8 trad.;
Track 2 Chris Moore;
Track 3 Richard Thompson;
Track 4 Nic Jones;
Track 6 Steve Tilston;
Track 9 Bill Caddick;
Track 11 Ray Davies;
Track 12 Ralph Stanley

> Folk Music > Records > Debra Cowan: Among Friends

Among Friends

Debra Cowan: Among Friends (Falling Mountain)

Among Friends
Debra Cowan

Falling Mountain Music (CD, USA, August 15, 2012)

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Produced by Mike Barry and Debra Cowan;
Executive producer: David Strassman, Puppetronics, INC;
Recorded live at the Bacca Pipes Folk Club, Keighley, West Yorkshire, in November 2006;
Recorded by Mike Hockenhull, Brook Row Studio, West Yorkshire, UK;
Mixed by Mike Barry, Babyland Studios, Medford, MA;
Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering, Tacoma Park, MD;
Production assistance and genius contributions by Dave Mattacks and Huck Bennert;
Graphic design by Jan Hammond

Musicians

Debra Cowan, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. Darlin' Corey (Roud 5723) (3.12)
  2. Star in the East (Brightest and Best) (Roud 5743) (2.41)
  3. Cold Day in November (3.22)
  4. The Great Fast Food Strike (5.20)
  5. Good Fish Chowder (4.21)
  6. The Rose You Wore for Me (4.57)
  7. Carpal Tunnel (2.57)
  8. Dreadnought Mutiny (6.36)
  9. My Boy Jack / Widowmaker (5.34)
  10. One More Before We Go (4.01)
  11. Dad's Dinner Pail (Roud 5257) (4.19)

Tracks 1-2, 5, 11 trad.;
Track 2 words Reginald Heber (1811);
Track 3, 7 John O'Connor;
Track 4 Deborah Van Kleef;
Track 6 Danny Carnahan;
Track 8 Jerry Bryant;
Track 9a words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy;
Track 9b John Conolly;
Track 10 Bill Meek, John Conolly

> Folk Music > Records > John Roberts & Debra Cowan: Ballads Long & Short

Ballads Long & Short

John Roberts & Debra Cowan: Ballads Long & Short (Golden Hind GHM-111)

Ballads Long & Short
The Best of Every Sort
John Roberts & Debra Cowan

Golden Hind Music GHM-111 (CD, USA, August 2015)

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Arranged and produced by Debra Cowan and John Roberts;
Recorded by Michael Barry at Babyland Studio, Medford, MA;
Mixed by Tom Dubé, Somerville, MA;
Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MD;
Cover art by Murray Callahan;
Graphic design and layout by Roger Mock;
Photo by J.F. Ellison, at Bacca Pipes Folk Club, Keighley, UK

See also John Roberts and Debra Cowan's Ballads Long & Short webpage with notes and song lyrics.

Musicians

Debra Cowan, vocals;
John Roberts, vocals, banjo, Anglo concertina;
Bill Cooley, guitar [4]

Tracks

  1. Drive Dull Care Away (Roud 13988) (3.42)
  2. The Broadside Man (3.01)
  3. The Tailor's Breeches (Roud 1610) (3.21)
  4. Fair Annie (Roud 42; Child 62; G/D 6:1161; Henry H126) (8.31)
  5. Garners Gay (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (4.23)
  6. Combing the Mane (2.45)
  7. The 'Cornstalk' (Roud 3204) (4.59)
  8. The Bonny Hind (Roud 205; Child 50) (5.53)
  9. Twa Corbies (Roud 5; Child 26) (2.45)
  10. When Fortune Turns the Wheel (Roud 3798; G/D 3:667) (3.09)
  11. Gypsum Davy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (4.21)
  12. Jim Jones (Roud 5478) (3.17)
  13. Anderson's Coast (5.35)
  14. Bold Riley (4.12)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Bill Meek, John Conolly (1970);
Track 6 Chris Sugden (1993);
Track 13 John Warner (Sydney, 1992)