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Devon Tradition

Devon Tradition (Topic 12TS349)

Devon Tradition
An Anthology from Traditional Singers
Various Artists

Topic Records 12TS349 (LP, UK, 1979)

Recorded by Sam Richards, Tish Stubbs and Paul Wilson, 1974-1976;
Notes by Sam Richards, Tish Stubbs and Paul Wilson;
Production and design by Tony Engle;
Photographs courtesy of James Ravilious, Beaford Centre

Musicians

Amy Birch, vocals [2, 11, 16];
Phoebe Birch, vocals [15];
Avice Clarke, vocals [6];
Nobby Clarke, vocals [1];
Joe Davies, vocals [7];
Harold Gill, vocals [14];
Charlie Hill, vocals [12];
Sophie Isaacs, vocals [8];
Henry Mitchelmore, vocals [10];
Bill Parnell, vocals [9];
Bob Penfold, vocals [4, 17];
Nelson Penfold, vocals [13];
George Roberts, vocals [5];
Jim Sanders, vocals [18];
Bob Small, vocals [3];
Brian Holland, melodeon [4];
Tom Orchard snr., vocals [4], melodeon [4, 14];
Tom Orchard jnr., stepdancing [4], melodeon [14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Nobby Clarke: The Exmoor Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645) (3.03)
  2. Amy Birch: The Molecatcher (Roud 1052) (2.10)
  3. Bob Small: When I Was a Young Man (Roud 1165) (1.13)
  4. Tom Orchard, with Tommy Orchard stepdancing: Two Untitled Stepdance Tunes /
    Tom Orchard melodeon: Untitled Stepdance Tune (1.40)
  5. George Roberts: Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (2.00)
  6. Avice Clarke: Head-a-Nodding (Roud 362; G/D 4:815) (1.36)
  7. Joe Davies: The Thrashing Machine (Roud 1491) (2.00)
  8. Sophie Isaacs: Sweet Willie (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (1.28)
  9. Bill Parnell: Navvy Boots (Roud 516; G/D 4:787) (2.22)
  10. Henry Mitchelmore: The Leg o' the Mallard (Roud 1517) (3.03)
  1. Amy Birch: Royal Comrade (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228; Henry H176) (3.27)
  2. Charlie Hill: Three Men Went A-Hunting (Roud 283; G/D 2:283) (3.00)
  3. Nelson Penfold: The Farmer in Leicester (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (1.38)
  4. Tom Orchard snr., Tom Orchard jnr., Tuning
  5. Harold Gill: Seven Nights Drunk (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460; Henry H21ab) (2.12)
  6. Phoebe Birch: The Fremington Great Meat Pie (Roud 8092) (1.15)
  7. Amy Birch: Up the Green Meadows (Roud 18834; G/D 6:1171) (2.51)
  8. Bob Penfold: Rattling Irish Boy (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457; Henry H171) (1.49)
  9. Jim Sanders: Mortal Unlucky Old Chap (Roud 5182) (6.27)

Track 10 was included in 1998 on First I'm Going to Sing You a Ditty (The Voice of the People Vol. 7, Topic TSCD657),
and tracks 4, 11 and 17 on My Father's the King of the Gypsies (The Voice of the People Vol. 11, Topic TSCD661).