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Gary & Vera Aspey: From the North

Gary & Vera Aspey: From the North (Topic 12TS255)

From the North
Gary & Vera Aspey

Topic Records 12TS255 (LP, UK, 1975)

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Recorded by Tony Engle in Bolton in October 1974;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Notes by Vera Aspey;
Photograph by Harry Ogden;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Gary Aspey, vocals [1, 3-4, 6, 9-14];
Vera Aspey, vocals [1-2, 4-14], English concertina [2, 4, 6, 10, 13], guitar [5, 7-9, 12];
Bernard Wrigley, English concertina [4], bass concertina [13], chorus [10], vocals [14];
Wilf Darlington, mandolin [5], chorus [10], vocals [14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. From the North (1.39)
  2. The Parting (2.17)
  3. Coal Picking (1.48)
  4. The Three Foot Seam (2.33)
  5. Mill Girl's Lullaby (3.30)
  6. King Cotton (2.43)
  7. Auntie Ketyll (6.09)
  1. Cum t' thi Tay (2.41)
  2. The Cradle Song (4.11)
  3. The Roving Navvy (2.08)
  4. The Ship Canal Song, or, The Mary (1.48)
  5. Hailey-Go (1.49)
  6. Tuppence on the Rope (4.17)
  7. A Bit of a Sing (3.14)

Track 1 words Cicely Fox Smith, music Aspey;
Track 2 words Cicely Fox Smith;
Tracks 3, 7 Aspey;
Tracks 4, 11-12 trad., Aspey;
Tracks 5, 13 words Paul Graney, music Gary & Vera Aspey;
Track 6 Mike Harding, Aspey;
Track 8 words Horace Slater, tune Gary & Vera Aspey;
Track 9 words Edwin Waugh, music C.E. Rowley;
Track 10 Ian Woods, trad., Aspey;
Track 14 words Edwin Waugh, music C.E. Rowley, Aspey

> Folk Music > Records > Gary & Vera Aspey: A Taste of Hotpot

Gary & Vera Aspey: A Taste of Hotpot

Gary & Vera Aspey: A Taste of Hotpot (Topic 12TS299)

A Taste of Hotpot (Live)
Gary & Vera Aspey

Topic Records 12TS299 (LP, UK, 1976)

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Recorded in performance at the Scotgate Folk Club, Scotgate Inn, Stamford, Lincolnshire, March 1976; the Chipping Sodbury Folk Xlub, The George, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, March 1976; and the Lord Coniers, Kiveton, Yorkshire, May 1976,
Recorded and produced by Tony Engle;
Notes by Gary & Vera Aspey;
Photograph by Harry Ogden;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Gary Aspey, vocals;
Vera Aspey, vocals, English concertina, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Eskdale and Ennerdale Hunt Song (3.13)
  2. Weepin' and Wailin' Away (4.58)
  3. The Shuttle Kissing Song (5.18)
  4. Foddered Me Yowes (6.12)
  1. The Nightingale (4.22)
  2. Don't Get Married Girls (4.26)
  3. Kids' Songs (4.56)
  4. The Coal Hole Cavalry (4.21)
  5. Morning Stands on Tiptoe (Roud 24896) (3.37)

All tracks arr. Gary and Vera Aspey except
Track 1 Eaton / trad.;
Tracks 2, 9 Ted Edwards;
Track 3 Sam Fitton, Aspey;
Track 6 Leon Rosselson

> Folk Music > Records > Vera Aspey: The Blackbird

Vera Aspey: The Blackbird

Vera Aspey: The Blackbird (Topic 12TS356)

The Blackbird
Vera Aspey

Topic Records 12TS356 (LP, UK, 1977)

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Recorded by John Gill at Riverside Studios, June 1977;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Notes by Vera Aspey;
Photograph by Roy France;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Vera Aspey, vocals, guitar, English concertina;
John Luce, guitar [2, 7], bass [10];
Dave Gotlife, piano [10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Blackbird (Roud 18834; G/D 6:1171) (4.31)
  2. Owd Betty Barlow (2.16)
  3. Ladybird (5.25)
  4. The Maypole Inn (1.09)
  5. The Pit Brow Lassies (4.12)
  6. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker (Roud 1388; G/D 8:1848) (2.40)
  1. Coal Black Faces (2.44)
  2. The Highwayman (7.52)
  3. Shule Agra (Roud 911) (3.47)
  4. Aggie Bell (3.16)
  5. Sprig of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.07)

Tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 9, 11 trad.;
Track 3 Ted Edwards;
Track 5 trad. / Jimmy Jones;
Track 7 Gary & Vera Aspey;
Track 8 words Alfred Noyes, music Phil Ochs;
Track 10 Graham Cooper

> Folk Music > Records > Gary & Vera Aspey: Seeing Double

Gary & Vera Aspey: Seeing Double

Gary & Vera Aspey: Seeing Double (Topic 12TS407)

Seeing Double
Gary & Vera Aspey

Topic Records 12TS407 (LP, UK, 1979)

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Recorded at Riverside Studios by Anthony David;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Photograph by Keith Morris;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Gary Aspey, vocals;
Vera Aspey, vocals, English concertina, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Seeing Double (3.24)
  2. My Good-Looking Man (2.46)
  3. Miss Tickle Toby (4.18)
  4. The Dowie Dens of Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (8.43)
  5. The Cruise of the Calibar (Roud 1979) (3.48)
  1. Hounds and Horn Together (2.42)
  2. The Bolinder Boatman (3.18)
  3. The Testimony of Patience Kershaw (4.38)
  4. July Wakes (2.20)
  5. Knocker-Upper Man (3.15)
  6. The Price of Coal (4.05)
  7. The Coal and Albert Berry (4.00)

Tracks 1, 6 trad., Aspey, arr. Aspey;
Tracks 2-5 trad. arr Aspey;
Track 7 Aspey, Woods;
Track 8 Frank Higgins;
Track 9 trad., Ellison, arr. Aspey;
Track 10 Mike Canavan arr. Aspey;
Track 11 Aspey;
Track 12 Ted Edwards