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Harry Upton: Why Can't It Always Be Saturday?

Harry Upton: Why Can't It Always Be Saturday? (Topic SP104)

Why Can't It Always Be Saturday?
Songs and Ballads sung by Harry Upton of Balcombe in Sussex

Topic Records SP104 (LP, UK, 1978)

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This 1978 Topic “Special Project” was a limited edition of 250 copies of Mike Yates' recordings, to accompany a comprehensive feature on Southern English traditional singer Harry Upton in Traditional Music magazine No. 10.

Recorded 1975-77 at Harry Upton's home in Balcombe, Sussex by Mike Yates;
Front sleeve photograph of Harry's parents by courtesy of Harry Upton;
Produced by Tony Engle

Musicians

Harry Upton, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Buttercup Joe (Roud 1635) (2.06)
  2. The Ship That Never Returned (Roud 775; Laws D27) (3.35)
  3. The Life of a Man (Roud 848) / The Dockyard Gate (Roud 1739) / The Female Drummer (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497) / Bonny Blue Handkerchief (Roud 378; G/D 5:1040; Henry H161ab) (8.37)
  4. Good Old Jeff (Roud 1740) (3.07)
  5. The Royal Albion (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) / The Little Cabin Boy (Roud 1168) (5.16)
  1. Why Can't It Always Be Saturday? (Roud 1741) (3.35)
  2. I'm a Man That's Done Wrong (Roud 1386) (4.38)
  3. Seaweed (Roud 1742) (2.06)
  4. In a Cottage by the Sea (Roud 4327) (4.20)
  5. In Wayward Town (Roud 564; Laws P18; G/D 6:1188) (3.49)
  6. The Thrashing Machine (Roud 1491) / I Come from the Country (Roud 1744) (3.01)

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Harry Upton: Why Can't It Always Be Saturday?

Harry Upton: Why Can't It Always Be Saturday? (Musical Traditions MTCD371)

Why Can't It Always Be Saturday?
Harry Upton

Musical Traditions Records MTCD371 (CD, UK, October 31, 2015)

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Recorded by Mike Yates;
Edited and produced by Rod Stradling

Musical Traditions booklet notes by Mike Yates and Rod Stradling

Musicians

Harry Upton, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Female Drummer (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497) (2.54)
  2. If I Were a Blackbird (Roud 387; Henry H79) (4.03)
  3. The Dockyard Gate (Roud 1739) (0.47)
  4. A Woman's Work Is Never Done (Roud 1717) (2.50)
  5. Bonny Blue Handkerchief (Roud 378; G/D 5:1040; Henry H161ab) (1.17)
  6. The Life of a Man (Roud 848) (2.44)
  7. The Royal Albion (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (5.04)
  8. Canadee-I-O (Roud 309; Henry H162) (5.48)
  9. The Feckless Young Girl (Roud 1734) (3.30)
  10. The Wreck of the ‘Northfleet’ (Roud 1174) (6.55)
  11. I Am a Donkey Driver (Roud 1147) (2.29)
  12. A Single Life (Roud 952) (3.42)
  13. The Ship That Never Returned (Roud 775; Laws D27) (3.36)
  14. In Wayward Town (Roud 564; Laws P18; G/D 6:1188) / The Little Cabin Boy (Roud 1168) (4.30)
  15. In a Cottage by the Sea (Roud 4327) (4.24)
  16. Seaweed (Roud 1742) (2.10)
  17. Good Old Jeff (Roud 1740) (3.09)
  18. The Thrashing Machine (Roud 1491) / I Come from the Country (Roud 1744) (3.08)
  19. I'm a Man That's Done Wrong (Roud 1386) (4.39)
  20. Poison in a Glass of Wine (Roud 218; Laws P30; G/D 2:210) (2.30)
  21. The Rich Lady Gay (Roud 1714) (4.20)
  22. Why Can't It Always Be Saturday? (Roud 1741) (3.36)

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Other records with Harry Upton

Ernest ‘Rabbity’ Baxter, Bob Blake, Mary Ann Haynes, Harry Upton, Sussex Harvest: A Collection of Traditional Songs from Sussex, LP, Topic 12T258, 1975

Various Artists, Green Grow the Laurels: Country Singers from the South, LP, Topic 12TS285, 1978

Various Artists, My Ship Shall Sail the Ocean (The Voice of the People Vol. 2), CD, Topic TSCD652, 1998

Various Artists, Come All My Lads That Follow the Plough (The Voice of the People Vol. 5), CD, Topic TSCD655, 1998

Various Artists, Troubles They Are But Few (The Voice of the People Vol. 14), CD, Topic TSCD664, 1998

Various Artists, Up in the North and Down in the South: Songs and Music from the Mike Yates Collection1964-2000, 2 CD, Musical Traditions MTCD311/2, 2001

Various Artists, You Never Heard So Sweet (The Voice of the People Vol. 21), CD, Topic TSCD671, 2012

Various Artists, Good People, Take Warning (The Voice of the People Vol. 23), 3 CD, Topic TSCD673T, 2012

Various Artists, I Wish There Was No Prisons, CD, Musical Traditions MTCD372, 2015