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Helen Watson: Blue Slipper

Helen Watson: Blue Slipper (Fledg'ling FLED 3058)

Blue Slipper
Helen Watson

Columbia Records SCX 6710 (LP, UK, 1987)
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3058 (CD, UK, September 19, 2006)

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Produced by Glyn Johns;
Recorded and mixed at A&M Studios Los Angeles;
Recorded by Shelly Yakus, assisted by Mark De Sisto;
Overdubs recorded by Glyn Johns, assisted by Ethan Johns;
Mastered at the Mastering Lab Los Angeles;
Marketed, manufactured and distributed by EMI;
Photography by Brian Aris;
Artwork by Jill Arlon;
Sleeve design by Bill Smith Studio

Musicians

Helen Watson, vocals [1-15], backing vocals [1-2], acoustic guitar [9], electric guitar [], banjo [], melodica [], harmonica [];
Michael Landau, guitar [1, 3, 5-8, 10];
George Hawkins, bass [1-7, 9, 11];
Richie Hayward, drums [1, 3-6, 9, 11];
Wix, synthesiser [1, 3, 7, 9, 11], synthesiser programming [1], Yamaha RX5 programming [4, 6], keyboards [1-2, 5-6, 8-9], percussion programming [3], Linn percussion [5], synthesiser bass [8, 10];
Bill Paine, keyboards [1, 6, 8, 10], acoustic piano [8, 11];
Steve Lukather, guitar [1];
John Robinson, drums [1, 7-8, 10], percussion programming [8, 10];
Snake Davis, saxophone [3, 6];
Martin McGroarty, acoustic guitar [4];
Jerry Donahue, electric guitar [4, 6, 9];
Chyna Gordon, backing vocals [6];
Gena Foster, backing vocals [6];
Ethan Johns, percussion [9];
Bernie Leadon, acoustic guitar [9];
Glyn Johns, dead monks [10];
Carlos Veja, drums [11];
Paul Barrére, guitar [11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. You're Not the Rule (You're the Exception) (4.07)
  2. Boys Own World (2.27)
  3. When You Love Me I Get Lazy (4.56)
  4. The New Rock Island Line (4.01)
  5. Blue Slipper (5.10)
  1. Don't Stop Now (3.31)
  2. I'm Jealous Dear (2.54)
  3. Sway (4.16)
  4. Chrome Solder (3.39)
  5. Don't Forget to Say Your Prayers (3.36)
  6. Rock Myself to Sleep (4.13)
CD Bonus Tracks
  1. Speechless (3.49)
  2. Soul Infection (2.53)
  3. Dangerous Daybreak (demo) (3.00)
  4. This Must Be Paradise (demo) (3.01)

All tracks written by Helen Watson and Martin McGroarty except
Track 9 Helen Watson

> Folk Music > Records > Daphne's Flight

Daphne's Flight

Daphne's Flight (Fledg'ling FIVE 005)

Daphne's Flight
Daphne's Flight

Fledg'ling Records FIVE 005 (CD, UK, April 11, 1996)

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Recorded by Anglin ‘Spector’ Buttimore at The Big Room, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man between January 14 and 25, 1996;
Digital edit by Ian Lynn at Tangmere;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Porky's, London;
Produced by Daphne's Flight;
Portrait photography by Bryan Ledgard;
CD package design by David Suff

Musicians

Christine Collister, lead vocals [2, 8], vocals [1, 3-7, 9-11], shaker [3], tambourine [5], guitar [8, 11];
Melanie Harrold, lead vocals [1, 6], vocals [2-5, 7-11], guitar [1], piano [6];
Julie Matthews, lead vocals [4, 11], vocals [1-2, 5-8], harmony vocals [3, 10], mandolin [1, 11], piano [3-5, 8-10], chinese cymbals [9];
Helen Watson, lead vocals [5, 9], vocals [1-4, 6-8, 10-11], guitar [5, 9, 11], harmonica [10-11];
Chris While, lead vocals [3, 10], vocals [1-2, 4-8, 11], harmony vocals [9], guitar [3, 10], dulcimer [10-11]

Tracks

  1. Over and Over (4.48)
  2. Ain't No Sunshine (3.54)
  3. Another Year Another Day (4.18)
  4. The Calling (4.14)
  5. Gone (3.30)
  6. The Letter (7.41)
  7. Father Adieu (4.37)
  8. Guilty (4.47)
  9. Shake Out Your Silver (4.48)
  10. Circle Round the Sun (5.08)
  11. Rise Above the Tide of Life (4.44)

Tracks 1, 6 Melanie Harrold;
Track 2 Bill Withers;
Tracks 3, 10 Chris While;
Tracks 4, 11 Julie Matthews;
Tracks 5, 9 Helen Watson;
Track 7 Estil C. Ball;
Track 8 Randy Newman

> Folk Music > Records > Helen Watson: Somersault

Helen Watson: Somersault

Helen Watson: Somersault (Fledg'ling FLED 3013)

Somersault
Helen Watson

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3013 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Produced by Julie Matthews and Helen Watson;
Recorded and mixed by Mix Mistress Matthews at Central Studios;
[4, 7, 13] recorded and mixed by Tony Trundle at Cuckoo Studios;
Photography by Mike Black;
Drawings by David Suff;
Design by Fledg'ling, London

Musicians

Helen Watson, vocals [1-13], backing vocals [1, 3, 5, 8, 10-11], guitar [1, 4, 6-9, 11, 13], noises off [1], harmonica [6, 13], percussion [8];
Chris While, backing vocals [1-3, 5, 8-12], shaker [6];
Julie Mattews, noises off [2], mandolin [6, 9];
Nicki Dupuy, double bass [1-2, 11];
Neil Marshall, congas [2], shaker [2], drums [3, 5, 10, 12], percussion [5];
Chris Leslie, violin [2, 9, 11];
Christine Collister, backing vocals [3, 5, 10, 12];
Kellie While, backing vocals [3, 12];
Howard Lees, guitar [3, 5, 10, 12], bass [3, 5, 10, 12], backing vocals [3];
Stevie B, percussion [9], organ [12]

Tracks

  1. Help You Forget (3.52)
  2. Smoke Signals (4.21)
  3. You'll Never Go Away (4.48)
  4. Out of Left Field (3.13)
  5. Close to Making Sense (4.56)
  6. Ground Floor Flat (2.46)
  7. Value (2.48)
  8. Home Before You Know It (3.38)
  9. Flag (1.52)
  10. All Weather Girls (2.53)
  11. Kicking in My Stall (2.59)
  12. Wasted on Me (3.31)
  13. Lowish Time (3.40)

Tracks 1, 7-9, 13 Helen Watson;
Track 2 Ethan Johns, Helen Watson;
Tracks 3, 5, 10, 12 Helen Watson, Howard Lees;
Track 4 Dan Penn, Spoonet Oldham;
Tracks 6 Helen Watson, Martin McGroarty;
Track 11 Christine Collister, Helen Watson

> Folk Music > Records > Helen Watson: Doffing

Helen Watson: Doffing

Helen Watson: Doffing (Fledg'ling FLED 3024)

Doffing
Helen Watson

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3024 (CD, UK, October 11, 1999)

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Recorded by Tony Trundle at Cuckoo Studios, Manchester;
Produced by Helen Watson and Tony Trundle;
Executive producer David Suff;
Mastered by Denis Blackham;
Photography by Julie Matthews;
Drawings by David Suff;
Design by Fledg'ling, London

Musicians

Helen Watson, vocals [1-15], guitar [1, 6-7, 11, 13-14], electric guitar [3, 9], acoustic guitar [5], banjo [6, 9], melodica [7], harmonica [8];
Tony Trundle, fiddle [1-2, 6, 8-9, 12], percussion [2, 11], toolbox [3, 5], farmyard (off) [4], vocals [6], xylophone [11];
Clive Meller, harmonica [1, 11];
Bo, bass guitar [2, 5, 12];
Heather Greenbank, guitar [2];
Nicki Dupuy, double bass [3, 6, 9];
Martin McGroarty, electric guitar [5, 12]

Tracks

  1. Keep What I Got (2.42)
  2. Personally (3.54)
  3. Mystery Train (2.56)
  4. I Want to Live and Love (1.45)
  5. Cruisin' (5.41)
  6. I Thank the Lord My Prayers (2.34)
  7. Losing the Feeling (3.08)
  8. Barefootin' (2.21)
  9. Icy Blue Heart (4.21)
  10. Ain't Got You (2.26)
  11. Have Mercy (2.22)
  12. I'm Your Puppet (3.25)
  13. That's All It Took (3.50)
  14. I Thought About You (2.33)
  15. Lush Life (2.31)

Track 1 James Moore;
Track 2 Paul Kelly;
Track 3 Junior Parker;
Track 4 Gene Sullivan, Wiley Walker;
Track 5 Marvin Tarplin, William Robinson;
Track 6 Helen Watson;
Track 7 Willie Hale;
Track 8 Robert Parker Jr.;
Track 9 John Hiatt;
Track 10 Bruce Springsteen;
Track 11 Don Covay;
Track 12 Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham;
Track 13 Charlotte Greer, Darrell Edwards, George Jones;
Track 14 Jimmy van Heusen, Johnny Mercer;
Track 15 Billy Strayhorn

> Folk Music > Records > Helen Watson: ←Lifesize→

Helen Watson: ←Lifesize→

Helen Watson: ←Lifesize→ (Fledg'ling FLED 3031)

←Lifesize→
Helen Watson

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3031 (CD, UK, March 25, 2002)

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[1-2, 4-6, 8, 11] produced by Helen Watson and Julie Mattews, recorded and mixed by Mix Mistress Matthews at Central Studios, Southport;
[3- 7, 9-10, 12] produced by Helen Watson and Tony Trundle, recorded and mixed by Tony Trundle at Cuckoo Studios, Manchester;
Executive producer David Suff;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Country Masters;
Photography by Melissa King;
Drawings by David Suff;
Design by Fledg'ling, London

Musicians

Helen Watson, vocals [1-12], backing vocals [2, 4, 8, 11], acoustic guitar [1, 3, 5-9, 12], harmonica [8-9], banjo [9], clapping [10];
Julie Matthews, harmonium [1], bass guitar [1, 6], keyboards [2, 4], acoustic guitar [4], high strung guitar [5], electric guitar [8], acoustic rhythm guitar [11];
Chris While, percussion [1, 5, 11], backing vocals [2, 4, 8, 11];
Howard Lees, lead acoustic guitar [1, 6, 11];
Steve Brookfield, sequenced drums [2], drum programming [5, 8, 11], bicycle parts [4], bass [2, 8], Fender Rhodes [2, 11], Hammond organ [8, 11];
Tony Trundle, fiddle [3, 7], egg [7, 12], clapping [10], concertina [12];
Danny While, bass guitar [4-5, 11];
Heather Greenbank, bass guitar [7], electric guitar [12]

Tracks

  1. Windfall (4.16)
  2. Future Bone (3.14)
  3. Magnificient (2.46)
  4. Arterials (5.11)
  5. Crying in My Dreams (3.31)
  6. Lifesize (3.44)
  7. Too Bad I'm a Millionaire (2.57)
  8. Fire Goes Out (3.48)
  9. Quicksetts (3.20)
  10. How Come Your New Lover … (2.50)
  11. Made for Love (3.38)
  12. Joel's (4.53)

Tracks 1, 4-11 Helen Watson;
Track 2 Frances Miles, Helen Watson, Nicki Dupuy;
Track 3 Helen Watson, Martin McGroarty;
Track 12 Heather Greenbank, Helen Watson

> Folk Music > Records > Helen Watson: Headrest

Helen Watson: Headrest

Helen Watson: Headrest (own label)

Headrest
Helen Watson

own label (CD, UK, 2008)

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Produced by Mark Creswell;
Recorded at Nuwara Eliya Studio, Ilkley Moor, with Sam Hobbs and Mark Creswell;
Design by Dave Bowie

Musicians

Helen Watson, vocals;
Mark Creswell, guitar;
Dave Bowie, double bass;
Snake Davis, saxophone;
Sam Hobbs, drums [1, 3]

Tracks

  1. My Time Now (4.16)
  2. I Thought You Should Know (3.14)
  3. Eyebrows (2.46)
  4. Kitchen Top (5.11)
  5. Can't Be Satisfied (3.31)
  6. I'll Take Good Care of You (3.44)
  7. Made Me Cry (2.57)
  8. In Place of You (3.48)
  9. Too Many Tomorrows (3.20)
  10. Pricess (2.50)
  11. The Last Thing I Need (3.38)

Tracks 1, 3-4, 7, 9-10 Helen Watson, Mark Creswell;
Track 2 Steve Earle;
Track 5 McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters);
Track 6 Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy;
Track 8 Ron Sexsmith;
Track 11 Helen Watson, Martin McGroarty

> Folk Music > Records > Daphne's Flight: Knows Time, Knows Change

Daphne's Flight: Knows Time, Knows Change

Daphne's Flight: Knows Time, Knows Change (Fledg'ling FIVE 020)

Knows Time, Knows Change
Daphne's Flight

Fledg'ling Records FIVELP020 (LP, UK, Record Store Day April 22, 2017)
Fledg'ling Records FIVE020 (CD, UK, May 5, 2017)

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Co-produced by Daphne's Flight;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Julie Matthews;
Photography by Bryan Ledgard;
Cover artwork and package design by David Suff

Musicians

Christine Collister, lead vocals [1, 3, 8], vocals, guitar [8];
Melanie Harrold, lead vocals [4, 9], vocals, piano [4, 9], glockenspiel [9];
Julie Matthews, lead vocals [5, 9], vocals, piano [3, 6-7, 9], keyboards [2-3, 5-8], Indian harmonium [6], Fender Rhodes [3], guitar [5];
Helen Watson, lead vocals [2, 6], vocals, guitar [2];
Chris While, lead vocals [7], vocals, guitar [5-8], lap steel [3, 6], banjo [2], darbuka [2, 6-8], bodhrán [3], percussion [2-3, 5, 7-8]

CD Tracks

  1. Lay Fallow (4.24)
  2. How Glad I Am (4.35)
  3. Gooddess of Mann (4.54)
  4. Shipbuilding (3.35)
  5. Count Me In (4.04)
  6. Let My Ship Come Sail In (6.01)
  7. Heart of Stone (6.20)
  8. No One Knows His Name (4.19)
  9. My Heart 2 (4.18)
  10. Split (4.53)

Track 1 Michael Kennedy;
Track 2 Williams, Harrison;
Track 3 Christine Collister, Lindsay Rowe;
Track 4 Elvis Costello, Clive Langer;
Tracks 5, 10 Julie Matthews;
Track 6 Helen Watson, Mark Creswell;
Track 7 Chris While;
Track 8 Christine Collister;
Track 9 Melanie Harrold

LP Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Lay Fallow (4.24)
  2. Let My Ship Come Sail In (6.01)
  3. Gooddess of Mann (4.54)
  4. My Heart 2 (4.18)
  5. Count Me In (4.04)
  1. Shipbuilding (3.35)
  2. How Glad I Am (4.35)
  3. No One Knows His Name (4.19)
  4. Heart of Stone (6.20)
  5. Split (4.53)

> Folk Music > Records > Helen Watson: Helen Watson

Helen Watson: Helen Watson

Helen Watson: Helen Watson (Fledg'ling FLED 3108)

Helen Watson
Helen Watson

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3108 (2 CD, UK, August 24, 2018)

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This is a re-issue of Helen Watson's two albums Somersault and Doffing.

Musicians

see the individual albums above

Tracks

CD 1: Somersault CD 2 Doffing
  1. Help You Forget (3.52)
  2. Smoke Signals (4.21)
  3. You'll Never Go Away (4.48)
  4. Out of Left Field (3.13)
  5. Close to Making Sense (4.56)
  6. Ground Floor Flat (2.46)
  7. Value (2.48)
  8. Home Before You Know It (3.38)
  9. Flag (1.52)
  10. All Weather Girls (2.53)
  11. Kicking in My Stall (2.59)
  12. Wasted on Me (3.31)
  13. Lowish Time (3.40)
  1. Keep What I Got (2.42)
  2. Personally (3.54)
  3. Mystery Train (2.56)
  4. I Want to Live and Love (1.45)
  5. Cruisin' (5.41)
  6. I Thank the Lord My Prayers (2.34)
  7. Losing the Feeling (3.08)
  8. Barefootin' (2.21)
  9. Icy Blue Heart (4.21)
  10. Ain't Got You (2.26)
  11. Have Mercy (2.22)
  12. I'm Your Puppet (3.25)
  13. That's All It Took (3.50)
  14. I Thought About You (2.33)
  15. Lush Life (2.31)

> Folk Music > Records > Helen Watson

Other records with Helen Watson

Chris While, In the Big Room, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3009, 1997

Christine Collister, Blue Aconite, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3010, 1997

Christine Collister, The Dark Gift of Time, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3016, 1998

Christine Collister, Songbird, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3025, 1999

Ashley Hutchings, Street Cries, CD, Topic TSCD535, 2001

Various Artists, Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson, CD, Topic TSCD519, 2002

Various Artists, Dark Was the Night: A Tribute to the Music of Blind Willie Johnson, CD, Deep Sea SeaD 8002, 2003

Christine Collister, Love…, CD, Stereoscout STSCT007, 2005