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Hootenanny in London

Hootenanny in London (Decca LK 4545)

Hootenanny in London
Midnight folk concert, recorded in London May 1963
Louis Killen, Alex Campbell, Bob Davenport, Nigel Denver, Martin Carthy, and Redd Sullivan

Decca LK 4545 (LP, UK, 1963)

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From a midnight folk concert recorded in London in May 1963
Supervised by Wally Whyton;
Produced by Hugh Mendl;
Recording engineers: Mike Savage, Gus Dudgeon

Musicians

Alex Campbell, vocals, guitar [1];
Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar [2, 4, 7];
Louis Killen, vocals, guitar, melodeon [3, 8, 10, 12];
Bob Davenport, vocals [5];
Redd Sullivan, vocals, guitar [2, 6];
Nigel Denver, vocals, guitar [9, 11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [AC] Barnyards of Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (3.54)
  2. [MC, RS] End of Me Old Cigar (1.31)
  3. [LK] Cruising Round Yarmouth (Roud 2432) (3.40)
  4. [MC] Girls (2.51)
  5. [BD] Little Chance (Roud 3485) (3.51)
  6. [RS] Not Today (2.31)
  7. [MC] Your Baby 'as Gorn Dahn the Plug 'Ole (1.42)
  1. [LK] Pleasant and Delightful (Roud 660; Laws O30) (4.08)
  2. [ND] Baron o' Brackley (Roud 4017; Child 203; G/D 2:234) (4.17)
  3. [LK] The Leaving of Liverpool (Roud 9435) (5.41)
  4. [ND] Friendless Mary (Roud 2580) (2.21)
  5. [LK] Wild Rover (Roud 1173; G/D 7:1480) (2.48)

Track 1 arr. Alex Campbell;
Track 2 Weston;
Tracks 3, 8, 11, 12 collected by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger;
Track 4 G. & T. Linch;
Track 5 Bob Davenport, Jack Elliott (of Birtley);
Track 6 John Hasted;
Track 7 Jack Spade;
Track 9 arr. Nigel Denver;
Track 10 William M. Doerflinger, arr. Louis Killen;

Notes

In May 1963, Decca gathered together London folkies for an all-night “hootenanny” in their studios which resulted in this LP and the EPs The Thamesiders and Davy Graham and Sea Shanties.

On this LP, Martin Carthy made his first solo recording singing Your Baby 'as Gorn Dahn the Plug'ole - later revived by Cream - and Girls. Martin also sings End of Me Old Cigar in a duet with Redd Sullivan.

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The Thamesiders and Davy Graham: From a London Hootenanny

The Thamesiders and Davy Graham (Decca DFE 8538)

From a London Hootenanny
The Thamesiders, Davy Graham

Decca DFE 8538 (EP, UK, 1963)

The Thamesiders and Davy Graham (Decca DFE 8538)
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From a midnight folk concert recorded in London in May 1963
Supervised by Wally Whyton;
Produced by Hugh Mendl;
Recording engineers: Mike Savage, Gus Dudgeon

Musicians

The Thamesiders [1-2]:
  Martin Carthy, Marian Gray, vocals, guitars;
  Pete Maynard, vocals, bass;

Davy Graham, guitar [3-4]

Tracks

Side 1: The ThamesidersSide 2: Davy Graham
  1. Wimoweh [Campbell, Solomon Linda]
  2. Who Rolled the Stone Away? [arr. Thamesiders]
  1. She Moves Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141)
  2. Mustapha [arr. Graham]

An excerpt of Wimoweh has been included in The Carthy Chronicles.
Davy Graham's She Moves Through the Fair has been reissued on The Electric Muse and The New Electric Muse.

Notes

The Thameside Four originally comprised Redd Sullivan, Pete Maynard, Marian Gray and Long John Baldry. They performed skiffle music at The Thameside, a restaurant on London's South Bank which gave the band its name. They recorded an EP The Thameside Four (F-EP 1) on the 77 Records Label. In 1961, after Baldry's departure, budding actor Martin Carthy joined and the band also became known as the Thamesiders. In May 1963, Decca gathered them together with other London folkies for an all-night “hootenanny” in the studios which resulted in this EP (according to Karl Dallas' notes for The Electric Muse) and the LP Hootenanny in London.

Later, Pete Maynard and Marian Gray worked as a duo under the title Pete and Marian Gray which is an unusual example (for the period) of husband and wife duo using the wife's name.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Kevin Sheils and Alistair Banfield for the fun details.

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Louis Killen, Bob Davenport, Redd Sullivan: Sea Shanties

Sea Shanties (Decca DFE 8541)

Sea Shanties
From a London Hootenanny
Louis Killen, Bob Davenport, Redd Sullivan

Decca DFE 8541 (EP, UK, 1963)

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From a midnight folk concert recorded in London in May 1963
Supervised by Wally Whyton;
Produced by Hugh Mendl;
Recording engineers: Mike Savage, Gus Dudgeon

Musicians

Louis Killen, vocals, guitar, melodeon [1, 3];
Bob Davenport, vocals [4];
Redd Sullivan, vocals, guitar [2]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [LK] Ranzo (Roud 3282)
  2. [RS] Stormalong
  1. [LK] Blow Ye Bully Boys
  2. [BD] Sally Rackett (Roud 395)