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Jez Lowe

Jez Lowe: Jez Lowe (Fellside FECD23)

Jez Lowe
Jez Lowe

Fellside Recordings FE023 (LP, UK, 1980)

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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams, May 26/27, 1980;
Notes by Jez Lowe;
Sleeve drawing by Geoff Marsh;
Sleeve artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Jez Lowe, guitar, dulcimer, harmonica, whistle, organ, vocals;
Sylvia Barnes, whistle, vocals;
Jim Barnes, cittern, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Sedgefield Fair / Roxborough Castle (4.20)
  2. Pit Boy (2.44)
  3. Willy's Lyke Wake (Roud 30; Child 25; G/D 4:843) (3.57)
  4. The Dark Shores (2.36)
  5. Johnny Seddon (3.16)
  6. Beaumont's Light Horse (3.31)
  1. Poor Old Wedgebury
  2. Fill the Tankard (Roud 2598) / Kildale Jig
  3. The Head of Wear Water
  4. Pretty Saro (Roud 417)
  5. Wheel of Fortune (Roud 1075; G/D 6:1173; Henry H790)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 1a, 8a Jez Lowe;
Track 2 Colin Dryden;
Track 4 Bernie Parry;
Track 7 trad. / Jez Lowe;
Track 9 words John Masefield, music Roy Palmer

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: The Old Durham Road

The Old Durham Road

Jez Lowe: The Old Durham Road (Fellside FE034)

The Old Durham Road
Jez Lowe

Fellside Recordings FE034 (LP, UK, 1983)
Fellside Recordings FECD34 (CD, UK, 19xx)

Jez Lowe: The Old Durham Road (Fellside FECD34)
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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams, March 1983;
Cover design by G. & A.M. Marsh

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, dulcimer, harmonica;
with
Jake Walton, hurdy-gurdy;
John Bowden, melodeon, concertina;
Stewart Watkins, bass;
Gerry Hallom, banjo

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Old Durham Waltz (3.12)
  2. A Hard Life
  3. Cursed Be the Caller (3.12)
  4. My Keel Lad (Roud 9021)
  5. Mary Martindale
  6. Annie Munro
  1. High Part of the Town
  2. I'll Never Get Home
  3. Foggy Banks
  4. Black Diamonds
  5. The Old Durham Road (4.43)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe except
Track 6 words trad., music Jez Lowe;
Track 8 trad., new words Jez Lowe;
Track 9 trad. arr. Jez Lowe;

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: Galloways

Galloways

Jez Lowe: Galloways (Fellside FE049)

Galloways
Jez Lowe

Fellside Recordings FE049 (LP, UK, 1985)
Musica Pangaea MP10006 (CD, US, 1996)

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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams, August 1985;
Front photograph by Olive Trick;
Cover art by Geoff Marsh

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, dulcimer, keyboards, banjo, harmonica, whistle;
Jake Walton, vocals, guitar, hurdy-gurdy [1-10];
Anne-Marie Flanagan, Gerry Hallom, vocals [1-10];
Sylvia Barnes, whistle, vocals [11-16];
Jim Barnes, cittern, guitar [11-16]

Tracks

LP Side 1LP Side 2
  1. Back in Durham Jail (4.30)
  2. The Galloway Lad (3.49)
  3. Gatineau Girls (4.27)
  4. The Boys of Belly Row (4.59)
  5. Northern Echoes (3.55)
  1. Galloways (4.00)
  2. Old Bones (4.31)
  3. Shippersea Bay (5.07)
  4. The Honest Working Way (4.36)
  5. Chick Henderson's March (3.35)
CD bonus tracks from Jez Lowe (1980)
  1. Sedgefield Fair / Roxborough Castle (4.20)
  2. Pit Boy (2.44)
  3. Willy's Lyke Wake (Roud 30; Child 25; G/D 4:843) (3.57)
  4. The Dark Shores (2.36)
  5. Johnny Seddon (3.16)
  6. Beaumont's Light Horse (3.31)

Tracks 1-11 Jez Lowe;
Track 12 Colin Dryden;
Tracks 13, 15-16 trad.;
Track 14 Bernie Parry

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe & Jake Walton: Two a Roue

Two a Roue

Jez Lowe & Jake Walton: Two a Roue (Fellside FE055)

Two a Roue
Jez Lowe & Jake Walton

Fellside Recordings FE055 (LP, UK, 1986)
Tantobie Records TTRCD 101 (CD, UK, 2001)

Jez Lowe & Jake Walton: Two a Roue (Tantobie TTRCD 101)
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Produced and recorded by Jo Partridge at The Airfield Studio, Cornwall, March 1986;
Cutting engineer: Mike Walker, Trident Studios;
Executive producer: Paul Adams;
Photography by Michael Wigg

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals [2, 5-6, 8, 10-11], guitar [1, 7-8, 10-11], harmonica [1, 3, 11] whistle [1, 3, 7-8], cittern [2-3, 6, 9], banjo [5], synthesiser [8];
Jake Walton, vocals [1, 4, 6, 10-11], hurdy-gurdy [1-3, 5, 7, 9, 11], guitar [4, 6, 10], dulcimer [8];
Jo Partridge, electric guitar [4, 6], percussion [5-6, 11], vocals [11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Patrik's Song / Dance (4.27)
  2. Brockie Lads (4.21)
  3. Todds Dance / Monferrina (3.34)
  4. Trees (4.18)
  5. Japs and English (4.27)
  1. Reign of the Fair Maid (3.40)
  2. Galician Dances (3.59)
  3. The Bergen (3.57)
  4. Rothbury Races / Morpeth Lasses (2.43)
  5. Gold and Silver (3.48)
  6. The Ballad of Johnny Collier (4.37)
CD Bonus Tracks
  1. Over Seal Sands (3.43)
  2. Appleby Gallop (3.51)
  3. The Spinning of the Wheel (3.38)

Track 1 Patrik Ewen, Jake Walton;
Tracks 2, 3a, 5, 8, 11 Jez Lowe;
Tracks 3b, 7, 9 trad. arr. Jake Walton, Jez Lowe;
Track 4 Jake Walton, E. Liorzou;
Tracks 6, 10 Jake Walton

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: Bad Penny

Bad Penny

Jez Lowe: Bad Penny (Fellside FE070)

Bad Penny
Jez Lowe

Fellside Recordings FE070 (LP, UK, 1988)
Fellside Recordings FECD70 (CD, UK, 1995)

Jez Lowe: Bad Penny (Fellside FECD70)
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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams, March and April 1988;
Photography by R.L. Allison

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, dulcimer, harmonica, keyboards;
with
Sylvia Barnes, vocals;
Roger Watson, fiddle, vocals;
Jake Walton, hurdy-gurdy, vocals;
Anne-Marie Flanagan, Bev Sanders, backing vocals;
Brian Stewart, bass;
Mike James, clarinet;
Paul Adams, percussion

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Another Man's Wife (5.29)
  2. A Small Coal Song (4.15)
  3. The Midnight Mail (4.23)
  4. Dandelion Clocks (4.18)
  5. London Danny (3.55)
  6. Nella Can Keep It for Treasure (4.30)
  1. The Land of the Living (4.32)
  2. Nearer to Nettles (6.33)
  3. Father Mallory's Dance (3.28)
  4. Yankee Boots (4.08)
  5. A New Town Incident (5.58)

All songs written by Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Briefly on the Street

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Briefly on the Street

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Briefly on the Street (Fellside FE079)

Briefly on the Street
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Fellside Recordings FE079/FECD79 (LP/CD, UK, 1990)

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Briefly on the Street (Fellside FECD79)
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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams at Fellside Studios, July-August 1990;
Assistant engineer Graham Bell;
Photography Peter Mernheh

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, dulcimer, banjo, harmonica;
Bev Sanders, vocals, percussion, whistle;
Rob Kay, vocals, keyboards, melodeon, recorder, percussion

with
Chris Leslie, fiddle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. You Can't Take It With You (4.13)
  2. The Famous Working Man (3.39)
  3. One Man Bound (5.13)
  4. Old Hammer-Head (4.04)
  5. Boonas (4.32)
  6. The Soda Man (5.25)
  1. Davis & Golightly (4.26)
  2. Jordan (Roud 2103) / The Begging Bowl (4.40)
  3. Wannie Wind (4.16)
  4. Alice (4.35)
  5. Fun Without Fools / Swiss Reel (5.11)
  6. The New Moon's Arms (4.10)

All songs written by Jez Lowe except
Tracks 1, 9, 12 Jez Lowe, Bev Sanders;
Track 8b Rob Kay;
Track 8a trad .arr. Jez Lowe, Bev Sanders, Rob Kay

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: Back Shift

Back Shift

Jez Lowe: Back Shift (Fellside FECD89)

Back Shift
A collection of songs from 1980 to 1986
Jez Lowe

Fellside Recordings FECD89 (CD, UK, 1992)

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This collection compiled by Jez Lowe;
Remastered by Paul Adams in July 1992

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals [1-17], guitar [4-8, 10-11, 13-17], cittern [1-3, 8, 12, 14], harmonica [1, 6, 8, 14], banjo [3, 9], whistle [5, 7, 14], keyboards [5, 13], dulcimer [10], organ [11], piano [15];
Jake Walton, vocals [4, 17], hurdy-gurdy [1-2, 9-10, 14-15], dulcimer [4-5], guitar [17];
Gerry Hallom, backing vocals [1, 15];
Anne-Marie Flanagan, backing vocals [1, 3, 10, 15];
Sylvia Barnes, backing vocals [6], whistle [6];
Jim Barnes, cittern [6];
Jo Partrigde, drum programming [9];
Linda Adams, harmony vocals [13];
Bev Sanders, vocals [16], guitar [16];
Bob Surgeoner, vocals [16], double bass [16];
Bill Surgeoner, fiddle [16]

Tracks

  1. Back in Durham Gaol (4.28)
  2. Brockie Lads (5.13)
  3. Galloways (3.58)
  4. Black Diamonds (4.00)
  5. The Bergen (3.58)
  6. Sedgefield Fair (4.20)
  7. The Old Durham Road (4.43)
  8. Chick Henderson’s March (3.33)
  9. Japs and English (4.35)
  10. Old Bones (4.28)
  11. Cursed Be the Caller (3.12)
  12. High Part of the Town (3.28)
  13. The Grey Cock (Roud 179; Child 248) (5.20)
  14. The Old Durham Waltz (3.12)
  15. Shippersea Bay (5.04)
  16. Ballad of Johnny Collier (4.21)
  17. The Honest Working Way (4.30)

All songs written by Jez Lowe except
Track 13 trad. arr. Jez Lowe

Track 6 is from Jez Lowe (FE023, 1980), produced by Paul Adams, May 1980;
Tracks 7, 11, 14 are from The Old Durham Road (FE034, 1983); produced by Paul Adams, March 1984;
Track 4 alternate take of a song from The Old Durham Road, produced by Jo Partridge, August 1984;
Track 12 live recording of a song from from The Old Durham Road, produced by Paul Adams, July 1992;
Track 13 is from A Selection from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (FE047, 1986), produced by Paul Adams, April 1985;
Tracks 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 are from Galloways (FE049, 1985), produced by Paul Adams, August 1985;
Tracks 2, 5, 9 are from Two a Roue (FE055, 1986), produced by Jo Partridge, March 1986;
Track 16 is a new recording of a song from Two a Roue, produced by The Bad Pennies, June 1992

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Bede Weeps

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Bede Weeps

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Bede Weeps (Fellside FECD94)

Bede Weeps
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Fellside Recordings FECD94 (CD, UK, 1993)

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Recorded by Graham Bell and Paul Adams at Fellside Studios, May-June 1993;
Produced by Paul Adams;
Front photograph by Ken Archer;
Sculpture by Ken Rowden, courtesy of Bede's World, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals [1-10, 12-13], guitar [1, 4-6, 9-11, 13], cittern [3, 8], mandolin [3], banjo [12], harmonica [1, 8], dulcimer [7], keyboards [7];
Bev Sanders, vocals [1-8, 10-13], percussion [1, 3, 6, 8, 12];
Bob Surgeoner, double bass [3-4, 6, 8, 12], keyboards [1, 9-11], banjo [5, 8], accordion [1, 13], vocals [1-2, 7, 8];
Billy Surgeoner, fiddle [1, 3-4, 6, 8, 11-12], keyboards [5], whistle [10], bamboo whistle [7], vocals [2], sampling [1];
with
Paul Adams, drums [7]

Tracks

  1. A Call for the North Country (3.37)
  2. These Coal Town Days (3.02)
  3. Kid Canute / Scotty Moore’s Reel (4.33)
  4. Just Like Moses (4.45)
  5. She’ll Always Be Freedom (A Song for Saoirse) (4.04)
  6. Greek Lightning (4.00)
  7. Dover, Delaware (3.50)
  8. Teardrop Two-Step (4.28)
  9. Too Up and Too Down (4.55)
  10. The Bulldog Breed (4.22)
  11. Last of the Widows (3.27)
  12. Mike Neville Said It (So It Must Be True) (3.29)
  13. Bede Weeps (3.12)

All songs written by Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Tenterhooks

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Tenterhooks

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Tenterhooks (Green Linnet GLCD1192)

Tenterhooks
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Green Linnet GLCD1192 (CD, US, 1995)
Tantobie Records TTRCD104 (CD, US, August 8, 2005)

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Tenterhooks (Tantobie TTRCD104)
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Produced by Paul Adams;
Recorded by Graham Bell and Paul Adams at Fellside Studio, Workington, UK in March/April 1985;
2005 CD remixed and mastered by Ron Angus at Studio One, the Audio Loft,County Durham in May 2005;
Album notes by Gordon Massey, Tantobie Records;
Sleeve design and artwork by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, harmonica whitle;
Bev Sanders, vocals, whistle, percussion;
Bob Surgeoner, double bass, keyboard, slide guitar, accordion, banjo, vocals;
Billy Surgeoner, violin, keyboards, whistle, vocals

with:
Graham Bell, didgeridoo

Tracks

1995 CD2005 Bonus Tracks from Banners (1993)
  1. Sons of the Century (4.56)
  2. Sweep Horizons Clean (3.52)
  3. The Crake in the Morning (2.26)
  4. The Guilts (4.50)
  5. Alibi Child (5.12)
  6. Song of the Indian Lass (4.55)
  7. Workhouse (3.19)
  8. Aloysius (3.39)
  9. Dry Season Land (4.02)
  10. Bait Up (4.34)
  11. Tenterhooks (4.27)
  12. Homefires / Felton Lonnin (Roud 3166) / Here's the Tender Coming (Roud 3174) (6.17)
  1. Banners Gathering / Slogans of Labour (7.26)
  2. Weave and Worry (3.33)
  3. Big Meeting Day (5.21)
  4. An Everasting Drum (3.54)
  5. A Long Walk Home (5.05)
  6. Ready for Tomorrow (1.32)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe except
Track 12b trad., additional words by Johnny Handle;
Track 12c trad. arr. Jez Lowe, Sanders

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: The Parish Notices

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: The Parish Notices

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: The Parish Notices (Green Linnet GLCD1192)

The Parish Notices
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Green Linnet GLCD1192 (CD, US, 1998)
Tantobie Records TTRCD104 (CD, US, Augut 26, 2003)

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: The Parish Notices (Tantobie TTRCD104)
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Originally produced by Fred Purser, Lez Lowe and The Bad Penys;
Recorded at Trinity Heights Studio, Newcaslte, UK, August-October 1997;
Production consultant: Paul Adams;
Track 14 recorded by George Welch at Cluny Studio, Byker, UK, in May 1997;
Reissue compiled at Handshake Studios, Darlington, UK, by Neil Scarth in February 2003;
Reissue produced by Jez Lowe and Andy Smyser;
Original artwork by Wolfgang Wolff, courtesy of Götz Wolff;
Band photography by Ken Archer;
Graphic design by Jim Rosfeld;
Liner notes by Gene Shay, Jez Lowe and Andy Smyser

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, harmonica, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo, piano;
Billy Surgeoner, violin, keyboards, whistle, saxophone, percussion, vocals, piano;
Jez Luton, double bass, electric stand-upbass, keyboards, guitar, vocals;
Judy Dinning, vocals, keyboards, percussion

with guests:
Jake Walton, hurdy-gurdy;
Rob Kay, melodeon, accordion

Tracks

1998 CD2003 Bonus Tracks
  1. Glad Rags Again (5.05)
  2. Tom-Tom (3.33)
  3. Propping (4.28)
  4. Sod All (5.07)
  5. Spitting Cousins (3.58)
  6. Spares Or Repair (5.13)
  7. The Limping Drinker’s Polka (3.55)
  8. Go Away Joe (3.50)
  9. Had Away, Gan On (4.19)
  10. The Parish Notices (4.59)
  11. Idle Time (3.55)
  12. If I Had Another Penny (4.09)
  1. Easy Town (5.44)
  2. A Lass to Want Me (4.24)
  3. Slack Water Sea (3.53)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Doolally

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Doolally

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Doolally (Tantobie TTRCD105)

Doolally
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Tantobie Records TTRCD105 (CD, US, July 19, 2004)

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Produced by Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies;
Recorded by Peter Boyle at Northern Recording Studios, Consett, County Durham in May 2004;
Mastered by Ron Angus at The Audio Loft;
Photography by Alan Bennington;
Artwork and cover design by Brian Ledgard

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, dulcimer, mandolin;
Kate Bramley, vocals, violin, percussion;
Andy May, vocals, accordion, Northumbrian smallpipes, uillean pipes, piano, whistles;
Sean Taylor, vocals, fretless and fretted bass, percussion

with
Bob Fox, vocals;
Peter Boyle, percussion, vocals;

Tracks

  1. You and Your Golden Vanity (3.45)
  2. Donnini Doolally (6.05)
  3. Sugar Water Sunday (4.56)
  4. Regina Inside (4.10)
  5. Vikings (4.13)
  6. The Fan Dancers Daughter (4.05)
  7. Hoi Polloi (4.19)
  8. Calico (6.46)
  9. Keep Them Bairns Away (3.18)
  10. A Penitent’s Lent (3.32)
  11. Gull’s Eye (2.27)
  12. Bloodstained (7.32)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > Kate Bramley: Little Canaan

Kate Bramley: Little Canaan

Kate Bramley: Little Canaan (Tantobie TTRCD108)

Little Canaan
Kate Bramley

Tantobie Records TTRCD108 (CD, US, 2006)

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Produced by Jez Lowe;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ron Angus at Studio One;
Photography by Joe Gannet;
Artwork and design by Brian Ledgard

Musicians

Kate Bramley, vocals, fiddle, bazouki, guitar;
Dace Dunston, soprano saxophone;
Edwina Hayes, James Keelaghan, vocals;
Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, vocals;
Andy May, vocals, uillean pipes, whistles, piano, accordion;
Sean Taylor, fretless bass, double bass

Tracks

  1. Little Canan / Crimple Brow (3.45)
  2. Northern Songbird (4.49)
  3. Trevithick and the Mine (3.44)
  4. Tahunanniui Bay (4.16)
  5. Carters Fair (3.34)
  6. The Waltzer (4.29)
  7. Roland's Oak (3.45)
  8. Shanty Boy (3.45)
  9. Hard Time All Around the World (3.33)
  10. Italian Boy in London (4.45)
  11. Erik Rydvalls March / Wilder / Wells (4.37)

Track 1a Kate Bramley, Jez Lowe;
Tracks 1b, 3-5, 10, 11c Kate Bramley;
Track 6 Jez Lowe;
Track 2 Jacquie Hanham;
Track 7 Peter Bond;
Track 8 trad., new words Jez Lowe, Kate Bramley;
Track 9 trad., new words Kate Bramley;
Track 11a Sam Pirt;
Track 11b words trad., tune Kate Bramley

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: Jack Common's Anthem

Jez Lowe: Jack Common's Anthem

Jez Lowe: Jack Common's Anthem (Tantobie TTRCD109)

Jack Common's Anthem
Live on the Tyne
Jez Lowe

Tantobie Records TTRCD109 (CD, US, May 7, 2007)

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Produced by Steve Knightley;
Recorded by Phil Beer at Riverside Studio, Exeter, Devon in February 2007;
Mastered by Dave Pick at FTG Studios, Gloucestershire;
Photography by Alan Bennington;
Sleeve design and artwork by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern;
Phil Beer, tenor guitar, slide guitar, fiddle, mandolin, vocals;
Kate Bramley, fiddle, vocals;
David de la Haye, bass guitar, vocals;
Jenna, vocals;
Steve Knightley, guitar, tenor guitar, cuatro, vocals;
Andy May, piano, tin whistle;
Dave McKeown, clarinet

Tracks

  1. Jack Common’s Anthem (3.59)
  2. The Sea and the Deep Blue Devil (3.50)
  3. Taking on Men (3.22)
  4. Black Trade (4.04)
  5. The Miami (5.04)
  6. Will of the People (4.37)
  7. Yellow Hair (3.47)
  8. Heaney’s Finger (3.25)
  9. Working Dirty (4.49)
  10. A Few Frontiers (3.46)
  11. Jack’s Return (2.39)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe except
Track 8 Jez Lowe, Kate Bramley

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Northern Echoes

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Northern Echoes

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Northern Echoes (Tantobie TTRCD110)

Northern Echoes
Live on the Tyne
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Tantobie Records TTRCD110 (CD+DVD, US, September 29, 2008)

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CD recorded live at the Caedmon Hall, Gateshead on Tyne on February 29, 2008, by Ron Angus, assisted by Adam Taylor;
Mixed by Ron Angus and David de la Haye at Studio One, Washington;
DVD produced and staged by Badapple Theatre;
Sound mastered by Ron Angus;
Filmed at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Whitby Coliseum, Carlisle Tithe Barn, St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow;
Sleeve photography by Rik Walton;
Concert photography by Roger Liptrot

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, harmonica;
Kate Bramley, vocals, violin, mandolin;
Andy May, Northumbrian pipes, piano, accordion, whistle, vocals;
David de la Haye, bass guitar, vocals

Guests on the DVD:
Benny Graham, vocals, melodeon;
Shona Mooney, fiddle, vocals

Tracks

  1. A Call for the North Country (3.59)
  2. Cursed Be the Caller (4.08)
  3. A Dream of Steam and Freedom (3.52)
  4. The Boys of Belly Row (4.00)
  5. Mary Martindale (4.48)
  6. Too Up and Too Down (4.02)
  7. A Hard Life (4.59)
  8. The Famous Working Man (3.10)
  9. All Trawl (4.00)
  10. Davis and Golightly (4.21)
  11. Bait Up (3.56)
  12. I'll Never Get Home / Durham Waltz (5.06)
  13. The Sun and the Moon and Me (3.24)
  14. Chick Henderson's March (3.31)
  15. Northern Echoes (3.37)
  16. Fun Without Fools / Swiss Reel (5.44)
  17. The Honest Working Way (4.18)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Wotcheor!

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Wotcheor!

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies: Wotcheor! (Tantobie TTRCD111)

Wotcheor!
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

Tantobie Records TTRCD111 (CD, US, September 2010)

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Recorded by David de la Haye at Anomaly Studio, Wallsend on Tyne, May 2010;
Produced by David de la Haye and Jez Lowe;
Orchestration by Andy May;
Concept by Jez Lowe;
Photography by Penelope Page;
Design by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals [1-3, 5-6, 8-11, 13, 15, 17], guitar [1-3, 5-6, 9-12, 15, 17], banjo [5], cittern [1, 8], harmonica [2, 5], whistle [8];
The Bad Pennies:
    Kate Bramley, violin [1-2, 15], 5-string violin [3, 10, 17], mandolin [9], vocals [1-3, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 15, 17];
    Andy May, Northumbrian pipes [1, 3, 10], piano [2, 12, 17], harmonium [5, 11], accordion [9, 15], vocals [8, 13];
    David de la Haye, fretless bass [1-3, 5, 8-10, 12, 15, 17], percussion [2, 5, 9, 15]

with
Benny Graham, vocals [3, 13, 15];
Louisa Jo Killen, vocals [10];
Hinny Pawsey, violin [3, 12, 17], vocals [8, 13];
The Young‘uns, vocal interludes;
Bert Draycott, announcer;
The Tyneside Maritime Chorus, backing vocals [15]

Tracks

  1. Barnstorming (3.59)
  2. A Tonic for the Toffs (2.56)
  3. The Lost Piper (3.38)
  4. Weather (0.14)
  5. Watter's Coming Annie (4.01)
  6. Darling's Other Daughter (3.45)
  7. Sport (0.23)
  8. It's a Champion Life (4.20)
  9. The Ex-Pitman's Pot-Holing Pub Quiz Team (4.41)
  10. The Judas Bus (4.08)
  11. All Clear (3.10)
  12. Back to the Land Girls (2.13)
  13. Bare Knuckle (2.20)
  14. Cobblers (0.24)
  15. Hands Feet (3.18)
  16. Sale (0.35)
  17. Gramophone Dancing (3.33)
  18. Why That's It Folks (1.35)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: Heads Up

Jez Lowe: Heads Up

Jez LoweHeads Up (Tantobie TTRCD112)

Heads Up
18 Essential Jez Lowe Songs
Jez Lowe

Tantobie Records TTRCD112 (CD, US, October 9, 2012)

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Compiled and mastered by David De La Haye at Anomaly Studio, Wallsend, UK;
Cover design by Penelope Page

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals [1-18], guitar [1, 3-7, 9-13, 15, 17-18], accordion [1], cittern [2, 4, 14], harmonica [2, 14], keyboard [3], banjo [4], piano [11], mandolin [16];
Kate Bramley, violin [1, 5, 13, 17], vocals [5, 13];
David de la Haye, bass [1];
Jake Walton, hurdy-gurdy [2, 12];
Gerry Hallom, vocals [2];
Anne-Marie Flanagan vocals [2];
Sylvia Barnes, vocals [3, 11];
Roger Wilson, violin [4];
Andy May, piano [5], accordion [13], keyboards [18];
Sean Taylor, bass [5];
Bill Surgeoner, violin [6, 9, 12], vocals [8, 10, 12], tin whistle [10];
Judy Dinning, vocals [6, 9-10, 12], percussion [10, 12];
Simon Haworth, vocals [6, 10, 12], bass [6, 12-13], keyboards [9-10];
Bev Sanders, vocals [8, 14], percussion [14];
Bob Surgeoner, vocals [8];
Rob Kay, vocals [14], keyboards [14];
Vin Garbutt, vocals [17], tin whistle [17];
David De La Haye, bass [17-18], drum programme [18];
Hinny Pawsey, vocals [18], violin [18];
Andrew Cadie, vocals [18], trumpet [18]

Tracks

  1. Old Bones (4.25)
  2. Back in Durham Gaol* (4.27)
  3. A Small Coal Song* (4.16)
  4. Father Mallory’s Dance* (3.27)
  5. Dover, Delaware (3.57)
  6. High Part of the Town (4.04)
  7. London Danny (4.06)
  8. These Coal Town Days* (3.04)
  9. The Bergen (3.47)
  10. Galloways (4.43)
  11. Yankee Boots* (4.10)
  12. Black Diamonds (4.26)
  13. Greek Lightning (4.57)
  14. You Can’t Take It With You* (4.09)
  15. Last of the Widows (3.20)
  16. We’ll Hunt Him Down (3.31)
  17. My Blood (4.30)
  18. The Simian Son (6.23)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe except
Track 14 Jez Lowe, Bev Sanders;
Track 17 Jez Lowe, James Keelaghan

Track 1 new version of a song from Galloways (1985), recorded July 2012;
Track 2 from Galloways (1985);
Tracks 3-4, 11 from Bad Penny (1988);
Track 5 live version of a song from Bede Weeps (1993), recorded at The Compass Club, Whitby, May 2005;
Tracks 6, 9-10, 12, 15 from Live at the Davy Lamp (2000);
Track 7 alternate version of a song from Bad Penny (1988), recorded by ABC Radio, Melbourne, 1997;
Track 8 from Bede Weeps (1993);
Track 13 live version of a song from Bede Weeps (1993), recorded at Dumfries and Galloway Festival 2003;
Track 14 from Briefly on the Street (1988);
Track 16 live version of a song from the Darwin Song Project (2009), recorded at Rothbury Roots, Northumberland, May 2012;
Track 17 recorded and produced by David De La Haye 2012;
Track 18 recorded and produced by David De La Haye 2010, remixed 2012;

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: The Ballad Beyond

Jez Lowe: The Ballad Beyond

Jez Lowe: The Ballad Beyond (Tantobie TTRCD113)

The Ballad Beyond
Jez Lowe

Tantobie Records TTRCD113 (CD, US, November 17, 2014)

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Produced and recorded by David de la Haye at Anomaly Studio, Newcastle on Tyne;
Mastered by Christopher Leary at Melograf Mastering;
Artwork by Penelope Page

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, cittern, mandolin, harmonica;
Andy May, Northumbrian pipes, uilleann pipes, accordion, piano;
Kate Bramley, violin, vocals;
David de la Haye, electric bass;
Kari MacLeod, violin;
Martin Douglas, percussion;
Rod Clements, slide guitar;
Maggie Holland, banjo;
Ian Thompson, double bass;
Laura Bell, alto and soprano saxophone;
Christine Stockton, Paul Stockton, backing vocals

Tracks

  1. The Lazarus Dance (4.53)
  2. Tether's End (4.42)
  3. The Pitmen Poets (4.12)
  4. Berlin 36 (2.30)
  5. Jesse Owens' Shoes (3.55)
  6. The Ballad of Dorando and Johnny (4.21)
  7. Morpeth Olympics (5.49)
  8. Unprotected (2.54)
  9. Candles (3.59)
  10. Austerity Alphabet (4.24)
  11. Names (2.56)
  12. The Wrong Bus (3.03)
  13. The Town Hall Yard (3.24)
  14. Bother At the Hoppins (4.41)
  15. Lass of Hexhamshire (3.37)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > The Pitmen Poets: The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets: The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets: The Pitmen Poets (Pitmen Poets PPCD1)

The Pitmen Poets
The Pitmen Poets

Pitmen Poets PPCD1 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Recorded live;
Design by Michael Bailey

Musicians

Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, Jez Lowe

Tracks

  1. These Coal Town Days (2.56)
  2. The Devil's Ground (4.11)
  3. Stanley Market (3.57)
  4. The Row Between the Cages (3.07)
  5. Shiftin' to the Toon (4.27)
  6. The Pitman's Dream (5.43)
  7. South Medomsley Strike (7.36)
  8. Just One Spark (1.42)
  9. The Ex-Pitmen's Potholing Pub Quiz Team (5.40)
  10. Blackleg Mining Man (3.37)
  11. The Collier Laddie's Wife (3.17)
  12. Sheel Raw Flood / Off to California (4.55)
  13. Wor Nanny's a Maizor (4.16)
  14. Judas Bus (4.18)
  15. Farewell Johnny Miner (5.51)
  16. The Miner's Lifeguard (Roud 3510) (5.30)
  17. Bonus Track: The Pitmen Poets (4.10)

Tracks 1, 9, 14, 17 Jez Lowe;
Tracks 2, 5 Billy Mitchell;
Tracks 3-4, 12a, 13 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 7 Tommy Armstrong, Johnny Handle;
Track 6 Alexander Barrass;
Track 8 Benny Graham;
Track 10 Jock Purdon;
Track 11 Billy Mitchell, Jane Wade;
Tracks 12b, 16 trad. arr. The Pitmen Poets;
Track 15 Ed Pickford

> Folk Music > Records > The Pitmen Poets: More Black Diamonds

The Pitmen Poets: More Black Diamonds

The Pitmen Poets: More Black Diamonds (Pitmen Poets PPCD2)

More Black Diamonds
The Pitmen Poets

Pitmen Poets PPCD2 (CD, UK, 2016)

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Recorded round the kitchen table at Boomchang;
Package design by Michael Bailey

Musicians

Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, Jez Lowe

Tracks

  1. Black Diamonds (3.53)
  2. Schooldays Over (1.53)
  3. The Birth of the Lad (4.02)
  4. Celebrated Working Man (Roud 3486) (3.24)
  5. Last of the Widows (3.07)
  6. Go to Work on Monday (2.58)
  7. I Wish Pay Friday Wad Come (3.57)
  8. The Collier's Way (3.49)
  9. Coughin' Well / 1915-1972 (4.30)
  10. Big Meeting Day (4.59)
  11. Going to the Mine (3.11)
  12. Ordinary Copper (3.32)
  13. Coal Mountain (4.12)
  14. When Geordie Thoo and I was Young (4.34)
  15. Lord George (2.56)

Tracks 1, 5, 10, 13 Jez Lowe;
Track 2 Ewan MacColl;
Track 3 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 4 trad. arr. Bob Fox;
Track 6 Si Kahn;
Track 7 James Anderson;
Track 8 Dacy Steele;
Track 9 Billy Mitchell;
Track 11 Johnny Handle;
Track 12 Ray Hearne;
Track 14 Alexander Barrass, Benny Graham;
Track 15 trad. arr. Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: The Thankful Village

Jez Lowe: The Thankful Village

Jez Lowe: The Thankful Village

The Thankful Village
Songs from the original Badapple Theatre drama by Kate Bramley
Jez Lowe

Jez Lowe (EP, UK, 2016)

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Tracks 1-2, 4, 6 recorded and produced by Jez Lowe;
Tracks 3, 5 recorded and produced by David De la Haye

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica;
Kate Bramley, violin, viola;
Andy May, piano

Tracks

  1. Thankful (2.59)
  2. Voices in the Dark (3.02)
  3. The Wrong Bus (3.03)
  4. If I Could Buy a Blighty (3.19)
  5. Names (2.56)
  6. In the Nick of Time (2.27)

All tracks written by Jez Lowe

Tracks 3,5 are from The Ballad Beyond (2015)

> Folk Music > Records > Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe: The Janus Game

Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe: The Janus Game

Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe: The Janus Game (Tantobie TTRCD115)

The Janus Game
Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

Tantobie Records TTRCD115 (CD, UK, November 24, 2016)

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Produced and recorded by David Crickmore;
Mastered by David de la Haye;
Sleeve design and artwork by Jermome Dineen

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals [1, 3-9,11], harmonica [1, 6], bouzouki [1, 5, 7, 10], dulcimer [2, 8], accordion [2, 4, 7], mandolin [3-4, 6, 9, 11], harmonium [8];
Steve Tilston, vocals [1-11], guitar [1-11], arpeggione [2], 10-string guitar [10-11], slide guitar [11];
David Crickmore, bass [1], Fender Rhodes [2], percussion [1, 3-4, 11], Mark Boyce, drums [1, 5-6];
Hugh Bradley, double bass [2-7, 10-11];
Kate Bramley, fiddle [3-4, 11]

Tracks

  1. The Janus Game (3.16)
  2. Lucky Sami (4.40)
  3. The Wagga Moon (4.40)
  4. Leaving for Spain (4.02)
  5. Crosses, Crescents and Stars (4.05)
  6. The Strings That Wizz One Strummed (3.14)
  7. Shiney Row (3.33)
  8. Tatteres and Torn (4.25)
  9. Mrs Einstein (3.26)
  10. On Beacon Hill (5.00)
  11. Goodbye Johnny D's / Hey Frankie (4.02)

All tracks written by Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe: The Dillen Doll

Jez Lowe: The Dillen Doll

Jez Lowe: The Dillen Doll (Tantobie TTRCD117)

The Dillen Doll
A Suite of Traditional Songs from North East England
Jez Lowe

Tantobie Records TTRCD117 (CD, US, December 4, 2017)

The Dillen Doll
Jez Lowe
York: Badapple Books, 2017
ISBN 978 1 9998888 0 0

Jez Lowe: The Dillen Doll
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Produced by David De La Haye;
Recorded at Anomaly Studios, Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Badapple Studio, North Yorkshire, in July to October 2017;
Photography by Simon Haworth;
Artwork by Kari MacLeod;
Design by Lisa Kirkbride

Musicians

Jez Lowe, vocals, all instruments except:
Andy May, Northumbrian pipes;
Kate Bramley, violin;
David de la Haye, bass

with
Rachel Hamer, Benny Graham, Kari MacLeod, vocals;
Robbie Sherratt, string synthesyser

Tracks

  1. Waggon Way (Roud 3480) (1.36)
  2. Benwell Lass (2.52)
  3. Broom Bezzoms (Roud 1623; G/D 3:489) (1.20)
  4. Fill the Tankard (Roud 2598) (3.00)
  5. Market Day (4.17)
  6. Blind Willie (Roud 2620) (3.14)
  7. Byker Hill (and Walker Shore) (Roud 3488) (3.06)
  8. Follow the Horses (Roud 1366) (2.14)
  9. Here's the Tender Coming (Roud 3174) (1.27)
  10. Keel Lad (Roud 9021) (2.56)
  11. Lumley (3.23)
  12. Bobby Shafto (Roud 1359) (4.08)
  13. Salty Shields (Roud V37106) (2.50)
  14. Sair Fail'd (Roud 3062; G/D 3:481) (2.36)
  15. Do Ii A (Roud 2611) (3.40)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Jez Lowe

Other records with Jez Lowe

Gerry Hallom, Travellin' Down the Castlereagh, LP, Fellside FE026, 1981

Gerry Hallom, A Run a Minute, LP, Fellside FE036, 1983

Sara Grey & Ellie Ellis, Making the Air Resound, LP, Fellside FE039, 1984

Various Artists, A Selection from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, LP, Fellside FE047, 1986 / CD, Fellside FECD47, 1994

Various Artists, Flash Company: A Celebration of the First 10 Years of Fellside Records, LP, Fellside FE050, 1986

Gerry Hallom, Old Australian Ways, LP, Fellside FE074, 1989

Hughie Jones, Hughie's Ditty Bag, CD, Fellside FECD81, 1991

Martyn Wyndham-Read, Mussels on a Tree, CD, Fellside FECD84, 1992

Various Artists, Voices: English Traditional Songs, CD, Fellside FECD87, 1992

Edgerton Layhe, Rough & Tumble, CD, Fellside FECD96, 1993

Various Artists, Banklands: The Story of Fellside Records, CD, Fellside FECB100, 1994

Martyn Wyndham-Read, Sunlit Plains, CD, Fellside FECD102, 1995

Lucky Bags, Delight in Disorder, CD, Fellside FECD138, 1998

Various Artists, Port Fairy Folk Festival, CD, Shock PFFF002CD, 2000

Various Artists, Flash Company: A Celebration of 25 Years of Fellside Records (1976-2001), 2 CD, Fellside FECD156, 2001

Various Artists, The Acoustic Folk Box, 4 CD, Topic TSFCD4001, 2002

Various Artists, Huntingdon Folk 3, CD, Speaking Volumes SVL 08CD, 2002

Folk for Peace, Rumours of Rain, CD single, Hypertension HYP 4231, 2004

Various Artists, Someone Was Calling: “Folk on the Pier” Celebrates 200 Years of Cromer's Lifeboats, 2 CD, Symposium SIUM 1347/48, 2004

James Keelaghan, A Few Simple Verses, CD, Fellside FECD204, 2006

John Tams et al, The Enemy That Lives Within (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD048, 2006

John Tams et al, The Horn of the Hunter (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD049, 2006

John Tams et al, Swings and Roundabouts (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD050, 2006

John Tams et al, Thirty Years of Conflict (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD051, 2006

John Tams et al, The Ballad of the Big Ships (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD052, 2006

Various Artists, Landmarks: 25 Years of a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD203, 2006

Mrs Ackroyd Band, Dark Side of the Mongrel, CD, Mrs Ackroyd DOG 020, 2007

Steve Tilston, Reaching Back, 4+1 CD, Free Reed FRQCD 70, 2007

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK05, 2008

Folk for M.S., Generosity: A Unique Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Folk for M.S., CD, WildGoose WGS365CD, 2009

Darwin Song Project, Shrewsbury 2009, CD, Shrewsbury Folk Festival SFFCD01, 2009

Various Artists, Cat Nav (Guide Cats for the Blind Vol. 4), 2 CD, Osmosys OSMO CD 050/051, 2009

Various Artists, Trades Roots Live, CD, Trades Roots TR001, 2009

Boo Hewerdine, Jez Lowe, Julie Matthews, Rory McLeod, Ruth Notman, Kate Fox, Elvis McGonagall, All Along the Wall, CD, Fellside FECD236, 2010

John Tams et al, The Ballad of the Miners' Strike (The Radio Ballads), digital download, Delphonic DELPH007, 2010

Various Artists, One Night for Norma, CD, Scarlet SR027CD, 2011

David Gibb, Letters Through Your Door, CD, Hairpin HAIRPIN005, 2014

Chris While & Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe, Boo Hewerdine, O'Hooley & Tidow, John McCusker, John Doyle, Coope Boyes & Simpson, The Ballads of Child Migration, CD, Delphonic DELPH119, 2015

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK16, 2015

Various Artists, The Journey Continues: Fellside at 40, 3 CD, Fellside FECD272, 2016

Various Artists, Destination: The End of an Era for a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD282, June 29, 2018