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Lea Nicholson: Horsemusic

Lea Nicholson: Horsemusic (Trailer LER 3010)

Horsemusic
Lea Nicholson
Trailer LER 3010 (LP, UK, 1971)

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Produced by Bill Leader.
Recorded by Bill Leader and Nic Kinsey
Production Master Nic Kinsey, Livingston Studios;
Sleeve photographs by Bill Leader;
Sleeve designed by Janet Kerr

Musicians

Lea Nicholson, vocals, concertina [1,3,4,6,9,11,12], double tracked concertina [2,7], bass concertina [6];
Brian Cooper, virginal [5,7];
Robin Dransfield, guitar [4];
Stan Ellison, guitar [6,11];
Mick Jones, guitar [8];
Chris Nicholson, percussion [6], tambourine [11];
Bob Pegg, vocals [10];
Barry Ruffel, guitar [2,10], harmonium [1,10];
Packie Byrne, whistle [1];
Jacqueline Emmett and Kevin Sheldon, declamation on [2];
Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, Johnny Butler, Jean Nicholson, Terry and Gay Woods: chorus on [1,12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Here We Come A-Wassailing (Roud 209) (4.08)
  2. Glory of the North (1.51)
  3. Greenland Bound (Roud 970; G/D 1:10) (2.25)
  4. Lea Rig Variations (3.28)
  5. I Live Not Where I Love (Roud 593) (2.31)
  6. I'm the Urban Spaceman (2.54)
  1. Allegro from the trio sonata in C for two manuals and pedal (4.35)
  2. Along the Rossendale (2.14)
  3. The Coast of Peru (Roud 1997; Laws D26) (3.02)
  4. The False Knight on the Road (Roud 20; Child 3) (3.17)
  5. Kopya (1.20)
  6. All Through the Beer (Roud 475; G/D 3:580) (2.21)

All tracks trad. arr. Nicholson except
Track 4 Tom Clough arr. Nicholson
Track 5 trad. arr. Cooper
Track 6 Neil Innes
Track 7 Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Dom Gregory Murray
Track 8 Mick Jones

> Folk Music > Records > Lea Nicholson & Stan Ellison: God Bless the Unemployed

Lea Nicholson & Stan Ellison: God Bless the Unemployed

Lea Nicholson & Stan Ellison: God Bless the Unemployed (Transatlantic TRA 254)

God Bless the Unemployed
Lea Nicholson & Stan Ellison
Transatlantic TRA 254 (LP, UK, 1972)

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Musicians

Lea Nicholson, vocals [2-6, 9, 11, 13], concertina [1, 3-7, 10, 13], guitar [2, 7-8, 11-12], bouzouki [9, 13];
Stan Ellison, vocals [1, 8, 10], guitar [1-3, 5-7, 9-13], bouzouki [8];
Rick Kemp, bass [2, 9, 11, 13];
Ian Whiteman, organ, piano [7, 9, 11];
Sam Charters, percussion, harmonium [3, 7, 9];
Christine Nicholson, percussion [12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Lazy Afternoon (4.42)
  2. Mr. Finch (3.53)
  3. Boogaloo (3.33)
  4. Hitch-Hike Song (0.33)
  5. Pipe on the Hob / Boring with the Gimlet (2.28)
  6. A Mistake No Doubt (2.06)
  7. God Bless the Unemployed (An Anthem) (3.33)
  1. Just Because (4.11)
  2. Song for a Dead Mole (3.55)
  3. Jules's Birthday (3.22)
  4. Just Another Song (2.48)
  5. Sootyfoot (2.03)
  6. Living by the Water / The Dark Islander (5.41)

Tracks 1, 3, 8, 10, 12 Stan Ellison;
Tracks 2, 4, 7, 9, 11 Lea Nicholson;
Tracks 5, 13b trad. arr. Lea Nicholson, Stan Ellison;
Track 6 McCullough;
Track 13a Anne Briggs

A few tracks of this album have been included in Transatlantic Records anthologies:

  • Lazy Afternoon on Transatlantic Story (Castle ESF CD 654, 4 CD, 1998),
  • God Bless the Unemployed on Transatlantic Folk Box Set (Sanctuary SMETD137, 3 CD, 2004),
  • Song for a Dead Mole on Scarborough Fair (Castle CMETD1273, 3 CD, 2006)

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brent W Burhans for the information on this record.

> Folk Music > Records > Lea Nicholson: The Concertina Record

Lea Nicholson: The Concertina Record

Lea Nicholson: The Concertina Record (Trailer LER 3010)

The Concertina Record
Lea Nicholson
Kicking Mule Records KM311 (LP, UK, 1980)
Jamring Records JRINGCD001 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Recorded by Nic Kinsey at Livingston Studios except
[2] recorded by Mike Oldfield at Througham, Gloucester;
Digitally remastered at Blue Strike, Harrogate, February 1992 and Provident Street, Derby, 1999

Musicians

Lea Nicholson, treble and bass concertinas;
Mike Oldfield: guitar, sleigh bells, bodhrán [2];
Tony Green, train whistle [3];
Robin Dransfield, guitar [4];
Rus Ballard, timpani, choir, Hammond organ, synthesiser, guitar [6];
Rod Argent, contra bass part played on synthesiser [8-10];
Nicholas Kraemer, continuo played on harpsichord [8-10]

Tracks

  1. The Liberty Bell (2.29)
  2. Kopya (1.27)
  3. Glenn Miller Medley: Moonlight Serenade / Chattanooga Choo Choo / In the Mood (5.21)
  4. Lea Rigs (2.35)
  5. Lasst uns erfreuen (1.49)
  6. Dam Buster's March (3.49)
  7. Courtly Masquing Ayres (2.19)
  8. Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 4, BWV 1049: Allegro (8.02)
  9. Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 4, BWV 1049: Andante (2.53)
  10. Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 4, BWV 1049: Presto (4.50)

All tracks arr. Lea Nicholson;
Track 1 John Philip Sousa;
Track 2 Yugoslav dance tune;
Track 3a Glenn Miller, Parish;
Track 3b Warren;
Track 3c Razaf, Garland;
Track 4 Tom Clough;
Track 5 trad. arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams ;
Track 6 Coates, Mair; originally recorded as a single for Virgin Records;
Track 7 from the John Adson collection of 1623;
Tracks 8-10 Johann Sebastian Bach

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Other records with Lea Nicholson

Various, Deep Lancashire: of the Industrial North-West, LP, Topic 12T188, 1968

John Renbourn, The Lady and the Unicorn, LP, Transatlantic TRA 224, 1970

Steve Tilston, Collection, LP, Transatlantic TRA 252, 1972

Steve Ashley, Speedy Return, LP, Gull GULP 1012, 1975

Robin Dransfield, Tidewave, LP, Topic 12TS414, 1980

Tim Hart and Friends, Drunken Sailor and Other Kids Songs, LP, EMI Music for Pleasure MFP 5635, 1983

Steve Ashley, Stroll On Revisited, CD, Market Square MSMCD104, 1999

Various, Transatlantic Folk Box Set, 3 CD, Sanctuary SMEDT137, 2004

Various Artists, English International, 3 CD, Folksound FSCD80, 2008

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009