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The Oldham Tinkers: Oldham's Burning Sands

The Oldham Tinkers: Oldham's Burning Sands (Topic 12TS206)

Oldham's Burning Sands
Ballads, Songs and Daft Ditties
The Oldham Tinkers

Topic Records 12TS206 (LP, UK, 1971)
Topic Records TSDL206 (digital download, UK, 2009)

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Recorded at TPA Studios, 1971;
Produced by A.L. Lloyd;
Sleeve notes by A.L. Lloyd;
Photography by Benny Kearns;
Sleeve design by Humphrey Weightman

Musicians

John Howarth, vocals [1, 3-4, 8-20], chorus [1, 5-9, 14], mandolin, banjo, concertina;
Gerry Kearns, vocals [3, 5, 7, 10, 12-13], chorus [1, 5-9, 14], guitar;
Larry Kearns, vocals [2-3, 6, 10-11, 14], chorus [1, 5-9, 14], guitar, mandolin, whistle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Success to the Weavers (2.56)
  2. The Lancashire Miller (3.20)
  3. Charlie Chaplin (3.39)
  4. Eawr Market Neet (4.48)
  5. The Owdam Chap's Visit to th' Queen (3.18)
  6. In Our Town (3.33)
  7. Oldham's Burning Sands (2.54)
  1. A Fine Old English Gentleman (2.30)
  2. Peterloo (4.39)
  3. We're Off in a Motor Car (2.32)
  4. The Oldham Pensioner (2.28)
  5. The Stockport Strike (2.11)
  6. Th' Childer's Holiday (2.19)
  7. The Owl of Oldham (3.51)

> Folk Music > Records > The Oldham Tinkers: Best o' t' Bunch

The Oldham Tinkers: Best o' t' Bunch

The Oldham Tinkers: Best o' t' Bunch (Topic 12TS237)

Best o' t' Bunch
Back Street Songs of Lancashire
The Oldham Tinkers

Topic Records 12TS237 (LP, UK, 1974)
Topic Records TSDL237 (digital download, UK, December 2009)

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Recorded at Livingston Studios;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Sleeve illustration by Jim Andrew;
Sleeve design by Ken Lees;
Notes by A.L. Lloyd and The Oldham Tinkers

Musicians

John Howard, vocals [1-3, 6-8, 10, 13, 15], chorus [4, 11-12], banjo [1, 4, 15];
Gerry Kearns, vocals [1, 3, 5, 8-9, 12, 15], chorus [4, 7, 10-11], guitar [1-7, 12-15];
Larry Kearns, vocals [3-4, 8, 11, 14], chorus [7, 10, 12, 15], mandolin [1, 12, 15], whistle [2]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Rochdale Mashers (2.40)
  2. Seeing Double (4.38)
  3. The Pennine Rangers (1.24)
  4. The Two Jews (2.44)
  5. A Piecer's Tale (3.20)
  6. Best o't' Bunch (2.30)
  7. The Lancashire Toreador (3.13)
  1. A Cob-Coaling Medley (2.01)
  2. The Four-Loom Weaver (2.51)
  3. John Willie's Ragtime Band (3.07)
  4. Platt's (1.33)
  5. Good Time Coming (2.19)
  6. I Mean to Wait for Jack (3.21)
  7. Skiing Owdham Style (2.16)
  8. A Mon Like Thee (3.54)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 John Cassidy;
Track 5 words trad., music Gerry Kearns;
Track 6 Harry Kershaw / Kearns;
Tracks 7, 10 unknown;
Track 14 Kearns / Kearns;
Track 15 Edmund Hill

> Folk Music > Records > The Oldham Tinkers: For Old Time's Sake

The Oldham Tinkers: For Old Time's Sake

The Oldham Tinkers: For Old Time's Sake (Topic 12TS276)

For Old Time's Sake
The Oldham Tinkers

Topic Records 12TS276 (LP, UK, 1975)
Pier Records PIER CD 507 (CD, UK, 2006)
Topic Records TSDL276 (digital download, UK, January 2010)

The Oldham Tinkers: For Old Time's Sake (Pier PIER CD 507)
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LP recorded by Tony Engle, London, July 1975;
except track 12 recorded by Pete Johnson at Piccadilly Radio Studios, July 1975;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Notes by The Oldham Tinkers and A.L. Lloyd;
Sleeve picture: “Children's Games” by Tom Dodson;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

John Howarth, vocals [1, 3-4, 6-7, 9, 11-12], chorus [5, 8, 12, 14], banjo [4, 7, 9, 11];
Gerry Kearns, vocals [2, 4, 8-16], chorus [3, 5, 12, 14], guitar [1-11];
Larry Kearns, vocals [4-5, 9, 11-15], chorus [3, 5, 12, 14], mandolin [1, 3-4, 6-7, 9, 11], whistle [3, 9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Signora (4.33)
  2. Eaur Joe’s Lad (1.31)
  3. John Willie’s Horse (2.59)
  4. Barefoot Days Medley (3.38)
  5. Lancashire Witches (3.30)
  6. Come Whoam to Thi Childer an’ Me (6.15)
  1. Johnny Bugger (2.18)
  2. Billy Winker (5.31)
  3. Bits o’ Bromley Street (4.09)
  4. The Condemned Cell (3.00)
  5. The Maypole (1.53)
  6. For Old Time’s Sake (3.13)
CD Bonus Tracks from Oldham's Burning Sands CD Bonus Track from Deep Lancashire
  1. The Lancashire Miller (3.18)
  2. In Our Town (3.27)
  3. The Oldham Pensioner (2.23)
  4. The Childrens Holiday (2.15)
  1. Hop Hop Hop (2.46)

All tracks trad. arr. The Oldham Tinkers except
Track 1 Billy Merson, O'Connor, Ross;
Track 6 Edwin Waugh / The Oldham Tinkers

> Folk Music > Records > The Oldham Tinkers: Sit Thee Down

The Oldham Tinkers: Sit Thee Down

The Oldham Tinkers: Sit Thee Down (Topic 12TS323)

Sit Thee Down
The Oldham Tinkers

Topic Records 12TS323 (LP, UK, 1977)
Topic Records TSDL323 (digital download, UK, February 2010)

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Recorded and produced by Tony Engle, London, January 1977;
Notes by Larry Kearne;
Illustration by John Atkinson;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

John Howarth, vocals [1, 3-11, 13-14], banjo [4, 6, 12-14], whistle [1-2];
Gerry Kearns, vocals [1, 3-4, 6-8, 10, 13-14], guitar [1-4, 6-14];
Larry Kearns, vocals [2-4, 6-9, 12, 14], mandolin [3, 6, 10-11, 13-14], whistle [1, 9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Maid in the Calico Dress (4.03)
  2. Elsie Bell (3.31)
  3. Pity Me My Darling (1.38)
  4. The Talking Dog (4.17)
  5. To Sarah (2.14)
  6. Tall Tales Medley (2.52)
  7. Sit Thee Down (3.27)
  1. John Willie's Ferret (4.06)
  2. The Deserter (3.45)
  3. Poor Little Hauve-Timer (3.07)
  4. Dad's Medals (3.32)
  5. Fishing (2.15)
  6. Jumping Jack (2.33)
  7. Jim's Medley (2.41)

Tracks 1-2 Gerry Kearns;
Tracks 3-4, 6, 9-10, 14 trad.;
Tracks 5, 11 Cliff Gerrard;
Track 7 Teddy Whittle;
Tracks 8, 12 Larry Kearns, Gerry Kearns;
Track 13 Eric Holt, Gerry Kearns

> Folk Music > Records > The Oldham Tinkers: That Lancashire Band

The Oldham Tinkers: That Lancashire Band

The Oldham Tinkers: That Lancashire Band (Topic 12TS399)

That Lancashire Band
The Oldham Tinkers

Topic Records 12TS399 (LP, UK, 1979)
Topic Records TSDL399 (digital download, UK, March 2010)

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Recorded by John Brierley, Cargo Recording Studio, Rochdale, April 1979;
Produced by Tony Russell;
Notes by Larry Kearns;
Sleeve illustration and design by John Atkinson

Musicians

John Haworth, vocals [1-4, 6, 8-10, 13-14], speech [5, 12], banjo [1, 4, 9, 13-14], whistle [7, 13], bones [14];
Garry Kearns, vocals [1-2, 4, 6-11, 13-14], guitar [1, 4-5, 7-8, 10, 12-14], bass drum [14];
Larry Kearns, vocals [2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13-14], mandolin [1-5, 9, 12], whistle [7, 10, 13]

with
Chris Holmes, piano [3, 6];
Pete Taylor, bass [6];
Pete Staples, drums [6]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Old May Song (3.04)
  2. John Willie's Performing Newt (3.22)
  3. Nowt About Owt (3.37)
  4. Children's Chants & Songs (Captain's Medley) (3.27)
  5. Eawr House / As Was (2.10)
  6. Oh! That Lancashire Jazz Band (5.58)
  1. The Lark (3.06)
  2. John Willie's Grand-Dad (2.30)
  3. Tribute To Owd Paddy (2.32)
  4. Old King Coal (3.00)
  5. Steeple Jack (1.36)
  6. The Crime Lake Boggart (2.25)
  7. An Oldham Rugby Medley (3.17)
  8. McCarthy's Party (3.49)