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Sing, Say and Play

Sing, Say and Play (Topic 12TS375)

Sing, Say and Play
Traditional Songs and Music from Suffolk
Various Artists

Topic Records 12TS375 (LP, UK, 1978)
Topic Records TSDL375 (digital download, UK, February 16, 2015)

Recorded by Keith Summers between 1975 and 1977 (Jimmy Knights in his home in Little Glenham, Suffolk, on April 3, 1975; Albert Smith in his home in Leiston, Suffolk, in August 1977);
Produced by Keith Summers and Tony Engle;
Notes by Keith Summers;
Photographs by Mike Yates;
Front sleeve photograph from left to right: Fred Pearce, Cyril Poacher, Wicketts Richardson, Lew Poacher;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Jumbo Brightwell, vocals [1, 7, 14, 18];
Jimmy ‘Holy Jim’ Knights, vocals [2, 8, 12, 19];
Dick Woolnough, vocals [5];
Alien Stollery, vocals [11, 21];
Billy Bolton, vocals [15]

Fred Pearce, melodeon [3-4, 10, 17, 20];
Albert Smith, mouth organ [6, 22];
Eely Whent, fiddle [6, 9, 13, 16, 23]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [JB] The Blacksmith's Daughter (Roud 311; G/D 7:1463) (2.42)
  2. [JK] Ratcliff Highway (Roud 598) (3.10)
  3. [FP] The Barn Dance (Woodland Flowers) (1.25)
  4. [FP] Cock of the North (2.10)
  5. [DW] The London Prentice Boy (Roud 1501) (1.44)
  6. [AW, ES] The Next Tune Tonight / Turkey in the Straw (2.13)
  7. [JB] The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (2.27)
  8. [JK] Out With My Gun in the Morning (Roud 1847) (2.18)
  9. [EW] Old Country Waltz (2.18)
  10. [FP] Pigeon on the Gate (1.04)
  11. [ASt] Strolling Down to Hastings (Roud 364) (1.30)
  1. [JK] The Fellow Who Played the Trombone (Roud 1848) (2.05)
  2. [EW] Sailor's Hornpipe Medley (1.53)
  3. [JB] The Oak and the Ash (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429) (3.12)
  4. [BB] The Jolly Tinker (Roud 863) (1.36)
  5. [EW] Two Step (incl. Woodland Flowers) (1.50)
  6. [FP] Yarmouth Hornpipe (1.26)
  7. [JB] The Parson's Creed (recitation) (Roud 1849) (3.20)
  8. [JK] Marrowbones (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318; Henry H174) (3.15)
  9. [FP] Golden Slippers (1.40)
  10. [ASt] The Chinaman's Song (Roud 1850) (1.23)
  11. [AS] Old Brown in the Rose and Crown / Red River Valley / Pigeon on the Gate (1.37)
  12. [EW] Polka Medley (1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 / The Bells of Love / Jingle Bells) (1.43)