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Jon Raven: The Bold Navigators

Jon Raven et al: The Bold Navigators (Traditional Sound TSR 019)

The Bold Navigators
The Story of England's Canals in Song
Jon Raven et al.

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 019 (LP, UK, 1975)
Fellside Recordings FTSR4 (CD, UK, 1999)

Jon Raven et al: The Bold Navigators (Fellside FTSR4)

Compiled and collated from notes and information by Jon Raven.
All songs–together with their sources and a full biography–can be found in Jon Raven's book Canal Songs.

Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall, Traditional Sound Recordings, except
CD track 9 recorded and produced by Paul Adams, Fellside Recordings, in 1985 (from Brian Peters' album Persistence of Memory)

Musicians

Jon Raven, vocals [2, 4, 10-12, 14-15, 17-18], guitar [2, 4, 11, 17-18];
John Kirkpatrick, vocals [3-4, 6, 10, 16-17], accordion [2, 4, 10, 14, 16], concertina [3, 6, 11, 17];
Sue Harris, vocals [2, 4-5, 10, 16, 18], oboe [3, 11, 17];
Gary Aspey, vocals [8, 13];
Vera Aspey, vocals [8], accordion [13];
Ian Woods, vocals [7];
Brian Peters, vocals [9], melodeon [9];
Chorus: Russell Clegg, Steve Wilson, Bridget MacGregor, Sean Healey, Margaret Peters [9]

Note: The track numbers refer to the CD track order.

Tracks

LP Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Stour (1.15)
    Come Now Begin Delving (2.11)
  2. The Navvy Boy (Roud 360; Henry H760) (2.58)
  3. The Bold Navigators (2.57)
  4. Canal Fever (1.28)
  5. Leeds–A Seaport Town (2.36)
  6. The Manchester Ship Canal Navy (1.37)
    The Manchester Ship Canal (3.33)
    Bring the Sea to Manchester (3.57)
  7. Birmingham Lads (2.16)
  8. All Hail This Grand Day (3.12)
  1. Captains of the Waterways (1.53)
  2. The Cruise of the Calibar (3.38)
  3. Keep Yer 'Ands Off (2.02)
  4. The Tommy Note (3.05)
  5. Poor Old Horse (1.22)
  6. Push Boys Push (3.55)
  7. The Rosemary (6.32)

CD Tracks

  1. The Stour (1.15)
  2. Come Now Begin Delving (2.11)
  3. The Navvy Boy (Roud 360; Henry H760) (2.58)
  4. The Bold Navigators (2.57)
  5. Canal Fever (1.28)
  6. Leeds–A Seaport Town (2.36)
  7. The Manchester Ship Canal Navy (1.37)
  8. Manchester Ship Canal (3.33)
  9. Bring the Sea to Manchester (3.57)
  10. Birmingham Lads (2.16)
  11. All Hail This Grand Day (3.12)
  12. The Captains of the Waterways (1.53)
  13. The Cruise of the Calibar (3.38)
  14. Keep Yer 'Ands Off (2.02)
  15. The Tommy Note (3.05)
  16. Poor Old Horse (1.22)
  17. Push Boys Push (3.55)
  18. The Rosemary (6.32)

Tracks 2, 5 Freeth, Jon Raven;
Tracks 3-4, 15 trad. arr. Jon Raven;
Tracks 6, 11, 14 anon. arr. Jon Raven;
Track 7 anon. arr. Ian Woods;
Track 8 anon. arr. Aspey;
Track 9 anon. arr. Brian Peters;
Track 10 Freeth, Dibden;
Track 12 Jon Raven;
Track 13 Greenwood arr. Aspey;
Track 16 trad. arr. John Kirkpatrick;
Track 17 Dudley Canal Tunnel Society;
Track 18 Dodds