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Shirley & Dolly Collins: Snapshots

Shirley & Dolly Collins: Snapshots (Fledg'ling FLED 3057)

Snapshots
Shirley & Dolly Collins

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3057 (CD, UK, March 20, 2006)

This is a collection of 1966 demo recordings and 1978-79 live recordings of Shirley and Dolly Collins.

Musicians

Shirley Collins, vocals [1-6, 8-21], 5-string banjo [5, 6, 12, 19], guitar [9];
Dolly Collins, portative organ [1-3, 7-8, 10, 12-18, 20], piano [21-22];
The Home Brew (Michael Clifton, John Fordham, Ray Worman), vocals [5];

Tracks

  1. All Things Are Quite Silent (Roud 2532) (2.13)
  2. Fare Thee Well, My Dearest Dear (Roud 1035) (2.13)
  3. The Captain with the Whiskers (Roud 2735; G/D 1:87; Henry H660) (2.13)
  4. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (2.13)
  5. Loving Hannah (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192; Henry H625) (2.13)
  6. Two Brethren (Roud 202) (2.13)
  7. All Flowers in Broome (2.13)
  8. Just As the Tide Was Flowing (Roud 1105) (2.13)
  9. Tyburn Tree (2.13)
  10. Poor Murdered Woman (Roud 1064) (2.13)
  11. Greenwood Laddie (Roud 2123) (2.13)
  12. Is It Far to Bethlehem (2.13)
  13. While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (Roud 363) (2.13)
  14. Rockley Firs (Roud 2341) (2.13)
  15. Come All You Little Streamers (Roud 18820) (2.13)
  16. The Gypsy's Wedding Day (Roud 229; Laws O4) (2.13)
  17. Black-Eyed Susan (Roud 560; Laws O28) (2.13)
  18. The Banks of Sweet Primeroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (2.13)
  19. My Bonny Cuckoo (Roud 24351) (2.13)
  20. Black, White, Yellow and Green (Roud 9212) (2.13)
  21. The Bonny Labouring Boy (Roud 1162; Laws M14; Henry H576) (2.13)
  22. The Merry Milkmaids (2.13)

Tracks 5-6, 9, 11-12, 17, 19 demo recordings, London, 1966;
Track 21 recorded live in Dublin, 1978;
Tracks 1-2, 4, 10, 13, 18 recorded live at the Folk Festival Sidmouth, 1979;
Tracks 3, 7-8, 14-16, 20, 22 recorded live in London, 1979

All track trad. arr. Shirley and Dolly Collins, pub. Cacophony except
Track 3 words trad., tune Shirley Collins, pub. Cacophony;
Tracks 4, 9, 11, 19 trad. arr. Shirley Collins, pub. Cacophony;
Tracks 7, 22 trad. arr. Dolly Collins, pub. Cacophony;
Tracks 6, 18 trad. arr. Copper Family, pub. Coppersongs;
Track 12 words Frances Chesterton, tune trad. arr. Shirley and Dolly Collins, pub. Cacophony