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Thread #146180   Message #3384910
Posted By: Ross Campbell
01-Aug-12 - 11:19 PM
Thread Name: Bill Leader/Dave Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bill Leader/Dave Bulmer
To come back to Bill Leader:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Leader lists some of the artists and albums he produced or engineered.

Discogs has an even more extensive discography:-
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Bill+Leader

Reinhard Zierke's excellent site has illustrated entries for his extensive collection, also explains the Leader/Trailer LEA/LER and other prefixes:-
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/folk/records/leadertrailer.html

Musical Traditions lists the full Leader catalogue:-
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/discos/lea_txt3.htm#leader

Bill Leader recorded many albums for the Topic label. Musical Traditions introductory page describes how to search their extensive database:-
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/discos/discog.htm

And he's not finished yet - Bill Leader was at the final recording session of Folk Police label's Woodbine and Ivy Band project to provide a guiding hand:-
http://www.folkpolicerecordings.com/woodbine--ivy-band.html

Such a rich career ought certainly to be documented and celebrated. I have been buying Bill's output since first finding the Folk Trailer sampler album so many years ago. It is almost incredible that such a body of work could be accomplished by one person. I look forward to seeing Guest Litto's book.

Ross