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Barbara 21 Oct 98 - 01:17 PM
Barry Finn 21 Oct 98 - 06:08 PM
Bill D 21 Oct 98 - 06:22 PM
Bob Schwarer 22 Oct 98 - 11:30 AM
Liam's Brother 22 Oct 98 - 11:41 PM
Barbara 23 Oct 98 - 02:35 AM
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Bill D 23 Oct 98 - 11:34 PM
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Abby Sale 10 Nov 00 - 10:29 PM
Snuffy 11 Nov 00 - 06:42 AM
Garry Gillard 11 Nov 00 - 07:11 AM
Micca 11 Nov 00 - 08:19 AM
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Subject: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Barbara
Date: 21 Oct 98 - 01:17 PM

We were talking about Peter and all his wonderful Kipling tunes, and I dug out one old Young Tradition tape I had, but surely there's more recordings of him, right?
Seems like I remember a collection of sea chanties, with the Alabama on it, and weren't there at least two Young Tradition records? Did he record with others?
Thanks for your help.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 21 Oct 98 - 06:08 PM

He's got a solo LP called "Peter Bellamy, Tell It Like It Was" on Trailer Records !975. Two of my favorites on that are "On Board A 98" & "Rambling Robin" & just the other day I picked up his "Transports" (folk Opera) on CD from Topic, "I Onced Lived In Service " & his shanty "Roll Down" are both on it & are great examples of his writing talents. I remember seeing & hearing him years ago, he came on stage, bright flaming red shiny red suit, voice tearing through the hall, bouncing around till the whole place was rocking & singing, like a revival meeting was happening, hey he was a revival. Barry


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Oct 98 - 06:22 PM

also, "Keep On Kipling" and "Barrack Room Ballads"...no doubt not in print...he was a wonder!! He sold me a tape once..in person...told me "this is the best thing I've ever done..."...I related the story to someone who grinned and replied..."He says that about EVERYTHING he does..."


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 22 Oct 98 - 11:30 AM

Take a listen to the John Roberts & Tony Barrand CD "Naulakha Redux" It's a collection of 16 Rudyard Kipling songs. Most of the songs are credited to Peter Bellamy.

Bellamy's tune to "The Road to Mandalay" is also on The Friends of Fiddler's Green CD of the same name. Fiidler's Green is Ian Robb, Grit Laskin and 5 more. A nice CD.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 22 Oct 98 - 11:41 PM

Barrack Room Ballads was a Green Linnet LP. Just checked their internet catalogue... not available in any format.

Peter Bellamy was an brilliant solo performer. Very stylized, totally into folk music. He really cranked it out. 'The Transports' is a immense accomplishment.

I want to say that he was a great friend that I admired immensely and that I miss him very much but that would be a terribly stupid comment.

He was a person of great stature and his work, wherever it can be found, is a wonderful testament to someone who died far too early... probably because his standards were so very high.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 02:35 AM

Yes, I heard him once live, and I remember. I also recall I'd never heard a Brit "do" a US accent before, and I remember thinking, 'Do we really sound THAT bad?'.
I heard about it when he died, and I too regret his passing.
I see that 'Transports' is available from CDNow, so will pick that one up. One other seems to be available from Camsco in Vermont - Both Sides Then. And they have The Holly Bears a Crown by the YOung Tradition.
If anyone finds anything else extant, I'd like to hear. Thank you all for your help.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: skw@
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 08:50 AM

I think I saw 'Both Sides Then' (1979) on CD somewhere ... It contains Barbaree, The Trees They Do Grow High, The Lord Will Provide, The Gallant Frigate Amphitrite, A-Roving On A Winter's Night, Derry Gaol, Long Time Travelling, The Shepherd of the Downs, The Housecarpenter, When I Die, Edmund In the Lowlands, Around Cape Horn, The Turfman From Ardee, Amazing Grace (with a tune different from the usual one). And it boasts Anthea Bellamy, Lou Killen, Bill Shute & Lisa Null, The Watersons, Dave Swarbrick, and Royston and Heather Wood as session musicians, as well as a great cover. Hope you'll find it. - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Dan Keding
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 12:19 PM

Both Sides Then is a great album. I saw Peter a few months before he died and got two cassettes that he was selling at the time. One was "Peter Belamy:an Anthology of Traditional Folk Songs 1966-1990". The other one was called "Peter Bellamy: an Anthomolgy of Rudyard Kipling Songs 1970-1990" Both are double length cassettes. Some of the cuts are from old radio shows, previous albums, and live performances. Great stuff! I have a feeling that these tapes were put out by Peter and that they may not be available anymore. Dan


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 11:34 PM

The tape he sold me..(best thing he ever did..*grin*) was called "Fair Annie" with Chris Birch..cheap printed paper cassette label...has 'The Dockyard Gate'..'Down by thr Green Groves'..The Molecatcher'...Conversation with Death'...'Down the Moor'...'Bluey Brink'...'Santa Fe Trail'...'Maid of Australia'...'Shepherds Arise'...'Bungaree'...'Fair Annie'....'The Liburn Lass'...and 'The Lone Pilgram'....I have 4 or 5 records and the "Transports " folk opera....what a talent..!!


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: richardw
Date: 10 Nov 00 - 09:10 PM

I'm looking for Peter Bellamy's Soldiers Three, 1990 and Barrack Room Ballads.

On one web site it says these can be ordered from Jenny Bellamy. But gives no contact information.

Anyone know how to contact her or order his older recordings?

Richard Wright


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Abby Sale
Date: 10 Nov 00 - 10:29 PM

I've been listening to one or the most fiendish god-awful records I've ever come across, Peter Bellamy's Wake the Vaulted Echoes (Free Reed - 3 CDs, 1999)

I previously only had the one Bellamy record, Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate from 1970 ago. That was ok as I had plenty of time to really get all its subtilties over the past 30 year.

This sucker is a different matter - at 3 full-up CDs (3-1/2 hours) it may take me years to digest the whole thing. I keep listening repeatedly & then I have to listen again. Who's got the time?

I cannot recommend that anyone here contact Camsco (1/3 the price I've seen it for elsewhere) and get it or that any Europeans contact "Free Reed Music" - http://www.free-reed.co.uk/ [Do Brits consider themselves 'Europeans' these days?]

Anyway, in spite of nearly 60 songs and a 70-page booklet, they left out "Frankie's Trade" which I've only heard by (Geoff Kaufman maybe) of the Mystic Seaport Chanteymen but noone else. Now that's a brilliant song & not even on the record. So there you are - don't bother with it. Well, there are 10 or so other Kipling songs including the terrifying "Looking Glass" but that just proves the point.

Excuse me - gotta go. I wanted to hear a couple of songs on CD-1 again & make sure I heard them quite right.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 06:42 AM

I have a tape called "The Rest of The Young Tradition - Odds & Ends/Live in Pennsylvania" which has several shanties on it (but no Roll Alabama). They are:
  • Chicken on a Raft (Cyril Tawney)
  • Randy Dandy-O
  • Fire Marengo
  • Hanging Johnny
  • Bring 'Em Down
  • Haul on the Bowline

The sleeve says these were released on an EP (remember them?) in 1967. There are also 7 tracks from an unreleased LP with Shirley & Dolly Collins 1969 and 7 tracks recorded live at the mainpoint in 68 or 69

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 07:11 AM

My not very good Young Tradition page has some links which will take you to more interesting Peter Bellamy stuff.

hth, Garry


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Micca
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 08:19 AM

Here are what is listed at Amazon Uk at this date...(the titles seperated by a / are the original release albums on vinyl)anyone in the US having probs PM me and we might be able to make arrangements.. UK Releases: Young Tradition
Galleries/No Relation by Young Tradition/Royston & Heather Wood
Essential (Audio CD)Our Price: £8.99
The Holly Bears the Crown by Young Tradition
Released 1999 Fledg'ling (Audio CD) Our Price: £9.99
Young Tradition/So Cheerfully Round by Young Tradition
Essential (Audio Cd)Our Price: £8.99
UK Releases: PeterBellamy
The Transports by Peter Bellamy Topic (Audio CD) Our Price: £8.99
Imports:
Wake the Vaulted Echoes [BOX SET] [IMPORT] by Peter Bellamy
Released 2000 Free Reed (Audio CD) £23.99


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: BDtheQB
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 09:00 AM

Just like many other passed on artists, I never appreciated them when active but now that they are gone I get more interested in what they did than ever before. Peter, for example was an interesting voice on the local folkradio station here but I never realized until recently how prolific he was. Now, of course, it is too late to give him his due in person. I will, however, continue to show my support for his body of work. The local folk radio station had him on live many times and one of the on-airs here sang at his funeral. Strange connections in the global village-- You can listen to this station at www.kdhx.org if you wish and can email Judy Stein of the Family Reunion Peter's longtime friend if you wish to know anything about his music.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GUEST,(Edgar A. GUEST)--Art Thieme
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 10:36 AM

The cassettes that Dan Keding speaks of were fine compilations. Peter told me he couldn't get hold of the rights to the recordings at all and was running them off on his own boom box to get something, anything, to sell at his concerts and at festivals. It was a sad situation...

There is a fine single CD compilation listed in the most recent CRITIC'S CHOICE catalogue--out of Itaska, Illinois. It seems to've deleted itself from my house at the present moment but I'll keep looking for it. I do recall there were things from The Transports on it--Kipling songs also. I was hoping that if I marked it in the catalogue someone would give it to me for Christmas.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 01:15 PM

Well, I WAS WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The CD is NOT from Critic's Choice.

And it is the 3-CD set previously mentioned by Abby Sale!!!!

This Peter Bellamy CD set that I saw in the recent catalogue can be had from

ELDERLY INSTRUMENTS in Lansing, Michigan
the label is FREE Reed--CD 14
title: WAKE THE VAULTED ECHOS--A CELEBRATION OF PETER BELLAMY

It covers Peter's entire career and includes songs with the Young Tradition and Lou Killen and ones from hie ballad-opera "The Transports".
Also: a 72 page booklet

I don't know who put this out but I'm left wondering if Bob Blackman in Lansing had a hand in it's production!??

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 01:49 PM

I don't know about Bob Blackman, but the CD was put together by Free Reed Records of Derbyshire UK (largely, Neil Wayne), the company that originally released "The Transports".  There's a review, with soundclips, at Rootsworld:  http://www.rootsworld.com/reviews/bellamy99.html

Free Reed's own information page on the CD is here:  Wake The Vaulted Echoes  and includes text from the accompanying booklet, a full discography (including Peter's own "bootlegs") and much more.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Anglo
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 02:02 PM

The CD compilation was largely the work of Nigel Schofield, a close friend of Peter in his Yorkshire period, who also happened to have a recording studio. In the absence of Neil Wayne (otherwise engaged hosting a rugby club dinner, as I understand it) Nigel came to the Old Songs Festival (Altamont NY) last summer where he hosted and participated in a number of informative workshops celebrating Peter's career. Heather Wood (ex-Young Tradition) was a major participant. Sorry you all missed it.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 06:13 PM

I had the privilege of seeing Peter Bellamy performing live. He was electric.

His highly mannered singing style was encapsulated in an entry for an "Appropriate Anagrams" competition in Folk Roots (now just fRoots) magazine. Some inspired wit shuffled the letters of Peter's name around to coin the entirely apt "Elmer P Bleaty".

LFF


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: richardw
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 07:06 PM

All these great sites on Peter's work but none of them say where to contact Jenny Bellamy who evidently has some of hsi early material.

Richard


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: lamarca
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 08:34 PM

Here's a really good site and complete discography for Peter Bellamy. My husband and I sing a lot of his Kipling settings, having both been Kipling fans from our mis-spent youths. Some of his LPs have been re-released on CD, but not all...


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GeorgeH
Date: 15 Nov 00 - 07:18 AM

The unreleased Belamy stuff lies languishing in the vaults of Celtic Music (Harrogate, Yorkshire) . . See any thread on Nic Jones for further info, or recent thread on Bob Fox and Stu Luckley, or do a deja news search for "Dave Bulmer" (usual expletives deleted).

As far as I know, all the Young Tradition material is available on CD, plus The Transports (which is Belamy's creation rather than his performance; "all-star cast" will cover it), the Topic recording of "Both Sides Then" (stunning version of "Amazing Grace") and the Free Reed box set which Abby reviews so well . .

As I recall, the final time we saw him "live" (when we, too, bought the "Fair Annie" tape) he commented that he'd had problems with the owners of the copyright of Kipling's work in getting permission to record his arrangements of the poems, which is why few of them made it to vinyl.

Oh, and we also had the great pleasure of seeing one of the few live performances of "The Transports" . . which was even better than the recording.

G.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Anglo
Date: 15 Nov 00 - 12:16 PM

richardw, you can reach Jenny at,

"Jenny Bellamy"


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: richardw
Date: 15 Nov 00 - 12:32 PM

Anglo;

I am not sure what you mean by "Jenny Bellamy"

Tried a search on that on the web and got nothing meaningful.

Can you tell me more?

Thanks

Richard


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Anglo
Date: 15 Nov 00 - 06:00 PM

Oops, sorry I thought I posted the email address but I guess it was in html brackets so it probably disappeared off somewhere into cyberspace.

jennyb@newmill.demon.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Nov 00 - 06:11 PM

Forgive my ignorance but is he one of the Bellamy Brothers who had a string of folk-rockish hits in the early 1970's? Or another Bellamy entirely?

Chocolate is bliss. Ignorance isn't even a close second.
Alex
O..O
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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: richardw
Date: 15 Nov 00 - 07:03 PM

Thanks Anglo;

Mudcat comes through once again.

Richard http://goldrushbc.com


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GeorgeH
Date: 17 Nov 00 - 07:16 AM

Never heard of the Bellamy Brothers so I'd guess someone entirely different . . but you should be able to tell that from the links here.

Never could understand "folk-rockish" but I wouldn't have said it applied to Peter . .

On the other hand, heard some guy busking on Concertina in Cambridge (UK) city centre a year or so back, and his playing sounded REMARKABLY like Peter's (I'm sure I'd have been disillusioned had he started to sing . .)

G.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Anglo
Date: 17 Nov 00 - 09:59 AM

Yes the Bellamy brothers are someone else entirely.

The Spinners (excuse the pocket description, but they were sort of like an English Kingston Trio, very popular for 30 years) were also different from The Spinners (soul band).

In England, with musicians union rules and such, the latter had to call themselves the Detroit Spinners; in the US the british folkies became the Liverpool Spinners.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GUEST,Les from Hull at work
Date: 17 Nov 00 - 11:36 AM

The 'Wake the Vaulted Echoes' that Abby mentions contains material not available from other sources. I suppose the assuption is that Bellamyphiles would have the Young Tradition stuff (still available on CD I believe, heavily discounted like so much of that old Transatlantic stuff) and Kipling stuff (I remember that Pete, after struggling with the lack of output from Celtic Music was reduced to 'bootlegging himself'. I'm sure you can still (and should) get 'The Transports' on Topic - it's inspirational stuff. One Whitby Folk Week many years ago (you can't get the wood you know!) there was an anagram competition. We'll never forget the Peter Bellamy came out as Elmer P. Bleaty.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Nov 00 - 12:02 PM

You can get all of 'em (plus some possibly helpful advice) from Camsco. E-mail queries to dick@camsco.com)


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: richardw
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 07:50 PM

For those that might be interested I just received a copy of "The Widow's Uniform by Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman and others. It is a CD of 16 of Kipling's Barrackroom Ballads "as set to music by Perter Bellamy" I ordered it directly from Dane and Anni at: oldandnewtradition.com

e-mail is info@oldandnewtradition.com

It's great stuff, particularly if you are a Kipling fan.

Richard Wright


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GUEST,nigel schofield
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 07:16 AM

I am currently working with Free Reed on a 25th anniversary reissue of The Transports (OK its actual release will be a year or so late)and am hoping to track down all released cover versions of songs from the ballad opera. If you know of any (and I have about a dozen already) please contact me at nigel.schofield@blueyonder.co.uk. More information about the re-issue which will include new material, a second CD, libretto, book and poster will shortly emerge from Free Reed's Belper offices.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: pavane
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 07:43 AM

Agreed that Fair Annie is excellent, but it was a limited edition cassette. I also saw Peter, Anthea and Chris Birch in concert in Luxembourg, (in 1984, I think it was) and they performed several of the songs fom Keep on Kipling, which had just been released.
(Chris lives in Luxembourg)

I also had the chance to accompany him on harmonica at a private party, when he played blues guitar - rather unexpectedly.

I do have a copy of 'The Fox jumps over the Parsons Gate' but I think that like a lot of his stuff, it was 'Bulmerised' and unlikely to be available as a re-release in the near future (if ever)


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: johnross
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 12:38 PM

When Peter autographed my copy of The Transports, he added a flag to the top mast of the ship. The flag says "QANTAS".


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: BB
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 02:15 PM

Fellside have released a double album for single album price in their 25th Anniversary recordings called 'Mr Bellamy, Mr Kipling & the tradition', which includes the two classic albums, 'Keep on Kipling' and Songs an' Rummy Conjurin' Tricks'. They can be obtained through Fellside's website, or from us at Umber Music. http://www.umbermusic.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: BB
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 02:17 PM

Hey, the make a link thing worked - first time I've done it! Thanks, Mudcat, for putting it in!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 04:14 PM

No one seems to have mentioned Peter Bellamy's album "Second Wind" produced by the EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society)in 1985.

I have the LP, but I know whether a CD version is a available?

The only others I have are of the Young Tradition - "Galleries" and a "Young Tradition Sampler".


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 07:35 AM

I think the Young Tradition made 3 LP's, of which Galleries is the best known. I can't remember the others, but one MAY have been 'So cheerfully round' which is the name of one of the songs.


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Crane Driver
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 05:49 PM

"The Alabama" is one of a set of three shanties (along with "Won't You Go My Way?" and "A Hundred Years Ago" sung by Peter and Louis Killen on Peter's 1972 album "Won't You Go My Way?", recorded live in Norwich, and put out by Argo, part of Decca (ZFB 37). (I got it, I got it)

Contains two Bellamy compositions ("Testimonial" and "Above the Hill"), one tin whistle solo, Cyril Tawney's "Monday Morning", and a number of trad songs including "Butter & Cheese & All", "Spencer the Rover" and "Yarmouth Town". All great stuff.

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: RolyH
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 06:00 PM

Yes Skipper
"Second Wind" is a good album.Peter Bellamy and his unique squeezebox style.None better than his version of "The Exile Song"


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GUEST,Nigel Schofield
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 05:28 PM

Just so's you know - the remastered, boxed double CD Silver Anniversary edition of Peter Bellamy's Transports will be released by Free Reed in the next couple of months. Aside from the remaster of the original album it contains a second CD of new and classic recordings of the songs by a whole host of friends and famous folkies. There is also an extensive book which deals with the history of The Transports album and also with the historical events surrounding it


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: Margaret V
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 10:38 PM

Thanks for the info, Nigel, maybe it's good I never got around to ordering it previously! Margaret (who has been busily singing "The Leaves in the Woodland" this evening)


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GUEST,nigel schofield
Date: 28 Aug 03 - 04:29 PM

There were actually 4 YT LPs - though the Xmas album waited years and eventually came out on CD - plus an EP and a single

I produced Second Wind - a delightful project in which to be involed: so far as I know there are no plans to issue it on CD and last time I checked the master tapes were missing.

Leaves in the woodland, eh ? nice to see it on the new June Tabor best of....version on new set is a stunning arrangement by Grace Notes


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: GUEST,Riggy @ Work
Date: 29 Aug 03 - 11:59 AM

I had the pleasure of staying at the Black Gate of Newcastle's castle in 1971, with Stefan & Liz Sobel. Peter came & stayed there as well for a week.
Great times. Relaxing at " home " he always preferred playing blues, and accompanying himself quite expertly on guitar. On his last day with us, he let me record a song he wrote called the "Valley of the Stookie" concerning his experiences finding archeological artifacts like Roman coins, and Saxon bones on his family's farm.   
Did he ever record this anywhere else ?? Riggy


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings+advert.
From: Folkiedave
Date: 29 Aug 03 - 03:26 PM

I have some of the original YT recordings on vinyl + Transports at the usual inexpensive rates for those into vinyl or collecting. Jenny Bellamy is a lovely lady and can often be found singing carols at Dungworth.

See www.collectors folk.co.uk


Dave


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Subject: Lyr Add: Fair Annie (as sung by Peter Bellamy)
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 06:46 PM

FAIR ANNIE

    Comb back your hair, Fair Annie, he said
    Comb it back into your crown
    For you must live a maiden's life
    When I bring my new bride home.

    Oh, how can I look maidenlike
    When maiden I am none?
    For six fair sons have I had by you
    And a seventh coming on?

    Oh, you will bake my bread, he said,
    And you will keep my home
    And you will welcome my lady gay
    When I bring my bridal home.

    And on the door he hung a silken towel
    Hung by a silver pin
    That Fair Annie, she might wipe her eyes
    As she went out and in.

    Now, six months gone, and nine comin' on
    And she thought the time o'er-long
    So she's taken a spyglass all in her hand
    And up to the tower she has run.

    She has look-ed east, she has look-ed west
    She has looked all under the sun,
    And who should she see but Lord Thomas
    All a-bringin' of his bridal home.

    So she has called for her seven sons
    By one, by two, by three
    And she has said to her eldest son
    Oh, come tell me what you see.

    So he's look-ed east, he has look-ed west,
    He has looked all under the sun
    And who should he see but his father dear,
    He was bringin' of his new bride home.

    So it's, Shall I dress in green? she said,
    Or shall I dress in black?
    Or shall I go down to the ragin' main
    And send my soul to wrack?

    Oh, you need not dress in green, he said,
    Nor you need not dress in black
    But throw you wide the great hall door
    And welcome my father back.

    So it's Welcome home, Lord Thomas, she said,
    And You're welcome unto me.
    And welcome, welcome, your merry men all
    That you've brought across the sea.

    And she's serv-ed them with the best of the wine;
    Yes, she's serv-ed them all 'round
    But she's drunk water from the well
    For to keep her spirits down.

    And she's wait-ed upon them all the livelong day,
    And she thought the time o'er-long.
    And she's taken her flute all in her hand
    And up to her bower she has run.

    She has fluted east, she has fluted west,
    She has fluted loud and shrill.
    She wished that her sons were seven greyhounds
    And her a wolf on the hill.

    Then, Come downstairs, the new bride said,
    Oh, come down the stairs to me.
    And tell me the name of your father dear,
    And I'll tell mine to thee.

    Well, King Douglas,it was my father's name
    And Queen Chatryn was my mother
    And Sweet Mary, she was my sister dear
    And Prince Henry was my brother.

    If King Douglas, it is your father's name
    And Queen Chatryn is your mother
    Then I'm sure that I'm your sister dear
    As Prince Henry, he is your brother.

    And I have seven ships out on the sea
    They are loaded to the brim
    And six of them will I give to you
    And one more to carry me home.

    Yes, six of them will I give to you
    When we've had Lord Thomas burned!

As sung by Peter Bellamy on Wake the Vaulted Echoes

DRO


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: pavane
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 05:06 PM

Fair Annie was also on the cassette 'Fair Annie' - not surprising, I suppose.

Yes, when I met Peter in Luxembourg, he also played blues. I was trying to accompany on blues harp, but he strayed too far from 12 bar and I got lost!


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Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy recordings?
From: pavane
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 11:49 AM

Some info

The Fair Annie cassette has now been released as part of a double CD of recordings by Peter Bellamy. This was originally a limited-edition cassette, which has long been a favourite of mine.

Track list here

(Dave Swarbrick plays fiddle on Maids of Australia)


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