Wednesday, September 10, 2008

by Ailis aka aristocat

Tony Hall "Fieldvole Music" 1977
(2007 reissue)





















The 1977 classic "FIELDVOLE MUSIC" continued the trend of bizarre titles for Free Reed's LPs - this one taken from the nickname of cartoonist and melodeon maestro Tony Hall. Tony was the accompanist of choice for many '70's folk stars - he was on June Tabor & Maddy Prior's 'Silly Sisters' tour in 1976 and for this exquisite Free Reed LP he's joined by Nic Jones & Johnny Moynihan to create possibly the greatest selection of classic melodeon tunes & songs ever recorded. Once again, the production was in the hands of Nic Kinsey, and this reissue includes seven extra tracks from the 1977 sessions. (Free Reed Records)

Tracks:
01. Tripping Upstairs
02. Wooden-Ended Reel
03. Trumpet Hornpipe
04. Holmfirth Anthem
05. Banks of the Seine
06. Andrew Rose
07. Gerry's Slow Tune
08. Shallow Brown
09. Bantry Bay
10. Peeler Creek
11. Trim-Rig Doxie
12. Bottom of the Punchbowl
13. Weavers' March/The Quaker
14. Rounding of Cape Horn
15. Major-Minor Tune
16. Just as the Tide Was Flowing
17. Wind That Shakes the Barley
18. Donkey Riding [*]
19. Ten Thousand Miles Away [*]
20. One More Day [*]
21. Yeller Girls [*]
22. General Taylor [*]
23. Heave Away, Me Johnny Boys [*]
24. Lord of Dunblane [*]
Tracks marked [*] are bonus tracks


Tony Hall "Mr Universe" 1995





















This is the first album in 20 years by the master of the English melodeon. Tony performs airs, jigs & hornpipes - even jazz, in his unique style. Features the songs "Mr. Universe," "Round The Horn" & "Humphrey Lyttleton."

Tracks:
01. American Tunes
02. Mr Universe
03. Scotland
04. Slow Air
05. Slow Hornpipe
06. The Blacksmith
07. Stitches In The Britches
08. Local Hero
09. Lovely Joan
10. Humphrey Lyttleton
11. Round The Horn
12. Jack Tar
13. Elizabethan Medley


Ailis,
So much thanks to your hundred times of contribution!!
I'll be back to there soon :-)))

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great posting, thanks a lot !!!
Tony Hall is very underestimated, that's a pity, he is a champion ;-)

P.S. I love your cat :-)))

12 September, 2008 01:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it is a very safe thing to do in posting a current 2008 album which is available from a number of outlets that handle folk music.

You are leaving this blog and it's owner open to copyright infringement on a large scale. I would not be surprised if he receives a Cease and Desist order notice at the very least.

12 September, 2008 01:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, kitty!

Armute

12 September, 2008 03:22  
Anonymous Genre Pencils said...

Look - the last of the three Tony Hall albums you have up here has only just been issued - I doubt the small, independent folk label that issued it, Wild Goose, has even begun to recoup its costs. If that happens too often the label, and others like it, will fold. It's thanks to the dedication of people like Doug who runs Wild Goose that music like this gets released in the first place. So do him and Tony and yourselves a favour - if you like the album, BUY it!

12 September, 2008 05:55  
Blogger Alan said...

Wonderful stuff, Iagree over the 2008 comments, but I would also add the rider that unless you know that albums are being released, especially in the more rural parts of the world, then not knowing is just as harmful.

As Tony Hall has not issued for so long , wonderful as he is, he would certainly not have appeared on the radar, on the remote outer islands of the west of Scotland, or parts farther afield!

Thanks for the head up on these, and the cartoons are magic.

And for further information I shall now go and look for this release, a thing I could not have done without this blog.

13 September, 2008 19:05  

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