Sunday, October 05, 2008

by danny

Gary & Vera Aspey ::: From the North





















01 From the North
02 The parting
03 Coal picking
04 The three foot seam
05 Mill girl's lullaby
06 King cotton
07 Auntie Ketyll
08 Come t' thi tay
09 The cradle song
10 The roving navvy
11 The ship canal song
12 Hailey-go
13 Tuppence on the rope
14 A bit of a sing

1975 • Topic 12TS255

From the North
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Atherton couple Gary & Vera were the darlings of the 70s and 80s Manchster/Lancashire folk scene. Here they are introduced by Bernard Wrigley, then the Bolton Bullfrog, latterly actor in Emmerdale, who contributes concertina. Great songs collection


Gary & Vera Aspey ::: A taste of hotpot





















01 The Eskdale & Ennerdale hunt song
02 Weeping an' wailin away
03 The shuttle kissing song
04 Foddered me yowes
05 The nightingale
06 Don't get married girls
07 Kid's songs
08 The coal hole cavalry
09 Morning stands on tiptoe

1976 • Topic 12TS299

A taste of hotpot
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Awfully cheesy cover apart, this is a fine album by the local stalwarts of the Lanky folk scene. Surprisingly it was recorded not on their home patch but at folk clubs in Lincs, Glos and even (whisper it) Yorks! Great humour in these tales, no matter how grim it is oop north.

A charming live album, recorded mid-decade at a variety of English folk clubs, with enthusiastic singalongs and amused guffawing by the affable audience members. A nice mix of "serious" traditional folk and goofier humorous asides, with Gary Aspey adopting an onstage persona rather similar to that of humorist Les Barker. Also includes a version of Leon Rosselson's "Don't Get Married, Girls," which may have actually been recorded before the "original," and many other fascinating tunes, including several oldies from Cumbria. I'm pretty sure this album remains out of print, but it's worth picking up if you can find a copy.


Vera Aspey ::: The blackbird





















01 Blackbird
02 Owd Betty Barlow
03 Ladybird
04 Maypole inn
05 Pit brow lassies
06 My Johnny was a shoemaker
07 Coal black faces
08 Highwayman
09 Shule agra
10 Aggie bell
11 Sprig of thyme

1977 • Topic 12TS356

The blackbird
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Gary & Vera Aspey ::: Seeing double





















01 Seeing double
02 My goodlooking man
03 Miss Tickle Toby
04 Dowie dens of yarrow
05 Cruise of the Calibar
06 Hounds and horn together
07 Bolinder boatman
08 Testimony of Patience Kershaw
09 July wakes
10 Knocker upper man
11 Price of coal
12 Coal and Albert Berry

1979 • 12TS407

Seeing double
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Third and last Topic album


Gary & Vera Aspey ::: Stories, songs & humour





















01 Lanky's spoken here [Dave Dutton / Bernard Wrigley]
02 Man on the road G & V Aspey]
03 They don't write them like that any more [Pete Betts]
04 Lady take your time [Allan Taylor]
05 Billy cocked hat [Don Bilston]
06 Phantom flasher [Clive Cliston]
07 I wonder why [Mike Redway]
08 Icy acres [Colin Wilkie]
09 Room for tears [G & V Aspey]
10 Oban harbour [G & V Aspey]
11 Our Gracie [G & V Aspey]
12 Slag Alice [G & V Aspey]

1982 • Dingle DIN 325

Stories, songs & humour
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All the above album have been downloaded somewhere else on the web, thanks to the unknown uploader/s
Bitrate is 192 kbps CBR

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent stuff, as always, Danny.

Great to hear some proper regional dialect for a change :)

Thanks

06 October, 2008 10:29  
Anonymous Kodak Ghost said...

Having problems unpacking Taste of Hotpot..Other Albums are great. I have very warped LPs of all of these. Great to hear them again. Thanks

10 October, 2008 11:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's weird! "A Taste of Hotpot" is the ONLY one of the group I've been able to unpack!!
My PC says they're "not a valid file or archive" .... or some such - any clues?!

02 November, 2008 15:35  

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