Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Songwainers

"The Songwainers" (1971 Argo ZFB31)

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Originaly posted by Reynardine:
http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.jp/2009/01/songwainers.html

This I believe was the only recording of the Songwainers from Cheltenham - but what a classic. Their setting of John Barleycorn (to the tune of We Plough The Fields And Scatter) has now entered the tradition. One of the finest harmony groups of the 60s and 70s.

Singers
Ken Langsbury: Baritone
Ron Taylor: Tenor
Dave Stephenson: Bass

Sorry the quality is not up to my usual but the songs really do make up for it.

DL


Son of Dave Stephenson (bass singer) said at original post:
Adrian Stephenson said...
Given that Dave Stephenson was my dad - and I remember the Songwainers rehearsing in my front room (above my bedroom) - with itinerant guests like John & Beverly Martyn, Roy Harper, Maddy & Steeleye Span, Ashley Hutchings - I thank y'all for the comments. We have burned the LP to CD (if you're interested) Contact justacog@astephenson.org

I remember dad (Dave) joking that the Albion Band had nicked one of their songs - including the 'bum' notes they played at the time. Ironically, as I got older I realised that I really liked folk / folk rock. Heaven forbid I'd ever admit this to dad, tho.!
(13 JANUARY, 2013)

And also:
JacOak said...
No need for me to listen - see the man on the cover, second from the left? That's my late grandfather. Great to see someone who knows of the band.
(02 OCTOBER, 2009)

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