Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

HARRY COX ~ THE BONNY LABOURING BOY TSCD512D 

Harry Cox is, simply, the most important and the finest among the great English traditional singers. This release brings together 54 tracks from recordings made between 1945 and 1970 to produce a 2 CD set. Combined with a 60 page booklet containing a detailed biography, extensive notes and song texts, the result is over 2 hours of previously unissued recordings.

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  • “The quality of the repertoire and the standard of the singing are quite breathtaking. Even amongst the high standards that Topic have been setting in their recent releases of traditional music, this is outstanding” - FRoots Magazine
  • “Should be owned by anyone who professes an interest in English traditional song” - The Living Tradition Magazine
  • “an awesome 54-track compilation of one of the greatest traditional singers of them all – essential” Colin Irwin/Mojo
  • “A truly worthy testament to Harry’s remarkable, majestic…style…. superb quality of the remastering” Rock’n'Reel

CD 1
“You must get the tune first… “
2  The Female Drummer
3 “People what don’t like to hear an old song… “
4  Two Jolly Butchers
5  Polka (melodeon)
6 “When I sing a song my mind is on it… “
7  Bold Archer
8  There’s Bound to be a Row
9  Betsy the Servant Maid
10  Firelock Stile
11  The Green Mossy Banks of the Lee
12  The Pretty Ploughboy (song/fiddle)
13  The Watercress Girl
14  A Week’s Matrimony
15  The Black Velvet Band
16  A Hornpipe (fiddle)
17  The Maid of Australia
18  Alone, Alone in London
19  Miss Doxy
20  The Bonny Labouring Boy
21  The Good Luck Ship
22  The Fowler
23  In Scarborough Fair Town
24  I Had an Old Hoss
25  The Green Bed
26 A Jig (melodeon)
27  The Bold Drover
CD 2
1  Georgie
2  A Schottische (melodeon)
3  Black-Hearted Gypsies 0
4  The Rigs of the Times
5  The Grand Hotel
6  The Transports (song/fiddle)
7  Where the Shamrocks Grow
8  Barton Broad Ditty
9  Adieu to Old England
10  Bold Fisherman
11  A Polka (fiddle)
12  Ekefield Town
13  A Happy Family
14  Old Joe, the Boat is Going Over (melodeon)
15  Blackberry Fold
16  They Told Me in the Gaol
17  The Fowler (fiddle)
18  Colin and Phoebe
19  Jack Tar on Shore
20  The Turkish Lady
21  A Slow Stepdance Tune (melodeon)
22  Lost Lady Found
23  Coming Home from the Wake
24  The Poacher’s Fate
25  The Poor Smuggler’s Boy
26  A Hornpipe (dancing doll & voice)
27  The Bonny Bunch of Roses 0

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