|The Brazil Family: Down by the Old Riverside
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In his review, Keith Chandler
writes: This really is the most important commercial release showcasing the English tradition to have appeared in many a long day. I cannot stress it enough : absolutely essential.
Triple CD with 48 page integral booklet in DVD case: 3 CDs, 89 tracks, 195 mins.
£20.00 plus postage.
Lemmie: God Killed the Devil O / Wassail Song
Lemmie Brazil: God Killed the Devil O
or Wassail Song
This is a 3-CD set with over 100 songs, ballads and tunes from the Brazil Family of Gloucester. A unique compilation of the repertoire of a single English Gypsy family, from the collections of Peter Shepheard, Gwilym Davies, Mike Yates, Hamish Henderson and Peter Kennedy. Featuring 12 members of the Brazil Family: Danny Brazil, Harry Brazil, Lemmie Brazil, Hyram Brazil, Tom Brazil, Weenie Brazil, Alice Webb and her son, Angela Brazil, Doris Davies, Joan Taylor, Debbie and Pennie Davies.
|Daisy Chapman: Ythanside
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In their review, Alison McMorland and Geordie MacIntyre
write: A fitting memorial to a fine singer as well as a celebration of good songs and the enduring spirit which keeps them alive. We commend it unreservedly.
in his review in English Dance and Song (Autumn 2001): Rod Stradling
and Pete Shepheard
have produced a booklet for Daisy which . . . sets the gold strandard for background, history, repertoire etc . . . almost worth buying for the booklet alone.
CD with 32 page integral booklet in DVD case. 23 tracks, 68 minutes
£12.50 plus postage
The great but rarely-heard Buchan, Aberdeenshire, singer with all the 19 songs she is known to have recorded from 1965 to 1970. The nineteen tracks on this album have been trawled from the archive collections of a number of collectors and singers: Peter Hall, Hamish Henderson, Arthur Argo, Peter Shepheard, Rod and Danny Stradling, Peter Cooke and finally, from a family video. These taped 'field recordings' have been digitally remastered and are of exceptionally good technical quality.
|Wiggy Smith: Band of Gold
and other Smith Family members
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In his review Tom Walsh
writes: This is for the lover of song, sung in authentic style, no frills, no instrumental accompaniment, no artifice - just genuine. It's the best compilation of its kind I have ever heard. I can return to it again and again and hear new delights. It's that link with the past that gets me. The old tradition is faithfully reproduced, and now preserved forever : One of the most significant contributions to recorded traditional song of the last fifty years.
CD with 28 page integral booklet in DVD case. 33 tracks, 74 mins.
£12.50 plus postage.
The CD contains all the 33 songs that Wiggy Smith, Denny Smith and Biggun Smith recorded for Peter Shepheard, Mike Yates, Gwilym Davies and Paul Burgess between 1966 and 1999.
|In Memory of: Lizzie Higgins
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In his review Alasdair Maclean (The Scots Magazine)
writes: The quality shines through throughout this collection, from the tracks of muckle sangs, or songs verging on the muckle, to merry little ditties almost like interludes. A fitting celebration of a gifted traditional singer ... a collection of gems.
Double CD with 36 page integral booklet in DVD case: 2CDs, 34 tracks, 155 mins.
£16.00 plus postage.
A memorial album of this great Aberdeenshire singer - daughter of the world renowned ballad singer Jeannie Robertson, containing 34 recordings of the best of her songs not currently available on CD, many of which have never before been published. The 36-page booklet contains a brief biography and an appraisal of Lizzie's singing style by Dr Ian Olson, full song notes and transcriptions - and lots of photos.