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John Langstaff Sings - Archival Folk Collection - John Langstaff

John Langstaff
Release Date: 11/02/2004 
Label:  Revels Records   Catalog #: 6  
Number of Discs: 4 
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Before John Langstaff and his daughter Carol founded Revels in 1971, he was a world-renowned baritone who played a major role in the revivals of British and American folk music. His vocal style is an exquisite marriage of pristine classical technique and the honest charms of folk melody. These timeless recordings are made available on CD for the first time, fully remastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, with updated liner notes by Langstaff himself. Set includes The Water is Wide, At the Foot of Yonders Mountain, Nottamun Town and The Lark in the Morn.

"A perfect middle ground between decorous classicism and rustic authenticity...classic recordings. Very highly recommended." - All Music Guide
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Track Listing

Disc 1:
1. O Waly, Waly, folk song
2. Carrion Crow, folk song, The
3. All 'Round My Hat I Will Wear a Green Willow, folk song
4. Cruel Mother, folk song for voice & piano, The (Folksongs from Newfoundland, Vol. 1/2)
5. Farmer's Curst Wife, folk song, The
6. I will give my love an apple, folk song for unison chorus & piano (Folksongs for Schools No. 6)
7. Lord Rendall, folk song
8. Billy Boy, song (Thaunton, Massachusetts)
9. Croodin' Doo, folk song, The
10. John Barleycorn, folk song
11. Lovers' Tasks, The (The Elfin Knight), traditional song
12. Green Wedding, The (English), folk song
13. She's Like the Swallow
14. John Riley, folksong

Disc 2: 1. Virginian Folk songs (5) with a dedication to L. B. P., for baritone & piano, Op. 34: Bonnie Wee Thing (Dedication to L.B.P.)
2. Virginian Folk songs (5) with a dedication to L. B. P., for baritone & piano, Op. 34: Pretty Sally
3. Virginian Folk songs (5) with a dedication to L. B. P., for baritone & piano, Op. 34: The Two Brothers
4. Virginian Folk songs (5) with a dedication to L. B. P., for baritone & piano, Op. 34: The Deaf Woman's Courtship
5. Virginian Folk songs (5) with a dedication to L. B. P., for baritone & piano, Op. 34: At The Foot Of Yonders Mountain
6. Virginian Folk songs (5) with a dedication to L. B. P., for baritone & piano, Op. 34: The Rich Old Lady
7. There Was A Man In Our Town, for voice & piano
8. Baby Bunting, for voice & piano
9. When I Was A Little Boy, for voice & piano
10. Rosey Boy, Posey Boy, for voice & piano
11. Frog Went Courtin', for voice & piano, The
12. Dæmon Lover, for piano, The
13. Jockie to the Fair, for piano
14. Pretty Sally, for piano

Disc 3:
1. False Knight Upon the Road, The
2. Little Turtle Dove, The
3. Seventeen Come Sunday
4. Sir Patrick Opens
5. Blow Away the Morning Dew, folk song
6. Trees They Grow So High, folk song, The
7. Crawfish Man's Street Cry, The
8. She Moved through the Fair, folk song
9. Golden Vanity, The
10. Rich Old Lady, The
11. Nottamun Town
12. John Barleycorn, folk song
13. Jolly Ploughboy, folk song for male chorus or unison chorus & piano, The (Folksongs for Schools No. 1)
14. St. James Hospital
15. brisk young widow, for voice & piano, The (Folk Songs, Vol. 5)
16. Six Dukes Went A-Fishin', folk song

Disc 4: 1. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
2. Bingo
3. I Wish I Was a Child Again
4. Hares on the Mountain
5. Two Magicians, The
6. Trees They Do Grow High, The
7. Lady Maisry
8. Edward
9. As I Walked Through the Meadows
10. Lark in the Morn, The
11. Gypsy Laddie, The
12. Go and Tell Aunt Nancy, The
13. Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry me?
14. Cripple Creek Girls
15. Tottenham Toad, The
16. Frog in the Well, The (Virginia variant)
17. Dance to Your Daddy, folk song
18. As I Was Going to Banbury
19. Swapping Song, The
20. Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron
21. O My Love, Will You Wear Red?
22. Frog and the Mouse, The (English variant)
23. Cocky Robin
24. What'll We Do With the Baby?
25. Mocking Bird, The (Hush Up, Baby)
26. Bye, Bye Baby
27. Tiny Man
28. Weekdays and Sundays
29. Oh Jacky, Stand Still
30. Turn Round, Turn Round
31. Basket Full of Nuts, A
32. Our Baby Prince
33. All the Ducks
34. Polly Perkin
35. Follow the Leader
36. Poor Doggie
37. Baby's Song

Personnel: Martin Best (guitar); Nancy Woodbridge, John Powell, Judith Gordon, Sam Mason, Gerald Moore (piano).

Liner Note Authors: Maud Karpeles; George Martin; Douglas Kennedy; Malcolm Taylor.

Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (1949-1961); The Music Room, Arlington, MA (1949-1961).

Director: Pamela Emerson.

Arrangers: John Powell; Cecil Sharp.
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