Art of the Bawdy Song

The Art of the Bawdy Song

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by Baltimore Consort
     
 
Splitting its time between the Baltimore Consort and the Merry Companions, as well as their various guest performers, Art of the Bawdy Song is a series of traditional -- some even medieval -- folk songs covering all the major illicit physical pleasures: smoking, drinking, and, especially, sex. The overall tone of the

Overview

Splitting its time between the Baltimore Consort and the Merry Companions, as well as their various guest performers, Art of the Bawdy Song is a series of traditional -- some even medieval -- folk songs covering all the major illicit physical pleasures: smoking, drinking, and, especially, sex. The overall tone of the performances isn't quite as lustily exuberant as one might imagine, but there's still plenty of bawdiness to keep things engaging.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/11/1993
Label:
Dorian Recordings
UPC:
0053479015525
catalogNumber:
90155
Rank:
327551

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Aniseed Robin
  2. Cuckolds all a-row, folk song
  3. I gave her cakes and I gave her ale, catch for 3 voices, Z. 256
  4. Taking His Beer with Old Anacharsis
  5. Fye nay prithee John
  6. Cold and Raw
  7. The Miller's daugter riding, catch for 3 voices, Z. 277
  8. Will Said to His Mammy
  9. The Old Fumbler
  10. Walking in a meadowe greene, folk song
  11. Celia Learning on the Spinnet
  12. Tom the Taylor
  13. My lady's coachman, John, catch for 3 voices, Z. 260
  14. Irish jig or The night ramble
  15. Come sirrah Jack, hoe, madrigal for 3 voices
  16. Dainty fine aniseed water fine
  17. Most Men Do Love the Spanish Wine
  18. Argeers
  19. Gathering Peascods
  20. My Lady and Her Maid
  21. As Roger last night to Jenny lay close, catch for 3 voices, Z. 242
  22. Pox on you for a fop, catch for 3 voices, Z. 268
  23. Ladie lie near me, for lute
  24. Tis women makes us love
  25. Sir Walter enjoying his damsel, catch for 3 voices, Z. 273
  26. My Thing Is My Own
  27. La Boum, film score
  28. My Man John Had a Thing That Was Long
  29. When First Amyntas Sued for a Kiss
  30. More Palatino (Van de Lombart)
  31. Poor Owen
  32. Where They Drank
  33. Come, let us drink, catch for 3 voices and continuo, Z. 245

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Baltimore Consort   Primary Artist,Ensemble,Track Performer
Peter Becker   Baritone (Vocal)
Mary Anne Ballard   Fiddle,Viola
Ronn McFarlane   Lute
Paul Shipper   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Baritone (Vocal)
Mark Cudek   Guitar,Recorder,Cittern
Larry Lipkis   Recorder,Viola Da Gamba
Alexander Blachly   Baritone (Vocal)
Webb Wiggins   Tambourine,Virginal
Custer LaRue   Soprano (Vocal)
Merry Companions   Ensemble,Track Performer
James F. Weaver   Baritone (Vocal)
Chris Norman   Flute,Penny Whistle
Robert McFarland   Lute

Technical Credits

Craig D. Dory   Engineer
Brian C. Peters   Engineer
Mary Anne Ballard   Liner Notes
Ronn McFarlane   Producer
David H. Walters   Engineer
Douglas Brown   Producer,Engineer
Brian M. Levine   Executive Producer
Garard Von Honthorst   Paintings
Lorenzo Labbrobacio   Contributor
Chris Norman   Contributor

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The Art of the Bawdy Song 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Extremely well done. This group has captured the heart and soul of the English tavern ballad. It's gutsy, earthy and downright delightfull to hear. Best when taken before a blazing fire on a snowy eve with drink and wench well in hand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Baltimore Consort and the Merry Companions are full of fun in this recording, both blatant and tongue-in-cheek. Soprano Custer La Rue and the instrumentalists of the Consort are joined by a quartet of classical male singers (Peter Becker, Alexander Blachly, Paul Shipper and James Weaver) with quite a theatrical sense of humor. The two groups take turns presenting ribald tavern songs of merry old England, interspersed by light, catchy instrumentals listed in the credits as the ¿Prelewd¿, the ¿Interlewd¿ and a ¿Fresh Ayre¿. Especially amusing are the ¿catches¿ or rounds, and the new meanings that result from the staggering of words when several different verses are all sung together. It sounds silly, and is silly, but that¿s the point of it all--celebrating the ¿earthier flavor¿ of life 17th and 18th century England. My copy came with a parental advisory sticker stuck fast to the case, but my mother didn¿t seem overly concerned, and in fact enjoyed it too when I played it for her! For more fun Renaissance vocals, both salacious and serious, try ¿All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals¿ by the King¿s Singers, and ¿The King¿s Singers¿ Madrigal History Tour: Italy, England, France, Spain, Germany¿ by the King¿s Singers and the Consort of Musicke.