The Guv'nor, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The first trawl through the back pages of Ashley Hutchings, the linchpin of English folk-rock, is a very productive one. The man who helped found Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, and the Albion Band (among others) has a very full scrapbook, and this takes him all the way through it, from the very early -- and not particularly sparky -- Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra of 1966, through the glory days of folk-rock, and into the Etchingham Steam Band, an acoustic folk outfit led by Hutchings and his then-wife, Shirley Collins, before plowing deeper into Albion Band history. So what makes this different from any artist compilation? The fact that in most cases, these are previously...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The first trawl through the back pages of Ashley Hutchings, the linchpin of English folk-rock, is a very productive one. The man who helped found Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, and the Albion Band (among others) has a very full scrapbook, and this takes him all the way through it, from the very early -- and not particularly sparky -- Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra of 1966, through the glory days of folk-rock, and into the Etchingham Steam Band, an acoustic folk outfit led by Hutchings and his then-wife, Shirley Collins, before plowing deeper into Albion Band history. So what makes this different from any artist compilation? The fact that in most cases, these are previously unreleased tracks. Sometimes that's for a reason, but at other times, as on Steeleye Span's glorious a capella "Lay Down Your Weary Tune," perhaps it's only because it didn't fit in with any album release. Maybe the crowning glory is "Four Hand Reel/St. Anne's Reel," a track from the Albion Country Band, an outfit who only made one record, although No Roses was the creative zenith of English folk-rock. Here, although just instrumental, they show all the fire and creativity of that disc. More than anything, this collection picks the minor gems of Hutchings' work. The result is not only to realize what an underrated musician he is (unless flashy bass players rarely get any credit), but also how much he's done and the years he's spent at the cutting edge of folk music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5026389932324
  • Catalog Number: 1421893
  • Sales rank: 237,235

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Washington at Valley Forge
  2. 2 Some Sweet Day
  3. 3 You're Gonna Need My Help
  4. 4 Dear Landlord
  5. 5 College Grove/Silver Spear
  6. 6 Lay Down Your Weary Tune
  7. 7 Four Hand Reel/St. Anne's Reel
  8. 8 Horn Fair
  9. 9 Lament/Rotta - The Albion Dance Band
  10. 10 A Sailor's Life/One More Day
  11. 11 Bluebell
  12. 12 Six Days on the Road
  13. 13 The Albion Band Is Here Again
  14. 14 Lost in Space/Only When I Laugh
  15. 15 Elements Lament
  16. 16 Angelina
  17. 17 Three Bampton Morris Tunes
  18. 18 We Lie
  19. 19 Didn't He Ramble
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ashley Hutchings Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Upright Bass
The Albion Band Track Performer, Track Performer
Martin Carthy Guitar, Vocals
Shirley Collins Vocals
Tim Hart Dulcimer, Vocals
Sandy Denny Vocals
Maddy Prior Vocals
Steeleye Span Track Performer
Fairport Convention Track Performer
Clive Gregson Guitar
Richard Thompson Vocals, Slide Guitar
Steve Ashley Harmonica
Julie Covington Vocals
Simon Nicol Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Andy Roberts Guitar
Martin Simpson Slide Guitar
Polly Bolton Vocals
Phil Beer Fiddle, Mandolin
Peter Bullock Keyboards
Sue Draheim Fiddle
Barry Dransfield Fiddle
Judy Dyble Vocals
Trevor Foster Drums
Martin Lamble Drums
Cathy Lesurf Vocals
Dave Mattacks Drums
Ian Matthews Vocals
John Maxwell Drums, Vocals
Doug Morter Guitar, Vocals
Terry Potter Mouth Organ
Jean-Pierre Rasle Vocals, Crumhorn
John Shepherd Keyboards
John Sothcott Vielle
John Tams Vocals
Graeme Taylor Guitar
Dave Whetstone Vocals, Melodeon
Bill Zorn Vocals
Pete Zorn Bass Guitar
Etchingham Steam Band Track Performer
Julie Matthews Keyboards
Chris While Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Philip Pickett Shawm
Ric Sanders Fiddle
Ashley Reed Fiddle
John Rodd Recorder
Steve Airey Acoustic Guitar
The Albion Dance Band Track Performer
Peter Knight Fiddle, Vocals
Michael Gregory Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Simon Care Contributor
Terry Potter Contributor
Philip Pickett Contributor
David Suff Liner Notes
Carl Montgomery Composer
Earl Green Composer
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