Tale of Ale: The Story of the Englishman and His Beer

The Tale of Ale: The Story of the Englishman and His Beer

by Vic Gammon And Friends
     
 
With a lineup that includes such British folk heavies as Peter Bellamy, Robin Dransfield, and Eddie Upton, it's hard not to hold Free Reed's The Tale of Ale: The Story of the Englishman and His Beer

Overview

With a lineup that includes such British folk heavies as Peter Bellamy, Robin Dransfield, and Eddie Upton, it's hard not to hold Free Reed's The Tale of Ale: The Story of the Englishman and His Beer up to some of the genre's other great alcohol-inspired collections like A.L. Lloyd's English Drinking Songs and the Clancy Brothers' Come Fill Your Glass with Us. This collection of songs and stories about "the English and their beer" from folklorist Vic Gammon was originally released in 1977. This 2007 reissue includes the remastered double LP in its entirety, as well as all of the original song-by-song liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Free Reed Us Release
UPC:
0020286106722
catalogNumber:
4
Rank:
137659

Tracks

  1. Bring Us in Good Ale
  2. Andrew Boorde on Ale
  3. Jolly Good Ale and Old
  4. "He That Buys Land"
  5. The Merry Fellows
  6. Soldiers Three
  7. Tapster, Drinker
  8. The Tunnying of Elynour Rummyng
  9. Andrew Boorde on Beer
  10. London's Ordinary
  11. Epitaph
  12. Of Honest Malt Liquor
  13. The Malt's Come Down
  14. Stubbes on Drunkenness
  15. Good Ale for My Money
  16. The Excise Ballad
  17. The Porter Scene from Macbeth
  18. Peas, Beans, Oats and the Barley
  19. Now Harvest Is Over
  20. The British Toper
  21. Nottingham Ale
  22. Bickerdyke on Temperance
  23. O Ale AB Alendo
  24. John Barleycorn
  25. Ye Mar'ners All
  26. Epitaph/Poor Tom Is Dead and Gone
  27. Poor Tom Is Dead and Gone
  28. Don't Go out Tonight, Dear Father
  29. The Drunkard's Looking Glass
  30. Ale, Ale, Glorious Ale
  31. I Likes a Drop of Good Beer
  32. The Carter's Health
  33. Hey, John Barleycorn
  34. Here's a Health to the Mistress
  35. Meux's Porter Vat
  36. A Pot of Porter Oh
  37. I've Been to France/Here's a Health Unto Our Master
  38. The Man That Waters the Worker's Beer
  39. October Brew
  40. John Appleby
  41. Epitaph
  42. Charley Mopps
  43. This Is Our Mistress' Health
  44. Michael Blann's Drinking Song
  45. The British Toper

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vic Gammon And Friends   Primary Artist
William Rushton   Readings
Barry Dransfield   Fiddle
David Maxwell   Voices
Eddie Upton   Choir, Chorus
Will Duke   Bandoneon,Anglo Concertina,Mouth Organ
Vic Gammon   Banjo,Concertina,Choir, Chorus,Cittern,Melodeon
Ian Russell   Trombone,Choir, Chorus,Tenor Banjo
Keith Phillips   Fiddle
Joby Blanshard   Readings
Kathryn Cox   Recorder
Rory Forsyth   Bassoon
Pam Gilder   Choir, Chorus
Geoff Hedger   Piano,Accompaniment
Sheila Magill   Percussion,Concertina
Penny Maxwell   Voices
John Mingay   Voices
Tony Pepler   Percussion,Help
Michael Smee   Readings

Technical Credits

Peter Bellamy   Contributor
Roy Harris   Contributor
Barry Dransfield   Composer
Robin Dransfield   Contributor
Nic Kinsey   Producer,Engineer
Eddie Upton   Contributor
Peter Wood   Contributor
John Foreman   Contributor
Vic Gammon   Arranger,Writer,Liner Notes
Neil Wayne   Producer
Sue Dransfield   Cover Design
Pam Gilder   Contributor
Geoff Hedger   Composer
Musica Inebriata   Composer
Oriana   Contributor
Pump and Pluck Band   Composer

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