Kickin' Up The Sawdust

Caught Riding A Bicycle.....
The Alchemist Of Electric Morris
Fairport Convention
Steeleye Span
No Roses
Battle of the Field
The Compleat Dancing Master
The Etchingham Steam Band
Morris On
The Prospect Before Us
Live At The BBC: 1977/1982
Rattlebone and Ploughjack
Kickin' Up The Sawdust
Rise Up Like The Sun
Lark Rise To Candleford
Light Shining
Shuffle Off !
Under The Rose
A Christmas Present From The Albion Band
Stella Maris
The Wild Side Of Town
Live At The Cambridge Folk Festival
I Got New Shoes
An Hour with Cecil Sharp & Ashley Hutchings
Give Me a Saddle, I'll Trade You a Car
Sway With Me
Before Us Stands Yesterday
Christmas Album
Along The Downs
Street Cries
The BBC Sessions
An Evening With The Albion Band
Human Nature
As I Cycled Out On A May Morning
Visions of The Daughters of Albion
The Albion Band: The Final Round Up
Some Colours Fly
The Knitting Song and About Dawn
Rainbow Chasers Alive and Well
A Brilliant Light
The Albion Christmas Band
Albion Links

Kickin' Up The Sawdust 1977 [click for larger]
Harvest SHSP4073 1977

Produced by Ashley Hutchings
Engineers: Jerry Boys, Vic Gramm
Recorded at Sawmills Studio, Golant, Cornwall and Sound Techniques, London
Special thanks are due to John Tams and Eddie Upton for their assistance in the planning of the album, and to David Busby for the cooking.

the ensemble

Bob Cann, melodeon, calling;
Jimmy Cooper, hammer dulcimer;
John Tams, melodeon, mouth organ;
Terry Potter, mouth organ;
Michael Hebbert, duet concertina, synthesiser;
Peter Bullock, clarinet, baritone saxophone, piano, synthesiser;
John Rodd, anglo concertina;
Graeme Taylor, electric and acoustic guitars;
Ashley Hutchings, electric bass guitar;
Michael Gregory, drums, tambourine

sleeve notes
This album of tunes for dancing features traditional and revivalist musicians playing together (some of the latter using electric instruments). Most of the recordings were made at sessions in Cornwall's Sawmill Studio. Hidden away as it is up a creek off the River Fowey, Sawmills is not the sort of studio you come across every day. It is in fact a converted sawmill (pictured at the turn of the century on the fron cover) and is totally inaccessible by road. You either have to take a boat down the river and up the creek or walk along an old rail-track which about three times a day groans under the weight of a consignment of fresh clay transported in clattering old wagons. Needless to say, recording stops when the wagons hove in view. The sessions were great fun and consequently the music that came out of them is just right for dancing. So form up sets everyone!

[Ashley Hutchings]

Side 1
La Russe:
 La Russe / Cadum Woods /
Blueball Polka(4:25)
Buttered Peas(3:50) 
Hullichan Jig(2:25) 
Waves of Joy:
I'm Noo Awa' Tae Bide Awa' /
Rosin the Bow /
The Minstrel Boy(4:12)
Heel-and-Toe Polka
(The Belfast Polka)(2:40) 
Tavern in the Town(2:48)
Side 2 
Double Quadrille:
 Danish Double Quadrille /
Old Comrades' March(6:15)
Jumping Joan
(The Rogue's March)(3:12)
Dorset Four-Hand Reel (2:33)
Broken Hornpipe /
Rickett's Hornpipe(5:22) 
Speed the Plough /
Dave Knick-Knack /
Far From Home(3:18) 
Cumberland Square Eight:
Cock o'the North /
My Love She's But
a Lassie Yet(3:23)  

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