Eliza Carthy and The Kings of Calicutt

Topic Records TSCD489 (CD, UK, 1997)


With the "Kings of Calicutt" including the bassist Barnaby Stradling, Eliza publishes in this CD a repertoire made up of British music, apart from the quite unknown Bonaparte's Retreat and Little Bear. Everything was born from the new collaboration with John MacCusker who is also the producer of this album. David Jackson and Christopher Morris are the authors of the bizarre cover art.


Insieme ai "Kings of Calicutt" del bassista Barnaby Stradling, Eliza pubblica questo CD costituti da un repertorio britannico che, se si escludono "Bonaparte's Retreat" e "Little Bear", è alquanto noto. Il tutto nasce dalla nuova collaborazione con John MacCusker che è anche il produttore di questo album. David Jackson e Christopher Morris sono gli autori della stravagante grafica di copertina.


Trip to Fowey / Cuckold Came Out of the Amery / Indian Queen (5.22) - Whirly Whorl (2.46) - Bonaparte's Retreat (4.22) - Little Bear / Wobbly Cat / Upton Stick Dance (4.00) - Mother, Go Make My Bed / Flower of Swiss Cottage (6.48) - Good Morning, Mr Walker (4.07) - Holm Band Tune / Dave Roberts' Tune / Jemima's Jug (3.39) - Sheffield Park / Polly Bishop's Slip Jig / Roger de Coverley (7.35) - Fisher Boy (3.24) - If You Will Not Have Me, You May Let Me Go / The Pullet / The Storyteller (6.19) 

Tracks 1a,c Trad. arr. Kings of Calicutt pub Mrs Casey Music
Tracks 1b, 2, 3, 4c, 5a, 8a,c, 10a,b Trad. arr. Kings of Calicutt
Track 4a Lisa Ornstein
Track 4b Saul Rose
Track 5b Eliza Carthy
Track 6 Slinger Francisco pub Warner Chappell
Tracks 7a,b Trad. arr. Saul Rose & Maclaine Colston
Track 7c Jenny Crook pub KRL
Track 8b, 10c Nancy Kerr pub Mrs Casey Music
Track 9 Trad. arr. Saul Rose & Eliza Carthy
All tracks pub Topic Records Music unless noted otherwise

Andi Wells, drums - Barnaby Stradling, bass - Saul Rose, melodeon, vocals - Maclaine Colston, hammered dulcimer, vocals, snare on Bonaparte's Retreat, wah - Eliza Carthy: fiddle, viola, mandolin, vocals, the other wah 
Guests: John McCusker, violin on Upton Stick Dance & Fisher Boy - Conrad Ivitsky, double bass on Bonaparte's Retreat, J. Simon Van Der Welt, Jak Duff & Toby Shippey, horns on Whirly Whorl & The Storyteller