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England

Jake Thackray

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Live at The Lobster Pot — Volume 1
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  • Live at The Lobster Pot — Volume 1
    • 2005 – Lobster Pot LPOT 1 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Family Tree
    2. Worried Brown Eyes
    3. Salvation Army Girl
    4. Leopold Alcox
    5. Castleford Ladies Magie Circle
    6. The Little Black Foal/Fine Bay Pony
    7. Lah-Di-Dah
    8. The Jolly Captain
    9. One Eyed Isaac & Greasy John
    10. It Was Only A Gypsy

  • Credits
    • Jake Thackray and Alan Williams
    • Recorded by John Oliver at The Lobster Pot Instow, in November 1975.
    • Transferred from the original 2 track masters and digitally remastered by Adrian Peregrine at Lakeview Studio, Cathedine, Powys.

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Live at The Lobster Pot — Volume 2
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  • Live at The Lobster Pot — Volume 2
    • 2005 – Lobster Pot LPOT 2 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Sister Josephine
    2. The Gorilla
    3. Over to Isobel
    4. Isabella
    5. Ladies Basic Freedoms Polka
    6. The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker
    7. The Poor Sod
    8. The Lodger
    9. Bantam Cock
    10. Grandad
    11. On Again! On Again

  • Credits
    • Jake Thackray and Alan Williams
    • Recorded by John Oliver at The Lobster Pot Instow
      • November 1975 (Tracks: 1-10)
      • October 1977 (Track: 11)
    • Transferred from the original 2 track masters and digitally remastered by Adrian Peregrine at Lakeview Studio, Cathedine, Powys.

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Live in Germany 1982
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  • Live in Germany 1982
    • 2005 - JTP02 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Intro
    2. Brother Gorilla
    3. Introducing "The Band"
    4. Worried Brown Eyes
    5. The Jolly Captain
    6. Sister Josephine
    7. Brassens
    8. Over to Isobel
    9. Isabella
    10. Big Black Tewksbury
    11. The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington
    12. Intro To "One of Them"
    13. One of Them

  • Musicians
    • Jake Thackray: Guitar, Vocal
    • Alan Williams: String Bass
  • Credits
    • Original Broadcast: BFBS "Forces Folk", 1982
    • Remastering: David Shearer at Norwick Mastering
    • Producer: Ian Burdon for the Jake Thackray Project.
    • Illustration © Ian Burdon 2005.
    • Design © Sneakytrick 2005
    • Recordings used by permission of the Jake Thackray estate.
    • All rights reserved.
    • Rights administered by Bucks Music Group Limited.

Sleeve Notes

This CD is a remastered copy of a broadcast show by Jake on the British Forces Broadcasting Service programme “Forces Folk” in 1982. The show captures Jake in his prime with a responsive audience, accompanied by his long term bass player Alan Williams and features eight songs and some classic banter with the audience.

This is the second release under the auspices of the Jake Thackray Project which exists to try and keep Jake's songs alive and available to admirers old and new.

Any profits from this release will go into a fund to secure the rights to other performances for future release.

Information of this release comes from the Jake Thackray website.

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Live at the Unicorn
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  • Live at the Unicorn
    • 2009 – JTP03 DVD

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  • Track List:
    1. The Blacksmith And The Toffeemaker
    2. Worried Brown Eyes
    3. The Jolly Captain
    4. Sister Josephine
    5. The Remembrance
    6. Tortoise
    7. Our Dog
    8. Lah-Di-Dah
    9. It Was Only A Gypsy
    10. Bantam Cock
    11. The Kiss
    12. One Of Them
    13. The Bull
    14. To Do With You
    15. On Again! On Again!
    16. The Hair Of The Widow Of Bridlington
    17. Dans L'Eau De La Claire Fontaine

  • Credits
    • Recorded at The Unicorn Hotel, Somerton,30th September, 1989
    • Original recording by Gordon Rowe, used with kind permission from Dick Carlyon
    • Sound restoration and 5.1 mix by Alan Snelling
    • Edited and authored for DVD by Jamie Mccoan
    • Project initiated and footage sourced by Gordon Tennent
    • Clearances, copyright, project co-ordination: Paul Thompson
    • Distribution and finances: David McGovern
    • With thanks to Ian Burdon, Malcolm Jeffrey and Phil McGinity
    • Cover and booklet by SneakyTrick
    • Back cover photo by Ian Watson
    • Front cover image by Ian Burdon
    • Thanks also to Simon Platz and Bucks Music on behalf of the Jake Thackray Estate for allowing the release of this performance.

  • Notes:
    • 30th September, 1989: a skittle alley, a packed audience and an evening of pure Thackray magic.
    • Any profits from this release will go into a fund to secure the rights to other performances for future release.
    • Information of this release comes from the Jake Thackray website.

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