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Folk & Jazz fan, specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would prefer to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I am open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier has the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I am prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I receive a decent quality scan of the front, back and any relevant information that comes with the LP, preferably at least 2400 by 2400 quality, (600DPI scans for back) along with the sound files in FLAC format as waves are a bit too large to transfer. Then I will check their suitability for restoration. I try to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I feel the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this is just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves, with information relevant to their prime function, that of providing the disc-jockies with basic details to pass on to listeners. I do wonder what happened to all the original artwork?

Saturday, 6 December 2008

High Level Ranters "Ranting Lads" Topic (1976)

This is an album of Songs from the North East of England, typically TYNESIDE

Performed by:

Alistair Anderson: English Concertina, Vocal.
Tom Gilfellon: Vocal, Guitar, Citern.
Johnny Handle: Vocal, Accordion, Piano, Northumbrian Pipes.
Colin Ross: Vocal, Fiddle, Hardanger Fiddle, Northumbrian Pipes,
Whistle, Gew-gaw.


Fairly Shot of Her / Wife of My Own / Dance to your Daddy
Lass Doon on the Quay / Kielder Hunt / Alston Flower Show
Jane of Biddlestone / Fortune Turns the Wheel / Fenwick of Bywell
Elsie Marley / Hoop Her and Gird Her / Captain Bover
Here’s the Tender Coming / Success to the Fleet / Proudlock’s Hornpipe
Hesleyside Reel / Stanley Market / Marquis of Waterford / Bottle Bank / Hawk.

The quality of this rip is not up to current standards, it was collected on one of my Australian trips, recorded on a laptop PC with a conventional 16 bit sound system.

However it was recorded at 320k and that is how it is presented here, with front artwork.

OLD Download link: 
NON EXISTENT LINK Digital-Think-Indi site re-organised
NEW Download Link HERE

Please note that this is NOT the album issued by Veteran records with a similar cover picture
that is "Along the Coaly Tyne", see their TOPIC catalogue for more info about that CD.


That CD (TSCD498) has similar artists. ALONG THE COALY TYNE:

Old and new songs from the Northeast, including such characteristic and well-loved pieces as Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie Hinny and Dance to Yer Daddy. The singers are Louis Killen and Johnny Handle and Tom Gilfellon of the High Level Ranters, accompanied by themselves and fellow Ranters Colin Ross and Alistair Anderson.


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Ailis said...

Hi Gonzo, congrats with your blog, looks very promising !!!
Count me in as a regular visitor ;))

Anonymous said...

Hi Gonzo,
Good luck with the new blog - already some gems which you've shared!
Any chance of some Cheviot Ranters albums?, always thought they were very underrated.

cluiche said...

Total agreement Gonzo, great start to your blog

cianfulli said...

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I added a link to your blog on mine

Anonymous said...

Hi Gonzo:

Congratulations on your your blog.

If possible would definitely be interested in more High Level Ranters albums from the 1970s.


Gonzo said...

Watch This Space :-))

Halewijn said...

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Sign me up here :-)

Magpie said...

Thanks for posting Ranting Lads. Alistair Anderson's concertina playing is very nice.