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CategoryRock/Pop Albums, Classical CDs, Folk, Bluegrass, British Folk

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Rough Music by Eliza Carthy was released Jun 21, 2005 on the Topic label. Eliza Carthy officially inherits the British folk crown from her parents with the willfully traditional Rough Music. Described in the liner notes as "a form of community punishment practiced all over England" (basically a public beating for a heinous social crime), Rough Music sounds like a lost pre-percussion Steeleye Span record filtered through A.L. Lloyd's whaling collection Leviathan! Carthy's strong fiddling and powerful vocals -- she really is beginning to surpass Norma -- are ably enhanced by the chiseled performance of her backing band, the Ratcatchers. Together they celebrate longstanding English traditions like public execution ("Turpin Hero"), syphilis ("The Unfortunate Lass"), and alcohol ("Tom Brown") with equal parts reverence, earnestness, and mischief. Primarily arranged for violin, viola, double bass, and melodeon, Rough Music also features lovely a cappella cuts like "Maid on the Shore" and enough fiery instrumentals to keep your feet on the cobblestones during the long walk home from the pub. In fact, there's not a moment on Rough Music that isn't essential listening. Highly recommended. ~ James Christopher Monger Eliza Carthy is probably the biggest star to have emerged from the British folk scene in the last decade. Daughter of folk icons Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson and a member of the famed folk group Waterson:Carthy, she has made a solo career which has w Recording information: Bamboo, Borders. Author: Colin Chapman.   ...See Full Description

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1Turpin Hero
Eliza Carthy
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2King James Version
Eliza Carthy
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3Cobbler's Hornpipe
Eliza Carthy
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4Gallant Hussar
Eliza Carthy
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5Upside Down: Double Lead Through / Highland Mary / Dear Tobacco
Eliza Carthy
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Eliza Carthy
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7Unfortunate Lass
Eliza Carthy
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8Scan Tester's Country Stepdance / Lemmy Brazil's No. 2
Eliza Carthy
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9Maid on the Shore
Eliza Carthy
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10Mr. McCusker and Mr. McGoldrick's English Choice
Eliza Carthy
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11Tom Brown
Eliza Carthy
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Rough Music Product Details

CD Universe Part number6841131
Orig Year2005
Catalog number554
Release DateJun 21, 2005
ProducerEliza Carthy; Ben Ivitsky; Eliza Carthy; Ben Ivitsky
EngineerEliza Carthy; Jon Boden; Ben Ivitsky; John Spiers
Recording Time49 minutes
PersonnelJohn Spiers - vocals, accordion, bandoneon, melodeon, hand claps
Ben Ivitsky - vocals, guitar, hurdy-gurdy, viola, whistle, hand claps
Heather Macleod - vocals
Mattie Foulds - snare drum
Eliza Carthy - vocals, guitar, fiddle
Fay Hield
Jon Boden - vocals, guitar, fiddle, concertina, double bass, tambourine, hand claps
Lorna MacDonald - bass trombone
Willy Molleson

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