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Stan Ellison - where is he now?

Stokey Folkie 16 Mar 08 - 06:39 PM
Geoff the Duck 17 Mar 08 - 05:58 AM
GUEST,Ray 17 Mar 08 - 12:05 PM
Stokey Folkie 17 Mar 08 - 05:39 PM
GUEST,Neil Torbett 17 Apr 08 - 04:46 AM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 26 Apr 08 - 10:21 AM
Les in Chorlton 26 Apr 08 - 12:18 PM
GUEST,blinddrunkal 10 Sep 10 - 10:34 AM
blinddrunkal 10 Sep 10 - 12:08 PM
Mr Happy 24 Mar 11 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Phil gray 14 Mar 15 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 17 Mar 15 - 01:58 AM
Les in Chorlton 17 Mar 15 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,Emily 17 Mar 15 - 12:32 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 18 Mar 15 - 07:45 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Mar 15 - 08:25 AM
GUEST 18 Mar 15 - 09:44 AM
Les in Chorlton 18 Mar 15 - 10:16 AM
GUEST,dermot 08 Jul 15 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,Stan 08 Jul 15 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Dermot 31 Jul 15 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 31 Jul 15 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Tony Mannion 08 Feb 18 - 05:32 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 10 Feb 18 - 03:44 PM
GUEST,dermot 23 Jul 18 - 09:45 AM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 24 Jul 18 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,Marian 24 Jul 18 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,Stan Ellison 25 Jul 18 - 10:16 AM
theleveller 25 Jul 18 - 11:42 AM
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Subject: Stan Ellison
From: Stokey Folkie
Date: 16 Mar 08 - 06:39 PM

I was taught folk guitar by Stan Ellison in Manchester over 20 years ago, and I often wonder where he is now and if he's still performing. He was a great singer and incredible guitarist, wrote or at least arranged 'July Wakes' (Threads, passim) and recorded with Lea Nicholson (they are both credited for 'Song For a Dead Mole' on the Scarborough Fair folk compilation cd of a year or two back). Other than that, no trace... Would be good to know if he's still about. Incidentally, my virtuosity on the guitar plateau'd at the exact point I stopped taking lessons from him, so I could probably do with paying him for a couple more...


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 05:58 AM

I just did a search of past mudcat threads and the name has been mentioned several times as writing the music for July Wakes. Nobody appeared to actually know him, but there are new members all the time, so maybe you will have better luck now.
One suggestion made was to try e-mailing Mike Harding's folk programme on the chance that Harding might have known him at the time he recorded July Wakes.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 12:05 PM

I've often wondered what happened to "Black" Stan. Not seen him in years. I assume Mike would remember him they were from the same era. I seem to remember he made a living as a scaffolder?
Ray


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Stokey Folkie
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 05:39 PM

Thanks. The Mike Harding route is a good call...


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Neil Torbett
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 04:46 AM

I was very close to Stan during the 70's when I lived in Whalley Range in Manchester. I was at the Transatlantic sessions with him and Lea, and was part of the chorus on the inimitable "God bless the unemployed"(my one and only claim to fame). Stan taught me just about all I know about folk guitar. He was an amazing musician. Practiced 10 hours a day till his fingers bled!! Wrote some brilliant songs which one day I hope will be heard again. We had some amazing times together. I moved away and lost touch but last thing I heard was he was still alive and kicking musical ass in Beswick? Manchester. I'd love to meet up with him again, he was an inspiration. Good on yer Stan.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 10:21 AM

Hi folks. I'm alive and well, living in Manchester. You can contact me at stan.ellison@virgin.net


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 12:18 PM

Stan perhaps you could be tempted to drop in on Chorlton Folk Club?

Every Thursday at the Cricket Club on Ellesmere Road or the First Wednesday Singaround at the Beech on beech Road?

Cheers

Les


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,blinddrunkal
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 10:34 AM

Is Stan Ellison the same "Black Stan" who used to play in The Cross Keys on Broad Street Salford - a heavy beard ('though he often wore aftershave)- I last met him, clean shaven, in The Salutation with his guitar "pupil" Dave Scott..... oh and he fell off his stool too.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: blinddrunkal
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 12:08 PM

didn't think I was a "guest" - thought I'd moved in!


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 08:13 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI9MzZaqAW4


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Phil gray
Date: 14 Mar 15 - 05:36 PM

I played, along with Stan and other musicians, at an old folks home in South Manchester in about 1969 or 70. My strongest memory is of one of the old guys shouting "when's the bingo?" In the gap between songs. We all went back to Dave Bullock's house and jammed for hours. Stan taught me to play 'Ain't She Sweet' and I got to play his ancient and war torn Gibson. A great picker.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 17 Mar 15 - 01:58 AM

Hi. I remember selling that old Gibson to a friend called Phil all those years ago. Was that you? If so do you still have it and could I buy it back? From what I know now it probably needs a neck reset and a replacement bridge. Still I never got a better guitar.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 17 Mar 15 - 10:55 AM

Hi Stan, you dropped in at The Dulcimer in Chorlton last year. We are back in the Beech for now - it would be good to see you again Stan and hear that amazing mando-guitar that you brought.

Best wishes
pp The Beech Band

Current Home


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Emily
Date: 17 Mar 15 - 12:32 PM

i'm very curious too ;)












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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 07:45 AM

Hi Les.

It's back to Wednesdays too isn't it? I've been waiting until it gets a bit warmer and rumour has it that the Beech gets a bit crowded and the natives aren't always friendly. Is it true?


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 08:25 AM

Hi Stan, we are back in the Beech on Wednesdays. We are in the Snug but it was only crowded on the night of our 6th Birthday of tunes - around 40 people turned up and the staff were a bit harassed. It's a great little room in a great little pub - give it a go as soon as you can

Songs 1st & 3rd, tunes 2nd & 4th


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 09:44 AM

So it's songs tonight and tunes next week? If it's not bad weather I'll try next week.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Mar 15 - 10:16 AM

Xlnt


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,dermot
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 11:21 AM

Back in 1982 I use to have guitar lessons from Stan. He was, and I am sure still is, a simply marvellous musician. I was far to shy to play in front of him which was just fine as I got to listen to him for much of the lesson - the best gig in town! Hope you are well Stan and thanks for the encouragement and brilliant lessons.
dermot, kery, ireland.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 11:26 AM

Hi Dermot. Nice to hear from you. Send me a PM with your Email and I'll get in touch.

Stan


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Dermot
Date: 31 Jul 15 - 05:31 PM

Hi Stan, Tried your email address at Virgin but the message failed. Here's mine dbronder@fastmail.fm


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 31 Jul 15 - 06:24 PM

Hi Dermot, email sent.

Cheers

Stan


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Tony Mannion
Date: 08 Feb 18 - 05:32 PM

Stan, where are ya,?. I sang the 'Magpie' in a session de udder night in Nuts Ford . And it went down a bomb! Jeez I'd give a lot to meet you again, Anton Mannion. (Still gigging)


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 10 Feb 18 - 03:44 PM

Hi Tony. It's been a long time. It's good to hear you are still gigging.

I've not gigged for some years now but I'm still playing. I might get out again when it gets warmer.

Cheers

Stan


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,dermot
Date: 23 Jul 18 - 09:45 AM

STAN,
    We've got a garden full of vegetables just dying for a tune.
Whenever I play anything for them they try and bury themselves back into the ground!Also we have bucket loads of your favourite beer ....
FREE BEER!
There are flights from manchester to shannon and cork or if your
rich you could take the ferry and drive across Ireland till you
reach the west.
More importantly I am on the verge of mastering that demon C chord
and I feel your presence could inspire me to finally make it!
How is recording the new songs and multipart guitar
tunes going.Would love to see you over here one day.
dermot and rosemarie


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 24 Jul 18 - 11:03 AM

Hi Dermot. Nice to hear from you. Thanks for the invite. It's too hot to do anything right now and sadly that includes recording and visiting. I recorded some songs a couple of years ago but I'm not about to let anyone hear them. I've made some videos containing notation and tab synced to a recorded track. Here's one;

The Downfall of the Ginn

Cheers

Stan


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Marian
Date: 24 Jul 18 - 06:47 PM

Stan, I remember you well from some heady days in Tufnell Park in the 1970s. I believe I treated you very badly around 1972 when I refused you and Lea Nicholson the sublet of my flat in Burghley Road whilst I went to Morocco with my then Irish bf Florence and let it instead to someone less worthy who made a complete mess of it. There was also someone called Sid who liased with everyone. You probably don't remember me, I have always loved traditional music but never acquired any competency in performing myself. Nice to know you're still around and sorry again about the flat!


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 25 Jul 18 - 10:16 AM

Hi Marian.

I thought that I had been sacked by 1972 but, of course, I was 'there at the time' so don't really remember it. I certainly remember Sid. Was it Sid who signed on as a dancing bear? I also remember someone signing on as a shepherd. Not much call for that in London. I don't remember plans for a flat for me and Lee either so less need for you to feel sorry.

Cheers

Stan


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: theleveller
Date: 25 Jul 18 - 11:42 AM

Strangely, I wrote the sleeve notes for God Bless the Unemployed. Not that I ever met you - I just knew the guy who designed the cover. I still have my copy somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,DERMOT
Date: 25 Jul 18 - 12:30 PM

THE GINN SOUNDS LOVELY STAN. I ALWAYS ADMIRED THAT PERCUSSIVE BOUNCE
IN YOUR PLAYING. STRONG HANDS!
AND I'LL KEEP PESTERING YOU TO VISIT ASWELL!
THESE DAYS I TEND TO LISTEN MORE TO CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE SACRED MUSIC OF TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA.I KEEP AWAY FROM THE LYRICS WHICH ARE BASED ON CATHOLIC LITURGY AND SERVICES AND JUST MARVEL AT THE BEAUTY OF THE VOICES.
WHO WERE THESE VIRTUOSO VIOLIN COMPOSERS YOU MENTIONED?
OH AND HAVE YOU HEARD ANY OF THE SLACK STRING HAWAI'I GUITAR PLAYERS.
THEY SEEM TO USE A CAPO TO RETUNE THE GUITAR TWICE TO THE TUNING THEY WANT. ITS REALLY WILD AND UNUSUAL BUT REALLY GOOD.I HAVE SOME RECORDINGS IN THE LOFT BUT NO IDEA EXACTLY WHERE.HAVE WELL OVER A 1000 GRATEFUL DEAD SHOWS WITH NOT THE SLIGHTEST CHANCE OF LIVING LONG ENUFF TO HEAR THEM. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE NIC JONES PERFORMING WITH HIS SON.
ANYWAY I'LL LOOK FOR THE SLACK STRING STUFF AND SEND IT TO YOU.
LET ME KNOW THOUGH IF YOUVE MOVED.
   ITS GREAT TO SEE THE THREAD GOING AGAIN.

DERMOT


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 18 - 07:54 AM

Stan, nice to hear from you. I just unfortunately found out that Sid AKA Anthony Charles Siddons died in Stockport in 2006, he worked as a roadie amongst other jobs. Nice guy and very funny. His widow Pam I gather is chair of the West Didsbury Residents' Association and has written a book about the local history.


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Subject: RE: Stan Ellison - where is he now?
From: GUEST,Stan Ellison
Date: 27 Jul 18 - 02:30 AM

The Italian virtuoso violin composers, I suppose, start with Correlli, you will have heard of Vivaldi and there was no shortage of others. They were like the rock guitar stars of their day.

I've come across some Slack String on the Acoustic Guitar Forum and liked what I heard.

Sad news about Sid.

Cheers

Stan


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