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Recordings by Bill Price

squeezy99 11 Dec 08 - 06:21 AM
alanabit 11 Dec 08 - 08:28 AM
r.padgett 11 Dec 08 - 09:35 AM
Tyke 11 Dec 08 - 10:01 AM
Tyke 11 Dec 08 - 10:03 AM
squeezy99 11 Dec 08 - 10:54 AM
nutty 11 Dec 08 - 11:08 AM
GUEST,Wendy Price 11 Dec 08 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Greycap 11 Dec 08 - 06:26 PM
Tyke 11 Dec 08 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,Wendy Price 12 Dec 08 - 12:29 PM
Art Thieme 12 Dec 08 - 02:29 PM
Susanne (skw) 13 Dec 08 - 03:55 PM
squeezebox-kc 14 Dec 08 - 08:09 AM
GUEST 01 Apr 09 - 08:10 PM
squeezy99 12 Dec 09 - 09:23 AM
RoyH (Burl) 13 Dec 09 - 08:51 AM
bradfordian 24 Dec 09 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,Paul 24 Dec 09 - 09:48 AM
r.padgett 24 Dec 09 - 04:15 PM
bradfordian 31 Jan 18 - 01:43 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 01 Feb 18 - 07:23 AM
The Sandman 01 Feb 18 - 05:51 PM
Jos 02 Feb 18 - 06:19 AM
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Subject: Recordings by Bill Price
From: squeezy99
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 06:21 AM

I'm looking for copies of recordings by Bill Price. If you have LPs that you'd like to sell (in good playing condition) then please let me know.

Thanks
Steve


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: alanabit
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 08:28 AM

I met him once at the Nettlebed Folk Festival, when it was still at the Bull Hotel there in 1976. I just Googled him, to find that he passed away in 1980 at only 42 years old. It would be a good thing to keep this thread up and see what further information emerges. He was a very entertaining and cheerful man and I am sorry to read of his passing.


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: r.padgett
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 09:35 AM

Main one is "Fine Old Yorkshire Gentleman" with what I feel is the definitive version of this song and is still being sung by his two daughters Ruth Price and Sadie Greenwood, the 'tina accompaniment is brilliant and played now by his daughters

There are a number of traditional Yorkshire songs on here too

Bill also made another album which featured the harmony group "Squire" and has Barretts Privateers, one of the first of Stan Rogers songs to escape Canada and a version of "Drinks Round me boys"

Ruth has a website with Bill Price link (his name as hyperlink)

he was a great guy was Bill

Wendy Price now lives in Whitby and plays melodeon for Persephone, sings and may have some of Bill's records somewhere still, tho' ebay would cost the earth I think!

Ray

see also Yorkshirefolksong.net


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: Tyke
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 10:01 AM

Wendy Price is away untill Tuesday


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: Tyke
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 10:03 AM

Here you go Ray http://yorkshirefolksong.net/
George


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: squeezy99
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 10:54 AM

I checked with Ruth a few weeks ago - unfortunately extant copies of Bill's albums are not now available.
Steve


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: nutty
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 11:08 AM

You can pick up the occassional copy on ebay but it might be expensive.

see here


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: GUEST,Wendy Price
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 12:02 PM

I do have some copies of Fine Old Yorkshire Gentleman and I Sing as I Please - the German record. There seems to be a bit of a revival going on and I have this year received a few recordings of Bill made at live concerts in The States and Germany. We may put out a CD with these recordings on, but I'm in Pakistan at the moment and wont have time to look into this until the spring. Watch this space.


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 06:26 PM

Wendy,
Hello from an old friend,
Roger Knowles


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: Tyke
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 07:26 PM

Gemm have a couple of copies ( Fine Old Yorkshire Gentleman) for sale though not Mint as I suspect Wendy's are. They range from £25.00 t0 £35.00. Here is the Link GEMM


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: GUEST,Wendy Price
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 12:29 PM

Hi Roger
Good to hear from you. Will give you a ring when I get back to UK


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 02:29 PM

Bill did a fine concert for us us in Chicago about 30 years ago. A good memory.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 13 Dec 08 - 03:55 PM

Squeezy, the SuperSearch will bring up several threads which provide further info on Bill Price.

I'm not prepared to sell my copy of 'I Sing As I Please' but I might do a tape for you over Christmas. PM me if you're interested.


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: squeezebox-kc
Date: 14 Dec 08 - 08:09 AM

Hi Squeezy
got both records and it reminds me to play them again.
great singer and friend, sang at my wedding in 73 much missed as a proper traditional singer


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 08:10 PM

Hi

I've been away from the forum for quite a while - Wendy any news on the CD?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: squeezy99
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 09:23 AM

Hi Wendy

Been some time since last postings - any news on the CD of Bill's recordings?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 08:51 AM

This is a lovely thread. It's so good to see that my old pal Bill is still remembered. It's also good to know that his daughters are singing too. Hello Wendy, not seen you in ages but I remember singing around your area some years ago. \On Mudcat I am 'Burl' but you will know me as Roy Harris. Best wishes for Christmas and New year.


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: bradfordian
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 08:32 AM

Fine old yorkshire gentleman lyrics
Bill's site


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 09:48 AM

Is there any truth in the tale I heard some years ago that at Whitby festival, Bill came out of a pub session and wanted to get to the other side of the harbour, but couldn't be bothered to walk round by the swing bridge so he swam across?


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: r.padgett
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 04:15 PM

I dunt think Bill was a swimmer, however!

Do listen to Ruth and Sadie where ever you can!

Bill's ~ Fine Old Yorkshire Gentleman ~ is a fine song, as is the song accompaniment put together by Bill and Wendy and now played by Ruth/Sadie on his 'tina

One or two songs now on www.yorkshirefolksong.net from Ruth and Sadie, sadly none of Bill's as we are treading copyright/recordings softly, but if we can have permission from the holders, more than happy to include![no names no pack drill]

Ruth and Bill both have their own websites too

I sing as I please ~ , had the group "Squire" as backing to a number of the songs, and I think past members included Dave Taylor, Hilary Simpson, Carole Garbut

A great chap, was Bill

Ray


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: bradfordian
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 01:43 PM

Just for an update.
The various amateur recordings garnered by Bill's family are now installed on Bill's website. There are over 50 items in mp3 format but bear in mind that the audio quality is variable, though it is wonderful to hear that unique voice again.

bradfordian


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 01 Feb 18 - 07:23 AM

I once did a gig with Bill in the middle of Trafalgar Square. Me Bill and the Yetties! Talk about chalk and cheese.He was a good pal I still miss him.
Nick


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: The Sandman
Date: 01 Feb 18 - 05:51 PM

Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: GUEST,Paul - PM
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 09:48 AM

Is there any truth in the tale I heard some years ago that at Whitby festival, Bill came out of a pub session and wanted to get to the other side of the harbour, but couldn't be bothered to walk round by the swing bridge so he swam across?
the story is better than that, he did swim across but then was not seen for a day but subsequently turned up in fine form.Mick Haywood can verify the story.


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: Jos
Date: 02 Feb 18 - 06:19 AM

There is a copy of 'The Fine Old English Gentleman' listed on ebay this morning, ending in 9 days' time.


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: r.padgett
Date: 03 Feb 18 - 06:01 AM

Ah Wendy has some great songs about FOYG and when she and her friend stumbled upon the gamekeeper who sang this song ~ eventually she and Bill went see if they could pinch it ~ but the gamekeeperf was wiley old lad and Bill was fast asleep drunk when he came to sing his party piece ~ eventualy got it though! A version of Wensleydale Lad and Like a fine old English Gentleman (became Yorkshire Gentleman) seems the regional name could change willy nilly ~~ as needed (always Yorkshire for Bill)

Ray

Bill, Wendy and Mick Haywood were also good friends of Tom Daniel who I think was lucky to stand 5' tall


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: GUEST,bradfordian
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 04:43 AM

I won that LP and received this morning. Well pleased!
Complementing my copy of “I sing as I please”

bradfordian


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Subject: RE: Recordings by Bill Price
From: Jos
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 06:28 AM

I wondered if it was a Mudcatter who had bought it. I already have both records or I would have bid for it myself. I'm pleased that you got it.


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