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Subject: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: pdq
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 02:52 PM

The Hedy West and Bill Clifton record "Getting Folk Out of the Country" has never been an easy item to find, but now you need not worry. Buy the new CD version from Bear Family Records.

I looked at their website today and it says "ready for shipping"...

                                                 Bear Family Records with description of this CD

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 06 Jun 10 - 04:57 AM


Thanks for the alert. That one is definitely at the top of my shopping list. Now, when is someone going to reissue all those Topic LPs of Hedy, plus the ones she did for Vanguard?

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 06 Jun 10 - 07:08 AM


Are you sure about Hedy West on Topic? I must have mssed those.I would be interested to know what they were.


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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 06 Jun 10 - 07:16 AM

Sure am. They were

Old Times and Hard Times. Topic        12T 117        
Pretty Saro. 12T 146        
Ballads. Topic 12T 163.

Magic, all three of them.

Old Times and Hard Times was in fact reissued in the USA by Folk-Legacy (CD 32), but I can't see any signs of the other two I'm afraid.

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 10:29 PM

Below is a list of all the HEDY WEST recordings I've found
listed. Lots of missing details (x's and ? marks), so anyone
who has the missing information (such as side/track number,
recording date), or who knows which selections Hedy appears on
on the Bill Clifton album, or Corrections, Additions -
THANKS! Thomas.
HEDY WEST (6 April 1938 Cartersville, Georgia - 3 July 2005 XXX)
Vanguard    VRS 9096 NEW FOLKS, VOL. 1                  LP 11/1961
Fontana(UK) TFL 6012                                     LP    1962
King(J) SSX-25       NEW FOLKS VOL.1 & VOL.2            CD    1990
Vanguard(J) VCD 70043 THE ORIGINAL NEW FOLKS            CD    1993
   [CD Producer and notes: Mary Katherine Aldin]

HEDY WEST, vocal with banjo; dulcimer-*
B1 10. 7. Drunkards lament
B2 11.    Moon will be a-bleeding
B3 12.    I had a notion -*
B4 13. 8. The Lark
B5 14. 9. Pretty Polly

Vanguard VRS 9124 HEDY WEST                                  LP 5/1963
Vanguard/King(J) KICP 2026 trk 1-14 mono HEDY WEST Vol.1&2    CD   1990
    1. Drowsy Sleeper
    2. Cotton Mill Girls
    3. Erin's Green Shore
    4. Shady Grove
    5. Single Girl
    6. Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie
    7. 500 Miles
    8. The Brown Girl
    9. Letter From Down The Road
    10. Little Willie
    11. Sweet Jane
    12. Miner's Farewell
    13. Fragments
    14. Fare Thee Well

VANGUARD /STEREOLAB VRS 9162/VSD 79162 HEDY WEST Volume 2       LP 2/1965
Vanguard/King(J) KICP 2026 trk 15-28 stereo HEDY WEST Vol.1&2   CD   1990

   15. Boston Burglar
   16. Moonshiner's Lament
   17. Lady Beauty Bright
xx    Pans of Biscuits
   18. The Little Carpenter
   19. Lewiston Factory Mill Girls
   20. Little Margaret
   21. Don't Go Down The Lonesome Road
   22. Little Old Man Lived Out West
   23. Fair and Tender Ladies
   24. William Hall
   25. Poor Little Lost Baby
   26. Anger in the Land
   27. Run Slave, Run
xx    Hubbard
   28. Farther Along

Vanguard Everyman Classics SRV-140 SD The Sound of Folk Music LP 1964
A5 The honest farmer (Pans of biscuits) / Hedy West (2:58)

Book of the Month Club/Classics Record Library SRL 5644 4-LP 24p bk 1964
(side 3)
   3.3 The Brown Girl
   3.4 Cotton Mill Girls

Radio Shack Presents "40 Great Folk Songs"               4-LP box 1974
[Vanguard Records]
Hedy West - ????????????????

SMITHSONIAN Collection 10403-2 FOLK SONG AMERICA, Vol.3   CD 1991
Folk Song America, Vol. 3 by Various Artists (CD, 1991)
15. Pans of Biscuits - Hedy West

RHINO 70263-2 TROUBADOURS OF THE FOLK ERA - Volume 2       CD 1992
16. Hedy West - 500 Miles   2:56

Rhino 74264 WASHINGTON SQUARE MEMOIRS                   3-CD 2001
               The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970
2.5 500 Miles - Hedy West

Vanguard VRS 9186/VSD-79186 Newport Folk Festival 1964 Vol. 3 LP 1965
Fontana(UK) TFL 6052                                           LP
A5 500 Miles
A6 Anger in the Land.

LIVE RECORDING: San Diego, CA            ???????????????????
10/23-24/64 Hedy West, Sign of the Sun San Diego
12/18-18/64 Hedy West, Occam's Razor

TOPIC 12T117       OLD TIMES AND HARD TIMES                LP 1965
FOLK-LEGACY FSA-32                                          LP 1967 booklet
FOLK-LEGACY CD-32                                          CD 2004
TOPIC TSDL117                               (digital download, October 2009)
Old Times and Hard Times
The Wife Wrapted in Wethers Skin
The Wife of Usher's Well
Shut Up in the Mines At Coal Cree
Rich Irish Lady         
Old Joe Clark
Lament for Barney Graham
Gambling Man
Fair Rosamund
The Davison -Wilder Blues
The Coal Miner's Child
Brother Ephus
Barbara Allen

TOPIC TPS 145 Folk Songs: An Anthology. Topic Sampler 2.   LP 1966
xx Fair Rosamund - Hedy West

TOPIC TPS 166 SAMPLER Number 3 MEN AT WORK               LP 1966
A4 The Davison-Wilder Blues
      Hedy West(acc.herself on banjo)

Prestige International INT 13019                            LP 196x
Ruth Rubin sings Yiddish Folk Songs
Dick Weissman, banjo, guitar, mando-cello ; Hedy West, flute, piccolo.

Prestige International INT 13028                        LP 196x
The art of the psaltery
Robert Beers (psaltery) with Hedy West (flute) and Evelyne Beers (vocals)

Topic 12T146 PRETY SARO                               LP 1966
Hedy West, vocals, banjo
Recorded by Bill Leader;
Notes by Hedy West;
Photograph by George Scott
A1. The House Carpenter
A2. Pretty Saro
A3. Old Smokey
A4. Blow Ye Gentle Winds
A5. My Soul's Full of Glory
A6. Promised Land
A7. Over There
A8. Little Matty Groves
Side 2
B1. Rake and Rambling Boy
B2. Joe Bowers
B3. Whistle, Daughter, Whistle
B4. I'm an Old Bachelor
B5. Johnny Sands
B6. My Good Old Man
B7. Frankie Silvers
B8. Lee Tharin's Bar Room

1966 TV: RAINBOW QUEST a production of Advertisers Broadcasting Company, Inc.; produced and directed by Sholom Rubinstein

New York : Clearwater Pub. Co., 1966. U-matic
New York: Norman Ross Pub., 1985 VHS
Reston, VA : Central Sun Video, ©1989 VHS
Shanachie 607 (DVD) 2005
Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest No.36 (c.1966)
Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee, Mississippi John Hurt, Heddy West, Paul Cadwell
Goodnight Irene (Mississippi John Hurt v, g; Hedy West v, bjo)
Ballad of William Moore (in German) Hedy West v, bjo

Mississippi John Hurt, Hedy West and Paul Cadwell program songs: Pete Seeger opening medley ; Cotton mill girl ; Peg and Awl ; Georgie camp meeting ; Rock Island line ; Little Sadie ; You got to walk that lonesome valley ; ragtime episode medley ; Buguncia Carol ; Ballad of William Moore ; Spike driver blues ; Golden slippers/Flop eared mule/Little brown jug; Goodnight Irene.

Bear Family BCD 16017 DIE BURG WALDECK FESTIVALS 1964-1969    10-cd box 2008
CD4.07 500 Miles - WEST, HEDY
4.09 Foggy Dew - WEST, HEDY
CD7.14 Gypsy Davy - WEST, HEDY
7.15 Cotton Mill Blues - WEST, HEDY
8.17 I Ain't Marching Anymore - WEST, HEDY
CD9.22 Come All Ye Lewiston Factory Girls - WEST, HEDY

Studio Wedemark(G) STW 040504 BURG WALDECK 1967             2-CD 2004
[Conträr (Indigo)   CD (3. Januar 2005)]
Chanson-Folklore-International Eine Dokumentation
notes: Helmut Konig
CD2.1 Little Sadie Hedy West 3:02

Topic 12T163 BALLADS                                  LP 1967
Topic TSDL163                           (digital download, 2009)
Hedy West, vocals, banjo, guitar; Bill Clifton, guitar
Recorded by Bill Leader;
Notes by Hedy West and A.L. Lloyd;
Photo by Janet Kerr

Side 1
The Foggy Dew (1.55)
The Girl I Left in Danville (2.09)
The Unquiet Grave (1.28)
Beaulampkin (2.41)
Down in Adairsville (1.49)
The Sheffield Apprentice (3.55)
Side 2
Lucy Wan (2.06)
Little Sadie (2.44)
The Cruel Mother (2.07)
George Collins (2.34)
Love Henry (3.39)
The Texan Rangers (2.08)

Topic 70 THREE SCORE & TEN                      7-CD box 2009
7.20 Little Sadie ~ HEDY WEST 2:45 from Ballads 12TS163 / 1967

LIVE RECORDING: Aug 8, 1967 ASH GROVE (Los Angeles) CONCERT Set 2 (10:16)
Hedy West
1. Matty Groves (Incomplete) 5:12
2. Just Thirteen Steps Away 2:57
3. German Folk Song          2:07

LIVE RECORDING: Aug 9, 1967 ASH GROVE (Los Angeles) CONCERT-Late Show (31:40)
Hedy West
1. Babies In The Mill   2:32
2. Factory Girl         1:46
3. Cotton Mill Blues    2:56
4. Serves 'Em Fine      2:32
5. Come All Ye Lewistown Fa… 2:36
6. Song Introduction    0:37
7. Little Sadie         3:13
8. Ramsey County Jail   1:47
9. Riding Through The Reich 0:24
10. All In, Down And Out Blues 3:27
11. No More Lyndon Over Me 2:02
12. Hush Little Nation 0:49
13. The Poverty War Is Dead 1:41
14. I'm a Roving Grave Digger 2:27
15. Brother Ephus 2:51

LIVE RECORDING: Aug 9, 1967 ASH GROVE (Los Angeles) CONCERT (38:51)
1. Hard Times In Here (inc)… 3:40
2. 500 Miles Away From Home 6:06
3. Matty Groves 5:34
4. Gypsy Davy 2:49
5. Bolamkin 2:57
6. My Good Old Man / Old Gr… 3:17
7. Wish I Was a Single Girl… 2:43
8. The Lark 3:19
9. Farm Relief Blues 2:39
10. Pans of Biscuits 2:42
11. Dandoo 3:05

Fontana(UK) STL 5432 SERVES 'EM FINE             LP 1967
Hedy West, vocals, banjo;
Martin Carthy, guitar;
Bill Clifton, guitar;
Tom Paley, banjo;
Danny Thompson, bass

Side 1
Little Birdie (Hobert Bailey)
Gypsy Davy (trad, collected by Maud Karpeles)
Willie Taylor (trad, collected by Vance Randolph)
All In, Down and Out Blues (trad, collected by Dave Macon)
Serves 'Em Fine (Dave McCarn)
Dark as a Dungeon (Merle Travis)
Buddy, Won't You Roll (Darling-Bennets)
The Lark (Hedy West)
Side 2
Pale Green Disease (Hedy West)
The New Restaurant (Malvina Reynolds)
Greedy Old Daddy Not-Quite-Blues (Hedy West)
It Ain't Me Babe (Bob Dylan)
Anger in the Land (Don West-Hedy West)
I'm a Roving Grave Digger (Julos Beaucarne, trans-Ingo Weihe, arr.Hedy West)
Suddenly Afraid (A.L.Lloyd)
Soldat (Wolf Biermann-Hedy West)
I Ain't Marching Anymore (Phil Ochs)

FONTANA(UK) FJL 505 (689 102 JCL) FOLK IN FOCUS             LP 1968
Dark As A Dungeon/Travis - Hedy WEST (vocal) with guitars

Women Strike for Peace W-001 [Philadelphia] SAVE THE CHILDREN       LP 1967
Save the Children: songs from the hearts of women
co- produced by Judy Collins.
Program notes on container; lyrics ([4] p.) inserted
B5 Pans of biscuits (Hedy West)

Bear Family BCD 16017 Die Burg Waldeck Festivals 1964-1969    10-cd box 2008
CD9.22 Come All Ye Lewiston Factory Girls

BIOGRAPH BLP-12046 WELCOME TO CAFE LENA                         LP 1972
B4 Whore's Lament 2:48

Folk Variety FV 12008 GETTING FOLK OUT OF THE COUNTRY             LP 1972?
Bear Family BF 15008                                           LP 1974
King/Seven Seas(J) LAX 6003 STEREO                              LP 1975
Bear Family                                                    CD 2010
Hedy West and Bill Clifton
recorded at Audio International Studios, London, AUG 1972.
A1. Free Little Bird
A2. Maid On The Shore
A3. Whitehouse Blues
A4. Little Sadie
A5. Blow Ye Gentle Winds
A6. Curley Headed Baby
B1. S-A-V-E-D
B2. Mary Of The Wild Moor
B3. Mississippi Sawyer
B4. Pictures From Life's Other Side
B5. Pity Me All Day
B6. Angel band

(note: Ms. West is credited with vocal on all but "Mary Of The Wild Moor" and "Mississippi Sawyer", the latter an instrumental.

Bear Family BF 15003 WHORES, HELL and BISCUITS             LP 1976 ??1980
[Recorded in West Germany and the USA 1974-76]
Shady grove
Erin's green shore
Molly Bawn
Single girl
Whore's lament
Devil perceived
When I lay my burdens down
Pans of biscuits
How can a poor man stand such times and live
Little lump of coal
Green rolling hills of West Virginia
Come all ye Lewiston factory girls
Babies in the mill
Red River Valley
Roll on weary river roll on

Sing Out! hootenanny at Carnegie Hall. - UNISSUED

BBC programme called 'Hootenany' playing a long necked 'G' banjo

GOLDEN GUINEA(PYE, UK) GSGL 10476 HAPPY DAYS                  LP 1971
recorded 3-13 AUG 1967 at Edgewood Studios, Washington D.C.
[HEDY WEST, Banjo, some vocal backup = ??????????????????????]
[MIKE SEEGER, dobro, mandolin, harmony, vocal]
A1. Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia
A2. Two Sweethearts
A3. Methodist Pie
A4. When They Baptized Sister Lucy
A5. Happy Days
A6. Charles Guiteau
A7. Intoxicated Rat
B1. Hobo Bill's Last Ride
B2. Chilly Scenes Of Winter
B3. Dust On The Bible
B4. Gathering Up The Shells
B5. Mark's Tune
B6. Ranger's Command
B7. Sunny Side Of The Mountain

The Bear xxxx            CD 1995                ????????????????????????
Ramblin' Boy
von Don Paulin (Autor), Ed McCurdy (Autor), Hedy West (Autor), Anita Carter (Autor), Lesley Schatz (Autor)

University of Chicago - Mandel Hall (Chicago, IL)
Set I
I'm As Free a Little Bird As I Can Be (trad)
Oh, Mommy, Don't Make Any Liquor Tonight (trad)
Greenwood Side (trad)
Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls (Hedy West)
Erin's Green Shore
Roll on Weary River (trad)
Queen Jane (trad)
I'm Going Back to Georgia (trad)
The Whore's Lament (trad)
Lewiston Factory Girls (Ethan Miller/trad Public Domain)
Only a Miner
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live (Blind Alfred Reed)
Come Out of Bed
Five Hundred Miles (Hedy West)

Set II


Recorded January 27 & 28, 1978
Hedy West - vocals and banjo

Princeton Folk Music Society DEC 1976
                              DEC 1988
                              JAN 1991

YOUTUBE - 1979
Hedy West sings "Dying Cowboy"

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 05:05 AM


That's some list. A far bigger discogrpahy than I would have imagined.

Please note folks that Old Times and Hard Times, a wonderfulu disc and my personal favourite of her three Topic albums, is on the list as a Topic download.

If you haven't already got it, get in there and get it.

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: GUEST,Hootennanny
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 05:36 AM

Thanks Fred,

How I overlooked those I don't know having been through the Topic
archives on more than one occasion, although I do know they were incomplete at the time.


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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 10:32 AM


There must be many on this list who have her albums.
Please, would you provide the track information. Thanks!

Best wishes, Thomas.

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 20 May 18 - 07:48 PM

TOPIC 12T208          LP circa 1971 UNISSUED
LARKSPUR xx            CD-r   limited availability
Matching Ballads of the British Isles and America
Hedy West, Ian Manuel
1 Young Emily and Edmund   2:42 HW
2 Young Emily and Edmund   2:39 IM
3 John Murphy             2:07 HW
4 John Murphy             2:05 IM
5 Eamon                   2:58 IM
6 Rosanna                  4:35 HW
7 The Soldiers Lamet       2:07 IM
8 The Soldiers Lament      2:56 HW
9 Waterloo                4:06 IM
10 Waterloo                2:15 HW

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Reinhard
Date: 21 May 18 - 01:40 AM

Wow! Where can one get a copy of the Matching Ballads, Thomas? And is it a genuine release or a bootleg?

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Bugsy
Date: 21 May 18 - 01:51 AM

Love Bil Clifton.

I remember seeing him several times in the early 60s when he toured England with the Echo Mountain Boys, who were "boys at the time e. I think k their average age was 15.



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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Reinhard
Date: 21 May 18 - 02:49 AM

OK, I should have remembered the thread New Hedy West CDs about the Larkspur bootlegs. But thanks for the tracklist anyway.

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 21 May 18 - 09:29 PM

Sorry to have omitted date and background about Larkspur - this "label" released many of Hedy's then out of print albums dubbed to CD-r, circa 2000.

There are a number of posts about Larkspur - not entirely clear if any were authorized, probably not.

The facebook Fledgling site indicates some additional (other) unissued Hedy West recordings will be issued at a later date, they know about the unissued Topic album, maybe they may be persuaded to release it. I think much depends on the sales of her new Grammaw

The MainlyNorfolk site has a good list of Hedy's recordings

I've posted to mudcat in various threads what I know of the reissues.

Cheers, Thomas.

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Subject: RE: Hedy West / Bill Clifton CD is ready
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 May 18 - 10:13 PM

When I first saw Bill Clifton- must have been 1966 in Exeter, he had a young banjo picker called Pete Roberts with him. Is he still around?

Does anyone else remember?

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