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can you name this group who sang Wolfe

09 Mar 12 - 07:14 AM (#3320371)
Subject: can you name this group who sang Wolfe
From: GUEST,PB

Have been trying for years to remember the name of a female harmony group ( think there were 3 members) who recorded an album with the song Wolfe on it. Would have been sometime in the early 90's. They had the most amazing voices. I was given a cassette tape recording of it which I lost during a house move.
Can anyone put me out of my misery?


09 Mar 12 - 08:19 AM (#3320392)
Subject: RE: can you name this group who sang Wolfe
From: GUEST,Lighter

If you're talking about "Brave Wolfe," I'll bet they got it from the Watersons, who sang it in a cappella harmony the '70s.


10 Mar 12 - 01:00 AM (#3320771)
Subject: RE: can you name this group who sang Wolfe
From: Howard Kaplan

The group was Bread and Roses, which was also the name of their LP from around 1987. At the time, the group was a quartet consisting of Sarah Morgan, Alison Muir, Alison Fenner, and Sheila March. I believe that, when I heard them in Whitby in 1990, the group had diminished to a trio.

The song is not the same as "Brave Wolfe". I don't know who wrote it. The tune is very similar to the tune of Stan Rogers' "Northwest Passage".


10 Mar 12 - 06:17 PM (#3321066)
Subject: RE: can you name this group who sang Wolfe
From: GUEST

"Bread and Roses
We first met Bread and Roses, then a quartet at Broadstairs Folk Week back in the late 1980s. The lineup then was as on this track - Sarah Morgan, Alison Muir, Sheila March and Alison Fenner. Later, when Alison Fenner left, they became a threesome and even later Sarah and Alison Muir formed Hen Party with Heather Bradford, that trio continuing until the very sad death of Alison Muir, a person of small stature but enormous heart and personality. The whole room brightened when Al walked into it and she's still sadly missed.
Bay of Fundy (Gordon Bok) from Bread and Roses, Dragon Records DRGN881-B"

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