Western Wind

Western Wind
and other English folk songs
A. Deller, D. Dupré, J. Sothcott
Vanguard « Library Edition » VRS-1031 [LP, mono, NA]
Vanguard "Library Edition » VSD-2014 [LP, stereo, NA]
Vanguard « Everyman Series » SRV 3 005 [LP, mono]
Vanguard « Everyman Series » SRV 73 005 [LP, stereo]
Amadeo AVRS 6162 [LP, mono, Europe]
Amadeo AVRS 12048 [LP, stereo, Europe] (?)
Fontana FJL 408 [LP]


  1. Western wind
  2. Early One Morning
  3. Black is the color
  4. All the pretty Little Horses
  5. Capstan shanty: Lowlands

  6. Anon./William Butler Yeats (t)
  7. The Sally gardens

  8. Anon./Thomas Moore (t)
  9. Bendemeer's stream

  10. Anon./William Douglas of Fingland (t), 1685
  11. Annie Laurie

  12. Anon.
  13. The Miller of the dee
  14. Cockles and mussels

  15. Anon./Ben Johnson (t)
  16. Drink to me only

  17. Anon.
  18. The foggy, foggy dew
  19. Frog went A-courtin'
  20. The turtle dove
  21. Pretty Polly Oliver
  22. The Carrion crow
  23. The wife of Usher's Well
  24. Henry Martin

  25. Anon., early settlers of De Kalb County, Texas
  26. I am a poor wayfaring stranger

Playing time: 43' 06" app.

Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Desmond Dupré (lute, guitar), John Sothcott (recorder)

Recording site and date:
Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK [1958];
Rel.: 1958

Vanguard Classics (Arcade) "Alfred Deller Edition" 08 5032 71 Western Wind and Other English Ballads and Folk Songs.
Musical Concepts MC 193 [CDx7 + CD-ROM] Alfred Deller – The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Volume ONE: Folk Songs and Ballads

[1]-[2], [8]-[11] Vanguard « Top Rank » JKP 15/007 [LP, 17cm, mono, UK]

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