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... and Both Shall Row ...

by Penny Davies & Roger Ilott

A shipload of their favourite folk-songs from Penny's background (UK) and Roger's cowboy dreams from childhood.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Here's the Tender Coming
2:45 $0.99
2. Farewell to Nova Scotia
4:20 $0.99
3. John Riley
3:04 $0.99
4. High Barbary
3:41 $0.99
5. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
3:42 $0.99
6. Bullgine Run
2:08 $0.99
7. The Water Is Wide
3:27 $0.99
8. Get Along Little Dogies
3:04 $0.99
9. John Barleycorn
5:10 $0.99
10. Range of the Buffalo
3:51 $0.99
11. Willy O Winsbury
4:42 $0.99
12. Sloop John B
3:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Twelve of their favourite folk songs - a whole shipload! Recorded with acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo,and piano, and their trademark warm vocal sound. In addition, Jordan D. Ilott plays lilting Dobro, Lee Williams and Jed Hudson play thoughtful and evocative bass. Clara Barrs adds soaring violin to some of the tracks. Additional instrumentation is provided by Barleyshakes' outstanding violinist Kristin Kelly plus their front man, Al Kelly, on bodhran.
Some of these songs have been around for a few hundred years, but somehow they seem fresh and new as the spring. Penny & Roger bring their usual sense of love and respect to the songs they have chosen, both in the uncluttered arrangements and in their interpretations. A must-have for your folk collection.



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Ray Verno

Excellent Folk Collection!!!!
As the Summer of 2015 draws near to it’s end, what better way to compliment the sunsets and cool evenings than with the newest CD by Penny Davies and Roger Ilott, “… And Both Shall Row ….”? Each of the 12 tracks reflect a page from Penny’s and Roger’s collective backgrounds and childhoods. They have given us a fine collection of 12 folk songs. The whole album is pretty much acoustic (I couldn’t detect much, if any, electricity on any track). Production is absolutely top-notch. The sounds of each guitar, particularly Roger’s acoustic 12-string guitar, and the other instruments are crystal-clear, as are the voices of Penny and Roger. Helping them on this album are their #1 son, Jordan, on dobro, and Lee Williams and Jed Hudson on bass. Clara Barrs adds violin to some of the tracks. Additional instrumentation is provided by Barleyshakes’ Kristin Kelly on violin and frontman Al Kelly, on bodhran.

Standout tracks include 1) “John Riley”, about the seemingly Odysseus-like sailor who has returned home to test his lover’s loyalty. This track shows influences of both the early 60s Joan Baez version and the 1966 Byrds' version from their 5D (Fifth Dimension) album; 2) the old Scottish folk-song, “The Water Is Wide”, about the once strong but now fading marriage of the unidentified couple. The title of this album comes from a line in this song; 3) “Git Along Little Dogies”, an American Western tune about a wrangler herding some cattle, including the “dogies” of the title, which, by the way, were motherless calves, not doggies, and 4) the old traditional English tune, maybe 17th century, “John Barleycorn”, about the scourges of alcoholism. The arrangement here is kind of reminiscent of Traffic’s 1970 version on their “John Barleycorn” album.

Just so you’ll know, the remaining eight tracks on “… And Both Shall Row ….” are as good as the four I’ve just mentioned.

So quit fooling around and buy this album. It not only is a must-have for your Penny Davies and Roger Ilott collection, it is absolutely a must-have for ANY collection!