8-2-12 Barrow Poets / Doggerel Bank
Garth Hudson of The Band born 1937; 8-1-81 Soft Cell “Tainted Love” 45 is No. 1 in England.
The works of William Bealby-Wright! So far as I am aware, the sole Barrow Poets record I do not already have is a 45 of “Letter In A Bottle” b/w Dynamite Barbee” (Fontana UK 45, TF 939), 1968.
7″ AT THE PRINTER’S DEVIL BARROW UK B.R. 1
1967 17 TRKS EP with pic sleeve
LP ENTERTAINMENT OF POETRY…, AN ARGO UK RG 360
1963 2 TRKS mono
LP FINEST FOLK, THE FONTANA UK 6857 003
1968 8 TRKS re-issue of “Folk Rhymes” etc.
LP FOLK RHYMES, TUNES AND VERSES FONTANA UK STL 5479
1968 8 TRKS
LP JOKER RCA UK SF 8110
1970 13 TRKS
LP MAGIC EGG ARGO UK ZSW 511
1971 13 TRKS
LP OUTPATIENTS ARGO UK ZSW 508
1971 15 TRKS
7″ PHEASANT PLUCKER’S SONG, THE (PS) BBC UK RESL 86
1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve
LP SELECTIONS FROM POEMS AND LETTERS OF T.E. BROWN ARGO UK ZSW 556
1976 2 TRKS with Sir John Betjeman
LP MR. SKILLICORN DANCES CHARISMA UK CAS 1102
1975 13 TRKS produced by Hugh Murphy
LP SILVER FACES CHARISMA UK CAS 1079
1973 14 TRKS
7″ TINY SEED OF LOVE CHARISMA UK CB 220
1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve
Only got “Silver Faces” and ”Manxman” organically; all the others were obtained via sharp-shooting. “Pheasant Pluckers Song” was a gift from Mr. Bealby-Wright.
I originally bought “Silver Faces” because it was a Charisma UK LP I hadn’t seen previously – so long ago, I can’t remember exactly when I found it @ Rhino Records in Westwood, CA. Later, I got a number of copies, when it turned up on a Scorpio cut-out list (at least that’s how I remember it).
I located Mr. William Bealby-Wright, via an Isle of Man website; when his reply arrived at my home, I recognized his handwriting on the exterior of the package. Such exquisite handwriting / penmanship! (Mr. Bealby-Wright is standing at the right in the photo above)