East Hunsbury Renaissance Blues

More Noise From A Garage





1 Till There Was You

Written by Meredith Willson in 1950 as 'Till I Met You' and used in the film 'The Music Man'. This version is based on the cover recorded by the Beatles in 1963 on their second album, which featured an original solo by George Harrison.

2 Drewries Accordes

An anonymous 16th century duet. The two parts interleave, taking turns to play the melody and the accompaniment.

3 And I Love Her

An instrumental version of the Lennon/McCartney song which featured on the album and film 'A Hard Dayís Night'.

4 The Duke of Somerset's Dompe

Another anonymous piece from the Renaissance. The dompe was a type of dance or melancholy song.

5 Showdown at Blacky More

The bandís attempt at a western theme. Make up your own story. Maybe a hot, dusty town. A lone stranger rides in, falls for a girl, gets caught up in a feud, shoots the baddies and rides off into the sunset.

6 The Shoemaker's Wife

By John Dowland (1563-1626). Nothing is known about said shoemaker or his wife, but as Northampton was a shoe town, maybe they were local?

7 The Spanish Bit

An instrumental by Joe Brown, released in 1963 as the B side to 'Natureís Time For Love'.

8 The Earl of Essex's Galliard

Another John Dowland hit, here given a bit of a tweak on the repeats.

9 Get Out of Town

A parody-style song written by the band which among other things illustrates why they donít sing very often.

10 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp

Released on Led Zeppelin III in 1970, the original is a song by Robert Plant to his, er, dog.

11 Ragtime Blues Number

A bit of generic ragtime.

12 No Particular Place to Go

The original was released by Chuck Berry in 1964.

13 Half-step Hoedown

Another creation by the band. It begins like a 16th century dance known as the passamezzo moderno or modern half-step before getting a bit more lively. The passamezzo form is still used in many musical genres such as Bluegrass.

14 When the Levee Breaks

Based on the much-altered Led Zeppelin version of a 1920s blues song.

Rod Shaw, 2022