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CHAS McDEVITT DISCOGRAPHY

 

 

 

ORIOLE RECORDS

 

 

Recorded at Levy’s Sound Studios, New Bond St. London

Jack Baverstock, producer.

Freight Train* / Cotton Song

  Dec ‘56

CB 1371

New Orleans (House of Rising Sun) / Worried Man##

  Mar ‘57

CB 1357

Personnel; CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. Whistling; JOHN PAUL, Bass. NANCY WHISKEY,Voc*.Guit. DENNIS CARTER, Voc. Guit.

MARC SHARRATT, Washboard. JIMMIE MacGREGOR##,Voc. Guit.

Mandolin. ALEX WHITEHOUSE, Voc. Guit. 

Greenback Dollar / I’m Satisfied*

May ‘57

CB 1371

Face In The Rain / Sportin’ Life*+

 July‘57

CB 1386

My Old Man*## / Sing, Sing, Sing*+

  Aug ‘57

CB 1395

Johnnie O / Bad Man Stackolee*

Aug ‘57

CB 1403

Across The Bridge# / Deep Down*

Aug ‘57

CB 1405

Real Love# / Juke Box Jumble++

Aug ‘58

CB 1457

“NANCY & CHAS”  EP

July ‘57

EP 7002

Freight Train / Greenback Dollar

Worried Man* / I’m Satisfied*

“THE INTOXICATING MISS WHISKEY”   10” LP

July ‘57

MG 10018

Poor Howard / The Fireman’s Not For Me### / Sportin’ Life+

The Riddle Song### / I’m Satisfied / Face In The Rain / Bad

Man Stackolee / Farewell### / Every Day Of The Week

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. Mandolin, Whistling. NANCY WHISKEY, Voc. Guit. Solo Guit###. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS,# Voc. Guit. BILL BRAMWELL,## Voc. Guit. TONY KOHN,+Voc. Guit.

LENNIE HARRISON, Bass. MARC SHARRATT, Washboard, Drums. 

JOHNNY PARKER,++ Piano.

NANCY WHISKEY not on these tracks*.

Sad Little Girl# / Teenage Letter*

Nov ‘59

CB 1511

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc#. Bass Guit*. EDDIE WARBURTON, Trombone*. KEITH BIRD, Tenor Saxophone*.

EMBASSY RECORDS

Recorded at Levy’s Sound Studios as

THE CRANES SKIFFLE GROUP

Banana Boat Song*# / Don’t You Rock Me Daddy O##

Mar ‘57

W 223

Freight Train** / Cumberland Gap

W 238

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. Whistling. DENNIS CARTER, Voc. Guit. 2nd Whistling. ALEX WHITEHOUSE, Lead Voc##, Guit.

MARC SHARRATT, Washboard. JOHN PAUL, Voc. Bass. JIMMIE

MacGREGOR, Voc. Guit. Mandolin*.

JACK BAVERSTOCK (Producer) Biscuit tin & Brushes.


OLD GOLD RECORDS

Freight Train / Greenback Dollar



OG 9052

CHIC RECORDS, U.S.A.

Freight Train / Cotton Song



45 1008

EPIC RECORDS, U.S.A.

Face In The Rain / Sportin’ Life



5-9244

KAPP RECORDS, U.S.A.

Sing, Sing, Sing / Johnny O

K-216X

Personnel as on ORIOLE CB 1395 & CB 1403



BELL RECORDS, U..S.A.

The Most Of What Is Least / Don’t Blame Me

1966

644

Personnel as on COLUMBIA DB 7703



CUPOL RECORDS, SWEDEN  

Freight Train / Cotton Song

CS 45/23

Johnny O / Bad Man Stackolee

He’s Solid Gone* / Ella Speed*(With Nancy Whiskey Group*)



CEP 174

VERSAILLES RECORDS, FRANCE

Freight Train / Cotton Song

It Takes A Worried Man / I’m Satisfied



90 S 168

BELTER RECORDS, SPAIN

Freight Train / Greenback Dollar

It Takes A Worried Man / I’m Satisfied



50.116

TOP RANK RECORDS

Dream Talk / Forever

1960

JAR 338

Session musicians. Mus. Dir. JOHNNY DOUGLAS; A&R. DICK ROWE.



HMV RECORDS

Recorded Lansdowne Studios. A&R. Dennis Preston

One Love / Can It Be Love

1961

POP 845

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc.

DAVE SAMPSON’S HUNTERS; NORMAN SHEFFIELD, Drums. JOHN ROGERS, Bass. NORMAN STACEY & BRIAN PARKER, Gtrs.

Mommy Out De  Light / I’ve Got A Thing About You

1962

POP 928

Happy Family / Throwing Pebbles In A Pool

POP 999

Session musicians. Mus. Dir. HARRY ROBINSON (Lord Rockingham).

Cruel Love / I Never Will Marry

1963

POP 1151

Session musicians. OSSIAN ELLIS, Harp. JOHN WILLIAMS, Guit.

Mus. Dir. MARTIN SLAVIN.



COLUMBIA RECORDS

“SIXTEEN BIG FOLK HITS” LP

1965

33SX 1738

Recorded London. A&R Roy Pitt.

The Times They Are A Changin’/ Walk Right In / Where Have All The Flowers Gone / Catch The Wind / If I Had A Hammer

House Of The Rising Sun / Michael / San Francisco Bay Blues

Tom Dooley / Subterranean Homesick Blues / Little Boxes

Green Green / Blowin’ In The Wind /  Puff (The Magic Dragon)

Cotton Fields / Go Tell It On The Mountain.

“SIX FOLK HITS”  EP

1965

SSEG 8468

Blowin’ In The Wind / Green Green / Tom Dooley / Walk

Right In / If I Had A Hammer / Go Tell It On The Mountain.

Personnel for above LP & release on HALLMARK 306032 ;       CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc. Bass Guit.

PETE STANLEY,Banjo, Guit. WIZZ JONES, Guit. RED REECE,

Drums. MARC SHARRATT, Washboard, Drums.  

Don’t Believe Them / Where Am I Goin’?

1965

DB 7595

The Most Of What Is Least* / Don’t Blame Me#

1966

DB 7703

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc.Guit. Bass

Guit#. WIZZ JONES, Guit.& 12 String. PETE STANLEY, Banjo, Guit,Autoharp*. RED REECE, Drums. 

When The Good Times Come+ / Never Wed An Old Man*

1967

DB 7846

Session musicians+. CHAS McDEVITT, SHIRLEY DOUGLAS,Guit*.

“SIXTEEN ENGLISH FOLKSONGS” LP

1966

SX 6082

Seeds Of Love#*** / The Water Is Wide## / Ophelia’s Song

Sweet Nightingale***/ Let No Man Steal Your Thyme / The

Tailor’s Breeches*** / Cattle Smock+++ / Greensleeves##

As I Roved Out## / Kinrid’s Garden* /  Madeira M’Dear

My Mother Chose My Husband / Never Wed An Old Man**

The Most Of What Is Least+**++ / Good Ale / The Leavin’

Of Liverpool.

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc.Guit.

Autoharp*, Bs Guit**. THE CROFTERS (Gef &Martin)Voc.Guit***.  

GEF LUCENA, Kalimba#, Ocarina+++, JIM SULLIVAN, 12 String##. WIZZ JONES, Guit+. PETE STANLEY, Autoharp++.

“NAUGHTY BUT NICE” EP

1966

SEG8471

Recorded Regent Sound, Denmark Street, London.

Mommy Out De Light / Naughty But Nice / Follow Me

Forbidden Fruit* / Night Food* / The Anvil At Gretna Green

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc.Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc.Guit. Bass Guit.CLEM CATTINI, Drums*.

 

COLUMBIA RECORDS
South Africa

Recorded Johannesburg South Africa..

Mr. Man* / Mummy Out The Light#

1967

DSA 711

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc. Bs Guit#.

Session musicians. Mus. Dir. GUS GALBRAITH (Flugal Horn).

FONTANA RECORDS

Recorded Philips Sound Studios, Stanhope Place. London.

A&R Jack Baverstock.

City Smoke* / One Man Band#

1968

F 957

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc. Bass Guit#. RED REECE, Drums#.

Session musicians*. Mus. Dir. KEN WOODMAN. 

 

PRESIDENT RECORDS

 

Recorded Pan Studios, Swiss Cottage, London.

Freight Train / Snowbird

1972

PT 376

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. Whistling. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc.

Bass Guit. WIZZ JONES, Guit. PETE STANLEY, Banjo, Guit.

MARC SHARRATT, Washboard.

A Boy Child Is Born / Amazing Grace

1973

PT 410

CHAS McDEVITT, SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc. IRENE    CHANTER,Voc Backing .

Session musicians. Mus.Dir. MARTIN SLAVIN.

JOY RECORDS

Recorded Pan Studios, Swiss Cottage, London.

“OLD, NEW, BORROWED & BLUE”  LP

1972

JOYS 241

Rose Garden / Everything I Own / The First Time Ever I Saw

Your Face / Kansas City / I Could Say / La Bamba / Walk

Right In* / Mummy Out The Light* / She’ll Be There

Snowbird* / Try To Remember* #/ Freight Train*

Session musicians. Mus. Dir. GUS GALBRAITH.

CHAS McDEVITT*, Voc. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc. Guit. Bass Guit*, Autoharp#. WIZZ JONES, Guit.

PETE STANLEY, Banjo, Guit. MARC SHARRATT, Washboard.

Recorded Grange Chigwell, Regent Sound & Commodore.

“TAKES YA BACK DON’T IT”  LP & Cassette.

1976

JOYS 263

Bloodshot Eyes# / Thirty Days* / Crazy World* / La Bamba*

Peggy Sue# / Freight Train# / Walk Right In / Cottonfields**

San Francisco Bay Blues / Rock Island Line** / Tom Dooley

Wabash Cannonball*.

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. WIZZ JONES, Guit. PETE STANLEY, Banjo, Guit. MARC SHARRATT, Washboard. JOE BROWN*, Guit,

Fiddle, Autoharp. Slide Guitar. JOHN POLWYN**, Banjo, Guit.

HALLMARK RECORDS

“SKIFFLE PARTY”  CD & Cassette.

1995

301702

Freight Train / Everyday Of The Week / My Old Man / Sing,

Sing, Sing / Trottin’ To The Fair / I Dig You Baby / County

Jail / BB Blues / Poor Howard / Sportin’ Life / She Moves

Through The Fair / Bad Man Stackolee / Come All Ye Fair

And Tender Ladies / Greenback Dollar.

Personnel as for ROLLERCOASTER RCCD 3007

“BIG FOLK AND PROTEST HITS OF THE 60’s” CD & Cassette

1997

306032

Walk Right In / Puff (The Magic Dragon) / Go Tell It On The

Mountain / If I Had A Hammer / Tom Dooley / Michael / House Of

The Rising Sun / Blowin’ In The Wind /  Cottonfields / Where

Have All The Flowers Gone / San Francisco Bay Blues / Little

Boxes / Freight Train */ Green Green / Subterranean Homesick

Blues / Catch The Wind / The Times They Are A Changin’

Personnel as for COLUMBIA RECORDS 33 SX 1738

*Personnel as for PRESIDENT RECORDS  376*

BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

“THE CHAS McDEVITT SKIFFLE GROUP”  CD

1999

BCD 1615

(With Nancy Whiskey & Shirley Douglas)

Recorded between 1956-1960

Freight Train / Cotton Song / New Orleans / Don’t You Rock

Me Daddy O / Banana Boat Song / Worried Man / Freight

Train (2) / Cumberland Gap / Greenback Dollar / I’m

Satisfied / Face In The Rain / Sportin’ Life / Poor Howard

The Fireman’s Not For Me / The Riddle Song / Bad Man

Stackolee / Farewell / Everyday Of The Week / My Old Man

Sing, Sing, Sing / Johnny O / Bad Man Stackolee (2) / Across

The Bridge / Deep Down / Real Love / Juke Box Jumble / Sad Little Girl / Teenage Letter.

Personnel as for ORIOLE and EMBASSY RECORDS.

ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS

“NANCY & CHAS”  7” LP (33rpm)

1993

RCEP 113

Recorded live at The Royal Festival Hall, 22 April 1957

Everyday Of The Week* / I Saw The Light + / Ballad Of The

Titanic*** / Greenback Dollar# / Freight Train#

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. Whistling. DENNIS CARTER, Voc***,

Guit. ALEX WHITEHOUSE, Voc+. Guit. JOHN PAUL, Voc. Bass,

MARC SHARRATT, Washboard. NANCY WHISKEY, Voc#. Guit.

“CHAS McDEVITT SKIFFLE GROUP”  CD

1993

RCCD3007

Broadcasts & acetates recorded between 1957-1959

Freight Train* / Bad Man Stackolee / County Jail* / I’m

Satisfied (1) / I’m Satisfied (2) / She Moves Through TheFair*

My Old Man**(1) / My Old Man**(2) / Poor Howard

Greenback Dollar* / Sing, Sing, Sing*** / BB Blues / Deep

Down / Born To Be With You# / I Want A Little Girl***

Across The Bridge# / Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies#

Sportin’ Life*** / Trottin’ To The Fair# / Everyday Of The Week Face In The Rain# / Goin’ Home / Tom Hark / It Makes No

Difference Now# / Goodmornin’ Blues / Real Love# / Pop Pourri

Everyday I Have The Blues*** / I Dig You Baby##++ / Ace In

The Hole / Tom Hark / Teenage Letter+.

CHAS McDEVITT, Voc. Guit. Mandolin. Whistling. NANCY WHISKEY, Voc*. Guit. SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, Voc#. Guit. Bs Guit+.

TONY KOHN,Voc***. Guit. BILL BRAMWELL, Voc**.Guit.

LENNIE HARRISON, Bass. / MARC SHARRATT, Washboard, Drums.

LES BENNETTS, Voc##. Guit. / RED REECE, Drums++. 

Same personnel for HALLMARK 301702.

**********CURRENT RELEASE***********

“CHAS McDEVITT & FRIENDS”  CD

1999

RCCD6004

Recorded between 1956-1999

Walk Right In / San Francisco Bay Blues / Rock Island Line

Tom Dooley / Worried Man / Cotton Song  / Freight Train

Bad Man Stackolee / Sweet Tooth+ / What A Crazy World

La Bamba / Thirty Days / Wabash Cannonball / Peggy Sue

Subterranean Homesick Blues / Bloodshot Eyes / Dr. Jazz**

Tin Roof Blues##** / The Glory Of Love** / Postman’s

Lament** / Magpie Stomp** / Seduced**# / Come On

Mister**# / Goin’ Home*** / When You Were Sweet 16***.

Personnel as for JOYS 263 except for; JOE BROWN GROUP+.

WEST LONDON RHYTHM KINGS**, JOHN KEEN, Trumpet; JOHN LAWES, Clarinet; JOHN HOWLETT, Trombone, JOHN

RODBER, Bass; BRIAN ‘DIPPER’ DUDDY, Drums; TIM  WAKE,

Banjo; MOLE BENN, Sousaphone#; KERRY McDEVITT, Voc##. 

THE LONNIGANS***; EDDIE ARMER, Harmonica. JOHN ARMER, Trombone, Guit. STEVE SIMPSON, Guit. CHRIS RODEL, Bass. CHRIS COMAC, Banjo, Guit. DEREK MASON,Washboard.

SHARON DRAIN, HARRIET THOMAS, RICHARD BARKER, Backing vocals.  

DISKY

"SKIFFLE, As Good As It Gets"  Double CD . 61 tracks

2000 

DO 250522 

I'm Satisfied/Greenback Dollar/Freight Train/ Poor Howard       Personnel as for Rollercoaster records

Plus tracks from Donegan, Duncan, Vipers, Les Hobeaux, Jimmy Jackson, Chris Barber, Don Lang etc.

"SKIFFLE, As Good As It Gets" Vol 2  Double CD . 60 tracks     Badman Stackolee/BB's Blues/Sporting Life/Goin' Home/My Old Man/Across The Bridge/Face In The Rain                                 Personnel as for Rollercoaster Records

Plus tracks from Donegan, Duncan, Vipers, Avon Cities, Johnny Parker, Barnstormers Spasm Band etc.

   

 

 

2001

   

 

 

DO 999862



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