JOHN TAMS ~ A Complete (?) Discography

jt-head.jpgThis discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings that feature JOHN TAMS. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they contain additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

1970
The DRUIDS, Burnt Offering, lp, ARGO ZFB 22

1972
ROY HARRIS, The Bitter & The Sweet, lp, TOPIC 12TS217

1973
MUCKRAM WAKES, A Map Of Derbyshire, lp, LEADER LER 2085
JOHNNY COLLINS & Friends, The Travellers Rest, lp, TRADITION TSR 014

1974
ROGER WATSON, The Pick & The Malt Shovel, lp, TRADITION TSR 017

1976
The ALBION DANCE BAND, Hopping Down In Kent / Merry Sherwood …, s, HARVEST HAR 5113
CHRIS DRONEY, The Flowing Tide, lp, TOPIC/FRRE REED 503
ARCHIE FISHER, Will Ye Gang Love ?, lp, TOPIC 12TS277
JOHN KELLY, Fiddle & Concertina Player, lp, TOPIC/FREE REED 504
BERNARD O’SULLIVAN & TOMMY McMAHON, Clare Concertinas, lp, TOPIC/FREE REED 502
BERNARD O’SULLIVAN & TOMMY McMAHON, Trad. Music, lp, TOPIC/FREE REED 505
The RUSSELL FAMILY, The Russell Family of Doolin, lp, TOPIC 12TS251
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Irish Trad. Concertina Styles, lp, TOPIC/FREE REED 506
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Son Of Morris On, lp, HARVEST SHSM 2012

1977
ALBION BAND, Poor Old Horse / Ragged Heroes, s, HARVEST HAR 5156
The ALBION DANCE BAND, The Prospect Before Us, lp, HARVEST SHSP 4059
The ALBION DANCE BAND, Postmans Knock / La Sexte Estampie Reel, s, HARVEST HAR 5128
MICHAEL HEBBERT, The Rampin’ Cat, lp, FREE REED FRR 009
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS & chums, Kickin Up The Sawdust, lp, HARVEST SHSP 4073
ROARING JELLY, Golden Grates, lp, FREE REED FRR 013

1978
ALBION BAND, Rise Up Like The Sun, lp, HARVEST SHSP 4092
ALBION BAND, Pain & Paradise / Lay Me Low, s, HARVEST HAR 5175
VARIOUS ARTISTS, 7th Folk Festival der Lenzburg, 2lp set, VOXPOP (Switz) 4009/10

1979
ALBION BAND, Lark Rise To Candleford, lp, CHARISMA CDS 4020
ALISON McMORLAND, Funny Family, lp, BIG BEN BBX 504

1981
HOME SERVICE, Doing The Inglish / Bramsley, s, LUGGAGE LUG 001

1984
HOME SERVICE, Home Service, lp, JIGSAW SAW 003
HOME SERVICE, The Mysteries, lp, CODA NAT 1
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Buttons & Bows vol.1, 2lp set, DAMBUSTER DAM 003

1985
HOME SERVICE, The Mysteries ep, ep, CODA CODS 15
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Buttons & Bows vol.2, 2lp set, DAMBUSTER DAM 006

1986
BILL CADDICK, The Wild West Show, lp, TOPIC 12TS441
HOME SERVICE, Alright Jack, lp, MAKING WAVES SPIN 119
HOME SERVICE, Sorrow / Rose Of Allendale, s, MAKING WAVES SURF 114
The RIPLEY WAYFARERS, Down The Road, lp, SINGABOUT SIN 001
PATTI O’DOORS, The World Turned Upside Down, lp, MEK MEK 002

1987
HOME SERVICE, Alright Jack, lp, HOBSONS CHOICE 001
JOHN TAMS, I’ll Fly Away / Rolling Home, s, CRUCIBLE MEK 005

1988
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Raggedy Rawney s/track, lp, SILVA SCREEN FILM 33
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The English Rebel, lp, MEK MEK 006

1989
ROGUES GALLERY, Rogues Gallery, lp, FESTIVAL FEST 3
VARIOUS ARTISTS, From The Humber To the Tweed, c, WHITBY FESTIVAL 25

1990
ALBION BAND, 1990, cd, TOPIC TSCD 457
ALBION BAND, Songs From The Shows vol.1, c, ALBINO ALB 001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Circle Dance, cd, HOKEY POKEY ConeD

1991
ALBION BAND, Songs From The Shows vol.2, c, ALBINO ALB 005
FEET FIRST, Step On It, c, FEET FIRST un-numbered
ROY BAILEY & STALKING HORSES, Never Leave A Story Unsung, cd, FUSE CFCD 398
VARIOUS ARTISTS, All Through The Year, cd, HOKEY POKEY HPR 2002

1992
ALBION BAND, Rise Up Like The Sun +, cd, EMI HARVEST EMS 1460
JIM BOYES, Out The Blue, cd, No Masters NMVCD 001

1993
COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON, Funny Old World, cd, No Masters NMVCD 003
ALBION BAND, In Concert, cd, WINDSONG WINCD 041
The ALBION DANCE BAND, The Prospect Before Us +, cd, EMI HARVEST EMS 1476

1994
NO MASTERS VOICE COOPERATIVE, NMV, cd, No Masters NMVCD 4
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, The Guvnor, cd, HTD 023
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Son Of Morris On, cd, EMI CZ 535

1995
HOME SERVICE, Early Transmissions, cd, ROAD GOES ON RGFCD 028
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, The Guvnor vol.2, cd, HTD 029
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, The Guvnor vol.3, cd, HTD 038

1996
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, The Guvnor vol.4, cd, HTD 066
JOHN TAMS & chums, Over The Hills And Far Away, cd, VIRGIN VTCD 81
LAL WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT, Once In A Blue Moon, cd, TOPIC TSCD 478

1997
HOME SERVICE, The Mysteries, cd, FLEDG’LING FLED 3014

1998
The ALBION BAND, BBC Sessions 1973 ~ 1978, cd, STRANGE FRUIT SFRSCD050
COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON, Hindsight, cd, NO MASTERS NMCD 011
HOME SERVICE, Alright Jack, cd, FLEDG’LING FLED 3015
FRASER SISTERS, Jo Freya & Fi Fraser, cd, NO MASTERS NMCD 012

2000
JOHN TAMS, Unity, cd, TOPIC TSCD 508

2001
The FRASER SISTERS, Going Around, cd, NO MASTERS NMCD 19
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, Street Cries, cd, TOPIC TSCD 535

2002
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, V, compilation cd, TALKING ELEPHANT TECD 037
No. 47, Music from the GOOD HOPE, cdep, private issue T 001
OLIVER KNIGHT, Mysterious Day, cd, TOPIC TSCD 528
COOPE BOYES & SIMPSON, 24:7, cd, NO MASTERS NMVCD 020
JOHN TAMS, Home, cd, TOPIC TSCD 533

2004
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Sidmouth Folk Festival, 4cd set, GOTT DISCS GOTTBOX 011

2005
JOHN TAMS, Reckoning, cd, TOPIC TSCD 551

2006
BOB FOX, The Blast, cd, TOPIC TSCD 555
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Midwinter, 4cd box set, FREE REED FRQCD 30
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Rubber Folk, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 035
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Song Of Steel, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 047
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Enemy That Lives Within, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 048
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Horn of the Hunter, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 049
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Swings and Roundabouts, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 050
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Thirty Years of Conflict, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 051
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Ballad of the Big Ships, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 052
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Songs of the Radio Ballads, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 053

2007
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Clare Set, 6cd set, FREE REED AnClar 06
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Cool As Folk – live at Cambridge Folk Festival, 2cd set, GOTTDISCS CD 070

2011
HOME SERVICE, LIVE 1986, cd, FLEDG’LING FLED 3085

Compiled & © by David Suff, Summer 1998, updated June 2011.

c = cassette. cd = compact disc. cds = compact disc single. ep = extended play vinyl single. lp = vinyl album. s = vinyl single .

Fledg’ling discography number ten in an irregular series. “collect the set”

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