Bandoggs


Bandoggs was an example of what was then a rare phenomenon - a folk supergroup. Nic Jones was joined by Pete & Chris Coe and Tony Rose - and they released this one album - trying to present both song and instrumental material in balance. Bandoggs achieved that aim, but never planned for longevity and only toured twice. The album sounds like a good time was had by all - and the most distinctive Jones contribution was his version of the Coppers' Rose of Allendale, which he still cites as one of his favourite songs and has included on the l998 In Search of.. CD. This traditional song contains extreme romantic imagery that could, in less skillful hands, become maudlin and slushy. And when my fevered lips were parched on Africa's burning sands... indeed. Nic's unaffected, direct reading of the song draws out the sad-but-hopeful theme and the singer's love for his lady very movingly and with crystal clarity. This is yet another definitive version, this time of an oft-murdered song. Bandoggs: Pete Coe Chris Coe Nic Jones Tony Rose Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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