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The Mufitians of Grope Lane - Music of Brothels and Bawdy Houses of Purcell's England / The City Waites

Album Summary

>Anonymous, English : The Kind Country Lovers, broadside ballad
>Anonymous, English : The Fair Maid of Islington, song
>Anonymous, English : Green Stockings, song
>Anonymous, English : The Jovial Lass, song (a.k.a. "Dol and Roger")
>Anonymous, English : Mundanga Was, song
>Anonymous, English : Lady of Pleasure, song
>Anonymous, English : The Old Wife, song
>Anonymous, English : The Beehive, song
>Anonymous, English : Blue Petticoats or Green Garters, song
>Playford, John : The Gelding of the Devil
>Anonymous, English : The Maid's Complaint for Want of a Dil Doul, song
>D'Urfey, Thomas : As Oyster Nan stood near her tub
>Anonymous, English : The Frolic, song
>Anonymous, English : The Husband Who Met His Match, song
>Anonymous, English : Jamaica, broadside ballad (a.k.a. "The Slow Men of London" and "The Jovial Broom Man")
>Barton, Andrew : The Disappointment, or The Force of Credulity, ballad opera
>Traditional, English : The Lusty Young Smith
>Anonymous, English : Greensleeves and Yellow Lace (from the Dancing Master, 1719)
>Anonymous, English : The Jolly Brown Turd, song
>Skeaping, Rod : Tom Making a Manteau / When Celia Was Learning, medley of two rounds
>Book, Anonymous, W. L. : Ladi Ly Nier Mee, for lute (Lady Lie Near Me)
>Purcell, Henry : Oh! how you protest (from "Mock Marriage"), song, Z. 605/1
>Anonymous, English : Mother Watkin's Ale
>Anonymous, English : Miss Nelly, song
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Broadside ballads were everyday musical fare. Whistled and hummed in all walks of life, they were as likely to be bought for domestic amusement as pinned up on a tavern wall. The songs on this recording served another purpose: to complement a lewd scene in a theatre, to cozen a market-place gathering, or 'stir up unchaste thoughts' in taverns and bawdy-houses.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
These are delightfully rendered and will be a wonderful asset to your collection of folk and ethnic music. It's on the order of the Art of the Bawdy Song, released by Dorian some years ago. The sound is great; the notes are thorough and interesting: a top notch release all around.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Premises, London (08/1995).



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Works Details

>Anonymous, English : The Kind Country Lovers, broadside ballad
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.

>Anonymous, English : The Fair Maid of Islington, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.

>Anonymous, English : Green Stockings, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.

>Anonymous, English : The Jovial Lass, song (a.k.a. "Dol and Roger")
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.

>Anonymous, English : Mundanga Was, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.

>Anonymous, English : Lady of Pleasure, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.

>Anonymous, English : The Old Wife, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.

>Anonymous, English : The Beehive, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.

>Anonymous, English : Blue Petticoats or Green Garters, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.

>Playford, John : The Gelding of the Devil
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, English : The Maid's Complaint for Want of a Dil Doul, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.

>D'Urfey, Thomas : As Oyster Nan stood near her tub
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, English : The Frolic, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.

>Anonymous, English : The Husband Who Met His Match, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.

>Anonymous, English : Jamaica, broadside ballad (a.k.a. "The Slow Men of London" and "The Jovial Broom Man")
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.

>Barton, Andrew : The Disappointment, or The Force of Credulity, ballad opera
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1767

>Traditional, English : The Lusty Young Smith
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.

>Anonymous, English : Greensleeves and Yellow Lace (from the Dancing Master, 1719)
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.

>Anonymous, English : The Jolly Brown Turd, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.

>Skeaping, Rod : Tom Making a Manteau / When Celia Was Learning, medley of two rounds
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Book, Anonymous, W. L. : Ladi Ly Nier Mee, for lute (Lady Lie Near Me)
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Oh! how you protest (from "Mock Marriage"), song, Z. 605/1
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Anonymous, English : Mother Watkin's Ale
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1590

>Anonymous, English : Miss Nelly, song
  • Ensemble: City Waites
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.