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The Complete 'Folker' and 'Frollicks' Albums

Fred Wedlock Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 Nov 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Saydisc
  • ASIN: B000YAQKV4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,253 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Folker
2. Britol Bobby
3. Moreton Bay
4. Thees Got'n Wur Thee Casn't Back'n, Asn't?
5. Spencer the Rover
6. Skinheads
7. Bristol Buses
8. Bruton Town
9. Lurn Thee Self Fawk (Bonus Track)
10. Silbury Hill
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Virtute Et Industrial/Frollicks/Village Thing
2. The Vicar And The Frog
3. Robin Hood
4. Handier Household Help
5. Salvation Army Lassie
6. Examinations Rag
7. Oh Sha La La
8. Vatican Rag
9. Robin Head
10. Lovely Like Me
See all 13 tracks on this disc

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Fred Wedlock Complete 'Folker' And 'Frollicks' Albums The

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant 8 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Fred died recently. He was a Bristolian who had a Stand at Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City FC, named after him. He was a folk singer/comedian with a very typical Bristolian sense of humour. There are a few straight songs on here but most of the tracks are very funny, and slightly naughty, comedy numbers with a lot of good pokes at the Folk Music Scene. It helps if you know Bristol and the districts of the City but it is certainly not vital to your rnjoyment.

I find the whole CD brilliant and I've played the tracks from it many times since it arrived. Just remember this is not straight folk music and the humour is a little on the adult side, then buy it and settle down for a really good evenings entertainment. If you enjoyed the Wurzels and Adge Cutler you'll love this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yer tiz at lass me luvvers. 16 Feb 2009
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If dees wants a gert gud 'n get 'ee. Proper original mixes too so just like the lp's but without the sound of pork scratching packets being rustled in the background. Go on, get deeself a copy and shove a finger in the ear to folkies everywhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scrumpy & Western 17 Mar 2008
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Once described as a "West Country Billy Connolly, although he probably came first", Bristolian singer and raconteur Fred Wedlock has been performing in folk clubs and concerts since the late 1960s.

Fred had various albums on small labels issued in the 1970s, including his own Pilluk Produkshuns, and became widely known early in 1981 when his single The Oldest Swinger In Town hit the UK charts, rising to no 6. Unfortunately he has never maintained that success, but the song is almost guaranteed to be played at family gatherings such as wedding receptions, as the middle-aged uncles and aunts take to the floor to gyrate after a few drinks.

Following that success, Fred has had his own UK Channel 4 TV series Wholly Wedlock and acted as a presenter on other West Country TV shows. He also shared a BBC Radio series with Somerset jazz clarinetist Acker Bilk.

His first two albums for the Village Thing label are included in this release, The Folker (1971) and Frollicks (1973) together with other earlier material and are an extremely welcome reissue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
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Love thin album and Fred wedlock what a great sense of humour. This has kept me amused for hours
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Comment 10 Dec 2013
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I do not comment on purchases for commercial reasons I wish you would stop sending these requests or tell me how to get rid of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 2CD set 22 Feb 2013
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A friend first played me a vinyl LP edition of 'Frollicks' years ago and I loved it, I had not heard the 'Folker' album until this purchase. Both albums plus bonus tracks are outstanding, excellent quality and very funny. I thoroughly recommend this CD to everyone with a sense of humour. just brilliant!
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