Pete Coe: A One Man Folk Industry. If you’re talking about the British folk club scene of the 1970s, then the name of Pete Coe will inevitably loom large. Their impressive debut album Open The Door And Let Us In (1972) confirmed their brightness and originality and included other examples of Pete’s enterprise, completely re-writing an old broadside about a Cheshire long-distance runner, Joseph Baker. Many people thought they were traditional songs and Joseph Baker is even listed in one songbook as a traditional Irish ballad!
Pete Coe in many ways represents the backbone of the modern English folk revival. He's been a key member of numerous significant outfits across three decades, including the much-loved duo Pete & Chris Coe (with his then wife Chris), the wondrous dance outfit New Victory Band, folk 'supergroup' Bandoggs and political trailblazers Red Shift.
Pete Coe on banjo, melodeon, bouzouki, guitar & dulcimer Plus David Crickmore on guitars & synth Andy Peacock on drums With a chorus from Chris Coe, Johnny Adams, Annie Dearman, Emma Crickmore, Mike & Helen Hockenhull, John Clough, Alan Rose & Lynda Hardcastle. Back in the Red Red Shift. This classic album, featuring Coe, Le Faux, Adams & Shaw, was released in 1987 on the Backshift Music record label.
Backbone by Pete Coe, released 28 December 2017 1. Byker Hill 2. Fair Margaret & Sweet William 3. The Recruiting Officer, The Roman Wall 4. The Wife of Ushers Well 5. Monday Morning 6. Flora the Lily of The West 7. Poor Old Horse 8. Sheffield Apprentice 9. Blind Man He Can See 10. Cruel Mother 11. Ganglat Fran Mockfjard, Efterkalken 12. The Light From The Lighthouse 13. Sound Of Hohner Mainly traditional songs, more gory ballads than usual. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
Absolutely fantastic! I have used Pete a couple of times & I would always go to him in future. Not too expensive to say the fast and helpful service I got! Always on time & couldn't be more helpful!
Pete Coe is something of a renaissance man in folk terms. A t, singer, songwriter, dancer, dance caller, broadcaster and club organiser, he has been a professional musician since the early 1970s, initially in a duo with his former partner Chris Coe, but also as a member of the groups the New Victory Band, Bandoggs and Red Shift. As a solo artist he is highly regarded for his musicianship, natural stage presence and his deep understanding of the tradition. Pete Coe talks to Mike about his latest album Backbone and sums up his long-running career as a musician never far from the heart of Britain's folk and acoustic scene.
Tattoo is an album released by country musician David Allan Coe, released in 1977 on Columbia Records. All songs written by David Allan Coe, except where noted. Just to Prove My Love for You" - 2:25. Face to Face" - 2:33. You'll Always Live Inside Me" (Coe, Bobby Charles) - 4:04. Play Me a Sad Song" - 3:34. Daddy Was a God Fearin' Man" - 4:09. Canteen of Water" (Jay Bolotin) - 4:23. Maria Is a Mystery" (Coe, Bolotin) - 3:32. Just in Time (To Watch Love Die)" (Coe, Jimmy Townsend) - 3:15.