First released as a vinyl LP in 1988 under the title Tap Roots, this is the 2004 update to celebrate the new burst of interest in English roots dance music. This compilation consists of artists old and new including Oak, Oysterband and the Eliza Carthy Band.
Tracks And Artists: The Morris Motors Band – Speed The Plough. Walter & Daisy Bulwer + Billy Copper – Jenny Lind, The Girl I Left Behind Me. Oak – New Rigged Ship, Rig-A-Jig-Jig. The Leeds Band – When There Isn’t A Girl About, Peggy Wood, Looking For A Partner. Webb’s Wonders – Herbert Smith’s Polka. The Old Swan Band – Walter Bulwer’s Polkas Nos 2 & 1. Flowers & Frolics – Down The Road, See Me Dance The Polka. Ashley Hutchings – High Level Hornpipe, Uncle George’s. The New Victory Band – Harper’s Frolic, Bonny Kate. Umps And Dumps – Marmalade Polka. The English Country Blues Band – The Italian Job, Lodge Road. Oysterband – Kentish Cricketers, Galopede. The Cock And Bull Band – One For Dan. Gas Mark 5 – Johnny O’Leary’s, Mrs O’Dwyer’s. Tiger Moth – Sloe Benga. The Old Hat Dance Band – The Flying Pieman, Ripple Of The Teign, Gipping Jig. The Geckoes – The Old Hat Dance Band – The Flying Pieman, Ripple Of The Tieign, Gripping Jig. The Geckoes – The Old John Peel, Tom Cave’s. The Posh Band – Duke Of Cornwall’s Reel. Mark Bazeley & Jason Rice – When It’s Night Time In Italy, Climbing Up The Golden Stairs, The Thaxted Square. Dr Faustus – May Reel No 1, Bacca Pipes Jig. Grand Union – Queen Of The May, Watson’s Hornpipe. Eliza Carthy Band – No Man’s Jig, Hanoverian Dance, Three Jolly Sheepskins, Whapweasel – The Final Last Banana, The Sleeve in The Cheese.