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Info: Alan Green - Folk Heritage & Midas records

27 Aug 12 - 05:00 PM (#3396052)
Subject: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Lancashire Lad

Hi Catters

I am currently working on a book about the Folk Heritage and Midas record labels that were run by the late Alan Green.

I am trying to contact any musicians who recorded for these labels in the late 1960s and through the 1970s.

If you knew Alan, please get in touch via the thread or via a private message.

Additionally, if anyone can give ANY info whatsoever on the following artists, it would be much appreciated. Most of the following were probably based in the Lancashire / Cheshire / Derbyshire areas, but could have come from further afield

MacDonald Folk Group
Porter Cunningham
Tim Verlander
Penny Wager
Mossley Band
The Jovial Crew
Mint Julep
The Young Folk
Paul and Glen
Gwen and Gordon
Parke
Blue Horizon
Folkways
Oldest Profession
The Bards

Thanks in advance
LL


27 Aug 12 - 05:51 PM (#3396084)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Pat Ryan

Hiya
I recorded with Alan in 1976 .
I remember some of the names you mention.
Cheers Pat


28 Aug 12 - 03:02 AM (#3396264)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Lancashire Lad

Hi Pat
Thanks for getting in touch. I will send you a PM regarding Leaboys Lassie, with a few questions.
Many thanks
LL


28 Aug 12 - 03:07 AM (#3396266)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Lancashire Lad

Hi Pat.
Just realised that I cannot PM you via the forum. Could you drop me a line with your email address?
Thanks
LL


28 Aug 12 - 12:43 PM (#3396503)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Pat Ryan

Hiya
You can contact me on pathoward1@btinternet.co.uk
Cheers
:-)


28 Aug 12 - 03:24 PM (#3396603)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Lancashire Lad

Thanks Pat. Will email you later


28 Aug 12 - 04:02 PM (#3396629)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Lancashire Lad

Hi Pat
Sorry...my email just bounced straight back . . . . is the address correct?

LL


28 Aug 12 - 04:09 PM (#3396636)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Lancashire Lad

Pat....ignore last message. Ive worked out the problem. You should have email now
Thanks
LL


29 Aug 12 - 07:21 AM (#3396928)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green / Folk Heritage label
From: Lancashire Lad

Oh....something I missed off.
I'm also looking for any photos anyone might have of Alan or any of his studios / recording set ups.

Thanks


29 Aug 12 - 10:27 AM (#3397014)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST

I first recorded an album, Gowerton Fair, for Joe Stead's Sweet Folk All label in 1977 in Mid-Wales. Alan Green was the engineer, and we recorded it in a day!


29 Aug 12 - 10:32 AM (#3397017)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Dr Price, Cookieless

Sorry - that was me. Session musicians included my partners in Swansea Jack, Mike James and Peter Davies, and Paul Downes and Phil Beer.

Mick Tems


29 Aug 12 - 10:54 AM (#3397030)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Spleen Cringe

You should get in touch with Steve from The Victor Mourning who posts hee ocassionally as Victor Mourning. He too has been doing some research into Alan Green/Folk Heritage. Also speak to Phil Beer who played on loads of those albums and Paul Adams from Fellside.


29 Aug 12 - 12:42 PM (#3397073)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Stuart Reed

There is a previous thread from last year


29 Aug 12 - 03:03 PM (#3397143)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Lancashire Lad

Hi Mick
Thanks for your reply.
Is there an email address I can get you on, cos I have a few questions. I cant message you via mudcat cos you are signed in as a guest

Cheers
LL


29 Aug 12 - 03:04 PM (#3397144)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: Lancashire Lad

Thanks for the link Stuart
I will check the thread now

LL


10 Jun 13 - 06:24 AM (#3524733)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Chris Parkinson

Hi L.L.
I recorded for Alan Green on 3 LPs -
Tom Tiddler's Ground - The Hunter And The Hunted 1975
John Goodluck - Speed The Plough 1975
Pat Ryan - Lea Boy's Lassie 1977

If you req any more info drop me a line please.
c.parkinson.50@btinternet.com or visit my website -
www.chrisparkinsonmusic.co.uk
Good Luck

Cheers, Chris


21 Jun 13 - 04:07 PM (#3528795)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Paul and Glen

Hi I'm Glen Howe, with my brother Paul Howe we recorded an album with Alan Green in the early 70's album reference MFR039 'Paul and Glen'. We come from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and we recorded 12 tracks at Alan Green's studio in Cheadle Hulme. One track was also included on Folk Heritage various artists album Windmill WMD179 produced by Alan Green at Folk Heritage Recordings, Mid-Wales Sound Studios. Unfortunately we don't really remember anything about Alan himself to tell you.
Kind regards
Glen Howe
glen@gchowe.freeserve.co.uk


22 Jun 13 - 06:57 AM (#3528972)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Philb

Hi.
I don't know if you're the person I supplied info to before? I spent a substantial amount of time at mid wales sound in the later 70s and early 80s and can help. Please email me through www.philbeer.co.uk. The two people with the most comprehensive knowledge of Alan and his activities are Joe Stead and Paul Downes. Both should be easlily contactable.
Phil Beer


29 Apr 15 - 12:22 PM (#3705219)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Stuart Amesbury - Folkal Point Music

Some years ago I was contacted by an enthusiastic record collector, Bill Summersall from Preston, Lancashire - he told me he had a colleague researching anything related to Alan Green's recordings, with a view to compiling a book.
Bill was pleased to announce that he had then owned all six Midas Recordings albums!
During the exchange of information ( specifically regarding Folkal Point ) I became aware of the other artists who had recorded for Alan on his Midas Recordings label, namely; The Young Folk, Gallery, Janet Jones, Spinning Jenny, The Oldest Profession, and of course ourselves.
Bill enquired whether we had recorded on any of Alan's other labels; Folk Heritage and Westwood, I'd been aware of - however, Real and Hardwick, I didn't recognise at all.
Coincidentally, a Folkal Point track had been included on a sampler LP.
That LP was released on Windmill - I do not know Alan Green's association with that particular label.
Whether anything was ever published, or even, if Bill is still around - I have no idea?
I have been engaged in other matters, relating to copyright, ownership and recording artists rights.
Pay To Download has thrown up some rather strange anomalies.
Companies that have had no historic connection with Alan Green now lay claim to copyright, certainly on the Folkal Point LP, since 2011.
So, if anybody out there is able to clarify what has happened, in the period since Alan's death, I too would be grateful.


21 Aug 16 - 11:49 AM (#3806076)
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
From: GUEST,Stuart Amesbury - Folkal Point Music

Moving the story along, another release has since surfaced - a CD re-issue by a business called Zeitgeist, who claim copyright since 2015.
This product is being sold via Amazon and is a truly awful - DO NOT BUY THIS CD.

The pay-to-download from Lumi Ent's / Iceni is still available.
No royalties have ever been forthcoming.

Were any of Alan Green's trading names registered businesses?
There can be no direct link between Alan Green's work and the current purveyors of his products - can there?

Top quality authentic Folkal Point material will be made available by Hoxa Sound.


18 Sep 17 - 10:24 AM (#3877526)
Subject: RE: Info: Alan Green - Folk Heritage & Midas records
From: GUEST,Stuart Amesbury

Folkal Point are about to re-issue a 12" vinyl re-mastered version of their original 1972 LP through Hoxa, this will include a bonus track from the Folkal Point archive.

Further archive material will be released in due course, see: www.folkalpointmusic.co.uk


15 Mar 19 - 02:16 PM (#3982327)
Subject: RE: Info: Alan Green - Folk Heritage & Midas records
From: konig

Would anyone happen to have a recorded copy og the Mint Julep Lp on Midas / Folk Heritage. Been looking for a recording of this, since the Lp is hard to find and is somewhat pricey. Could anyone help me out on this? Please email me at:

radkundergroundweatherstation@gmail.com

Thank you :)