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Bonnie Dobson
b. November 13, 1940 in Toronto, Canada
discography
B O N N I E   D O B S O N; photographer: David Gahr'
1960s; photographer: David Gahr

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Bonnie Dobson 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
1196?Bonnie Dobson: She's Like A Swallow and other Folk Songs

- The Cruel War Is Raging
- She's Like A Swallow
- The Silkie Of Sule Skerry
- Across The Blue Mountain
- The Prickle Holly Bush
- Mistress Bond
- Evoyons De L'Avant

- Will Ye Go Laddie Go
- Frankie Slide
- Monsieur Le Cure
- The Jam At Gerry's Rock
- The First Time
- The Road To Grandmere
- The Old Maid's Lament

rec. by Rudy Van Gelder
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Prestige International
INT 13021
21960Bonnie Dobson: Dear Companion

- Dear Companion
- My Mother Chose My Husband
- Girl Of Constant Sorrow
- Vranyanka
- Ben's Lullaby
- The Bonnie Lass Of Kenmore Town

- When I Was In My Prime
- Ah! Si Mon Moine
- Blues Jumped A Rabbit
- Dink's Song
- Vertsa Dievcha
- The Cruel Mother

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Prestige International
INT 13031

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= Prestige 14001
= Prestige 7801

31962Bonnie Dobson At Folk City

- Morning Dew
- Once My True Love
- Love Henry
- Irish Exile Song
- Shule Aroon

- Bonnie's Blues
- Peter Amberley
- C'est L'Aviron
- The Holly Bears A Berry
- Two Carols for a Nuclear Age

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Prestige International
INT 13057

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= Prestige Folklore FL 14018
'Hootenanny With
Bonnie Dobson'
(1963)
41962Bonnie Dobson sings A Merry-Go-Round Of Children's Songs

- The Bayberry Tree
- Babies
- Jigalong Home
- Mistress Bond
- Have You Seen Te Ghost of John?
- Riding In The Buggy, Miss Mary Jane
- Don't You Push Me Down
- If I Were A Duck
- Mail Myself To You

- The Merry-Go-Round
- Three Little Piggies
- Little Sack Of Sugar
- This Old Man
- Rose, Rose, Rose Red
- The Cuckoo
- Donkey Riding
- The Rich Man And The Poor Man
- Hush, Little Baby

Bonnie Dobson, voc, g; Walter Raim, bj, mand, g
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Prestige International
INT 13064
51962Philadelphia Folk Festival 1962, Vol. 1

Jack Elliott
- Muleskinner Blues
- Night Herding Song
- Talking Fishing Blues
Prof. Clarence Johnson & Mabel Washington
- All Of My Appointed Time
- We're Crossing Over

Mike Seeger & Sonny Miller
- Fisherman's Luck
- Sally Anne
- John Hardy
- Fiddler's Bagpipe

Bonnie Dobson
- Peter Emberly
- The First Time

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Prestige/International 13071

Prestige PRCD-9904-2
(1994)

61964Bonnie Dobson: For The Love Of Him

- After The Snow
- Quantanamerra
- Un Canadien Errant
- Lord Gregory
- Peggy Gordon

- For The Love Of Him
- Lovin' Johnny
- Le Roi
- Country Girl Blues
- So Early In The Spring

prod. by Bobby Scott
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Mercury MG 20987 (mono)
= SR 60987 (stereo)

Bear Family BCD 16720

71964Folklore Jamboree

- She's Like A Swallow - Bonnie Dobson
- Ace In The Hole - Dave Van Ronk
- He Was A Friend Of Mine - Dave Van Ronk
- Howdido - Jack Elliott
- Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - Jack Elliott
- Livin' On The Mountain - Bill Keith & Jim Rooney
- Diamond Joe - Tom Rush
- Champagne Don't Hurt - Eric Von Schmidt
- San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller
- You Don't Know - Brownie MeGhee & Sonny Terry
- Chickens They Are Crowing - Peggy Seeger
- Sleepy Man - Geoff Muldaur
- Rocky Island - Charles River Valley Boys


compiled by Samuel Charters
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Prestige FL 14023
81968MOVIN' ON from the Original Soundtrack of the Film 'Movin' On' for the United Transportation Union, AFL-CIO, CLC.

Narrated by Arthur Kennedy
Music by The New Lost City Ramblers and Bonnie Dobson

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Harold Mayer Productions
HMP-69

more info

91969Bonnie Dobson

- I Got Stung (Dobson)
- Morning Dew (Dobson)
- Let's Get Together (Valente)
- I'm Your Woman (Dobson)
- Time (Bourtavie / Shape)
- Rainy Windows (Dobson)

- Everybody's Talkin' (Fred Neil)
- Bird Of Space (McPeek)
- You Never Wanted Me (Frank)
- Pendant Que ... (Vignault)
- Elevator Man (Allen)
- Winter's Going (Dobson)




Nimbus 9 SLP-4219 (Ca)
= RCA Victor SF8079 (UK)


= Rev-Ola CRREV179
(UK 2006)

101969Bonnie Dobson

- I Got Stung
- I'm Your Woman

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RCA 74-0208
1119??Bonnie Dobson

- Oh What A Beautiful City

one-sided
7 inch 45 rpm
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Nimbus T-56385 (Ca)
121969Bonnie Dobson

- Let's Get Together
- Everybody's Talking

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RCA 3-10 4 55 (Sp)
131970Bonnie Dobson: Good Morning Rain

- Light Of Love
- Sweet Man
- You Don't Know
- Clown
- Good Morning Rain

- Milk And Honey
- White Song
- Do What You Gotta Do
- Factory Girl
- Streets Of London
- A Taste Of Honey

rec. at the Nashville Sound Studio in Nashville, TN
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RCA Victor LSP-4277

= SHP-6136 (Jp)

notes by Peter Paphides
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= Rev-Ola CRREV194
(UK 2007)

141972Bonnie Dobson

- Thyme
- Long River
- Farewell To Nova Scotia
- Un Canadien Errant
- Poor Little Girls Of Ontario
- Four Strong Winds

- Vive La Canadienne
- Land Of The Silver Birch
- Ise The Bye
- Sixteen Miles To Seven Lakes
- A La Claire Fontaine
- Someday Soon

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(Decca) Argo ZFB 79 (UK)

Bear Family BCD 16720

151973The World Of Folk   Vol. 2

The Yetties
- The Bonny Ship The Diamond
Ewan Maccoll & Peggy Seeger
- The Manchester Rambler
Cyril Tawney
- The Queen Of Hearts

Bonnie Dobson
- Thyme
New Deal String Band
- The Bald Headed End Of The Broom
Terry Yarnell
- Tottie
Gerry Fox
- The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Martin Wyndham-Read
- Jones' Ale
Sandra Kerr
- Gilderoy
Bob Arnold
- The Spotted Cow
The Druids
- The Pick And The Maltshovel
Shirley Collins
- Sweet England
Trevor Crozier's Broken Consort
- Zummer's Evening Dance
Peter Bellamy
-Yarmouth Town



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(Decca) Argo SPA-A 307
1610/1975Bonnie Dobson

- Sangria Wine (Jerry Jeff Walker)
- Come On (Bonnie Dobson)

7 inch 45 rpm

Polydor 2058 631 (UK)
171976Bonnie Dobson: Morning Dew

- Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson)
- You Don't Know (Bonnie Dobson)
- My Songs Are Sleeping (Tobias, Gloosecap)
- Love's All You Need (D. Brooks, J. Brooks)
- Sense Of Kind (K. Rankin)
- Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Goffin, C. King)

- Too Late Now (D. Brooks, J. Brooks)
- Old Man Song (McGlaughlin)
- Bye B'Bye (Mannington)
- I'll Walk Alone (Cahn, Stone)
- Sweet Somerset (Bonnie Dobson)
- Taste Of Honey (Marlow, Scott)

prod. Richard Bellevue de Sylva; arr. Mike Townend; eng. Peter Wilson
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Polydor 2383400 (UK)
181976Bonnie Dobson

- Bye B'Bye
- You Don't Know

7 inch 45 rpm
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Polydor 2058 823 (UK)
191983Teardrops
Sixteen Special Songs Of Love & Romance

The Fureys & Davey Arthur - When Your Were Sweet 16
Billie Jo Spears - Apologising Roses
Ray Lynam & The Hillbillies - What A Lie
Gloria - One Day At A Time
Joe Dolan - It's You, It's You, It's You

Bonnie Dobson - Absence Of Romance
Gloria Hunniford - Feelings
Foster & Allen - Old Flames
Foster & Allen - Bunch Of Thyme
Gloria - Pal Of My Cradle Days
Dennis Allen - Limerick, You're A Lady
Gloria Hunniford - In The Gloaming
Joe Dolan - Secret Love
Poacher - You Are No Angel
Billie Jo Spears - We Could
The Fureys & Davey Arthur - My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose


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Ritz SP399
[Mick Clerkin's label]
201983Bonnie Dobson

- Absence Of Romance (Shay Healey)
- Come On Dancing (Bonnie Dobson)

rec. at Windmill Studios, Dublin; Vocals and mix - Mayfair Studios, London; B-side recorded at Livingston Studios; prod. by Richard Gillinson; Executive producer: Michael McDonagh; Cara Music (Shafmere Ltd.)
7 inch 45 rpm

Ritz 036
211984Bonnie Dobson

- The Water Is Wide (Trad. arr. Gillinson)
- Squadron Leader (Bonnie Dobson)

Ann Baker, backing voc; Ian Curnow, synth; Martin David, dr; Richard Gillinson, p; Gerry Hale, backing voc; Richard Lee, b; Brian Willoughby, aco & el g; prod. by Richard Gillinson at Mayfair & Livingston Studios, London; R-Mix Engineer: Gerry Boys. The Cara label is wholly owned by Shafmere Music Publishers, London
7 inch 45 rpm

Cara 007
221992Troubadours Of The Folk Era   Volume One

- This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
- Silver Dagger - Joan Baez
- Tomorrow is a Long Time - Ian & Sylvia
- Violets of Dawn - Eric Andersen
- John Henry - Odetta
- Reno, Nevada - Richard & Mimi Fariña
- Four in the Morning - Jesse Colin Young
- Wasn't That a Mighty Storm - Eric Von Schmidt
- The Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie
- Cocaine Blues - Dave Van Ronk

- Morning Dew - Bonnie Dobson
- San Francisco Bay Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- I'll Fly Away - Carolyn Hester
- Well, Well, Well - Bob Gibson, Bob Camp and Dick Rosmini
- Mean Old Frisco - John Hammond
- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
- Mr. Spaceman - Holy Modal Rounders
- Catch the Wind - Donovan



Rhino R2 70262
231994The Prestige / Folklore Years Vol. 1:
All Kinds Of Folks


- New York Town - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- Railroad Bill - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- Duncan And Brady - Tom Rush
- Rag Mama - Tom Rush
- Barb'ry Allen - Tom Rush
- Wagoner's Lad - Peggy Seeger
- Chickens They Are Crowing - Peggy Seeger
- Green Rocky Road - Dave Van Ronk
- Whoa, Back, Buck! - Dave Van Ronk
- Maggie Lauder - Jean Redpath
- Fife Overgate - Jean Redpath
- Joshua Gone Barbados - Eric Von Schmidt

- She's Like A Swallow - Bonnie Dobson
- Irish Exile Song - Bonnie Dobson
- Long Chain - Maxine Sellers
- Single Girl - Maxine Sellers
- Jesus Met The Woman At The Well - Len And Judy
- This Life I'm Living - Len and Judy



Prestige CD 9901
241994The Prestige / Folklore Years Vol. 4:
Singing Out Loud

The Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1962

- Mule Skinner Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- Night Herding Song - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- Talking Dust Bowl Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- Fisherman's Luck - Mike Seeger
- Sally Ann (Instrumental Duet) - Mike Seeger
- John Hardy - Mike Seeger
- Fiddler's Bagpipe - Mike Seeger

- Peter Emberley - Bonnie Dobson
- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Bonnie Dobson
- If I Had My Way - Rev. Gary Davis
- Sally, Where'd You Get Your Liquor From? - Rev. Gary Davis
- You Got To Move - Rev. Gary Davis
- Devil's Dream - Bill Keith, Jim Rooney
- I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow - Bill Keith, Jim Rooney
- Gypsy Davy - Tossi Aaron
- I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister - Pete Seeger
- Here's To Cheshire, Here's To Cheese - Pete Seeger


Prestige/International
13071


Prestige CD 9904

251995The Music Never Stopped: Roots Of The Greatful Dead

- Rain and Snow - Obray Ramsey
- Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
- Iko Iko - Dixie Cups
- Samson and Delilah - Rev. Gary Davis
- Big Railroad Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- El Paso - Marty Robbins
- It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Bob Dylan
- Spoonful - Charlie Patton
- The Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf
- The Promised Land - Chuck Berry
- Don't Ease Me In - Henry Thomas
- Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
- Turn On Your Love Light - Bobby "Blue" Bland

- Morning Dew - Bonnie Dobson
- Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
- Goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad - Woody Guthrie
- I Bid You Goodnight - The Pindar Family with Joseph Spence



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Shanachie 6014
264/1997Friedemann: On A Personal Note

- Flash In The Pan (with Noco Music)
- Again And Again (with Bonnie Dobson)
- Days Of Reckoning (with Bonnie Dobson)
- Memory Lane (with Klaus Weiland)
- Waiting On The Hill (with Anne Haigis)
- Passion And Pride (Belenos Orchester)
- Springtime Promises (with Klaus Weiland)
- Candy Man (with Klaus Weiland)
- Jane (with David Moses)
- Fille Du Soleil (with Goun)
- When I Get My Wings (with Anne Haigis)
- Mit Leichtem Gepäck (with Goun)

- Come On Back (with Bonnie Dobson)
- Blow With The Wind (vocal version)
- Mr. Tambourine Man (solo)


prod. by Friedemann Witecka

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Biber 66651 (Germany)

www.vollton.com

272000
5-CD
boxed set
The Best of Broadside 1962 - 1988
Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine

disc 2:
- John Brown - Bob Dylan
- Tale Me For A Walk - Bonnie Dobson
- The Willing Conscript - Pete Seeger
- Kill For Peace - The Fugs
- Plains Of Nebrasky-O - Eric Andersen & Phil Ochs
- Benny Kid Paret - Gil Turner
- What Did You Learn In School Today? - Tom Paxton
- Changin' Hands - The Broadside Singers with Phil Ochs
- Welcome, Welcome Emigranté - The Broadside Singers with Buffy Sainte-marie
- Shady Acres - Janis Ian
- Lord, Hold Back The Waters - Will McLean
- Ballad Of Donald White - Bob Dylan
- Song For Patty - Sammy Walker
- A Very Close Friend Of Mine - Richard Black
- Long Time Troubled Road - Eric Andersen
- Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall - Pete Seeger



Smithsonian Folkways
SFW CD 40130
282002Sing Lady Sing!
Thirteen Ballads For Female Singers

Bonnie Dobson - Again And Again (F. Witecka) #
Human Factor - Tu Diosa
Serah - Above The Shadow

Bonnie Dobson - Days Of Reckoning (B. Dobson) #
Talking Water - Talking Water
Elena Ledda - Rosa e resolza
Anne Wylie Band - Si do mhaimeo i
Elena Ledda - Dilliriende
Anne Wylie Band - Uisce
Human Factor - Ruego a la luna
Serah - Beauty - Song For Africa
Anne Haigis - Waiting On The Hill
Elena Ledda - Fizu 'e su mundu


# prod. 1996 by Friedemann Witecka

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Biber 76751 (Germany)

www.vollton.com

294/2010Bonnie Dobson: Looking Back

- Morning Dew (Dobson)
- Land Of The Silver Birch (trad., arr. Dobson)
- Days Of Reckoning (Dobson)
- Un Canadien Errant (trad., arr. Dobson)
- Times To Get Better (Dolly Parton)
- Stay With Me Tonight (Dobson)
- The Woman You Call Your Wife (Dobson)
- The Door Is Open (Dobson)
- Going Solo (Gwynn Brooke)
- Come Any Closer (Gwynn Brooke)
- Thyme (trad., arr. Dobson)
- Someday Soon (Ian Tyson)
- Again And Again (Witecka/Verity)

Bonnie Dobson, voc, g; Annie Graham, voc; Gerry Hale, voc, mand, violin; Richard Lee, b; Friedemann Witecka, g; David Moses, b; Henning Schmied, p; Philippe Geiss, as; Uli Moritz, Butz Daehn, perc; prod. by Bonnie Dobson and Friedemann Witecka

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Biber 76831 (Germany)

www.vollton.com

309/2010Bonnie Dobson: Vive la Canadienne

- After The Show #
- Guantanamera #
- Un Canadian Errant #
- Lord Gregory #
- Peggy Gordon #
- For The Love Of Him #
- Lovin' Johnny #
- Le Roi #
- Country Girl Blues #
- So Early In The Spring #
- Thyme *
- Long River *
- Farewell To Nova Scotia*
- Un Canadian Errant *
- Poor Little Girls Of Ontario *
- Four Strong Winds *
- Vive La Canadienne *
- Land Of The Silver Birch *
- Ise The Bye *
- Sixteen Miles To Seven Lakes *
- A La Claire Fontaine *
- Someday Soon *
- Sweet Somerset []
- Special Sense Of Kind []

# first issued 1964 on Mercury MG 20987 / SR 60987 "For The Love Of Him"
* first issued 1972 on Argo Decca ZFB 79 "Bonnie Dobson"
[] "previously unissued" [??? first issued 1976 on Polydor 2383400 "Morning Dew" ???]
39-page booklet
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Bear Family BCD 16720
(Germany)

www.bear-family.de

314/2014Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys

- Come On Dancing
- Dancing Version (instr) #

# produced in a King Tubby style by the New Scientist (aka Sean Read)
7 inch single
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Hornbeam HBR 45-001

scheduled for release on 2014
Record Store Day (Saturday the
19th of April, 2014)

www.hornbeamrecordings.com

326/2014Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys
Take Me For A Walk In The Morning Dew


- Come On Dancing
- Morning Dew
- ???
- ???
- ???
- ???

"Her Boys" are Jonny Bridgwood, Dave Morgan, Ben Phillipson, Ben Paley, Ruth Tidmarsh & Felix Holt

Hornbeam CD

scheduled for release on the 9th
of June, 2014

www.hornbeamrecordings.com



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 

Sources:
- own record collection
- Stambler, Irvin & Landon Grelun: Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music
  New York / London 1969, p. 58
- Baggelaar, Kristin & Donald Milton: The Folk Music Encyclopedia.- London/New York/Sidney 1977
- various other internet sources

thanks to Genghmun.Eng@aero.org, Thomas Stern, and Jef Van Gool, Antwerpen, Belgium, for additional information / scans

 

Randy Jackson's 1993 Bonnie Dobson interview

'Morning Dew' lyrics

 

Stefan Wirz


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