Details of releases and recording projects with which I've been involved over the years. - On going work in progress dependent on my memory!


1. With The Deacons:

Happy As Saturday

Cassette released October 1985.

CD reissue February 2007 RCCD11

Recorded live straight to tape by Dave ‘The Pulse’ Trueman over a couple of afternoons in August 1985.

Tony Cave: Double bass & vocals

Graham Bellinger: Acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, harmonicas & vocals

Dave Clark: 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, banjo & vocals

Irwin Bottomley: Acoustic guitar & vocals

Bonzo Trueman: Barking

 Track list:

Time to Ring Some Changes (Richard Thompson)

The White Hare of Howden (trad)

Man of the Earth (Bernie Parry)

The Foxhunt (trad)

Dead Skunk (Loudon Wainwright III)

Somebody Else Not Me (Bert Williams)

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (Jimmy Cox)

Pearl of the Quarter (Walter Becker and Donald Fagan)

Ay Up Mi Duck (?)

Spanish Lady (trad)

Maid from Coolmore (trad)

Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan )

Creeping Jane (trad)

Ragtime Millionaire (trad)

Fumblin with the Blues (Tom Waits)


 Using that Thing

Taptag Records TAP 7 LP issued December 1987.

CD reissue February 2007 RCCD12

Recorded by Larry Rushton at Media Music Cannock Staffs June and July 1987. 

Tony Cave: Double bass, bass guitar & vocals

Graham Bellinger: Acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, harmonicas & vocals

Dave Clark: 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, banjo & vocals

Irwin Bottomley: Acoustic guitar, mandolin & vocals

Martin Thompson: Accordion, melodeon, whistle, guitar & mandolin

Chris Gumbley: Saxophones & clarinet

Larry Rushton: Electric guitar on Somebody’s Been Using That Thing

Alan Bishop: Keyboards on High Germany/Masters of War

Keith ‘Monty’ Harrison: Electric guitar on Somebody’s Been Using That Thing

 Track list:

Country Life  (trad from the Watersons)

Drill ye Tarriers Drill  (Campbell & Connolly)

The Panic is On (from Hezekiah Jenkins)

Withered and Died  (Richard Thompson)

Down Where the Drunkards Roll) (Richard Thompson)

Close to the Wind  (Stuart Marson)

Somebody’s Been Using That Thing  (from Milton Brown and his Brownies)

High Germany (trad) / Masters of War   (Bob Dylan)

The Holmfirth Anthem  (trad)

The Old Changing Way (Richard Thompson)

When I’m Dead and Gone (Gallagher and Lyle)

Boots of Spanish Leather   (Bob Dylan)

Wild Mountain Thyme (trad from the McPeake family)


The Deacons at Worston Mill

Saturn Sound Recording SRS093

Very limited cassette issued 1985

Live recording at our club at Worston Mill  24.9.1985

 Track list:

Lowlands of Holland (trad)

You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan)

Richland Women Blues (Mississippi John Hurt)

High Germany / Masters of War (trad / Dylan)

Lowlands Away (trad)

Boots of Spanish Leather (Bob Dylan)

Somebody Else Not Me (Bert Williams)

This Wheel’s on Fire (Bob Dylan)

Davy Lowston (trad)

Four Eyes (John B Seastian)

Maybe I’m Doing It Wrong (Randy Newman)

Down Where the Drunkards Roll (Richard Thompson) - Cheryl York Lead vocals

Step It Out Mary (Johnathan Kelly?) - Cheryl York Lead vocals

Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) - Cheryl York Lead vocals

All For Me Grog (trad)

Kitty (trad)

Eddie Baker (anon)

Hard Hearted Hannah (Jack Yellen / Milton Agar)

Spanish Lady (trad)

Maid from Coolmore (trad)

Keep Your Hands Off Her (Big Bill Broonzy)

Whiskey in the Jar (trad)

Honky Tonk Women (Mick Jagger / Keith Richards)

Wild Mountain Thyme (trad)


Hurrah For The Life Of A Country Boy......

A Deacons compilation (2014)

Studio recordings from Happy as Saturday & Using That Thing, live recordings from Worston Mill, The Unicorn Folk Club (Dec 2007) and BBC Radio Shropshire (Feb 2007)

Track list:

Introduction – Genevieve Tudor

Country Life

Close to the Wind

Creeping Jane

The White Cockade


The Maid from Coolmore

Down Where the Drunkards Roll  - Vocals: Cheryl York

Man of the Earth

Somebody Else Not Me

Ay Up Mi Duck

Keep Your Hands Off Her

Drill Ye Tarriers Drill

From Clare to Here

Lowlands of Holland

Withered and Died

Fumbling With The Blues

Hard Hearted Hannah

Wild Mountain Thyme

Somebody’s Been Using That Thing

This Wheel’s On Fire

The Outro (Whiskey In The Jar)


A Night Like This 


Recorded at Inspire Sound by Matt Bishop March 2017


Mingulay Boat Song (Hugh Robertson)

The Lakes of Ponchartrain (Trad)

Lost at Sea (Bellinger)

How Can A Poor Man Stand These Times and Live (Blind Alfred Reed)

Lowlands (Trad)

Farewell to the Gold (Paul Metsers)

Flatwater Fran (Phil Cunningham)

Nights Like This (Jim Hancock)

Indiana (Andy Mitchell)

Willin' (Lowell George)

Payday (Bellinger)

Martha (Tom Waits)

The Baker's Daughter (Virginia Kettle)

The Banks of the Bann (Trad)

Cousin Jack (Steve Knightley)

Pleasant and Delightful (Trad)


Rolling Home


Recorded at Inspire Sound by Matt Bishop March 2017

with guests Greg Russell and Adrian Dear

Limited edition mini CD released in memory of Colin Oates, a good friend and stalwart of the Stafford folk scene for nearly 30 years. His favourite song at the end of the night was always Rolling Home. Fundraiser for The Sepsis Trust in accordance with the wishes of his family.


Rolling Home (John Tams)

Pleasant and Delightful (Trad)

Dido Bendigo (Trad)





2. With Steve Goodchild:

The Silkstone Sessions


3. With Root Chords:

Root Chords Live

Recorded at Alexanders Chester in 2003

Track list:

1. Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)

2. 29 Ways / Payday (Willie Dixon / Graham Bellinger)

3. Treated Wrong (Brownie McGee)

4. Long Time Gone (Darrell Scott)

5. Come from the Heart (Susanna Clark & Richard Leigh)

6. With a Memory Like Mine (Darrell Scott)

7. Why Don’t You Try Me (E.Young)

8. Galway Farmer (Steve Knightley)

9. Downtown Train (Tom Waits)

10. Tulsa Time (Danny Flowers)

11. St. James Infirmary (Traditional)

12. Mercedes Benz/ Down South In New Orleans (Joplin/ Newirth/ Charles)



4. With The Deportees:

Three In A Bar

Live recordings from various pubs on the Welsh Border

Track list:

She Got There In The End (Graham Bellinger)

Angel (Adrian Dear)

Over The Hill(John Martyn)

Come From The Heart (Clark/ Leigh)

I Know My Babe (Trad)

Copperhead Road (Steve Earle)

It’s A Song (Graham Bellinger)

Lost Horizon (Graham Bellinger)

The Book Of Love (Peter Gabriel)

Payday (Graham Bellinger)

Long Time Gone(Darrell Scott)

Come on In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson)



5. Solo:

After the Tone

Songs 1970 to 1993 (1994)



Old Blue Suit

Blues and ragtime songs (2003)

Track list:

Pickin’ the Blues

Richland Woman Blues

I Ain’t Got No Home

Turn Your Money Green

Big Time Woman

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now

Brownsville Blues

Hard Hearted Hannah

Love in Vain

Statesboro Blues

The Midnight Special

Ragtime Millionaire

Come on in my Kitchen


See separate blog for song and recording details


Built To Last

Songs inspired by Shropshire and the Marches (2003)

Graham Bellinger: Guitar, Dobro, Mandocello,

Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica, Percussion, Vocal

Bill Malkin: Bass guitar

Mick Horton: Keyboards

Dave Manley: Reeds, Whistles, Flute

Phil Bradley: Harmonica

Produced and recorded by Bill Malkinat Shamwari Studio, Christleton, Chester

The Welsh Marches & White in the Moon the Long Road Lies - tunes traditional, words by A E Housman

Timeless Land by Vicky Williams

Country Life 1 traditional, Country Life 2 by Steve Knightley

All other songs by Graham Bellinger

 Track list:

The Welsh Marches

Built to Last

The Long Mountain

Feet on the Ground


The Saturday Gig

The Drover’s Song

Rumours of War

The Devil’s Chair

Country Life/ Country Life


On the Black Hill

Mitchell’s Fold

Timeless Land

White in the Moon the Long Road Lies


Further information and lyrics in separate blog


Black and White Days

Songs inspired by the 1960's Soho folk scene (2006)

Track list:

Lost Horizon

The Man in the Moon


Nick and Paul at Ascot

In a Summer Marketplace

Gimme a Break

Ralph and Davy Go Picking in Paris

Doghouse Roses

Black and White

Red Rag Blues

Gone Away From You

Slow Fade


See separate blog for song and recording details




 More blues, ragtime and rock n roll (2010)

Track list:

Bad Karma Blues

Diddy Wa Diddy

Sitting On Top Of The World

Red Rag Blues


Police Dog Blues

I’m Certainly Living A Ragtime Life

New Poor Man’s Blues

She Gets There In The End

Somebody Else Not Me

No Money Down

Turn Your Money Green

The Panic Is On

That’ll Never Happen No More

Pickin The Blues 2010

St Louis Blues

Key To The Highway

Good Shepherd                                            


See separate blog for song and recording details



Folk country and rock n roll (2011)

Fund raiser for The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Backford, Chester


Recorded by Bill Malkin – Shamwari Studios, Christleton, Chester

GB - Vocals, Acoustic and slide guitars,Harmonica, Mandolin, Banjo, Bouzar


Adrian Dear – Electric guitar        
Mick Green – Mandolin

Bill Malkin – Bass guitar


Track list:

Hey Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams)

Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan)

Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell)

Black Is The Colour (Traditional)

Save The Last Dance For Me (Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman)

Take Me Home Country Roads (Denver, Nivert & Danoff)

Slip Sliding Away (Paul Simon)

Waiting For A Train (Jimmy Rodgers)

Take Good Care Of My Baby (Gerry Goffin & Carole King)

Hello Mary Lou (Gene Pitney and Cayet Mangiaracina)

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Waller, Brooks & Razaf)

Singing The Blues (Melvin Endsley)

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell) (Chuck Berry)


Guilty Secrets

New and forgotten songs (2014)

All instruments and songs by GB except Man in the Moon by Bill Malkin & GB

Recorded at various locations by GB


Track list:

Guilty Secrets

Solid Ground

It’s a Song

Earthquake Weather

Man in the Moon

Throw Away the Map

Black & White

Lost Horizon

Border Town

Lost at Sea

Saturday Gig


Reynardine / Wolf



Solid Ground

Folk songs old and recent from both sides of the Atlantic (2016)

All instruments and voice by GB except 'Got Me a a Woman' and 'Our Lady of the Highways' - Tom Doughty lap slide guitar

Recorded at home by GB

Track list:

CD 1 – Across the Western Ocean            CD 2 – Time to Come Home


American Stranger                                           Dido Bendigo

Red Rag to a Bull                                                          Lowlands

House Carpenter                                       The Birkenhead Drill

Come From The Heart                                 The Banks of the Bann

 Haunted House Blues                                         The January Man

 Don’t Think Twice It's Alright                        The Maid From Coolmore

 Our Lady of the Highways *                                      Canadeeio

 Ragtime Millionaire                                              In the Sidings

 Lakes of Ponchartrain                             Ralph & Davey Go Picking

 Got Me a Woman *                                                 Gypsy

Across the Western Ocean                 When I Was No But Sweet Sixteen

                                                       Innisvaddy Annie

                                               Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy

                                                       Nights Like This

                                                     Time to Come Home



 6. Session work: