A.L. Lloyd (1908 - 1982)

English singer of English and Australian songs, writer on folk music and editor of anthologies of recorded European folk music.

(Full name: Albert Lancaster Lloyd. Also known as Bert Lloyd. Born in Wandsworth, London but lived in Australia for many years and worked on whaling ships. Author of books:
"The Singing Englishman" (1941)
"Come All Ye Bold Miners" (1952)
"Folk Song In England" (1967)
Editor of "The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs" together with Ralph Vaughan Williams (1959))


Australian Bush Songs1956 Riverside Records (USA)RLP 12-606
English Street Songs (*)1956? Riverside Records (USA)RLP 12-614
[Reissued as "Street Songs of England"] 196x? WashingtonWLP 737
English Drinking Songs 1959 Riverside Records (USA)RLP 12-618
[Reissue]2007 TopicTSCD 946
England and Her Folk Sings (A Selection From the Penguin Book) (EP) (*)1960 Collector Records/ Folk Lyric JBG5001
[Reissued as "England and her Traditional Songs: A Selection From the Penguin Book of  English Folk Songs"]2003 FellsideFECD 173
All for me Grog (EP)1961Topic TOP66 
The Iron Muse: A Panorama of Industrial Folk Song1963 Topic12T86 
[Simultaneous issue]1963 ElektraEKL 279
[Partial reissue] (**)1993 TopicTSCD465
First Person (Some Of His Favourite Folk Songs)1966 Topic12T118 
Ballades et shanties des Matelots Anglais 1999Coop Breizh 
Ten Thousand Miles Away: English and Australian Folk Songs (2 CDs) (***)2008FellsideFECD219
An Evening With A.L. Lloyd (live) 2010Fellside 
(* with Alf Edwards)
(** The 1993 album has only 7 tracks from the original album. None by A.L. Lloyd!)
(*** Includes all the tracks from "English Street Songs" 1956?)


The Best Of A.L. Lloyd1966 Xtra 
Classic A.L. Lloyd 1994Fellside FECD 098
The Old Bush Songs 1994Larrikin LRF 354

Collaboration - A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl, Louis Killen, Ian Campbell, Cyril Tawney, Sam Larner and Harry H. Corbett.

Blow the Man Down (EP)1956Topic TOP98
[Reissue][with bonus tracks] 1993TopicTSCD464

Collaborations - Ewan McColl and Bert Lloyd.

Title. year. Label. number.
Bold Sportsmen All: Gamblers & Sporting Blades 1962 TopicTSCD 495
English and Scottish Folk Ballads 1964Topic 12T103
[Reissue with bonus tracks]1996TopicTSCD 480
A Sailor's Garland 1966 Prestige PL-13043
[Reissue]? Transatlantic XTRA 5013
Blow Boys Blow 1967 Tradition Records TLP1026
[Reissue]   Transatlantic XTRA 1952
[Reissue] ?1997 Tradition Records TCD 1024

Collaborations - Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L. Lloyd and Dave Swarbrick.

Title. year. Label. number.
Whaler out of New Bedford ? Folkways  FW 3850

Various artists - Louis Killen, A.L. Lloyd, Ian Campbell Folk Group and Dave Swarbrick.

Title. year. Label. no
Sea Songs and Shanties - Farewell Nancy 1964 Topic 12T110

Various artists - A.L. Lloyd, Alf Edwards, Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy, Trevor Lucas, Martyn Wyndham-Read.

Title. year. Label. no
Leviathan! Ballads and Songs of the Whaling Trade 1967 Topic 12T174
[Reissue]1999 Topic 

Various artists - A.L. Lloyd, Frankie Armstrong, Roy Harrsis, Martyn Wyndham Read, Alistair Anderson et al.

Title. year. Label. no
The Valiant Sailor - Songs and Ballads of Nelson's Navy1973Topic 12TS232

Anthology - Various artists including Ewan MacColl, Roy Harris, Louis Killen, Peter Bellamy and A.L. Lloyd.

Round Cape Horn1998 TopicTSCD 499

Anthology - Frankie Armstrong, Maddy Prior, Cyril Tawney, The Watersons, Peta Webb, A.L. Lloyd, Roy Bailey, Linda Adams, Peter Bellamy, Patti Reid, John Kirkpatrick, Martin Carthy, Shirley Collins, Swan Arcade, June Tabor et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
Voices - English Traditional Songs 1992 Fellside FECD 87
[Reissue]1999 Musica PangaeaMP10004

Collaboration - Bert Lloyd, Anne Briggs and Frankie Armstrong.

The Bird In The Bush1966  

Best albums(*).

England and her Traditional Songs 1960/2003
Leviathan! Ballads and Songs of the Whaling Trade1967

(*)Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

The Two Magicians
The Drunken Maidens
All For Me Grog
Maggie May
The Derby Ram
When Johnson's Ale Was Now
Rosin the Beau

Anthology - Waterson:Carthy, Barry Dransfield, A.L. Lloyd, Anne Briggs, Shirley Collins, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Incredible String Band, Magna Carta, Lindisfarne, Sandy Denny, Oak, Richard Thompson et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
Anthology of English Folk (5 CDs) 2007? Deja Vu  

Anthology - A.L. Lloyd at el.

Title. year. Label. number.
Columbia World  Library of Folk and Primitive Music: England 1955 Columbia AKL 4943 
Voices: English Traditional Songs 1992Fellside FECD 87
Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year 2000Rounder 11661-1850-2

Last updated on 03/02/2011