Nora Lee & Other Ballads - Jimmy Crowley
Long on the missing list, Jimmy’s re-issued, repackaged fifth album. Originally entitled simply, “Jimmy Crowley” on K-Tel Records, the work is now available with some new artwork on a digipack, cardboard replacing the earlier jewel box, bearing the title, ‘Nora Lee & Other Ballads”. Exactly as it was, the only sonic change has been a slight rise in the amplitude.
Produced by ace guitarist, Declan Sinnot, the album proclaims Crowley’s wide eclecticism with caustic urban ballads and self-penned songs finding un-likely bedfellows with sentimental drawing room and Irish-American show songs.
Nora Lee (Trad.)
That's The Way From Day To Day (Trad.)
The Old House (O'Connor)
Come Back Henry Ford (to Our Land) (Tadhg Jordan and Theo Dorgan)
The Bandon Car (Kevin Beal)
The Mad Lady And Me (Jimmy McCarthy)
The Ballad Of Stephen Roche (David Connaughton)
Here I Am Says Bernie Murphy (Jimmy Crowley and Theo Dorgan)
Gortnamona (Percy French/Philip Greene)
Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight (Mike Flannaghan)
The End Of An Era (Kevin Beal)
Jimmy Crowley: The Human Voice and Bouzaki
Declan Sinnott: Acoustic, Spanish and Twelve String Guitar — Harmonium on "Nora Lee"
Tom Stephens: Acoustic Bass — Acoustic Guitar on "End of an Era"
Chris Twomey: Concertina — The Human Voice on "That's The Way"
Eoin Ó Riabhaigh: Uillean Pipes
Brid Cranitch: Piano and Harmonium
Pat Crowley: Piano on "Henry Ford"
Michael 'Mackey McCarthy: Bodhrán and the Camphouse Chorus