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  1. Born At The Best Time
  2. Down Home American Boy
  3. It’s Only A Song
  4. Two Singers
  5. Stourbridge Town
  6. Let’s Pass An Hour Away
  7. The King Of Black Country Comedy
  8. Donald McLintock’s Guitar
  9. Spring Is In The Air
  10. Richard Bennett
  11. I Ain’t Deaf
  12. A Cautious State Of Mind
  13. Bench By The Sea
  14. Church Street Blues
  15. Headin’ For Home

DB0166 - Beaujangle Label - 2016 - "Headin’ For Home" - Bev Pegg and Friends.

A collection of 15 songs, all but one written and performed by Bev together with a bunch of his good musician friends. Released: June 2016.

 



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  1. Rolling River Blues
  2. John Henry
  3. Mean Ol' Frisco
  4. Cornbread, Peas and Black Molasses
  5. You Can’t Get That Stuff No More
  6. It’s Tight Like That
  7. Goodnight Irene
  8. Lost Lover Blues
  9. Railroad Bill
  10. Vigilante Man
  11. Going To Germany
  12. Out With The Wrong Woman

DB0086 - Beaujangle Label - 2014 - "Rolling River Blues"

"Just played the CD - love it! Not a duff track on there - Bryan Chalker - Somer Valley 97.5FM "Same Roots, Different Fruits" show - 5.3.15 //
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"A track from Bev Pegg's new album "Rolling River Blues". As with his other albums, I sure did enjoy listening to it" - Russell Hill - Russell Hill's Country Music Show on 93.7 Express FM - 8.3.15
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Going back to my teenage years, I was a keen blues fan. (I had my harmonica confiscated by the history teacher at school). I poured over the records of the country blues people like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Huddie Ledbetter and Big Bill Broonzy, as well as the Urban guys like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker. As Jon Hendricks used to say, “The Blues is jazz’s mother, and you’ve got to be in trouble if you try to have one without the other”.

 

Bev Pegg and his friends have certainly done their homework, and captured the essence of the Blues and Skiffle genre in this selection of songs. It’s an authentic sound, full of atmosphere and well recorded.

 

I must admit though, that I do have a problem with a bunch of Midlanders singing with a deep Southern drawl (as in USA). I appreciate it would sound awful singing this material with an English Accent: however to my ears it does sound a wee bit contrived. This was always somewhat of a tricky dilemma even in the Skiffle era of the 1950s.

 

Also, perhaps a wider use of the instrumentation, with a few solos from band members, would give more variety and contrast to the CD, which, however, like a lot of Blues records, tends to be a bit samey.

 

I know Bev gets booked on a number of Festivals, and his live act is very entertaining, so this CD should sell well. Good luck to you, Bev.

 

Recommended to all you Blues fans!

 

Trefor Williams – Just Jazz Magazine – June 2015 Issue



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  1. Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms
  2. I'm Thinkin' Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
  3. Streamline Cannonball
  4. The Tennessee Stud
  5. Toy Heart
  6. Wabash Cannonball
  7. White Dove
  8. You Are My Sunshine
  9. Blues Stay Away From Me
  10. Nine Pound Hammer
  11. Keep On The Sunny Side
  12. Rose Of My Heart
  13. Old Salty Dog Blues
  14. Carolina Star
  15. Texas Eagle
  16. Rocky Top

DB0046 - Beaujangle Label - 2013 - "Wildwood"
Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass/mandolin, Pete Hartley-violin, Richard Collins-banjo, Maurice Hipkiss-dobro, Ricky Cool-harmonica, Harry Rowlands-bass/vocal.

Review of "Wildwood" from the July / August issue of Maverick Magazine:

"Veteran country entertainer Bev Pegg has been on the scene for more years than I care to remember. He is the consummate country musician and flits between styles to keep his long-time fans on their toes. This latest album is subtitiles "The Bluegrass Album" and is a collection of musty old favourites given a run-through by Bev (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass), supported by Harry Rowlands (bass, backing vocals), Pete Hartley violin), Maurice Hipkiss (dobro) and Richard Collins (banjo).
I've heard these songs many, many times over the years, and though these versions are well done, there's nothing that jumps out and grabs my attention. What is impressive is the booklet with a brief history of each of the songs. A higher quality gig album that is a keeper for newer country music fans."

Maverick Magazine. July / August 2013.



 


Country Field

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  1. Did You Like The Battle Sir?
  2. The Yarn Of The Nancy Bell
  3. Hammers Are Ringing 'Round Cradley
  4. The Three Jolly Butchers
  5. The Chainmaker's Lullaby
  6. Duel On The Hill
  7. Get Your Chains From Cradley
  8. Wes Hardin And Bad Roy Hill
  9. The Anvil Yard
  10. Chokin' Foundry Blues
  11. Dear Phil
  12. On Benny Brookes's Retirement
  13. Banks's Good Beer
  14. I'll Fly Away

DB0042 - Beaujangle Label - 2012 - "Folk Songs from a Cradley Bloke"

14 tracks of mainly original folk songs linked to the Cradley area of the Black Country. There are a few traditional songs plus the popular "Did You Like The Battle Sir?" co-written by John Richards and Bev back in 1972.
Musicians from Bev's regular band line-ups appear on various tracks:
Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass/mandolin/resonator guitar/banjo/keyboard/percussion,
Pete Hartley-violin,
Maurice Hipkiss-dobro,
Harry Rowlands-bass/vocal,
Ken Wright-drums/vocal.

This CD includes a 16-page insert of sleeve notes of lyrics and photographs.

Review of "Folk Songs From A Cradley Bloke":

"An old school set from an old school Black Country folkie. Highlights are the social history songs of the long gone Cradley chainmaking industry, but elsewhere the sound is very dated and the songs and treatments don't linger long in the memory" - Anonymous review from the March 2013 issue of "fROOTS" magazine.

Passing comment by Bev........"Very grateful for the review, however isn't the sound of traditional style folk songs supposed to be very dated?"

 


Country
                          Field

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  1. Rendezvous
  2. That Song We Used To Call Our Own
  3. Didn't I?
  4. A Little Bit Of Country Music and A Little Bit Of Rock'n'Roll
  5. Love Song
  6. Mr. Landlord, don't Worry
  7. Apache
  8. Dear August
  9. Billy's Dilemna
  10. Everybody's Got To Have Friends
  11. Twelve Month Valentine
  12. The House on The Brow of The Hill
  13. Wildwood Flower
  14. Sweet Georgia Brown
  15. Learning The Game
  16. Wes Hardin and Bad Roy Hill
  17. Over

DB0041 - Beaujangle Label - 2012 - "Rendezvous"

17 tracks of mainly "country/rock" style songs, although difficult to categorise due to a bit of jazz guitar and bluegrass thrown in for good measure. Performed by Bev on vocal/guitar/bass guitar/mandolin/banjo/percussion/keyboard, together with several of his regular band pals namely Pete Hartley-violin, Maurice Hipkiss-pedal steel guitar/dobro, Dutch Lewis-saxophones, Harry Rowlands-bass guitar/vocal, Ken Wright-drums/vocal. All have contributed to various tracks on this album.
The CD includes an 8-page sleeve notes and lyrics.

Review: "Rendezvous" was chosen as the showcase album on Express FM's Country Music Show hosted by Russell Hill on Sunday 19th August 2012. It was described as "absolutely marvellous" by the DJ and three tracks were broadcast during the show which were "A Little Bit Of Country Music and a Little Bit Of Rock 'n' Roll", "Apache" and "Sweet Georgia Brown".

Review: "Rendezvous" was reviewed in the March / April issue of "Music Maker" magazine as follows:

"Bev Pegg is a musician who can seemingly turn his hand to a myriad of styles, from country to skiffle, from rock 'n' roll to rhythm and blues. Throw in a little jazz, bluegrass and humour, offer solo and band engagements and seemingly you have an unstoppable one-man entertainment industry.

The rendezvous here is with sounds largely American and the album has an undoubted country feel but not exclusively so. I don't think Bev would claim to be the world's greatest singer (he probably doesn't claim to be Stourbridge's either) but his voice has a certain rough around the edges world-weary charm that fits the music just perfect. He's also adept across a range of different instruments but with a number of associates to hand, Rendezvous presents the sound of a band in full swing.

A good chunk of the songs are Bev's own, of which the title track is as good a road song romance as you're likely to hear east of Route 66. Covers include a version of Wildwood Flower, interestingly sung from a male perspective, while Learning The Game, a much underrated Buddy Holly song, is delivered with all the poignancy it deserves. A couple of instrumentals add to the overall diversity on show, with a fine version of Apache displaying Bev's unerring skill at precision mimicry.

Over fifty years in the business and Bev shows no sign of tiring just yet."

Peter Stevenson - Music Maker Magazine.

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RENDEZVOUS

"Beaujangle Recordings, West Midlands-based vocalist, guitarist and comedian Bev Pegg's own label has been releasing albums for over 40 years now, and Pegg himself has been making music for even longer. This 2012 release, an eclectic 17-track effort and the 42nd on the label, blends, if not a little loosely at times, layers of jazz, country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll with anecdotal tales. All 17 songs on the album offer somewhat of an insight into Bev's musical tendencies and career, being the frontman of several genre-specific bands; Bev Pegg and his Good Time Jazz Gang, and Bev Pegg and his Cowboy Band being just two of them. "Rendezvous", "A Little Bit of Country Music" and "House On The Brow Of The Hill", three of ten self-penned songs, are all country, rocking and rolling numbers, each carrying their infectious melodies and quirkily written hooks well. There's even a few "old favourites" embedded in the album too; seven in fact from a country-fused rendition of Gerry Rafferty's "Didn't I?" to the southern-binding "Apache". A haunting interpretation of Lesley Duncan's "Love Song", with Bev's dry vocals and gentle harmonies at the helm, creates an enchanting listen, whilst the interlude blue-jazz "Sweet Georgia Brown" gets the old foot tapping.
There's a lot to get your teeth into with this package, and what's more; Bev released a further two albums since its release. The fact that he's in his 70s and still making decent music, and doing it well is utterly admirable, and it's this maturity, particularly in his voice, that gives the album its distinguished edge. If you like a slightly unpolished and quirky, but nevertheless eclectic sound then Pegg could be your man. We look forward to the next ones Bev!"

Emily Saxton
Maverick Magazine
June 2014

 


Country Field

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  1. Goin' To The Cowboy Dance Tonight
  2. I'm Still Rockln'
  3. A Poor Boy's Lament
  4. Hot Rod Telecaster
  5. Sad Sweet Mary Ann
  6. I'm My Own Grandpa
  7. I'll Be Ever By Your Side
  8. I'm Observin'You
  9. Good Friends Together
  10. You're In My Mind
  11. There Ain't Nothin'Else
  12. Stefanie
  13. Song Of The Soch
  14. Guitar Boogie
  15. Still Got That Broken Heart
  16. Old Jack's Band
  17. I Just Want Things To Be Like Before
  18. Quick Off The Mark
  19. Yearning (Just For You)

 DB0033 - Beaujangle Label - 2011 - "Country Field" - Bev Pegg - A selection of various country style songs, many of which are original Bev Pegg compositions. Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass guitar/mandolin/percussion/harmonica/keyboard, Harry Rowlands-bass guitar, Ken Wright-drums, Hannah McCormack-backing vocals, Matt Cox-piano, Maurice Hipkiss-pedal steel guitar/dobro, Pete Hartley-violin.
"Country Field" was reviewed and given a 5 star rating by "Maverick Magazine" in their October 2011 issue: "If you've not heard of Bev before, you're in for a treat. Based in the UK's Black Country, Bev Pegg is able to perform a wide variety of styles ranging from jazz and skiffle to rock 'n' roll. Supported by his superb band, together they turn their hands to country and excel with each and every one of these nineteen tunes, fifteen of which were penned by Bev.
With so many fine examples to choose from, it is difficult to find the best track, but if this had to be done it would be Good Friends Together. Just like its title suggests, this is one to sing along to with a couple of pals with the introduction of the harmonica adding further quality to this tune. Bev and his band are also more than capable of releasing tracks that can get couples on the dance floor whilst gazing wistfully into each other's eyes. A Poor Boy's Lament is simply brilliant especially when the quality of the fiddle allows for a bona-fide great song to feature on this genuinely excellent album. Country rockabilly tracks are also scattered around the record, which includes Hot Rod Telecaster. The guitar skills demonstrated by Bev on this instrumental are quite awesome and acts as a benchmark for how a guitar can sound if played skilfully. Bev is a prolific songwriter and performer. It would be quite incredible to see this material being performed in the flesh. That would be a sight many wouldn't forget in a hurry." - Russell Hill - Maverick Magazine and Express FM Radio Presenter.


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  1. San Antonio Rose (Wills)
  2. Anytime (Lawson)
  3. Truck Driving Man (Fell)
  4. Uncle Pen (Monroe)
  5. You Win Again (Williams)
  6. No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine (Reno/Smiley/Swift)
  7. City Of New Orleans (Goodman)
  8. Orange Blossom Special (Rouse)
  9. Bonaparte's Retreat (Trad./King/Stewart)
  10. Singing The Blues (Endsley)
  11. Mountain Dew (Lunsford)
  12. How Come My Dog Don't Bark? (Podridge)
  13. Alabama Jubilee (Yellen/Cobb)
  14. Cripple Creek (Trad)
  15. Route 66 (Troup)
  16. The Old Chisholm Trail (Trad)

" Come Along Boys and Listen To My Tale" - Bev Pegg plus musicians from his Cowboy Band play a collection of popular country classics." Musicians: Maurice Hipkiss-pedal steel guitar/dobro/violin, Pete Hartley-violin, Pete Boddis-mandolin/backing vocals, Harry Rowlands-bass guitar/backing vocals, Ken Wright-drums, Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/mandolin/banjo.

Come Along Boys An' Listen To My Tale" was reviewed in the January 2010 issue of "Maverick" magazine as follows:

"Harking back to the great days of country music by including some fine covers with many surpassing the originals.

A West Midlands native but sings as though he's actually from Texas or Nashville, Bev Pegg is something special. Bev's six-man band was only formed in 2008 but what a sound they have been able to create in such a short space of time. The album containing covers of some of the truly great songs in country music, their attempts certainly are commendable and certainly worth a dance or two with a loved one.

Mountain Dew has to be the finest of the sixteen tracks. With a quality opening beat that seems to run through the tune's duration, I'm sure that this has been played to energetic efforts by both band and crowd in countless large and small venues due to how good it is. The traditional Cripple Creek has an authentic sound about it which I'm sure die-hard fans of this great style of music would appreciate and probably include it in their list of top renditions as, just like Mountain Dew is just so outrageously good.

Even Hank Williams You Win Again is included on the album and a version which I'm sure ol' Hank wouldn't object to hearing. With some mighty sweet pedal steel playing and vocals that certainly give credit to Hank, this song has the ability to transport you to one of Nashville's honky tonks due to its authentic sound. Only the most talented need apply when attempting to play Orange Blossom Special, and in the example of this band they can certainly count themselves in this musical camp. The highest of plaudits must go to the violinist Pete Hartley, as his playing is just marvellous. A faster version than many, this merely adds to the frenetic quality laid down by its creator Ervin T. Rouse who I'm sure feels very proud that his tune is still being played at this level over seventy years since composing it.

A lengthy album it may be due to it consisting of sixteen tracks, this extensive playtime is by no means a negative aspect as each and every song finds themselves ending up just as good as each other. An awesome album to say the least performed by a band who are simply outstanding." - R.H. - "Maverick" magazine - January 2010. ///


 

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  1. The Promised Land
  2. God Help Me
  3. It Don't Bother Me That Much
  4. Swing 42
  5. Biding My Time In Worcestershire
  6. It's So Easy
  7. Wasn't Born To Follow
  8. Walk On By
  9. You Never Can Tell
  10. Just Be Friends
  11. Dancing Girl
  12. The Cradley Heath Song
  13. Lady, Oh Lady
  14. You Tell Me Your Dreams
  15. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  16. Diana
  17. Angelina Don't Go Out Tonight
  18. Lucille
  19. Take Me Home Country Roads
  20. Guitar Man
 

DB0022-2/CD - Beaujangle Label - 2013 - "All Sorts Of Stuff" from Bev Pegg. A wide variety of music styles frequently performed by Bev either as a solo act or with his band, including 6 self-penned songs of Bev's. This CD was originally released in April 2008, however Bev was never totally happy with the mix, consequently the whole album has been re-recorded and re-released in July 2013. Stock Available - Tracks: The Promised Land / God Help Me / It Don't Bother Me That Much / Swing 42 / Biding My Time In Worcestershire / It's So Easy / Wasn't Born To Follow / Walk On By / You Never Can Tell / Just Be Friends / Dancing Girl / The Cradley Heath Song / Lady, Oh Lady / You Tell Me Your Dreams / It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Diana / Angelina Don't Go Out Tonight / Lucille / Take Me Home Country Roads / Guitar Man. Musicians: Maurice Hipkiss-pedal steel guitar, Dutch Lewis-saxophones, Ken Freeman-piano, Harry Rowlands-bass guitar/vocals, Ken Wright-drums, Kate Pegg-backing vocal, Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass/mandolin/banjo/keyboard/harmonica/percussion.

The original version of "All Sort Of Stuff" was reviewed in the March 2011 edition of "Maverick" magazine as follows:

"Versatile Bev gives it all he's got. Based in the West Midlands in the UK, Bev not only concentrates his extraordinary talent just on one genre but several. Country has been covered in many of his previous records and here Bev is found in a rock and roll mood which, defines his ability to make his audience shake a tail feather.

The album contains an astonishing twenty-one songs and all are absolute crackers. Walk On By is always a crowd favourite and I can see this going down an absolute storm in his frequent gigs. Also highly enjoyable and creditable is Buddy Holly's It's So Easy. A bona fide classic, it is covered extremely well here with Bev's lead guitar so impressive that you can see this track influencing up-and-coming musicians.

Bev Pegg is an artist I highly recommend to anybody who likes their music performed by someone who is obviously skilful in doing so - I hope to catch him live in the not-too-distant future." - Russell Hill - "Maverick" magazine - March issue 2011.

All
                          Aboard

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  1. Midnight Special
  2. How Can You Keep On Movin'
  3. I'm Alabama Bound
  4. Greenback Dollar
  5. In The Pines
  6. I Shall Not Be Moved
  7. How Long Blues
  8. Bring A Little Water Sylvie
  9. Hard Times Comes Again No More
  10. I'm Troubled
  11. Lost John
  12. Freight Train
  13. Down On The Banks Of The Ohio
  14. Down By The Riverside
  15. See See Rider
  16. The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along
  17. I Wanna Go Home
  18. My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
DB0017/CD - Beaujangle label - 2007 - "All Aboard" - Bev Pegg and his Railroad Skiffle Group - Authentic USA skiffle / folk / blues songs dating right back to the 1850s. Released May 2007. Stock available. - Tracks: Midnight Special / How Can You Keep On Movin' / I'm Alabama Bound / Greenback Dollar / In The Pines / I Shall Not Be Moved / How Long Blues / Bring A Little Water Sylvie / Hard Times, Come Again No More / I'm Troubled / Lost John / Freight Train / Down By The Riverside / See See Rider / The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along / I Wanna Go Home / My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night. - Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/mandolin/banjo, Paul Degville-guitar, Harry Rowlands-bass guitar/vocal, Ken Wright-drums/vocal, Pete Hartley-violin, Big Jim Merris-harmonica.

This album was reviewed in "The Musician" magazine, Autumn 2007:

"Eighteen wonderful cuts of skiffle, jugband and rent party music from Bev and his three-man group, who are supported by violinist Pete Hartley and the blues harp of Big Jim Merris. From Midnight Special to My Old Kentucky Home Goodnight, this compilation is simply marvellous and a reminder of why skiffle was so influential in the 1950s. More!"

Keith Ames - "The Musician"
 

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  1. The Darktown Strutter's Ball
  2. Lazy River
  3. Louisiana
  4. Someday Sweetheart
  5. Mississipi Mud
  6. It Had To Be You
  7. Miss Annabelle Lee
  8. Please
  9. Keep Young And Beautiful
  10. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  11. Yes Sir That's My Baby
  12. You Took Advantage of Me
  13. Sleepy Time Down South
  14. Dinah
 

DB0015/CD - Beaujangle label - 2004 - "Mrs. Rosalind Campbell-Smythe Cordially Invites You To Her Party." - Bev Pegg & his Good Time Jazz Gang - 1920s & 30s Classic Jazz Influence. Stock now available again after previous sell out. Tracks: The Darktown Strutter's Ball / Lazy River / Louisiana / Someday Sweetheart / Mississippi Mud / It Had To Be You / Miss Annabelle Lee / Please / Keep Young And Beautiful / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister kate / Yes Sir, That's My Baby / You Took Advantage Of Me / When It's Sleepy Time Down South / Dinah. - Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/banjo, John Burnett-trumpet, Norman Field-clarinet/saxophone/whistle, Derek Halford-trombone, Roger Heeley-piano, Len Thwaites-double bass, Ken Wright-drums.

Music Maker Magazine Review of " Miss Rosalind Campbell-Smythe Cordially Invites You To Her Party" Album:

"Banjo, vocal introduction to "The Darktown Strutter's Ball" an old jazz favourite that my dad, Alan Breeze used to sing with the Billy Cotton Bandshow. This set is firmly routed in the '20s jazz era which was reflected later in the '50s by BBC Light Programme, where I spent much of my childhood watching my dad record Radio and TV shows. "Lazy River" is a classic Hoagy Carmichael song that the wonderful Bobby Darin had such a big hit with. Very relaxed presentation of the song, which leads into "Louisiana", followed by "Someday Sweetheart" with a clear piano introduction and Bev Pegg's easy style of delivery in his vocal presentation. These are sentiments and lyrics from a different era that we have sadly exchanged in modern times for far less coherent offerings. There are a host of other songs and tunes from an earlier age including Walter Donaldson's and Gus Kahn's "Yes Sir, That's My Baby", a track that I'm sure BBC Radio stalwart Desmond Carrington would add to his playlist. Paul Whiteman's Orchestra were the first to record "Mississippi Mud" in the '20s and ironically enough I have a copy of that band's original wage sheet from the period, which I will feature in a later article. It will be somewhat of an eye opener regarding fees that they were paid. Bev and the band cover the evergreen Rogers and Hart's "You Took Advantage Of Me" in a mid swing tempo and then play ably through the penultimate track "Sleepy Time Down South". "Dinah" is the final offering on this 14 track CD and heralds the end of a very enjoyable set that takes one back to earlier times and very fond memories. It?s strange reviewing this CD at this time, as I am writing a book on my father Alan Breeze and his life with Bill Cotton's Band and our family. Granada TV are supposed to be making a film about the Cottons (father and son) later this year and I am informed that one of the UK?s best actors Timothy Spall (Auf Weidersein Pet, Stir Crazy, Sweeny Todd) will be playing my father. As a conclusion I have to congratulate all the musicians involved who are, Bev Pegg (vocals and guitar), John Burnett (trumpet), Norman Field Clarinet and saxophone), Roger Heeley (piano), Len Thwaites (double bass), Ken Wright (drums) and Derek Halford (trombone). All of these musicians are highly rated in the profession for their individual abilities and are equally at home using their talents in a group formation. The sessions were recorded at Beaujangle Studios in Worcestershire with both musical arrangements and production by Bev Pegg. - Michele Breeze - Music Maker Magazine. March/April 2009

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  1. SeaScape Cottage
  2. Fifties America
  3. Jonesy In Trouble
  4. Summer In Grafton Street
  5. I Ain't Sure
  6. Halesowen '57
  7. Strictly Business
  8. Oh Annie
  9. The Wednesday Singles Night Dance
  10. Nearly As Good
  11. Girl On A Boat
  12. Mother Of The Bride
  13. Still Water
  14. On The River At Henley
  15. Broad Street Blues
  16. Gran'pa's Truck
  17. Come And See Us Again
  18. Finally Settled Down
  19. Sweet Farewell
 

DB0013/CD - Beaujangle label - 2003 - "Seascape Cottage" by Bev Pegg - Original songs with Country / Bluegrass influence. - Stock available. - Tracks: Seascape Cottage / Fifties America / Jonesy In Trouble / Summer In Grafton Street / I Ain't Sure / Halesowen '57 / Strictly Business / Oh Annie / The Wednesday Singles Night Dance / Nearly As Good / Girl On A Boat / Mother Of The Bride / Still Water / On The River At Henley / Broad Street Blues / Gran'pa's Truck / Come And See Us Again / Finally Settled Down / Sweet Farewell. - Musicians: All vocals and instrumental work by Bev Pegg.

Music Maker Magazine Review of "Seascape Cottage" Album. March / April 2009:

"Whilst Bev's name is vaguely familiar, I can't ever recall receiving one of his albums - and what a treat I've missed until now. The casual listener might be forgiven for thinking that many of these songs are previously un-released Ramblin' Jack Elliott tracks - but they are all Pegg originals, with the single exception of "Sweet Farewell" which he adapted from John Grigg's original. Bev is a man of many talents and able to sing with a convincing American talking-blues or bluegrass "twang", but then reverting to his native Midlands accent for folksy items like "Strictly Business" and "Halesowen '57". Pegg is a very able acoustic guitarist, gifted songwriter, comedian and all round musical entertainer and his wry sense of humour surfaces from time to time, making this 19-track album a thoroughly entertaining experience. I loved his take on Ramblin' Jack with the engaging title track and was convinced of a genuine American pedigree; how wrong I was. Pegg is simply extremely adept at switching dialects and I'd love to hear him in a live situation. It's never easy to create a full collection of nineteen songs using just a solo acoustic for accompaniment but Pegg pulls it off superbly. A subtle bass does creep in on occasions but this is primarily one man and his guitar singing and picking his socks off. I adored his tongue-in-cheek "Nearly As Good" with its references to Howard Keel, Johnny Cash, Roger Daltrey, Rick Nelson and Frank Sinatra. Clever stuff.Another favourite of mine is "Girl On A Boat" and Bev's picking is superb - but it gets better on "Gran'pa's Truck". This is pure nostalgia for an old American pick-up truck and his lyrical pace and delivery reminded me somewhat of the late Jerry Reed. A final bonus point for me is the inner sleeve colour shot of the splendid 1951 Cadillac. Highly recommended for many reasons. Bryan ChalkerMusic Maker Magazine. March/April 2009

Maverick Magazine review of "Seascape Cottage" February 2011:

Those who have yet to discover Bev for themselves are in for a treat. Hailing from the UK's Black Country and having released countless numbers of records that cover country, pop, jazz and skiffle, the multi-talented Bev Pegg is an artist who seems to have everything going for him. With the exception of one, all of the songs on this album were written by Bev himself and each demonstrate an artist at ease with himself and the talent which he has. The result is a cracking album that covers several styles from folk to country. "Come And See Us Again" sees Bev demonstrating his vocals extremely well and the picking ability he possesses is something to simply stand and marvel at. This sublime quality is also found on "I Aint Sure". With a catchy chorus to it, this tune's tongue-in-cheek sound should make the listener raise a smile on more than one occasion as well as wanting to sing along. Having performed alongside Robert Plant on many occasions, the respect which Bev has gained from this other legendary figure and many other established figures shows that Bev is no flash in the pan, and has musical longevity that the participants in any reality show should be envious of. - Russell Hill - Maverick Magazine - February 2011.

 

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  1. That's My Weakness Now
  2. Just One More Chance
  3. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
  4. Mill Street Rag
  5. Mean To Me
  6. I'm Going To Give It To Mary With Love
  7. Tea For Two
  8. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
  9. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  10. Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' My Jelly Roll
  11. Woodchester Rag
  12. I Would Do Anything For You
  13. Trouble in Mind
  14. Singin' In The Rain
  15. All The Things You Are
  16. Shine
  17. Frankie And Johnny
  18. Twenty Four Robbers
 

DB0012/CD - Beaujangle label - 2002 - "String Jazz" - Bev Pegg & his Gang of Two - 1920s & 30s jazz in acoustic style - Stock available. - Tracks: That's My Weakness Now / Just One More Chance / Make Me  A Pallet On The Floor / Mill Street Rag / Mean To Me / I'm Going To Give It To Mary With Love / Tea For Two / Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone / Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll / Woodchester Rag / I Would Do Anything For You / Trouble In Mind / Singin' In The Rain / All The Things You Are / Shine / Frankie And Johhny / Twenty Four Robbers. - Musicians: Bev Pegg-guitar/vocal, Steve Bennett-rhythm guitar, Mike Homer-bass.


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  1. Take your Fingers Off It
  2. I'm Cofessin'
  3. After You've Gone
  4. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  5. Sweet Georgia Brown
  6. Send Me To The Electric Chair
  7. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  8. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
  9. San Francisco Bay Blues
  10. Sweet Lorraine
  11. Doctor Jazz
  12. Everybody Loves My Baby

PKC-077 / PKCD-077 Cassette & CDs - PEK label - 1997 - "Take Your Fingers Off It" - Bev Pegg & his Good Time Jazz Gang - Dixieland Jazz - Stock available. Tracks: Take Your Fingers Off It / I'm Confessin' / After You've Gone / Baby Wont You Please Come Home? / Sweet Georgia Brown / Send Me To The Electric Chair / Alexander's Ragtime Band / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / San Francisco Bay Blues / Sweet Lorraine / Doctor Jazz / Everybody Loves My Baby. - Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar, Gordon Whitworth-trumpet, Rick Vaughan-clarinet, Derek Halford-trombone, Zoltan Sagi-tenor saxophone, Ken Freeman-piano, Len Thwaites-double bass, Tony Caldicott-drums


The "Jazz Rag" review of this album published in January 1998:

Yes, sixty minutes of instant sunshine! Bev Pegg, that irrepressible enthusiast for, performer and supporter of all that lovely music which bears no specific date, just simply gets on with it, respects the classic roots of the idiom and, as I’ve just hinted, gets well and truly involved with the essentials and traditions.

The octet which Bev has assembled for this session has been knowledgeably recruited from that impressive coterie of Midlands mainstreamers which has, over a period of some years, performed with dedication and instrumental brilliance on what I perceive as the “jam session scene”. Therefore, it seems desirable to identify the protagonists by name… so here goes! Gordon Whitworth (trumpet), Rick Vaughan (clarinet), Derek Halford (trombone), Zoltan Sagi (tenor sax), Ken Freeman (piano), Bev Pegg (guitar and vocals), Len Thwaites (double bass) and Tony Caldicott (drums). And what is quite revealing about the standards of musicianship displayed, the whole 12-item collection was recorded on one day, the 3rd of May this year, in just four-and-a-half hours of concentrated jamming. “Good Time Jazz” really says it all – happy sounding, confident, entirely professional music-making. I just love the melodious sound and controlled fury this splendid 8-piece generates; Gordon’s incisive and decisive leads, agile solos; Rick’s fluid and fluent clarinet; Derek’s majestic trombone; Zoltan’s exquisitely lyrical tenor sax; Ken’s dynamic, percussive piano; leader Bev’s fine guitar, both rhythm and solo, plus his relaxed and joyful vocals well featured; then Len’s accurate propulsive bass and, finally, Tony’s ever-swinging and tasteful drumming.

This outstanding hour of light-hearted, polished jazz is well worthy of investment, sure is!

Well done, gentlemen – well done indeed!

Ken Rattenbury - "The Jazz Rag"


"In 1997 Bev Pegg plucked seven top-notch musicians from the rich vein residing in the Midlands to join him, initially for a one off recording session. In just under 5 hours this pick-up band, albeit carefully selected, had recorded 12 tracks on "Take Your Fingers Off It", liked what they'd acheived and decided to form a permanent band - the birth of the Good Time Jazz Gang.
It goes almost without saying that the ensemble playing produced by these fime musicians, who obviously enjoyed themselves and had a good time, is impeccable on each and every track.
Each member also contributes great solos throughout this swinging session and leader Bev Pegg treats the listener to both his wonderful guitar playing and inimitable vocals.
If you haven't got "Take Your Fingers Off It" in your collection, it's worth the effort to get one."


George Giles - 2004

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  1. The Ironmaster's Prayer
  2. The Incomparable Foundry Air
  3. A Cradley Jack Of All Trades
  4. A Precarious Trade
  5. Oh! For An Alvis Limousine
  6. The Vanishing Trick
  7. When We Went To Clent
  8. A Four Pound Rise
  9. Humphrey Hardfeatures Description Of Cast Iron Inventions
  10. Tittlebally Bonk
  11. Cradley Boys & Worcester Girls
  12. Halesowen '57
 

DB008/LP - Beaujangle label - 1980 - "The Foundry Ditty & The Industrial Air" by Bev Pegg - Original Industrial Folk Songs - Deleted but some stock available. Now re-released on CD. Tracks: The Ironmaster's Prayer / When We Went To Clent / Halesowen '57 / The Incomparable Foundry Air / Tittlebally Bonk / A Cradley Jack Of All Trades / Humphrey Hardfeature's Description Of Cast Iron Inventions / A Four Pound Rise / Cradley Boys And Worcester Girls / A Precarious Trade / Oh For An Alvis Limousine / The Vanishing Trick. - Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass guitar/mandolin/banjo/dobro/bazooki/harmonium/drums, Pete Burkes-drums, Harry Rowlands-bass guitar, backing vocals - Vicki & Kate Pegg.

Other albums on the Beaujangle & associated labels that heve either limited stock, or are obsolete are as follows:

DB 0012/Cassette - Beaujangle - 1993 - "The Bev Pegg Band - Live Gigs - 1992 to 1995". - Rock 'n' Roll - Some cassette stock available.
Tracks: Lucille / Great Balls Of Fire / Learning The Game / Tequila / Running Bear / Sweet Little Sixteen / Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow / Rock A While / Long Tall Sally.
Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar, Ken Wright-drums, Harry Rowlands-bass guitar/vocal, Terry Clarke-guitar/vocal, Brian Godwin-keyboard/vocal, Cliff Williams-saxophone, Dutch Lewis-saxophone, Kate Pegg-vocal, Patsy Aston-vocal, Angela Daniels-vocal, Jill Hughes-vocal.

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DB0011 / Cassette (now a few on CD) - 1993 - "Let's Pass An Hour Away" by Bev Pegg - Original songs - Pop/Folk etc.
Tracks: Let's Pass An Hour Away / Biding My Time In Worcestershire / Angelina, Don't Go Out Tonight / Lady Lucy / A Smile For Yesterday / Tea At The Ritz / Did You Like The Battle Sir? / A Well Bred Man / When The Magic Has Gone / Donald McLintock's Guitar / Pals / For You My Love A Red Rose / Princess Of The Night Time / Survivors / Thanks For The Good Times.
Musicians: All vocal & instrumental work by Bev Pegg.
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DB0007/LP (Several copies on CD currently available) - 1978 - "Nostalgia Is A Thing Of The Past" - Bev Pegg and his Goin' Nowhere Band - Original songs - Folk / Country Rock etc.
Tracks (Side 1): Rock 'n' Roll Teddy Boy / We Ain't Goin Nowhere / Sad Sweet Mary Ann / Dancing Girl / Nostalgia Is A Thing Of The Past / Song Of The Soch / (Side 2) "The Royal Show" - Hail Fellow / How Dare A Maiden Treat Me So / You Don't Know What You're Missing / So I'll Get My Mates / Awake Ye All / The Royal Show / It Rained For An Hour / No Longer There / Hail Fellow (Finale)
Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass guitar/mandolin, Dave Pountney-piano/glockenspiel/harmonium, John Richards-guitar/vocal, Paul Mackreath-drums/vocal, Gary Tolley-guitar/vocal/narration, Maurice Turner-tenor saxophone, Maurice Hipkiss-pedal steel guitar, Kate Binnion-vocal, Annie Norris-vocal, Vicki Pegg-Katie Pegg-Katherine Johnson & Victoria Johnson-childrens voices.
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DB0006/LP (Several copies currently on CD and available) - 1975 - "Away From The Sand" - Bev Pegg & Friend including John Richards, Duncan Swift, Dave Cartwright etc. - Original songs - Pop.
Tracks: Away From The Sand / Hathaway Green / Camera Boy / Mr. Big Time / The Man With The Mask / Mr. Moonlight, Help Me On My Way / Trampoline Girl / Dandy / Hired Assassin / Afternoon Tea / Hay Fever.
Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass guitar/mandolin/tambourine/harmonica/bass harmonica/organ/drums, John Richards-guitar/vocal/harmonica, Dave Cartwright-guitar/Duncan Swift-piano, Norman Nankervis-violin, Linda Thompson-violin, Ken Wright-drums/vocal, Paul Mackreath-drums/vocal,Paul Davenport-electric piano, Maurice Hipkiss-pedal steel guitar, Derek Thomas-guitar, Gary Tolley-guitar/vocal, Ray Shakeshaft-organ, Dave Pountney-organ, Harry Rowlands-organ, Kate Binnion-backing vocal, Linda Evans-backing vocal, Rosemary Todd-backing vocal, Annie Norris-backing vocal.
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DB0005 / LP (Copied to CD) - Bev Pegg and Friends - "Kinver Studio Recordings 1968-69"
Tracks: Can't Buy Me Love / To Love Somebody / Do I Still Figure In Your Life? / Wishin' And Hopin' / We Can Work It Out / The Mighty Quinn / You Can't Do That / Wonderful World / Walk Right In / Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? / Three Words / You've Just Gone And Got Married / Just Ask Your Heart / Sad World.
Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass guitar/drums, Clifford T Ward-vocal, Dave Cartwright-vocal/guitar, Ken Wright-drums/vocal, Terry Clarke-bass guitar/vocal, Paul Turner-bass guitar, Pete Burkes-drums, Di Spain-backing vocal, Angela Turner-backing vocal.
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DB0004/LP (Copied to CD) - 1968 - "Front Room Jazz" - Bev Pegg & guest musicians in Hot Club of France Mode.
Tracks: Sweet Georgia Brown / Out Of Nowhere / Sweet Lorraine / Rosetta / Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider / Lady Be Good / Running Wild / Wildcat Blues / Avalon / Rose Room / Emaline / Nobody's Sweetheart.
Musicians: Bev Pegg-guitar/bass, Norman Nankervis-violin, Joe Lees-clarinet, Rick Vaughan-clarinet.
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DB003/LP - 1968 - "Ken Rattenbury and his Band plus Bill Rank (ex - Paul Whiteman trombonist)" - Dixieland Jazz - (Copied to CD)
Tracks: At The Jazz Band Ball / Jazz Me Blues / I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby / Blues In Bb / Someday Sweetheart / Limehouse Blues / I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (2) / Jumpin' At The Woodside.
Musicians: ken Rattenbury-trumpet/piano, Bill Rank-trombone / Derek Halford-trombone, Joe Lees-clarinet/tenor saxophone, Harry Hadley-double bass, Bev Pegg-guitar, Stan Tinkler-piano, Les Handley-drums.
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DB0002/LP (Copied to CD) - 1973 - "Village Music by Brindley Brae" featuring Bev Pegg & John Richards. - Folk / Pop.
Tracks: Dandy / Tom Harrison's Bird / Goodnight Song / Mr. Bounty Hunter / June / Did You Like The Battle Sir? /Turned Down Blues / Where Did I Go Wrong? / Come Along / The Hen's March-Spanish Lady.
Musicians: Bev Pegg-vocal/guitar/bass guitar/harmonica, John Richards-vocal/guitar/banjo, Harry Rowlands-bass guitar/vocal, Paul Davenport-electric piano/organ, Mike Tinsley-mandolin/vocal/guitar/whistle, Mike Elms-backing vocal, Judy Elms-backing vocal, Alan Reynolds-guitar, Norman Nankervis-violin, Kate Mulraney-vocal, Joe Fellows-bongos/vocal, John Rose-violin.
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DB0001/LP (Copied to CD and re-released) - 1970 - "Middle Of The Road" featuring Dave Cartwright. - Original Songs - Folk / Pop.
Tracks: Middle Of The Road / Sweet Angeline / When Summer Comes To Susan / Friends and Fools / Weekend / Miss Never Know How You Feel / Maggie My Dear / Nottingham Town / Song To Joanie / Peaceful Mind / Come Along Girl / I Can Move So Sad.
Musicians: Dave Cartwright-vocal/guitar, Bev Pegg-guitar/bass guitar/backing vocals, Paul Davenport-electric piano/backing vocals, Ken Wright-drums/backing vocals, Paul Mackreath-drums, Pete Burkes-drums/backing vocals, Terry Clarke-backing vocals, Kate Mulraney-backing vocals, Annie Norris-backing vocals, Jan Lawson-backing vocals,
At last a CD version of this much sought after LP. This is the initial album recorded by Dave Cartwright at Bev's small studio in Kinver of which 99 albums were released in 1970 (above 99 and you had to pay purchase tax back in those days). Following on from this album, Dave Cartwright was signed to the Transatlantic Label which resulted in four excellent album releases. The serial number DB0001 indicates that this was the first ever release from the Beaujangle Studio. The original sleeve, plus details from the separate inner sleeve have been incorporated in this new CD with it's 8-page sleeve notes. There is a comprehensive track listing of who plays what instrument on each song.
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