Water and Rain

Buz Collins

Fellside Recordings FECD 139 (1999)




1Ten Easy Paces All songs written by Buz Collins
3Maid in England
4December Came In Early This Year
5 London to Birmingham in 4½ Minutes / The Grand Union Jig
6End of the Line
7William Parker
8Water and Rain
9The Baychimo

Buz Collins (1972-2002) was the son of Dolly and nephew of Shirley Collins. A talented songwriter and musician, he worked with his wife Sam, living on their narrowboat "The Maid in England". The influences of the waterways and railways were obvious in his work and wiith an eye for detail and a delightful sense of the comic, he tackled social history, romance and snobbery with vigour and passion.

Recorded and mixed at Bandwagon Studios, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, August-September 1998
except for track 10 which was recorded at Gayton House, Gayton, North Hampshire.
Engineered by Guy Elderfield, assisted by Graig Denholm.
Mixed by Guy Elderfield and Buz Collins.
Produced by Guy Elderfield.

Musicians :
Buz Collins, vocals (1-4, 5a, 6, 9-10), guitar (1-4, 5b, 6, 8-9), mandola (1, 5, 7-8), mandolin (1, 7), grand piano (10)
Sam Collins, vocals (1, 3, 5a, 6-7, 9)
John Watcham, Anglo concertina (2, 5)
Larry Treanor, electric violin (5b)
Julie Cassidy, whistle (8)