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Ian & Sylvia
Great Speckled Bird
All composing credits labeled "Tyson" are for Ian Tyson, except "S Tyson" for Sylvia.

Ian & Sylvia
Vanguard VSD-2113
7/62
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Side One
Rocks And Gravel Fricker-Tyson 3:25
Old Blue Fricker-Tyson 3:25
C C Rider Trad 2:52
Un Canadien Errant Trad 2:55
Handsome Molly Trad 2:04
Mary Anne Trad 3:10
Pride Of Petrovar Trad 2:42
Side Two
Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad Trad 2:39
Rambler Gambler Trad 2:56
Down By The Willow Garden Trad 2:55
Got No More Home Than A Dog Handy 3:20
When First Unto This Country Trad 2:33
Live A-Humble Trad 2:41
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Ian Tyson-guitar, vocals
Sylvia Fricker-autoharp (When First Unto This Country), vocals
with:
Bill Lee-string bass
John Herald-guitar (Old Blue, Handsome Molly, Down By The Willow Garden, When First Unto This Country)
Art Davis-string bass (Un Canadien Errant, Got No More Home Than A Dog)
Produced by: not noted, Sam Charters?

 

Four Strong Winds¹ / C C Rider
Tyson (2:35) / trad (2:40)
Vanguard VRS-35021, 9/63

This version of Four Strong Winds is different from later album recording
You Were On My Mind / Some Day Soon
Fricker (2:45) / Tyson (2:00)
Vanguard VRS-35025, 1/64

 

Four Strong Winds
Vanguard VSD-2149
2/64 BB
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Side One
Jesus Met The Woman At The Well Trad 2:09
Tomorrow Is A Long Time Dylan 3:15
Katy Dear Trad 2:58
Poor Lazarus Trad 4:00
Four Strong Winds Tyson 3:24
Ella Speed Trad 2:24
Long Lonesome Road Trad 2:25
Side Two
V'la l'Bon Vent Trad 1:40
Royal Canal Trad 3:34
The Lady Of Carlisle Trad 3:34
Spanish Is A Loving Tongue Trad 3:25
The Greenwood Sidie (The Cruel Mother) Trad 2:25
Every Night When The Sun Comes Down Trad, arr Fricker 4:12
Every Time I Feel The Spirit Trad 1:46
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Ian Tyson-guitar, vocals
Sylvia Fricker-guitar, autoharp, vocals
John Herald-guitar
Eric Weissberg-bass
with:
Wendell Marshall-bass (Poor Lazarus)
Paul Weidman-bass (Royal Canal)
Produced by: not noted, Sam Charters?

 

Married, June 64
 


Northern Journey
Vanguard VSD-79154
7/64 BB
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Side One
You Were on My Mind Fricker 2:22
Moonshine Can Trad 2:12
The Jealous Lover Trad 2:52
Four Rode By Tyson 2:49
Brave Wolfe Trad 5:23
Nova Scotia Farewell Trad 2:45
Side Two
Someday Soon Tyson 2:18
Little Beggarman Makem 2:20
Texas Rangers Trad 3:24
The Ghost Lover Trad 2:43
Captain Woodstock's Courtship Trad 2:53
Green Valley Trad 4:00
Swing Down, Chariot Trad 2:06
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Ian Tyson-guitar, vocals
Sylvia Tyson-autoharp, vocals
John Herald-guitar
Eric Weissberg-bass
with:
Monte Dunn-guitar, mandolin
Russ Savakus-bass
Produced by:

 


Early Morning Rain
Vanguard VSD-79175
5/65 BB
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Side One
Come in Stranger Cash 1:52
Early Morning Rain Lightfoot 3:55
Nancy Whiskey Trad 2:35
Awake Ye Drowsy Sleepers Trad 4:00
Marlborough Street Blues Tyson 2:15
Darcy Farrow Campbell-Gillette 3:30
Side Two
Travelling Drummer Tyson 2:25
Maude's Blues Tyson 3:56
Red Velvet Tyson 2:16
I'll Bid My Heart Be Still Trad 2:16
For Lovin' Me Lightfoot 2:16
Song for Canada Gzowski-Tyson 4:06
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Ian Tyson-guitar, autoharp, vocals
Sylvia Tyson-autoharp, guitar, vocals
Monte Dunn-guitar
Russ Savakus-bass
Produced by:

 

The French Girl / Play One More
Fricker-Tyson (2:40) / Tyson (2:58)
Vanguard VRS-35035, 1/66

 

Play One More
Vanguard VSD-79215
2/66 BB
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Side One
Short Grass Fricker-Tyson 2:15
The French Girl Fricker-Tyson 2:40
When I Was A Cowboy Trad, arr Fricker-Tyson 3:47
Changes Ochs 3:30
Gifts Are for Giving Fricker 3:13
Molly And Tenbrooks Monroe 3:26
Side Two
Hey, What About Me McKenzie 3:21
Lonely Girls Tyson-S Tyson 2:37
Satisfied Mind Hayes-Rhodes 3:32
Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa Bacharach-David 3:02
Friends Of Mine Tyson 3:36
Play One More Tyson 2:58
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Ian Tyson-guitar, vocals
Sylvia Fricker-autoharp, vocals
Rick Turner-guitar
Felix Pappalardi-bass, conductor (The French Girl)
Eric Weissberg-banjo, guitar
Paul Griffin-organ
with:
Al Gorgoni-conductor (Play One More)
Produced by:

 


So Much For Dreaming
Vanguard VRS-9241
2/67 BB
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Side One
Circle Game Mitchell 2:58
So Much For Dreaming Tyson 3:00
Wild Geese Tyson 3:54
Child Apart Tyson 3:26
Summer Wages Tyson 4:01
Hold Tight Fricker 2:38
Side Two
Cutty Wren Trad 2:55
Si Les Bateaux Vignault 3:40
Catfish Blues Trad 3:33
Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies Trad 3:23
January Morning Tyson 3:03
Grey Morning Fricker 2:48
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Ian Tyson-guitar, autoharp, vocals
Sylvia Tyson-autoharp, vocals
with:
David Rae-guitar
Robert Bushnell-bass
Al Rogers-drums
Trade Martin-Orchestration
Produced by: Samuel Charters

 

Lovin' Sound / Pilgrimmage To Paradise
Tyson (2:34) / Tyson (3:24)
MGM K-13686, 2/67

 

Lovin' Sound
MGM SE-4388
4/67 BB
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Side One
Windy Weather Tyson 3:04
Hang On To A Dream Hardin 2:15
I Don't Believe You Dylan 3:08
Where Did All The Love Go? Fricker 2:41
Mr Spoons Tyson 2:21
National Hotel Tyson 2:05
Side Two
Sunday Fricker-Tyson 1:55
Pilgrimage To Paradise Rea 3:07
(Find A) Reason To Believe Hardin 2:15
Big River Cash 2:00
Trilogy Fricker 2:46
Lovin' Sound Tyson 2:32
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Ian Tyson-guitar, autoharp, vocals
Sylvia Tyson-autoharp, piano (National Hotel), vocals with:
David Rea-guitar
Paul Harris-keyboards
Harvey Brooks-bass
Bill LaVorna-drums
Don Payne-bass ((Find A) Reason To Believe)
Donald McDonald-drums ((Find A) Reason To Believe)
Produced by: John Court

 

90 X 90 / House Of Cards
Rae (2:43) / Fricker-Tyson (4:00)
Vanguard VRS-35062, 1/68

 

Nashville
Vanguard VSD-79284
6/68
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Side One
The Mighty Quinn Dylan 2:52
This Wheel's On Fire Dylan 3:48
Farewell To The North Tyson 3:45
Taking Care Of Business Tyson 3:14
Southern Comfort Fricker 5:04
Side Two
Ballad Of The Ugly Man Fricker-Tyson 2:35
90 X 90 Rea 2:41
She'll Be Gone Fricker 2:42
London Life Fricker 2:45
The Renegade Fricker-Tyson 3:40
House Of Cards Tyson 4:02
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Ian Tyson-guitar, vocals
Sylvia Tyson-autoharp, vocals
with:
Harold Bradley, Fred Carter-guitar
Pete Drake-steel guitar
Kenny Salmusky, Bob Moore, Norbert Putnam-bass
Buddy Saltzman, Kenneth Buttrey-drums
David Rea-banjo
Jerry Reed-guitar (Farewell To The North, Taking Care Of Business)
Tommy Jackson, Buddy Spicher-fiddle (The Mighty Quinn, 90 X 90)
Produced by: Ian Tyson

 


Full Circle
MGM SE-4550
9/68
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Side One
Here's To You Camp 2:32
I Learned From Leah Fricker-Tyson 3:05
Woman's World Fricker 5:25
Mr Spoons Tyson 2:49
Shinbone Alley Fricker 2:34
Please Think McKei 4:35
Side Two
Stories He'd Tell - 5:48
Jickson Johnson Trad 4:00
Tears Of Rage Dylan-Manuel 4:22
The Minstral Rea 4:18
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Ian Tyson-guitar, vocals
Sylvia Tyson-autoharp, vocals
with:
others unknown
Produced by: Elliot Mazer

 

On The Road
Ian & Sylvia decided to start a real band with some Nashville cats after their pioneering country rock albums. Young Todd Rundgren produced the debt disc.
Unfortunately, Ampex did not produce, failing to ship records that sat in warehouses. Band did make the Festival Express, so there's that.

Give It To The World¹ / Shinbone Alley
S Tyson (2:35) / S Tyson (2:40)
MGM K-14082, 9/69

A-side produced by Todd Rundgren

Great Speckled Bird
Ampex A-10103
4/70
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Inside Cover

Side One
Love What You're Doing Child Tyson 3:37
Calgary Tyson-S Tyson 3:00
Trucker's Cafe S Tyson 3:19
Long Long Time To Get Old Tyson 3:08
Flies In The Bottle Tyson 3:43
Bloodshot Beholder Tyson 2:56
Side Two
Crazy Arms Mooney-Seals 2:51
This Dream Tyson 3:36
Smiling Wine S Tyson 3:05
Rio Grande Garrett-Tyson 3:49
Disappearing Woman S Tyson 2:10
We Sail S Tyson 4:33
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Ian Tyson-guitar, vocals
Sylvia Tyson-autoharp, vocals
Amos Garrett-guitar, backing vocals
Buddy Cage-steel guitar
David Briggs-piano
Norman D Smart-drums, backing vocals
Produced by: Todd Rundgren

 

We Sail / Disappearing Woman
S Tyson (4:33) / S Tyson (2:10)
Ampex X11003, 5/70

 
Trucker's Cafe / Smiling Wine
S Tyson (3:19) / S Tyson (3:05)
Ampex X11006, 6/70

 
Festival Express
Creators Of Rain / Summer Wages
Smokey (2:46) / Tyson (3:22)
Columbia 4-45430, 7/71

 

Ian & Sylvia
Columbia C-30736
7/71
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Side One
More Often Than Not Wiffen 3:06
Creators Of Rain Smokey 2:50
Summer Wages Tyson 3:27
Midnight - 4:14
Barney Tyson-S Tyson 4:34
Side Two
Some Kind Of Fool Tyson 2:39
Shark And The Cockroach Tyson 2:39
Last Lonely Eagle Dawson 5:08
Lincoln Freed Me Patton 2:53
Needle Of Death Jansch 3:51
Everybody Has To Say Goodbye S Tyson 2:27
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Ian Tyson-guitar, vocals
Sylvia Tyson-autoharp, vocals
David Wilcox-guitar
others unknown
Produced by: ?

 

Some Kind Of Fool / More Often Than Not
Tyson (2:39) / Wiffen (3:06)
Columbia 4-45475, 9/71

 

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