Blowzabella

Blowzabella

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Folk band formed in Whitechapel, London in 1978 by Bill O'Toole from Sydney and Jon Swayne from Glastonbury, both students in London. The name Blowzabella is taken from an English jig "Blowzabella My Bouncing Doxie" ca. 17th century. The band feature hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and an array of acoustic instruments to produce a driving drone-based sound influenced by British and European traditional dance music. They have had numerous members over the years, with only Jon Swayne remaining constant throughout.
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Blowzabella Discography

Albums

PLR 038 Blowzabella Blowzabella(LP, Album) Plant Life PLR 038 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PLR 051 Blowzabella In Colour(LP, Album) Plant Life PLR 051 UK 1983 Sell This Version
PLR 064 Blowzabella Bobbityshooty(LP, Album) Plant Life PLR 064 UK 1984 Sell This Version
PLR 063 Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, Jon Gillaspie Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, Jon Gillaspie - Tam Lin(LP) Plant Life PLR 063 UK 1984 Sell This Version
PLR074 Blowzabella The Blowzabella Wall Of Sound(LP, Album) Plant Life PLR074 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BZB01 Blowzabella The B To A Of Blowzabella (The Dance Tape)(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Blowzabella Self-Released) BZB01 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BIGHCD1 Blowzabella Pingha Frenzy (Album) K.422 BIGHCD1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PLR 080 Blowzabella A Richer Dust(LP) Plant Life PLR 080 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SPD 1028 Blowzabella Vanilla (Album) Special Delivery SPD 1028 UK 1990 Sell This Version
OSMO CD010 Blowzabella A Richer Dust(CD, Album) Osmosys OSMO CD010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
OSMO CD005 Blowzabella The Blowzabella Wall Of Sound(CD, Album) Osmosys OSMO CD005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
OSMO CD015 Blowzabella Bobbityshooty(CD, Album) Osmosys Records OSMO CD015 UK 1998 Sell This Version
0801082035627 Blowzabella Octomento(CD) Blowzabella 0801082035627 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Blowzabella Dance(CD, Album) Blowzabella none UK 2010 Sell This Version
BLOWZABELLA3 Blowzabella Strange News(CD, Album, Dig) Not On Label (Blowzabella Self-Released) BLOWZABELLA3 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

OSMO CD001 Blowzabella Compilation(CD, Comp) Osmosys OSMO CD001 UK 1995 Sell This Version