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Discography

J.C. has five CD albums currently available through PayPal. Please browse below for song lists,track previews and footnotes.

For What You Seek (You Will Find) J.C. And The Supernumeraries.

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'For what you seek' is the title of J.C. Grimshaw's latest C.D. Album, featuring 11 new songs. The album takes you on a musical journey from quirky dance-band calypsos, to driving down- home stomp blues, and from mystic story ballads, to small-town heart felt country laments. The album features a whole host of tantalizing sonic arrangements: hawaiian steel guitars, mandolins, bouzouki, strings, vintage guitars , upright bass, piano, drums and percussion and a few more surprises all combine to create and deliver the rhythms and grooves that ebb and flow and are certain to get you movin'!

J.C. is joined by fellow musicians Paul Armfield, Chris Jones, Kathy Grimshaw, Dave Godby, Mike Rodrigues and sister Angelina to make up the supernumeraries.

“I feel confident that we have managed to really capture the spirit and vitality of these songs on record, which has always been my main objective. The songs have always worked well live, and now I'm excited to hear how well they come across on the album.”.

Song Titles

Blue Rooster Blues (calypso)
Messing Around (dark ballad)
Many Ways To Heaven (groove pop ballad)
Gossip Blues (stomp blues)
That Old Jazz Song (country lament)
Hanging Around (story ballad)
For What You Seek (groove mystic ballad)
Time Don't Wait For No-One (blues ballad)
Black Pearl Necklace (blues)
Birds Of Prey (calypso)
Turtle Dove Don't Fly Away (country lament)

This album comes with an 8 page full colour booklet with song lyrics, band photos and art work taken from oil paintings by the artist John Rufus Grimshaw.


Love Song Walking

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Love Song Walking is J.C.'s third solo album. Accordian, violins and piano add to the instrumental line up.

The twelve original songs have a folk/country influence but maintain J.C.'s unique creative style. The album is a mixture of light acoustic and full band production. Fellow musicians Paul Armfield (double bass), Rupert Brown (drums), Barkley Mckay (piano and organ) Kathy Grimshaw (violins) Jake Rodrigues (accordian) and Angelina (backing vocals) make up the band. This album has proved to be very popular and has enjoyed much radio play.

Song Titles

Game Of Attractions (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Look Into Your Eyes (Folk Ballad)
S-O-S (Folk/Country Ballad)
Taking It Slow (Blues Ballad)
Prisoner In Love (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Table Bouquets (Folk/Country Ballad)
Some Day Soon (Folk/Contemp. Lament)
Blossom Street (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Evil Bones (Mystic Ballad)
The Loser In Love. (Folk Ballad)
Love Song Walking (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Old Memories Wander (Folk/Country Lament)

This album comes with an 8 page full colour booklet with all song lyrics, band photos and art work taken from oil paintings by the artist John Rufus Grimshaw.


Footprints and Dreams

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Footprints and Dreams is J.C's second solo album. The eleven songs combine folk, world and balladeerial styles and influences. The album has plenty of light and shade, and ranges from the upbeat, to the more mystical.

As with all of J.C's solo albums he is joined on certain tracks by fellow members of 'The Dance Preachers' Rupert, Paul and Angelina. Along with some solo performances. This album has enjoyed air play on Radio 3's 'Late Junction'. Although slightly more left of field this album has still stood the test of time.

Song Titles

Jenny Do You Remember (Folk Ballad)
Footprints And Dreams (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Christopher Marlowe Image (Mystic Ballad)
Roll Out The Carpet (Up Beat Mystic Ballad)
The Lighthouse Man (Folk Ballad)
Love In The Mist (Up Beat Mystic Ballad)
Controlled Starvation (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Riding On A Smile (Folk Ballad)
Share A Memory (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
You Got Me Dreaming (Up Beat Mystic Ballad)
Sweet Old Kissing Blues (Blues/Rockabilly Ballad)

This album comes with an 8 page full colour booklet with all song lyrics, band photos and art work taken from oil paintings by the artist John Rufus Grimshaw.


Dance When You're Living

'Dance when you're living' is the title of J.C.'s first solo album featuring 10 original songs, (plus 2 original blues songs from sister Angelina). This album has a strong acoustic blues-skiffle feel full of upbeat and high energy songs. J.C. uses National resonator guitars, Gibson archtops and mandolins to give all the songs his unique and original take. He is also joined on certain tracks by Paul Armfield on upright bass, Rupert Brown on drums and sister Angelina on vocals and rhythm guitar.

Song Titles

Ballad Of Rod Garfield (Blues/Folk Ballad)
Hey Hey Hey (Acoustic Blues)
Honey Man (Minor Blues-Jazz Stomp)
Pretty Girl (Mandolin Cajun-Blues Stomp)
Silver Locket (Slide Blues Stomp)
Mean Old Woman (Minor Blues Slide Stomp)
Goin' Away (Mandolin Blues Stomp)
Well Well Willy (Mandolin Skiffle-Blues Stomp)
Little Boat. (Skiffle-Blues)
Train A'comin' (Slow Blues)
Show Some Kindness (Minor Folk-Blues Ballad)
Dance When You're Living (Slide Blues Stomp)

C.D. Currently sold out, but soon to be available as a download.


Broken Hearted Blues

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Broken Hearted Blues brings you up to date with the current duo sound from J.C. and Angelina Grimshaw.  This project holds 16 original songs crafted by the brother and sister act and their recordings catalogue their live shows.

Broken Hearted Blues demonstrates the duo's commitment and passion Angelina and J.C. hold for the early blues - country - ballad songster sound.

The concept and title of the album tells of lost love and broken hearts

Song Titles

Goin' Away (Mountain Blues)
Ache For You (Folk Lament)
Love Song Walking (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Broken Hearted Blues (Slide Blues)
Advertise Your Love (Jazz)
Take It Right Away (Country Blues)
Gladston (Cajun Waltz)
Hurry Home Blues (Finger Pickin' Blues)
Fallen Down (Country Lament/Waltz)
You Got Me Dreaming (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Far From Me (Swing Jazz)
S.O.S. (Folk/Contemp. Ballad)
Mountain Hollering (Mountain Blues)
Old Jack Lightning (Cajun Stomp)
Dance When You'reliving (Slide Blues)
Show Some Kindness (Blues Ballad)

This album comes with an 8 page full colour booklet with all song lyrics, photos and art work taken from oil paintings by the artist John Rufus Grimshaw.


Gramophone Party

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This album features a selection of Jazz and vintage Hawaiian songs
taken from our live show and was recorded using a single microphone to
capture the live essence and spirit of the band as well as homing in on
the sound qualities and techniques familiar with the early pre- war
recordings.

Angelina and J.C. have long thought about doing a jazz album but the
forming of The Gramophone Party and the results of this album have far
surpassed their initial concepts.

Angelina - vocals/guitar.
Paul Armfield - double bass.
Jack Tait - trumpet/valve trombone.
Rupert Brown - drums.
J.C. - guitar/mandolin/national tricone guitar/ukulele/vocals.
 
Song List

The very Thought Of You
Far From Me
Baby Won't You please Come Home
La Rosita
Weatherman
Lotus Blossom
Milenberg Joys
Solitude
Shades Of Blue
Farewell Blues
Can't Help Loving That Man
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Cake Walking Babies