Archive for January, 2007

DAPHNE’S FLIGHT FIVE 005

five005.jpgA fantastic collaborative album from five divas of folk, blues and soul. Recorded in 1995 on the Isle of Man, this album stands “a benchmark of British folk singing.”
The very cream of British women singers – CHRISTINE COLLISTER, MELANIE HARROLD, JULIE MATTHEWS, HELEN WATSON & CHRIS WHILE – in a unique collaboration, producing a sound that is both inspired & breathtaking.

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ANNE BRIGGS ~ Sing A Song For You FLED 3008

fled3008.jpgRecorded back in 1972 but never previously released – ‘Sing A Song For You’ captures Anne Briggs at her glorious best. Ten songs – five originals by Anne along with beautiful traditional material like ‘Sovay’, ‘The Bird In The Bush’ and ‘Sullivan’s John’. Backing by Barry Dransfield and Steve Ashley’s Ragged Robin band.

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The YOUNG TRADITION with SHIRLEY & DOLLY COLLINS ~ The Holly Bears The Crown FLED 3006

fled3006.jpgA collection of seasonal songs from some of the finest voices of the 1960’s English folk revival. The majestic, uplifting vocals of the YOUNG TRADITION – Heather Wood, Peter Bellamy and Royston Wood – are joined by Shirley and Dolly Collins.

Legendary, long lost recordings from 1969. A collection of seasonal songs from some of the finest voices of the 1960’s English folk revival.

Voted a Folk Roots top ten reissue of 1995.

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HOME SERVICE ~ Wild Life FLED 3001

fled3001.jpgThe greatest British rock’n’folk band of them all – captured in all their live glory – with brass blazing, lead guitar screaming and a rock solid rhythm section. ‘WILD LIFE’ was recorded direct to DAT at the Sidmouth Festival. and London’s Purcell Room and Half Moon during August 1992 with Bill Caddick on lead vocals.

A glorious aural souvenir of “Britain’s finest folk big band.”

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A short interview with ROBERT WYATT about the making of `Shleep’

FREEDOM

My real feeling of lack of freedom… comes from the fact that I have to be anything at all, specific…. I get nearer and nearer towards happiness, or a feeling of being relaxed and free when I can lose myself in my environment… I mean I get lost in listening to other people’s music… or just… hanging round Notting Hill Carnival, ..you forget who you are…that’s one of the pleasures of it.. but… in a simple way, if you get in a warm bath, where the temperature of your own blood matches that of the water round you, you sort of get that lovely feeling, of just sort of melting into the world… and that’s really what I aspire towards – in the sense that it’s the opposite …. of those notions of artists…finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world, To me, that’s the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world, and that’s my idea of freedom and happiness.

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HELEN WATSON: Biography

hw-2.jpgHelen Watson is a unique performer whose matured voice and idiosyncratic songs are a welcome change in the world of singer-songwriters. Her magical music crosses the boundaries between blues, soul, jazz and folk.

Helen began performing on the folk-club circuit during the late ‘sixties. She was one half of a soul duo; a singer with the renowned blues band LOOSE LIPS; a member of the Manchester quartet WELL KNIT FRAMES; and was a backing singer with CARMEL on an extensive world tour. Helen’s unique style earned her an enviable reputation and much session work, which in the early 80’s led to an interest in her songwriting and a subsequent recording contract with EMI. Helen’s first album Blue Slipper was produced in Los Angeles by the legendary Glyn Johns; musicians included Albert Lee, Little Feat and Bernie Leadon. Helen toured Europe with Joe Cocker. Her second EMI album – The Weather Inside was also produced by Glyn Johns and featured a powerful duet with Andy Fairweather-Low on Hanging Out The Washing.

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RICHARD THOMPSON – Don’t Tell Secrets

Born April 3rd 1949 in North London, Richard Thompson remains one of modern music’s best kept secrets. The son of a policeman, Richard developed his formidable guitar style in fledgling bands like Emil & the Detectives and Tim Turner’s Narration. At seventeen he became a founding member of the band Fairport Convention the foremost British folk-rock ensemble.

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JOHN KIRKPATRICK: Brass Monkey History

The original line-up of Brass Monkey united Martin Carthy and John Kirkpatrick, two stalwarts of the folk scene, Howard Evans and Roger Williams, the Home Service brass and sought after classical and theatre brass players with country dance percussionist Martin Brinsford.

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JOHN KIRKPATRICK – A Complete (?) Discography

jk-head.jpgThis discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings which feature JOHN KIRKPATRICK. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they include additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

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SANDY DENNY: A Complete (?) Discography

sd-1967.jpgThis discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings that feature SANDY DENNY. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they contain additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

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JOHN KIRKPATRICK – Squeezebox Times

John Kirkpatrick has been one of the most well-known and popular performers on the British folk scene for the past twenty-five years. He is widely regarded as Britain’s leading exponent of ‘squeezebox’ instruments. His remarkable skill with accordion, concertina and melodeon has taken him from the Hammersmith Morris Men to experimental rock music and a series of international recording collaborations. Throughout this period Kirkpatrick has continued to perform regularly in folk clubs as well as being a member of Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and the Richard Thompson Band.

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SANDY DENNY ~ A Boxful of Treasures: Background

“We don’t hear Sandy Denny on the radio these days. Her records, few that they are, don’t fit the current formats, don’t send the programmers into paroxysms, don’t have listeners voting in. She couldn’t be considered for sixties, seventies hit nostalgia; she never had hits. Rock album stations? Never sold enough albums. Even Nick Drake sneaks into the odd Easy Listening show, the music lulling and decieving, with its attractive surfaces hiding the pain within, something romantic for a cult to cling to. But where is Sandy’s cult?

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JULIAN DAWSON : A Complete (?) Discography

This discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings which feature JULIAN DAWSON.

All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they include additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

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CHRISTINE COLLISTER – A Complete (?) Discography

This discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings which feature CHRISTINE COLLISTER. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they include additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

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SHIRLEY COLLINS – FALSE TRUE LOVERS – Sleeve Notes

A collection of British songs about love, adapted and sung by Shirley Elizabeth Collins of Sussex, England; with guitar and five string banjo accompaniment by John Hasted, Ralph Rinzler, Guy Carawan and Miss Collins. False True Lovers was Shirley Collins’ first full length album, recorded in London by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy and released on the prestigious American Folkways label. The choice of repertoire and arrangements capture a turning moment in the English folk song revival of the 1950’s, and in the recording career of one of England’s finest interpreters of traditional song.

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SHIRLEY COLLINS – A Complete (?) Discography

shirl-1958.jpgThis discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings which feature SHIRLEY COLLINS. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they include additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

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