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The YOUNG TRADITION ~ Oberlin 1968

The live reputation of the mighty Young Tradition lives long in the memories of all who heard them during their brief career. Live recordings were thought not to exist until, 45 years later, an American fan remembered the reel-to-reel recording he’d made at Oberlin College on 17th November 1968. Carefully restored, these tapes are now released by Fledg’ling Records on CD and DL.

The Young Tradition were formed on 18 April 1965 by Peter Bellamy, Royston Wood and Heather Wood – with a repertoire from the British folk tradition, fashion styling from Carnaby Street and lashings of attitude they soon firmly established themselves on the folk scene. Recording for Transatlantic records and international tours soon followed. Record companies will always make extravagant claims for their releases, but Oberlin 1968 really is a rare and truly wonderful historical release.

“Forty five years on but even now – or maybe especially now – Young Tradition blow your head off.” Colin Irwin, fRoots

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The YOUNG TRADITION : Oberlin 1968

Fledg’ling will release a previously unheard live recording of the mighty YOUNG TRADITION – Oberlin 1968 – on 30th September.

The live reputation of the mighty Young Tradition lives long in the memories of all who heard them during their brief career. Live recordings were thought not to exist until, 45 years later, an American fan remembered the reel-to-reel recording he’d made at Oberlin College on 17th November 1968. Carefully restored, these tapes are now about to be released by Fledg’ling Records on CD and DL.

The Young Tradition were formed on 18 April 1965 by Peter Bellamy, Royston Wood and Heather Wood – with a repertoire from the British folk tradition, style from Carnaby Street and lashings of attitude they soon firmly established themselves on the folk scene. Recording for Transatlantic records and international tours soon followed. Record companies will always make extravagant claims for their releases, but Oberlin 1968 really is a rare and truly wonderful historical release.

“Best performance of the evening came from the Young Tradition, singing in superb harmony in pop-art clothes.” The Guardian 1968

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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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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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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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ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, JOHN KIRKPATRICK & chums ~ Morris On FLED 3037

fled-3037webA tremendously powerful and important recording from 1972 – MORRIS ON led to a re-examination of the English Morris dance and an upsurge of interest that continues to this day. Lovingly remastered and packaged in a smart new digipac, the classic MORRIS ON makes a welcome return to the catalogue.

In 1972 three former members of Fairport Convention – Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson and Dave Mattacks – got together with accordion-maestro John Kirkpatrick and acclaimed folk fiddler Barry Dransfield to record this ground breaking album. The results were quite extraordinary and led to a re-examination of the Morris tradition and the formation of many new dance sides. Thirty seven years later, leader Ashley Hutchings continues to tour with his popular Morris On band.

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IAIN MATTHEWS

Iain Matthews was born Ian Matthews McDonald on June 16th 1946 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, into a family with two younger brothers. After leaving school he started working as an interior decorator / signwriter before moving to London in 1966. As one of the vocalists in a British surfing band Pyramid he recorded a single for Deram Records called The Summer of Last Year in 1967. Prior to joining the band, Iain worked in Ravel’s shoe shop in London’s famous Carnaby Street. Through producer Joe Boyd he learnt of a vacancy for a vocalist in Fairport Convention, which he joined in 1967 before they had recorded (and before Sandy Denny joined them). He appeared on the group’s first single If I Had A Ribbon Bow, released on the Track label and on their self-titled debut album for Polydor. Fairport Convention then moved to the hip Island Records label. With Judy Dyble replaced by Sandy Denny, the group released their early breakthrough album What We Did On Our Holidays. Matthews left the group during the recording of mid-1969’s Unhalfbricking, because it had become obvious to everyone that the group’s new-found traditional folk-rock direction would involve him far less than its previous contemporary “underground” work.

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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 – 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. Read more

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. Read more

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