Saturday, September 16, 2006

"JSD Band" (UK Folk-Rock 1972)

One of the most promising folk-rock bands of the early-1970s, The JSD Band failed to live up to its potential. Although they were once ranked on an even par with Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Steeleye Span, the group disbanded in July 1974, citing commercial pressures, musical differences, family obligations and exhaustion as factors. Restricted to being a cherished memory for more than two decades, the JSD Band reformed in 1997 with renewed hope and optimism. Two subsequent albums -- For The Record in 1997 and Pastures Of Plenty in 1998 -- have reflected considerable musical maturity from the band's earliest days. Formed in Glasgow in 1969, The JSD Band became regular performers on Scotland's folk club circuit. The band's electrified mixture of traditional Irish, Scottish, American and English tunes and original songs attracted an enthusiastic following. Touring throughout Europe and North America, The JSD Band shared bills with such top-rated rock acts as Status Quo, Sly And The Family Band, Johnny Winter, Lou Reed, Joan Armatrading and the Average White Band. Releasing their debut album, Country On The Blind, in 1970, The JSD Band soon caught the ear of influential BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel. In addition to featuring their songs on his show, Peel wrote the liner notes for the band's second and third albums. The peak of the JSD Band's popularity came with their second album, JSD Band. Released shortly after the group relocated to London, in 1971, the album sold more than 20,000 copies. Their third album, Travelling Days, released in 1973, failed to match the sales of its predecessor. Although they released three more singles -- "Sarah Jane," "Sunshine Of Life" and "Hayes And Harlington Blues" -- the group elected to go their seperate ways in 1974. The two albums since their reforming have shown two sides of the band's musical approach. While For The Record was a mostly-acoustic project, Pastures Of Plenty marked a return to their original electric sound. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

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Anonymous 美狂乱 said...


Sandy Denny "The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Lesley Duncan "Earth Mother(他なんでも)"
四人囃子 "73四人囃子(Live)"


16 September, 2006 19:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how can I possibly thank you?You have absolutely made my day!I wasn't sure I would ever see this album again.If there is anything you are looking for that I have it is yours!Thanks again!

16 September, 2006 23:12  
Blogger Lizardson said...

Thank you,
Do you have Mapleoak?

16 September, 2006 23:20  
Blogger Lizardson said...


Earth Motherはもってませんので、
Sing Children Sing (debut 1971)

16 September, 2006 23:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No,I'm sorry,I don't have Mapleoak.I'm more into the electric progressive side of music.New,old,in-between and from every country.

16 September, 2006 23:58  
Anonymous Peter Coia said...

The JSD Band now have a page on MySpace, it is being set up by Des Coffield with a little help from myself. You can find it at

Des also has his own MySpace at where he has posted a small selection of his own compositions.

Jim Divers is presently setting up a website for the JSD Band and I will keep you posted on it’s progress.

Peter Coia

28 March, 2008 19:06  
Blogger John said...

My name is John and info about my radio show is below.

Des from the JSD band is going to be on my radio show here in the USA at 8 PM Virginia/USA time on APRIL 28th, 2008.

Would you kindly spread the word that he'll be on our show?

I appreciate any help you can offer to spread the word.

To listen to the show:
2. click listen live
3. is the myspace info page for the show.



17 April, 2008 22:37  

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