Monday, September 18, 2006

Saffron Summerfield
"Salisbury Plain" & "Fancy Meeting You Here!"
(UK Folk, SSW 1974, 1976)

Saffron Summerfield started singing around the London folk clubs in the early seventies. She was soon invited to join Fairport Convention spin-off band Trader Horne and although the group recorded several tracks for Dawn records the album was never released. Trader Horne gigged in London and France and recorded John Peel's "Sounds of the Seventies" on the same show as rock band Free. Saffron remembers hearing Free's fans screaming so loudly outside the studio during rehearsals that she couldn't hear herself sing!

Trader Horne split up and Saffron continued her solo career. After several attempts at recording songs for several record companies including EMI getting her to record a 'pop' song called "The lonely Ones" she decided to produce her own record.

Mother Earth Records was set up and Saffron's first two albums were also leased to Polydor and Negram in Holland and Germany.

"Salisbury Plain"
"Fancy Meeting You Here!"
Now available on one CD reissue "The Early Years"

She gained considerable recognition in the UK , Europe and made several trips to The States.
After two decades of 'being on the road' Saffron decided to take a break from singing and studied photography at Central London Poly in the early nineties.

Download: Salisbury Plain (re-post)
Download: Fancy Meeting You Here! (re-post)

6 Comments:

Anonymous Sam Stone said...

I was a fan of Trader Horne, though I didn't listen to them for years now. But it will be a pleasure to listen to Saffron once more I guess.
So thanks for sharing! :-)

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

Amazing one!!!!
You do a fantastic job here.
Greetings to you
Frank

24 September, 2006 06:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

file delete :(

06 January, 2007 10:39  
Anonymous SCION said...

Hi and thanks again, Lizardson!

Judy Dyble and Jackie McAuley made the excellent album "Morning Way" under the name of Trader Horne in 1970.
Saffron must have been invited in after Dyble broke up with McAuley.

Saffron is also on various solo albums usually initiated by Ashley Hutchings.

20 January, 2007 21:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be very grateful if you would take off the free downloads of my COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!!! I have never made albums with Ashley Hutchins. I have never stopped working as a musician and composer. If you won't take off mine and the other artists from my label MOTHER EARTH MUSIC then please at least get your facts up to date!

28 November, 2007 01:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing!!! Thanks!

14 November, 2008 03:44  

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