Saturday, October 14, 2006

"Martin Carthy" 1965

Carthy's debut album rates a place alongside the album by Bob Dylan, as the debut work of a man who ultimately revolutionized folk music performance in England (Carthy is mentioned as an influence on the notes to Dylan's Freewheelin' album). This is Carthy's purest and simplest folk effort, an all-acoustic recording done in barely an afternoon that includes his version of "Scarborough Fair," awhich Paul Simon learned from Carthy (including the chords and changes from Carthy's arrangement) and transformed into a hit of his own. Also here is "Two Magicians," a song that later entered the repertory Steeleye Span, and "Lovely Joan," a folk song that is most familiar to classical listeners as the source of the counter-melody to Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Greensleeves." The playing and the interpretations are somewhat less ambitious and rather rougher than subsequent efforts, with Dave Swarbrick guesting on fiddle on about half the tracks, and Carthy's guitar covering all but the acapella tracks. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

9 Comments:

Blogger Wiganova said...

Excellent stuff as usual - love to hear Byker Hill next - well, anything by Martin Carthy to be honest.

All the best

14 October, 2006 23:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for PERRY LEOPOLD!-NATURE BOY

15 October, 2006 03:20  
Blogger vinylhed said...

Martin Carthy is a national treasure. Thanks for this album, it's wonderful.

15 October, 2006 09:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great post-anything by Martin is great...so bring on more more and more...oh yes, and thank you so very much for this album...............norsevarg

21 October, 2006 01:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad, the file is gone. Could you please repost it?

All the best

Frank

07 January, 2007 08:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this!!!!!

22 January, 2007 19:39  
Blogger Jelmar said...

Can someone reupload this? The DL link is dead.

24 March, 2009 10:39  
Blogger ASDLR said...

Re-up for 2013 ?

Thanks comrade.

16 September, 2013 14:18  
Blogger Balthasar said...

Could this be made available again? Thanks so much.

16 June, 2014 14:36  

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