Friday, November 10, 2006

Shide & Acorn "Under the Tree" (UK Folk-Rock 1971)

Early in 1970, Mike & Steve Jolliffe formed folk rock group Foehammer. They regularly played at Wilf Pine's "69 Club".

"We played venues like Fishermen's Cottage at Shanklin where Graham Spencer dragged his harmonium along the beach." - Mike Jolliffe

In the summer of 1970 Foehammer journeyed to RCA's Paris Studios to record four songs that were released as two singles. The band's new name, suggested by the recording engineer was Peppermint Snuff of Wight which was shortened to Wight.

Back on the Island 'Wight' became Shide and Acorn. The Jolliffe's concocted a two hour folk operetta Legend of the Dreamstones. Shide and Acorn performed the opus on the Island and at Bedford College, London University and the Marquee supporting Aardvark and the Strawbs.

About to break up Shide and Acorn recorded an album 'Under The Tree' at the Regency Club in Cowes. Only 99 copies were minted. The album much sought after by record collectors. Kissing Spell would release virtually every scrap of Shide and Acorn's material on three CDs mistakenly including material recorded by both Foehammer and Wight as Shide and Acorn.

6 Comments:

Blogger ratatoskyr said...

Lizardson -

Thanks so much, this was my request, and I am so happy to see you were able to post it. I've been wanting to hear this record for a long time now.

I check Time Has Told Me daily, I think its a jewel among music blogs. Thanks for all the hard work!

10 November, 2006 07:49  
Anonymous arbor said...

Great post, I wasn't aware of this record, but have loved Shide and Acorn since I heard "princess of the islands". Any chance you know where to get "Legend of the Dreamstones"? Thanks alot!

12 November, 2006 09:37  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

Everything recorded by Shide is a must for hippies like me!

17 June, 2007 14:09  
Blogger bobbysu said...

thank you very much

29 March, 2009 20:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, love your blog! I was wondering if you could repost this album. I haven't been able to find it anywhere else.
Thanks again!

16 April, 2010 05:17  
Anonymous The wizard said...

I agree with previous poster, please repost this record! I also love your blog and everytime i surf in I find something great to listen to!

03 September, 2010 01:12  

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