Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pete Stanley / Wizz Jones

"Sixteen Tons of Bluegrass" 1966

Wizz & Pete were probably the first British musicians to successfully interpret America's favourite traditional music for UK audiences. Both fine musicians and vocalists, during the late 50s and early 60s they rambled and gambled throughout Europe, often hitching their way around the clubs and bars. The basis of this album is their rare Columbia release, Sixteen Tons of Bluegrass, to which we have added their only single and some fine previously unissued tracks. And Wizz & Pete are getting back together for a few gigs soon! Booklet notes by Ralph McTell, with contributions from Wizz & Pete, Chas McDevitt and John Pilgrim. Riff Minor; Ramblin' Gamblin; My Grandfather's Clock; Burglar Man; Freight Train; Clinch Mountain Backstep; Kentucky Moonshiner; Teardrops In My Eyes; Ballad of Jed Clampett (theme from 'The Beverly Hillbillies'); Kentucky Mountain Chimes; Teapot Blues; National Seven; Iowa; Devilish Mary; Hesitation Blues; Weepin' Willow Blues; Stern Old Bachelor; Fidlers Green; Riff Minor; The Ballad of Hollis Brown; The Cuckoo; Walk Right In; Shuckin' sugar; Corinne

7 Comments:

Anonymous Sunkmistr said...

Thanks for this! I have some more Wizz Jones that I'm not sure has ever been re-released:
"Happiness Was Free"
and
"When I Leave Berlin"

21 June, 2007 18:06  
Blogger pablomata said...

I've always loved Wizzs work, he represented a major influence to other folk musicians like John Renbourn or Pete Stanley, great but underated guitar skills!

21 June, 2007 19:45  
Anonymous aristocat said...

Hi Liz, thanks for this great album, but track 19 is missing, Riff Minor, can you please post that one too ??

21 June, 2007 20:13  
Anonymous aristocat said...

sorry, I forgot to mention that track 1 has the same title, but it's a bit different from track 19 ;-))

21 June, 2007 20:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! Great Blog and great album, but what happened with #19?

22 June, 2007 07:51  
Blogger jason said...

wow! this is a gem! thank you so much for sharing it with us, your loyal readers!!

23 June, 2007 13:04  
Blogger jason said...

any chance you can post this as a ZIP file?

23 June, 2007 13:05  

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