Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dave Burland

"Willin' " 1989, live recordings





















Kate Rusby:
I listen a lot to Dave Burland ... I remember one birthday my mum and dad were away at a festival and bought me a copy of his album Willin', and he signed it and it was the best thing that I'd ever had. I played it to bits and wore it out. And I still do listen to a lot of really old stuff, we've got lots of old Topic albums that are just fantastic. I've been listening to a bloke called John Maguire, this man in Ireland that's full of music and songs. And recently, I've been tramming up and down the country listening to Peter Bellamy songs.

Side A:
Lousiana
Barbara Ellen - If I Had a Boat
Here's the Tender Coming - Withered & Died
Big Muff

Side B:
Willin
The Great Silkie
Shaky Nancy
I Don't Like Mondays - Rosie Anderson
Brisk Young Widow - Dimming of the Day

7 Comments:

Anonymous streaker said...

Thanks so much Lizardson -

good to hear more of this obscure but fine singer

24 August, 2007 02:07  
Anonymous skunkworks said...

This song Louisiana that Burland sings is both timely and powerfull in light of recent events...here are the words

LOUISIANA

What has happened down here is the wind have changed
Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
Rained real hard and rained for a real long time
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

The river rose all day
The river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood
Some people got away alright
The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away

President Coolidge came down in a railroad train
With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand
The President say, "Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has done
To this poor crackers land."

Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tyrin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away


don't want to sound greedy Lizardson - but sure would like to hear more Dave Burland LP's one day when you get the chance

24 August, 2007 03:14  
Anonymous Manila said...

Thanks for this, Lizardson. A really nice album. Dave Burland has always been a class act.

24 August, 2007 12:48  
Anonymous Karel said...

Thanks!

24 August, 2007 17:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. I'm really looking forward to hearing this. I've only heard a few of his songs, but I've really enjoyed them. I've been trying to track down his recent His Master's Voice album of Richard Thompson covers, but without luck.

26 August, 2007 06:00  
Anonymous rabbit said...

fantastic thanks!

17 January, 2008 17:25  
Blogger rabbit said...

fantastic - thanks

17 January, 2008 17:26  

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