Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wizz Jones

"Winter Song" EP 1973





















Winter Song is the 1973 EP by the pioneer British Folk musician Wizz Jones. The songs were recorded on a tape recorder at concert promoter Willy Schwenken's house in Nottuln, Germany circa 1972. The recordings also came as a bonus EP with the Double Album "Soloflight", and in 2007 were included as bonus tracks on the remastered CD release of "When I Leave Berlin".


"The Village Thing Tapes"

The incredibly scarce output of this British folk revival guitarist is somewhat disparate by comparison to his contemporaries John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. Working in a similar pocket to the duo mentioned, Wizz Jones is highly regarded in the folk revival circuit with nods of due respect from Roy Harper and Ralph McTell over the years. With a couple of major releases a string of independent CDs, singles, and LPs, most of his releases are very hard to come by or are exchanged in collector circles for extraordinary high prices. This archival release from Germany features some variations on songs that are available on his two Scenescof releases and the Magical Flight LP recorded here live in concert. His fingerpicking guitar is absolutely golden, and his voice, which could sub for Burt Jansch on any night, is glorious. Fans of authentic folk and blues should definitely delve into the work of Wizz Jones; don't let the scarcity of this recording put you off. There are three readily available albums -- Magical Flight, Dazzling Stranger and Right Now -- which feature most of these tracks yet lack a special air of intimacy that this live recording holds. ~ Skip Jansen, All Music Guide

5 Comments:

Anonymous arbor said...

Thanks for this!

05 October, 2007 01:11  
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05 October, 2007 04:24  
Anonymous Karel said...

Wizz is great!

Thanks a lot!!

05 October, 2007 14:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad to report the 'death' of the 'Celtic Circle'

05 October, 2007 16:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard the name, never heard the music. Looking forward to this.
bluesBob

11 October, 2007 15:58  

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