Friday, November 02, 2007

by eavyumble

JSD Band "For the Record" 1997

The JSD Band released three albums in the early '70s before disbanding in 1974. Although not as widely recognizable as Steeleye Span or Fairport Convention, JSD produced music which easily rivaled that of the two forerunners of electric folk. For the Record consists of re-recorded material from their previous records. It serves both as a reminder of the fine music they created and as a welcome back into the fold, since it commenced their new recording contract. JSD were equally adept at either playing contemporary versions of Celtic or American folk songs. In fact, some of the most memorable tracks on this album sound distinctly American, like "Sarah Jane," "Groundhog," and "Down the Road." Had they felt compelled, JSD could have been a premier contemporary bluegrass group -- no small feat for a bunch of Scotsmen. The musicianship is superb with fiddler Chuck Flemming and jack-of-all-instruments Sean O'Rourke leading the way. Jim Divers' expertise and adaptability on double bass is further indication that there's plenty of room for standup bass in the modern folk and acoustic-based music scene. Other standout tracks like "As I Roved Out," "The Irish Girl," and "The Galway Races" prove that their strengths lie on either side of the Atlantic. ~ Dave Sleger, All Music Guide

eavyumble said...
Excellent stuff. Thank You. For the real completists the band re-formed and released 2 further CDs. The first of these was in 1995 and is a re-working of stuff from the first 3 albums. Called "For The Record" it has the following track listing:

1 Sarah Jane
2 As I Roved Out
3 The Cuckoo
4 Irish Girl/The Musical Priest
5 Groundhog
6 Johnny O'Braidislea
7 Sunshine Hornpipe/Mountain Road
8 Darlin' Corey
9 The Galway Races
10 Goin' Down The Road
11 Don't Think Twice
12 Down The Road
13 Morrison's Jig/Cooley's Reel
14 Over And Over

11 Comments:

Anonymous redsuffolk said...

Thank you very much. This is turning into as bit of a JSD fest.

03 November, 2007 02:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent album - many thanks for allowing me to listen and appreciate this band.

beGlad.

03 November, 2007 09:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"File temporarily unavailable" :¬(

03 November, 2007 18:07  
Anonymous eavyumble said...

Hmmm, Dunno why it should be temporarily unavailable. It`s had nearly 90 D/Ls already. Another link, just in case.


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Q29UWC3M

Link for Pastures Of Plenty

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SGC8SVE8

03 November, 2007 18:53  
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03 November, 2007 19:02  
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03 November, 2007 19:57  
Blogger Paul said...

Home page link now working. Many thanks! You're a champion eavyumble

04 November, 2007 10:18  
Blogger danny said...

cover scans

06 November, 2007 02:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the downloads for the Jsd Band.Your copys have kept a lot better than mine.Ive been trying to get Country of the blind for years.The record was made just over the road were I was attending school and I remember seeing them in the street.Over thirty years ago.Cheers.

15 March, 2008 04:47  
Blogger Lucas Muniz Hadade said...

Where´s the link?

I want the JSD Band albuns from 1973, 1997 and 1998.
Can you post to me the link please?
Thank you!
=D

11 June, 2011 13:27  
Blogger bobbysu said...

thank you very much

04 September, 2011 08:39  

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