Tuesday, February 19, 2008

by Paul #11

Harry Belafonte "Ballads, Blues and Boasters" 1964
LP Rip (196-224VBR)





















Another of Belafonte's forgotten folk albums and not one calypso track on it. Here, he gives a robust performance of some very well-known songs of the period of the early folk-revival with a mix of gospel, blues, civil rights and Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty" with Dyson's "Four Strong Winds".

Tracklist:
1. Tone the Bell Easy
2. Blue Willow Moon
3. Ananias
4. Boy
5. My Love is a Dewdrop
6. Back of the Bus
7. Pastures of Plenty
8. John the Revelator
9. Four Strong Winds
10. Black Betty
11. Big Boat Up the River


The Fureys and Davey Arthur "Banshee" 1978
LP Rip @160K/bs.




















I found this one in a trash and treasure sale a few years ago. It was fairly scratchy but it responded well to editing even though it was one of my early efforts. The title track still has a bit of noise but I am satisfied with the rest.
This 1978 album has never been re-issued as a CD which I think most of you would agree is a pity as there are some excellent tracks on here.

Tracklist
1. Ned Walsh's/The Piper's Chair
2. The Snows (they melt the soonest)
3. William Taylor
4. Derrol in the Rain
5. Baile An Ore/George White's/Aoife's Bottle
6. Pollution
7. Ship in full Sail/Badenloch/Hardiman's
8. I live not where I Love
9. Abroad as I was walking
10. Lonely One
11. Banshee
12. Sham-Rock

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Paul!

Thank you very much for both of them! Always liked Harry's voice - but not his "Banana Boat bubble songs" ...

The Fureys and Davey Arthur's "Banshee" album is great!

Lucky me that I've got them before him or her complained to RS ... (... who hopefully will find a lover soon so that she or he has much better to do than destroying ...)

20 February, 2008 12:28  
Blogger Kadek55 said...

This is a very nice one...

Thanks!

20 February, 2008 17:21  
Anonymous Paul said...

I notice that the Belafonte "Ballads, Blues & Boasters" is now 'Removed' from Rapidshare "Complaints Received". I must say that this is rather harsh for a 43 year old LP hat has never looked like being re-issued.

23 February, 2008 11:48  
Anonymous Paul said...

Perhaps I ranted a little too quickly. I now discover that it has been released on CD in 2004 as part of a set of two early LPs

25 February, 2008 08:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any chance of a re-up. it's hard to find any Fureys.

23 November, 2008 12:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, please - could you re-upload Banshee? I would be grateful! It's hard to get a hold of this one. :( :(

16 March, 2009 01:11  
Blogger robin said...

Please re upload Banshee by the Fureys - it is a real rarity.

24 June, 2009 13:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, i'm from dublin. i've been looking for banshee for about 10 yrs. any chance of a reup

26 September, 2009 19:49  
Blogger Einar McCarthy said...

Yes. Re-up Bandshe, please. Im from Argentina. Jus imagine how hard is to find that kind of stuff being so far!!!!!

17 August, 2011 00:36  

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