Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Hello, Dirk!

How are you doing there?

I'm little bit tired in this crazy hot summer😂

I don't know there are seasons in Heaven, 

but I hope you are comfortble😇

See you someday again!!!!!

Monday, August 01, 2022


Hello, Dirk☺

How are you doing in heaven.

In here Japan, Fuji Rock Festival was taken place and dutch band ALTIN GÜN played really nice psychedelic rock music!!

I think you really like this kind of music☺

Hope you enjoy listening the band's sound at there!!

Highly recommended!!☺☺☺

Sunday, August 01, 2021

14 years

Hi Dirk😀

How are you doing there?

Are you watching Tokyo Olympics from above?

The world is still tossed about by Covid, but we ain't forget to enjoy our life💖

Keep enjoy, Dirk✨

We are looking forward to see your smiling face😁

See you then👍

Monday, August 24, 2020


Did you see Shibusashirazu live on youtube?

That was really amazing!!😁

Thursday, August 01, 2019


When it's dark enough, I can see the stars(dirk & my friends).
No matter how hard, I can try with you.

Warm regards,


Wednesday, August 01, 2018


11 years has past since our Fryslan Warrior Dirk past away in August.
Almast 1 year has past since my close friend (Mari) past away in August.
Almast 20 years has past since my glandfather past away in August.

I have mixed feelings of sadness in August.

But I should keep goin'
And won't be forget about all you have taught me.



Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Hi Dirk

How are you doing there?
I'm feeling bad these days.
One of my best friends got leukemia 3 months after her wedding.
And that was very short after she become pregnant.
Then she should give up her baby and got bone marrow transplant 3 times(!!) from her sister.
But her condition getting worse and worse day by day.
Now she is bedridden and unable to communicate.

BUT I want to believe in MIRACLES!!!

Sorry about my poor English


Thursday, August 04, 2016

Oops! sorry to be late, Dirk!!

Hi, Dirk!!
How are you doing lately?
Now I feel a bit down because I couldn't go 20th FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL!!!!!
Yes, MUSIC is my life just like you!!
Wonder if I can go FUJI ROCK with you... and see Shibusashirazu orchestra!!!

To visitors of THTM blog:
I'm so sorry that I can't keep updating this blog.
It's so busy days than I had expected.
I'll re-restart someday!!

And sorry about my poor English.

Saturday, August 01, 2015


It's 8 years, Dirk!!
I have married this year and moved to a new place (of course with the painting your father drew). And I placed the painting in our family room, so sometimes I feel like living with your family :) 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gordon Lightfoot

"Early Lightfoot" (1971 AME)
Recorded in 1962

Originaly posted by J.S.:

1. Remember Me (I'm The One)
2. Daisy Doo
3. Adios, Adios
4. Is My Baby Blue Tonight
5. Sleep Little Jane

1. Long Haired Woman
2. It's Too Late, He Wins
3. Take Care Of Yourself
4. This Is My Song
5. Negotiations


Not to be confused with United Artists Records' release in 1969.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Frédéric Paris

"Carnet de bal" (1984)

Originaly posted by DKmalo:

01-La Marianne/Montagnarde (valse/bourrée)
02-Air à danser (scottisch)
03-La gracieuse (mazurka)
04-Polka à Malochet/La p'tite Jeannette (polkas)
05-Bourrée de St Pierre/Le fendeur (bourrées)
06-Le roulier (mélodie)
07-Pirouette polka
08-Revenant de Paris (valse)
09-Où est passé le temps/Derrière chez nous (bourrées)
10-La reine des bals/Scottisch des amoureux (scottischs)
11-Marches de noce
12-Valse à Bonnejoie
13-Les filles de St Nicolas (bourrée)
14-Le bouquet de ma mie (mazurka-valse)
15-La porte de d'vant (polka)
16-Le samedi au soir (valse)

Frédéric Paris : accordéons diatoniques (Castagnari), clarinette.
Patrick Bouffard : vielle à roue


Monday, June 15, 2015

David Munrow

 & The Early Music Consort Of London
 "Renaissance Suite" (1974)

Originaly posted by Reynardine:

David Munrow was perhaps the greatest exponent of early music before his untimely death in 1976. He will be familiar to folk fans from his work in the late 60s with Young Tradition, Shirley & Dolly Collins and John Renbourn.

For some reason this album seems to have never been released on CD - perhaps because it is a soundtrack to an obscure French film about bicycle racing rather than an award winning television serial. This though, really deserves re-release. Here you'll find dance tunes from Praetorius and Susato along with original compositions by David Munrow.

01. Triumph (Hans Hassler: Intrada VI & VII from "Lustgarden")
02. They're off (Bransle double de Poictou & Bransle gay double from Praetorius' "Terpsichore")
03. Training (David Munrow: Bagpipe solo I & Bagpipe solo II)
04. On the Road (Basse danse "Dont vient cela" from Tielmann Susato's "Dancerye")
05. Complaint ("O death rock me asleep" Anon., 16th c.)
06. In the Mountains (Bransle simple from Praetorius' "Terpsichore")
07. The six days of Grenoble (David Munrow)
08. The Dream ("Tristan's Lament" Anon., Italy, 14th c.)
09. The Race Against Oneself (David Munrow)
10. Why Suffer ("Consonanze Stravaganti" Giovanni Macque)
11. Effort (Basse galliarde from Pierre Phalèse "Premier livre de Danseries" & Galliarde from Praetorius' "Terpsichore")
12. End Music (Variations on "La folie d'Espagne", Corelli & Division flúte (1706))


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Songwainers

"The Songwainers" (1971 Argo ZFB31)

Click the picture for enlarge

Originaly posted by Reynardine:

This I believe was the only recording of the Songwainers from Cheltenham - but what a classic. Their setting of John Barleycorn (to the tune of We Plough The Fields And Scatter) has now entered the tradition. One of the finest harmony groups of the 60s and 70s.

Ken Langsbury: Baritone
Ron Taylor: Tenor
Dave Stephenson: Bass

Sorry the quality is not up to my usual but the songs really do make up for it.


Son of Dave Stephenson (bass singer) said at original post:
Adrian Stephenson said...
Given that Dave Stephenson was my dad - and I remember the Songwainers rehearsing in my front room (above my bedroom) - with itinerant guests like John & Beverly Martyn, Roy Harper, Maddy & Steeleye Span, Ashley Hutchings - I thank y'all for the comments. We have burned the LP to CD (if you're interested) Contact justacog@astephenson.org

I remember dad (Dave) joking that the Albion Band had nicked one of their songs - including the 'bum' notes they played at the time. Ironically, as I got older I realised that I really liked folk / folk rock. Heaven forbid I'd ever admit this to dad, tho.!
(13 JANUARY, 2013)

And also:
JacOak said...
No need for me to listen - see the man on the cover, second from the left? That's my late grandfather. Great to see someone who knows of the band.
(02 OCTOBER, 2009)

Derroll Adams

"Feelin' Fine" (1972)

Village Thing VTS-17

Artwork - Rodney Matthews
Banjo [5-string] - Derroll Adams
Guitar - Roland Van Campenhout (Tracks: 01, 03)
Guitar - Wizz Jones (Tracks: 01, 04, 05, 12)
Harmonica - Roland Van Campenhout (Track: 04)
Photography By - Richard Walker
Recorder - Roland Van Campenhout (Track: 12)
Sleeve Notes - Andrew Means
Vocals - Danny Adams (Tracks: 02, 12), Derroll Adams

01. Darling Corey
02. Apprenticed In London
03. Freight Train Blues
04. Wildwood Flower
05. The Sky
06. Muleskinner Blues
07. Love Song
08. Mr. Rabbit
09. Deep Ellum Blues
10. Blue Ridge Mountains
11. Chattering Jaw
12. The Valley


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Dave Ellis

"BBC Live 1973"

Dave Ellis is an influential English folk guitarist, singer and composer whose music is extremely difficult to categorise, due to its unique diversity and combination of styles. His early instrumental influences include guitarist Bert Jansch. Ellis' first vinyl album called "Album" (1973) won strong critical praise and is regarded as a classic, but the opportunity presented by acclaimed national TV and radio appearances (on such now-legendary TV shows as The Old Grey Whistle Test) was inexplicably never seized by his record company, at a time when the solo acoustic guitarist/singer-songwriter needed all the promotion they could get, no matter how good the material or performances. As result of the lack of promotional follow-up at that time, Ellis's guitar prowess has remained one of the best kept secrets of the guitar fraternity, influencing such successful artists as Mark Knopfler.

Only four songs available but this is must for fans of his studio album.

1. Going Down Slow
2. Can You Tell Me
3. Silly Me Silly You
4. Jitterbug


Download link doesn't exit but his "Album"(1973) was my very first post:

Elton John

"Nick Drake Session & DJM Demos" (1968)

Elton John's demo sessions at Dick James Music Studio in 1968. Here you can listen Elton John singing songs of Mike Heron, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Beverly Martin arranged by Drake's producer, Joe Boyd.

The sessions featured:
Elton John - vocals / piano
Linda Peters (later Thompson) - vocals
Jim Capaldi - drums
Simon Nicol - guitar
Pat Donaldson - bass

01. Day Is Done (Nick Drake)
02. Saturday Sun (Nick Drake)
03. Sweet Honesty (Breverly Martin)
04. Way To Blue (Nick Drake)
05. Stormbringer (John Martyn)
06. You Get Brighter (Mike Heron, vo.Linda Peters)
07. I Don't Mind (Ed Carter, vo.Linda Peters)
08. Pied Pauper (Ed Carter, vo.Linda Peters)
09. Time Has Told Me (Nick Drake)
10. Go Out And Get It (Mike Heron)
11. The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca
12. When The First Tear Shows
13. Angel Tree
14. Turn To Me
15. I Can't Go On Living Without You
16. When I Was Tealby Abbey
17. A Dandelion Dies In The Wind
18. You'll Be Sorry To See Me Go
19. Where It's At
20. I Get A Little Bit Lonely
21. Hour Glass
22. Taking The Sun From My Eyes
23. And The Clock Goes Round


Originaly posted at:

Jim Croce

"On Air / The Coventry Lads" (around 1963)

Click the picture for enlarge

Originaly posted by J.S.:

This collection contains songs from about 1963, outtakes, rare radio performances and 17 minutes of storytelling by Jim Croce.

Hope you'll enjoy!

Best wishes,


In 2006, there was same titled collection as this one:
But in 2008, J.S. presented to us with so many additional tracks :)

Colin Thompson

"Three Knights" 1980

Originaly posted by FolkPhile:

Here is a UK folk LP. Colin Thompson is very talented both as a singer and as a guitarist. The arrangements are rather unusual.

Comments from his current website:

"Karen & Colin from North Lincolnshire are continuing to gain a reputation as excellent performers. Originally a classical guitarist, Colin has combined elements of classical and traditional styles and the distinctive rhythms and decorations of Scottish pipe tunes which he has adapted for guitar. Karen has explored a range of musical genres from choral singing to punk rock.
Together they have created a refreshing sound, setting poetry to self-composed tunes, finding little known traditional ballads and performing well-known songs in an individual manner. This provides an interesting and varied repertoire of love songs, wicked tales, pirate ballads and much more, all underpinned by the couple's obvious love of their music and good-humoured banter."

01. The Gypsy Laddie
02. Brisk Young Lively Lad
03. Bonny Lass Amongst the Heather
04. The Three Knights
05. Farewell to Whisky
06. Linden Lea
07. Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor
08. Oakham Poachers
09. John of Hazelgreen
10. Banstead Downs (Georgie)
11. The Parting Glass


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Dr. Strangely Strange

Live at Les Cousins, London (1970-02-14)
Live at the BBC (1970)

Les Cousins 1970:
01. Ashling
02. Ballad Of The Wasps
03. Jove Was At Home
04. Believe In God
05. Fragment
06. Time Takes All Away
07. On The West Cork Hack
08. Instrumental
09. Tennessee Waltz
10. Gave My Love An Apple
11. Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal
12. Goodnight My Friends

BBC 1970:
1. Ashling
2. Mary malone
3. Horse Of Different Hue
4. Ballad Wasp
5. Red Rape


Originaly posted at:

Friday, May 29, 2015

Wizz Jones

"Soloflight" 1978 (Includes recordings from 1970-74)

See insert pic for details

a1. National Seven
a2. Pastures of Plenty
a3. Dallas Blues
a4. Sam Stone
a5. Weeping Willow Blues
a6. Shake, Shake Mama

b1. Second-hand Mini-me
b2. Sally Free and Easy
b3. Can't Keep from crying
b4. Angie
b5. Spoonful
b6. National Seven (long version)


Side C, D (Winter Song EP 1973) is included as bonus tracks on the CD release of "When I Leave Berlin".

Originaly posted at:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


"Letzebuerger Volleksmusek" (1975)

Click the picture for enlarge

Originaly posted by DKmalo:

Guy Schones : chant, vielle à roue, guitare
José Dostert : flûte , chant
Christopher Birch : violon, mandoline, chant, flûte



"The Wide Midlands" (Topic 1971)

Click the picture for enlarge

Originaly posted by gonzo:

More Topic vinyl rips, this time a southerly jaunt from the region of the UK previously featured in many of my posts, this time the MIDLANDS in this "Wide Midlands" album from 1971.

This has some really good examples of the industrial UK midlands dialect in both the spoken tracks and the vocals.



I have married and working hard everyday and no time to keep blogging.
But I can't ignore so many comments about dead links and requests for reuploading.
So I dicide to restart a blog little by little...

Now, please request for reups and other hard to find titles here.
But only OUT OF PRINT titles please.
I will try...

Tuesday, August 05, 2014


7 years past science our friend Dirk's gone in August 1, 2007...
Time flies so fast but for sure, our mind is grown with memory of Dirk.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tír na nÓg - You in Yellow (2014, Official Music Video)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Strong in the Sun 40th Anniversary - Tír na nÓg

Dante - Tír na nÓg (2013)

Thursday, August 01, 2013

6 years

Time has told me that we can't forget our friend Dirk.
Following album is dedicated to him...

This is one of his favorite Japanese rock band The Mops!

 The Mops - Iijanaika (1971)


Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll !!!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Still Light

Kirill (Still Light) said...


Ive been a longtime follower of Time Has Told Me, and besides really loving the music Ive been exposed to there over the years, you all posted a link to this album I released in 2009 and it was such a huge help in getting people to come and hear it

(Oct. 9th 2012)

Im writing because Ive just about released a new record, and I think some followers of Time Has Told Me might enjoy it, so I was hoping there's a chance you'd be kind enough to share some of this through the blog to your readers?

Here is info about the upcoming record: 


And here is a mini-site that was just published which has three full tracks from the album set to short films made especially for this by a local Denver artist:


Thank you so much in advance if you would share, please let me know if I can get you anything else? Also, if any of you would like a full digital copy of the record to hear let me know and Im happy to share!

Thank you,


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

5 years past since our friend Dirk's gone

Dirk, I went to FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL '12 in July 27-29 and got a chance to see your favorite band Shibusashirazu Orchestra. But I missed seeing the BAND!!! by several reasons.
That's really regrettable... I don't miss the next chance and shoot them for you!!

See you someday...


sorry for my poor english!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Bert Jansch (1943.11.3 - 2011.10.5)


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Mr. Pine

Kevin Scott from the band Mr. Pine writing to let you know the band is alive and well and preparing a third disc. Your blog has been so wonderful to us I wanted you to be the first to know. Our website will be updated with new information very soon!


Thursday, August 04, 2011


4 years past since our friend Dirk's gone.

Dirk, how's your life on Heaven?
Or did you already born again?

Anyway, we will meet you someday somewhere...


Dirk's picture taken from his father's blog:

Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm OK...

Thank you for worrying about...

So sad but more than 25,000 people were reported as missing...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Khalsa String Band - Sing Of Bliss

Gonzo said...

I was so impressed by this girl's voice, I had to do a little clean-up on the vinyl rip.

The vocals are a little back in the mix for my liking, so I have done TWO copies, one with a little extra reverb in the vocal spectrum, see what you think..


Thank you Gonzo ^^


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bridget St. John

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ivor Cutler Documentary

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