Friday, March 09, 2007

by phantom 3

thought I would share some ragtime guitar labums
there were a few of these on kicking mule in the 70's
- absolute gems
anybody else got any of these?

V.A. "Contemporary Ragtime Guitar" [KM107 - circa 1974]

This was the seventh LPs released by Kicking Mule Records in the early 1970s. It's surprising success helped define the company as a label that specialized in guitar soloists.


V.A. "Flat Pickin Guitar Festival" [SNKF124 - circa 1976]

If you think that two LPs' worth of flatpicking sounds like a pretty monotonous prospect, no one would blame you, but in this case, you'd be mistaken. The 23 tracks that make up this single-CD reissue vary wildly in terms of style and execution, from straightforward bluegrass like Dick Fegy's renditions of "Big Sandy River" and "Fire Hose Reel" to Eric Thompson's adaptation of two Irish reels and Richard Lieberson's jazzy "Paddy on the Swingpipe." Doc Watson is well represented with three tracks ("Fisher's Hornpipe/Devil's Dream," "Down Yonder," and "Liza/Lady Be Good"), and David Bromberg kicks in an atypically subdued version of "The Kitchen Girl." Most of the other guitarists are relative unknowns; although Dan Crary ("Fishing Creek Blues/Arkansas Traveller") will be well-known to bluegrass fans, only hardcore guitarheads are likely to recognize names like Michael Aumen, Barry Solomon, and Eric Thompson. Regardless, all of them play beautifully, and the stylistic variety of the program makes it a great listen from beginning to end. Highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson, All Music Guide


Ton Van Bergeyk etc... "I Got Rhythm" [SNKF125 - circa 1976]


Lasse Johansson "Ragtime Guitar Duets" [SNKF120 - circa 1975]

Lasse Johansson


Wow... really fantastic.
Thanks always!

Someone please add review of those albums. I have no time...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I have lost my single album from this great album set, you made my day by posting it. Great! At least some of those albums were accompanied by guitar-tab-booklets.
Although the Flatpicking album sticks more to traditional elements than recent picking, it is nonetheless terrific: titles well-chosen, various styles. Give it a try!

10 March, 2007 07:49  
Blogger panos1 said...

Hallo from greece!i just upload a great album Moving hearts-seltitle!
A vinyl rip in 256!its good work and the album is excellent especially for this forum!a brilliant irish folk rock group!

Do you like to post the links for it???

10 March, 2007 16:48  
Blogger Lizardson said...


Now, Time Has Told Me is hard to keep running without visitor's help like you (& phantom etc...).
Any of your uploads would be appreciated!

10 March, 2007 19:07  
Blogger turgut said...

It will be nice to see you here :


11 March, 2007 03:39  
Blogger panos1 said...

This is moving hearts!i dont know the way to post in your site so take a look here get it and then you can post it if you like!

I found about 30 albums i was desperately looking for in vinyl in great shape!so i started immiadely!i rip them of in 256k!
I split them in 3 selfetracted rars so if you like get the first one listen to the first songs and then decide if you want the rest!

Moving hearts-selftitle

Vinyl rip-bitrate 256

A brilliant irish rock folk!extremely beautiful acoustic guitaristic riffs!
Listen to Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian roulette AND you will understand me!

INFOS I GET [I hope the front picture of the album can be shawn]!

Moving hearts (1981)
· title: Moving hearts
· artists: Moving Hearts
· producer: Donal Lunny
· engineer: Andrew Boland, Cathy Considine, Kevin Moloney, Pearce Dunne
· date: 1981
· tracks:
o Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian roulette
o Irish ways and Irish laws
o McBride's
o Before the deluge
o Landlord
o Category
o Faithful departed
o Lake of shadows
o No time for love

Moving Hearts
· Genre: Celtic
· Active: '80s
· Major Members: Brian Calnan, Davy Spillane, Declan Sinnott, Eoghan O'Neill
Together for only four years, Moving Hearts had a profound effect on the development of modern Celtic music. One of the first Irish folk bands to use electric instruments, after Horslips, Moving Hearts took a high-energy approach to their tradition-rooted music. Recalling an early appearance by the band, Q magazine wrote, "saw them in Dublin, must have been 1982, and they just blew me apart...they're a sort of Celtic Little Feat." The original lineup of Moving Hearts united some of Ireland's best musicians. Multi-instrumentalist Donal Lunny and singer, guitarist, and songwriter Christy Moore had previously played together in Planxty. Guitarist Declan Sinnott had produced and arranged material for such Celtic performers as Mary Black and Sinéad Lohan. Dublin piper Davy Spillane had performed with Horslips. Within a few months, the band was joined by saxophonist Keith Donald, a veteran session player and a member of such jazz bands as Jim Doherty's Spon and Noel Kelehan's Quintet. Moving Hearts was rounded out by drummer Brian Calman and bassist Eoghan O'Neill. Although the original band performed together for two years, the departure of Calman over "musical differences" signaled the first of several personnel changes. Following the release of the group's second album, Dark End of the Street, Moore left to pursue a solo career and was replaced by vocalist Mick Hanley. After recording one album with the band Live Hearts Hanley was replaced by female vocalist Flo McSweeney. The changes continued, however. By the time that they recorded their final album, Moving Hearts had become an all-instrumental unit. Politics played an important role in Moving Hearts' repertoire. The struggles of hunger strikers and the impoverished in Northern Ireland were addressed through such songs as "Landlord" and "On the Blanket," while the proliferation of nuclear weaponry was reflected in such tunes as "Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette" and an emotional interpretation of Jackson Browne's "After the Deluge." Moving Hearts was featured as the backup band on Van Morrison's 1985 album, A Sense of Wonder. In the aftermath of Moving Hearts' breakup, several members went on to perform in the cast of Bill Whelan's musical production, Riverdance. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

Enjoy folks!

11 March, 2007 18:52  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great share. Thanks all

21 March, 2007 03:36  
Blogger Unknown said...

great share. Thanks

21 March, 2007 03:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

while i greatly appreciate the music you post, i cannot stand their letter verification is flawed.. and it just rotates over and over again.

17 April, 2008 23:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Hi great page !
do you have the album :
How to play ragtime guitar by Ton Van Bergeyk ?

tks so much !



10 August, 2009 14:40  

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