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)

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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

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

2006 - - - - - - 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2015 - - - - - 5 6