Saturday, 22 August 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS - "Travelling Folk" (1976 UK Small Private Pressing featuring Merruwyn, Stephanie Clarke and others)


Unusually for one of Eron’s multi-artist showcases, the tracks by the various artists and bands here are not interspersed: each gets a block of ten to twelve minutes, during which they play between two and four songs. However, most of the acts are familiar from earlier Eron ventures. Skinner’s Rats still have a penchant for upbeat morris tunes, and are one of the lesser outfits here. Meanwhile, Tundra (aka the non-Vulcan’s Hammer half of Mingled) offer two lovely, haunting numbers, one traditional and one self-penned, and Mariners have reinvented themselves as a competent electric folk act. Stephanie Clarke (now minus sister Leonie) offers three delightful Spinning Jenny-style songs that are my favourites on the set, whilst Keith Pearson has unfortunately formed a band called Treacle Line that plays horrible countryish jugband stuff. Finally, there’s Merruwyn (better known for their rare album At The Grosvenor), who provide three pleasant cover versions and one excellent original composition ‘Down Among The Evergreen’. (Review by Richard Falk)

Tracklist :

A1 Skinner's Rats - Kentish Nutting Girl
A2 Skinner's Rats - Rambles of Kitty
A3 Skinner's Rats - Horn of the Hunter
A4 Skinner's Rats - Jackie Coleman
A5 Tundra - Bold Fisherman
A6 Tundra - Battle of Balaclava
A7 Mariners - Here's Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
A8 Mariners - Silver Sphere / Jenny's Chicken
A9 Mariners - Blow the Candle Out

B1 Stephanie Clarke - Satin and Silk
B2 Stephanie Clarke - Venus's Looking Glass
B3 Stephanie Clarke - Apple Seed Johnny
B4 Keith Pearson & Treacle Line - Burglar Bold
B5 Keith Pearson & Treacle Line - West Coast Ramble
B6 Keith Pearson & Treacle Line - Bowling Green
B7 Keith Pearson & Treacle Line - Foggy Mountain Breakdown
B8 Keith Pearson & Treacle Line - The Cuckoo
B9 Merruwyn - Peace Will Come
B10 Merruwyn - Ore Boats
B11 Merruwyn - Down Among the Evergreen
B12 Merruwyn - South Australia


Record : VG++
Cover : VG++
Price : 80,00 Euros (+ the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post)
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JOHN SASE - "Aessence" (Great 1985 Privately pressed Acid Folk LP)


"I originally started to write Zothique and the rest of the suite of songs known as Aessence in 1972 and completed the work in 1976. After performing these songs with various ensembles of fellow musicians at the Freezer Theatre and the St. Andrews Community Concert series in Detroit, Michigan, I scraped together enough money to record and press them to vinyl in the 1980s. We used two 6-track Tascam Porta-Studios and finally did the final mix and mastering at Tanus Studios. Zothique was inspired by the book Zothique written by Clark Ashton Smith. The stories were originally published in various fantasy magazines in the 1930s, notably Weird Tales." -- John Sase

The album was released in a limited edition of 300 autographed and hand numbered copies.
This one is numbered 280/300.
US dreamy acid folk gem,with deep vibe and similar to Arthur Lee Harper, Bobb Trimble and the likes ....

Listen here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BvmCrH10G8
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxVKKd5JBbA
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcT6Gci40yE

Cover : EXC
Record : EXC
Price : 140,00 Euros (+ expedition costs by registered parcel calculated by the Belgian Post)
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Friday, 17 July 2015

STUART MARSON - Night Falls on the Orchestra (Amazing 1974 UK Singer Songwriter LP on Sweet Folk & Country)


Very great LP by Stuart Marson titled "Night Falls On the Orchestra".
Released in England in 1974 on the Sweet Folk and Country label, SFA 012.
The songs are :
A1 City Ways - A2 The Nineteen Fifties - A3 Across the Sound - A4 Christmas and Tchaikovsky
B1 America - B2 River to the Sea - B3 Halo Around the Moon - B4 Night Journey

In my opinion one of the best UK singer songwiters I've ever heard.
Delicate and sophisticated Folk.
An amazing little masterpiece we have here !

Listen to this track :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUZngmIJ0a4

Record : EXC
Cover : VG++
Price : 130,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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Friday, 3 July 2015

CHARLES BROWNING - "A Choirboy's Lament" (Excellent 1976 US Private Folk Rock LP)


Here is an interesting excavated-from-the-tombs 70's folk record.
Charles Browning appears to be a D.C. area guitar picker/singer/songwriter.
On the back cover photo he looks pretty paranoid n' crazy.
He mainly does originals with only 2 really cool covers (Richard Farina's "Dopico" and Buffy Saint-Marie's "Cod'ine").
The music contained is mellow folk with instrumentation that pushes into the psych realm (nice use of tablas, congas, cymbals, even tubular bells).
Oh yeah, Emmylou Harris is on back-up harmony vocals for a few trax as well.
(reviewed by SleepObsessed on rateyourmusic)


Listen to this track on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRLFPFqXcEM

An excellent LP from the beginning to the end !

Record : NM? (Still Sealed)
Cover : EXC+ (Still Sealed)
Price : 80,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

GAYLAND TITUS & PAUL WEHLING - "Same" (1976 Excellent US Private Press Folk Duo)


Excellent LP with all original compositions by Gayland Titus except two tracks written by Paul Wehling.
Some very great tracks on here (especially A1 Melvin that you can hear here under).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x93WYIm-CFw
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG1baocdJUA
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEWoSdSz4U0


Record : VG++
Cover : VG+ (name written with pen on the front - see picture - top right corner)
Price : 80,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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Monday, 8 June 2015

WAYNE MONBLEAU - "To My Shepherd" (1977 US Private Xian Folk)


Wayne Monbleau is that rare example of a folk-singer who can do magical things within a purely acoustic setting.
He’s similar to Bruce Cockburn in that respect, but there is also an uncanny resemblance to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, not only in the vocals but also the excellent guitar work and overall progressive acoustic style.
In particular ‘2,000 Years Ago’, ‘John The Baptist’ and ‘The Way, The Truth, And The Life’ all sound like they were cut from the same cloth as some of the more unplugged Tull endeavors (such as Minstrel In The Gallery).
All ten songs are strong, making To My Shepherd one of the most cohesive and remarkable folk recordings in Christian music.
(Ken Scott – The Archivist).


Another Xian Folk LP but an excellent album in my opinion !

Record : EXC
Cover : EXC+ (still in shrink)
Price : 50,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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DAVID VEGLAHN - "Jesus, Send Your Righteousness" (1975 US Private Xian Folk LP)


Private 1975 Xian Folk LP from David Veglahn out of Loma Linda, CA.
A fantastic album front-to-back.
All music and lyrics are original (and great) compositions written by David.
Mellow, miminal loner folk with sparse but rich orchestral accompaniement.


Record : EXC
Cover : VG++
Price : 30,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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Saturday, 16 May 2015

MIKE JOHNSON - "Lord Doctor" (Great 1970 US Private Psych Folk Rock LP)


Rare 1972 Private Press Christian Psych Folk Rock album from Mike Johnson (Freedom Light Records NS-2037).
Lyrically and musically, this album is a journey through Mike Johnson's longing for a better day for mankind.
From the intense, apocalyptic visions in the storytelling of "Cause And Effect" (complete with fuzz guitar and a dark, foreboding rhythm) to the fantastic arp synth/prog psych workout lead-in to "Pride" fans of private psych folk rock will not be disappointed.

Listen to the title track : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P2I6I80mgQ
(also released on his 2nd LP : The Last battle)

Record : VG++
Cover : VG+
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DAN LEWIS - "Towards the Light" (Great 1979 US Psych Folk LP)


Rare original vinyl LP album of "Towards the Light" by Dan Lewis !
This album was released in 1979 by a small private press label called Imaginary Records with the catalog number IM-001. A total of 1.000 LPs were pressed in 1979.
Imaginary Records was the name that the artist chose to use, because there was actually no record company; hence, "Imaginary" Records.

"The soul of a mountain child shines through his music"  reviewed by The Native Stone, Asheville, NC 1979
This unique collectable recording is a private press release from 1979, created by a young folk songwriter in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina. Containing 12 songs, Dan Lewis wrote all the words and music, and performed on 12 instruments on the various songs, including acoustic guitars, bass guitar, electric slide guitar, mandolin, harmonicas, tambourine, talking drum, folk harp, 32 string ukelin, piano, organ and synthesizer. Lewis also drew the front cover art and liner notes art ...

Listen to this track : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRU3r1ZZ8GU

Record : Exc
Cover : VG+
Price : 80,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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Sunday, 10 May 2015

DAKOTA SID - "Badland Serenade" (1979 US Private Rural Folk LP)


Second 1979 LP from this Grass Valley, California rural folkie.

Record : Exc
Cover : VG+ (signed on front)
Price : 40,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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