Saturday, 27 June 2020

Jerry Meredith & Scott Dunbar - What's Life All About ? (Amazing 1968 US Private Folk LP)


Jerry Meredith is from Saginaw, Michigan, while Scott Dunbar is from Morrow, Georgia.
They released this incredibly great Private Folk LP with a lot of harmony vocals.



Listen to these songs on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At13VGbltqI
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qov9yTeGxi0
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcA7axhbbmw
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGlovmvMiMw


Also contains an amazing version of "Sounds of Silence".
Their album (except the 2 last tracks - recorded with a choir) is very consistent.



Record : EXC
Cover : EXC (see pictures)
Price : 120,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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J.J. Kellum - "Butterfly" (Rare 1983 US Private Female Folk LP)


"J.J. Kellum - Butterfly : One of my favorite private press records.
It's a straight up fantastic amateur singer-songwriter record but with original and unexpectedly depressing songs, including one called 'Unwelcome Soldier' about soldiers (presumably) returning from Vietnam and being shunned by society.Most of the songs deal with heartache and the disintegration of relationships in a genuinely heartfelt way.....like she's really speaking from her own experience.She even rocks out on the incredible Sharing.
I also love the cover, which is so far beyond generic that it becomes subversive.It could literally be the cover of a million different types of record ... but it's absolutely perfect for the sad world of J.J. Kellum."
(reviewed by Christian Petersen)


Listen to the only song I found on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57P_sh44i8c


Incredibly rare LP in a perfect condition !


Record : EXC+ (was still sealed, I opened it and played it once to check it)
Cover : EXC (still in shrink - see pictures)
Price : 120,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Friday, 26 June 2020

Erik Britton - The Troll (Amazing 1980 US Private Outsider Psych Folk LP)


Erik Britton's sound can only be described as "demented troubador," just his intense voice and a frantic 12-string guitar.


"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
(... Henry David Thoreau)
I have always heard a different drummer. I have always travelled my own road. And now I find the drummer is myself. The music that I hear is at last my own. Can you hear it ?
(notes from the back cover)


Very great one-side long song (15'20") on the A side : "The Troll"

Listen to these two songs on YouTube :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVtZGfn2jb8
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxDPfLWUo7w


Another little gem still to be discovered in my opinion !


Record : EXC+ (was still sealed, I opened it to check it)
Cover : EXC (still in shrink - see pictures)
Price : 200,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Friday, 19 June 2020

Bill Vanaver - ST (Rare 1972 US Loner Folk LP on Swallowtail Records)


Scarce and surprisingly good album by this great guitar and mandolin player.
Recorded in January 1972 on Swallowtail Records.


Listen to these excellent songs I found on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L706owik4hU
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdSB1Qofsn8



Record : VG+
Cover : VG++
Price : 40,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only !
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Monday, 15 June 2020

John & Christine - Who Liveth So Merry ? (Rare 1972 UK Folk on Westwood Recordings)


Very rare UK Folk LP issued on the Westwood label (WSR012) in 1972.
John Sawdon & Christine Dossor (both six string guitar and vocals) accompanied by Keith Shepherd (electric bass).


Tracklist :
A1 Who Liveth So Merry?   
A2 Pretty Nancy Of Yarmouth   
A3 Flower Of Northumberland   
A4 William Taylor   
A5 Home Boys Home   
A6 Waters Of Tyne   
B1 The Wymondham Fight   
B2 Oats And Beans/Turkey Rhubarb   
B3 Rout Of The Blues   
B4 The Gentleman Soldier   
B5 The Coachroad Ghost


Listen to this song I found on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPoO8AD_Ca4

Another great addition for any UK Folk collection !


Record : VG+
Cover : EXC (autographed on rear - see pictures)
Price : 120,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Sunday, 14 June 2020

Andy (Hearld) - For a Moment (Rare 197? US Private SSW Folk LP)


Privately pressed US Singer-songwriter LP (all songs written by Andy Hearld).


Listen to the sole song I found on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaFdaTfAKoM


Another big rarity I'm offering here ... don't miss it !


Record : VG+
Cover : VG+ (partially still in shrink - 2 inches tear on top seam at the opening - see pictures)
Price : 30,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Thursday, 11 June 2020

Homecoming - ST (Amazing 1983 US Private Xian Psych LP)


Truly a lost in time LP with a sound that comes right out of the mid-'70s, and a heavy dose of Neil Young with echoey vocals and meandering guitar leads. (from Acid Archives)


Very great and ultra rare Private Press from 1983.
A truly gem !!!!!
A masterpiece from the beginning to the end that continues growing in me after every listening.


Listen to their music here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm75-cY5IJI
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd-U4tHuMXc
and here :
http://www.thestrangeexperienceofmusic.com/article-homecoming-homecoming-197x-50042268.html



Cover : EXC+ (still in shrink - see pictures)
Record : EXC+
Price : 350,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Martin McBain - Winter on the Harbour + 2 singles (Amazing 1983 Australian Psych Folk LP on Candle)


Original pressing on the small Tasmanian independent label, Candle Records, from 1983.
This is truly a little gem.
It shoots virtually to the top of the list of Australian 70's-ish acoustic acid folk LPs.


Listen to these tracks :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjamNSjd298
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxDunzE7eNM
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ-FbAz-LE0
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO2IvulD4go

A stunning LP in my opinion !


 I'll add his two singles from 1983 and 1985 !


His 7" single from 1983.
The 'A' side is a song from his LP, "Winter...On The Harbour", but is a totally different recorded version.
Whereas the LP version is strictly acoustic, this version sees him with full band, still very folk-y and ethereal though.
The 'B' side was, at the time, a totally new song and is equally as good. Both sides are full of melody, with gorgeous melodious vocals, and superb lyrics - of the ilk of mid-'60's Dylan ... he was obviously a thinker.

Listen here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-Sgv2aVCEc


His 7" single from 1986.
Another little gem ...


All 3 covers (LP + 2 singles) : Excellent +
All 3 records (LP + 2 singles) : Excellent +
Price for the LP + the 2 singles : 100,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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Monday, 8 June 2020

Groundswell - Imaginative Ideas in Positive Thought (1990 UK Private Folk Prog LP)


With the help of Garri Rayner, the new project of Tony Voller and Greg Heighington after 'The Ark of the Covenant'.


A stunning record here too !
And a limited edition of 500 ...


Sorry for this ... no track available on YouTube.
It could be considered as the 2nd Ark of the Covenant LP.


Cover : EXC+
Record : EXC+
Price : 40,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post Office)
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The Ark of the Covenant - ST (Amazing 1985 UK Private Folk Prog LP)


"The Ark of the Covenant" LP is an excellent Folk Prog LP made in London in 1985.
Privately released limited edition of 500 copies (this exemplary is not numbered).

The Ark of the Covenant :
Frederick Williams : Lyrics, Vocals & Backing Vocals (on Track A6)
Tony Voller : Music, Lead, Rythm & Backing vocals
Greg Heighington : Music & Lead (on Tracks A2, A6, B1 & B5)
Tom Hardy-Bick : DX7 & Strings (on A2)


Listen to this track :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcRvOWP7V5g

You can read an excellent review and you can listen to some others of the best tracks here :
http://www.somewherethereismusic.com/article-the-ark-of-the-covenant-the-ark-of-the-covenant-1985-68326109.html


Really a stunning LP from the beginning to the end !
Don't miss this little gem !

Cover : EXC+
Record : EXC+
Price : 100,00 Euros (+ expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

John Golding - Another John Golding (Great 1976 UK Singer Songwriter LP on Cottage Records)


Another great LP released in 1976 on Cottage Records by this UK Singer Songwriter John Golding after 'Discarded Verse' and 'Photographs'.


Usually I always prefer the first album released by an artist.
It's different in this case ... in my opinion this is the best John Golding LP !


Listen to this wonderful song :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VuvEHfqrA8






Another LP that any serious UK Folk collector should have !


Record : EXC+
Cover : EXC (see pictures)
Inner sleeve : VG++ (see picture - original printed inner sleeve)
Price : 60,00 Euros (+ postage costs calculated by the Belgian Post)
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Monday, 11 May 2020

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


One of the very best UK singer songwriters I've ever heard.
Delicate and sophisticated Folk.
An amazing little masterpiece we have here !


Listen to these tracks :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fmO27TgePE
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqRDbbNljn8
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JOTkxa911U
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UotUuKuXdZQ



Record : EXC+
Cover : VG++ (see pictures)
Price : 120,00 Euros (+ postage costs calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Sunday, 10 May 2020

Miller's Thumb - Sitting on the Right Side (Great 1976 UK Folk LP on Tradition Century)


Here's another rare and great UK Folk LP released in 1976 on the little Tradition Century label.


Millers' Thumb is Nigel Culley (vocals, guitar, mandolin, violin & 12 string guitar), Robert Webb (vocals, guitar, mandolin & 'sticks') and Trevor Snelson (vocals, guitar & recorder).


Listen to this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5RzzLAYeEc 

and don't hesitate ... the whole album is a little gem !


Record : VG++ to EXC
Cover : VG++ to EXC (see pictures)
Price : 100,00 Euros (+ postage costs calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Monday, 13 April 2020

Oakenshield - Their 2 LPs for a better price


and



Across the Narrow Seas (1983)

Record : VG++
Cover : EXC (see pictures)

&

Against the Grain (1985)

Record : VG++
Cover : EXC (see pictures)

Price : 60,00 €  reduced to 50,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post)
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Oakenshield - Against the Grain (Another great 1985 UK Folk LP on Acorn)


Their second and even better LP from 1985.


Only one song available on YouTube for this album too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4zJ6bS3E_k


Another album I would recommend to any serious UK Folk collector !


Record : VG++
Cover : EXC (see pictures)
Price : 30,00 Euros (+ postage costs calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Oakenshield - Across the Narrow Seas (Great 1983 UK Folk LP on Acorn)


Here's their first and excellent album from 1983.


I only found this song on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V6BK24bfy4


Another great addition to any UK Folk collection !


Record : VG++
Cover : EXC (see pictures)
Price : 30,00 Euros (+ postage costs calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL only
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com