Sunday, 12 May 2019

Patsy Benson - ST (Fantastic 1978 US Private SSW Loner Folk)


Really great and obscure SSW Loner Folk LP released in 1978 by Patsy Benson.


Listen to the sole track I can find on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BndeNoO1kQ

This album reminds me a little bit the excellent Jill Cislaghi LP.


Record : M- (? - Still Sealed)
Cover : EXC+ (Still Sealed - see pictures)
Price : 100,00 Euros ( + postage costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Dusty Shelton - To the One I Love (Rare 1971? US Mellow SSW Folk LP on Bejay)


Utterly obscure LP recorded by Dusty Shelton backed by a full band counting David Paich (future Toto member) and Warren Ham among others.


Not a lot of information to be found on the web about this rare LP !


Record : M- (Still Sealed)
Cover : EXC+ (Still Sealed - Top left corner creased - see pictures)
Price : 30,00 Euros ( + postage costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Saturday, 27 April 2019

Jeanette Sharpham - I Have Joy (Extremely rare 1975? Australian Private Xian Folk LP on Gems of Joy)

Jeanette Sharpham (born Peters) : lead vocals, guitar, tambourine

As the title suggests, this Australian singer/songwriter’s album has Christian lyrics, and as that suggests this has a very precious, innocent and breezy feel.
What this description probably doesn’t convey is just how good this is : Sharpham has a delightful voice that reminds me of Bonnie Dobson and is a very gifted songwriter.
The backing is beautifully judged as well, with acoustic guitar complemented by occasional piano, tambourine and electric accordion.
In addition to Dobson, other reference points could include Dell Dudenhoeffer and Kathey J. Jee, though this is better than either of them and could become a very expensive and sought-after LP.
(Reviewed by Richard Falk - https://rf3769.wixsite.com/richardfalksreviews/je-jef )


Listen to these songs :





I'm not (and I'll never be) a great fan of Xian music but I can not ignore that kind of beautiful voice ! Amazing singer and great singer-songwriter !


Record : VG++
Cover : VG++ (see pictures)
Price : 130,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Rick Watson - The Light Shines On (Very rare 1979 US Private Xian Folk LP)


From somewhere in the middle of North Dakota comes this excellent artsy custom of acoustic rock, lonesome folk meditations and rough-hewn out-doorsy rural rock.
Nice unrefined bluesy electric guitar graces the latter, while the folk-edged material is delivered with the beauty and sensitivity of early Bruce Cockburn often enveloped with a stark solemn presence.
Rick plays acoustic and electric guitar and wrote all the twelve titles, including ‘Candles Burn in the Distance’, ‘The Rich Man and Lazarus’, ‘Lady Sleeps With the Light On’, ‘Whistler of Darkness and Dawn’, ‘Sea of Mystery’, and ‘Out of the Storm Into the Sun’.
Additional instruments includes bass, fiddle (one song), harmony vocals, and synthesizer (sounding pleasantly trippy on the title track).
Remarkable b&w cover design/ graphics. 
(Review from The Archivist, 4th edition, by Ken Scott).


Really an excellent album we have here … and very rare.
The folk-edged tracks are my favourites but the whole album is very consistent.



Record : VG+ (because there's a slight warp that doesn't affect the play)
Cover : VG++ (see pictures)
Price : Recently SOLD … I'm sorry !
Payment : PAYPAL
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Brian & O'Brien - Ramble Away (Rare 1981 US Private Irish Folk)


Brian & O'Brien are Brian Coughlan and his wife Philomena O'Brien Coughlan.
Brian Coughlan : Lead vocals and guitar
Philomena O'Brien Coughlan : Bass guitar and vocals


Here's another interesting Irish Folk LP recorded in Largo, Maryland, with mostly traditional tracks and one original - 'Ramble Away'.



Record : VG++
Cover : VG++ (autographed on the front by Brian Coughlan - see picture)
Price : 50,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL
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Saturday, 13 April 2019

David Christian - Windows & Doors (Rare 1975 US Private SSW LP)


Rare and really excellent US Singer Songwriter LP privately released in 1975 !


Listen to these tracks available on YouTube :

&


Another essential addition to any serious US Folk collection !


Record : EXC (was still sealed when I bought it and I only played it once)
Cover : EXC+
Price : 120,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Georgia Dolph - Bring Back the Springtime (Rare 1974 Private US Xian Folk LP)


Very rare Xian Folk LP privately pressed in 1974 by this female folksinger from Tempe, Arizona.


Another great addition to any Folk collection !




Record : VG+
Cover : VG+
Price : 50,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Monday, 25 March 2019

Michael Kline and John Martin - The Poverty War Is Dead (Ultra rare 1969 or 1970 ? US Rural Folk LP)


Mega rare LP recorded by this duo (Michael Kline - vocal & guitar and John Martin - harmonica) end of the 60's or beginning of the 70's.


Deep loner Folk LP with all originals and some very strong songs !

I find only one track available on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OnDwFlgGmg


Another very big rarity not to be missed …


Record : VG+
Cover : VG+
Price : 180,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
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The Fife Reivers - ST (Rare 1969 UK Folk Lp on Columbia)


The Fife Reivers are Jim Laing (vocals, guitar), Maureen Laing (vocals) and their son Russell Laing (tenor banjo, guitar, 12-string guitar, mandolin, violin).


This is an excellent UK Folk Lp and you can listen to some tracks on YouTube :

&

 

Some more infos and some other tracks to be heard on Alexandre's website :



Record : VG++
Cover : VG+
Price : 120,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com 

Friday, 15 March 2019

François Fargeton - ST (Great 1977 French Folk LP on Corelia)



Rare and great French Folk LP issued in 1977 on the little Corelia label (same label than Raoul & Olivia)


All originals (words and music) written by this great French singer-songwriter who also played guitars, violins and harmonica on this LP.


Sorry … no track available on YouTube and almost nothing to be found on the Web !
Don't miss this big rarity …

Record : VG+(+)
Cover : VG+
Price : 50,00 Euros (+ expedition costs by registered parcel calculated by the Belgian Post)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com