Monday, 25 December 2017

Pendragon - Mary Skeffington (Mega rare 1981 Private UK Folk LP)


Lovely lyrical UK private pressing folk album in Beggar's Hill/Magenta/Hooknorton vein.  Strong mixture of trad songs (great versions of 'Here's The Last To Die' and 'Hard Times Of Old England'), a couple of contemporary covers (eg the Gerry Rafferty title song) and original material like 'The Child' and 'Old Age'.  The label is the band's own (catalogue number is PEN 1), although the Kent-based Ace label (who were responsible for prog band Gizmo) helped to arrange the pressing, hence their logo is on the back sleeve.


Mega rare LP in a great condition !


Listen to the only track available on YouTube :



Record : VG++
Cover : VG++
Price : 150,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel with tracking - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
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Saturday, 4 November 2017

The Troubadors - Ned o' the Hill (1975 UK Psych Folk issued on Silver Hill)


This is the only album recorded by The Troubadors, a Birmingham based folk ballad and harmony group. Recorded in Harlesden, London in early December 1974, this album represented a departure from the music they built their reputation on, learning 8 new songs out of the 10 tracks on the album.
The band members included lead singer, Pat Mulligan, Johnny Foley (d. 2007), Jimmy O'Donnell, Gerry McElroy and Dave Trueman. They played mainly in the Midlands as well as in Liverpool, Leeds, Newport and Cardiff, as well as Oxford etc.
This album is a pure, clean and tightly produced combination of popular and more rarely recorded songs. It was released in October 1975 and was well received. In 1975, Terry Wogan chose this album as his record of the week on his highly regarded and popular Radio 2 Breakfast show.
No higher recommendation is needed to commend this fine album.
Do yourself a favour and grab yourself a copy !
(Reviewed by Gerence1954 on rateyourmusic.com)


A little masterpiece in my opinion and one of the best UK Psych Folk LPs I've ever heard !


Very rare LP ... never reissued on CD ... so another lost little gem !

Listen to this track :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK9CuBnzTZM


Record : EXC+
Cover : VG++
Price : Recently SOLD ... I'm sorry !
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Both Bruce Barham records for a better price



The 2 records for a better price !


Records : EXC (For Friends) & VG++ (Younger Than Love)
Covers : VG+ (For Friends) & VG++ (Younger Than Love)
Price for the 2 records : 100,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Bruce Barham - Younger Than Love (1984 Private US SSW Folk)


Another Bruce Barham release.
This recording came out in 1984 but before distribution began a fire destroyed everything. (Information provided by Bruce Barham - see here under in the comments)


Short album (or big EP) - around 20 minutes recordings.



Rare record and interesting music (even if I prefer 'For Friends')

Record : VG++
Cover : VG++
Price : 50,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Bruce Barham - For Friends (Excellent 1980 US Private SSW Folk LP)


Ex Memphis garage band "Changin' Tymes" bassist Bruce Barham recorded these songs in 1978 and 1979. And this excellent album has been released in 1980 on The Dalton Record Company (Memphis, Tennessee).


Excellent Private SSW Folk Psych LP with all originals.


Listen to this track on youtube :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h65LsQsHpZA


Record : EXC
Cover : VG+
Price : 80,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Monday, 9 October 2017

Linda Zeigler - Don't Deny Him (Rare 1972 Private US Xian Folk LP)


Rare privately pressed US Xian Folk LP issued on Gospel Folk Records in 1972.
All originals written by Linda Zeigler.


Listen to the sole track available on youtube :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9ThUOdiWg4



Record : EXC
Cover : EXC (still in shrink)
Price : 80,00 Euros (+ the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Dan Casamajor - My Family (Sealed copy of this 1969 US Private Folk masterpiece)


Very cool period piece that beautifully captures the era of college students just starting to look inward, grow their hair and get into "reefer". Very talented guy doing folk and folk-rock, some tracks acoustic and some with sparse electric backing. Would have been right at home on Vanguard and really does deliver the goods. (review from popsike)


A true masterpiece in my opinion !

The full album is listenable on youtube :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u74hrQdkwcA&t=2170s

Record : Mint (Still sealed)
Cover : EXC+ (Still sealed)
Price : 200,00 Euros (postage - by registered parcel with tracking - included)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

John J. Francis - Rock 'n' Roll Refugee (1972 Australian Folk Psych Blues masterpiece on Warner Bros)


1972 saw the release of John's first solo album 'Rock 'n' Roll Refugee', featuring the first triple-gate fold out LP cover, through Warner Brothers. The album was recorded "live" in the studio in two three-hour sessions at Copperfield Studios and was produced by the then A&R head of Pye Records in England, Alan A. Freeman. 'Rock 'n' Roll Refugee' contained many of the songs John was playing live at the time and, although it received very little airplay or publicity, managed to generate sales well into the mid-thousands.


An excellent album from the beginning to the end !
This is an outstanding bluesy psychy proggy folky rock record with a lot of flute !
A true masterpiece in my humble opinion !!!

Listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNYuTQkrqvM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSgSz2QQQ1w


Record : EXC
Cover : EXC
Price : 250,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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John J. Francis - Breaks, Works & Thoughts (1973 Australian Folk Psych Blues on Warner Bros)


His second LP released in June 1973.

Listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nWg_fm-kMQ


John's second album, 'Breaks, Works and Thoughts', was released in 1973 and included the iconic 'Simple Ben', which is featured on the 'Morning of the Earth' movie soundtrack, the hit single 'Play Mumma, Sing Me a Song', as well as the driving 'Bop Right Over You' and the strikingly powerful and distinctively original 'Steel Man'.
'Breaks, Works and Thoughts' is undoubtedly a landmark in Australian music history and was the most nominated album at the 1973 Australasian Radio Awards (the precursor to today’s ARIA Awards) winning the coveted Best Song/Composer of the Year Award for 'Play Mumma, Sing Me a Song'.


Foldout cover.


Record : EXC
Cover : EXC
Price : 100,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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John J. Francis - Open Fist (1974 Australian Folk Psych Blues on Warner Bros)


His third album released in June 1974.

Listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Hvs9zw6Zo


Foldout cover.


All four LPs are great albums !


Record : EXC
Cover : VG++
Price : 150,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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John J. Francis - 'Wassa Matta' (1974 Australian Folk Psych Blues on Warner Bros)


His fourth LP released in December 1974.


Foldout cover.


All four LPs are great albums !


Record : EXC
Cover : VG+
Price : Recently SOLD - I'm sorry ...
Payment : PAYPAL only
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Linda May - Words of the Wind (197? US Private Hippie Folk LP)


Great LP privately pressed in the 70's in the States.


Rare private pressing from Fox Studios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx-Rbh-6Y1U

Record : VG+
Cover : VG+
Price : 100,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Bob Hurd - O Let Him In (Very rare 1974 US Xian Folk LP)


Great Xian Folk LP from 1974 composed and sung by Bob Hurd, performed with Whitebird and released on the little F.E.L. Publications (Los Angeles) in 1974.



Listen to these songs :
Christ's Song (present on both Bob Hurd's LPs) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_zEvZ3cjgA
&
Lord You Know Who I Am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF6iDrFFD7Y
&
John the Baptist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrpb5463Pqc



Record : VG++
Cover : EXC (see pictures)
Price : 50,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Roger Sutcliffe - Death Letter (Rare 1976 UK Psyche Blues Folk LP on the little Look label)


Mega rare Electric Folk Blues LP released on the little Look label (between 99 and 500 copies).


A great LP  and you won't easily find another copy in such a great condition.

Listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeTU2vpC3ko


Record : EXC+
Cover : EXC+ (see pictures)
Price : 40,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Paulin Nuotclà - SGurdibels (Original 1978 Swiss Folk LP)


Great and rare Swiss Folk LP released in 1978 on Sunrise Records.
All originals written by Paulin Nuotclà.


Includes insert !



Record : EXC
Cover : VG++ (see pictures)
Insert : VG++
Price : 40,00 Euros (+ expedition costs - by registered parcel - calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Friday, 12 May 2017

Marc Jonson - Years (1972 US Psych Folk Masterpiece - Promo LP on Vanguard)


Marc Jonson’s debut album "Years" is one of the rarest and most treasured albums in the voluminous Vanguard vaults.
Never reissued on Vinyl or even bootlegged before the recent 'Real Gone' CD reissue.
A lost Psych/Folk Baroque Pop masterpiece reminiscent of Tim Buckley’s 'Goodbye and Hello', Phil Ochs’ 'Pleasures of the Harbor', and Bill Fay’s self-titled first album.


Criminally under appreciated major label Folk Psych masterpiece ! Long Song is my personal favorite with it's trippy arrangement and instrumentation. I hear Bobb Trimble vibes on Rainy Dues, John Pantry vibes on Autopsy, and the weirdness of David Stoughton on Munich ... All while being completely original and strange. Absolutley STUNNING album!
(review by Alex on rateyourmusic)


White Label Promo copy.

Let's listen to some tracks on youtube :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NI2ynNPSMs
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNqeCvCvAOQ
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MyvnxaezEM

A real masterpiece we said !!!
Don't miss this one ...

Record : EXC
Cover : VG++
Price : 100,00 Euros (+ expedition costs by registered parcel calculated by the Belgian Post office)
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Can Am des Puig - The Book of AM (2006 Double LP reissue on Wah Wah Records)


Limited edition of 500 copies. This one is numbered 040/500.
"Part I" was originally released in December 1978.
This reissue includes "Part II" which had never been published before.
Includes a 143-pages illustrated hardcover book comprised of the original illustrated "Book of AM" by Juan Arkotxa and Leslie Mackenzie along with extensive notes and information.


Now extremely rare in it's original vinyl issue, this instantly collectible, numbered, 500-copies reissue, sold out shortly after it's release, and is now a substantially priced item in it's own rite.
Containing one of the most amazing packages I've ever seen, this double LP issue comes housed in a FAT, 148 pages hard cover picture book, resembling a photo album in both size and thickness!
But ultimately, it's the music that buyers are interested in, and offered here is a mix of soft, gentle folk, and folk prog, with some strong psychedelic flavor, English vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, and electronic effects.
Highly recommended to fans of the genre !!!
(Review by Steve on rateyourmusic)

Let's listen to some tracks on youtube :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kZeKp4JpQI
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu7AyxeFSKU
&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt3XaugNaL8


Records : Still Factory Sealed
Cover : Excellent (Still Factory Sealed)
Price : 200,00 Euros (+ postage costs by registered parcel with tracking - !!! it's an heavy item - ask for shipping costs !!!)
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Monday, 1 May 2017

Frankston Teachers' College (aka Footscray College) - There's an Elf in My Pocket (Excellent 1972 Australian Private Folk School Project)


Recorded in 1972 by students from the Footscray Technical College for a drama production entitled 'There's an Elf in My Pocket'. Those Footscray Tech kids created a few heart-achingly beautiful folk songs for their 'Elf-In-My-Pocket' show ... The title track is particularly haunting.


This is a rare privately pressed record ... probably only a few hundred copies ever made.


Record : EXC
Cover : VG++ (complete with booklet : VG++)
Price : 600,00 Euros (+ postage costs - by registered parcel with tracking)
Payment : PAYPAL only
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