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Anyone for Ryley Waker? Pleasant surprise supporting Cloud Nothings last year.

He's playing CV1 in a couple of weeks, looking forward to grabbing some LPs.

Take one for the team;

Cool kids know what I mean.

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Really, really love the Ryler Walker record. Came out of nowhere for me but in the last couple of weeks I've listened to it a lot. Huh, supporting Cloud Nothings sounds like a great show.

"Give me a prejudice, and I will move the world"

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One off 1970 LP produced by Fahey fae the rural indiana group Homegas...

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loving this

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Top notch lp that Moonstone, not long been reissued too.

There was an excellent blog that was big on folk/psych/acid stuff that I gleaned many forgotten gems from including. Caedmon, Bill Fay, Mark Fry.

Found it and second to latest post is the Moonstone lp
http://lysergia.blogspot.co.uk



Anyways ....Sandy Denny, Fotheringay, Fairport and The Strawbs.

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possibly my favourite folk ballad, kinda obsessed with finding versions at the mo

has it all really.. abusive father, suppressed homosexuality, hanging, the word willy a lot

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Nice version by Stephanie Hladowski (not listed on wikipedia)

https://soundcloud.com/stephaniehladowski

Favourite discovery recently has been this comp on Honest Jon's - fantastic sequence of material

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Never-Th … ter/160635

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Yeah Willie O'Winsbury - one of my all time favourites - particularly the Anne Briggs version which would be on every compilation tape I'd ever make

Added: 18-06-2015 04:46:13

Has anyone mentioned Bright Phoebus yet? Easily my favourite folk album of all time.


This is good too:


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Reynardine is my current favourite ballad to find versions of.

The story is basically Twilight Saga

BSM at her most spooky

incredible version

Nottinghams finest

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thanks for the bright phoebus recommendation skogs - listening now. absolutely beautiful.

shame i can't see the embedded videos due to work's weird access restrictions, but able to look up other stuff on youtube. gonna try to remember to look all this up at home over the weekend and make a big playlist to listen to!

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Yes its genuinely one of the best albums I've ever heard. It sounds timeless in a way that even great bands like Fairport, Pentangle, etc don't manage. The 'hidden' personnel on that album is basically a rollcall of 60's/70's UK folk - so it isn't surprising that it sounds good.

What *is* surprising is that so few people have heard it, still.

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got a lot of time for this:

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Here's Yo La Tengo's version too

and the original for good measure..

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/3a/12/da/3a12dab52efe9966355e05fddbe7cc1e.jpg

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Some great recommendations here, thanks all.

I'm a big fan of Dick Gaughan's work. Amazing guitar playing; red to the core:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrdl4ijru8o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd2AHZ22SJ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ7oYCx6tBw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nLGKFTH5sw


The Corries had their moments. Beautiful & less oft-heard lyrics:

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


A history lesson from Christie Moore:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQbXO828Vio


The Dubliners never fail to entertain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlKG79hC2Wo


The Johnstons/Paul Brady:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsr7iccsZ0E


A personal favourite Irish tune, played much slower than you'd hear at a typical session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es0T5aw06YU


Everybody loves a song about exploitation & child labour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He1v2tNAQlk


On a local & topical tip:

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


June Tabor masterpiece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHY8VQYMFts


Catch Ewan McLennan live if you get the chance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocvuvtwc-j0


Espers. Acid Folk?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYnPiQR-I7g


Got a bit carried away there. I think I might need a lie down.

I make lathe cuts.

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Personal favourite from the Albion Country Band (Ashley Hutchings et al), eerie.

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Best fucking album ever just got reissued on vinyl, after all these years in the wilderness.

Maybe now more people will realise how great it is.

(my version arrived through the post today)

http://www.dominomusic.com/lal-mike-wat … -by-domino

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I can recommend both the new House & Land album on Thrill Jockey and also the Bruce Langhorne tribute album on Scissor Tail Editions

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Skogsberg wrote:

Best fucking album ever just got reissued on vinyl, after all these years in the wilderness.

Maybe now more people will realise how great it is.

(my version arrived through the post today)

http://www.dominomusic.com/lal-mike-wat … -by-domino

Sounds great! I've not listened to folk properly for ages (used to be into Comus and Robbie Basho but since got more into dance stuff) but this sounds lovely, I think I'll splash out! smile