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Old 03-01-2012, 09:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My candidate for inclusion here would be John Martyn, who died in 2009 after a lifetime of music making.
IMO, he got the recipe just right on his 1973 album, Solid Air; with just a handful of simple ingredients he cooks up an album of great charm. Using deliberately slurred vocals and electrically modifying his accoustic guitar, he created a light, spooky sound that no other singer/songwriter imagined at the time, and yet the songs in themselves retain the simplicity of his early folk roots.
I like what I've heard of previews in iTunes. Might have to spring for the album. Thanks Lisnaholic.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I like what I've heard of previews in iTunes. Might have to spring for the album. Thanks Lisnaholic.
^ No, thanks to you, fazstp, for digging up one of my very first MB posts ! I`d be very interested to see what you make of Solid Air - I don`t think you`ll be disappointed. John Martyn is a unique artist who is rather overlooked on MB -with the exception of some enthusiastic posts by Jackhammer, who is also a big admirer.

As you seem to be quite an expert on singer/ songwriters, I wonder if you`ve come across this thread that Veganelica started a while ago:-

http://www.musicbanter.com/general-m...ngwriters.html
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I like Psych-Folk a lot, but I'm much more of a fan of the early purveyors such as Holy Modal Rounders, Vashti Bunyan, The Fugs, the Godz, Spyrogira, Trees, Fuschia etc. Some of that stuff is seriously strange.
Seriously strange is the word all right! But you know what? Some of the most collectible and in demand lp's from the 60's psych collectors are grouped in here.

Third Testament-Godz (ESP-1077) If you want strange check out THIS lp, especially the last few songs on side 2. Whew!

Then again ESP Records wasn't exactly your basic chart hit record label. But they lasted longer than the a lot of music industry people thought. And they weren't all folk/psych. Some interesting lp's regarding jazz music was released by ESP, one that I like is "Explosions" by Bob James. James later released some material on CTI, then Columbia.

The Fugs earliest releases were on ESP and are quite collectible.
The lp's by Sun Ra are worth seeking out as well.
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