Four fantastic albums from John James – an overlooked acoustic guitarist from the same British scene that gave us John Renbourn and Bert Jansch – but one who never fully got his due! James is featured here on four albums for the Transatlantic label from the early 70s – mostly ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Mindblowing music – an album of simple structure, but incredible power – and a record that prefaces so many other sounds to come! The set just features the young Bert Jansch on vocals and guitar – years before his presence in Pentangle – but working with such a complex ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent second set from this hip British trio – a record that's every bit as Hammond-drenched as their first, but which also has a more expansive sound! Leader Tim Hinkley seems to be getting a bit more confidence in his vocals – and really soars out over his own keyboard work in ... (Rock) read moreCD
A crucially overlooked group from the early years of the British prog scene – and one that features some totally wonderful turbo-charged Hammond! The group's led by organist Tim Hinkley – a player who probably started out in the same soul-drenched world as Brian Auger, but who's taking ... (Rock) read moreCD
A trio of tremendous albums by The Johnstons – all recorded right around the start of the 70s, at a time when the group was moving into some even more heady territory than before! The Johnstons got their start as a more traditional Irish folk group, but like most of their British Isles ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Beautiful work from Ralph McTell – a British singer with roots in folk music, but an artist who was already finding his own territory by the time of these albums! Unlike other British folkies of the time, who seemed to be heading towards more ancient territory, and were often trying to sound ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A really weird little record from British singer Carolanne Pegg – a vocalist who's clearly gotten her start in the same folksy generation as Sandy Denny or Madd Prior – but who also is going for a different sort of vibe here! In some ways, Pegg might be the lost link between the Brit ... (Rock) read moreCD
Eddie Quansah, George Larnyoh, Janos Bajtala, & Da —
Black Mikado ... LP Transatlantic (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ...
An unusual, and vaguely offensive, take on the Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan – still using much of their music, but adapted to a groovier 70s style – with maybe a bit of funk and soul somewhere in the backings! Instrumentation is by the Titipu Town Band – with Eddie Quansah on ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool look at the freakiest years of the legendary Transatlantic Records label – an important British imprint that was essential to blues and folk in the late 60s, but which also released some much trippier material too! The music here is a frenetic blend of jazz, folk, prog, and some ... (Rock) read moreCD