Friday, February 8, 2013
"Flog & Poke" : THE WEEKEND MIX
As promised, a mix of two recent obsessions, prog and folk.
I thought of keeping it one or the other until the I saw my prog compilation only had three songs. (They run long, you know.)
I imagine this collection won't be for everyone, but I do wish you'd give it a shot even if you're usually of the mind that acoustic music has no place in your world. It's not all lutes, lyres and fairies.
SOME QUICK NOTES
For years I've seen, held, browsed, and flipped over Caravan's catalogue without ever hearing a note of their music. I finally got around to it and man, those first two or three records are keepers.
There was so much John Martyn and Al Stewart I wanted to use, and I'm not sure the two songs I chose are the best representation, but I do love them both. The Martyn track is produced by Phil Collins and it is really quite lovely. The Al Stewart track is from one of my favorite albums of his, "Love Chronicles." It also happens to feature Jimmy Page on lead guitar for all of it.
Mike Heron of the Incredible String Band who has nothing to do with the band Heron and all of whom are included here, released and outstanding solo record "Smiling Men With Bad Reputations." This track features the band "Tommy & The Bijoux," that is, Pete Townshend, Ronnie Lane and Keith Moon. Duncan Browne and John Cale happen to be on there, as well.
I want to thank BuzzBabyJesus for the Davy Graham track, which has been on heavy rotation since the e-mail arrived.
Okay you folkies and proggers, dig in!
It'll be good for ya!
Angie- Bert Jansch
First Girl I Loved-Incredible String Band
Sweet Little Mystery- John Martyn
Life & Life Only- Al Stewart
John Brown- Heron
Sat'd'y Barfly- Family
Matty Groves- Fairport Convention
Warm Heart Pastry- Mike Heron
Both Sides Now- Davy Graham
Gresford Disaster- The Albion Band