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« Reply #1140 on: April 01, 2020, 02:52:08 PM »

One thing all this isolation and working from home has done is to force me to go deep into my collection and I have been having long marathons of various artists. Starting with the first album and working my way through all of them. During the day that tends to be quieter stuff suitable for working. So yesterday and this morning I have been listening to Kathryn Tickell. Too many albums to name individually, but it reminded me of the time I saw her performing just outside New York City at a great little club called The Turning Point. Seen many people there over the years, including Fairport, Martin Carthy, and Ralph McTell. This particular time was a sweltering summer day, and Kathryn was doing a solo set in support of Maddy Prior. Between sets we had a lovely conversation and she gave me a more detailed lesson in the workings of the Northumbrian pipes and why they get that distinctive sound. She signed a CD for me and then came out again later with Maddy, who was accompanied by Troy Donockley and someone else (forget his name). Kathryn joined Donockley for a song. He on the uilleann pipes, her on Northumbrian. Absolutely fascinating contrast. A good memory I had actually forgotten about until playing this marathon of her albums!
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« Reply #1141 on: April 01, 2020, 04:17:54 PM »

Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, a mere 52 years old. Don't their voices soar.
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« Reply #1142 on: April 01, 2020, 04:39:59 PM »


One thing all this isolation and working from home has done is to force me to go deep into my collection and I have been having long marathons of various artists. Starting with the first album and working my way through all of them. During the day that tends to be quieter stuff suitable for working. So yesterday and this morning I have been listening to Kathryn Tickell. Too many albums to name individually, but it reminded me of the time I saw her performing just outside New York City at a great little club called The Turning Point. Seen many people there over the years, including Fairport, Martin Carthy, and Ralph McTell. This particular time was a sweltering summer day, and Kathryn was doing a solo set in support of Maddy Prior. Between sets we had a lovely conversation and she gave me a more detailed lesson in the workings of the Northumbrian pipes and why they get that distinctive sound. She signed a CD for me and then came out again later with Maddy, who was accompanied by Troy Donockley and someone else (forget his name). Kathryn joined Donockley for a song. He on the uilleann pipes, her on Northumbrian. Absolutely fascinating contrast. A good memory I had actually forgotten about until playing this marathon of her albums!


Lovely to read this. I saw Kathryn do a support spot at Sidmouth festival when she was about 16 and it made an indelible mark. A great musician.
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« Reply #1143 on: April 01, 2020, 05:27:04 PM »



One thing all this isolation and working from home has done is to force me to go deep into my collection and I have been having long marathons of various artists. Starting with the first album and working my way through all of them. During the day that tends to be quieter stuff suitable for working. So yesterday and this morning I have been listening to Kathryn Tickell. Too many albums to name individually, but it reminded me of the time I saw her performing just outside New York City at a great little club called The Turning Point. Seen many people there over the years, including Fairport, Martin Carthy, and Ralph McTell. This particular time was a sweltering summer day, and Kathryn was doing a solo set in support of Maddy Prior. Between sets we had a lovely conversation and she gave me a more detailed lesson in the workings of the Northumbrian pipes and why they get that distinctive sound. She signed a CD for me and then came out again later with Maddy, who was accompanied by Troy Donockley and someone else (forget his name). Kathryn joined Donockley for a song. He on the uilleann pipes, her on Northumbrian. Absolutely fascinating contrast. A good memory I had actually forgotten about until playing this marathon of her albums!


Lovely to read this. I saw Kathryn do a support spot at Sidmouth festival when she was about 16 and it made an indelible mark. A great musician.


Absolutely. Her pipes playing at times borders on classical music. I know she has dabbled in that area, but it comes out sometimes on her albums. Not to forget that she is also a pretty great fiddle player too.
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« Reply #1144 on: April 01, 2020, 06:04:04 PM »


Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, a mere 52 years old. Don't their voices soar.


One of the few bands (and almost exactly contemporary, plus of course the different singer on the debut etc.) with a first 5 (Takes Off, Pillow, Baxters, Crown, Volunteers) which matches Fairport's....all of them classics.
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« Reply #1145 on: April 01, 2020, 06:35:17 PM »



Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, a mere 52 years old. Don't their voices soar.


One of the few bands (and almost exactly contemporary, plus of course the different singer on the debut etc.) with a first 5 (Takes Off, Pillow, Baxters, Crown, Volunteers) which matches Fairport's....all of them classics.


JA and Fc were my regulars in those days, when I didn't have Eclection on repeat! I got the Ignition box out to play Crown so 3 others are lying in waiting.
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« Reply #1146 on: April 01, 2020, 08:16:52 PM »




Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, a mere 52 years old. Don't their voices soar.


One of the few bands (and almost exactly contemporary, plus of course the different singer on the debut etc.) with a first 5 (Takes Off, Pillow, Baxters, Crown, Volunteers) which matches Fairport's....all of them classics.


JA and Fc were my regulars in those days, when I didn't have Eclection on repeat! I got the Ignition box out to play Crown so 3 others are lying in waiting.


I recently re-watched Monterey Pop, and it includes a smoking version of High Flying Bird.
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« Reply #1147 on: April 01, 2020, 09:03:51 PM »



Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, a mere 52 years old. Don't their voices soar.


One of the few bands (and almost exactly contemporary, plus of course the different singer on the debut etc.) with a first 5 (Takes Off, Pillow, Baxters, Crown, Volunteers) which matches Fairport's....all of them classics.


But you're missing the absolute classic live album 'Bless its Pointed Little Head'!  That's the one that got me into the Airplane big time!  Cool

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« Reply #1148 on: April 01, 2020, 10:07:10 PM »




Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, a mere 52 years old. Don't their voices soar.


One of the few bands (and almost exactly contemporary, plus of course the different singer on the debut etc.) with a first 5 (Takes Off, Pillow, Baxters, Crown, Volunteers) which matches Fairport's....all of them classics.


But you're missing the absolute classic live album 'Bless its Pointed Little Head'!  That's the one that got me into the Airplane big time!  Cool

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Classic album but not in the first five. I've got the vinyl but it's not in my box set. Jack and Jorma  were/are amazing.ś
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« Reply #1149 on: April 02, 2020, 08:13:54 AM »

I had a vinyl "Bless" - probably the thinnest record I ever owned, almost a flexi-disc.  I guess I should get round to buying the (expanded) CD, though I've seen a review that rates another live album (Sweeping up the Spotlight) as much better...
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« Reply #1150 on: April 02, 2020, 09:23:05 AM »


I had a vinyl "Bless" - probably the thinnest record I ever owned, almost a flexi-disc.  I guess I should get round to buying the (expanded) CD, though I've seen a review that rates another live album (Sweeping up the Spotlight) as much better...


Hi Paul


'Sweeping..' os OK but NO WAY is it superior to 'Bless Its...'. I've also got a vinyl 'More Head' Roll Eyes which expands on the original...


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« Reply #1151 on: April 02, 2020, 10:13:25 AM »

Started this morning with some Rainbow, to clear my ears out - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and Rising, which were two of the first records I bought for myself, in a double album edition of the two of them together.

Now slowing things down again with Van Morrison's Avalon Sunset, which is one of those albums with no bad tracks on it, and some exceptional ones.
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« Reply #1152 on: April 02, 2020, 11:11:48 AM »


Now slowing things down again with Van Morrison's Avalon Sunset, which is one of those albums with no bad tracks on it, and some exceptional ones.


Coney Island and Orangefield are two of my favourites from that album.
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« Reply #1153 on: April 02, 2020, 12:01:02 PM »

A suitable one for these indoor times -

RT - Front Parlour Ballads

Miss Patsy was a track I played on my very first radio show on Diversity FM way back when. Still a favourite RT song. These lines always make me smile...

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They emptied my bank account twice"

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Now slowing things down again with Van Morrison's Avalon Sunset, which is one of those albums with no bad tracks on it, and some exceptional ones.


Coney Island and Orangefield are two of my favourites from that album.


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« Reply #1155 on: April 03, 2020, 09:41:54 AM »

Sandy Denny :  The BBC Sessions 1973-75  (Strange Fruit CD, 1997).
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« Reply #1156 on: April 03, 2020, 10:05:39 AM »


Sandy Denny :  The BBC Sessions 1973-75  (Strange Fruit CD, 1997).


Before the boxed set was released, that CD used to swap hands for BIG money.

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« Reply #1157 on: April 03, 2020, 10:20:48 AM »



Sandy Denny :  The BBC Sessions 1973-75  (Strange Fruit CD, 1997).


Before the boxed set was released, that CD used to swap hands for BIG money.

Jules


I still can't over the 'value' of the big Sandy box these days...and it actually fetches those sums.
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« Reply #1158 on: April 03, 2020, 10:35:13 AM »



Sandy Denny :  The BBC Sessions 1973-75  (Strange Fruit CD, 1997).


Before the boxed set was released, that CD used to swap hands for BIG money.

Jules


I bought it when it came out, and couldn't believe how much it was going for. The current prices on Discogs are between 40 and 75 quid. Oddly the prices for the box vary by about the same.
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« Reply #1159 on: April 03, 2020, 11:02:10 AM »

Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love.

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