Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Music Club: some folk-rock

The Springfields "Silver Threads and Golden Needles"

The Byrds "The World Turns All Around Her"

The Turtles "You Showed Me" (partially live tv version [Smo Bros?] of their Byrds cover)

Simon and Garfunkel "A Most Peculiar Man"

Lucy Wainwright Roche and the Roches "America"

Fairport Convention "It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft"

Joni Mitchell "Urge For Going"

The Byrds "Here Without You"

Fairport Convention "Si Tu Dois Partir"

Jasmin Tabatabai (Bandits soundtrack) "All Along the Watchtower" (still plays despite grayed-out post image--9 Feb 2023)

Joni Mitchell: "The Way It Is" (on the CBC series of the same title)

The Band (and friends) "I Shall Be Released"

The Roches "Acadian Driftwood"

The Mamas and The Papas "Straight Shooter"

Love "Your Mind and We Belong Together"

Fairport Convention "Morning Glory"/"Time Will Show the Wiser"/"Reno, Nevada" (do read the poster's comments...)

Bob Dylan and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band: "Maggie's Farm"


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Todd Mason said...

Thanks! Con over?

Jerry House said...

Ah, memories.

Todd Mason said...

And a few bits of new and at least newer stuff...

Anders E said...

Ah, the pre-Sandy Denny Fairports are certainly worth a listen. And I say that as someone who likes Sandy Denny. Is it really true that Judy Dyble would be sitting down knitting on stage during Thompson's lengthy solo excursions?

Anders E said...

Naturally there were attempts in Sweden as well. This instrumental track from 1973 is one of the best known.

Then again, I never figured if this 1970 track was a parody or not. Cool tune, nevertheless.

Anonymous said...

Then again, attempts to merge Swedish folk music to more modern stuff had been done way earlier. Here's a sort of jazz version from 1964. Original tune from my home region.

Anders E said...

(that was me being "Anonymous" by mistake previously)

...and here's Stan Getz doing Swedish folk jazz in 1951. Legend has it that pianist Bengt Hallberg (then 19 years old) was just fooling around with this tune in the studio during warmup when Getz just flipped and demanded that they record it.

Todd Mason said...

Well, Anders, yeah...folk tunes in jazz do tend to stretch back a ways (jazz emerges in part from ragtime, which as essentially classical music, often turns to folk music for at least partial inspiration), and British skiffle had a slight jazz influence on its pop-folkiness. Thanks for the pointers...shall have to give them a "spin" soonly. Pehaps there will be another folk-rock SMC sooner rather than later...

I'm not sure she could get much knitting done, but there seems to be palpable tension in the band, so that might've been a way to cope. I always like Dyble, but I gather some of the other band members were less fond of her, at least as a bandmate. Rather the Brian Jones of the band in at least two senses, then (as also the most poly-instrumental), though far healthier (and not messed over in the accident that sundered her version of the band).