Troubadours of British Folk, Vol. 1: Unearthing the Tradition

Troubadours of British Folk, Vol. 1: Unearthing the Tradition

     
 
Rhino's Troubadours of British Folk series, encompassing three volumes, four decades, 49 songs, and almost as many performers, is a model genre retrospective. For those who want a representative collection of the style's highlights, it covers virtually all of the major performers and innovators of British folk, represented by their best-known (and usually best)

Overview

Rhino's Troubadours of British Folk series, encompassing three volumes, four decades, 49 songs, and almost as many performers, is a model genre retrospective. For those who want a representative collection of the style's highlights, it covers virtually all of the major performers and innovators of British folk, represented by their best-known (and usually best) songs. For those who want an introduction/guide to the form, it's equally useful, serving as an excellent foundation to build upon if you're motivated to seek out more albums by these performers after an initial taste. Volume One covers the mid-'50s to the early '70s, encompassing skiffle (Lonnie Donegan), elder statespersons (Ewan MacColl), virtuoso guitarists (Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy), traditional singers (Jean Redpath, Shirley & Dolly Collins), singer-songwriters (Donovan), and early efforts by the major players of British folk-rock (Fairport Convention, Pentangle, The Incredible String Band, Steeleye Span). Then there are names which are virtually unknown these days in the States, like the Young Tradition, Anne Briggs, and Wizz Jones. Along with some expected classics (Fairport's "Fotheringay," Donegan's "Rock Island Line," Jansch's "Needle of Death") are some rare coveted treasures, like MacColl's "Dirty Old Town" (eventually covered by The Pogues) and Graham's "Angi" (popularized by Simon & Garfunkel). The liner notes, with quotes from many of the artists and extensive commentary, are great, as they are for each volume of the series.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/1995
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227216023
catalogNumber:
72160

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Bellamy   Vocals
Ian Campbell   Vocals,Track Performer
Martin Carthy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Shirley Collins   Vocals,Track Performer
Archie Fisher   Guitar,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Ray Fisher   Vocals,Track Performer
Tim Hart   Banjo,Vocals
Ewan MacColl   Vocals,Track Performer
Jean Redpath   Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Swarbrick   Fiddle
Sandy Denny   Guitar,Vocals
Incredible String Band   Track Performer
Bert Jansch   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Pentangle   Track Performer
Steeleye Span   Track Performer
Watersons   Track Performer
Robin Williamson   Guitar,Vocals
Donovan   Banjo,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Fairport Convention   Track Performer
Richard Thompson   Guitar
Chris Barber   Bass
Lonnie Donegan   Guitar,Vocals
Davy Graham   Guitar,Track Performer
Ashley Hutchings   Bass,Background Vocals
Wizz Jones   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Simon Nicol   Background Vocals,Electric Autoharp
Young Tradition   Track Performer
John Renbourn   Guitar,Track Performer
Anne Briggs   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Brian Brocklehurst   Bass
Oliver Brookes   Bass Viol
Dolly Collins   Organ,Track Performer
Terry Cox   Percussion,Drums
Barry Dransfield   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Robin Dransfield   Guitar,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Christopher Hogwood   Harpsichord
Michael Laird   Cornet
Brian Locking   Bass
Alan Lumsden   Sackbut
Ian Matthews   Background Vocals,finger cymbals
Jacqui McShee   Vocals
David Munrow Shawn   Soprano Crumhorn
Gillian Reid   Bells
Adam Skeaping   Bass,Violone
Rod Skeaping   Treble,Rebec,Bass Viol
Mike Waterson   Guitar,Vocals
Heather Wood   Vocals
Royston Wood   Vocals
A.L. Lloyd   Vocals,Track Performer
Art Podell   Guitar
Danny Thompson   Bass
Norma Waterson   Vocals
Dave Philips   Bass
Brian Clark   Guitar,Background Vocals
Beryl Bryden   Washboard
Jeffrey   Guitar
Richard Lee   Recorder,Descant
Peter Knight   Fiddle
John Harrison   Vocals

Technical Credits

Peter Bellamy   Arranger
Martin Carthy   Arranger,Liner Notes
Shirley Collins   Arranger
Ray Fisher   Liner Notes
Tim Hart   Liner Notes
Jean Redpath   Liner Notes
Dave Swarbrick   Liner Notes
Bert Jansch   Liner Notes
Maddy Prior   Liner Notes
Peggy Seeger   Liner Notes
Robin Williamson   Liner Notes
Donovan   Composer,Liner Notes
Lonnie Donegan   Liner Notes
Davy Graham   Liner Notes
Wizz Jones   Liner Notes
Joe Boyd   Producer,Liner Notes
Anne Briggs   Liner Notes
Terry Brown   Producer
Dolly Collins   Arranger,Liner Notes
Karl Dallas   Liner Notes
Barry Dransfield   Arranger,Liner Notes
Robin Dransfield   Arranger
Jac Holzman   Producer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Nathan Joseph   Producer
Michael Laird   Contributor
Bill Leader   Producer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Jacqui McShee   Liner Notes
Sandy Robertson   Producer
Shel Talmy   Producer,Liner Notes
Heather Wood   Arranger,Liner Notes
Royston Wood   Arranger
A.L. Lloyd   Producer
Pierre Tubbs   Producer
Austin John Marshall   Producer
Norma Waterson   Liner Notes
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Ed Welch   Producer

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