May 6, 2010

A.L. Lloyd, Frankie Armstrong, Anne Briggs

Bird In The Bush (1966)

gonzo said...
I am often prompted by requests to "Do a restore" please so the choice of album is not in any special order, it might seem so, often doing one artists work leads to doing an associated album where that artist appears on that album, its purely random I assure you.
There is also no date ordering or Topic reference used to select an order, so this selection, again is purely on a whim that it might be a good idea to delve back a little into the previous decade, hence Bird in the Bush a collection of erotic folk songs from 1966. I guess at that time the World was awash with rock-n-Roll, the Beatles, the Stones etc, so this album probably got no recognition at the time, today it is still a classic.

I'm taking a short rest from the endless research, the scanning, the ripping, and hours of editing, to persue my other love.. (No Not you Gladys) but a bit of Jazz.

Side 1
01. The Two Magicians (A.L. Lloyd)
02. The Old Man From Over the Sea (Frankie Armstrong)
03. The Wanton Seed (A.L. Lloyd)
04. Gathering Rushes in the Month of May (Anne Briggs)
05. The Bonny Black Hare (A.L. Lloyd)
06. The Whirly Whorl (Anne Briggs)
07. Pretty Polly (A.L. Lloyd)

Side 2
08. The Old Bachelor (A.L. Lloyd)
09. The Stonecutter Boy (Anne Briggs)
10. The Mower (A.L. Lloyd)
11. The Bird in the Bush (Frankie Armstrong)
12. The Pegging Awl (A.L. Lloyd)
13. Martinmas Time (Anne Briggs)
14. The Widow of Westmoreland's Daughter (A.L. Lloyd)

A.L. Lloyd, Frankie Armstrong, Anne Briggs, vocals;
Dave Swarbrick, violin [1, 5, 8, 14];
Alf Edwards, concertina [8, 12, 14]


thanks to gonzo for this one :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you load the "Larry and Myra" "Eat the Day" LP on this site. It is long gone on your previous site and seems very hard to find. Thanks, Tom

May 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Gonzo said...

This album will always be the definitive FOLK album for me, no ONE album contains so many excellent traditional songs, played by seriously skilled musicians, if you have not investigated it before I can only advise you to do so soon, before it gets deleted AGAIN.
Listen to the superb singing by Bert Lloyd, Frankie Armstrong, Anne Briggs, and the faultless fiddle by Dave Swarbrick, specially on the Two Magicians track. You will find it hard to better these tracks, from an era BEFORE electronic gizmo's screwed up all our music into "Make it as LOUD as you can" type productions of the 21st century. Don't complain this album is "Quiet" it has dynamics, LOUD and soft, it's artists know how to present a song are not just "Microphone Bawlers" like so many of today's.
Enjoy it NOW, for there will probably NEVER be another album quite like this.

May 7, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Gonzo said...

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May 7, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Mr Pinkwhistle said...

Thank you Gonzo . I too have another love (well , at least several more). Marvelous to see you making such sterling contributions to two of the best blogs around.

June 9, 2010 at 7:34 AM  
Anonymous El Laurens said...

Agreed, this album is just perfection on a platter

February 23, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger bobbysu said...

thank you very much

April 1, 2012 at 7:16 PM  

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