Mar 4, 2011

Buskers

Buskers (1970)

Produced by Ray Singer and Simon Napier-Bell.

A1. Intro: My Old Man; My Daddy Is a Millionaire
A2. Nina
A3. I Can't Go on Living Without You
A4. I Belong to Glasgow
A5. Sylvester's Last Voyage
A6. Bond Street Blues Medley: She's Got It-Blue Suede Shoes

B1. Music, Music, Music
B2. Je suis tous les fenetres
B3. Cover My Bones
B4. Joey Friendship
B5. Busker's Interview
B6. Ballin' the Jack
B7. If I Ruled the World

DL

Not to be confused with The Buskers who released "The Life Of A Ma" in 1973.

6 Comments:

Blogger furrball said...

I recognize some Peter and Clive Sarstedt songs in that mix. Any involvement by them?

March 5, 2011 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger julian_symonds said...

Strange record to say the least.

March 5, 2011 at 3:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is the shittiest cover ever!! It just had to be said! Who thought that cover would help sell the record?

oh well. glad you are ok lizardson!

March 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger fred_at_work said...

I have that record myself -- from what I understand it is a recording of "genuine" buskers in the streets of London.

"The Buskers" were George & Paul Furey (of The Fureys) with Davey Arthur (a Scottish guy) -- good friends of mine (I had an old guitar we used to play some music after a concert in my home town with all their autographs scratched into it -- we were quite drunk that night....)

March 16, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pleaaaaaase reopen the Archie Fisher posting:

Monday, October 15, 2007
Archie Fisher with Barbara Dickson
"Thro' the Recent Years" 1971

I am such a big Archie-Fan and I never heard that record before.

Thank you so much!

Best regards

April 5, 2011 at 12:14 AM  
Anonymous maurizio becker said...

Simon Napier-Bell revealed the true story of this album in his memoir book "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" «Of course we couldn't use real buskers, they'd be oo difficult to sign up. (...) So instead we got a studio full of session musicians and told them to play their favourite songs. We recorded it live with no rehearsals, no mixing, no overdubbing. There are few mistakes but no more than if we'd spent three months rounding up the best buskers and meticulously multitracking an authentic album. The buskers' album took three hours and was full of good songs and happy atmosphere. We took a photo of a fat lady from a model agency (...) we said she was Madame Butterfly from Brixton, a well-known London busker». Pure genius, isn't it?

May 7, 2011 at 1:43 AM  

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