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    Colin Scot - Colin Scot

    Probably the only thing I have resembling folk. Sure, I bought it for it's prog connection, but it really is great. There's no hint of the prog-style playing we know of, but it has that undefinable prog 'quality' we all know.

    At one time (If memory is correct) he ran/owned a bar in Majorca. I always wondered if there was a Gong connection there.

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    Tough question. So many great albums.

    Here are a bunch of performers who are consistently good throughout their career, with my favourite two records as points of reference:


    Press Gang: Fire, Dancing in Our Dreams.
    Blyth Power: Pastor Skull, Fall Of Iron.
    The Bushburys (Bushbury Mountain Daredevils): Urban Hillbilly, Timeless.
    The Pogues: Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, Waiting For Herb.
    The Waterboys: Fisherman's Blues, Room To Roam.
    The Albion Band: No Roses (with Shirley Collins), Give Me a Saddle, I'll trade You a Car.
    The Men They Couldn't Hang: The Domino Club, Silvertown.
    Jack The Lad: The Old Straight Track, It's Jack The Lad.
    Ashley Hutchings: Morris On, Son of Morris On.
    Mr Fox: Mr Fox, The Gipsy.
    Fairport Convention: A Bonny Bunch of Roses, Tippler's Tales.
    Lindisfarne: Nicely Out Of Tune, The News.
    Steeleye Span: Below The Salt, Bedlam Born.

    Phew! As well as the above there are some great, obscure bands who are just as essential:

    Frogmorton: Just one album, At Last, but it's an absolute corker. Truly one of the best records of the Seventies but it got lost in the tsunami of punk.

    Tricks Upon Travellers: They made a few but the only one I've managed to find is a sonic explosion of savage guitar, electric fiddle & punkish vocals.A real buzz.

    The Duncan McFarlane Band: Three fab albums with a metalled up mix of trad & self-written material. Again, a great roar of fiddle & guitar but with a genuine sympathy for the tradition.

    Been long-winded again. Apologies. But I do love folk-rock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by notallwhowander View Post
    Gotta add Wolf People.
    I like 'em!

    Fairport, Trees and Tull are the only bands I have that are popping up in these lists. I must work to correct that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
    I think the two folky bands most often mentioned are Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span, with probably Pentangle in third place. >> Incredible String Band is surelyup there too.

    It's worth mentioning Judy Dyble. Although she was the original lead singer of Fairport Convention, her recent albums, Talking With Strangers and the follow-up (whose name I forget) are definitely on the progressive side of folk - not surprising, since Tim Bowness is a collaborator.

    Totally agree about her latest two albums. (Fripp and MdConald (among others) do spot appearances too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Totally afree about her latest two albums. (Fripp and MdConald (among others) do spot appearances too.
    Listening to the latest album ("Flow and Change") now on Spoti-you-know-what. Time to break out the bankcard and make another online purchase, methinks.

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    Whatever his subsequent sins, Rod Stewart released one of the great British folk-rock albums with Every Picture Tells a Story.

    Does it matter that this waste of time is what makes a life for you?

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    Matthews Southern Comfort count?
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    Obviously:

    John Renbourn
    Fairport Convention
    Steeleye Span
    Pentangle
    Nick Drake

    Artists that aren't always folk, but do it very well:

    Jethro Tull
    Gryphon
    Sally Oldfield
    Ant Phillips, on occasion

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    Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood
    Fuchsia - Fuchsia
    Tudor Lodge - Tudor Lodge
    Comus- First Utterance
    Gryphon- Midnight Mushrumps
    Strawbs - Hero and Heroine
    Jan Dukes De Grey - Mice and Rats in the Loft
    Pentangle - Basket of Light
    Ithaca - A Game for All Who Know
    Dando Shaft - An Evening With Dando Shaft
    Spirogyra - Bells, Boots and Shambles
    Principal Edwards Magic Theatre - The Asmoto Running Band

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    Oh forgot Spirogyra. 'Parallel Lines Never Separate' is a beautiful song.

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    British is American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    British is American.
    I think you have it the wrong way round, damn traitors.
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    So many to list, my head is spinning... nobody mentioned Martin Carthy (and Dave Swarbrick). And John Martyn, before he got all funky. Ian/Iain Matthews (yes, I saw Matthews Southern Comfort) and Plainsong. Most of my other favorite artists in this genre have been mentioned already... Oh, also Mellow Candle.

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    Al Stewart: 'Past, Present And Future' and 'Orange'

    Cat Stevens: 'Tea For The Tillerman' and 'Matthew & Son'
    "Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. ". Ludwig van Beethoven

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I think you have it the wrong way round, damn traitors.
    How not to want to distance yourself from the Perfidious Albion??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    How not to want to distance yourself from the Perfidious Albion??

    Oh I'm with the French when it comes to royalty, guillotine the lot of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Oh I'm with the French when it comes to royalty, guillotine the lot of them.
    Only if I can watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Oh I'm with the French when it comes to royalty, guillotine the lot of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
    Only if I can watch.
    We might as well get the Belgian, Spanish and Dutch royalties as well.

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    I dunno about albums, but my all-time British folk-rock song has got to be Magna Carta - Lord of the Ages

    https://youtu.be/zJlI5HdSvUE
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    I don't think this has been mentioned.....Steve Ashley: "Stroll On" An incredibly great CD featuring some members of Fairport Convention and even the late Kenny Wheeler. It's basically a song-cycle about the seasons and is absolutely essential for anyone who likes Nick Drake, Fairport, Sandy Denny, Magna Carta etc. Beautiful stuff!
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    By the way, not to highjack the thread as he is Canadian but for an essential mellow-folk album, check out the reissued CD or Lp of hermetic Canadian folkie Bob Carpenter called "Silent Passage" featuring Emmylou Harris, Lowell George, Bill Payne and many others. One of the most haunting, beautiful albums of autumnal folk I've ever heard.

    Back to British folk then....
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    1. Nick Drake--Five Leaves Left
    2. Nick Drake--Pink Moon
    3. Nick Drake--Bryter Layter
    4. Steve Ashley--Stroll On
    5. Steeleye Span---Below The Salt
    6. Steeleye Span--Commoner's Crown
    7. John Martyn--Solid Air
    8. Anne Briggs--Sing A Song For You
    9. Fairport Convention--Liege and Lief
    10.Fairport Convention---Full House
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    Not sure Solid air can be still considered as a folk album.... I'd say that Martyn was folk until (and maybe including) Bless The Weather

    to me BTW, SA and IO (love all three) are in a class of their own

    A bit as if one would consider Bucley's Lorca , Starsailor, Greetings, BA as folk albums.
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