(Buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”).
Now using a much better spec PC than ever before. It has taken a day or two to substitute this for the old system, hence the unusual gap since my last post. It’s good to be back!
Today, just a few extracts from the liner notes from the Expanded CD. These are credited to David Suff and John Tobler, and are dated January 1993, exactly 18 years ago to the month.
They kick off straight after the original notes, like this:
“During the 1960s and 1970s, Shirley Collins was regarded by many as the first lady of folk music. Through a remarkable series of influential recordings, she helped to introduce many innovations into the English folk revival. In 1964, Shirley recorded the landmark jazz-folk fusion of “Folk Roots, New Routes” with Davey Graham.
1967 saw the essentially southern English song collection, “Sweet Primroses” [sic]
on which she was accompanied by her sister Dolly’s vocals and portative organ, and an exuberant collaboration with Mike Heron & Robin Williamson – of the Incredible String Band – resulted in “The Power Of The True Love Knot” in 1968.
All these albums [and deo volente more from me on each of the three of them in due course] strove to marry a deep love of the folk music heritage with a more contemporary attitude to musical settings.”
More from the notes next time.