JOSH RENNIE-HYNES Hold Me Down ‘February’ (indie) AUST Playing a residency at the Exeter Hotel, Adelaide each Monday night in August.
Feature rarity – “African Gems’ compilation. 1. Recorded by Charles Duvelle Obama Ondoua Ebini 2. Recorded by Jos Gansemans Madimba Xylophone Duet 3. Recorded by Charles Duvelle Mbilé 4. Recorded by Jos Gansemans Tshisani Tracks recorded between 1965-1984. (SWP Records, 2014)
MIRIAM LIEBERMAN 1. Crack Of Dawn 2. Sweet The Rain ‘Birds Of The Moon’ (indie) AUST
JESS HARLEN 1. Meanwhile 2. Step Back ‘Neon Heartache’ (Obese) AUST
JONI MITCHELL 1. Little Green 2. Marcie 3. Go Tell The Drummer Man ‘Live at the Second Fret 1966′ (All Access)
RICHARD THOMPSON I Ain’t Marching Any More ‘RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson‘ (Free Reed)
BRIDIE JACKSON & THE ARBOUR 1. New Skin 2. One Winter Evening ‘New Skin’ (indie)
ALDOUS HARDING Hunter ‘Aldous Harding’ (Lyttelton)
ALEX LASHLIE 1. Troubled Dawn 2. Whisky Mama ‘Cosmic Shift In Life’ (indie) AUST
TOBIAS HENGEVELD The Daylight Express ‘The Daylight Express’ (indie) AUST
JUDY DYBLE 1. If I Had A Ribbon Bow 2. Crowbaby ‘Live At WM Jazz’ (Cromerzone)
COURTNEY ROBB Satisfy Me ‘In The Dark‘ (indie) AUST local
THE WHITE STRIPES Black Jack Davey Seven Nation Army single (XL Recordings)
KASEY CHAMBERS Wheelbarrow ‘Bittersweet’ (Essence) AUST
Feature rarity: 1. RACHID & FETHI Habit En Ich 2. LES DJINNS Nesthel 3. KRI KRI Wahdi 4.RACHID & FETHI Ana Ghrib 5. AHMED MALEK Silence des Cendres ’1970s Algerian Folk And Pop’ compilation (Divine Frequencies, 2014)
PETER KNIGHT’S GIGSPANNER Death & The Lady demo 2014 https://soundcloud.com/peter-knights-gigspanner/death-and-the-lady-first-rehearsal-recordingwork-in-progress
BLAIR DUNLOP 1. 45s (c.‘69) 2. 45s (c.’14) ‘House Of Jacks’ (Rooksmere)
EATEN BY DOGS 1. The Longest Shadow 2. If It Ain’t Killing You, It’s Sure Killing Me ‘Eaten By Dogs’ (indie) AUST
THE YEARLINGS All The Wandering ‘All The Wandering’ (Vitamin) AUST local
PHIL OCHS 1. The Bells 2. Rhythm Of Revolution 3. I Ain’t Marching Anymore ‘Amchitka: The 1970 Concert That Launched Greenpeace’ (Greenpeace)
JUDY DYBLE 1. Wintersong 2. Black Dog Dreams 3. Dreamtime “Live At WM Jazz” (Cromerzone)
BRILLIG 1. Crew Of The Damned 2. Bang Bang single (indie) AUST local
THE ORBWEAVERS The Bower demo, live At 3RRR AUST
NATALIE MERCHANT Maggie Said ‘Natalie Merchant’ (Nonesuch)
KELLY MENHENNETT Find Your Way ‘Small Dreams’ (indie) AUST local
ALEX LASHLIE End Of The Earth / Baptise Liquid ‘Cosmic Shift In Life’ (indie) AUST
THE OLD MARRIED COUPLE Stuck With Me single (indie) AUST
JOHNNY McINTYRE Island Man ‘Fight The Fear’ (indie) AUST local
LISA MILLER La Maison Ou Jai Grandi ‘Car Tape II’ (Raoul/Other Tongues) AUST
MIA DYSON Mama Was ‘Idyllwild’ (MGM) AUST
JAMES KENYON Warooka ‘The North Pole’ (Vitamin) AUST
THE DIRTY ROOTS BAND Keep It (live) ‘Roots Night 3′ (indie) AUST local
CROOKED FIDDLE BAND Puncture ‘Moving Pieces Of The Sea’ (BRR) AUST
THE WOOHOO REVUE Jigsaw ‘Dear Animals,’ (indie) AUST
OWEN CAMPBELL Wreckin’ Ball single (indie) AUST
LUKER & SOUTHERN Goldfish At The Laundromat ‘Luker & Southern’ (indie) AUST local
STRANGE NEW FOLK Get Your Body Undressed demo (indie) AUST local
LIFE IN LETTERS The Unsalted Swa ‘The Unsalted Sea’ (indie) AUST local
BRENTON MANSER Too Late Blues ‘Below The Moan’ (indie) AUST local
WHIPBIRD Creek Beds single (indie) AUST
BREAKOUT Warm My Lips ‘Folk Is Not A Four Letter Word’ (Delay 68)
MUSICA DISPERSA Cefalea ‘Folk Is Not A Four Letter Word’ (Delay 68)
THE CAT EMPIRE Sol Y Sombra ‘Two Shoes’ (Virgin) AUST
LITTLE FOOT Sail A Mile In My Shoes single (indie) AUST
MARY WEBB Girl Of A Long Time Ago ‘Forest Floor’ (indie) AUST local
THE ART THERAPISTS Tempest ‘The Art Therapists’ (TMB) AUST
CAL WILLIAMS JR Hard Times A-Comin’ ‘Little Black Crow’ (indie) AUST local
KAURNA CRONIN It’s A Metaphor ‘Feathers’ (indie) AUST local
CASTAWAY Mind Maps single (indie) AUST local
MONKEY PUZZLE TREE Dorian Tango ‘Villanelles’ (indie) AUST local
THE AUDREYS Love Has A Way Of Unravelling ”Til My Tears Roll Away’ (ABC Music / Universal) AUST local
LOREN KATE Forgotten Sailor ‘Moving On’ (Vitamin) AUST local
BEARDED GYPSY BAND French Moustache ‘Bearded Gypsy Band’ (Stobie Sounds) AUST local
*With thanks to Renee for filling in when I was indisposed*
All things being equal with my doing the show this week, what do we have to play?
New BRILLIG single.
New JUDY DYBLE live CD.
New KASEY CHAMBERS.
New compilation of 70s Algerian folk pop.
Rare live PHIL OCHS.
Unreleased new PETER KNIGHT demo.
And yet more.
A lot of material from SHIRLEY COLLINS has been played on the show over the decades – her beguiling and influential work from the 1960s and 70s, either solo or with sister Dolly Collins (Anthems In Eden / Love Death & The Lady et al); the pioneering Folk Roots New Routes LP with Davy Graham; her work with the Albion Band including the seminal No Roses album around which the band was originally formed, etc etc.
Shirley has recently returned to live performance in the UK after 30 or more years’ hiatus. To celebrate, a new film entitled “The Ballad Of Shirley Collins” is in the process of being made, and this is where you can help! It’s a Kickstarter campaign that runs until July 22, with various incentives to participate. As stated on https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shirleycollins/the-ballad-of-shirley-collins
“Partly inspired by her beguiling autobiography America Over the Water, the film will retell the tale of the famous song-collecting trip she took around the Deep South of America with legendary field-recordist Alan Lomax – a trip on which they uncovered and documented the music that would later inspire the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ O Brother Where Art Thou.
But the real story is more fascinating than the myth. We will blend the story of the trip with a celebration of her role in the folk revival of the 50s, 60s and 70s, when – amongst many other achievements – she and her sister Dolly produced the era’s most defining monuments in their seminal albums Anthems in Eden and Love, Death and the Lady. Largely forgotten outside hardcore folk circles due to her enforced absence from the world stage, the film will also reclaim Shirley and her sister’s contribution to music for posterity.”
The Kickstarter link also has a short preview of the documentary. See that and the following links for more details of the film and the upcoming Shirley Collins tribute album – and then please donate what you can to be part of this important venture.
On the show this week – well, we’ll all find out together! The lurgy that was starting to take hold last Thursday has well and truly done so. So R&Bs shall have a special guest host for (presumably) this week only… Do tune in; I know I will be!
Other things to be getting on with -
PETER KNIGHT, erstwhile violinist with Steeleye Span for around 45 years and now focussing on the group GIGSPANNER mentions a new demo recording he’s recently put online:
“Gigspanner have been working on new material, including a song that is perfect for us. It is a song that we have searched for. It is a song that my wife Deborah found. It is a song that is sung and performed by Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, and transformed by Norma into something intriguing, in the way that only she can. It is a tune that is perfect for Roger to play, and the tune inspires a bluesy feel. It is called ‘Death and The Lady’ a song collected by Cecil Sharp.
We have a ‘first rehearsal’ recording for reference that has been loaded onto Soundcloud, so that you can hear it before we record it proper. A chance for you to hear the seed of the idea before it blossoms into a fully mature piece of work.
I have also been waiting to find a song that I can play my Octave fiddle with the Rat pedal as in ‘Bonny Black Hare’. This is the one.
Also, following on from the couple of Jim Keays tracks played on the show last week, ex-Masters Apprentices guitarist PETER TILBROOK has recently written and recorded the song “Goodbye My Friend” in tribute to his fallen bandmate:
PINE SMOKE LODGE Nilch’l ‘Split’ (Sacred Phrases) cassette, limited edition, 65 copies
DEEP MAGIC Mirror Forest / Mirror Ocean ‘Split’ (Sacred Phrases) cassette, limited edition, 65 copies
LUNAR ABYSS QUARTET 1. Untitled 2. Untitled ‘Hyperborean’ (Der Angriff)
Roots & Branches:
BLAIR DUNLOP Chain By Design ‘House Of Jacks’ (Rooksmere)
NATALIE MERCHANT 1. Giving Up Everything 2. It’s A-Coming ‘Natalie Merchant’ (Nonesuch)
GRAVEYARD TRAIN Takes One To Know One ‘Takes One To Know One’ (indie) AUST
JIM KEAYS 1. Elevator Driver 2. Boy From The Stars ‘Resonator’ (Liberation Blue) AUST local
GREEN MOHAIR SUITS 1. Aubergine 2. Takes One To Know One ‘Aubergine’ EP (indie) AUST
COURTNEY ROBB 1. I Got A Man 2. Sinking ‘In The Dark’ (indie) AUST local
BLAIR DUNLOP Viola’s Reverie ‘House Of Jacks’ (Rooksmere)
JOHN TAMS Raise Your Banners High ‘Unity’ (Topic)
Melbourne band GRAVEYARD TRAIN are back in town to play at the Gov this Saturday night July 5, with guests Marlon Williams, and Dr Piffle & The Burlap Band. If you’d like a double pass to the gig courtesy of Heapsaflash – be the first to send a message via the Contact page here. :)
BLAIR DUNLOP Something’s Gonna Give Way ‘House Of Jacks’ (Rooksmere)
Feature rarity: MOOSE MALONE 1. House Of Blue Lights 2. High Country 3. It Should Have Been Me 4. Walkin’ The Streets Alone ‘House Of Blue Lights’ (RCA) Australia 1978 / live phone interview with drummer GERRY ALLEN including two unreleased demos 1. Long Way From Where I’ve Been 2. Hello In There Interview can be heard again at http://rootsandbranchesaustralia.wordpress.com/interviews/gerry-allen-moose-malone-2014/
THE YEARLINGS Blue Sky Boy ‘All The Wandering’ (Mixmasters) AUST local
MARTHA MARLOW Days Of Roses ‘These Days’ (indie) AUST
KELLY MENHENNETT Lone Tree ‘Small Dreams’ (indie) AUST local
BLAIR DUNLOP 1. Song Of Two Bridges 2. 45′s (c69) ‘House Of Jacks’ (Rooksmere)
JEN CLOHER Sad Dark Eyes single (indie) AUST
SISKIN RIVER All In My Mind ‘Up’ (indie) AUST
MIA DYSON Any 3 Chords ‘Idyllwild’ (indie) AUST
COURTNEY ROBB Widow’s Walk ‘In The Dark’ (indie) AUST local
NATALIE MERCHANT Tears ‘Natalie Merchant’ (Nonesuch)
SUN KIL MOON I Love My Dad ‘Benji’ (Caldo Verde)
HOY Oceans Of Champagne ‘Aquaslum’ (indie) AUST
WOMEN IN DOCS Monday ‘Carousel’ (indie) AUST
JEFF LANG Standing On The Shore ‘I Live In My Head A Lot These Days’ (ABC) AUST
The feature rarity on the show this week will be the 1978 album “House Of Blue Lights” by Australian country rock band MOOSE MALONE. They were meant to be an equivalent to Commander Cody but only lasted a few years, recording this one album. Unusually, the interview this week also ties in with the rarity – Moose Malone drummer Gerry Allen will be calling in to chat about his memories of the band. He has also provided a couple of rare demos including a recent solo recording of his own.