Tag: Folk

The Singing Postman – “The Best of the Singing Postman”

The Singing Postman – “The Best of the Singing Postman”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  The Singing Postman (aka Allan Smethurst) is as real as people come, this was a guy who was a post man who literally sung and wrote songs while doing his route, and somehow, despite his very, very thick Norfolk dialect, became surprisingly famous for a bit, until... Read More »

Stringband – “The Maple Leaf Dog”

Stringband – “The Maple Leaf Dog”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  This album was one of those random record store purchases because of a dog on the cover. I tend to do that lots.  The album opens with the track “Newfoundlanders” and well, it’s a song about people from Newfoundland, and well, it’s like they’re super proud to... Read More »

John Sebastian – “Cheapo-Cheapo Productions Presents Real Live John Sebastian”

John Sebastian – “Cheapo-Cheapo Productions Presents Real Live John Sebastian”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “Dear Liner Notes,  This past year has been on the road for me and Catherine. We’ve travelled from festivals to municipals auditoriums to college gyms, back and forth across the country.  Some of the best shows happened en route in our GMC truck, or at rest stops in Fred Neil’s... Read More »

Hiding Out: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Hiding Out: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThe Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, back in the late 80’s, Jon Cryer (Alan Harper from “Two and a Half Men“) was coming off a series of film roles, “Pretty in Pink” and “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (to name a few.) when he starred in the movie “Hiding Out” where... Read More »

The Whitehorse Band – “The Ship That Never Returned”

The Whitehorse Band – “The Ship That Never Returned”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “When I was first asked to write a little something for the Whitehorse Band, I thought it would be easy. But, now that the time has come, I find myself wondering where to start. I guess the best place to start is at the beginning.  About two years ago, I... Read More »

Robert David – “Robert David”

Robert David – “Robert David”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  I don’t got much to say about this album, I’m pretty sure Robert David is Canadian…?  The album opens with “Close to Me” and Robert is a softer voiced man, you wouldn’t expect this from the cover of this album. The song is alright, nothing overly special,... Read More »

The Trio – “A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All”

The Trio – “A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, this album is among the ranks of those rare folk albums that you see very little of, that have surprisingly good songs on them.  Anyways, the album opens with a cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Our House” – though, I’ve heard both versions (this and... Read More »

José Feliciano – “A Bag Full of Soul, Folk, Rock and Blues”

José Feliciano – “A Bag Full of Soul, Folk, Rock and Blues”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “Sweeping, overwhelming – like a torrential river pouring down a mountainside – that was the effect of the first revelation of José Feliciano’s unbelievably broad-ranging talents on his debut album The Voice and Guitar of José Feliciano (LPM/LSP-3358).  Now that turbulent torrent of talent has been channeled, aimed, concentrated. All of José Feliciano’s... Read More »

Danny & Joyce Deardorff – “Ma La Lady”

Danny & Joyce Deardorff – “Ma La Lady”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “DEDICATION  We dedicate this album with all our love to Ed, Suni, Philip, Darius (and Maggie) Your music and your lives will be an inspiration for us all,  Jim Seals & Dash Crofts” Personal Review: Another album by the very talented Danny Deardorff, this one, he is now accompanied by... Read More »

Danny Deardorff – “Chameleon”

Danny Deardorff – “Chameleon”The Sleeve:  The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “To my wife, Joyce, who taught me this: Poetry does not make life beautiful: no, it is the way we live that gives beauty to our poems. With all my heart, this album is yours… Danny” Personal Review: Let me start off by saying Danny Deardorff is one very, very,... Read More »

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