Friday, May 19, 2017

Figgy Duff - A Retrospective 1974-1993 (1995 Canada) @192


Figgy Duff was a Canadian folk-rock band from Newfoundland. They played a major role in the Newfoundland cultural renaissance of the 1970s and 80s. Formed in 1976 by Noel Dinn who named the band after a kind of traditional pudding Figgy Duff travelled across Newfoundland learning traditional songs. They performed with some distinct elements of rock and roll. They began working with Island Records early though the album that resulted has yet to be released. Instead they released their independent self-titled debut album Figgy Duff in 1980. The album was also released by Ottawa-based Posterity Records. It was followed by After the Tempest in 1982. Throughout the next thirteen years Figgy Duff continued touring and released three more albums Weather Out the Storm (1989) Downstream (1993) and the compilation Retrospective (1995). 
The line-up changed several times but the core of Noel Dinn and Pamela Morgan singer-songwriter stayed the same. Weather Out the Storm was nominated for a 1991 Juno Award. Dinn died of cancer in 1993 and Morgan disbanded Figgy Duff soon after. The band has since reunited twice once in 1999 for a silver anniversary tour and again in summer 2008 to celebrate the release of a cd of live recordings from the bands previous reunion.


01. Henry Martin
02. Emile's Reels 
03. A Sailor Courted a Farmer's Daughter 
04. Woman of Labrador 
05. Breakwater Boys Breakdown 
06. True or False 
07. Weather Out The Storm 
08. Captain And His Whiskers/Fishermen's Favourite 
09. Tarry Trousers 
10. Rumbolt 
11. Thomas and Nancy 
12. Snowy Night 
13. Four Stop Jigs 
14. The Fisher Who Died in His Bed 
15. Geese in the Bog 
16. Allanadh 
17. Freedom 
18. Downstream 
19. Auntie Mary/Brother's Jig


7 comments:

CrimsonKing said...

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A Retrospective 1974-1993
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Anonymous said...

Good choice, this is pretty essential listening for anyone who wants to get into Newfoundland folk. Pioneering young bloods taking the tradition to new places. There are some great live videos on Utube too, definitely worth checking out.

Lucia de Fatima Felix da Silva said...

Obrigada pela postagem. Já tem algum tempo que queria esse álbum completo.

KeithL said...

Great stuff. Unfortunately, there's quite a lot of jitter in the audio 1-2 minutes into track 17.

CrimsonKing said...

Hi Keith.
You are right!
I will try to find this song in another source.
Thanks.

CrimsonKing said...

Track 17 fixed.
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BERTHÔ Sincero said...

MUITO BOM ESSE ÁLBUM, AINDA NÃO CONHECIA !
VALEU MESMO ! +1 PRA MINHA COLEÇÃO !

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