Sunday, June 18, 2017

Maddy Prior - Year (England 1993) - @320

01 - Spring: Snowdrops/Birth
02 - Summer: Swimming Song
03 - Autumn: Marigold/Harvest Home
04 - Winter: Red & Green
05 - Winter: Long Shadows
06 - Somewhere Along the Road
07 - What Had You for Supper?
08 - Saucy Sailor
09 - The Fabled Hare
10 - Deep in the Darkest Night
11 - Boys of Bedlam
12 - Twa Corbies

Maddy Prior: vocals
Nick Holland: piano keyboards, Hammond BVs
Richard Lee: double bass
Rick Kemp: bass on [7]
Mick Dyche: acoustic guitars
Martin Loveday: cello
Liam Genockey: percussion
Andy Watts: shawms on [2], recorder on [4]
John Dochary: bass BVs


CrimsonKing said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you for Maddy!

I too am anonymous.

gpdlt2000 said...

Great post!
Many thanks!!!

CrimsonKing said...

There are several great Folk singers, but Maddy Prior is the most amazing.

Feilimid O'Broin said...

I originally sought this blog several years ago for the Irish, Scottish, Breton, and Galician music. Still, to discover Sandy Denny and the incredible amount of June Tabor, Maddy Prior, and Steeleye Span albums posted here was indescribable. I had bought much of Sandy Denny's music and Steeleye Span's "All Around My Hat" when it was first released in the mid-1970s, and, since then, have been gradually buying their collective recordings but, absent this blog, my finances would never have permitted me to be able to listen to so many of their recordings prior to having the funds to buy them. In brief, this blog is a wonderful and incredible resource. I consider it indispensable for my own musical needs. Along the way, I also discovered and have loved many other folk recordings from a variety of countries that I might never have known while finding many recordings in my own collection also posted here which validated for me that I have some sense of taste, albeit questionable at times, in discerning what is good.

My only regret is that there are no live links to the Nic Jones' posts. However, given the gravity of his accident and costly, lengthy recovery, he clearly needs the income from sales of his recordings even though he occasionally performs. So I'll replace my overplayed vinyl when I've the funds because it strikes me as unethical to obtain his music without any remuneration for him and, from reading your comments to prior requests, I suspect that you agree, at least, in part.

Let's face it, there are no wealthy folk singers and I know very few in my country had health insurance prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act if they were not employed by a company that provided insurance or married to a spouse who had it. They may yet be without it again if the party of the current junta has its way. The great Rosalie Sorrels just passed and has been quoted as remarking that the most she ever earned from performing was $20,000.00 a year and I remember the collections
for Kate Wolf when she desperately needed funds to pay for treatment to try to cure or delay the cancer that eventually took her life. So I'll search Amazon or Discog for compact discs of Jones' music to eliminate the intolerable scratches of my old vinyl. In the meantime, thank you so much for posting so much of Pryor's solo work as well as her work with others and Steeleye Span. She, like your blog, is in a category by herself.

CrimsonKing said...

I agree with you. Maddy prior is one of my favourites singers.

Jon said...

I didn't know Rosalie Sorrels had passed. Had the oppotunity of seeing her and U Utah Phillips in an intimate concert setting years ago. 2002 I believe. It was one memorable night. RIP Rosalie.

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