British Folk Rock

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  1. Paul in Colorado

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    The sublime Bert Jansch
     
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    Led Zeppelin



    Led Zeppelin w Sandy Denny

     
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    The Woods Band

     
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    Nic Jones! Not really Brit-Folk Rock, but check out that guitar playing. This is from Game,Set,Match, but the whole Penguin Eggs record is amazing.


    and Anne Briggs, a major influence on Zeppelin's version of Brit Folk-Rock.



    The best book I've read on the subject is Electric Eden by Rob Young. A great read if you're into this kind of stuff.
     
  9. Mjark

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    I've always loved this music. Fairport and Steeleye Span especially. I had a Caravan album once upon a time, it might be in basement yet. I don't really include them with those above but the example here isn't bad.

    I saw Fairport in 1970 at the Philadelphia Folk Festival it was really fun, everyone was holding hands dancing around in big circle, hippies all.
     
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    I had the pleasure of seeing Wishbone Ash in Upstate NY, in 1972.

    They were the middle act, in what was probably, THE finest live concert I had ever seen:

    Humble Pie
    Wishbone Ash
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    I have to say that I don't really think that Wishbone Ash fit into this genre as they were more rock than folk, although some of their lyrics were in that sort of mould. But they were a great band nonetheless. I loved their dual guitar work - especially Argus.
     
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    I'm working on that and his version of "The first time ever....." at the moment. A whole new world of pain in technical terms, but if it doesn't hurt it can't be doing you any good.:(

    I'm a long-time fan of Maddy Prior and John Renbourn. I saw her live a few years ago, she still had a magic voice for that genre.
     
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    Okay. More Rock-Folk than Folk-Rock.

    I thought this was earlier Traffic, but they could go in that direction.






    Don't forget that the whole '60s San Fransisco scene was all about electrified Folk Rock.
     
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    "Don't forget that the whole '60s San Fransisco scene was all about electrified Folk Rock."

    That was pretty much the starting point for early Fairport Convention as well if I remember correctly.
     
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    Sandy Denny she was awesome she sang on led zepp battle of ever more

     
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    One of my all time favourite albums is The Albion Band: Rise Up Like the Sun

     
  18. Jim W

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    Big fan of most of the artists noted previously: Fairport, Steeleye, Pentangle, Strawbs, ISB, Woods, Albion Band, Bert J etc. Saw Pentangle in 1970 - fantastic. Also saw Steeleye Span, Strawbs (1971) and later 2010?. Glad to see someone mention JSD Band - really like their music. Nice guys, drank a few beers with them in the early 70s. Have seen Fairport over the years including once with Sandy Denny. Lots of good stuff here. Most of my favorites. Five Hand Reel, Dando Shaft (Kevin Dempsey and Martin Jenkins) are also good.
     
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    I find this interesting. Going through a serious Pogues listening phase after hearing Young Dubliners. I've enjoyed Ian Andersons solo stuff as well as with Tull. Please keep it coming. New stuff to check out.
     
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