Folk R

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Vasant Rai Spring Flowers (Vanguard) VG++ / EX U.S.'1976 65.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of (the late) Colin Walcott (of Oregon fame) produced eastern-ethno-Folk-strummin venture w/ the producer on sitar, percussion & e-bass, Glenn Moore on piano & bass, Jerry Goodman plays violin on some selections, Dilip Naik on e-guitar, Paul McCandless on oboe & french horn... master Vasant himself plucks the sarod, acoustic guitar, tambura & plays flute; ...a subtle blend of east-west confluences, a relaxed athmo-stroll w/ a mynd-ticklin' flow;)
Ramble Away Chapter Three (CBS) EX / EX U.K.'1967 225.00
(orig. orange label print of this fascinating british, rustic Country-Folk album by acoustic-guitar stringin' trio w/intricate vocal-harmonies, stand-up bass, 12-string-guitar, harpsichord, dulcimer; ace versions of "early morning rain", "Darcy Farrow", "the bells of Rhymney"; the traditional, adapted title-track serves for another marvel in this gathering of americana/anglo-trad-acres!!)
The Randy Brothers Shenandoah And Other Folk Favorites (Wyncote) EX / VG+(+) U.S.'196 52.00
(early 60's orig. release on Cameo-Parkway sub-label; rootsy 'n romantic americana-Folk stringin' 'n singin' w/songs like "black is the color", "John Henry", "greensleeves", "streets of Laredo"...; heavy vinyl-press but of a crackly nature;)
Rare Air Mad Plaid (Flying Fish) M / M U.S.'1984 42.00
(first album by ex-Na Cabarfeidh (band-name after the title of their 2nd album) ...scots/ gaelic trad-acres receiving an appropriate 80's paint w/bag-pipes, bombarde, synth, tabla, guitars, e-bass, whistle, trad. breton oboe, highland snare drum, long drum...; recorded in Canada;)
Red Herring Fish Sticks (All You Can Eat) EX / EX U.S.'1981 95.00
(early 80's release of good-timey busker-Folk-album by U.S. east-coast trio; guitars, bass saw, bottle smasher, 12-string, harmonica(!) recorder, bells, trumpet 'n solid voc-jobs! versatile bag sparklin' w/ ticklish & palatable scales; covers of "hesitation blues", "I want you" (Dylan) "mr. sandman" (!) and an easy bay-ridge-strollin' version of the DEAD's "Sugar Magnolia"; these dudes can play and deliver a refreshing bozo-wrinkle! the b&w card-board jacket has an expressive Psychedelic-typo drawing and is autographed on front;)
Red Star Singers The Force Of Life (Paredon) M- / EX U.S.'1974 55.00
(mid-70's orig. U.S. release of californian counter-cult/Hipster Folk w/vocal-dominated song-cycle givin' the topics of the time an eccentric treat w/ songs like "Vietnam will win", "pig Nixon", "a women's health song", "belly of the monster"...; guitars, some bass, a french horn & plenty o' voices creatin' some quirky tumult in spots;)
Red Willow Band Note For Note (Lost) VG++ / EX U.S.'1978 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of second album by Country-Folk swingin' South Dakota quintet in the 70's of the 20th century; ...fiddle-tweetin', piano-boppin', bass-humpin', dobro-raspin' ...dashin' rural-spree w/ all orig. songs; has a nice western-americana styled barroom-piano photo shot;)
Note For Note (Lost) EX / EX U.S.'1978 75.00
(orig. U.S. print of second album by Country-Folk swingin' South Dakota quintet in the 70's of the 20th century; ...fiddle-tweetin', piano-boppin', bass-humpin', dobro-raspin' ...dashin' rural-spree w/ all orig. songs; has a nice western-americana styled barroom-piano photo shot;)
Note For Note (Lost) M- / M- U.S.'1978 85.00
(orig. U.S. print of second album by Country-Folk swingin' South Dakota quintet in the 70's of the 20th century; ...fiddle-tweetin', piano-boppin', bass-humpin', dobro-raspin'... dashin' rural-spree w/ all orig. songs; has a nice western-americana styled barroom-piano photo shot; top shape;)
Same (Lost) EX / EX(*) U.S.'1976 34.00
(orig. U.S. print of debut album by Country-Folk swingin' South Dakota quintet in the mid 70's of the 20th century; ...fiddle-tweetin', piano-boppin', bass-humpin', dobro-raspin' ...dashin' rural-spree w/ a great version of Duke Ellington's "C jam blues" (song #4 on the B-side) ...a fact that may give some hints at the versatility of this band! cover is a nice card-board-jacket that reeks w/ that good ol' 70's U.S. privat-press charm!... (*) marks some sort of bummer as the first song on ea. side is almost unplayable due to some heat-damage (?) -edge-warp!)
Jean Redpath Laddie Lie Near Me (Elektra) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 75.00
(early 60's U.S. guitar-player label orig. first print; anglo-traditional songs performed by this lady gifted w/ a naturally rounded soprano voice... an album that demonstrates the perfect combination of fidelity to the tradition & production of vocal-sound; sparse instrumentation w/ acoustic guitar & chamber-string ensemble; ...has a haunting version of "ca' the yowes" on which the whole scale of her voice is revealed;)
Preston Reed Acoustic Guitar (Sky) VG++ / EX U.S.'1979 75.00
(orig. U.S. release of all-acoustic guitar heaven! a striking compositional diversity and brilliance!... along w/ Michael Gulezian and early Daniel Hecht this album ranks among the most convincing things (in this field) I've been able to experience so far! released on the same label as John Coster's superb "old stones, broken bones"-album and recorded at the same studios as Max Creek (one of nineteen records)
Acoustic Guitar (Sky) EX / M U.S.'1979 110.00
(orig. U.S. release of all-acoustic guitar heaven! a striking compositional diversity and brilliance!... along w/ Michael Gulezian and early Daniel Hecht this album ranks among the most convincing things (in this field) I've been able to experience so far! released on the same label as John Coster's superb "old stones, broken bones"-album and recorded at the same studios as Max Creek (one of nineteen records)
Pointing Up (Flying Fish) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1982 42.00
(orig. U.S. print of early 80's effort by acoustic-12-string guitar wizard; recorded on a two-track tape recorder w/out overdubs! ...done at the same studios as his late 70's effort entitled "acoustic guitar", which is the Nineteen Recording Studios in South Glastonbury, Ct.)
Susan Reed Same (Elektra) VG++ / VG+ U.S.'1960 55.00
(orig. grey label (w/red guitar-player logo) -print of 1960 album; Susan is accompanying herself on harp & zither and she sings french-folk-songs from Louisiana and vinatage americana Folk heritage like "black is the color", "the soldier & the lady"...; comes w/descriptive booklet for insert;)
Rhythm & Bliss The Magic Is Back (Rainbow Island) VG++ / VG+ U.S.'1979 110.00
(late 70's U.S. print of early 70's sounding elevated West-Coast-Lounge gem baskin' in streams of spiritual/organik charmer-galore... the two extended trax at the end of both sides of the album will take you out on melodic, ripplin' drifts w/pearly, crystal-beaded electric guitar-licks, violins, ethereal femme harmony-vocs rekindling ancient sparks underneath hoods of elvish gardeners 'n wardens of otherworldy sceneries ("song of earth & sky", "Montana") ...full-combo venture w/6- & 12-string guitars, dulcimer & suntar (an electric double-necked quadrophonic(!) dulcimer/zither designed & performed by Lu Rising Sun) plenty of percussion feat. tibetan bells, congas, trap-drums, bongos, chimes; keyboards...; songs crafted & produced by Darryl Cifarelli & Mark Harris; w/insert-sheet & sleeve adds perfectly to the overall charm of this fine & special album;)
The Magic Is Back (Rainbow Island) EX / EX U.S.'1979 275.00
(late 70's U.S. print of early 70's sounding elevated West-Coast-Lounge gem baskin' in streams of spiritual/organik charmer-galore... the two extended trax at the end of both sides of the album will take you out on melodic, ripplin' drifts w/pearly, crystal-beaded electric guitar-licks, violins, ethereal femme harmony-vocs rekindling ancient sparks underneath hoods of elvish gardeners 'n wardens of otherworldy sceneries ("song of earth & sky", "Montana") ...full-combo venture w/6- & 12-string guitars, dulcimer & suntar (an electric double-necked quadraphonic (!) dulcimer/ zither designed & performed by Lu Rising Sun) ...plenty of percussion feat. tibetan bells, congas, trap-drums, bongos, chimes, keyboards...; songs crafted & produced by Darryl Cifarelli & Mark Harris; w/insert-sheet & sleeve adds perfectly to the overall charm of this fine & special album;)
Buddy Rich & Alla Rakha Rich À La Rakha (World Pacific) EX / EX U.S.'1967 75.00
(two master-drummers meet in the hey-day of frutile east-west- con-flu'-ends w/flute accompaniments by Paul Horn, sitar, dholak, manjira and carpets well-knotted w/tabla/ drum-fever-beads; Ravi  Shankar composed and conducted 2 pieces; the master himself  is not featured though but his disciple Colin Walcott who contributed some liner-notes; comes in nice uni-pak jacket;)
Zachary Richard Allons Danser (Arzéd) M / M U.S.'1979 55.00
(late 70's orig. U.S. print of colorful acoustic/electric Cajun based swamp-grooves w/full-band backing incl. some HOT electric guitar cranks, brass 'n athmo-spreadin' drums plus chorus lines (summin' things up on the great 'n haunting "ton ton gris gris") ...most suitable color card-board-jacket but no furthur info given as for line-ups...etc.)
The Rising Sons Same (Groucho) EX / EX I'198 225.00
(very RARE 80's release on this italian label... the previously lost-in-the-ozone recordings by this legendary californian band starring Ry Cooder, Ed Cassidy (most powerful drummer of later SPIRIT-fame!) ... also on drums on some traxx you hear Kevin Kelly who later on went to join The Byrds & Fever Tree ; Jesse Lee Kincaide, Gary Marker & Taj Mahal ...; the sound-ticket is electrified Country-Blues with that crystal West-Coast flow, down rootsy delve-spurtz you cannot clone ... for if you do it sure hurts! there's some lysergick flash-points treasured on this map 'o songs like on the breezy "step out of your mind" , a laid-back shady sombrero feel on the waltzing "sunny street", a rattling-fro' rendition of "Statesboro Blues" and their 2  songs from their 45 are also included ...;  this is #7 out of a very limited edition back then, sleeve design is a pencil drawing of Ry Cooder & Taj Mahal!)
Roberto & Dimitri Canti Popolari Nel Ticino (Claves) EX / EX CH'197 55.00
(rare swiss print of native Folk songs from the southern part of Switzerland; all sung in italian tongue; Dimitri went to became famous as a circus-clown thereafter! comes with insert-sheet (explanation to the sungs in german and french language!) plus an interview with Dimitri on the back cover!)
Claudio Rocchi Il Miele Dei Pianeti Le Isole Le Api (Ariston) EX / EX I'1974 110.00
(mid-70's italian release of fine pastoral Hippie-Folk venture w/spiritual-organik overtones; eastern-trance jam-along 'n hum-about on "lila" w/tablas by Trilok Gurtu & hammond organ/ flute waftin' w/effects; acoustic guitars, harmonica, some sax, bass, piano...; "adesso" -track is rattlin' forth w/bouncin' e-bass lines, haunting chorus beams 'n quiverin' electric lead-guit plus fine violin soloing; sung in italian tongue; has a color-splashing insert-sheet (same motive as the beautiful FOC) w/lyrics printed;)
Jimmie Rodgers Never No Mo' Blues(Memorial Album) (RCA) M- / EX U.S.'1956 175.00
(beauty orig. black label MONO print (w/doggie harkening) from the mid 50's! most legendary americana Folk-ballads by yodelin' Mississippi-born guitar-stringin' railroad-man with such a big influence on the american Folk-music culture like the moon stirring tide!!)
Rodney's Glory Same (Tidesfall) EX / EX U.S.'1973 125.00
(orig. U.S. privat-press of early 70's U.S. Country-Folk gem out of Maryland; reekin' w/splendid, americana backwoodsy lore, bluesy acres w/Mountain Music elevation; subtle electric/ acoustic armouries w/gypsy fiddle magic, dobro, mandolin, harmonica, flute, autoharp, electric/ acoustic slide and tasty e-guitar leads on the great "springtime in Paris" -track; covers of "the cuckoo" w/haunting violin, "Black Jack Davy"; top-level harvester in utterly nice "clay-figure" card-board jacket that is autographed on the back by Bill Snyder, who wrote the original songs; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Dick Rosmini Adventures For 12 String,6 String And Banjo (Elektra) M- / EX U.S.'1964 110.00
(mid-60's orig. brown label print of debut album release by acoustic-guitar wizard and most renowned studio- & session man who graced many a 60's Folk release w/ his fancy finger-work! all instrumental spree trying skill on "800 miles", "freight train", "shady grove", "John Hardy" ...assisted by Tony Rizzi, Allan Reuss and John Horton on additional acoustic boxes, bass by Red Mitchell, drums by Gene Estes & Doug Marsh; through the use of multiple recording techniques Dick also plays banjo on some songs and 2nd guitar on others! nice shape!)
Adventures For 12 String,6 String And Banjo (Elektra) EX / EX U.S.'1964 65.00
(mid-60's orig. red label print (NOT the first print) of debut album release by acoustic-guitar wizard and most renowned studio- & session man who graced many a 60's Folk release w/ his fancy finger-work! all instrumental spree trying skill on "800 miles", "freight train", "shady grove", "John Hardy" ...assisted by Tony Rizzi, Allan Reuss and John Horton on additional acoustic boxes, bass by Red Mitchell, drums by Gene Estes & Doug Marsh; through the use of multiple recording techniques Dick also plays banjo on some songs and 2nd guitar on others! nice shape!)
A Genuine Rosmini (Imperial) EX / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(orig. U.S. print of late 60's release by guitar wizard and most renowned studio- & session man who graced many a 60's Folk release w/ his fancy finger-work! Dick plays mostly electric-guitar on this, enrollin' funky canvas on songs like "I heard it through the grapevine", "the fool on the hill", "did you ever have to make up your mind" (John B. Sebastian) and he sings lead on "let's go get stoned"; Larry Knechtel plays piano & organ, Van Dyke Parks on piano & harpsichord, Jerry Scheff on bass, James Gordon & Michael Botts on drums; Paul Lewinson arranged some funky horns & strings;)
Jay Round One Time Friend (Turner Round Productions) EX / EX U.S.'1977 75.00
(orig. U.S. privat-label release out of Michigan; gently ripplin' Dulcimer sounds w/acoustic/ electric guitars backing, flute & femme back-ups vocs; open-spacey sceneries laden with athmo-bannered melo-trails; mostly instrumental;)
Runrig Recovery (Ridge) M / M- U.K.'1981 52.00
(orig. U.K. print of fine early 80's pastoral-Folk bag (by scottish quintet) w/some trad-adapted lines; most songs co-written by Rory MacDonald & Calum MacDonald; full-band sound w/electric & acoustic sources w/a Chamber-like paint on some pieces; a most solemn & intriguing album w/lyrics-inner-sleeve;)
Ryan's Fancy LIVE! (Audat) EX / EX Can'1975 55.00
(mid-70's canadian release by native Folk-stringin/singin' trio hooked on anglo-trad-acres & giving 'em a most refreshing treat! recorded live in Halifax & a captivating athmosphere these three minstrels did create! mandolin, fiddle, five-string banjo, bodhran, 12-string guitar, bouzouki and ace vocals! "wild mountain thyme" (entitled "will you go lassie go") "the lark in the morning", "far away in Australia"; ...if ya' dig some tones from the wolf you should be givin' this a wink!)

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