Folk W-Z

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Peter Walker Rainy Day Raga (Vanguard) M- / M- U.S.'1967 85.00
(orig. U.S. gold label stereo print of this fascinating Eastern-Baba-jammer galore "pluckin' the ancient protein strings of the genetic code" (as Dr. Timothy Leary puts it) ...a vibrating venture feat. Alex Lukeman (an album released on Aravel Records!!) on 12-string dronin'guitar, Jeremy Steig on flute, Monte Dunn on 2nd guitar, Bruce Langhorne plays tambourine and bells, Jean-Pierre Merle on tamboura; a CLASSIC six-teaze-peace!)
Rainy Day Raga (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1967 95.00
(orig. U.S. blue/silver MONO print of this fascinating Eastern-Baba-jammer galore "pluckin' the ancient protein strings of the genetic code" (as Dr. Timothy Leary puts it) ...a vibrating venture feat. Alex Lukeman (an album (I know of) released on Aravel Records!!) on 12-string dronin'guitar, Jeremy Steig on flute, Monte Dunn on 2nd guitar, Bruce Langhorne plays tambourine and bells, Jean-Pierre Merle on tamboura; a CLASSIC six-teaze-peace!)
Rainy Day Raga (Vanguard) EX / VG++ U.S.'1967 75.00
(orig. U.S. gold label stereo print of this fascinating Eastern-Baba-jammer galore "pluckin' the ancient protein strings of the genetic code" (as Dr. Timothy Leary puts it) ...a vibrating venture feat. Alex Lukeman (an album released on Aravel Records!!) on 12-string dronin'guitar, Jeremy Steig on flute, Monte Dunn on 2nd guitar, Bruce Langhorne plays tambourine and bells, Jean-Pierre Merle on tamboura; a CLASSIC six-teaze-peace!)
Sammy Walker Songs From Woody's Pen (Folkways) M- / M- U.S.'1979 110.00
(late 70's orig. U.S. release of superb renditions of all-Woody Guthrie songs; this youngster takes a deep dive into the crystal nucleus of the matter w/ a voice that could betray this album for an early 60's recording!!! ...just his guitar, harmonica and THAT great voice raspin' basic coal on songs like "Pretty Boy Floyd", "pastures of plenty"(!) "vigilante man" ...w/a very distinctive guitar-pickin'/strummin' style of his own!)
Songs From Woody's Pen (Folkways) EX / EX U.S.'1979 95.00
(late 70's orig. U.S.release of superb renditions of all-Woody Guthrie songs; this youngster takes a deep dive into the crystal nucleus of the matter w/ a voice that could betray this album for an early 60's recording!!! ...just his guitar, harmonica and THAT great voice raspin' basic coal on songs like "Pretty Boy Floyd", "pastures of plenty"(!) "vigilante man"... w/a very distinctive guitar-pickin'/strummin' style of his own!)
The Wanamaker Lewis Trio Same (Punchdrunk) EX / EX U.S.'1984 42.00*
(mid-80's U.S. release by Washington, DC label; fine Bluegrass-based Country-Folk lines w/guitars, acoustic bass, banjos, fingersnaps 'n strong vocal-treats! covers of "Corrina,Corrina", "hello in there" (John Prine) and a great version of "16 tons" performed loose as a goose in tribute to the late Merle Travis (who wrote it)
The Wanderin' Five Come On In - We're Pickin' And Singin' (Somerset) VG++ / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(early 60's orig. MONO release of deep-down rootsy trad-americana-Folk venture... or... as the back-sleeve sez': "an authentic program of Bluegrass and Appalachian favorites -work and railroad songs - early english and irish ballads - five-string banjo solos - the Blues and tunes sung by lovers, drifters, and balladeers that pushed the american frontier to the west. The best of Folk music picked and sung by one of the fastest rising Folk groups in the country today" ...incl. "Shenandoah", "John Henry", "wreck of the 97" and a great rendition of John Hall's "have you seen my dear companion" w/a femme lead-voice pluckin' celestial heather; great sleeve w/ the banjo leaning to the barndoor w/rusty oil-lamp beside 'n baby-leaves!)
Wasama Quartet Same (RCA) EX / EX Fin'1980 52.00*
(orig. print of quality Gypsy-Folk-Jazz venture by this quartet from Finland; strong violin leads and swift acoustic guitar strokes w/some haunting moves in the jams!)
The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band
Tickle Tunes (Cowboy Kazoo Music) EX / EX U.S.'1978 65.00
(late 70's U.S. privat-label-press of classic Jugband venture by New Mexico quintet w/guitars, washtub, washboard, woodblock, tambourine, comb, kazoo, spoons, banjo, harmonica and vocals(in spanish tongue at times) ...covers of Jesse Fuller's "San Francisco Bay", "Jug Band Music" (Geoff Muldaur)...; recorded at John Wagner studios; w/lyrics-inner-sleeve; impressive band-photo jacket!)
We Five Catch The Wind (Vault) M / EX U.S.'1968 65.00
(red-label U.S. print of fascinating electric Folk-Rock breezer w/string/ brass-arrangements rending a lofty, fragile paint; some vibrating femme-lead vocs, subtle acoustic/ electric tapestries, Frisco-Sound-vybes in the harmonies; great cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "early mornin' rain", George Harrison's "here comes the sun", Dylan's "tomorrow is a long time" and Kokomo Arnold's "milk cow blues" serves for another hi-lyte!!)
The Weavers The Best Of (Decca) EX / VG+(+) / Co. U.S.'196 36.00*
(60's orig. U.S. print of double-compilation release covering the works of this famous Folk-troupe feat. Pete Seeger; ...genuinely harvested rootsy americana crops...; FOC w/sheets attached on inner-fold;)
Wheatones In Construction (Custom Fidelity) EX / EX U.S.'1968 65.00
(orig. late 60's U.S. small-label release by all-female guitar-stringin' gathering from the Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusettes; has a strong vocal accent w/covers of "San Francisco Bay Blues", "these friends of mine"...;)
Wheatridge Down Home (Atteiram) VG+(+) / VG++ U.S.'197 145.00
(mid-70's (?) U.S. privat-label-press of excellent rural Country-Folk album w/Bluegrass edge by Georgia trio; 6-&12-string acoustic guitars, banjo, bass and strong voc-harmonies! all covers executed the class A way incl. "tell me why" (Neil Young) "4 & 20" & "helplessly hoping" (both by Stephen Stills) Jesse Colin Young's "it's a lovely day"(!) Dylan's "Mama you've been on my mind"; Mr. Bojangles"(!) ...something like Three Faces West from New Mexico!! western-styled card-board jacket w/ that precious "local"-look; front-cover is autographed by all three members!!)
The Whims Carrying A Tune (No Label) M- / M- U.S.'1977 125.00
(mid-70's U.S.orig. release of all-femme vocal-dominated Folk/Pop tunes w/a Gospel flavour; sparse guitar, sax/ piano/ clarinet, percussion accompaniments; covers of "function at the junction", "Scarborough fair", "paper moon"...;)
Simply Whims '75 (No Label) M- / M- U.S.'1975 125.00
(mid-70's U.S. orig. release of all-femme vocal-dominated Folk/Pop tunes w/sparse guitar/ bass, flute/ piano/ percussion accompaniments; covers of  "hopelessly hoping", "that's what friends are for" ...;)
Whole Wheat All The Balloons (Uptown) M- / EX U.S.'1977 65.00
(70's U.S. privat-label release of lofty, melodic West-Coast-vybed Folk-Rock on Minneapolis label; femme/ male mix-band w/tasty lady-leads, steel-pedal-magic on the breezy "cabin song"; some songs have nice  rural-Chamber arrangements! electric/ acoustic blend w/guitars, harpsichord, polymoog, 12-string, accordion, sax, cello, flute, mandolin...; 1 song has action-packed Fusion-Jazz influence; this band is no-way-connected w/ 100% Whole Wheat (ex-Fleetwood Mac) ...has a beauty "balloon"-painting on front-cover;)
Eric Willemin Résonances (Crystal Sound) EX / EX CH'1985 34.00
(mid-80's swiss release of floaty Zither sounds w/percussion, synth & guitar-accompaniments; all instrumental creatin' some New Age typo solemnity;)
Robin Williamson Legacy Of The Scottish Harpers (Ceinini Cladaig) M- / M- U.K.'1984 52.00
(mid-80's effort by legendary Incredible String Band member & multi-instrumentalist; Robin's dug up ancient celtic harp-tunes from Scotland & released 'em into the air again; a very relaxed/peaceful mood reigns! all instrumental performed on the harp tuned in an open scale of G major; w/insert-sheet that has precious info on the history of the instrument;)
Legacy Of The Scottish Harpers Volume Two (Ceinini Cladaig) M- / M- U.K.'1986 36.00
(mid-80's effort by legendary Incredible String Band member & multi-instrumentalist; Robin's dug up ancient celtic harp-tunes from Scotland & released 'em into the air again; a very relaxed/peaceful mood reigns! all-instrumental performed on the harp tuned in an open scale of G major; w/insert-sheet that has infos on the songs contained;)
Myrrh (Island) EX / EX U.K.'1972 42.00
(early 70's black label print of solo-effort by Incredible String Band member; windy, pastoral vibes w/ heartful choirboy-voice; he plays most instruments w/help from Janes Williamson, Stan Lee Buttons & Jerry Conway; w/lyrics-inner-sleeve;)
Ten Of Songs (Plant Life) EX / EX U.K.'1988 36.00
(late 80's release w/full-band backing; celtic-harp dominated Folk-(Rock) bag w/songs all written, arranged & produced by the artist; electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, cittern, femme vocs (by Elaine Morgan) and of course Robin's voice w/a flavour aged like the one of good wine! w/lyrics-insert-sheet,)
Robin Williamson & His Merry Band
American Stonehenge (Flying Fish) M- / EX U.S.'1978 52.00
(orig. U.S. print of 3rd solo-effort by Incredible String Band member; an impressive bag of Celtic-heritage flavoured Folk w/full band accompaniment feat. celtic harp, 10 string dobro, bag pipes, guitars, fiddle, harpsichord, glockenspiel, accordion, mandolin, percussion, femme back-up vocs; w/lyrics inner-sleeve;)
American Stonehenge (Flying Fish) SS / SS / Co. U.S.'1978 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of 3rd solo-effort by Incredible String Band member; an impressive bag of Celtic-heritage flavoured Folk w/full band accompaniment feat. celtic harp,10 string dobro, bag pipes, guitars, fiddle, harpsichord, glockenspiel, accordion, mandolin, percussion, femme back-up vocs; w/lyrics inner-sleeve;)
American Stonehenge (Criminal) EX / EX U.K.'1978 52.00
(orig. U.K. print of 3rd solo-effort by Incredible String Band member; an impressive bag of Celtic-heritage flavoured Folk w/full band accompaniment feat. celtic harp, 10 string dobro, bag pipes, guitars, fiddle,  harpsichord, glockenspiel, accordion, mandolin, percussion, femme back-up vocs; w/lyrics insert;)
Journey's Edge (Flying Fish) VG++ / EX U.S.'1977 52.00
(orig. U.S. print in nice FOC (w/lyrics printed inside) of 2nd solo-effort by Incredible String Band member; an impressive bag of Celtic-heritage flavoured Folk w/full band accompaniment feat. celtic harp, guitars, fiddle, harpsichord, glockenspiel, accordion, mandolin, percussion, femme back-up vocs;)
Songs And Music 1977 (Awareness) M- / M- U.K.'1986 52.00
(mid-80's U.K. issue of compiled selections from his 2nd & 3rd solo-album from '77/'78 entitled "journey's end" & "american stonehenge" an impressive bag of Celtic-heritage flavoured Folk w/full band accompaniment feat. celtic harp, 10 string dobro, bag pipes, guitars, fiddle, harpsichord, glockenspiel,  accordion, mandolin, percussion, femme back-up vocs; nice FOC w/lyrics printed on inside;)
The Wind In The Willows Same (Capitol) EX / EX U.S.'1968 175.00
(late 60's orig. black/rainbow-label print of classic Folk-Pop piece w/vibrating  sound-kolorz, male/femme lead/ harmony-vocs; feat. a young brown-haired Deborah Harry who later went girlie-Blondie! this album is most notable for the haunting set-to-music of lines from Kenneth Grahame's book "the wind in the willows" w/Psychedelic scenes a-rippling & narration; nice uncut (!) uni-pak-sleeve in fine shape!)
Windflower Same (No Label) M- / M- U.S.'197 225.00
(rare alaskan Folk-Rock gathering; windy female lead-vocs, subtle, captivating harmonies, nicely textured acoustic/electric mix w/12-string guitar, mandolin, reed flute, piano, organ, mellotron, vibes...; spiritual overtones based on Bahà'is; beautiful cover-painting and band is pictured on the back... laughing in the snow;)
Windwords Shooting The Breeze (No Label) SS / SS U.S.'1977 325.00
(orig. U.S. print of of top-level Organik/ Spiritual vybed Folk-Rock surpassing the term of mere x-ian-bag w/most captivating originalilty & visions bred on soil of experienced matter! incredible dense pattern-chase w/mercurial dual acoustic guitar-trade (the sound of a Martin 6-string!) ...various percussion gear, bass, vibraslap, pulsating wah-wah-effects, excellent vocal/harmony treats... all created by David W.Arberman & Doug McWilliams! a privat-press out of Ohio and still sealed!! comes w/a 7" E.P. (both non-lp trax) spinning at 33rpm; B-side is recorded LIVE; label sez "jigsaw saloon" & # is WW 2001; this E.P. was released in 81!)
Windwords Shooting The Breeze (No Label) EX / EX U.S.'1977 245.00
(orig. U.S. print of of top-level Organik/ Spiritual vybed Folk-Rock surpassing the term of mere x-ian-bag w/most captivating originalilty & visions bred on soil of experienced matter! incredible dense pattern-chase w/mercurial dual acoustic guitar-trade (the sound of a Martin 6-string!) ...various percussion gear, bass, vibraslap, pulsating wah-wah-effects, excellent vocal/ harmony treats... all created by David W. Arberman & Doug McWilliams! a privat-press out of Ohio and the front-cover is autographed by the duo! comes w/a 7" E.P. (both non-lp trax) spinning at 33rpm; B-side is recorded LIVE; label sez "jigsaw saloon" & # is WW 2001; this E.P. was released in 81!)
Wirtshuus Incubator (No Label) EX / EX CH'1979 Sold
(late 70's swiss release by native Folk-stringin' congregation; all-acoustic pastoral guitar-strummin' w/flute, organ, cello & vocals (sung in english tongue) ...all original selections and quite some fancy finger-work w/captivating rustic air interlaced w/ a subtle mediavel-strayn evoking twilyty, solemn moods; Felix Strässler (a native underground legend involved w/Chil's "rhubarby feeling" -album released along the early 70's thyme-coast!!) is responsible for the cover-art! ...you never know that's behind the cover... yes indeed!!)
The Wolfetones Irish To The Core (Triskel) EX / EX Ire'1976 65.00
(orig. irish print of mid-70's album by renowned native trad-Folk-stringin' 'n singin' heroes; a captivating performance all the way w/jolly hearted vibes & brilliant musicianship; this combo I count among the most striking & convincing examples in this field!)
Let The People Sing (Boot) EX / EX Can'1972 75.00
(orig. canadian print of third (?) album by renowned irish trad-Folk-stringin' 'n singin' heroes; a captivating performance all the way w/jolly hearted vibes & brilliant musicianship; this combo I count among the most striking & convincing examples in this field!)
Live Alive-Oh (Triskel) EX / EX Ire'1980 52.00
(orig. irish print of LIVE double-album by renowned native trad-Folk-stringin' 'n singin' heroes; a captivating performance all the way w/jolly hearted vibes & brilliant musicianship; this combo I count among the most striking & convincing examples in this field!)
Rifles Of The I.R.A. (Dolphin) EX / EX Ire'197 110.00
(blue/white label irish print of debut album by native trad-Folk-stringin' 'n singin' heroes; a captivating performance all the way w/jolly hearted vibes & brilliant musicianship; this combo I count among the most striking & convincing examples in this field! w/insert-sheet!)
Up The Rebels (Dolphin) EX / EX Ire'1971 110.00
(black label irish print of second album by native trad-Folk-stringin' 'n singin' heroes; a captivating performance all the way w/jolly hearted vibes & brilliant musicianship; this combo I count among the most striking & convincing examples in this field!)
Wolga Kalinka (Arc) M- / M- D'198 28.00
(german print from the 80's; traditional russian songs by renowned Balalaika-Trio;)
Woodbine Roots (Tool Room) M- / M- U.S.'1978 125.00
(U.S. reprint of small-label release (orig. released on Blue Hour Records in 1971) out of Wisconsin; excellent pastoral/Hippie-vybed Folk-wonder grazin' on dreamy, organik pastures (à la Kindred Souls/ Doug Adams) w/subtle, acoustic blend feat. guitars, bass, drums and fine voc-treats...; most dynamic sound-scape recorded LIVE at The Catacombs Coffeehouse in Milwaukee; beauty card-board jacket w/ink-drawing of a root; the 2nd print has no insert-booklet! a 100% classic piece of the genre and in TOP shape!)
Roots (Blue Hour) EX / VG+(+)(*) U.S.'1971 125.00
(orig. U.S. print (there's a 2nd print from 1978 also existing) of small-label release out of Wisconsin; excellent pastoral/Hippie-vybed Folk-wonder grazin' on dreamy, organik pastures (à la Kindred Souls/Doug Adams) w/subtle, acoustic blend feat. guitars, bass, drums and fine voc-treats...; most dynamic sound-scape recorded LIVE at The Catacombs Coffeehouse in Milwaukee; beauty card-board jacket w/ink-drawing of a root and comes w/lyrics-insert-booklet; a 100% classic piece of the genre! disc is in crackly shape (especially in-between the songs) due to a bad-vinyl-press(??)
Wooden Nickel Live At The Waterhole (No Label) EX / EX U.S.'1978 75.00
(late 70's privat-label release of drifty West-Coast-Folk-Rock sounds by Colorado quartet; acoustic/ electric blend w/lofty voc-harmonies, marin-vybed athmo-glides w/harmonica, bass, drums...; all selections recorded LIVE in Des Moines, Iowa; has a nice ink-drawing on front cover; label-design has an native-indian motive;)
Woodstock Mountain Revue Back To Mud Acres  (Rounder) M- / EX / Co. U.S.'1981 42.00
(early 80's U.S. print of breezy Country-Folk sounds w/Bluegrass sprouts feat. Happy & Artie Traum, Bill Keith, Larry Campbell, John Herald, Jim Rooney, Bill Keith, Rolly Salley; produced by Artie Traum;)
Back To Mud Acres  (Rounder) M- / M- U.S.'1981 52.00
(early 80's U.S. print of breezy Country-Folk sounds w/Bluegrass sprouts feat. Happy & Artie Traum, Bill Keith, Larry Campbell, John Herald, Jim Rooney...; produced by Artie Traum;)
Yukon Railroad Co. Same (Big Hole) M- / EX U.S.'1975 125.00
(mid-70's U.S. privat-label-press recorded LIVE at Granny's Attic... somewhere along the vintage alaskan Yukon gold-digger-trail I guess(no proper info given)... but this reeks w/ onehelluvanathmoboost w/ stoned vibes, good-timey western-saloon-junk w/a kick-ass rockin' skunk in the trunk as shown on a fury-ridden version of "muleskinner blues" ...steel-pedal, acoustic/electric guitars, mandolin, jug, washboard, bass, fiddle, kazoo... belch, farts 'n dead flies in the jars; covers of "Minnie the Moocher", a sloppy-drunk rendition of Buddy Holly's "that'll be the day"...; great sleeve design w/photos on the back!)
Marco Zappa Ensemble Allegri Ma Non Troppo (Phonag) EX / VG++ CH'1981 42.00
(early 80's release of complex Chamber-Pastoral Folk venture by southern-swiss ensemble w/guitars, harmonica, sax, cello, flutes, french horn, mandolin...; sung in italian tongue and has the lyrics-insert-sheet;)

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