Singer-Songwriter

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Richard Abt A Paradise Is Born (TTS) M- / M- D'1980 Sold

(rare german privat-press of guitar-stringin' Folk-(Rock) piece; has some passionate fuzz-box leads and drufty witchseason-violin lines, occasional femme lead-vocs; sung in english & german tongue; cover reeks w/that privat-look w/band-photo (3 long-hairs sitting on a pile of branches) attached on back;)

David Ackles American Gothic (Elektra) EX / EX U.S.'1972 38.00

(his 3rd album; an epic work that deals w/ the american way of life, strings 'n brass arrangements, quite a pathetique stroll... suitable for a play! ...sort of Van Dyke Parks 'n Randy Newman rowin' together down the river of Huck Finn! lyrics-sheet enclosed;)


Same (Elektra) VG++ / M- / Co. U.S.'1967 75.00

(his staggering first album rimfull w/deep, desperate moods & a gracefully achin' paint, Doug Hastings (of Rhinoceros) cranks some unbelievable guitar licks on "the road to Cairo", there's strains of eerie organ on the hopelessly lost-and-yet-so-found "down river" w/a lead-guit spankin' jouyous shivers! I wonder if Randy N. ever listened to this!?! ...orig. gold-label print w/uni-pak-jacket w/lyrics printed on inner-fold;)


Subway To The Country (Elektra) EX / EX U.S.'1969 65.00

(also superb follow-up to his staggering "road to cairo/same" -release some year earlier; branches ripe w/graceful loner-vibes riding crests of inside-ponder waves; a solemn pressure wraps up the yearnin' soul...; all self-penned songs and "woman river" enrolls 'em maps to show what Mr. Ackles is all about! ace line-up feat. Victor Feldman, Doug Hastings (he plaid that intense solo on "road to Cairo"!) Larry Knechtel, Lonnie Mack, Gordon Marron (he played violin w/Joe Byrd/United States of America) and also did Craig Woodson; comes w/lyrics insert-sheet; I'd personally trade away any Randy Newman albums for a subway to the country.. no kiddin!)


Same (Elektra) VG+ / VG+ U.S.'1968 42.00

(his staggering first album rimfull w/deep, desperate moods & a gracefully achin' paint, Doug Hastings (of Rhinoceros) cranks some unbelievable guitar licks on "the road to Cairo", there's strains of eerie organ on the hopelessly lost-and-yet-so-found "down river" w/a lead-guit spankin' joyous shivers! I wonder if Randy N. ever listened to this!?! ...white-label promo-print w/uni-pak-jacket w/lyrics printed on inner-fold;)

Doug Adams And Light Rain Valentine To Eden (Magi) M- / EX U.S.'1983 55.00

(Calvin Ahlgren states in the liner-notes to this album: "it isn't so much a fusion of East & West as it is an allowing of possibilities. If there's such a thing as cultural justice, it may lie on these meldings which represent the Melting Pot from the inside out, not vice-versa!" ...all-acoustic ethno-meanderings w/violin (it's more a most expressive/ haunting gypsy-fiddle in spots!)...guitars, recorder, dulcimer, voice, guero, finger cymbals, bass, doumbec, tar, mazhar, english horn, oboe, congas, cymbals, chimes, cello, vibra slap...; "tar marmalade" (10:03) feeds soul w/percussive trance! Doug Adams was the co-founder of another early 70's cosmik/ organik hippie-gathering: KINDRED SOULS ...and that spirit lives on!)


Valentine To Eden (Magi) SS / SS U.S.'1983 65.00

(Calvin Ahlgren states in the liner-notes to this album: "it isn't so much a fusion of East & West as it is an allowing of possibilities. If there's such a thing as cultural justice, it may lie on these meldings which represent the Melting Pot from the inside out, not vice-versa!" ..all-acoustic ethno-meanderings w/violin (it's more a most expressive/ haunting gypsy-fiddle in spots!) ...guitars, recorder, dulcimer, voice, guero, finger cymbals, bass, doumbec, tar, mazhar, english horn, oboe, congas, cymbals, chimes, cello, vibra slap...; "tar marmalade" (10:03) feeds soul w/percussive trance! Doug Adams was the co-founder of another early 70's cosmik/ organik hippie-gathering: KINDRED SOULS... the spirit lives on! ...still sealed orig. copy!)

Douglas Adams Light Rain (Magi) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1977 95.00

(solo-effort by KINDRED SOULS-leader and these lines are kept in similar boundaries; sky-farmin' cosmic/ organic vibes, authentic epistles from a late 70's tejas Hippie-retreat w/ 'em joyful southern hazienda vibes dazin' fro'; mostly acoustic menageries w/violins, chamber-brass arrangements, mandolin, steel-guitar,  percussion... tasty electric-wah guitar on "golden horses", "moon, o moon, o"; ...incl. a remake of "la Vienta" that haunting piece off the Kindred Souls lp addin' a bassoon tone that seem to draw smoke-rings out of the timber-wolf's hide!! great album that reveals a special charm 'n dimension; this is the slightly later 2nd print;)

Steve Addis & Bill Crofut Eastern Ferris Wheel (Columbia) M- / M- U.S.'1968 85.00

(60's world-ethno/folk wayfarers cutting their masterwork; crystal trans-ethno Pop-Folk beamin' thru' veils hung in lairs of a  Psychedelic pilgrimage; Chamber-strings  arranged w/tabla, koto, kalimba, tranh, anklung, harpsichord, organ12-string guitar... the Dave Brubeck Quartet is featured on one song! 360-label print and an ace production... I mean this piece o' vinyl SOUNDS!! un-cut orig. stereo-print in top shape!)


Eastern Ferris Wheel (Columbia) M / EX U.S.'1968 75.00

(60's world-ethno/ folk wayfarers cutting their masterwork; crystal trans-ethno Pop-Folk beamin' thru' veils hung in lairs of a  Psychedelic pilgrimage; Chamber-strings arranged w/tabla, koto, kalimba, tranh, anklung, harpsichord, organ12-string guitar... the Dave Brubeck Quartet is featured on one song! 360-label print and an ace production... I mean this piece o' vinyl SOUNDS!!)


Such Interesting People (Verve) M- / EX U.S.'1962 75.00

(60's World-Ethno/Folk-wayfarers tunin' voices 'n guitars into a scottish lullaby, story-songs about whales 'n storm winds, humorous folk-songs of social comments, an Agincourt song and a beautiful elizabethan ballad called "I saw her" that probably served as pattern for the amazing Charlatans who covered this some 4 years later on!orig. mono-print in fine nick!)


Such Interesting People (Verve) EX / EX U.S.'1962 65.00

(60's World-Ethno/Folk-wayfarers tunin' voices 'n guitars into a scottish lullaby, story-songs about whales 'n storm winds, humorous folk-songs of social comments, an Agincourt song and a beautiful elizabethan ballad called "I saw her" that probably served as pattern for the amazing Charlatans who covered this some 4 years later on!orig. mono-print in fine nick!)

Steve Addis & Bill Crofut With Tim Prentice
400 Years Of Folk Music (Folkways) EX / EX U.S.'1964 62.00

(60's World-Ethno/Folk-wayfarers tunin' voices 'n guitars into an 18th century love song by Giovanni Martini, the japanese Sakura melody w/ the sound of  the koto on the banjo(!) a Shel Silverstein anti-war song entitled "golden buttons", a medieval song from some gregorian manuscript w/ a french horn part, a vietnamese Folk tune... and "Cambodian flute" performed on wooden flute w/banjo & guitar; comes w/ 8-pages-booklet for insert;)

Albrecht & Roley Same (Airborn) M- / EX U.S.'1975 175.00

(orig. print in beauty blue/silvery sleeve w/lyrics-insert-sheet; mostly acoustic, melodic sails w/ gentle, airy harmonies à la Simon & Garfunkel, full-band backing w/crispy, electric-lead-guitar on "frieze", some x-ian overtones; small-label press out of Michigan in the mid-70's;)

Eddie Allen The Trempealeau Hotel (Weary Wolf) M- / EX U.S.'1985 65.00

(another fine album on this privat label out of Wisconsin; rustic, melodic Folk-(Rock), all-acoustic w/guitar, mandolin (by Clay Riness, owner of the label who also plays guitar here) violin, bass... no percussion required as this bag seems to swing on its own! cover of John Hartford's "no end of love"; lyrics-insert sheet; natural production... that could make you think this is from the early 70's;)

Terry Allen Juarez (Fate) EX / EX U.S.'1975 65.00

(loner-skid-row-flaked Song-poet w/wasted petals longin' for rain 'n strains of insight fade-glow tryin' to ease the pain... just him, his wailing voice and a piano plus Peter Kaukonen (brother of Jorma!) on shaky slide-guitar, Greg Douglas also plays some guitar on some songs; all acoustic but electrifying to the hilt! also scarce 2nd print with black front-cover (no portrait!) and lettering;)


Lubbock(On Everything) (Fate) EX / EX U.S.'1978 125.00

(loner-skid-row-flaked Song-poet w/stained petals longin' for rain 'n strain of insight fade-glow tryin' to ease the pain; a  song-bag that reeks w/back-porch tejas-moonshiner moods!... full-band backing w/wailing Steel-pedal, fiddle, accordion 'n brass, laid-back tex-mexy sways incl. the original version of "New Dehli freight train" (7:40) which got famous by Little Feat (well, Lowell George actually did many a Terry Allen song!) one and a half trax on here play VG+ due to an audible mark on the vinyl; comes in khool card-board FOC w/lyrics printed nicely on inner-fold;)

Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band
Bloodlines (Fate) EX / EX U.S.'1983 55.00

(early 80's release by loner-skid-row-flaked Song-poet w/wasted petals longin' for rain 'n strains of insight fade-glow tryin' to ease the pain;plenty o'drops of bent tejas-moonshiner moods; full band sound and a pretty odd cover showin' a rather stoned sheep asking for a hat and the permission to leave;)


Bloodlines (Fate) SS / SS U.S.'1983 65.00

(early 80's release by loner-skid-row-flaked Song-poet w/wasted petals longin' for rain 'n strains of insight fade-glow tryin' to ease the pain; plenty o'drops of bent tejas-moonshiner moods; full band sound and a pretty odd cover showin' a rather stoned sheep asking for a hat and the permission to leave;)


Smokin' The Dummy (Fate) EX / EX U.S.'1980 85.00

(loner-skid-row-flaked Song-poet w/stained petals longin' for rain 'n strain of insight fade-glow tryin' to ease the pain; a  song-bag that reeks w/bent tejas-moonshiner moods!... full-band backing w/fuzz-box vapourzz beefin' up memories of a drunken rodeo-short-circuit, funky back-woods moonshiner rolls plus that wasted renegade flick-knife temper... just like booz seems to be the only juice about the achin' to pamper!... the whole album is dedicated to the memory of Lowell George! w/lyrics-insert sheet;)

Graeme Allwright Same (Mercury) EX / EX F'1966 55.00

(french Singer-Songwriter w/full-band accompaniment feat. guitars, bass, autoharp, banjo, celtic harp, organ, tabla...; ...ripe w/ 60's hipster beads peakin' on the great, funky-swingin' "dommage" -track w/quivering electric guitar, rattlin' tabla/acoustic guitar moves 'n cool voc-treats; covers of Dylan's "who killed Davy Moore?" entitled "qui a tué Davy Moore?" ...as all is sung in french tongue; front has a picture of the artist and he's got the looks of Kerouac in his teens!!)

Peter Alsop Same (Peaceable) VG+ / VG++ U.S.'1975 52.00

(live-album recorded in the mid-70's in California; ...just his voice and an acoustic guitar, weird lyrics and strains of comedy in the performance... "Country & Western transylvania love song" ...a song about Bob Lincoln who was a werewolf and got shot by Hattie Williams...; odd cover showin' the artist pictured hands 'round a puppy 'n munching popcorn...; lyrics printed on back cover;)

Wolfgang Ambros 13 (Atom) M / M A'1985 Sold

(rockin' Singer-Songwriter from Vienna; has a huge insert-booklet;)


Der Sinn Des Lebens (Atom) M- / EX A'1984 28.00

(rockin' Singer-Songwriter from Vienna;w/inner-sleeve;)

Ancient Morning Same (Cocaine) EX / EX CH'1979 95.00

(Rex Schenk is the composer/singer of this 11 songs and he gets backed by a full-band feat. e-guitar leads, keyboards, bass, drums, flute 'n acoustic guitars... wayfarer vibes thru' solemn shades... somewhere in the confluence of Tom Rapp (Pearls Before Swine) Leonard Cohen & Dylan Zimmerman; there's some nice wah-guit squelche on "traces of the sun" ...bound to cause some sultans to swing (...) nice cover art; privat-press from Switzerland;)

Eric Andersen Avalanche (Warner Brothers) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1969 65.00

(late 60's effort w/haunting Chamber-Folk setting and a rockin' edge, subtle arrangements w/brass; acoustic/electric menagaries feat. Bruce Langhorn, Chuck Rainey(b) Eric Gayle, Herb Novelle plus the naked apes providing background chorus and animal voices in the title track; orig. green 7-arts label;)


Blue River (Columbia) EX / EX U.S.'1972 52.00

(early 70's effort of charming, entanglin' mellow-mooded, deep Folk-Rock; full-band thing w/such renowned players like Norbert Putnam(b) Kenneth Buttrey on drums, Eddie Hinton on e-guitar, David Briggs, Andy Johnson (e-guitar) David Bromberg plays dobro on "Florentine"-track; great femme back-ups w/Joni Mitchell joining in on title-track; cover of David Wiffen's "more often than not"; "Sheila" is lost ,fade-glow anti-drug scene w/haunting lead-guitar strokes and "round the bend" appears like some heartfelt prayer!! w/inner-sleeve;)

Al Anderson Same (Vanguard) VG++ / EX / Cc. U.S.'1972 75.00

(orig. U.S. print of solo-album by ex-WILDWEEDS, NRBQ-guy w/his buddies from those bands helping out; there's a good-timey edge swingin' from the ruff-hewn, boogie-rattlin' "ain't no woman finer lookin'" to the soulfully hookin' "I don't believe I'll stay here anymore"; bar-stool swayin, honk-tonk prayin' song-bag w/ horn-arrangements in spots;)

Cathy Anderson & Chris Miller
Going Down The Road (Rabbit Flat) M / M- U.S.'1979 125.00

(excellent late 70's U.S. Country-Folk pickin 'n fiddlin' w/Mountain-music wails; femme lead-vocs, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo,
dobro, fender bass...; mostly covers incl. "I've just seen a face" (Lennon/McCartney) "leaving Louisiana in the broad daylight" (Rodney Crowell) the great "my love comes rolling down" (Eric von Schmidt) catchy harmonies and an execution that makes this one a real treat of the genre; privat-press in b&w card-board jacket showin the duo w/their doggies on the pick-up;)


Ian Anderson Book Of Changes (Fontana) M- / EX U.K.'1970 Sold

(3rd album by british Folk-poet/Singer-Songwriter guitar-picker w/friends from the Bristol scene backin'; his voice has a windy jug band typo twist w/bluesy swingin'ramble grits, all acoustic performance  w/percussion, flute, bass...; cover of the Stones' "paint it black"; ...up there w/ the art of Wizz Jones, Paul McNeill, Roy Harper...; fine shape on both cover 'n disc;)

Arthur In Search Of (RD) M / M CH'2002 55.00

(limited reprint of ultra-rare one-sided album (in original form) plus earlier recordings incl. a single-only-release ... by canadian Singer-Songwriter releasing 2 albums on the U.S. Tumbleweed Records Company under the name of Arthur Gee later on down the line in the early 70's! ... laden with solemn, introspective air there's also a deep social/political concern ingerin' thru' some songs like the captivating "plain talk" , "warm traitor's breath" and "confessions" ... aiming between the eyes of 'em dogs of war 'n slavery! all acoustic phare by a person who's been there!)

Tony Ashton Live In The Studio (EMI) EX / EX D'1984 28.00

(mid-80's effort; bluesy, soulful barroom moods and a grumblin' voice at the piano w/band backing;)

Ed Askew Same (Esp-Disk) M / M / Co. U.S.'1968 110.00

(perfect orig. print of this out-there Singer-Songwriter album full o'existential wax 'n cosmic reverberration ("fancy that") drippin' from existential ponder-shelves... just his acoustic guitar and those wailin' vocals... reminds me of a hoarse goat-throat lickin' plutonium outta depths of a pumpkin whilst mooncircles gather stardust from gone-astray zolar-winds...;)

Loren Auerbach After The Long Night (Christabel) M- / M- U.K.'1985 95.00

(mid-80's U.K. small-label print of fascinating 'n fragile Folk album feat. Bert Jansch & Richard Newman on guitars, the latter also sings on 1 song ...plus bass-guitar & violin; Loren's voice captures like a whisp o' wind thru' nighthbloomin' jasmin... Vashti Bunyan and Kendra Smith in the same tipi(?) ...innocent, charming, beautiful; 6-track mini-album w/her picture on front cover;)


Playing The Game (Christabel) M- / M- U.K.'1985 95.00

(mid-80's U.K. small-label print of fascinating 'n fragile Folk album feat. Bert Jansch & Richard Newman on guitars, the latter cranks some freezy e-guitar licks on the opening track;... plus bass-guitar & violin; Loren's voice captures like a whisp o' wind thru' nighthbloomin' jasmin ... Vashti Bunyan in the same tipi w/ Kendra Smith(?)... innocent, charming, beautiful; all songs written by Jansch or Newman; FOC and again she's pictured here... and there!)

Ray Austin New Horizons (Stockfish) EX / EX D'1976 55.00

(english Singer-Songwriter based in Germany; many-windowed charactere rangin' from cheerful, melodic whiffs to bluesy roots; with help from many a german studio-picker feat. Helmut Grahl on piano on 1 song; boss voc-harmonies too, cello, bass banjo, harmonica, viola and dombac (smallish persian drum played by a persian guy!) covers of "Mr. Bojangles", "The L & N don't stop here anymore"; FOC;)


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