Singer-Songwriter I

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Ian & Sylvia Early Morning Rain (Vanguard) M- / EX U.S.'1965 65.00
(mid-60's release by this canadian Singer-Songwriter duo assisted by Monte Dunn on 2nd guitar & Russ Savakus on bass! incl. a great version of "Darcy Farrow"; blue/silver label mono print w/full, dynamic sound-scape!)
Four Strong Winds (Vanguard) EX / VG++ U.S.'1963 55.00
(early 60's brown-label mono release; feat. John Herald on 2nd guitar & Eric Weissberg on bass; incl. Dylan's "tomorrow is a long time" ...and of course Ian's great, original title-track!)
Full Circle (MGM) EX / VG++ U.S.'1968 42.00
(another fine one by this canadian Singer-Songwriter duo w/full-band backing feat. Such greats as Weldon Myrick, David Rea, Ken Buttrey, Vasser Clements...; incl. a nice cover of Dylan's "tears of rage";)
Lovin' Sound (MGM) EX / M- / Co. U.S.'1968 52.00
(late 60's U.S. mono first print w/black/lion label; full-band backing feat. David Rea, Paul Harris, Harvey Brooks, Bill LaVorna...; orchestral arrangements by Paul Harris; incl. Johnny Cash's "big river";)
Lovin' Sound (MGM) EX / M- / Co. U.S.'1968 42.00
(late 60's orig. U.S. yin-yang-label release; full-band backing feat. David Rea, Paul Harris, Harvey Brooks, Bill LaVorna...; orchestral arrangements by Paul Harris; incl. Johnny Cash's "big river";)
Northern Journey (Vanguard) M- / M- U.S.'1964 65.00
(mid-60's release by this canadian Singer-Songwriter duo assisted by Monte Dunn on guitar & mandolin, John Herald also on guitar, Eric Weissberg & Russ Savakus on bass; Sylvia  plays autoharp; incl. many a traditional song like "Texas rangers", "the ghost lover"...; brown-label print;)
Northern Journey (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1964 55.00
(mid-60's release by this canadian Singer-Songwriter duo assisted by Monte Dunn on guitar & mandolin, John Herald also on guitar, Eric Weissberg & Russ Savakus on bass; Sylvia  plays autoharp; incl. many a traditional song like "Texas rangers", "the ghost lover"...; brown-label print;)
So Much For Dreaming (Vanguard) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1967 52.00
(another fine one by this canadian Singer-Songwriter duo w/full-band backing feat. David Rea on guitar, Robert Bushnell on electric bass, Al Rogers on drums; subtle orchestration, autoharp; cover of "circle game" (Joni Mitchell) and the hooky "january morning"; ...I count this album among their best efforts; scarce blue/silver-label mono print;)
Janis Ian For All The Seasons Of Your Mind (Verve Forecast) EX / VG++ U.S.'1968 42.00
(U.S. orig. stereo print of her 2nd album; the storms kindled on the debut have calmed down for the setting of sound 'n song is more Chamber-typo oriented w/string arrangements; similiar line-up as on the previous album; touching an existential/ psychedelic spark on the haunting "insanity comes quietly to the structured mind"; the jacket to this album has the mono #;)
For All The Seasons Of Your Mind (Verve Forecast) EX / EX U.S.'1968 55.00
(U.S. orig. stereo print of her 2nd album; the storms kindled on the debut have calmed down for the setting of sound 'n song is more Chamber-typo oriented w/string arrangements; similiar line-up as on the previous album; touching an existential/psychedelic spark on the haunting "insanity comes quietly to the structured mind";)
Same (Verve Folkways) EX / EX U.S.'1967 75.00
(U.S. white-label MONO print of smashing debut by 60's Folk/Singer-Songwriter lady... an angry young girl at the age of 15!!! ...and she makes the early Tim Buckley sound 'n look like Hollywood's latest teen-fart!! ...and the Lizard-King seems to have been able to come up w/an answer only in loosing his pants!!  the lyrics are of some heavy-weight ("society's child" for example was banned from the radio-stations for awhile!) provocative, poetic... w/that wild-eyed, innocently lysergick flicker on the same deck! full-band sound brewin' up some haunting electric-Folk-Rock sceneries w/eastern-fuzz magic on "go 'way little girl"; Artie Butler on harpsichord, piano, organ, Buddy Saltzman on drums, Joe Mack plays bass, 3 guitarists feat. Vinnie Bell, Artie Kaplan on flute... Janis herself plays guitars, organ, harpsichord, siren, tambourine 'n has a voice like Odysseus' last wet dream! ...an indispensable 60's CLASSIC!!)
The Secret Life Of J.Eddy Fink (Verve Forecast) VG++ / EX U.S.'1968 55.00
(U.S. orig. stereo print of her third album; ...cuts into the same groove as "..for all the seasons..." w/ flashes ot poetic anger resurfacing on the shaky, organ/fuzz-guitar driven "sweet misery"-track; Richie Havens is featured on conga drums; w/insert-sheet;)
The Secret Life Of J.Eddy Fink (Verve Forecast) EX / VG++ U.S.'1968 45.00
(U.S. orig. stereo print of her third album; ...cuts into the same groove as  "..for all the seasons..." w/ flashes ot poetic anger resurfacing on the shaky, organ/fuzz-guitar driven "sweet misery"-track; Richie Havens is featured on conga drums; w/insert-sheet;)
The Secret Life Of J.Eddy Fink (Verve Forecast) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1968 55.00
(U.S. orig. stereo print of her third album; ...cuts into the same groove as "...for all the seasons..." w/ flashes ot poetic anger resurfacing on the shaky, organ/fuzz-guitar driven "sweet misery"-track; Richie Havens is featured on conga drums; w/insert-sheet;)
The Secret Life Of J.Eddy Fink (Verve Forecast) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1968 42.00
(U.S. orig. stereo print of her third album; ...cuts into the same groove as  "...for all the seasons..." w/ flashes of poetic anger resurfacing on the shaky, organ/ fuzz-guitar driven "sweet misery" -track; Richie Havens is featured on conga drums; w/insert-sheet;)
Andy Irvine Rainy Sundays...Wndy Dreams (Tara) EX / EX Ire'1980 65.00
(early 80's Irish Folk-Rock release w/full-band backing feat. Paul Brady on piano; ...10 string bouzouki, fiddles, accordion, flutes, uillean pipes, sax, e-bass, Fender Rhodes & polymoog...; captivating pastoral images w/conceptual mooves on "the emigrants" enrollin' in 3 parts; w/lyrics-insert sheet;)
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Same (Mulligan) EX / EX Ire'1976 65.00
(mid-70's Irish-Folk-(Rock) release (w/plenty o' traditional gear in the cooking) by 2 masters of the genre;)
John Roman Jackson Same (Columbia) - / EX U.S.'1972 95.00
(early 70's U.S. privat-press out of California; full-band accompanied back-woodsy Folk-Rock w/loner, drifter moods & laid-back bar-fly-swayer grooves 'n some rockin' roadhouse vibes ("back on top") ...nice vibrato-guitar colors on the stand-out "sometimes"-track; white label testpressing in plain white card-board sleeve (w/name written in blue pencil on front cover) of the same album that got released on the privat Oak label!)
Same (Oak) EX / EX U.S.'1972 125.00
(early 70's U.S. privat-press out of California; full-band accompanied back-woodsy Folk-Rock w/loner, drifter moods & laid-back bar-fly-swayer grooves 'n some rockin' roadhouse vibes ("back on top") nice vibrato-guitar colors on the stand-out "sometimes"-track; white-label promo print!)
Jef Jaisun Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent (Cantbustem) M- / EX U.S.'1969 95.00
late 60's U.S. release of 3-track E.P. in thick card-board sleeve; 100% basement-Hipster-Folk w/ good-timey weedy, vibes; an artefact spawned by Frisco's 60's heyday when seedlings held all 'em promises (for flowers only betray 'n wither...) ...stoned, all acoustic ramblings w/guitar, voice 'n some cornet; ...a genuine note from the underground by a guy who contributed to the legendary Berkeley Bonaparte Magazine!)
Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent (Cantbustem) VG++ / EX U.S.'1969 75.00
late 60's U.S. release of 3-track E.P. in thick card-board sleeve; 100% basement-Hipster-Folk w/ good- timey weedy, vibes; an artefact spawned by Frisco's 60's heyday when seedlings held all 'em promises (for flowers only betray 'n wither..)... stoned, all acoustic ramblings w/guitar, voice 'n some cornet; ... a genuine note from the underground by a guy who contributed to the legendary Berkeley Bonaparte Magazine!)
Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent/Gunrack Billy (Warner Brothers) / EX U.S.'1975 28.00
(mid-70's U.S. single bringin' a remake of a piece recorded in the late 60's (A-side) by a guy who contributed to the legendary Berkeley Bonaparte Newspaper in the mid-60's of the 20th century!! the other song is stoned Country-Folk bohemia-moon-shyner ballad w a wide grin and tasty steel-pedal...; has no sleeve;)
Mark James Same (Bell) EX / EX U.S.'1973 52.00
(70's U.S. Singer-Songwriter album as a white-label promo print; rockin' ballads w/arranged parts, flute, brass by The Brecker Brothers, Al Gorgoni, Teddy Irwin and Bob Mann, on guitars, Will Lee on bass; Steve Tyrell produced; w/lyrcs inner-sleeve;)
Bert Jansch Birthday Blues (Reprise) EX / EX U.S.'1968 75.00
(white-label promo print of strikin' Folk-guitar pickin'/Songwriter piece by Pentangle co-founder; assisted by Ray Warleigh on sax 'n flute, Duffy Power on harmonica, Danny Thompson plays bass & Terry Cox on drums! ...trad. U.K. Folk wailin' on his voice, chords rooted in bluesy ground w/eastern twang colorin' the sound...;)
Jim & Jean Changes (Verve Forecast) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1967 110.00
(orig. U.S. 60's MONO release of vibrating electric Folk-Rock magic by very gifted femme/male singer/songwriter duo; three Phil Ochs songs find a shimmerin' aquarian-age-beaded treat, incl. a 7:10 version of "crucifixion"; Harvey Brooks cranks a fuzz-bass on the haunting "loneliness", pearly lead-guitar licks kindle Psychedelic tensyon on "one sure thing", Bob Sylvester adds a solemn Chamber-Folk paint w/ his cello on "grand hotel" (penned by David Blue(?) ...another cover incl. "lay down your weary tune" (Dylan); Lance Wakely (of future Joyous Noise) and Al Kooper help out on guitar, Paul Harris on piano, organ, harpsichord & vibes; Phil Ochs wrote the liner-notes; pristine shape!!)
Darrell John It's Taken Such A Long Time (Ram) EX / EX U.S.'1979 55.00
(late 70's U.S. privat-label job from Houston, Tx; gentle, melodic West-Coasty Folk-Rock w/loungy, drifty air, melo-romantic colors, solemn arrangements w/tasty lead-electric guitar ("love is leaving") environmental sounds on the nice "for the rain" -track; full-band sound & a quality production!)
Crow Johnson As The Crow Flies (Zassafras) EX / EX U.S.'1989 26.00
(late 80's cassette-only release of tasty, relaxed Folk-bag by southern U.S. Singer-Songwriter lady w/small band accompaniments in parts; many a song are just her soulful, earthy voice (somewhere 'tween Renée Redeker & Terri Brown (of Joy of Cooking) w/ either e-piano, banjo or guitar...; great harmonica/fiddle interplays on "mudcat"!)
Same (Sassafras) M- / M- U.S.'1980 75.00
(early 80's U.S. privat-label press of tasty, relaxed Folk-bag by southern U.S. Singer-Songwriter lady w/ small band accompaniments in parts; many a song are just her soulful, earthy voice (somewhere 'tween Renée Redeker & Terri Brown (of Joy of Cooking) w/either e-piano, banjo or guitar; ...some trax have a shaky, rustic twang w/wide-awake loungy feel; nice card-board sleeve w/photo of hers in some backwoods;)
Dan Johnson I Can Drive (Stockade) EX / EX Aus'1977 55.00
(late 70's australian print of down-unda West-Coasty Folk-Rock w/loose-ripplin' moods by full-band feat. guitars, mandolin, piano, bass drums 'n percussion (incl. conga & bongos) ...Colette Johnson provides some tasty voc-harmonies; cover of "Frankie & Johnny" w/new words added; lyrics printed on back-cover;)
Ed Johnson Homespun (American Gramaphone) VG+ / EX U.S.'1977 125.00
(Ed Johnson played on the excellent Clay County (see under Kickland & Johnson with J. Clemetson!) album in '74; now 3 years later the magic is still  there and the sound is of a more complex nature w/electric guitar, organ, subtle strings, and some sax on the outstanding 'n haunting "Dakota Sioux" -track w/native-chanting on the fading out of the album! remake of "pigtail girl" wich served for opening track on Clay County! ...his other 2 buddies from before are also featured here; very nice lookin' home-made jacket w/lyrics-inner-bag;)
Michael Johnson For All You Mad Musicians (Sanskrit) M- / EX U.S.'1975 52.00
(mid-70's U.S. print of fine, gentle Folk-bag w/acoustic guitar & warm, mellow voice; some additional guitar & banjo accompaniments plus piano...; 2 covers of Crow Johnson songs of which "the gypsy in the photograph" is most captivating; "oor little Robin" (Rick Cunha), "here comes the sun"...; to my knowledge this is not the same guy as the x-ian Folk-Rock artist (...and leader of Exkursion) of the same name!)
Vera Johnson Bald Eagle (Boot) EX / VG++ Can'1974 52.00
(mid-70's canadian orig. release of canadianTopic-Folk-guitar stringin'lady w/a healthy dose of humorous wits; recorded LIVE w/additional guitar, bass, mandolin & fiddle backin' on some songs; ...on same label as Humphrey & The Dumptrucks!)
Jonathan & Leigh Third And Main (Vanguard) EX / M- U.S.'1967 75.00
(orig. silvery blue label mono print of truly fascinating 60's electric Folk-Rock ringer that ranges among the real fine ones! vibrating electric/ acoustic menageries w/male & female vocs; Vinnie Bell & Jay Berliner crank tasty electric guit-leads, electric dulcimer on "summer sorrow" w/loner drift-away moods; cover version of Phil Ochs' "changes"; ...a fairly lost CLASSIC!)
Third And Main (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1967 55.00
(orig. gold-label stereo print of truly fascinating 60's electric Folk-Rock ringer that ranges among the real fine ones! vibrating electric/ acoustic menageries w/male & female vocs; Vinnie Bell & Jay Berliner crank tasty electric guit-leads, electric dulcimer on "summer sorrow" w/loner drift-away moods; cover version of Phil Ochs' "changes"; ...a fairly lost CLASSIC!)
Third And Main (Vanguard) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1967 75.00
(orig. silvery blue label mono print of truly fascinating 60's electric Folk-Rock ringer that ranges among the real fine ones! vibrating electric/ acoustic menageries w/male & female vocs; Vinnie Bell & Jay Berliner crank tasty electric guit-leads, electric dulcimer on "summer sorrow" w/loner drift-away moods; cover version of Phil Ochs' "changes"; ...a fairly lost CLASSIC!)
Nigel Mazlyn Jones Breaking Cover (Isle Of Light) M- / M- U.K.'1982 75.00
(3rd album... and the vision finds a broader harbour w/Sympho-Pastoral-Chamber settings, fanfaring melodic trails, fuzzed guitars, synth, santour, sax, keybaords... Guy Evans plays drums;)
Breaking Cover (Isle Of Light) M- / M- U.K.'1982 95.00
(3rd album... and the vision finds a broader harbour w/Sympho-Pastoral-Chamber settings, fanfaring melodic trails, fuzzed guitars, synth, santour, sax, keybaords... Guy Evans plays drums; back-cover is autographed by the artist!)
Sentinel And The Fools Of The Finest Degree (Isle Of Light) M- / EX U.K.'1980 110.00
(late 70's effort, bein' the 2nd album by this very gifted & inspired U.K. Singer-Songwriter... of a similar magic as "ship to shore" w/more of a progressed/complex Folk-Rock accent w/ spacey effects plus a West Coasty, rockin' mood ("water road", "the wheel") ...has a beautiful inner-bag!)
Sentinel And The Fools Of The Finest Degree (Isle Of Light) M- / EX U.K.'1980 125.00
(late 70's effort, bein' the 2nd album by this very gifted & inspired U.K. Singer-Songwriter... of a similar magic as "ship to shore" w/more of a progressed/complex Folk-Rock accent w/ spacey effects plus a West Coasty, rockin' mood ("water road", "the wheel") ...comes w/autographed inner-sleeve!)
Ship To Shore (Isle Of Light) M- / EX U.K.'1976 225.00
(mid-70's U.K. release of brilliant pastoral, Organik-Cosmik Folk vessel piercing fog w/ a mind of heart-flattering social concern 'n pluckin' drops o' poetic dew from fairy-scented fern; full-band accompaniments w/ 6- &12-string guitar (acoustic-electric too) armouries, violin, bass, drums, mandolin, ...'n the sound of psychogenetic (i.e. environmentally elevated) waves on the epic 12 minutes plus title track! ...some selections are wrapped into a similar aura as some songs from the fantastic first album by Brent Titcomb! a truly magical piece stirring friendly foam outta undertow of yearn as the mind sets out to roam! autographed by the artist on the back-cover!)
Ship To Shore (Isle Of Light) EX / EX U.K.'1976 175.00
(mid-70's U.K. release of brilliant pastoral, Organik-Cosmik Folk vessel piercing fog w/ a mind of heart- flattering social concern'n pluckin' drops o' poetic dew from fairy-scented fern; full-band accompaniments w/ 6- &12-string guitar (acoustic-electric too) armouries, violin, bass, drums, mandolin, 'n the sound of psychogenetic (i.e. environmentally elevated) waves on the epic 12 minutes plus title track! ...some selections are wrapped into a similar aura as some songs from the fanastic first album by Brent Titcomb! a truly magical piece stirring friendly foam outta undertow of yearn as the mind sets out to roam!)
Wizz Jones Easy Rider (Shagrat) / EX U.K.'198 26.00
(80's U.K. limited & deluxe press of 1-sided single containing a song recorded in '69 in London; Bruce Barthol (of COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH-fame!) plays bass; no sleeve;)
Happiness Was Free (Intercord) EX / EX D'1976 SOLD
(mid-70's german release of impressive album by fine british Folk-artist pickin' trancey, organik strings, blending traditional acres w/ colors ripe 'n warm like fruit in the orchard as he sings; w/band backing feat. cello (by Sandy Spencer who also adds voice) e-bass & acoustic/ electric guitar by Peter Berryman; cover of Jesse Winchester's "black dog", great version of Robin Williamson's "womankind" & the lengthy "city of angels" spreads Raga-esque feathers outta windy halo-lane w/a haunting cello line; recorded in Germany; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Magical Flight (Plant Life) EX / EX U.K.'1977 SOLD
(late 70's U.K. release of another tasty album by fine british Folk-artist pickin' trancey, organik strings, blending traditional acres w/ colors ripe 'n warm like fruit in the orchard as he sings; w/band backing feat. cello (by Sandy Spencer who also adds voice) e-bass & acoustic/ electric guitar by Peter Berryman; cover of  Dylan's "song to Woody", Dan Hicks' "canned music" w/good-timey brass cut plus Maddy Prior's voice; "see how the time is flying" (written by Alan Tunbridge) serves for another hi-lite; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
The Village Thing Tapes (Wundertüte) EX / EX D'1992 55.00
(german print of CD containing songs (recorded for Ian Anderson's independent VILLAGE THING - label!) by fine british Folk-artist pickin' trancey, organik strings, blending traditional acres w/ colors ripe 'n warm like fruit in the orchard as he sings; feat. John Bidwell (of C.O.B.-fame!) on flute/ voice, Sandy Jones & Don Cogin on 5-string banjo, Jake Walton plucks the dulcimer 'n guitar... plus Bert Jansch on guitar & Ralph McTell; 8 songs (incl. the HAUNTING "city of angels" (written by Alan Turnbridge) here were recorded in Germany, produced by Cony Plank and assisted by Sandy Spencer on cello and vocal, Rod Clements on e-bass and Peter Berryman on el/ac-guitars!)
When I Leave Berlin (The Village Thing) EX / EX U.K.'1974 SOLD
(mid-70's orig. U.K. release of another fascinating album by fine british Folk-artist pickin' trancey, organik strings, blending traditional acres w/ colors ripe 'n warm like fruit in the orchard as he sings; w/band backing feat. John Bidwell (of C.O.B.-fame!) on flute/voice, Sandy Jones & Don Coging on 5-string banjo, Jake Walton plucks the dulcimer 'n guitar... plus Bert Jansch on guitar; some songs date back to '71/72; great cover of The Incredible String Band's "first girl I loved", Jesse Winchester's "skin rope song";)
Marc Jonson Years (Vanguard) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1972 SOLD
(early 70's U.S. gold-label print of breezy Chamber-Pop album w/folksy paint, string-arangements by John Frangipane, George Duvivier on bass (!) steel-pedal, guitars, keyboards, recorder, harpsichord...; a voice reminiscent of Arthur Lee Harper's ...gone w/loungy, sky-bound drifts... "return to the relief" (5:51) feat. some far-out lyrics plus flickers of messy, existential ramblings...;)

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