Singer-Songwriter M-1

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Joan MacIsaac Wintersong (Mad Mansion Music) M- / M- Can'1982 125.00
(early 80's canadian release of excellent melodic, pastoral Folk-lore ripe w/captivating, heartfelt strains, some Country-tinged parts; ...the whole is reigned by subtle, ethereal, rural-magical kytes w/ a voice that lies 'tween Sandy Denny & Joni Mitchell; full-band backing; w/lyrics-inner-sleeve;)
Bruce MacKay Same (Oro) EX / EX U.S.'1967 110.00
(rare late 60's Chamber-Folk piece w/dense arrangements... flute, clarinet, organ, piano, electric harpsichord, melodica, 12-string guitar and some female lead-vocs; dreamy, drift-away vibes, shades of hipster daze and colors of pathetic romanicisms w/tasty lead-electric guitar on "the half-masted schooner"; quite a tuff to find item on this ESP-sub-label that also flung out ALL THAT THE NAME IMPLIES! (yes, this is a band name!)
Raun MacKinnon Raun Is Her Name! (Kapp) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1968 125.00
(late 60's U.S. release of electric Folk-Pop album w/vibrating femme lead-voice à la Janis Ian; arranged songs w/brass 'n strings plus quivering lead-electric guitar on the shaky "sugar in your soul", "sacrifice of the goat" is raga-esue guitar-pluckin' instra-mental; fine shape!)
Raun Is Her Name! (Kapp) EX / M- U.S.'1968 110.00
(late-60's U.S white-label PROMO MONO. release of electric Folk-Pop album w/vibrating femme lead-voice à la Janis Ian; arranged songs w/brass 'n strings plus quivering lead-electric guitar on the shaky "sugar in your soul", "sacrifice of the goat is raga-esue guitar-pluckin' instra-mental; radio-station sticker on front-cover; fine shape!)
Bryan MacLean Ifyoubelievein (Sundazed) M- / M- U.S.'1997 95.00
(deluxe 90's U.S. release of prev. unreleased 60's recordings by LOVE-member; folksy acoustic guitar strummin' w/some different versions of songs that appeared on the first Elektra albums; comes w/bonus single that has an all-acoustic 2nd version of "alone again or" recorded in the early 70's ...another version is included on the album; w/insert-sheet; FOC showin' some groovy pics;)
Dougie MacLean Snaigow (Plant Life) VG++ / VG+(+) U.K.'1980 45.00
(1980 U.K. release of dreamy, pastoral Folk/Singer-Songwriter album w/full band backing feat. acoustic guitars, banjo, viola, 5-string-banjo, e-piano, moog-effects, fiddle... plus this mellow, melo-solemn voice... like some euphoria-blown Nick Drake;)
Paul MacNeil If It Rains (Just Sunshine) VG++ / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1974 42.00
(mid-70's white-label promo release (in uni-pak-jacket) of melodic, West Coasty Folk-Rock; full-band sound feat. Robin Batteaux on violin, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter on steel guitar, Adam Taylor, the producer, plays wah-wah guitar on "broken pieces"; ... not to be confounded w/ a british Singer-Songwriter of a similar name!)
Rita MacNeil Borns A Woman (Boot) M- / M- Can'1975 42.00
(mid-70's canadian release (on same label that flung out 'em platters by Humphrey & the Dumptrucks) of melodic, arranged bag by Cape Breton based femme Singer-Songwriter unfurling passionate sails w/ hi-tone vibrating voice; ...her involvement w/ the Women's Liberation thing sure finds some sediments on these 12 self-penned songs;)
Bill Madison Sunday Mornin' Hayride (Saloon) EX / VG++ U.S.'1973 SOLD
(early 70's U.S. privat-press of Rural-Basement Folk gem out of New Hampshire! ...good-timey, jazzy, western swingin' bits ripe w/weedy, gentle athmo-paint 'n bluesy taint! ...quivering lead-electric guitar on the great "kingdoms"-track slidin' from khool, boppin' shelf... (his voice has a similar gone-to-the skids typo rambler-edge as Hyde!) ...and oh yess! ...his version of "buffalo skinners" alone is worth laying hands on this album!! ...a freezy, rural haunt reigns w/a menacing/lost steel-pedal sound that puts the chill on the spyne 'n chases frost from vintage trunks of whyne! comes w/4-page insert that has lyrics & photos of musicians involved!)
Maffitt & Davies The Rise And Fall Of Honesty (Capitol) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1968 125.00
(late 60's U.S. black/ rainbow label release of ace electric/ acoustic Folk-(Rock) album ripplin' forth w/sparse, solemn vibes flatterin' w/vibrating introspective rays; incl. the best (cover) -version ( I've heard) of Dylan's "Tom thumb's blues" blowin' elevated, melodic attics; mostly covers incl. Bob Gibson's "you'll never know"; "time of towns" (Hoyt Axton) ...sleeve has a spooky "flying boulder" motive w/a haunted house... and could it be that I've spotted Anthony P... eepin' out of a window??)
David Mallett Same (Neworld) M- / EX U.S.'1978 75.00
(late 70's U.S. privat-press out of Maine; gentle, melodic Folk-Rock bag w/an americana country-tinge here & a solemn anglo-trad-like twist there; ...mellow, warm lead-voice à la Tom May/ Gordon Lightfoot; full-band backing w/12- & 6-string guitars, piano, australian bush organ (!?) fiddle, autoharp, mandolin, recorder,  cello, dulcimer...; lyrics printed on back-cover;)
Alan Mann Free Arts/Fine Enterprise (Amdacg) SS / SS U.S.'1976 75.00
(mid-70's U.S. release by kinky, skid-row barde out of big city New York; ...has that sneaky twilyte lounge-shifter mood on his brows like a solemnly drowsed Hopney plus VU/Lou Reed glitter stains...; full-band sound w/dense acoustic/electric mix, some sax-leads;)
Free Arts/Fine Enterprise (Amdacg) M / M- U.S.'1976 65.00
(mid-70's U.S. release by kinky, skid-row barde out of big city New York; ... has that sneaky twilyte lounge-shifter mood on his brows like a solemnly drowsed Hopney plus VU/Lou Reed glitter stains; full-band sound w/dense acoustic/ electric mix, some sax-leads;)
Bruce Mann The Ormstown Fair Affair (Thunderstorm) EX / EX Can'1980 75.00
(1980 orig. canadian print of 12-string acoustic guitar fronted Folk-bag w/full-band sound on some selections... electric/acoustic scapes w/mandolin, e-bass, drums, guitars & harmony-vocals solemn, sparse- sown pastoral images mingle w/expressive lines w/his voice (a cross between Neil Young & Jamie De Frates) touching an existential nerve... most evident on the epic 10 minutes long "you are my thunderstorm" w/environmental sound weavin' in; comes w/lyrics-insert-sheet;... a captivating "natural" production!)
Bob Martin Midwest Farm Disaster (RCA) M- / M- U.S.'1972 SOLD
(early 70's U.S. major-label release of fairly lost 'n buried Singer-Songwriter/ Folk-Rock album bannered w/ achin' white-boy soul strayns (many wanna sound like this but most simply miss the trains...) a voice like a hybrid of Dave Van Ronk & a sober Kevin Coyne! ...harp-blowin, guitar-strummin', organ hummin', w/hobo-skid-row-vibes a-bummin'; Bob sure knows how to kindle lines for a song, chooglin' on shredz of right 'n wrong... 'cause he pretty much sounds like he's been there... like "Frog Dick, South Dakota"... 'n characteres bein' baptized 'n knelled like "blind Marie" or "Charlie Zink", "sister Rose and the first Salvation band"; recorded in Nashville w/ most of 'em ace studio/ session cats... David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, Kenny Buttrey, Bill Sanford (on dobro) ...plus other sidemen! cover sure adds to another treat showin' Bob (ooops! born in Lowell, Massachusettes... does that ring a bell??) pictured high on the dead man's hog ridin' along a dirt country road w/ his guitar!!)
Vince Martin If The Jasmin Don't Get You,the Bay Breeze Will (Capitol) M- / EX Can'1968 175.00
(orig. black/rainbow-label canadian (!!) print of solo effort by Fred Neil's buddy from their "Village"daze of yore; ...among the real fine things to have come out of Nashville! ...a song-bag fragrant w/breezy, marin-soaked vibes, melodies w/ that special, drowsed hook, utterly relaxed americana Country-Folk on a rendition of Hank Williams' "I can't escape from you", "yonder comes the sun" has a boppin' magic w/loose rhythm-strokes & that windy, melodic voice plus hot dobro-leads; title-track strikes a crystal eastern-jammer chime w/ acoustic guitars ravaging some pacific-vybe soaked bazaar ...feat. Kenny Buttrey, Lloyd Green, Charlie McCoy, John Buck Wilkin ...; another magical Nickolas Venet production;)
John Martyn Bless The Weather (Island) EX / VG++ I'1971 34.00
(80's italian re-print of early 70's effort by most expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins & the taste of vintage scotch whisky! feat. Beverley, Richard Thompson...; "glistening Glyndebourne" (7:35) antecipates some excursions by Nigel Mazlyn Jones as for organik/spiritual jammer-meres w/a Psychedelic tinge!)
Inside Out (Island) EX / EX U.S.'1973 55.00
(the 7th album and masterpiece by most expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins & the taste of vintage scotch whisky ...or the yearnful whisper of an ancient seahorse longin' for the salt of the earth!! feat. Danny Thompson, Chris Stuart, Stevie Winwood...; "outside in." sears skies via athmo- bannered sails blown w/space/ organik wafts kindled by a freezy saxophone tone!! U.S. orig. palm-label print in FOC plus inner-sleeve;)
Inside Out (Island) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1973 52.00
(the 7th album and masterpiece by most expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins & the taste of vintage scotch whisky... or the yearnful whisper of an ancient seahorse longin' for the salt of the earth!! feat. Danny Thompson, Chris Stuart, Stevie Winwood...; "outside in." sears skies via athmo- bannered sails blown w/space/organik wafts kindled by a freezy saxophone tone!! U.S. orig. palm-label print in FOC plus inner-sleeve;)
Inside Out (Island) M- / EX U.K.'1973 52.00
(the 7th album and masterpiece by most expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins & the taste of vintage scotch whisky... or the yearnful whisper of an ancient seahorse longin' for the salt of the earth!! feat. Danny Thompson, Chris Stuart, Stevie Winwood...; "outside in" sears skies via athmo- bannered sails blown w/space/organik wafts kindled by a freezy saxophone tone!! U.K. 2nd-label print in laminated FOC plus inner-sleeve;)
One World (Island) EX / VG++ U.S.'1977 36.00
(...later-in-the-7t's effort by white-boy Soul charmer gone w/funky tension-play on "dealer" & "big muff" w/ Morris Pert on percussion, Dave Pegg, Danny Thompson, Steve Winwood...; string-arranged parts; title-track fondles the beard of the patron saint of a New Age sound to be dawning...; orig. U.S.print w/inner-sleeve;)
One World (Island) VG++ / VG++ / Cc. U.S.'1977 Sold
(...later-in-the-7t's effort by white-boy Soul charmer gone w/funky tension-play on "dealer" & "big muff" w/ Morris Pert on percussion, Dave Pegg, Danny Thompson, Steve Winwood...; string-arranged parts; title-track fondles the beard of the patron saint of a New Age sound to be dawning; orig. U.S. print w/inner-sleeve;)
One World (Island) EX / EX U.S.'1977 42.00
(...later-in-the-7t's effort by white-boy Soul charmer gone w/funky tension-play on "dealer" & "big muff" w/ Morris Pert on percussion, Dave Pegg, Danny Thompson, Steve Winwood...; string-arranged parts; title-track fondles the beard of the patron saint of a New Age sound to be dawning...; orig. U.S. print w/inner-sleeve;)
One World (Island) EX / EX U.K.'1977 32.00
(...later-in-the-7t's effort by white-boy Soul charmer gone w/funky tension-play on "dealer" & "big muff" w/ Morris Pert on percussion, Dave Pegg, Danny Thompson, Steve Winwood...; string-arranged parts; title-track fondles the beard of the patron saint of a New Age sound to be dawning...; U.K. 2nd-label-print ;)
One World (Island) EX / VG++ U.K.'1977 38.00
(...later-in-the-7t's effort by white-boy Soul charmer gone w/funky tension-play on "dealer" & "big muff" w/ Morris Pert on percussion, Dave Pegg, Danny Thompson, Steve Winwood...; string-arranged parts; title-track fondles the beard of the patron saint of a New Age sound to be dawning...; orig. U.K. print w/insert-sheet;)
One World (Island) EX / EX U.S.'1977 42.00
(...later-in-the-7t's effort by white-boy Soul charmer gone w/funky tension-play on "dealer" & "big muff" w/ Morris Pert on percussion, Dave Pegg, Danny Thompson, Steve Winwood...; string-arranged parts; title-track fondles the beard of the patron saint of a New Age sound to be dawning...; orig. U.S. print w/inner-sleeve;)
Piece By Piece (Island) EX / EX / Co. Can'1986 34.00
(mid-80's effort; canadian print; Colin Tully plays sax; has the lyrics inner-sleeve;)
Saphire (Island) M / M D'1984 34.00
(mid-80's effort; german print; Colin Tully plays saxes, w/femme back-ups;)
So Far So Good (Island) EX / EX U.S.'1977 55.00
(U.S. print of great compilation album covering the legend of this most expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins & the taste of vintage scotch whisky ... or the yearnful whisper of an ancient seahorse longin' for the salt of the earth!! FOC w/pictures 'n comments on his releases 'n doings;)
Solid Air (Island) EX / EX U.K.'1973 52.00
(album #6 (palm-label-print in FOC) by most expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins & the taste of vintage scotch whisky! feat. Beverley, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks (from Fairport Convention)Tony Coe plays sax on 2 songs;)
Solid Air (Island) EX / EX I'1973 36.00
(80's italian re-print in FOC of 6th album by most expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins & the taste of vintage scotch whisky! feat. Beverley, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks (both from Fairport Convention)Tony Coe plays sax on 2 songs;)
John And Beverley Martyn The Road To Ruin (Island) VG++ / VG++ U.K.'1970 42.00
(U.K. palm-label print of 4th album by highly expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins and the taste of vintage scotch whisky! w/sax-accompaniments by Dudu Pukwana, Danny Thompson on double-bass, flute by Lyn Dobson; great cover art!!)
The Road To Ruin (Warner Brothers) EX / VG++ U.S.'1970 55.00
(orig. U.S. green-label-print of 4th album by highly expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins and the taste of vintage scotch whisky! w/sax-accompaniments by Dudu Pukwana, Danny Thompson on double-bass, flute by Lyn Dobson; great cover art!!)
The Road To Ruin (Warner Brothers) VG++ / EX U.S.'1970 65.00
(orig. U.S. white-label-promo-print of 4th album by highly expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins and the taste of vintage scotch whisky!w/sax-accompaniments by Dudu Pukwana, Danny Thompson on double-bass, flute by Lyn Dobson; great cover art!!)
Stormbringer (Warner Brothers) M- / EX U.S.'1970 75.00
(orig. U.S. green-label-print of third album by highly expressive U.K. Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice like the saxophone of Coleman Hawkins and the taste of vintage scotch whisky! this album was conceived while travelin' the States; full-band backing feat. Paul Harris, Levon Helm plays drums on 2 selections(!) Billy Mundi, John Simon plays harpsichord on "tomorrow time"; ...a rather impressive bag w/Chamber-like arrangements 'n Beverley's voice on "sweet honesty" delivers a very special blend of melo-charm!)
Tony Mason Brick By Brick (Seed) M- / EX U.S.'1976 75.00
(orig. U.S. privat-press out of Vermont in the mid-70's; black Singer-Songwriter stirring Roadhouse-rockin' waves w/his acoustic guitar 'n band backin' feat. great, shaky piano strolls by Ray Zeiner; there's a skid- flaked mood minglin' w/loose Gospel-typo shake-downs 'n rockin' frowns; his voice is deep w/the roughness of crumblin' coal pluckin' ramblin' fever-quills on "always out and on the road" w/just his voice and strummed guitar;... "made up song" reeks w/vivid jammer-fever (plain instant cookin') just the way it happened at 'em Shaggy Dog Studios in Mass. where this thing has been recorded & mixed! b&w card-board sleeve w/ his portrait on front!)
Paul Masse Butterfly Lake (Liberty) M- / M- U.S.'1968 95.00
(orig. U.S. print of late 60's Folk-Pop piece dazin' fro' via sun-soaked, marin-vibed moods in Don Cooper way of kindlin' the breeze... images of shady, forlorn summer-glow, simple songs w/lofty arrangements that spread tapestries of sparse-freckled magic! 12-string guitar sounds; nice Psychedelic-Collage-Art styled FOC w/lyrics printed on inside;)
Motels & Stations (Liberty) SS / SS / Cc. U.S.'1969 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of 2nd album by californian Folk/Pop Singer-Songwriter dazin' fro' via sun-soaked, marin-vibed moods in Don Cooper way of kindlin' the breeze... images of shady, forlorn summer-glow, simple songs w/lofty arrangements that spread tapestries of sparse-freckled magic! 12-string guitar sounds;)
Motels & Stations (Liberty) EX / M- / Cc. U.S.'1969 55.00
(orig.U.S. print of 2nd album by californian Folk/Pop Singer-Songwriter dazin' fro' via sun-soaked, marin-vibed moods in Don Cooper way of kindlin' the breeze... images of shady, forlorn summer-glow, simple songs w/lofty arrangements that spread tapestries of sparse-freckled magic! 12-string guitar sounds;)
Ric Masten Let It Be A Dance (Sunflower) EX / EX U.S.'197 65.00
(orig. U.S. release of early 70's album by San Francisco Folk-guitar strummin' poet givin' the topics of the times a very personal treat; backing-band on this album is The Nash Ramblers;)
Sunlight Shadows (Unitarian Universalist) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1970 65.00
(orig. U.S. release of third album by San Francisco Folk-guitar strummin' poet givin' the topics of the times a very personal treat; title-track is recorded live; has an insert-sheet;)
Twelve String Sermons (Wahlberg Recording Studios) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1969 65.00
(orig. U.S. release of debut album by San Francisco Folk-guitar strummin' poet givin' the topics of the times a very personal treat; simple b&w card-board jacket w/ paste-on sheets on front & back;)
Twelve String Sermons (Wahlberg Recording Studios) VG++ / VG+(+) U.S.'1969 55.00
(orig. U.S. release of debut album by San Francisco Folk-guitar strummin' poet givin' the topics of the times a very personal treat; simple b&w card-board jacket w/ paste-on sheets on front & back;)
Windows (Starr King) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1969 75.00
(orig. U.S. release of 2nd album by San Francisco Folk-guitar strummin' poet givin' the topics of the times a very personal treat; w/full-band backing... name of the band actually is  Starr King School For The Ministry Band, femme lead-voice on some tracks; ...reekin' w/hipster Coffeehouse vibes incl. some bent, jazzy parts w/electric-lead-guitar cranks; has the lyrics insert-sheet;)
Ray Materick Best Friend Overnight (Asylum) EX / EX / Co. Can'1975 34.00
(mid-70's effort by canadian Singer Songwriter who released a fantastic debut album in '72 on Kanata Records; ...on this, lines stretch into more Country-fied mainstreamy realms w/string arrangements; has a lyrics-inner-sleeve;)
Neon Rain (Asylum) VG++ / EX Can'1974 28.00
(mid-70's effort by canadian Singer Songwriter who released a fantastic debut album in '72 on Kanata Records; ...on this, lines stretch into more Country-fied mainstreamy realms w/string arrangements & epically conceived writings; w/full-band sound;)
Sidestreets (Kanata) VG++ / EX / Co. Can'1972 Sold
(orig. early 70's canadian print of striking debut album by native Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice that may give you the idea that Mr.Zimmerman never got angry ...just a bit poetically subversive maybe!! ...a bearded loner-bum walkin' the skids w/a mind gliding on crumbs of downer fade-glow coal; ...does not necessarily deliver the Soul but sure got the liver resting on the latter! some songs have just him & his acoustic guitar, others gallop forth w/ band backing! ...sure among the finest releases in this vast field!! comes in thick FOC w/ lyrics printed on inside; comes w/ single (Kanata Kan 1010) in VG++ that has 2 album-tracks: "season of plenty" and "goodbye"; no sleeve;)
Sidestreets (Kanata) VG++ / VG++ Can'1972 110.00
(Mid-70's canadian 2nd-print of striking debut (orig. released in '72) album by native Singer-Songwriter w/ a voice that may give you the idea that Mr. Zimmerman never got angry... just a bit poetically subversive!! ...a bearded loner-bum walkin' the skids w/a mind gliding on crumbs of downer fade-glow coal; ...does not necessarily deliver the Soul but sure got the liver resting on the latter! some songs have just him & his acoustic guitar, others gallop forth w/ band backing! ..sure among the finest releases in this vast field!! comes in thick FOC w/ lyrics printed on inside;)
Tom Mawhinney Await The Time (Calliope) M- / EX Can'1979 125.00
(late 70's orig. release by canadian Folk-barde kindlin' solemn, pastoral-flavoured lines on autoharp w/ guitars, bass recorders accompaniments... all performed by himself; warm, gentle voice that touches a very special heartstring w/deep poetic strokes; comes w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Tom May Blue Northern (Vignette) M- / M- U.S.'1990 24.00
(1990 U.S. cassette-only(?) release of breezy, rural-free, pastoral Folk-album... well, cuts into the vein of his nice late 70's vinyl-effort! ...from Omaha, Nebraska; full-band effort 'n well produced!)
Open Spaces,Prairie Winds (Vignette) M- / M- U.S.'197 75.00
(late 70's U.S. release of breezy, rural-free, pastoral Folk-album... well, the title sez' it all!! tapestries made from 6- & 12-string acoustic guitars, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, Sioux flute, dobro, violins...; a song-bag of nine charmin' fro' w/heartfelt air, a warm, gentle voice... underlined w/lofty strings; Tom has made a name as a producer of this typo Folk- sounds in the U.S. midwest...; this 'un got released on a privat label out of Nebraska;)
Steve Mayer & Jim Ledford Feathers (Holloway) M- / EX U.S.'1977 Sold
(late 70's U.S. privat-press out of Oklahoma; gentle, melodic Folk-Rock ripe w/lofty, pastoral moods, full-combo venture w/acoustic/ electric guitars, piano, bass, drums, flute & vocals reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot; "Baltimore café" sure is a nifty, little gem of a song that sticks in the ear w/airy flute by Nancy Smith... she also sings back-up on the nice "shadows of my mind"; cover-design is nice Psychedelic-typo collage w/"peacock-feather-sky" over barren prairie-plain!)
Doug McArthur Letters From The Coast (Rutabaga) EX / EX Can'197 225.00
(mid-70's (?) canadian, slightly later 2nd print (in different cover, that has the lyrics printed on front & back w/ a small photo of the artist on back as well) of utterly captivating pastoral Folk-strummin' ...half-way up the ladder into Organik-Spritual elevation where Brently Titcomb established his timeless masterpiece! myths of intimacy bein' sliced-up gently w/leafy fingers of elementary gardening! ...there's x-ian references well concealed within these lines.. but... amplified way BEYOND the usual pampering of heartstrings sweet "Jay" mostly is attached with!! "dreams and visions", the opening track sets the meters & the spirit is most vivid among the remaining 9 songs... there's a gentle sitar-sound on "one-eyed walden" by Mother Fletcher, the choral of Lia Hayes & Gordon Lowe bear full fruit on above mentioned title-track and on the closing  "skye song"; musical friends helping out w/acoustic guitar, bass viola, piano, percussion...; I have become to know many albums in this field... but few of this calibre!!)
Jackie McAuley Same (Dawn) EX / EX U.K.'1971 Sold
(early 70's orig. U.K. print of scarce pastoral Folk-strummin' w/bluesy approach plus a Pop appeal w/ Chamber-like arrangements; cover of Leadbelly's "poor Howard", eastern-flavoured paint on the instra- mental "bangerine" (5:00) nice FOC w/expressive painting!)
Jerry McCann Unframed (Blind Owl Music) M / M U.S.'1997 28.00
(90's cassette-only release by FRAMEWORK guitarist/singer; strong performances all the way; a warm, soulful voice 'n extra-tasty guitar-pickin'; all-acoustic self-penned selections!)
Bob McCarthy Advice & Company (Wandra) EX / EX U.S.'1974 175.00
(mid-70's U.S. privat-press of melodic, pastoral Folk-strummin' w/airy melo-trails, a bluesy edge on some songs; sparse instrumentation w/ piano, dobro, guitars, bass 'n percussion (bongos included) ...plus Robin Batteau on violin(!) ...recorded in 1971 on the U.S. east-coast; comes in simple b&w card-board-jacket w/photo of artist on front;)
Mary McCaslin The Best Of (Philo) EX / EX U.S.'1984 55.00
(mid-80's U.S. release of fine Country-Folk compilation-album by female U.S. guitar-stringer/singer (four albums released on Philo, one on Flying Fish) w/ a voice touching some lonesome attic à la Sandy Denny in parts fragrant w/breezy, pastoral air; full-band accompaniments w/piano, steel guitar french horn, violin, cellos, bass 'n drums; ...mostly self-penned songs w/exception of 2 Lennon/McCartney songs 'n one by Hillman/Hall;)
Prairie In The Sky (Philo) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1975 75.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of fine Country-Folk album by female U.S. guitar-stringer/singer (her 2nd album) w/ a voice touching some lonesome attic à la Sandy Denny in parts fragrant w/breezy, pastoral air; full-band accompaniments w/piano, steel guitar, french horn, violin, cellos, bass 'n drums; ...incl. a haunting, sparsely arranged (w/eerie french horn) version of "ghost riders in the sky" ...mighty fine album of the genre!)
Dick & Georgia McCormack Who Are We Trying To Kid? (Noah's Ark) VG++ / VG+(+) U.S.'197 75.00
(early 70's (?) U.S. privat-press of rootsy, americana Jugband typo Folk-strummin' 'n hummin' w/bloozed grits a-bummin'! this male/femme duo is backed by the Legendary Stardust Cowboys w/e-guitar, piano, bass, percussion; Dick plays flat top guitar & electric bottle-neck on the far-out "bull frog hunting in America" that has lines adapted from Miss. John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Carl Perkins... 'n someone they surely forgot to mention; "let the good times roll" feat. the sound of an electric kazoo; ...if on the lookout for true, genuine americana backwoodsy Folk w/ a most refreshing trad-treat... you might have found a good thing here; band hails from Vermont, the cover is a blank card-board w/paste-on sheet that has a pic of the musicians; the front is autographed by Dick!)
Dan McCrimmon Dreams,Lies & Whispers (Biscuit City Enterprises) EX / EX U.S.'1975 65.00
(mid-70's U.S.release by small label out of Colorado; simple, melodic Folk-guitar strummin' w/ friends helping out on violin, piano, bass 'n ladies sittin' in w/back-up vocs; Dan was in a 60's band called Frummox (feat. Steve Fromholz & Mike Williams... one album released on ABC/Probe in the late 60's;) the B-side has the epic  "heller"-track... sparse guitar-stringin' to a story enrollin';)
New Road (Biscuit City Enterprises) M- / EX U.S.'1977 65.00
(later in the 70's release by Colorado Singer-songriter who was in a 60's band called Frummox (feat. Steve Fromholz & Mike Williams... one album released on ABC/Probe in the late 60's) ...melodic Country-Folk-Rock w/ full-band backing, rural, back-porch melo-charm 'n a bloozed brow on "river queen" w/nice banjo/piano sound plus harmonica; beauty label-design;)
Country Joe McDonald Animal Tracks (Animus) EX / EX U.K.'1983 34.00
(orig. U.K. print of this early 80's Rag Baby release by legendary 60's sub-cult figure shakin' a fiery social concern here;incl. "save the wales", cover of Woody Guthrie's "lets go riding";)

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