Singer-Songwriter T-V

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Mark Takel Hald And Half (Steam Pie) M- / M- U.K.'1987 55.00
(80's U.K. orig. of fine Singer-Songwriter album w/some trad-adapted acres receiving a personal wrapping; full-band venture (in parts) w/electric/ acoustic guitars, mandolin, e-bass, tenor horn, percussion & voc-harmonies; "dripping cap and nose" for opening-track is an impressive song w/a special, captivating athmo-whyp; on the same label as "Icarus" by Geoff Cripps & Louisa Rugg, released in '85;)
Marion Tallent Antiques (Police) EX / EX U.S.'1970 225.00
(RARE 'n unknown (?) U.S. small-label-press of utterly captivating Country-Folk-Rock gem by banjo/ guitar pickin' 'n singin' songwriter w/thick, wistful brows and the looks of a sly rogue!! ...everything he touches seems to pop up as a very original thing of its own as in  this song-bag of twelve is clearly shown! full-band venture w/acoustic/ electric guitars (12-string incl.) bass, recorder, kazoo, keyboards & percussion; mellow-down, backwoods-lounge drifts w/a country-fied Pop appeal, jazzy swing w/vintage Bop-organ khool 'n quiverin' electric-guit- leads ("the mockery") ...shaky fuzz-guitar switched on somewhere & that special athmo-sway providing the ticket for exciting fare! his voice reeks w/that Ray Davies kink plus an Al Stewart charm... before it hits the sink! ...any infos on what else this label did spawn is most welcome!!)
Ian Tamblyn Same (Posterity) M- / EX / Cc. Can'1976 125.00
(mid-70's canadian orig. print of excellent West-Coast vybed Folk-Rock album by native artist backed by full band; acoustic/electric blend, w/steel-pedal, keyboards, femme/male back-ups, fiddle, backwoodsy Chamber-string magic on "one of these days", accordion, bass, mandolin...; tasty melodic lines change hands w/roadhouse rockin' grits as found on "guitar truck drivin' man" w/strong steel-pedal work; the epic 7 minutes plus "northern journey" kindles images of travelling north-western Ontario... an athmo-packed piece w/solemn, introspective moods buildin' to a haunting passion-play w/electric-fuzz-guitar & steel-pedal & a magical violin makin' for a hovering buzz; real fine album & of a similar calibre as John Coster's "old stones, broken bones" plus a touch of Tim Rock's "backseats, bedroom & bars" ! has beauty die-cut gimmix-sleeve plus lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Eric Taylor Shameless Love (Featherbead) EX / EX U.S.'1981 125.00
(early 80's U.S.release of premier-class Singer-Songwriter album from Texas; deep, solemn moods w/ rootsy stringin' & haunting melodic lines; Nanci Griffith sings backing vocals on some songs! Eric's voice kindles some sparks reminding of Brent Titcomb! nice cello-arrangements on the epic "Joseph Cross" ballad w/lyrics enrollin' lines for a story of a native-indian charactere; Jack Kerouac is mentioned on the back sleeve; comes w/lyrics-inner-sleeve;)
Livingston Taylor Echoes (Capricorn) M- / EX / Co. U.S.'1979 28.00
(late 70's U.S. release of mellow, laid-back Singer-Songwriter/ Folk-album w/loungy air; cover of George Harrison's "if I needed someone";)
Rod Taylor Same (Asylum) EX / EX U.S.'1972 65.00
(early 70's orig. U.S. white-label-promo-print of fine Folk-Rock/ Singer-Songwriter
album reekin' w/loose picker-galore, brass- arranged slopes, good-timey boozer hymns
w/Ry Cooder crankin' some tasty licks on "sweet inspiration"; ace line-up feat. Bonn
Same (Asylum) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1972 55.00
(early 70's orig. U.S. print of fine Folk-Rock/ Singer-Songwriter album reekin' w/loose
picker-galore, brass- arranged slopes, good-timey boozer hymns w/Ry Cooder crankin'
some tasty licks on "sweet inspiration"; ace line-up feat. Bonnie Bramlett, Jesse
Roger Dean Taylor I Think Therefore I Am (Rare Earth) SS / SS Can'1970 52.00
(orig. canadian print of all-arranged album by U.S. Singer-Songwriter hittin' it big w/ "Indiana wants me" (incl.here) ..."two of us" (Lennon/McCartney) "fire & rain" (James Taylor)
I Think Therefore I Am (Rare Earth) M- / EX Can'1970 45.00
(orig. canadian print of all-arranged album by U.S. Singer-Songwriter hittin' it big w/ "Indiana wants me" (incl. here)  ..."two of us" (Lennon/McCartney) "fire & rain" (James Taylor)
I Think Therefore I Am (Rare Earth) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1970 42.00
(orig. U.S. print of all-arranged album by U.S. Singer-Songwriter hittin' it big w/ "Indiana wants me" (incl.here) ..."two of us" (Lennon/McCartney) "fire & rain" (James Taylor)
Bob Teer Traded Dreams/Keepin' My Hands Busy (Shell House) M- / M- U.S.'1981 28.00
(early 80's orig. U.S. single-release by ex WIDSITH member; West-Coasty Folk-Pop sounds w/tasty electric lead-guitar on title-track; pic-sleeve w/photo of Bob on front 'n back;)
Darryl Tesky Come With Me (Prawn) EX / EX / Co. Can'1971 225.00
(rare early 70's canadian release by native Singer/Songwriter; full-band venture w/acoustic/ electric blend, flute-leads, harmonica, drums, bass...; breezy, melodic lines ripe w/backwoodsy, rural loner/ goner moods w/athmo-kolor reminding of Carl Oglesby hitting some brighter tone! no info given as for line-up... etc.)
Peter Thom Same (United Artists) EX / EX U.S.'1972 55.00
(early 70's U.S. print of expressive Folk-Rock/ Singer-Songwriter album by canadian artist (of scottish origin) living in New York City; versatile bag of introspective, back-porch moods & shaky roadhouse grooves w/backwoodsy, swampy air plus an eastern-vybe tappin' fro' on the chamber-arranged "the newsreel"; his voice combines the insight-ponder glare of Jack Hardy w/some eccentric brows reminiscent of Roy Harper! no info given on line-up;)
Aileen & Elkin Thomas Same (Shantih) EX / EX U.S.'1981 95.00
(early 80's U.S. privat-label release from Texas; breezy, melodic Pastoral-Folk w/back-porch swayin' Country tinge, male/femme lead/ harmony vocs, six-string- & 12-string guitars, bass, banjo and tasty violin lines by David McKnight; utterly charming piece which easily could get mistaken for a late 60's/ early 70's release as for sound, vision & execution; comes w/lyircs-insert-sheet that also has photos;)
Billy Joe Thomas Same (Scepter) M- / EX / Co. U.S.'1972 55.00
(early 70's U.S. release of arranged album by texan Singer-Songwriter; many a cover here incl. 3 Mann/Weill songs (Barry Mann is featured on keyboards!) 2 selections written by Mark James of which "I get enthused" is shaky road-house-fever ball w/Hugh McCracken, Teddy Irwin and Al Gorgoni on guitars; helps bein' drawn from the Memphis Horns, Stevie Wonder (whose "happier than the morning sun" gets covered) Carole King plays piano on "a fine way to go" (yes, her own song!) ...this album is of a somewhat charming nature! nice FOC w/plenty o' pics of the participating parties on inside;)
Susan & Richard Thomas A Burst Of Life (Blue Hour) M- / M- U.S.'1974 175.00
(mid-70's U.S. privat-label-press of airy, melodic Folk-Rock album by this femme/male duo that has been teamin' up w/ Jim Spencer and hence have a certain ANONYMOUS relation!! tapestries sparklin' w/an almost ethereal, cosmic/spiritual charm, densely structured electric/ acoustic blend w/guitars, keyboards, flute, bass & percussion; elevated West-Coasty flows climaxin' on the beautiful, extended "great waters elegy" (8:32) w/hi-driven melodic lead-guitar lines & embalming harmonies; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
A Burst Of Life (Blue Hour) VG++ / EX U.S.'1974 145.00
(mid-70's U.S. privat-label-press of airy, melodic Folk-Rock album by this femme/male duo that has been teamin' up w/ Jim Spencer and hence have a certain ANONYMOUS relation!! tapestries sparklin' w/an almost ethereal, cosmic/ spiritual charm, densely structured electric/ acoustic blend w/guitars, keyboards, flute, bass & percussion; elevated West-Coasty flows climaxin' on the beautiful, extended "great waters elegy" (8:32) w/hi-driven melodic lead-guitar lines & embalming harmonies; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
A Burst Of Life (Blue Hour) SS(*) / SS U.S.'1974 210.00
(mid-70's U.S. privat-label-press of airy, melodic Folk-Rock album by this femme/male duo that has been teamin' up w/ Jim Spencer and hence have a certain ANONYMOUS relation!! tapestries sparklin' w/an almost ethereal, cosmic/ spiritual charm, densely structured electric/ acoustic blend w/guitars, keyboards, flute, bass & percussion; elevated West-Coasty flows climaxin' on the beautiful, extended "great waters elegy" (8:32) w/hi-driven melodic lead-guitar lines & embalming harmonies; w/lyrics-insert-sheet; (*) cover has a slightly bent bottom-right corner;)
Don Thompson Jupiter (Sunday Productions) EX / M- U.S.'1975 525.00
(orig. first print of mid-70's release of organik-spiritual vybed Folk-venture by Illinois Singer-Songwriter/ composer pluckin' an athmo-bannered 12-string-acoustic-guitar, creatin' floaty, fragile sceneries in Nigel Mazlyn Jones way of fondlin' earth-levitating myths w/synth-kolorz, percussion, strings, e-guitar, piano, harmonica & percussion; full-bodied visions raised from textures of sparse context w/ a voice & a vision reminding of Jamie DeFrates (2 albums on Sweet Appaloosa Records!) ...a dreamy, optimistic spree bouncin' on a jolly heartstring ...no wonder w/ a theme like this! FOC is among the most beautiful creations in fields of 20th century album-jacket-design w/a textured/silk-screened (?) space-scape! the myth of the planet is documented on the inner-fold; insert-sheet has the lyrics & a photograph/painting of the artist; a RARE album, especially in this nice shape! ...I heard that only 100 copies were pressed on 'Sunday' -label, the reprint is on 'Korona' also in 1975)
Richard Thompson Across A Crowded Room (Polydor) M- / EX D'1985 28.00
(german print of mid 80's release by ex-Fairport Convention member; w/inner-sleeve;)
Daring Adventurous (Polydor) M- / EX Can'1986 28.00
(canadian print of mid 80's release by ex-Fairport Convention member; w/inner-sleeve;)
Guitar,Vocal (Hannibal) M- / EX U.K.'198 42.00
(mid 80's (?) re-release of 1976 double-compilation-set (orig. released on Island Records) covering the life 'n times of this ex-Fairport Convention member's solo-flights (incl. a few Fairport Convention songs) ...this is a great collection of many unreleased and rare tracks, like the 13 minutes plus "Calvary Cross", "the ballad of easy rider" (Roger McGuinn) "the dark end of the street"; FOC w/infos to songs on inside;)
Hand Of Kindness (Hannibal) EX / EX D'1983 34.00
(german print of early 80's release by ex-Fairport Convention member; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Small Town Romance (Hannibal) EX / EX U.K.'1984 34.00
(U.K. print of mid 80's release by ex-Fairport Convention member; LIVE solo-album recorded at The Bottom Line and at Folk City in N.Y.C. in '82;)
Strict Tempo (Elixir) EX / EX U.K.'1981 32.00
(U.K. print of early 80's release by ex-Fairport Convention member;)
Richard & Linda Thompson First Light (Chrysalis) M- / EX U.K.'1978 34.00
(U.K. print of late 70's release by ex-Fairport Convention member;)
Hokey Pokey (Island) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1974 38.00
(mid-70's U.S. print of third album by ex-Fairport Convention guitarist/ composer/singer; FOC w/lyrics printed on inside;)
Pour Down Like Silver (Hannibal) M- / EX F'198 34.00
(80's french print (on british reissue-label) of fourth album (orig. released on Island Records in '75) by ex-Fairport Convention guitarist/ composer/singer;)
Shoot Out The Lights (Hannibal) EX / EX F'1982 34.00
(french print of early 80's release by ex-Fairport Convention member; w/inner-sleeve;)
Sunnyvista (Chrysalis) EX / EX U.K.'1979 32.00
(U.K. print of late 70's release by ex-Fairport Convention member;)
Brent Titcomb Same (Manohar) EX / EX Can'1977 325.00
(this album marks a special spot in fields of Organik-Spiritual songsmithin' as it is graced w/an elevated air that reeks w/the reverberration of a rare protein and I declare it as EXPERIENCE! its ingredients are made of world-ethno-trance, electric Folk-Rock & fermented dream-traveller-diary-runes! vibes of passion concealin' an elementary yearn wrappin' itself up into a breeze of deep concern... the sparklin' of dew on yet-to-come- fern! ..."Cassandra" (written by Bob Carpenter, a fellow native songsmith I personally rate among the most gifted ones!) sez' it all!! ...a silvery heartstring w/the scent of rare king's foil... a hymn to life and its mortal coil! "full moon in pisces" cuts deep into the mystic's den w/earthpoundin' groove... hipnotik, menacing & riding waves of archetypal soothe! ...like a myriad of drug-thistles shakin' off their demon-thorns! "oh, great provider" is mere gospel-mantra-holler w/jaws-harp, native-indian groove 'n voices like belly-dancin' throats! ...every track worth a description indeed but I'll leave it to the listener what he may meet! ...produced by Tommy Graham! cover has a photo of Brently and the lines on his face betray him for somebody who's been THERE!)
Alan Trajan Firm Roots (Breeder Backtrack) M / M A'2001 55.00
(euro-reprint of strong Blues-oriented late 60's Singer-Songwriter album by scots pianist/singer w/a voice combining the deep, sonorous existenial wail of Gary Brooker (!) w/the harsh tone of Joe Cocker (minus the shriek!) ...his cover of Davis Ackles' "down river" and his own "this might be my last number" (which could easily get mistaken for a lost Brooker/P-Harum song complete w/organ!!) demonstrate the potential of Trajan, the songsmith 'n singer; 3 Bob Dylan covers:"girl from the north country", "highway 51 blues" and "Corrina, Corrina"; full band accompanied venture w/truly fine moments that will grab you rite w/repeated listen! orig. released on MCA-Records;)
Happy Traum Relax Your Mind (Kicking Mule) EX / EX U.K.'1976 52.00
(U.K. print of mid-70's release by fine U.S. singer-songwriter strummin' the 6- & 12-string acoustic guitar w/ voice, assisted by Patrick Alger on mandolin (on some selections) ...all trad-americana Folk-Blues incl. "John Henry", "worried blues", "gypsy Davey", "when first unto this country"...; comes w/nice booklet w/ notes and tuning to songs printed!)
Happy And Artie Traum Same (Capitol) M- / M- U.S.'1970 95.00
(orig. U.S. green-label-print of superb debut album by this U.S. Singer-Songwriter duo recorded in Nashville w/such renowned session-/studio-cats as Ken Buttrey, Weldon Myrick, Eric Kaz on harmonica, Jerry Corrigan on drums, Buddy Spicher, Bobby Thompson on dobro...; a strikin' bag reekin' w/genuine Woodstock-Big-Pink cabin-fever, rustic, backwoodsy americana charm chock-full of BAND-magic and all the rite moves creepin' the liver! incl. an ace version of "going down to see Bessie" (Rick Danko/Robbie Robertson); Tracy Nelson (of Mother Earth) sings on "uncle Jedd say"; uncut sleeve & in top shape!!)
Amanda Trees Same (Poppy) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1972 75.00
(stoned, eccentric Chamber-Folk w/ozz-cyll8tin' hi-tone femme vocal peaks shrouded bywithfrominto ethereal flute wafts & percussively retsrained sunstorms plus quirky effects; most trax are made of guitar, space 'n voice only... She should have done an album w/Jim Holberg(Mij) on E.S.P.; thick FOC w/ photo of her and a most revealing painting;)
Jack Treese The John Leroy Album (Saravah) EX / EX F'1976 110.00
(mid-70's french orig. release by british/ american(?) Songwriter/ guitar-stringer gone w/hippie-vybed pastoral songs w/ band backing feat. Jim Cuomo & Annie The Hat (of Spoils of War, Mormos!) ...stoned backwoodsy strummin' w/cello, femme vocals, piano, clarinet, guitar, flute, spoons...; all self-penned songs and sung in english tongue; FOC w/lyrics printed inside;)
Maitro The Truffle Man (Saravah) M- / M- F'1977 125.00
(70's french orig. release by british/ american(?) Songwriter/ guitar-stringer gone sparse-arranged hippie-vybed pastoral songs w/ band backing feat. Jim Cuomo (of Spoils of War, Mormos!) playin' saz on the haunting eastern-fade-glow dazed "the moon-eyed code"; ...stoned backwoodsy strummin' w/cello, stand-up bass, sax, banjo, guitar...; all self-penned songs and sung in english tongue; top shape;)
Same (RCA) EX / EX F'1980 65.00
(orig. french print of 1980 release by british/american (?) Folk-barde living in France; banjo-driven americana vybed song-bag w/sparse accompaniments incl. drums, bass, guitar, voice...; opening trackis the haunting "les fleurs du mal";)
Alan Tripp Jericho (Skyline) M / M- U.S.'1983 52.00
(80's U.S. privat-label-print of local California Singer-Songwriter album... gentle, relaxed guitar-strummin' w/ warm vocs & a message carried on spiritual, insight-ponder wings;)
William Truckaway Breakaway (Warner Brothers) VG++ / EX U.S.'1971 75.00
(orig. U.S. white-label-promo-print of fine West-Coast-Folk/Singer-Songwriter album feat. a classy line-up w/Ed Bogas (string arrangements, violin, mandolin, Terry Dolan (of later Terry & The Pirates fame!) on 12-string guitar, Buddy Emmons on steel-guitar, Richard Greene on electric violin, David Hayes (e-bass) Charles Lloyd on flute, Norm Mayell (of Sopwith Camel) on drums and he also plays sitar and tamboura on the nice "I go slow"; "leave it there" is haunting Gospel-Folk w/ captivating back-up-vocs and the droning of a moog!utterly relaxed, hippie-vybed, backporch-lounge moods à la mellow Sopwith Camel (" the miraculous hump..." -period) William's voice lies in the confluence of the flavour-streams of Larry Murray & Lawrence Hammond; comes w/lyrics-insert-sheet; promo-sticker on back cover; comes w/ a white-label- promo single (Reprise 0966) in EX shape; 2 albums-tracks: "I go slow" + "be the one"; no sleeve;)
Duncan Tuck It's All Done With Mirrors (No Label) EX / EX U.S.'197 95.00
(orig. later-in-the-70's U.S. press of fine Singer-Songwriter album(recorded LIVE) from Colorado; acoustic-12- string-guitar strummin' graced w/ a technical brilliance w/mellow, urging voice kindlin' tapestries of out-west americana acres and beyond; superb version of "codine", "ghost riders in the sky", his rendition of "california dreamin'" has a hooky flamenco touch and gets masterfully jammed out!)
Malagueña (TL) EX / VG++ U.S.'1974 95.00
(orig. mid-70's U.S. press of fine Singer-Songwriter album from Colorado; acoustic-12-string-guitar strummin' graced w/ a technical brilliance w/mellow, urging voice kindlin' tapestries of out-west americana acres w/poetic air and a mind for historical dimension as on the haunting "box trilogy", a song in 4 parts, incl. Bob Gibson's "first batallion", Hamilton Camp's "yes, I see" & Shel Silverstein's "two brothers"...; back cover is autographed by the artist;)
Valdy Country Man (Haida) EX / EX Can'1972 75.00
(early 70's orig. canadian release by native Singer-Songwriter/ Folk-Rock barde w/band backing feat. Jim Gordon on drums, Max Bennett on bass, Brett Wade on guitars & Claire Lawrence (of Collectors, Chilliwack) on organ & flute; tasty backwoodsy song-bag incl. covers of "rainmaker" (Harry Nilsson/Martin) ... 2 Bruce Cockburn songs;)
Landscapes (Haida) EX / EX Can'1973 75.00
(orig. canadian print of 2nd album by native Singer-Songwriter/ Folk-Rock barde w/great line-up backing feat. Larry Carlton, Ron Tutt, John Guerin, Joe Sample, Claire Lawrence (of The Collectors, Chilliwack) ...more lounge-vibed, drifty West-Coast/Fusion-oriented than his debut; incl. the haunting "gypsy ways" -track evoking images of native indian myth-shackles! FOC w/impressive paining on inside;)
Dino Valente Dino (Epic) EX / EX U.S.'1968 175.00
(orig. white-label promo MONO print of truly fascinating solo-album by Quicksilver Messenger Service lead- singer ...lysergically bent Acid-Folk mistrelsy w/ an aura not unlike the magical "color by number"-album by Jim Holmberg (MIJ) on Esp-disk! Dino's voice rides sunny crest windjammer bliss in marin-soaked gigolo-bandolero manner... distant, echoey electric-drowse... a black-burnt scarecrow swarmed over by ethereal hoarse-flies and a banner w/yearn-petaled ties, forgotten epistles overlooked by fevered eyes of a mermaid's spouse! incl. a great version of "me and my uncle"; Ralph J. Gleason wrote the liner notes;)
Dino (Epic) EX / EX / Co. Can'1968 175.00
(orig. canadian stereo print of truly fascinating solo-album by Quicksilver Messenger Service lead- singer... lysergically bent Acid-Folk mistrelsy w/ an aura not unlike the magical "color by number"-album by Jim Holmberg (MIJ) on Esp-disk! Dino's voice rides sunny crest windjammer bliss in marin-soaked gigolo-bandolero manner... distant, echoey electric-drowse... a black-burnt scarecrow swarmed over by ethereal hoarse-flies and a banner w/yearn-petaled ties, forgotten epistles overlooked by fevered eyes of a mermaid's spouse! incl. a great version of "me and my uncle"; Ralph J. Gleason wrote the liner notes;)
Sal Valentino Friends And Lovers (Warner Brothers) / EX U.S.'196 65.00
(U.S. white-label-promo 7-arts-label press of RARE mid-60's single by the voice of THE BEAU BRUMMELS! hooky, laid-back Folk-Pop w/Chamber- Lounge-Jazz  arrangements! produced by Lenny Waronker and Van Dyke Parks; mono(*) & stereo versions(*) label only states stereo though... no sleeve;)
Dave Van Ronk Black Mountain Blues (Folkways) EX / EX U.S.'1968 65.00
(U.S. late 60's black-label reprint (in stereo and different cover) of late 50's release (entitled "sings ballads, blues & a spiritual") by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; incl. "Duncan & Brady", "black mountain blues", "twelve gates to the city", "K. C.moan", "John Henry"...;)
Folksinger (Prestige) EX / EX U.S.'196 55.00
(U.S. 2nd-label print (w/logo on top) of early 60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ... deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; incl. "Cocaine blues", "fixin' to die", "he was a friend of mine", "Stackalee", "poor Lazarus" ... ;)
Folksinger (Prestige International) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'196 95.00
(U.S. orig. orange-label first-print (in MONO) of early 60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly!... deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; incl. "Cocaine blues", "fixin' to die", "he was a friend of mine", "Stackalee", "poor Lazarus"...;)
Folksinger (Prestige Folklore) VG+(+) / VG++ U.S.'196 75.00
(U.S. orig. green-label MONO slightly-later-print of early 60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; incl. "Cocaine blues", "fixin' to die", "he was a friend of mine", "Stackalee", "poor Lazarus"...;)
Gambler's Blues (Verve Folkways) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'196 75.00
(U.S. late 60's reprint in orig. MONO (but different sleeve) of late 50's release (on Folkways) by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; incl. "Duncan & Brasy", "black mountain blues", "twelve gates to the city", "K. C.moan", "John Henry";)
Inside (Prestige) M / M I'1983 42.00
(80's italian reprint (in exact sleeve as orig. issue) of mid-60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; Dave plays 6- & 12-string guitar, banjo, dulcimer & autoharp and sings; songs incl. "talking cancer blues", "fair & tender ladies", "Kentucky moonshiner", "I buyed me a little dog"...; notes by Dave himself;)
Inside (Prestige) EX / EX U.S.'1964 65.00
(U.S. 2nd-label-print (w/logo on top) of mid-60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly!... deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; Dave plays 6- & 12-string guitar, banjo, dulcimer & autoharp and sings; songs incl. "talking cancer blues", "fair & tender ladies", "Kentucky moonshiner", "I buyed me a little dog"...; notes by Dave himself;)
Inside (Prestige) VG++ / EX U.S.'1964 55.00
(U.S. 2nd-label-print (w/logo on top) of mid-60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; Dave plays 6- & 12-string guitar, banjo, dulcimer & autoharp and sings; songs incl. "talking cancer blues", "fair & tender ladies", "Kentucky moonshiner", "I buyed me a little dog"...; notes by Dave himself;)
No Dirty Names (Verve Folkways) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 65.00
(U.S. orig. MONO print of mid-60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly!... deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; w/band backing feat. Dave Woods on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, Barry Kornfeld at the organ... plus screams by Terri Van Ronk & John Court; incl. a great version of Weill's "Alabama song" w/additional lines by Dave, "zen koans gonna rise again", "keep it clean", "Statesboro Blues"... back-sleeve has an interview w/the artist;)
Sings (Folkways) M- / EX U.S.'1961 95.00
(U.S. blue-label orig. print of early 60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly!... deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; incl."bed bug blues", "see my grave is kept clean", "sweet substitute", "hootchie kootchie man"...; beauty sleeve-design by Eric Von Schmidt, w/descriptive inside pocket notes;)
Sings Ballads,Blues & A Spiritual (Folkways) EX / EX U.S.'1959 75.00
(U.S. blue-label orig. print of late 50's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; incl. "Duncan & Brasy", "black mountain blues", "twelve gates to the city", "K. C.moan", "John Henry"...; black/orange cover design; sorry, no insert;)
Sings The Blues (Verve Folkways) EX / M- U.S.'196 65.00
(mid-60's reprint of early 60's album (released as "sings" on Folkways(FA 2393) by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; incl."bed bug blues", "see my grave is kept clean", "sweet substitute", "hootchie kootchie man"...; sleeve-design differs from the orig. release; Eric Von Schmidt contributes some liners;)
Somebody Else,Not Me (Philo) EX / M- / Cc. U.S.'1980 52.00
(U.S. print of 1980 release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...this bag's reekin' w/ most authentic grits... just his growlin' voice and acoustic wooden box strollin' thru' a fine gathering of songs incl. "pastures of plenty"(!) "John Hurt" (Tom Paxton) "letter to Woody" (Bob Dylan) "Casey Jones" (Furrey Lewis) "sportin' life" (Brownie McGhee)
Songs For Ageing Children (Cadet) EX / M- U.S.'1973 65.00
(U.S. white-label-promo-print of 70's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...and it's a mix-bag here stretching from forlorn-vybe chamber-Folk, ragged guitar strummin', trad-anglo sea-longer moods to straight rockin' barrom-shakin' grooves w/ plugged combo backing as on a great electric version of "Duncan & Brady"; cover of "green rocky road", "river" (Joni Mitchell) "candy man"...;)
Songs For Ageing Children (Cadet) SS / SS / Co. U.S.'1973 42.00
(U.S. 2nd-print of 70's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...and it's a mix-bag here stretching from forlorn-vybe chamber-Folk, ragged guitar strummin', trad-anglo sea-longer moods to straight rockin' barrom-shakin' grooves w/ plugged combo backing as on a great electric version of "Duncan & Brady"; cover of "green rocky road", "river" (Joni Mitchell) "candy man"...;)
Sunday Street (Philo) M- / M- U.S.'1976 75.00
(U.S. print of mid 70's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...this bag's reekin' w/ most authentic grits ...just his growlin' voice and acoustic wooden box strollin' thru' a fine gathering of songs incl. "that'll never happen no more (written by a real oscure Blues- charactere by the name of Blind Blake) "down south blues" (by Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell) "the pearls" (written by Jelly Roll Morton as a piano solo) "maple leaf rag" (composed by Scott Joplin and published in 1899) ...Van Ronk produced this album himself!)
Van Ronk (Polydor) EX / M- U.S.'1971 65.00
(U.S. print of early 70's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...and it's chamber-string-arranged song-bag here rendin' some sort of bent Pop edge w/his voice crawling thru' covers of Leonard Cohen's "bird on the wire", Randy Newman's "I think it's gonna rain today", "urge for going" (Joni Mitchell) a Brecht-song & Jaques Brel's "port of Amsterdam"; w/photo-insert-sheet; Anne Friedman did a nice painting for front-cover!)
Van Ronk (Polydor) EX / M- U.S.'1971 75.00
(U.S. white-label-promo print of early 70's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...and it's chamber-string-arranged song-bag here rendin' some sort of bent Pop edge w/his voice crawling thru' covers of Leonard Cohen's "bird on the wire", Randy Newman's "I think it's gonna rain today", "urge for going" (Joni Mitchell) a Brecht-song & Jaques Brel's "port of Amsterdam"; w/photo-insert-sheet; Anne Friedman did a nice painting for front-cover!)
Your Basic Dave Van Ronk Album (Aural Tradition) / M- Can'198 85.00
(obscure canadian release in the 80's (?) by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...appears to my ears that these songs here are 80's recordings(!!) performed the way it was in the late 50's/early 60's!! ...mean to say, Dave takes a deep dive back into rootsy soil w/  great versions of "Cocaine blues", "St. James Infirmary", "Stagolee"(!), "sportin' life blues" ...; his voice is still there ...oh, yess!... comes in plain white sleeve, no infos at all save tracks listed on the label which sez' "Vancouver Folk Music Festival Recordings"(!?)
Dave Van Ronk And The Hudson Dusters
Same (Verve Forecast) VG+ / VG+(+) U.S.'196 34.00
(orig. U.S. print of late 60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer-Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...the menue here is electric Folk-Rock (w/band backing) and Dave fondles some flowery Hippie-turf; produced by Barry Kornfeld and Dave Woods arranged;)
Same (Verve Forecast) EX / EX U.S.'196 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of late 60's release by this legendary & influental U.S. Singer- Songwriter of dutch-irish descent raised on the parallel earthiness of old Negro and Country-Blues discovered thru' scratchy records by Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis and inevitably Leadbelly! ...deep down rootsy americana stringin' & singin' w/ a most expressive ruff-throated voice and treadin' versatile lanes as for styles & its executions; ...the menue here is electric Folk-Rock (w/band backing) and Dave fondles some flowery Hippie-turf; produced by Barry Kornfeld and Dave Woods arranged;)
Toni Vescoli So Gedacht,Heut' Nacht (Image) M / M- CH'1976 42.00
(mid-70's release by ex-leader of the legendary swiss 60's Garage-Beat combo Les Sauterelles; Singer-Songwriter album w/band accompaniments... banjo, accordion, flute, clarinet, brass...; Max Lässer plays 12-string guitar and Andreas Vollenweider on flute; sung in german tongue; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
So Gedacht,Heut' Nacht (Image) SS / SS CH'1976 52.00
(mid-70's release by ex-leader of the legendary swiss 60's Garage-Beat combo Les Sauterelles; Singer- Songwriter album w/band accompaniments... banjo, accordion, flute, clarinet, brass...; Max Lässer plays 12-string guitar and Andreas Vollenweider on flute; sung in german tongue; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Kevin Vicalvi & Denis Dela Gorgendiere
Songs From Down The Hall (Starizon Studio) M- / M- U.S.'1974 175.00
(rare mid-70's U.S. privat-label press of quality West-Coast-vybed Folk-Rock by 2 guys w/ help from some friends on drums'n femme vocs; lofty sound-scape w/acoustic/ electric guitars, harmonica, piano, bass and tasty arrangements and captivating voc-harmonies; "achin' in my heart" is top-level rural-roadhouse guitar-jam wonder w/a FLOW! recorded from '70 to '74; comes in plain-white card-board-jacket w/ poster-wrapper having a picture of the duo and lyrics printed over-leaf;)
Victoria Secret Of The Bloom (San Francisco) M- / EX / Co. U.S.'1970 65.00
(orig. U.S. print (on Atlantic sub-label) of delicate Folk-Rock sounds(spreading ethereal vibes) by this femme singer-songwriter recorded in San Francisco w/renowned session-/studio cats from Nashville feat. David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, Kenny Buttrey, Weldon Myrick, Bob Thompson, Buddy Spicher...; Ed Bogas and Kenneth Goldsmith play violins, Ron Wells on guitar; comes with lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Vincent Wild Strawberries (Audem) EX / M- U.S.'197 SOLD
(mid-70's (?) U.S. small-label release of fine, pastoral-vybed Folk-Rock w/West-Coasty Country-tinge 'n sky-bound, airy flatter; full-combo venture w/acoustic/electric guitars, harmonica, mandolin, keyboards, subtle synth-effects, percussion 'n bass; Vincent is Vinnie Contreas and his voice reminds of some early-period Al Stewart in spots; khool card-board-jacked w/ 'em strawberries painted nicely!!)
Eric Von Schmidt 2nd Right,3rd Row (Poppy) M- / EX / Cc. U.S.'1971 75.00
(early 70's orig. U.S. release of eccentric Folk-bardery by this legendary U.S. Singer-Songwriter/ artist who has been around long before the Village became a greenery! his voice is soaked w/ a bloozed ramble-fever, his temper as vivid as a bearded hurdy-gurdy on hot coals and the song-lines he kindles is an open inviation to "the glad, sad, mad, biting, exciting, frightening, crabby, happy, enlightening, hugging, chugging world of Eric Von Schmidt" (as Dylan puts it on the sticker on the front-cover of this album) ...full-band accompaniments feat. Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Amos Garrett, Ben Keith, Paul Butterfield, Billy Mundi, Jim Rooney, Jim Colegrove...; comes w/6-page-fold-insert-sheet w/vintage photos & a letter by Eric addressed to Poppy Industries Inc.!!)
2nd Right,3rd Row (Poppy) M- / M- U.S.'1971 95.00
(early 70's orig. U.S. release of eccentric Folk-bardery by this legendary U.S. Singer-Songwriter/ artist who has been around long before the Village became a greenery! his voice is soaked w/ a bloozed ramble-fever, his temper as vivid as a bearded hurdy-gurdy on hot coals and the song-lines he kindles is an open inviation to "the glad, sad, mad, biting, exciting, frightening, crabby, happy, enlightening, hugging, chugging world of Eric Von Schmidt" (as Dylan puts it on the sticker on the front-cover of this album) ...full-band accompaniments feat. Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Amos Garrett, Ben Keith, Paul Butterfield, Billy Mundi, Jim Rooney, Jim Colegrove...; comes w/6-page-fold-insert-sheet w/vintage photos & a letter by Eric addressed to Poppy Industries Inc.!!)
Champagne Don't Hurt Me,Baby (Philo) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1978 75.00
(late 70's orig. U.S. release of eccentric Folk-Rock-bardery by this legendary U.S. Singer-Songwriter/ artist who has been around long before the Village became a greenery! his voice is soaked w/ a bloozed ramble-fever, his temper as vivid as a bearded hurdy-gurdy on hot coals and the song-lines he kindles is an open inviation to "the glad, sad, mad, biting, exciting, frightening, crabby, happy, enlightening, hugging, chugging world of Eric Von Schmidt" (as Dylan put it somewhere) ...full-band accompaniments feat. Geoff Muldaur, Jim Rooney, Billy Mundi, Chance Browne, Darleen Wilson on vocs...; the sleeve-art was created by Hieronymous (!?) Von Schmidt and is a fantastic adaption of that famous Bosch painting... it just has to be seen!!!)
Who Knocked The Brains Out Of The Sky? (Smash) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1969 75.00
(late 60's orig. U.S. release of eccentric Folk-bardery by this legendary U.S. Singer-Songwriter/ artist who has been around long before the Village became a greenery! his voice is soaked w/ a bloozed ramble-fever, his temper as vivid as a bearded hurdy-gurdy on hot coals and the song-lines he kindles is an open inviation to "the glad, sad, mad, biting, exciting, frightening, crabby, happy, enlightening, hugging, chugging world of Eric Von Schmidt" (as Dylan puts it in the liner-notes to this album) ...full-band accompaniments feat. Mike Rubini on piano, Earl Palmer on drums, dobro by James Burton, Lyle Ritz on e- bass, David Cohen, James Gordon & some Louis Killen involvement; Chamber-string arrangements on "the wooden man";)

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