‘Our tribute to the music made in the U.S. between 1927 and 1948. Not only traditional genres (blues, old-time, Cajun), but also the music that was brought by the boatloads of immigrants coming to these shores.’
The first Mississippi compilation, back in print after seven years! Lovely and moving collection of vintage country blues, full of dread.
‘I went through my Japanese period, my Indian period, now this is my Persian period. I really love classical Persian music: Hindu raga, in a Persian way.’ Piano, guitar, singing: truly transcendent stuff from 1974.
‘My favourite singer in the place was Karen Dalton. Karen had a voice like Billie Holiday’s and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed’ (Bob Dylan); ‘Without a doubt, she is my favourite singer’ (Devendra Banhart).
Thoughtful, evocative songs by Charlotte Greig and Anthony Reynolds, with Euros Childs and Richard James (formerly of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci), Jon Langford the Mekon, Laura J. Martin and co. Lovingly presented.
Field recordings made by Peter Kennedy and Sean O’Brien in 1952-3. Music from Fermanagh and Donegal, featuring the Tunneys; fiddle, tin whistle and ceili-band dance music; travellers outdoors, near Belfast.
1955 field recordings made by Peter Kennedy: fiddles, tin whistle, accordion.
One-of-a-kind, legendary, psych-folk masterpiece, originally out on Kapp in 1970.
Revered, out-of-it, haunted, psych folk 1969 solo album by former member of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape (who dropped some LSD and motorcycyled from California to the Nashville studio, in his pyjamas).