The Young Tradition with Shirley & Dolly Collins – The Holly Bears The Crown

The Holly Bears the Crown The Young Tradition with Shirley & Dolly Collins Originally recorded 1969 but unreleased (see below) Fledg’ling Records FLED 3006 (CD, UK, October 30, 1995)   Recorded in London in 1969 (but shelved because of the Young Tradition’s break-up); Produced by John Gilbert Mastered by Dennis Blackham at Porkys, London Photography by Brian Shuel Cover artwork by David Suff Musicians Peter Bellamy, vocals; Shirley Collins, vocals; Dolly Collins, portative organ; Adam Skeaping, violone; Rod Skeaping, bass … Continue reading

The Three Suns – A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas! (1959)

The Three Suns – A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas! Original release 1959, RCA Victor LSP-2054 2015 reissue, Real Gone Music: RGM-0395   01 Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (2:04) 02 Skater’s Waltz (2:56) 03 The Chipmunk Song (2:03) 04 White Christmas (3:06) 05 Ding Dong Dandy Christmas (2:54) 06 The Christmas Song (2:31) 07 Russian Sleigh Song (2:39) 08 Jingle Bells (2:41) 09 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (2:20) 10 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:00) … Continue reading

Claudja Barry – Sweet Dynamite (1977) (Salsoul SRZ-5512)

Claudja Barry Sweet Dynamite 1977 Salsoul Records SZS 5512 US Pressing A1 Love For The Sake Of Love 7:53 A2 Sweet Dynamite 7:22 B1 Dance, Dance, Dance 6:43 B2 Live A Little Bit 3:28 B3 Why Must A Girl Like Me 7:21 Phonographic Copyright (p) – Salsoul Record Corp. Manufactured By – Caytronics Distributed By – Caytronics Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs Credits Backing Vocals – Claudia Schwarz, Roberta Kelly, Stefan Zauner Bass – Dave King, Gary Unwin Drums … Continue reading

Marcos Valle – Vontade de Rever Você (1981) (2017 RSD – ViNiLiSSSiMO)

Marcos Valle Vontade De Rever Você Reissue April 22, 2017 ViNiLiSSSiMO MR-SSS 546 Special release for Record Store Day Original Release 1981 Som Livre 403.6224   01 – A Paraíba Não É Chicago     4:35 (Laudir de Oliveira, Ware, Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle, Cetera) 02 – Bicho No Cio     4:35 (Leon Ware, Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle) 03 Velhos Surfistas Querendo Voar     4:35 (Leon Ware, Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle) 04 – Campina Grande    3:22 … Continue reading

Wolfmoon – Wolfmoon (1973) (featuring Swamp Dogg)

  Wolfmoon Wolfmoon 1973 Fungus FB 25149 01 Cloak Of Many Colors 02 If He Walked Today 03 My Kinda People 04 If I Had A Hammer 05 People Get Ready 06 Proud Mary 07   God Bless 08 What Is Heaven For 09 Treasures That I Found 10 The Artist Artwork By – George Reeder Jr Coordinator – Yvonne Williams Deadwax matrix runout info: SIDE A: F-25149-A-RE-1-11-1 SIDE B: F-25149-B-1-11-1 p@ D PR T-2Producer – Jerry Williams Jr. Lineage: Fungus … Continue reading

Shirley & Dolly Collins – The Harvest Years (2008) (Anthems In Eden / Love, Death & The Lady)

Shirley & Dolly Collins The Harvest Years 2008 EMI (UK) 50999 2 28404 2 4   A brand new documentary, The Ballad of Shirley Collins, directed by Rob Curry and Tim Pliester – was just released to rave reviews in the UK.  Since I sadly don’t live there yet, I can’t see it and am not sure when I will have the chance.  Meanwhile I am getting my hands on Curry & Pliester’s other film about Morris dancers, “Way of … Continue reading