Tags » Richard Thompson

The Rails "Bonny Portmore"

Bonny Portmore is an Irish traditional folk song which laments the demise of Ireland’s old oak forests, specifically the Great Oak of Portmore or the Portmore Ornament Tree, which fell in a windstorm in 1760 and was subsequently used for shipbuilding and other purposes. 165 more words

50+(3)

B/C Jan 14 2017
1.Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds-Skeleton Tree
2.Bill Fay-Jesus Etc
3.Alien Envoy-Small Loads
4.Scott Walker-Farmer in the City
5.Roy Harper-January Man… 39 more words

Richard Thompson Sings "Beeswing"

Listen to this track by British folk-rock storyteller and guitar hero Richard Thompson. It’s “Beeswing”, a cut off of his 1994 album Mirror Blue. That record had him working with producer Mitchell Froom, who helmed the boards for his celebrated record… 782 more words

Music

"Matty Groves" by Fairport Convention

With deep roots in the mountains of north Georgia, young Hedy West presented authenticity and authority in her singing of old time folk music.  By the early 1960s she had become a mainstay of the growing traditional music revival in America, having written the often-covered “500 Miles” and dazzling audiences with… 939 more words

Folk Music

soundstreamsunday: "Matty Groves" by Fairport Convention

With deep roots in the mountains of north Georgia, young Hedy West presented authenticity and authority in her singing of old time folk music.  By the early 1960s she had become a mainstay of the growing traditional music revival in America, having written the often-covered “500 Miles” and dazzling audiences with… 943 more words

Soundstreamsunday

Song of the Day, December 23: Walking Through A Wasted Land by Richard Thompson

Today’s song is a standout from the album that launched the third phase of Richard Thompson’s career. He left Fairport Convention — a band he helped found — after five albums, moving on to an early solo disc and a series of recordings with his wife, Linda. 108 more words

Song Of The Day

872. bird town

With Pere Ubu on hiatus for a while in the 1980s, main man David Thomas had plenty of room to move. And move he did through all manner of possibilities with 1983’s… 45 more words

All Vinyl Apocalypse