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Barbara Dickson - B4 74 - The Folkclub Tapes (2CD)

Genre: Folk
Release Date: 15th January 2013

Label: Chariot
Catalogue Number: CTVP006CD
Price: $14.49
Available: In Stock

Barbara Dickson - B4 74 - The Folkclub Tapes
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Long before Barbara found fame in the theatre and as a pop singer, she spent many years as a folk singer on the folk circuit, playing in the clubs and pubs of Scotland and England.

These forty recordings over two discs gather together many rare recordings taken of Barbara performing in the folk clubs of the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s. The songs have been taken from a variety of sources and as a result the sound quality does vary, but they represent a fascinating snapshot of Barbara from the very earliest days of her career.

''There’s a song by Gallagher and Lyle, there’s James Taylor, there’s a lot of songs that I chose to sing at that time, because I was never entirely committed to singing traditional music,” Barbara says.

“A lot of people I knew only sang traditional music, but I didn’t feel that way. I just had a fairly Catholic taste in music and I think it comes over in the choices of the songs on this double CD. I’m very proud of the choices I made and the songs that I chose to sing.”

Included are the original versions of many favourites in Barbara’s repertoire which she has chosen to revisit in recent years including ‘Jamie Raeburn’, ‘The January Man’ and ‘O’er the Water tae Charlie’.

“Barbara Dickson [is] a folk-scene phenomenon. This raw double set of reel-to-reel recordings from 1969-73 finds her precision-engineered phrasing and perfectly poised voice, an egoless vessel that contains the old songs' sentiments, set against her stark acoustic guitar in audibly rapt back rooms. This alternate-earth Barbara Dickson is a shadowy legend, ripe for rediscovery.”

(The Sunday Times)


False Lover Won Back
Something's Wrong
The Poachers
Fit Can a Young Lassie?
The Laird o' the Dainty Dounby
Jamie Raeburn
Steamboat Row
Jock o' Hazeldean
Fareweel tae Whisky
Fareweel tae Whisky pt2
A Parcel of Rogues
Johnnie Cope
Dainty Davie
The Rigs o' Rye
Lord Franklin
Call on Me

The Plooman Laddies
The Early Morning Rain
Do Right Woman
Love of My Life
Something's Wrong
Spoken word/Bob White
Highland Harry
The January Man
The Enniskillen Dragoons
O'er the Water tae Charlie
The Dreadnought
I am Lonely, I am Lost
The Blacksmith
Gartan Mother's Lullaby
The Band o' Shearers
The Seeds of Love
Westron Wynd
The Shipyard Apprentice
The Foggy Dew
Spoken Word/NK
Sullivan's John
Spoken Word/Bob White


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