Mid-60s London, and one Andrew Loog Oldham, Rolling Stones manager, trawls the city for pretty girls who want to sing. One is Marianne Faithfull. I pass her by like the idle wind, heeding her not.
Another of his finds rose to fame in New York before a long, drug-fuelled decline and an early death. A third lived quietly in the country, raised children and found acclaim only twenty five years later.
Mr Loog Oldham presents :
Nico - I''m Not Sayin
Vashti Bunyan - Some Things Just Stick In your Mind
Here's a few folkies I missed in the previous posts.
The wonderful Shirley Collins - perhaps an acquired taste but a lasting one.
Big-eyed, quizzical looks and another pure voice - Pentangle's Jacqui McShee.
A woman I could listen to till the cows come home - Mary Black.
Perfect voice for the song - the late Lal Waterson sings 'To Make You Stay". What a pity her "Fine Horseman" is not out there.
Finding an affordable recording of Tex Ritter's 'Old Paint' - and it's got to be the really gritty, primitive version Hank Wangford played on his Radio 2 series "Ghengis Khan Was A Cowboy Too" - is difficult. I have no idea who mmcs122 (aka Molly from Nashville) is, but this version by her is, while not at all gritty, quite charming.
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