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Options December 24, 2019: Kinda Like Christmas: The U.K. (& Irish) Folk Rock Special

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
The Incredible String Band  The Circle Is Unbroken   Options Wee Tam & The Big Huge  Elektra  1968  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Beggars' Hill  If You'd Been There   Options Beggars' Hill  RE: Talking Elephant  1976  0:04:37 (Pop‑up)
Shelagh McDonald  City's Cry   Options Stargazer  RE: Mooncrest  1971  0:08:19 (Pop‑up)
Vashti Bunyan  Glow Worms   Options Just Another Diamond Day  RE: Spinney  1970  0:10:50 (Pop‑up)
Bridget St. John  If You'd Been There   Options Songs for the Gentle Man  RE: See for Miles  1971  0:13:05 (Pop‑up)
Fairport Convention  She Moves Through the Fair   Options What We Did on Our Holidays  Island  1969  0:17:13 (Pop‑up)
Tír na nÓg  Down Day   Options A Tear and a Smile  Chrysalis  1972  0:21:24 (Pop‑up)
Trees  Road   Options The Garden of Jane Delawney  RE: BGO  1970  0:27:13 (Pop‑up)
Spirogyra  Disraeli's Problem   Options Old Boot Wine  RE: Repertoire  1972  0:35:10 (Pop‑up)
Chris Coombs & Lightyears Away  Melanie – Merlin Est   Options Gagalactyca  RE: Kissing Spell  1971  0:39:24 (Pop‑up)
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre  The Kettering Song   Options The Asmoto Running Band  Dandelion  1971  0:45:33 (Pop‑up)
Sunforest  All in Good Time   Options Sound of Sunforest  Deram  1969  0:49:26 (Pop‑up)
Shirley & Dolly Collins  Plains of Waterloo   Options Love, Death and the Lady  RE: BGO  1970  0:53:12 (Pop‑up)
John Renbourn  The Earle of Salisbury   Options Sir John Alot...  RE: Shanachie  1968  1:01:16 (Pop‑up)
Spriguns  Time Will Pass   Options Time Will Pass  RE: Esoteric  1977  1:02:36 (Pop‑up)
C.O.B.  Eleven Willows   Options Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart  RE: Radioactive  1972  1:05:04 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Fresh As a Sweet Sunday Morning   Options L.A. Turnaround  Charisma  1974  1:10:48 (Pop‑up)
Fotheringay  The Sea   Options Fotheringay  Island  1970  1:14:40 (Pop‑up)
Pentangle  Let No Man Steal Your Thyme   Options The Pentangle  RE: Castle  1968  1:20:10 (Pop‑up)
Shide & Acorn  Eleanor's Song   Options Under the Tree  RE: Kissing Spell  1971  1:22:55 (Pop‑up)
Forest  Bluebell Dance   Options Full Circle  RE: BGO  1970  1:25:38 (Pop‑up)
Comus  The Herald   Options First Utterance  Dawn  1971  1:28:47 (Pop‑up)
Third Ear Band  Fleance   Options Music from Macbeth  RE: BGO  1972  1:40:56 (Pop‑up)
Tír na nÓg  Aberdeen Angus   Options Tir Na Nog  RE: BGO  1972  1:44:53 (Pop‑up)
The Incredible String Band  Lordly Nightshade   Options Wee Tam & the Big Huge  Elektra  1968  1:50:01 (Pop‑up)
Fresh Maggots  And When She Laughs   Options Fresh Maggots  RE: Si-Wan  1971  1:55:16 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  The Tinker and the Crab   Options A Gift from a Flower to a Garden  Epic  1967  1:58:05 (Pop‑up)
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre  Weirdsong of Breaking Through at Last   Options The Asmoto Running Band  Dandelion  1971  2:00:57 (Pop‑up)
Magic Carpet  Father Time   Options Magic Carpet  RE: Magic Carpet  1972  2:03:55 (Pop‑up)
Sweeney's Men  Go By Brooks   Options The Tracks of Sweeney  RE: Castle  1969  2:08:09 (Pop‑up)
Bread, Love and Dreams  Brother John   Options Amaryllis  RE: Sunbeam  1971  2:10:13 (Pop‑up)
Mellow Candle  Reverend Sisters   Options Swaddling Songs  Deram  1972  2:14:11 (Pop‑up)
Magnet  Willow's Song   Options The Wicker Man  RE: Silva  1973  2:18:29 (Pop‑up)
The Sun Also Rises  Wizard Shep   Options The Sun Also Rises  Scenescof  1970  2:23:11 (Pop‑up)
Sandy Denny & The Strawbs  Tell Me What You See in Me (1967)   Options Sandy Denny & The Strawbs  Hannibal  1991  2:31:44 (Pop‑up)
Jade  Reflections on a Harbour Wall   Options Fly on Strangewings  RE: Sunbeam  1970  2:35:24 (Pop‑up)
Fairport Convention  Autopsy   Options Unhalfbricking  RE: Hannibal  1969  2:37:57 (Pop‑up)
Wizz Jones  See How the Time Is Flying   Options The Legendary Me  RE: Sunbeam  1970  2:42:20 (Pop‑up)
The Famous Jug Band  A Leaf Must Fall   Options Sunshine Possibilities  RE: Wooden Hill  1969  2:45:44 (Pop‑up)
Steve Ashley  Spirit of Christmas (bonus outtake)   Options Stroll On (Revisited)  RE: Market Square  1974  2:50:43 (Pop‑up)
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options       2:56:16 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am listener james from westwood:

peeking in early to wave hey hey!
Avatar 11:36am Tony Coulter:

Hey, James! You are oily ... I mean, early! Merry Merry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am chresti:

I'm oily too!
Avatar 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, hey, Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Cmurtha:

Hello everyone, merry Christmas/happy holidays/Hanukah it up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Whoa! ISB!
Avatar 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, Cmurtha & Henry!!

Happy Holy Holly Day, everyone!
Avatar 12:04pm Sem:

Incredible, the word and music of the day.
Hiya, Tony, and all.
Avatar 12:04pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

Hello again, all!
Avatar 12:10pm Tony Coulter:

That Beggars' Hill track was written by Bridget St. John , btw -- I'll be playing her version in a bit.
Avatar 12:11pm northguineahills:

Actually aound for Tony! Shelagh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Yvang:

Hello Tony, James, Sem, Henry, Cmurtha, Chresti and all!
Avatar 12:11pm northguineahills:

Avatar 12:12pm northguineahills:

Funny, as Scott was also doing British folk/rock....
Avatar 12:13pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, Yvang and NGH!
Avatar 12:14pm Tony Coulter:

Well, Brit folk feels Christmas appropriate to me, somehow -- guess it does to Scott as well....
Avatar 12:18pm northguineahills:

Avatar 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

Yep, the 'O' in Tír na nÓg is capitalized. Those crazy Irish....
Avatar 12:23pm northguineahills:

Irish Gaelic is still easier then Welsh....
Avatar 12:25pm HollyRT:

Ho ho ho there, gang!
Avatar 12:26pm Tony Coulter:

Holly! Hiya!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Huge treat to get to hear you, Tony! I am normally in an every Tuesday staff meeting. Greetings, Coultarians!
Avatar 12:28pm Tony Coulter:

Doug! Doug! Greetings!
Avatar 12:30pm Tony Coulter:

Btw, today's playlist image is a painting by Edward Burne-Jones. Forget what it's called.....
Avatar 12:30pm northguineahills:

Time to dance the dougie (yes, it's an thing, from years past.....)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Doug Schulkind:

"You put your left foot in, you put your other left foot in..."
Avatar 12:41pm Tony Coulter:

At least you only have two left feet -- I've got ten.
Avatar 12:43pm Franco Twinkie:

Merry Christmas Tony! I just trimmed my toe nails for the holidays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Cmurtha:

This set is hitting my weak spot for all things harpsichord. IT AND THE ORGAN ARE SUPERIOR TO THE PIANO baroque 4ever.
Avatar 12:44pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Franco T! Happy Toenails Day!
Avatar 12:44pm northguineahills:

@doug: Oh diosas mio, los sabes! (I only know it from crappy wedding djs from my family w/ no musical interests....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Webhamster Henry:

More Celti-folk-psych-rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Cmurtha:

I want to marry a lighthouse keeper and keep him company.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Cmurtha:

What was happening in the late 60s and early 70s that this kind of carnivalesque/ quasi-renaissance sound was so in vogue?
Avatar 12:55pm northguineahills:

@Cmurtha: Everything went Canterbury plaid.....
Avatar 12:55pm Tony Coulter:

It's a mystery!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Every time I see Cmurtha, I think Cthulhu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Cmurtha:

I'll take it, though sadly its just my name, I don't live in R'lyeh
Avatar 1:05pm northguineahills:

British musicians wanted to distinguish themselves from the American folk/rock scene, so they mined the material that Cecile Sharpe et al researched in the dying throes of the post-Victorian Industrial age in the 1910s-1930s to make something more English/Scottish/Welsh/Irish/Cumbrian. Some imagined, some real, w/ Synergy of the current psyche rock/proto-prog movement. I recommend the book, Electric Eden by Rob Young for a full explanation.....
Avatar 1:05pm northguineahills:

Avatar 1:06pm Tony Coulter:

  1:06pm Dean:

In all seriousness in response to Cmurtha's tongue-in-cheek query @12:53, I suspect that sound was prompted in part by the revival of early music so-called authentic performance styles that occurred during the first half of the 20thC.
Avatar 1:07pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Dean!
  1:07pm Dean:

Heading your way this evening, Tony. My son has been there since Friday.
Avatar 1:12pm Tony Coulter:

Portland says hello to you both!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Cmurtha:

Thank you Dean and North
Avatar 1:13pm Tony Coulter:

Deanfield & the North
  1:16pm Dean:

Bringing the whole brood. You'll know us by our Bermuda shorts and binoculars.
Avatar 1:16pm northguineahills:

Avatar 1:20pm northguineahills:

@Cmurtha: I have a friend who just legally changed his surname to his mother's, Serbajian (his father was never part of his life). His mother is Armenian, would the etymology cast that side of the family came from Serbia, say, from the 1870s Turko (Ottoman)- Russian Wars where what became Serbia sided w/ the Russian Empire and settled in Armenia...? (spitballing o'er here)
Avatar 1:22pm northguineahills:

@Tony: Dean and I will take that as an appropriate compliment as per the playlist.....

@PENTANGLE!!!(yes, caps are needed).
  1:23pm Dean:


Is this Pentangle tune an answer song to Fairport's "Who Knows Where the Thyme Goes"?
Avatar 1:24pm Tony Coulter:

Avatar 1:28pm northguineahills:

I need a tissue due the snot blown out b/c of Dean....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm listener james from westwood:

Hah, looks like I'd starred that PENTANGLE track a while back. As I rightly should have!
Avatar 1:40pm Tony Coulter:

I wonder: Does it let you star the same track twice? Or would that be like voting twice (in the same election)?
Avatar 1:40pm northguineahills:

Comus to us all!

james has good tastes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Cmurtha:

@north you know I'd have to look into it. Its an interesting theory, but I am not versed at all in Armenian names and naming conventions to tell you how accurate that.
Tony - it will let you star the same track twice sometimes if the system does not think of it as the same song or there is some variation in how its put in the system. I forget what, but I know I have one or two songs double starred for that reason.
Avatar 1:41pm northguineahills:

@Tony: According to Kenzo, no. You'd have to unfave it first to refave it......
Avatar 1:43pm northguineahills:

@Cmurtha: I know European/Armenian history, but the Armenian language is still opaque to me.....
  1:45pm Mark R:

It's one of your faves, that's the important thing.
Avatar 1:46pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Mark!
  1:50pm Mark R:

Hi there, Tony. Something about this era of British folk always felt Christmas-y to me. That Dickensian thing, you know. Flagons of stout mead. Wenches with puffy sleeves. Figgy pudding, goose for dinner.
Avatar 1:52pm northguineahills:

Ireland is geographical British Isles, but the glaigh na hÉireann might have some cultural issues w/ that ;)
Avatar 1:53pm northguineahills:

errr… geographically....

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm WR:

ISB!!! Hi fellow streamees and streamers. Lurking from work.
Avatar 1:56pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, WR!
Avatar 1:57pm Tony Coulter:

"Fresh Maggots" ... what a band name. Must have done wonders for their career.
  1:59pm Dean:

A maggot is a dance, too, no?
Avatar 2:00pm Tony Coulter:

  2:01pm Dean:

Pretty sure, yeah. A folk "country" dance. Not sure what it would mean, though, for a dance to be "fresh"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Cmurtha:

People sleep on Donovan for no reason.
Avatar 2:33pm Tony Coulter:

Yeah -- he probably suffers from having had too much success. People feel they know his stuff (you know, the hit songs) -- when they really don't.
Avatar 2:34pm Tony Coulter:

Unless you meant that literally. In that case, damn them -- Donovan is not a pillow.
  2:36pm Dean:

His full name is Donovan Tempur-Pedic. He's a mattress.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm chresti:

Haha Donovan pillows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm chresti:

..available exclusively at K-mart
  2:44pm Dean:

Donovan pillows? I'm down with that.
  2:45pm Dean:

Too soon for another time/thyme pun?
Avatar 2:46pm Tony Coulter:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm WR:

Tony, not making a last minute request but curious. I see you've focused on 60s and early 70s and obviously there is much material of this sort from that time you've not had time for, but do you follow recent brit / Gaelic folk and if yes, do you know the Unthanks?
Avatar 2:49pm Tony Coulter:

@ WR: To be honest, I know very little of current brit / Gaelic folk. Have not heard (or even heard of) the Unthanks. But now I'll try to give 'em a listen....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm WR:

Obviously I bring them up 'cause I think you might find them of interest.
Avatar 2:50pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: Re your pun: We're almost out of thyme. Gopher it....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm doctorjazz:

Been listening, pretty stuff, thanks, Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Cmurtha:

Damn cheeky headscarf thief
Avatar 2:53pm Tony Coulter:

doctorjazz! Hiya!
  2:53pm Dean:

A wise old sage once remarked that if you can see how the thyme is flying you must be a line chef at an Italian restaurant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Cmurtha:

Thank you for the show Tony, and again Merry Merry everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm listener james from westwood:

Delightful show, Tony—thanks!
Avatar 2:56pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, everybody! Happy Merry Merry!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm chresti:

Wise old sage would say that about thyme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Hooray for Tony! Unhip-unhip hooray!
  2:57pm Dean:

See you, Tony. Looking forward to a few cold days in Portland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm chresti:

Thanks Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm WR:

Thank you for the tunes. There are artists you've presented that are new to me. So little time. So much to listen to.
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