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Huckle "Wild Blue Yonder" (Canadian Hippie Folk 1976)





Huckle - Wild Blue Yonder (1976 Folk private press Can)





First album: Once Upon A Time" 1974 (Homespun)

The rare first LP has been described as folk. The second LP has been described as cosmic psych, with Sky Sulamyth on guitar.

Tracks:1. Wild Blue Yonder2. Rolling River3. I Surrender4. Flower To The Sun5. She's Coming Home6. Beautiful You Are7. High For Sky8. Gather The Children9. Wild Night

Personnel:Huckle: guitar, mandolin, voiceKen Grossman: piano, voiceJodi Marquis: violin, voicePaul Newman: bassRay Newman: saxophoneDan Harvey Pedwick: guitars, harmonica, piano, voiceJohn Presland: banjoWendi Sinclair: voiceBob Walshaw: drums



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Huckle - Flower To The Sun [Wild Blue Yonder] 1976


Canadian hippie psych folk from the seventies. Huckle independently released two vinyl albums, "Upon a Once Time" (1974) and "Wild Blue Yonder" (1976).



 Huckle - guitar, mandolin, voice
 Paul Gellman - piano, fiddle,guitar
 Wendi Sinclair - voice
 Tommy Agostino: bass, vocals
 Bob Walshaw - drums
 Straw - wooden stick drums

Canadian Hippie Folk from 1976.

The singer-songwriter known as Huckle was born in 1954 and grew up in Montreal and Toronto.

Huckle moved west to Gabriola Island in 1973 and helped organize two western tours by Perth County Conspiracy (dne), performing the warmup act for some of the shows. In spring 1974,on the first tour, a live recording was made of eleven Huckle songs, with Gary McKeehan engineering. Nine songs were recorded live after soundcheck for Perth County's Vancouver concert at Pender Auditorium March 1974. The band included Huckle on vocals, guitar, and

mandolin, with Richard Keelan (guitar), Michael Butler (bass), and George Koumantaros (congas) from Perth County, as well as Paul Gellman (vocals, fiddle, guitar) and Wende Sinclair (vocals, bamboo flute). Two more songs performed by Huckle and Paul were recorded live on stage at Gabriola Hall the next night. These tracks became Huckle's first independent album release,

Upon a Once Time". 500 copies were pressed and mostly sold off the stage at concerts. One of the

very first "indie" records, it has now become rare vinyl, and sells for a lot more than it did when it was new ($3), if you can find one.

In summer 1974 Huckle moved to Salt Spring Island and joined the wildly popular local band Sodbusters. They threw boogies at community halls up and down Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the mainland. They also had a grant to tour and perform in BC prisons and work camps. That fall they recorded an album with Si Garber in Vancouver, now also rare vinyl.

After wintering in Central America, a summer 1975 tour in eastern Canada included performances

by Huckle at many folk festivals (Home County, Northern Lights) and folk coffeehouses (Black Swan,Yellow Door). Paul Gellman and Huckle did a caravan cross Canada tour that fall, with Laura, Cathy, Sam and Jeremy, and Sally Sunshine along, and landed back on Gabriola Island. Huckle and Paul formed a band, Wild Blue Yonder, with Wende Sinclair, Tom Agostino, and Straw.

They did a western Canada tour in spring 1976, including a live radio show at the Hovel in Edmonton with Holger Petersen. A third tour in fall of 1976 as a duo with Tom Agostino introduced the second Huckle album, "Wild Blue Yonder", now, you guessed it, rare vinyl.
Recorded live and in the studio, the band included
Huckle (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, flute, piano),
 Paul Gellman(vocals, fiddle, guitar, piano),
Wende Sinclair (vocals),
Tom Agostino (vocals, bass),
 and
Straw (wooden drums),
with
Bob Walshaw on kit drums for a couple of tracks.
300 copies were pressed.
Also that year Huckle performed on the national CBC radio show Touch the Earth with Sylvia

Tyson and Bill Garrett. In 1977 Huckle moved back to Salt Spring Island, and began performing solo again, mostly in Victoria. This led to the formation of Real Fantasy Band. He teamed up with some jazz fusion players
(including Hugh Fraser), and played festivals and shows with them for three years. His third album,
"Real Fantasy", had band recordings on side one and acoustic solo tracks recorded at Michael Grieve's Keye Studio in Victoria on side two, released on cassette only.

If you'd like to know what he's been up to since the seventies, 


Thanx To huckle For the pix !


Beyonder is from Huckle's first album Upon a Once Time.


http://hucklesownhomepage.com

Huckle - Wild Blue Yonder (Canadian Hippie Folk 1976)
Tracklisting:

01. Wild Blue Yonder
02. Rolling River
03. I Surrender
04. Flower To The Sun
05. She's Coming Home
06. Beautiful You Are
07. High For Sky
08. Gather The Children
09. Wild Night

Members:

*Huckle - guitar, mandolin, voice
*Paul Gellman - piano, fiddle,guitar
*Wendi Sinclair - voice
*Tommy Agostino: bass, vocals
*Bob Walshaw - drums
*Straw - wooden stick drums
*Sky - guitar(on flowers to the sun)

Sky aka Sky Sulamyth also put out an album called "Full Moon Light" around '78 thats pretty trippy.
There is also another Huckle album called "Upon A Once Time" quite a bit rarer & harder to find.
Huckle and friends were regulars around Western Canada in the 70's playing festivals and folk
gatherings, not to sure where most of them are now........
~ by vinyjunkie!

Canadian Hippie Folk from 1976. Excellent music for the road, this rare and hard to find
album is a perfect example of folk and rock made by a bunch of hippies in the seventies.
The words are of love and tolerance, and free life and travelling, while the music suites
the words well and transcends all of their messages flawlessly. Acoustic guitar and haunting
fiddle, tablas and vocal harmonies of great and natural honesty of happiness from both the
male and the female parts, it is one of the best albums I have heard in quite a while and it
holds a strong place in my music collection. A must have classic!
~ by bilbo1742 (RYM).

Mid-70's canadian release of pastoral Hippie-Folk a early Perth County Conspiracy d.n.e. way of
delvin' for organic/ cosmic sceneries; recorded at various places in Canada, one song recorded
in Guatemala, "flower to the sun" was taped at the Courtenay Faire w/Medicine Wheel and a cast
of hundreds! full-band sound w/subtle acoustic/ electric tapestries; a 100% privat-press job
("independently produced in Canada")





Huckle - Wild Blue Yonder (1976 Folk private press Can)

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5 σχόλια:

foxtrout είπε...

Thanks!

huckle είπε...

Huckle downloads are now available from the artist himself through
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Huckle
Upon a Twice Time is a best of collection from his two vinyl albums Upon a Once Time and Wild Blue Yonder. The tracks have been remastered for digital media from the original analog tapes. A new video for Minstrel Song is at
http://www.youtube.com/user/kellycavanagh

BlackCatBone είπε...

thanx for coming here,
for the information
'bout the new release!

all the best!
greets

huckle είπε...

the remastered tracks are now available on itunes as well.

huckle είπε...

FREE DOWNLOAD Huckle Wild Blue Yonder and Upon a Once Time
Go to the Store page at http://hucklesownhomepage.com/
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the recording the entire albums are available to download for FREE.
Also streaming for free on the website's music player.
Upon a Once Time reissued on CD for the first time and available here
http://www.catchopcd.net/shop/product.php?id_product=165
Wild Blue Yonder reissued on CD for the first time and available here
http://www.catchopcd.net/shop/product.php?id_product=164
new videos too