Δευτέρα, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2008

Lazy Farmer - Lazy Farmer (UK 1975 British Folk Rock)

This 1975 ultra-rarity was released only in Germany. Featuring the talents of band member and British guitar legend Wizz Jones as well as ex-COB member John Bidwell, it's a haunting collection of beautifully-arranged folk standards and original songs, along with a handful of glorious cover versions. This release has been produced with the full collaboration of the band, as originals are now highly sought-after. This is the first chance to hear it without paying hundreds of pounds

http://www.wizzjones.com/index.html
Wizz Jones: Guitar, Vocals
Sandy Jones: Five-String Banjo, Vocals
Don Coging: Five-String Banjo
John Bidwell: Flute, Flageolet, Guitar, Vocal
Jake Walton: Dulcimer, Hurdy-Gurdy, Guitar, Vocal

Origin: Cornwall, UKReleased: 1975/Songbird, 2005/Sunbeam
Produced by Carsten Linde and Lazy Farmer
Engineered by Conny Plank
Recorded at Conny's Studio, Neunkirchen, West Germany in January 1975.
Cover designs by Jerken Diederich and Annette Welke
This album is respectfully dedicated to the American banjo player John Burke, whose book 'Fiddle Tunes For The Banjo' inspired the formation of Lazy Farmer


Biography
by Richie Unterberger
Most noted for the presence of guitarist-singer Wizz Jones, a longtime staple of the English folk scene, Lazy Farmer managed to record one rare, German-only LP in the mid-'70s during their brief existence.
The band came together in 1973 in Cornwall, England, with Jones, his banjo-playing wife Sandy Jones, multi-instrumentalist John Bidwell (who'd been part of C.O.B. with ex-Incredible String Band member Clive Palmer), and Bidwell's flatmate and fellow multi-instrumentalist Jake Walton. After doing some gigging in Cornwall, they were joined by another banjo player, Don Coging, and played on four tracks on Wizz Jones' 1973 solo album When I Leave Berlin. Jones was doing a lot of touring in Germany at the time, and his German manager got Lazy Farmer a record deal with the German EMI subsidiary Songbird. Recorded near Cologne, Germany, in January 1975, their self-titled LP was accomplished if standard 1970s British folk, largely devoted to traditional material, although a song each by Wizz Jones, Ralph McTell, and Derroll Adams was included. After a German tour in 1975, the band broke up, though their album was restored to wide availability with a CD reissue in 2005.
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