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"SWEET WIVELSFIELD" by Martin Carthy.
MARTIN CARTHY - "SWEET WIVELSFIELD"
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By the early sixties Martin Carthy was recognised as a virtuoso folk guitarist and he was resident at The Troubadour Folk Club in Earl's Court, in London, where his playing and highly emotive singing had a significant effect on all sorts of musicians, including BOB DYLAN (A young Bob Dylan, during his first visit to London in early 60s, had been very impressed by Martin's version of the song Lord Franklin. Dylan used the tune and the narrative style for his own song Bob Dylan's Dream.) and PAUL SIMON (who borrowed Martin's arrangement of Scarborough Fair to create a massive international hit for Simon and Garfunkel).
He was well-known both for solo work and with the Albion Band, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and the Watersons:
Martin's work took other turns when he joined Steeleye Span in 1970 and the Albion Country Band in 1973. Shortly after the latter broke up he became a permanent member of the seminal group The Watersons, with his wife Norma Waterson and her brother and sister, Mike and Lal.
Martin Carthy was recently awarded an MBE for services to English folk music.
Ashley Hutchings, the producer of this acetate, is credited by some as the father of British folk-rock.
He worked with artist as John Tams, Shirley Collins, and Martin Carthy.
This acetate is from Shirley Collins collection.
© 1998 MELGAR PRODUCTIONS.
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