Take a journey through the British underground folk scene 1967-1972 with David Wells, compiler of a new 3 CD box set ‘Dust On The Nettles’. Speaking to Strange Brew host Jason Barnard, David plays highlights of this new collection, balancing the familiar with the obscure.
- The Pentangle – Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (The Pentangle, Transatlantic, 1968)
- Wight – Come All You Travellers (Single A-side, Disques Festival, 1970)
- Synanthesia – Peek Strangely and Worried Evening (Synanthesia, RCA Victor, 1969)
- Mary-Anne – Black Girl (Me, Joy, 1970)
- Melton Constable – River Lane (Dust On The Nettles: a journey through the British underground folk scene 1967-1972, Grapefruit, 2015 rec 1972)
- Moonkyte – Way Out Hermit (Count Me Out, Mother, 1971)
- Warm Gold – Searching For Lambs (Sounds Like North Cornwall, Sentinel, 1972)
- Frozen Tear – You Know What Has To Be (Single B-side to The Hunter, RA, 1969)
- Moths – Halfdan’s Daughter (The Moths, Deroy, 1970)
- Bill Fay – Garden Song (Dust On The Nettles: a journey through the British underground folk scene 1967-1972, Grapefruit, 2015 rec 1969)
- C.O.B – Music Of The Ages (Spirit Of Love, CBS, 1971)
- Everyone Involved – A Song For The System (Either/Or, Acturus, 1972)
- Music Box – The Happy King (Songs Of Sunshine, Westwood, MRS, 1972)
- Fuchsia – Me and My Kite (Fuchsia, Pegasus, 1971)
- Folkal Point – Scarborough Fair (Folkal Point, Midas, 1972)
- Mother Nature – Orange Days And Purple Nights (Single A-side, B&C, 1971)
On the show we hear the various overlapping strands of the underground folk scene: the acid folk experimenters, the folklorists and trad song updaters, the more metaphysical element of the burgeoning singer/songwriter genre and the newly-electric folk rockers.
More information on this fantastic set is available at the Cherry Red website.