Dust on the Nettles

Monday, 29 June 2015, 20:27 | Category : Podcasts
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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. 

Dust on the Nettles

  1. The Pentangle – Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (The Pentangle, Transatlantic, 1968)
  2. Wight – Come All You Travellers (Single A-side, Disques Festival, 1970)
  3. Synanthesia – Peek Strangely and Worried Evening (Synanthesia, RCA Victor, 1969)
  4. Mary-Anne – Black Girl (Me, Joy, 1970)
  5. Melton Constable – River Lane (Dust On The Nettles: a journey through the British underground folk scene 1967-1972, Grapefruit, 2015 rec 1972)
  6. Moonkyte – Way Out Hermit (Count Me Out, Mother, 1971)
  7. Warm Gold – Searching For Lambs (Sounds Like North Cornwall, Sentinel, 1972)
  8. Frozen Tear – You Know What Has To Be (Single B-side to The Hunter, RA, 1969)
  9. Moths – Halfdan’s Daughter (The Moths, Deroy, 1970)
  10. Bill Fay – Garden Song (Dust On The Nettles: a journey through the British underground folk scene 1967-1972, Grapefruit, 2015 rec 1969)
  11. C.O.B – Music Of The Ages (Spirit Of Love, CBS, 1971)
  12. Everyone Involved – A Song For The System (Either/Or, Acturus, 1972)
  13. Music Box – The Happy King (Songs Of Sunshine, Westwood, MRS, 1972)
  14. Fuchsia – Me and My Kite (Fuchsia, Pegasus, 1971)
  15. Folkal Point – Scarborough Fair (Folkal Point, Midas, 1972)
  16. 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.

One Comment for “Dust on the Nettles”

  1. 1Neil Houlton

    Thank you for this podcast , these tracks remind me nights spent in folk clubs in Tunbridge Wells which I think boasted 3 in those days. I shall certainly add the box set to my collection.

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