Freitag, 13. Januar 2023

John Renbourn – Faro Annie (1972)

Pentangle singer/guitarist John Renbourn often takes a folk-rock approach, and often investigates American folk songs, on Faro Annie, beginning with the traditional "White House Blues," a song about the 1901 assassination of President William McKinley. "Buffalo Skinners" is a song associated with Woody Guthrie that Renbourn gives an unusually calm treatment to, adding for the first but not the last time a background sitar part. "Kokomo Blues" is the first overtly folk-rock track, finding Renbourn joined by the Pentangle rhythm section of bassist Danny Thompson and drummer Terry Cox. 

The first song with a distinctly British derivation is "Willy O'Winsbury," but before long Renbourn is evoking Robert Johnson on "Come on in My Kitchen." That Delta blues is followed by "Country Blues," and then the original instrumental title tune. Throughout, Renbourn and his cohorts explore the various folk styles with delicacy and restraint; that's the British element coming through, and it gives an elegance to the material.


A1 White House Blues 3:35
A2 Buffalo Skinners 3:37
A3 Kokomo Blues 3:54
A4 Little Sadie 3:16
A5 Shake Shake Mamma 3:33
B1 Willy O'Winsbury 5:39
B2 The Cuckoo 3:57
B3 Come On In My Kitchen 3:52
B4 Country Blues 3:36
B5 Faro Annie 3:25
B6 Back On The Road Again 3:12

(320 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Permission permanently denied by MediaFire, sadly.

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a working link.

swappers hat gesagt…

Just to say thanks and if you haven’t tried this classic album it is really worth it. Indispensable!

zero hat gesagt…

Glad you like it! Best wishes!

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