Folk Musicians-4

FOLK MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: GALANT, TU PERDS TON TEMPS * JORMA KAUKONEN * PHARIS & JASON ROMERO * SHIRLEY COLLINS & DAVY GRAHAM * KATE RUSBY  * BOB DYLAN * ELIZA GILKYSON * FAY HIELD * PETER MULVEY * JUNE TABOR * HURDY GURDY MUSIC * DONOVAN * RICHARD & MIMI FARINA * SEEKERS * JOHN GORKA * RUTH MOODY * ERIC ANDERSON * THE BE GOOD TANYAS * IAN AND SYLVIA * LOS SUPER SEVEN * SARAH JAROSZ * GREG BROWN * MARY BLACK * JUDY COLLINS * GORDON LIGHTFOOT

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“Galant, Tu Perds Ton Temps” five-woman a cappella group is a sensation in Quebec. Galant was founded by Josianne Hébert and Mia Lacroix — both musicians as well as singers — and was always conceived as a vocal group. Three other women were enlisted to create a full and multi-hued vocal sound, and the quintet gathered every Sunday to share songs from a female perspective. Galant’s name translates as “Loverboy, you’re wasting your time.” They primarily  sing in French:

Here they sing a Johnny Cash song, “Mary of the Wild Moor”:


He began playing folk/blues, then switched to rock (playing lead guitar for Jefferson Airplane), switched to electric blues (with Hot Tuna) and now has returned to his first love:

Entire album:



Suggested by Gil Levine:

Beautiful vocals by Shirley Collins and sublime guitar by Davy Graham on this 15-song playlist:




Dylan performs a folk song at Isle of Wight festive in 1969:

Live at Town Hall, New York, NY, in April 1963:

With Joan Baez on Rolling Thunder Tour in the 80s:

Dylan performs a traditional folk blues:

Off the cuff (London, May 4, 1965) Savoy Hotel room performance:






Playlist of entire album Looking Glass:

Playlist of entire album Old Adam:




Playlist of entire June Tabor album Apples:

An electric version of Dylan song:

Full album:


HURDY GURDY MUSIC



Joan Baez’s sister and author Richard Farina were a folk group (as well as a married couple) in the early 60s:


John Gorka covers Prince’s “When Doves Cry”:

Suggested by Gil Levine:

Playlist of 131 John Gorka songs:


Popular Australian folk music group in the ’60s:



I saw Anderson perform this song at the U. of Iowa Union in the late ’60s:


Entire album of A Collection [2000-2012]:



Featuring N’Dea Davenport and filmed at The Chelsea Hotel in NYC:


LOS SUPER SEVEN



Sarah Jarosz (with Nathaniel Smith and Chris Thile) sings Bob Dylan’s “Simple Twist of Fate”:

Sarah is also in the band I’m With Her (see Folk Musicians-2)


Last I heard, Brown was living in Iowa City, IA with Iris Dement:

Brown set some of William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience” to music. Here’s one:


Playlist with 73 of her songs:


The first two songs by Judy Collins are from the Stephen Stills-produced album Who Knows Where the Time Goes:

The old ballad “Green Bushes” is the basis for “Farewell to Tarwathie” and Bob Dylan also used it as a basis for “Farewell Angelina”. The lyrics were written in the 1850’s by George Scroggie although the Judy Collins album, “Whales & Nightingales” lists it as ‘traditional’. This the Scottish whaling song “Farewell To Tarwathie” from 1970.  Her singing is accompanied by humpback whales: