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BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk

Vic Smith 13 Sep 18 - 05:28 PM
Gordon Jackson 13 Sep 18 - 06:40 PM
GUEST,Ed 13 Sep 18 - 06:43 PM
punkfolkrocker 13 Sep 18 - 06:51 PM
punkfolkrocker 13 Sep 18 - 06:52 PM
Steve Shaw 13 Sep 18 - 07:45 PM
Will Fly 14 Sep 18 - 03:51 AM
GUEST 14 Sep 18 - 07:15 AM
Vic Smith 14 Sep 18 - 07:20 AM
punkfolkrocker 14 Sep 18 - 07:27 AM
Will Fly 14 Sep 18 - 07:38 AM
punkfolkrocker 14 Sep 18 - 07:48 AM
punkfolkrocker 14 Sep 18 - 07:50 AM
punkfolkrocker 14 Sep 18 - 08:12 AM
Dave Hanson 14 Sep 18 - 08:22 AM
Vic Smith 14 Sep 18 - 08:25 AM
Vic Smith 14 Sep 18 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,Hootenannny 14 Sep 18 - 10:00 AM
Will Fly 14 Sep 18 - 12:30 PM
Will Fly 14 Sep 18 - 12:30 PM
StephenH 14 Sep 18 - 06:54 PM
StephenH 14 Sep 18 - 07:10 PM
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Subject: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Sep 18 - 05:28 PM

Here is my good friend Dave Arthur presenting a BBC Schools programme from 1976. He drew my attention to it in an email. It has recently appeared on Youtube. It was devised by Dave along with Bert Lloyd. It covers a great deal in 25 minutes and a lot of what the script says then still holds true and some of the clips of songs and tunes arer priceless:-
General Studies: The People's Music - Serious Folk (1976)

Here is the description that accompanies it on YouTube:-
Folk singer Dave Arthur presents this BBC Schools documentary examining the origins and development of folk music - from tradition verse through to rock-driven revival. First shown on BBC1 at 11.45am on Monday 5th November 1976.


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Gordon Jackson
Date: 13 Sep 18 - 06:40 PM

Great stuff. Sure, the presentation may seem a bit dated now, but given the music itself is a bit older than 40, that doesn't really matter, does it? A whole series would have been good ...


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 13 Sep 18 - 06:43 PM

Thank you.

Love the ridiculous flares and the kipper tie!


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 13 Sep 18 - 06:51 PM

Dave of Dave and Toni..???

I got a great CD somewhere..

Pressed by an obscure folk lable in Weston Super Mare of all places...


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 13 Sep 18 - 06:52 PM

i actually bought it from an American ebay shop importing to UK....


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Sep 18 - 07:45 PM

Lovely!


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Will Fly
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 03:51 AM

PFR - let me guess... the obscure label from Weston- s-M would be Ian Anderson's Village Thing Records? The Ian Anderson of fRoots mag, nit the Jethro Tull one.


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 07:15 AM

The original releases of albums by Dave & Toni were:-

Morning Stands On Tiptoe Transatlantic Records         1967                 
The Lark In The Morning album Topic Records 1969                 
Hearken To The Witches Rune Trailer 1971                 
Sing A Story Decca 1977                 
Andy's Gone album (Martyn Wyndham-Read With Dave And Toni Arthur) 1979         

... and they were all released on vinyl.
The only CDs that I know of were re-releases.
Morning Stands On Tiptoe was released on CD by a company called Cherry Tree in 2009 but their address was in London W4
Morning Stands On Tiptoe and The Lark In The Morning were released on a two-LPs-on-one-CD compilation by a company called Wooded Hill but there is no reference to an address in Weston-Super-Mare on the minimal notes on the version that I have. I would really like to have more details of the release that punkfolkrocker refers to. Mike makes a sensible guess that the obscure label from Weston- s-M would be Ian Anderson's Village Thing Records but I am pretty certain that there was never any commercial release on any recordings of D&T by Ian.


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 07:20 AM

Guest 14 Sep 18 - 07:15 AM was Vic Smith. Cooklie must have been lost somehow between the opening post yesterday and today.


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 07:27 AM

Ok.. I'm trying my best to confirm my late last night recollection

I've checked my ebay records...

8/5/05 purchased

Dave & Toni Arthur "Morning Stands.."
Famous Jug Band "Sunshine Possibilities"
After Tea "Not Just A Flower"
Brett MArvin & Thunderbolts "Alias Terry Dactyl"

All sealed new CDs Total $38.96

So by now I haven't a clue which box or room they are stored in...???

My fairly certain memory is that at least one or two surprised/amused me with an address in Weston..

All the way from the USA back home to seaside Scrumpyshire..


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Will Fly
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 07:38 AM

Quite right, Vic - not on the Village Thing label, nor its predecessor, Saydisc, both from the Weston/Bristol area. Ian A. Anderson (to distinguish him from the other) had a then girlfriend who worked at the BBC in the late 60s, and he and buddies from the Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra used to do gigs at the Cousins. I remember a hilarious afternoon with a whole gang of us just bumming around Soho, drinking coffee, having a curry and finishing off at the Cousins.

I booked D&T a coupld of times at the BBC Folk Club ("Clanfolk"), and Dave guested not that long ago at the Brighton Acoustic Session.

I last saw Toni when the London jug band I played in (The Egbert Sousé All Stars) did a gig at Maidstone Prison - our singer, Pete Charlton was a Playaway producer, and Toni was one of the regular performers. Toni opened up for us, and the massive roar that went up in the prison chapel when she went on stage made our job that much easier!


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 07:48 AM

Bingo..!!!


"Clifford Victor DANE
WOODEN HILL RECORDINGS LIMITED (03200914)
Company status
Active
Correspondence address
117 Milton Road, Weston Super Mare, Avon, BS23 2UX
"


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 07:50 AM

I followed the trail from Discogs site reference to Cliff Dane..

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/tUAAa4F-nqI2vjT9pk-vK0iWBuo/appointments


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 08:12 AM

"Wooded Hill Recordings
Profile:
Short-lived reissue label operated by Cliff Dane. Originally named Wooden Hill Recordings,
but changed to avoid confusion with Wooden Hill.
"

Famous Jug Band ?– Sunshine Possibilities
Label:
Wooded Hill Recordings ?– HILLCD 25

Dave & Toni Arthur ?– Morning Stands On Tiptoe
Label:
Wooded Hill Recordings ?– HILL CD 18

One of these CDs [or both...???] definitely had a Weston business address printed somewhere...


The best pub in Weston - The Raglan Arms - was gutted with fire a few years ago..

It was always worth a trip to the seaside for Friday night lockins with and informal folkie/blues music session,
and Sunday afternoon folk/ old timey, and free cheese platter..

It's effin luxury flats now...


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 08:22 AM

Good to see Swarb playing guitar with the Ian Campbell Folk Group.

An all round excellent programme.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 08:25 AM

Mike wrote -
Quite right, Vic - not on the Village Thing label, nor its predecessor, Saydisc
I am not really gunning for you, Mike, but Saydisc was not a predecessor of Village Thing. It was run by Gef Lucana.

How about this!!!
I had just written It was run by Gef Lucana. when the postman knocked at the door with a pack of albums. One of them was a 2018 double CD release called "Traditional Dance Music of Britain & Ireland" on Saydisc. It was compiled by Gef Lucana who still runs the Saydisc label. The pack of CDs has been sent to me for review..... by Ian Anderson of fRoots!!!
Is it a very small pand that we live in?


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 08:31 AM

"pand"??? Surely the man means "pond".


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: GUEST,Hootenannny
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 10:00 AM

Hey Vic,

Can I join in please? Geoff Lucena with an e NOT Lucana.

Thanks by the way for the link to Dave Athur's old programme.


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Will Fly
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 12:30 PM

No worries, Vic - just going back in memory 50 years or so! And Hoot beat me to Geoff LecEna... :-)


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: Will Fly
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 12:30 PM

Bugger - LUcEna!!!


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: StephenH
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 06:54 PM

Thanks for posting that, Vic Smith.
Thoroughly enjoyable!


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: StephenH
Date: 14 Sep 18 - 07:10 PM

By the way, on the display of broadsides at about 5:45, I see one
entitled "The Stunning Great Meat Pie"
great name for a band!


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Subject: RE: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
From: GUEST,nickp (cookielsss)
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 12:22 PM

Wow, thanks.
Nick


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