The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132312 Message #2994365
Posted By: pavane
27-Sep-10 - 07:08 AM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
A few notes: Hesk - I am sure his natural singing voice was different, as he seems to have been a choirboy at one time, but he states that he modelled his performances on Sam Larner.
I introduced a friend to Young Tradition, and he was so taken by them that when he discovered he couldn't get their records, he arranged to take his own cassette deck to the company who had the masters, and record a copy. He got it in stereo, though I think the vinyl releases were only mono. He recalls that there was a note "Unplayable" against "Stones in my Passway" - looks like they hadn't read the sleeve notes!
I met Peter while he was visiting his (then) brother-in-law in Luxembourg. He says it was supposed to be a holiday, but he and his wife Anthea got roped into giving an excellent concert in a castle there. I do have a poor quality cassette recording of an interview on the RTL English service. We then had a session at a flat.
Altogether a great performer and it was a pleasure to play some harp to his blues guitar.