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Subject: New Martin Carthy interview
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 04:12 AM

Martin Carthy has been interviewed over on the Grizzly Folk website, which tends to have very long chats with people involved in traditional music, as well as exploring the occasional song.

For old fans, there may not be anything new here, but for newbies it's a goldmine of information on the 60s folk scene and how he found his feet.

Martin Carthy interview (2018)


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 04:30 AM

Great - cheers, Guest. Terrific website too, and new to me so it's a double find. I just subscribed to your mailing list too. Thanks for posting -


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 04:32 AM

thankyou ,very interesting


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: GUEST,John Bowden (not a typo!)
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 05:44 AM

Very interesting, thanks. BTW, The Librarian at Cecil Sharp House was Ruth Noyes (not Noise, although it rhymes!).


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 06:03 AM

Noyes now corrected. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 07:13 AM

great article. thanks.
& for the yt & Spotify links.

~~~~~~~~~~
[btw
N MacColl... I mostly see Neill as his spelling]


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 08:01 AM

Thanks! Very much enjoying this free sub-editing service! :)


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Jim McLean
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 12:21 PM

A great interview with a remarkable man, however I must disagree with Martin regarding Dylan's appearance at the King and Queen. I was there, in fact I showed Dylan into the room where Martin, Nigel Denver and the Thamesiders were performing. Dylan asked to speak to me during the interval and during the second half he sang three songs. Where I disagree with Martin is that I and some others, didn't think "he blew the audience away". I thought he was a poor imitation of Woody Guthrie, with his mouth organ round his neck etcetera. Only my (some other's) opinion.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 12:39 PM

Did you opinion of Dylan ever improve, Jim?


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Richie
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 12:58 PM

Hi,

Martin is supposedly Paul Simon's source of Scarborough and did Martin talk about or do you Martin's source? Is it MacColl's Singing Island? Did Simon actually get it from Carthy or is that a rumor?

Trying to set the record str8.

Richie


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Jim McLean
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 12:58 PM

No.
I chatted with him a few times and my future wife took the iconic picture of him and a few others in the Troubadour but found him rather too recondite.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 01:08 PM

Martin told me himself - back in about 1976 or 1977 - that he had given that to Simon, and Norma concurred.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 01:12 PM

Not just the song, but that lovely guitar riff too. I seem to recall hearing that Simon - much, much later - finally reconciled the issue with Martin, tho I'm writing from memory.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 02:14 PM

it is often the way that people have different perceptions of a performance,and not surprising that many years later,that people remember the night differently.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 02:17 PM

That comment is not meant to invalidate anyones memory of the occasion.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Jim McLean
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 02:23 PM

I appreciate what you're saying, The Sandman, but in my case I had heard Josh McRae sing Guthrie for a few years so I was comparing Dylan's performance and found it lacking.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 02:31 PM

Masters of War is an excellent song,imo Dylans best song
I have always thought Rambling Jack was a better performer of Guthries material   however i was not at the troubadour that night so cannot offer an opinion of his performance on that night.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 02:35 PM

Richie's question is interesting, and part of a bigger one. Is the tune commonly used for Scarborough Fair traditional, or did someone write it? And if the latter, was this Ewan MacColl? He claimed to have collected the song from a miner I believe, but was this just the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Jim McLean
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 02:38 PM

The Sandman, it wasn't in the Troibadour, it was at the King and Queen club.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: StephenH
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 02:59 PM

Yes, lovely interview. I could listen to Martin Carthy, and read interviews with him, all day! He, along with Dick Gaughan, had the most influence on me as a singer.
The article also contains a Swarb quote that I've always liked:
"You can do anything to music. It doesn’t mind.”


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 04:10 PM

Martin is an interesting and much respected artist. Interestingly when they made the Guitar Masters DVD about Wizz Jones, Wizz asked for Martin to be the one to interview him.
And its great to hear two of England's greatest guitarists, jamming and the respect , understanding and shared experiences between them.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 06:48 PM

re Scarborough Fair discussion

there is a better thread here

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=111333#3706974


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 06:50 PM

There's a lot to like in this interview.

And when he owns up to going through a crisis in
changing his way of singing and using his voice
-- "oh god!" --
the statement confirms what I heard in his recordings.

By the time I heard him in person, though,
he had cleared that obstacle and was a resolute baritone,
no longer pinching and squashing his singing voice.
bless him. It takes some of us a while to master these things.


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 04:44 AM

martin carthy will be on at www.fastnetmaritime.com


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Subject: RE: New Martin Carthy interview
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 06:01 AM

Thanks Freddy thats a fascinating thread.


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