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Thread #77902   Message #2065359
Posted By: ClaireBear
31-May-07 - 08:27 PM
Thread Name: Fairport/Steeleye - unequal respect?
Subject: RE: Fairport/Steeleye - unequal respect?
Because I live in California, where it was difficult to get independent recordings back in 1969 -- also I was a teenager at the time, and not as diligent as I am now at researching whose energy devised the music to which I listen.

As I recall, I was able to get Fairport and Pentangle LPs from the big Tower Records in San Francisco at that time, but there was no "British Isles" section back then to rummage through for other related works. Honestly, had there been such a section, I doubt that much would have been available in it.

Most of my then acquaintance with the music came from two or three very alt radio stations that were available to me at that time: KFAT (see the Laura Ellen obit posted on Mudcat yesterday), KSJO (now mainstream, but at first owned and operated by three young men who each took 8-hour shifts every day and played a wild mish-mash of whatever the heck they wanted), and tiny KTAO in my home town of Los Gatos. All three were noncommercial independent stations with eclectic recording collections -- but none of them had Hutchings except in the context of the aforementioned bands.