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Thread #154112   Message #3614510
Posted By: Edthefolkie
02-Apr-14 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Bert Jansch - UK TV (BBC4) tonight
Subject: RE: Bert Jansch - UK TV (BBC4) tonight
Well I blooming well enjoyed all of it, so there. Breezy got it right - obviously supposed to be a reflection of an evening at the Cousins, Scots Hoose, Troubadour etc. Complete with wagon wheel on the wall.

Neil Young as slightly frazzled floor singer who finds himself trapped inside a Voice-o-Graph booth was admittedly a bit left field. But I have seen stranger things in folk clubs.

Donovan can be a pain in the bum but seemed pretty OK this time. I was chuffed to see Bev (first time I'd seen her singing since 1973), also Bonnie Dobson and Lisa Knapp. Ralph McTell's performance of "A Kiss In The Rain" was both appropriate and moving. And Wizz Jones - blimey! WHAT a player. As ever.

Should mention Paul Wassif and Bernard Butler - Mr Butler extremely tasteful playing throughout. And Robert Plant, supplying effortless gravitas. The reminiscences and general chat were enjoyable too.

But I too think Wizz and Danny T were standouts. Especially Danny in the old film of himself in too-small Speedos. Wot a larf.