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Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
05-Feb-03 - 09:51 AM
Thread Name: .the Ian Campbell Folk Group
Subject: RE: .the Ian Campbell Folk Group
Steve is right, that's where Ian met John -in the jewelry trade. As well as the "...with Dave Swarbrick" LP Compton mentions, I have 3 others. One is "Something to Sing about" (Pye PKL 5506) which is based on an ATV series that was a sort of tv equivalent of the radio ballads and had a mixture of traditional and Ian-written songs. Personnel is Ian, Lorna (I agree, lovely voice),John,Brian with Spike Heatley on bass and Derek Craft on flute & piccolo.
"The Circle Game" (Transatlantic TRA 163), which includes Harvey Andrews' song "On the M1", has Ian,Lorna, Brian and John with George Watts on flute and Pegg on bass. "The Sun is burning" (Argo ZFB 13) has no personnel listed but is arranged by Jazz vibes player Bill Le Sage. It includes the Apprentices' Song written about Saltley Gasworks - I was born in sight (and smell) of them. (The gasworks, not the apprentices).
I think the concert I remember (oh, give up, Roger!)must have had Swarb as a special guest, and may have been in Birmingham Town Hall 1968 or '69? Before I moved to London end of '69 any road up.

(soggy with nostalgia -not least for record labels,tv companies, and gasworks long since gone!)