Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bert Jansch - Rosemary Lane (1971)

Often called the "British Bob Dylan", Scottish folk artist Bert Jansch is one of my all-time favorites.  Perhaps best known for his work in the band Pentangle, Jansch's "folk-baroque" style has been a huge influence on musicians such as Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Paul Smon, Neil Young, Donovan, Neil Halstead, and the Fleet Foxes.  This album came out early in his career, and does a good job of displaying his seamless jump from traditional folk tunes, to original folk tunes, to guitar interpretations of classical baroque compositions.  Find a cozy nook someplace and give this old folk album a listen.

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