dfc Play It Again, Max: Sidewalk Swingers - Folk Swingin' Harpsichord (1964)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sidewalk Swingers - Folk Swingin' Harpsichord (1964)

This one's perfect for your next hootenany cocktail party. I'm not sure who's idea it was to play a bunch of folk tunes (both new and old) on harpsichord with 12-string guitar accompaniment but they had a certain demented genius in their plan. The producer also got some fine session players to perform: Russell Bridges (harpsichord), Glen Campbell (guitar), Jimmy Bond (bass), Hal Blaine (drums), and Bill Cunningham (banjo & mandolin). Tracks include Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" and some old chestnuts like "If I Had a Hammer" and "Greenback Dollar." I don't expect this one to rock your world but it is a pleasant enough excursion into instrumental folk with a bit of country twang. You can get it from medi*fire or o-share.

This will be my last post for this year--but I will be back in January with some new vinyl rips. Happy holidays.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

great. happy holidays

8:20 PM  
Anonymous sub_commandante_marcos said...

Thanks for the great rips, I'm still enjoying THe Cake LP greatly. Look forward to seeing you back in 2007. Have a great xmas & new year.
Cheers!! - SCM

10:29 PM  
Blogger redtelephone66 said...

Yes, Thank you for the great music. HAPPY HOLIDAYS

11:26 AM  
Anonymous bruce said...

brilliant finale, Glen Campbell on 12 string, got to hear it!

Have a Happy holiday.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh ... the David Stoughton link to the download of Transformer is dead ... Is there any chance of a new link ? Anyway, thanks for your nice blog.


7:35 PM  
Blogger Max said...

Thanks all for the good wishes. I'll get the Stoughton reposted this weekend.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you ...I'll be waiting. And a happy Christmas for you.


6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to write this as an entry's comment but couldn't find another way to e-mail/post you. I started a new blog : http://sakallimusic.blogspot.com.

It is what I hope will become a wonderful blog of music. 60s70s rock, progressive rock, folk rock and many other weird-o stuff...

I'd be very happy if you could link to it.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Max said...


There's a new link up for the Stoughton post. I'm going to try to update my links list in January and will add sakallimusic.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Max ...


5:38 PM  
Blogger Ummagumma said...

Marry Christmas and Happy new year,ciao!

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Max, my main man, I've moved from PLO to IRA. The new blog URL is invisiblerecordarchive.blogspot.com. Can you help me spread the word?

11:31 PM  
Blogger Licorice Pizza said...

Max, Thanks for this one. LP

8:47 AM  
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12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last song is OF COURSE
Jamaica Farewell....and not the one
of Jimmy Reed..

11:57 PM  
Anonymous foxtrout said...

Your blog is great, greetings from Poland!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Rich Pryor said...

love your site!!!
I was wondering if you could repost this " Sidewalk Swingers - Folk Swingin' Harpsichord (1964) Stereo"
i have been wanting to hear this like forever!!
Would really appreciate it

12:51 PM  

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