Friday, December 12, 2008

Brenda Wootton - Carillon (1979)

This month I'm presenting another lp courtesy of a listener, in this case Dave (AKA Jukebox, AKA cathaven) who kindly recorded his vinyl copy of this rarity and sent it my way.

Brenda Wootton is a Cornish folk singer who recorded about a dozen albums between the late-60s and the early-80s. A number of the songs have a pop sensibility more than a pure folk sound, but her excellent voice and good selection of material make the pop songs (like Apple Wine) work as well as the folk numbers. On some of her releases, she sings in Cornish and sometimes Breton (both are Celtic languages, about which I know very little) but all the songs here are in English, although some originate in Cornwall nonetheless.

I first discovered Brenda Wootton through the ýlowek scavel-cronek blog, which has, between African lps and Jackie Chan soundtracks posted 4 of her releases so far. If you like this record, I recommend you take a look at his postings (and even if you don't you should check out his great blog).

You can listen to this one here.

Thanks again to Dave and if anyone else out there has some recordings of vinyl lps that have never made it to CD that you'd like to share drop me a line. I'm hoping there will be another folk post coming at the end of the month: Orriel Smith's hauting 1963 album A Voice in the Wind.


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Anonymous said...

Ah, nice to see you got around to sharing this. I'll see about sending you a few more soon.

I've just spent a fruitless hour, for about the 4th time in the last 2 years, searching for that Banksy Doctored version of the Paris Hilton CD. You'd think someone would have shared it somewhere, but no, they all want to protect the monetary value of their rare collector's item I guess. Elitist scum! LOL

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for Carillon. I used to have this album, but lost it at some time and have been searching for it for ages. I saw Brenda a couple of times in concert, and went to the original Pipers Folk club when it was in St Buryan. It is so good to hear her voice again.

DOOM said...

greetings! you'll be glad to hear that i have most of Brenda's LPs - i will try & rip/post some more in the coming months


voyager said...

Thank you,I really enjoyed hearing this wonderful lady and now was doing some youtube research - she sounds like really interesting artists and I enjoyed music & her voice