Christmas / Winter Solstice Acid Folk Mix of UK 60’s & 70’s Artists

This has a more reflective mood to the usual upbeat Christmas mixes. A nice mix to listen to by the fire with a drink. A collection of UK folk artists from the late 60’s through 70’s with a slight psychedelic vibe.

  1. Steve Ashley – Fire & Wine (1974)
  2. Tickawinda – Cold & Raw (1979)
  3. Steeleye Span – Gower Wassail (1971)
  4. Incredible String Band – Chinese White (1967)
  5. Tea & Symphony – Winter (1969)
  6. Vashti Bunyan – Rose Hip (1970)
  7. Midwinter – Winter Song (1973)
  8. The Peelers – Ramblin’ Robin (1972)
  9. Faraway Folk – The Yule Log (1975)
  10. Strawbs – Witchwood (1971)
  11. The Sallyangie – Love in Ice Crystals (1968)
  12. Magic Carpet – Alan’s Christmas Card (1972)
  13. Steve Ashley – Candlemass Carol (1974)
  14. Magna Carta – Midwinter (1969)
  15. Dr. Strangely Strange – Frosty Mornings (1969)
  16. Fotheringay – Winter Winds (1970)

Proper Rap.. Courtesy of Mr. Fox 1971

Now, we like a bit of rap & hip hop, but we wouldn’t ever want to give off the impression that we thought we knew a great deal about it. But I do believe we have found a real rap gem.
it’s an amusing example of somebody rapping (in 1971) without actually knowing that this style would one day spawn a genre all of it’s own. A genre, now generally considered as pretty damn cool really.

What’s in the pipe Bob??

Here’s Bob Pegg of 70’s folk rock outfit Mr Fox, unwittingly rapping away to his hearts content on their track “Aunt Lucy Broadwood”. Rather than trying to sound like he’s from the ghettos of New York or LA, has opted to stick with his prominent, native Nottinghamshire accent. Please do imagine the figure above, stood in the vocal booth, mic in hand tilted towards the ceiling, spitting this one out…