This 22-song anthology lives up to its name, covering Renbourn's career from his first solo album, John Renbourn from 1965, up through The Hermit in 1973. The selection is very generous, not only in number but range, running the gamut from basic folk-blues to the more diverse stylings of his Pentangle work.
JOHN RENBOURN was an English folk guitarist and songwriter known mainly for his early collaboration with BERT JANSCH and his founding of the seminal British folk rock group THE PENTANGLE. A technically proficient player, Renbourn left behind an eclectic body of solo work which encompassed acoustic blues, English traditional song, and medieval English and European music. Renbourn also collaborated with American blues guitarist STEFAN GROSSMAN and recorded both joint and solo works on Grossman's Shanachie Records label which were tutorial as well as artistic works. Renbourn sporadically collaborated with Pentangle vocalist Jaqui McShee in his group ensembles called the John Renbourn Group. Renbourn also collaborated and recorded with British folk stalwarts ARCHIE FISHER, WIZZ JONES, ROBIN WILLIAMSON, MAGGIE BOYLE and STEVE TILSTON.
John Renbourn is the debut album by John Renbourn. All tracks composed by John Renbourn; except where indicated. Song" (poem by John Donne). Louisiana Blues" (Muddy Waters). Blue Bones" (Renbourn, Bert Jansch). The Wildest Pig in Captivity". Motherless Children" (trad
John Renbourn, who has died aged 70, was one half of the powerful guitar duo of Pentangle, the innovative jazz-folk band of the 1960s and 70s. While his fellow guitarist, Bert Jansch, brought great emotion and inventiveness to his playing, it was Renbourn who provided a high level of technical accomplishment. They revelled in one another’s virtuosity. The two men first met when Renbourn went to a Jansch gig at Bunjies coffee bar, London, in 1964. Jansch played on a couple of tracks on Renbourn’s eponymous first solo album for Transatlantic Records in 1965, and Renbourn repaid the compliment on Jansch’s Jack Orion (1966). Both were influenced by the guitarist Davey Graham, and their joint, largely instrumental album, Bert and John (1966), set the scene for their Pentangle collaboration with its modern jazz influences.
14. The English Dance, The Black Balloon. 15. Faro's Rag, The Best of John Renbourn. 17. The Moon Shines Bright, The Black Balloon. 18. Morgana, Sir John Alot of Merrie Englandes Musyk Thyng & Ye Grene Knyghte. 19. I Know My Babe, The Best of John Renbourn. 21. New Nothynge, The Nine Maidens. 22. The Pelican, The Black Balloon.
John Renbourn (8 August 1944 – 26 March 2015) was an English guitarist and songwriter While most commonly labelled a folk musician, Renbourn's musical tastes and interests took in early music, classical music, jazz, blues and world music.
John Renbourn (born 8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He is possibly best known for his collaboration with guitarist Bert Jansch as well as his work with the folk group Pentangle, although he maintained a solo career both before, during and after that band's existence (1967-1973). While most commonly labelled a folk musician, Renbourn's musical tastes and interests take in early music, classical music, blues and world music.
|1||Wildest Pig In Captivity||2:04|
|5||I Know My Babe||3:26|
|6||Nobody's Fault But Mine||1:55|
|8||White House Blues||3:34|
|9||Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes||2:00|
|10||After The Dance||2:23|
|17||My Sweet Potato||3:19|
|19||Goodbye Pork Pie Hat||3:53|
|20||Will The Circle Be Unbroken||4:04|
|21||Sally Go Round The Roses||3:36|
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