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Love's classic line-up marks no downs in their short life span, their debut, "Love" is simple, raw, Garage Folk-Rock album, with a couple of mellow acoustic tunes, in the second album, "the Capo" the band advances towards a more baroque sound, adding winds and keyboards, leaving behind the simplicity of their debut, but not the quality of their melodies, then comes their master-piece, "Forever Changes", one of the best albums of all times, listen to it by yourself.
After this the band tore apart and Arthur Lee kept the name, but never reached the quality of the early years.
How are Love ranked at 55? Bizzare. So ahead of their time in the mid sixties, only Arthur Lee's stubborn refusal to tour held them back.
Just listen to the Draft Dogger Rag... Done!
He deserves to be in the top 5!
Okay, I am absolutely obsessed with Ed Sheeran, but I don't know if I could categorise him. Some of his songs are rap, some are pop and there are some that have a real folky feel to them. He should be higher on this list.
Certainly he's not pure folk, but he does folk. Like Mayer earlier, talented enough to do whatever he chooses. You definitely can see folk influences with a song like "A" Team...
Listen far away and don't let it pass
Maybe not as well known nationwide, but this man can write and man, can he sing! His albums and CDs are on Red House records, with the best being "I Know". Great songs of his include Ignorance and Privilege, Love is Our Cross to Bear, Where No Monument Stands, Downtown Tonight, Writing in the Margins, When You Sing, Branching Out, Let Them In Peter, and many others. I've seen him live several times, always talented and absolutely a hoot in concert! If you're not familiar with him, check him out, you'll be glad you did.
This talented lady from the San Francisco area unfortunately passed away in her mid-forties from leukemia back in '86, I believe. Before she did, she left a number of acclaimed folk tunes such as Across the Great Divide, Here in California, Give Yourself to Love, and others. I call her "the female Dylan". Another one worth checking out.
Seriously nobody thought of these? Nobody is more folk than steeleye span. Great band
How can they be this low when they should be in the top five
Maddy prior is the queen of folkV 1 Comment
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