(1969) New Deal String Band – Down In The Willow
Availability: long deleted, never issued on CD
Tom Paley – vocals, banjo, guitar, autoharp
Joe Locker – vocals, banjo, guitar
Janet Kerr – fiddle, guitar, autoharp
A contemporary review of the album in the Gramophone magazine spoke of the album’s respect for its sources.
“This set was made shortly before Paley’s solo album “Sue Cow” (ZFB 3)…and it lacks something of that record’s warmth, but it makes good listening for the enthusiast of oldtime music. Fiddle, banjo, guitar and autoharp are heard on a wide-ranging selection.”
A more thorough and balanced appraisal as and when.
PS – not to be confused with the other (US) bluegrass/newgrass New Deal String Band of the late sixties and seventies, who were pretty bloody good too, as this clip – hippies in a car park playing Roanoke – demonstrates.