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Baroque Folk

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 12 Mar 2018, 19:01

Let’s make a list of essential records in this genre. I’ll start with the two albums that I consider it’s high water mark. Any others you’d add?

Pleasures of the Harbor - Phil Ochs
For the Sake of the Song - Townes Van Zandt
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Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Mar 2018, 20:23

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Re: Baroque Folk

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 12 Mar 2018, 20:27

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:[ examples of Baroque Folk]

Pleasures of the Harbor - Phil Ochs
For the Sake of the Song - Townes Van Zandt


Not really sure based on the examples above what you mean by Baroque Folk. Is this baroque folk music or is this stuff with specific references to Baroque music. I'm asking because I don't hear those influences if you mean the second interpretation in specific. That's fine, but I was assuming the obligatory harpsichord in the backing track, and that's probably not what you mean.

Stuff that's less tied to one instrument is, let's say, "Fotheringay". Sounds like a Purcell influence to me. Well, maybe not. Maybe you could trace something back to Purcell with "I'll Be Back". Not sure.

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Re: Baroque Folk

Postby joels344 » 12 Mar 2018, 20:35

Definitely agree with the two you’ve started with. Here are some others I’d like to add in no particular order of preference:

Judee Sill - Heart Food
Bülent Ortaçgil - Benimle Oynar Mısın
Nico - The Marble Index and Desertshore
Joanna Newsom - Ys and Have One On Me
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Françoise Hardy - La question
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter and Five Leaves Left
Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day

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Re: Baroque Folk

Postby Count Machuki » 12 Mar 2018, 20:40

joels344 wrote:Bülent Ortaçgil - Benimle Oynar Mısın


Now there's a fine record I never in a million years thought I'd see mentioned on BCB.
The Turkish Nick Drake!

I understand his later records aren't so hot, though....
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Re: Baroque Folk

Postby joels344 » 12 Mar 2018, 20:44

Count Machuki wrote:
joels344 wrote:Bülent Ortaçgil - Benimle Oynar Mısın


Now there's a fine record I never in a million years thought I'd see mentioned on BCB.
The Turkish Nick Drake!

I understand his later records aren't so hot, though....


Indeed! I’m yet to explore his later records, but I’d take that album over just about anything from Nick Drake. It’s fantastic.