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I love finding new music... - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
I love finding new music...
Found on the 'net today:

Richard Thompson - Vincent Black Lightning, 1952.

The story of the Vincent Black Lightning

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acelightning From: acelightning Date: November 13th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's an amazing piece - a motorcycle story, from the slums of London, in a weirdly haunting Appalachian-verging-on-Celtic style. then i Googled "Richard Thompson" - hey, i remember Fairport Convention!
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: November 14th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Appalachian! That was exactly the adjective I was looking for to describe it!

Even better, a lot of his stuff is available on eMusic, and I have a stack of downloads there just waiting to be used...

I suspect Fairport Convention is from before my time. :)
rattleback From: rattleback Date: November 14th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Appalachian, for sure - there's a great bluegrass cover of it by Del McCoury:

acelightning From: acelightning Date: November 14th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Fairport Convention was formed in 1967 (Wikipedia is your friend), and a version of the band still exists today. they've always been considered "folk-rock".

(i'm very strongly tempted to send that song to a musician friend of mine in Ireland, whose playing sometimes drifts towards that kind of style. but for all i know, he and Thompson are old drinking buddies...)

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