2 May 2015
Posted by Kevin Boyd, 2 May 2015
This month’s #MC50 video features tracks from a 1976 BBC Radio 1 session for John Peel. This would have been Martin’s seventh Peel session (he would do two more) and includes a unique performance of Searching For Lambs that Martin hasn’t yet recorded officially and which hasn’t appeared on any of his recent live albums. It also includes a solo version of The Unfortunate Tailor, thirty years before Martin would record it officially with Swarb for Straws In The Wind. The remaining songs are from his then current album Crown Of Horn.
2 March 2015
Posted by Kevin Boyd, 2 March 2015
The third of my #MC50 YouTube videos, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin’s debut album, is a unique recording from 2011 featuring Martin singing his version of Gilbert O’Sullivan’s Nothing Rhymed with Jools Holland and his orchestra. This one-off recording comes from a 2011 edition of Jools’ BBC radio 2 show:
The original show also included an extended interview with Martin that you can listen to here:
1 February 2015
Posted by Kevin Boyd, 1 February 2015
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Carthy’s debut album I’m continuing the #MC50 project where I’m creating a new YouTube video every month this year. Each video includes rare or unreleased tracks from Martin’s career.
February’s offering includes tracks from Martin’s final session for the BBC John Peel Show split over two separate videos. Please comment and share…