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Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 9

Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 9

Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913–1991) played a major role in the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. He founded his own record label in 1955 in order to maintain artistic control over the sound quality, repertory, and style of his performances. His meticulously cultivated vocal and guitar styles, high tenor range, and studied delivery of poetic text attracted adoring audiences across North America and Europe. (For an extended biography of Dyer-Bennet, written by his daughter, Bonnie, see the liner notes for SFW40078.)

This recording contains a wide-ranging mix of folk songs from the United States, England, Germany, and France.

The notes include an intriguing discussion of how Dyer-Bennet achieved a softer sound from his guitar in this recording.

Track Listing

101
The Laird o' Cockpen Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:32
102
The Two Sisters of Binnorie Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:52
103
Early One Morning Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:04
104
The Pride of Petravore Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:36
105
Gently, Johnny, My Jingalo Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:02
106
The British Light Dragoons Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:56
201
Schneiders Höllenfahrt Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:38
202
Der Tod von Basel Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:47
203
Le Joli Tambour Richard Dyer-Bennet 4:13
204
The Buffalo Skinners Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:05
205
John Riley Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:42
206
The Cherry Tree Carol Richard Dyer-Bennet 4:36

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