Straight out of folk roots in the 60’s and into the electrification period of the 70’s, Pentangle were something of a folk supergroup, what with John Renbourn and Bert Jansch heading up the guitar sounds, Danny Thompson on bass and Jacqui McShee on lead vocals. In some ways they were forerunners of Fairport Convention, Fotheringay etc.
I owe my brother for first hearing the LP “Basket of Light”, though the hit they had with “Light Flight” was a bit middle of the road for me. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat is a guitar-led piece…originally penned by Charlie Mingus.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”