Obscure but wonderful folk and folk rock records from the late 60's, 70's and early 80's (Part 1)

by Bill Golembeski
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There's a myth that claims (the great) Pete Seeger tried to cut the electric cables with an ax, so as to "unplug" electric Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Well, that's not true, but if he had stopped the juice, the tough distinction as to when folk becomes folk rock would be a lot simpler. Even the very traditional Clannad played a few electric notes on their second record. So the two are blurred in this list, a list which is also absent of singer-songwriters simply because they are saved for some other time. Ditto for obvious country rock. This isn't prog, but it's still pretty great. And by the way, some of these records bump into psych sounds. Click an album below to read a review

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Wow! What an amazing list!

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