Silly Sisters – Maddy Prior & June Tabor (Chrysalis CHR1101) (1975)

This is exactly why I like boot fair shopping: buying albums for 50p that I know by repute and suspect I’ll like.  And so it is with this quiet Brit-Folk jewel.  Featuring the cream of the scene’s players (Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, Danny Thompson, et. al.) and a striking sleeve by Mick Rock, Silly Sisters is a charming album of trad. arr. songs with a subtle feminist undercurrent, despite the presence of an otherwise all male cast.

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Published in: on August 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Don’t share your appreciation for sleeve but would call the music “best of the best.” Have these ladies been made GBEs with the swords and scepters and what not?

  2. It’s weird, generally I find this lot’s very “worthiness” offputting, but not on this record. Still like the cover picture. 🙂


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