Sandy Denny and The Happy Blunderers - Lincoln 1971.

This is Sandy Denny and The Happy Blunderers live at the Lincoln Folk Festival (England) back on the 24th July 1971. She's backed by the self named Happy Blunderers, consisting of Fairport members Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg and Jerry Conway. Richard plays guitar throughout and sings backing vocals on the third song (Crash On The Levee - a Dylan song).

The first solo album by Sandy Denny 'The North Star Grassman and the Ravens' was also released in 1971 and is distinguished by its elusive lyrics and unexpected harmonies. Highlights included Late November, inspired by a dream and the death of Fairport band member Martin Lamble, and Next Time Around a cryptogram about Jackson C. Frank, one of her many portraits in song. Both songs were included in this short set.

Also on the bill at the festival were The Byrds, Dion, Tim Hardin, the Incredible String Band, Ralph McTell, Pentangle, Tom Paxton, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick & Martin Carthy, James Taylor, and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. 

Source: Audience.

Sound Quality: Listenable (a bit like AM radio at night),  mp3@265kbps.

Genre: Folk, folk rock.

Set: Full Set.

Set List:

01 Late November
02 The North Star Grassman And The Ravens
03 Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)
04 Blackwaterside
05 The Optimist
06 Next Time Around
07 Crazy Lady Blues
08 John The Gun

Line Up:

Sandy Denny: Vocals, Guitar
Richard Thompson: Guitar
Dave Pegg: Bass
Gerry Conway: Drums

Links: Official Sandy Denny HERE.

New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).


Beehive Candy said…
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Anonymous said…
Thank you kindly :)
Anonymous said…
Thank you, I am doing a copy for Teddy Thompson considering his Dad plays on it. A nice piece of history.
Ronnie said…
Lovely stuff! Thanks, Beehive Candy x
zico said…
Sandy will always be my favourite singer-songwriter. She was one of a kind. She was beyond words I should say. And thanks a zillion and more for this gem.
Beehive Candy said…
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lex dexter said…
This is so wonderful of you.. Sandy's so...fancy and enthralling.