Tag Archives: Bert Jansch

Pentangle - Solomon's Seal

5/6/16 – The Pentangle – Solomon’s Seal – 1972 / Sally Free And Easy – 1972

As is often the case, one of my favourite albums is one that hasn’t been favourably reviewed in some quarters. Solomon’s Seal released in 1972 was (The Pentangle) or Pentangle’s last album before they decided to split and it’s as if the band falling apart negatively influenced opinion rather than the content. Bert Jansch’s rustic […]

Anne Briggs - The Hazards Of Love EP Cover Art

17/8/15 – Bert Jansch And Anne Briggs – Blackwaterside – Anne Briggs – The Hazards Of Love EP – 1963 – A Rare Interview With Anne Briggs from The Guardian – 2007

If you are a Led Zeppelin fan, you will recognize Blackwaterside as the inspiration for Black Mountainside from Led Zeppelin 1. The song is an old Irish Folk song (Down By The Blackwaterside) taught by Anne Briggs to Bert Jansch who then recorded it on his 1966 album Jack Orion. When Jimmy Page played as […]