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TITLE
Music For Moonshiners
DATE
1962
CATALOGUE
N/A
FORMAT
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DESCRIPTION
Unissued LP recorded as Wiseman, Stanley & Jones

WIZZ:

Around this time I was running a weekly folk club at The Porcupine pub in Leicester Square along with my artist/songwriter friend Alan Tunbridge and guitarist Mack McGann.
Pete Stanley, Dave Wiseman and Wizz Jones were the residents. The folk song collector Peter Kennedy offered us a chance to make a tape - it was never released - but you can hear what we sounded like in 1963 if you go to the MP3 download page and listen to Stanley Wiseman and Jones playing "Billy Grimes The Rover" (learned from a New Lost City Ramblers record) which was included on a sampler LP called "Folk Scene".

Incidentally it was at this club that Pete Stanley's friend Arthur Phillips played a gig with his newly formed group "The Strawberry Hill Boys". They were later to become known as "The Strawbs", but this was after Arthur had left the band (do I see the beginning of a pattern here?!). The last I heard of Arthur he was somewhere on the China Seas! (hmsrusty@yahoo.com) I think!

Further anorak stuff - Mack McGann also appeared at The Porcupine with "The Levee Breakers" (Mack plus guitarist Johnny Joyce and singer Beverly - later to become Beverly Martyn).

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