22nd November 2012. Thursday
For Steve at Bumba,,, Bumba A worth while visit for another very knowledgeable and interesting music site.
Steve please enjoy and thank you for joining in this fun project. I think their Album art alone is worth the visit.
Ducks on a Pond.
Track 3 from the Incredible String Band’s BBC Radio Night Ride Session 6th March 1968
The Incredible String Band
(sometimes abbreviated as ISB) were a psychedelic folk band formed in Scotland in 1966. The band built a considerable following, especially within the British counterculture, before splitting up in 1974. The group’s members are musical pioneers in psych folk and, by integrating a wide variety of traditional music forms and instruments, in the development of world music. The group reformed in 1999 and continued to perform until 2006.
|Origin||Edinburgh / Glasgow, Scotland|
|Labels||Elektra Records (1966–70)
Island Records (1971–74)
|Associated acts||Robin Williamson
Christina “Licorice” McKechnie
Malcolm Le Maistre
Claire “Fluff” Smith
The Story of the Incredible String Band.. The following excerpt from the web site please click link for more.
The short biography taken from Making Time. A longer version will be added in due course.
One of the more unusual groups to come out of Britain in the 1960’s, the Incredible String Band were highly influential in their day with the likes of Robert Plant and the Rolling Stones citing them as references. The String Band is one of those groups that are very difficult to categorize sometimes described as psychedelic folk music, they were certainly an early exponent of World Music in the UK.
The group came together in the mid-1960’s. Clive and Robin had been playing together at Clive’s Incredible Folk Club, a small folk club in Saucihall Street in Glasgow. They built up quite a following including Billy Connolly and Mike Heron, who later joined on guitar. They were a trio when Joe Boyd visited the club having heard about the band. He signed them to Elektra and they completed their first album, The Incredible String Band released in 1966. This showcased the fine writing talents of the three members and already showed, to a small extent, that they were moving beyond the usual folk style. Robin’s October Song from this album has become a classic and is highly rated by Bob Dylan.
(For more info click link to the web site and enjoy) This is a specialist web site to ISB and related artists. Well worth a visit.