Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dorothy Carter - Waillee Waillee (us 1978)

Dorothy Carter - Waillee, Waillee (us 1978, Celeste)

Born: 1935, New York, NY, United States
Died: June 07, 2003 // New Orleans, LA, United States

Member of: Mediæval Bæbes

Genres: Contemporary Folk, Free Folk

01. The Squirrel Is A Funny Thing...
02. Dulcimer Medley- Robin M'aime
03. Along The River
04. Summer Rhapsody
05. Waillee,Waillee
06. Celtic Medley
07. Autumn Song
08. Tree Of Life

I am not a piece of misanthropic record collecting scum. As much as I enjoy envisioning an alternative reality where my floorboards creek beneath the weight of 10,000 pieces of a moving man's worst nightmare, the truth is I am a man of modest means and limited square footage. Having said that, I treasure and worship my LP army and try to draft new members into the ranks as often as possible. Like many other music fanatics with questionable priorities who live in large cities, I belong to one of the most detested and deplorable sub-cultures known to modern man: Record store employees. Cursed with an insatiable hunger for jams of all varieties and a convoluted inferiority complex that develops during a most-likely sexless high school experience, these self appointed bastions of cultural import constitute the majority of my social network for better or worse. Relationships with fellow pushers follow a very familiar arc; beginning with the age-old dance of oneupmanship and eventually plateauing with a spirit of reluctant camaraderie and, for those not too far gone, friendship. If it wasn't for the adversarial nature between the members of this geek tribe, this blog and countless others wouldn't exist and I might have a girlfriend. Let this be a warning to fledgling collectors of the obsolete, original pressings of SBB records won't get you laid.
So, in keeping with the unwritten code of mutually assured destruction between record fiends, I am able to share with you a sweet slice of private press psych folk weirdness from 1978. On loan from the amazingly curated collection of Tropicalia In Furs Dorothy Carter's Waillee Waillee LP on Celeste Records is a startlingly beautiful and weird collection of traditional folk songs and blissed out drones . Carter draws heavily from American and Celtic traditions and utilizes an interesting array of stringed instruments including hammered dulcimer, cello, tamboura, piano, and flute to craft ethereal hymns to nature. The LP's lysergic qualities stem from the confluence of the hypnotic arrangements and Carter's perfectly hazy vocals rather than cheap studio trickery. The record is perfectly sequenced, balancing the haunting narrative pieces and the wood smoked Terry Riley by way of Appalachia instrumentals.
~ Posted by Jeff.

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SiamTwin said...

That was a simply brilliant self psychoanalytical writeup. Bravo!

allsavedfreakband said...

Can you post these rarities:
I Love You- Capitol- 1968
Both Sides of People - Capitol- 1969
There are People and There are People- Paramount- 1970

Larry Norman (of People fame):
Upon This Rock- 1970; Capitol ST-446 or SKAO-446
Only Visiting this Planet- MGM-Verve- 1972- Verve V6-5092 produced by Beatles producer, George Martin)
So Long Ago the Garden- MGM- Verve- 1973- MGM SE-4942 produced by Beatles producer, George Martin)
45 single: Capitol 2429: Blow In My Ear And Ill Follow You Anywhere /
I Got A Letter Today From The President
(as by The Flies, 1969)

People Singles (not on any of their 3 albums except I Love You):
Beechwood Music Acetates
USA Apple Cider / Apple Cider (instrumental) (1968)
USA Giant Man / Giant Man (instrumental) (1968?)
USA Giant Man / Opposite Me (1968?)
USA Capitol 5920: Organ Grinder / Riding High (1967)
USA Capitol 2078: I Love You / Somebody Tell Me My Name
(1968; 1969-71)
USA Capitol 2251: Apple Cider / Ashes Of Me (1968)
Capitol single 2499 ("Turnin Me In" / "Ulla") from 1969
"Harmony" / "Leader Of The Band" (EMI 2010).

Talbot Brothers (of Mason Proffit fame):
Self-Titled- 1974- Warner Brothers

Mylon LeFevre:
• 1970 Mylon (We Believe) Cotillion Records SD-9026
• 1971 With Holy Smoke Columbia Records 31085
• 1972 Over the Influence Columbia Records KC 31472

Glass Harp-self-titled- Released: 1970
Decca DL 75261 (LP)
Glass Harp- Synergy- Decca- 1971
Glass Harp- It Makes Me Glad- Released: 1972
Decca DL 7-5358 (LP)

alfaios said...

I'll try...

dicklaurent said...

Oh no, sadly the links are down.
I would like to hear this album so much.
I´d be very grateful for a possibility of a re-post.

Thank you so much in advance.

alfaios said...

NEW Rapidshare link posted. Enjoy!

Dick Laurent said...

Thank you so much. This is beautiful.