Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Two Sides Of The Pentangle

The Pentagle were born with the meeting of two extaordinary British guitarists: John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. Both these virtuoso musicians have been able to match in a very original way different styles like folk, blues and jazz, giving an important contibution to the rebirth of British folk music in the sixties.
Thanks to Stefan Grossman's Vestapol Videos series we can see them performing as soloists too.
A very young Renbourn appears on an historical London club called Les Cousins, playing his version of the traditional I Know My Rider, that also appears, with the title I Know My Babe, on his 1966 album Another Monday. Bert Jansch plays and sings, live in a studio, Blackwaterside, another traditional, included on the Jack Orion LP, from 1966 too. This song has almost been stolen by Jimmy Page to compose Black Mountain Side, that instrumental track on the first Led Zeppelin's album. I don't know when and where Bert performed this, but he certainly looks older than he was in the Pentangle's years. Any additional informations are always welcome.


John Renbourn - I Know My Rider (1965)
Bert Jansch - Blackwaterside

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Cheers

Mirco

5 Comments:

Anonymous 123 said...

alright ! way cool , Mirco .

8/08/2006 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F***!!! I'm more happy that mice in malt. Fisrt time I have ever seen the good old Renbourn. It's great.

Thank you very very much

8/09/2006 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for these, The Renbourn one cuts off at the end - Is that how it is or do I need to download it again?

8/10/2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Yes, it cuts off a little before the end of the song...

8/10/2006 2:57 PM  
Blogger flop said...

Yeah great to see more footage of Jansch and renbourn. That Jansch track looks like it's from the late 70's early 80's. He's also playing Blackwaterside in a different key than on Jack Orion. Interesting.

8/12/2006 12:17 PM  

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