ROY HARPER - LONDON 1969

October 8, 2020 – 5:35 am

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ROY HARPER
London 1969 [no label, 1CD]

John Peel Top Gear Session, London, UK; June 3 and December 15, 1969. Very good FM broadcast.

Folk singer Roy Harper has been making music since 1964. His albums (all 32 of them, including 10 live recordings) include 1966’s Sophisticated Beggar, 1974’s Lifemask and 2005’s Beyond the Door. That same year, Harper was awarded the MOJO Hero Award and in 2013 was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Harper may well be rock’s least well-known legend. The only non-band member to have sung a lead vocal on a Pink Floyd song (Have A Cigar from Wish You Were Here), he is also the subject of a Led Zeppelin song (Hats Off To (Roy) Harper). David Gilmour, Paul And Linda McCartney and Kate Bush have guested on his albums and Bush, Peter Gabriel and This Mortal Coil have covered his songs.

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Thanks to Lucifer burns for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

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BBC FM broadcast.
Transfer info: Analog Maxell MX-S 90 Minute Metal Bias (Type IV) Cassette >JVC KD-V6 Cassette Deck (w/Manual Azmuith Adjust) > TASCAM CD-RW900mkII Professional CD Recorder > CDR
ANALOG CASSETTE > CDR > EAC > WAV > TLH > FLAC

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John Peel Top Gear Session; June 3, 1969
01. Francesca 1:24
02. Hell’s Angels 4:26
03. She’s The One 4:41
04. I Hate The White Man 8:04
05. It’s Tomorrow And Today Is Yesterday 4:02
23 mins

John Peel Top Gear Session; December 15, 1969
06. Don’t You Grieve 2:21
07. I Hate The White Man 5:49
08. Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan) 3:53
13 mins

Note: These tracks/CD can be purchased here.

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  1. 33 Responses to “ROY HARPER - LONDON 1969”

  2. Thanks BigO. Roy Harper has ben a favorite for many years.

    By sking on Oct 8, 2020

  3. Rumor has it Roy gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Oct 8, 2020

  4. Thanks Big O - so hard to find Roy Harper material.

    As Roy has always been at pains to point out, ‘Girl from the North Country’ is a traditional English folk song appropriated by Bob Dylan - I don’t think Dylan (quite rightly) has ever dared sue over copyright.

    By dan on Oct 8, 2020

  5. Derrick and David , Officer Derek Chauvin American hero , is released from jail , posting a one million dollar bond .

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  6. Let’s hope the courts do the right thing and clear this hero of the charges .

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  7. He needs to be back out there on the streets handing out street justice to the black ape thugs .

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  8. There is new video of the George Floyd arrest that clearly show that he was having. trouble breathing well before the knee to the neck incident. He was obviously high as a kite on substances and was clearly resisting arrest . As his fellow officer told the crowd . This is what happens to dope addicts .

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  9. All of these violent black apes killed by hero cops were resisting arrest . Floyd , Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, who fired a taser at officers, Jacob Blake who was going for a knife . All these cops are heros not criminals.

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  10. In the Brionna Taylor case , her boyfriend fired at police and wounded an officer. She made bad choices in boyfriends , choosing to date dope dealers and criminals.

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  11. What you said was right on triple h . We need more Chauvins out there puttin the knee of justice to more coon criminals.

    By Derrick on Oct 8, 2020

  12. I bet them coons will start more fires and burn more buildings if he gets off triple h . Rev Al will be spoutin his usual shit . What we really need is a return of the men in the white sheets to keep order , but it ain’t happening sad to say . Them days is long gone

    By Derrick on Oct 8, 2020

  13. It’s a toss up to me who’s worse . The coons wit the tattoos and dreadlocks or the Jew bastards who rape women and molest kids . The coons fuck white bitches and make hi Yeller kids so it’s a toss up for me

    By Derrick on Oct 8, 2020

  14. Jews are smarter Derrick. So they are more dangerous. Think of all the Wall Street corruption/ Ponzi schemers like Bernie Madoff , also Jeffery Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen who rape women and molest minors . Black apes today are mostly stupid . They are more violent and like to beat up their wives and girlfriends, and mudshark mistresses.

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  15. Must not forget Alan Dershowitz, another Hebrew . Friend of Epstein, who made several trips to Epstein isle to have SX with underage girls and possibly boys too . Bill Clinton and Orange face were also known to visit the island.

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  16. Dan - The song that “Girl From the North Country” was based on is “Scarborough Fair,” and Martin Carthy’s arrangement is found on his eponymous debut album. Martin Carthy has expressed bitterness about Paul Simon’s lifting the song since Simon failed to acknowledge or credit Carthy for the arrangement, but none towards Dylan for his more “creative” adaptation.

    Concerning the similarity between “Scarborough Fair” and Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country,” Carthy stated: “That was completely different, completely legitimate. Bob never hid anything. And he made his own song from it. That’s what folk music is all about. He’d always be asking me, ‘Martin, play ‘Scarborough Fair,’ play ‘Scarborough Fair.’ He was in England to appear in a TV play, Madhouse On Castle Street, for the BBC, and he was over for a few months, I think. He went over to Portugal or somewhere for a few days, and when he came back he said he had a new song. He played me this thing, and when he got to ‘She was once a true friend of mine,’ he burst into laughter and said something like ‘Oh I can’t do that one in front of you!’ and then he started playing something else.”

    By swappers on Oct 8, 2020

  17. I want a DIK in my ASS! NOW!

    By David Duke on Oct 8, 2020

  18. I prefer sucking on them, but I take them in the ass too.

    By Derrick on Oct 8, 2020

  19. Love to feel jizz explode on my gullet.

    By Derrick on Oct 8, 2020

  20. Eating shit is my preference.

    By HHH on Oct 8, 2020

  21. Hats Off!

    By Britinvdon on Oct 8, 2020

  22. I’m back, cocsuckers.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 8, 2020

  23. No one missed you, fuckstain.

    By Derrick on Oct 9, 2020

  24. Twernt me above. More fakes

    By Derrick on Oct 9, 2020

  25. Swappers - thanks for the explanation/background.

    As I said, Roy always used to introduce this in concerts along the lines as ‘a song Bob Dylan stole from England and I am stealing it back’.

    By dan on Oct 9, 2020

  26. Dan - https://youtu.be/ozgczzeZZ7w

    ;)

    By swappers on Oct 9, 2020

  27. THANK YOU BIG O!

    I’m thrilled to hear these-Roy’s not for everyone, but that is one more reason that I like him and his music.

    To the troll: try harder. Your material is dull and easy to scroll over. Everyone knows that all of the dumb, racist posts come from one person with no sense of humor and a lot of time alone. Yawn.

    By Eric on Oct 9, 2020

  28. Hi Bigo, this has been released.
    See

    http://www.royharper.co.uk/shop/cd-dvd.html?p=3

    By Anon on Oct 10, 2020

  29. Who cares Anon

    By David Duke on Oct 10, 2020

  30. swappers none of us care what u have to say from your sewer mouth

    By U L E on Oct 10, 2020

  31. Say what now you scum bucket bag of shite ULE Julie?

    By swappers on Oct 11, 2020

  32. Twernt me above either. More fakes

    By U L E on Oct 11, 2020

  33. Until you done felt a black penis up your ass , shut the hell up

    By Derrick on Oct 11, 2020

  34. What was the experience like then Derrick? Pray tell.

    By HHH on Oct 11, 2020

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