Episode 2 - Sing a Song of Sixpence, '70s Singer-Songwriters Part 2


This is the second and last part (at least for now) of our explorations in the s-sw genre. This time we take a look at some private press artists that didn’t make it on big important record companies. Time wise we have now moved from the early 70s in the previous episode to the late 70s and early 80s, although stylistically there is not much of a difference and not many influences from contemporary genres can be heard. This lag phase is common among private presses and ties together genres otherwise spread out in time. As with mainstream singer-songwriters there is plenty to pick and choose from, perhaps even more, and we have put together a few of our favorites.

Bert Keely – Take Me Home (Manhole) 1979
-Mari’s Song
Ted Lucas – s/t (OM) 1975
-Plain and Sane and Simple Melody
JD Elias – Who’s That? (BIRC) 1978
-Leavin' on My Mind
Poor Richard – Place of the Sun (Kazoo) 1978
-The Ax of Good-by
Naomi – Seagulls and Sunflowers (Cottage) 1976
-More Beautiful
Sixth Station – Deep Night (No label) 1982
-Deep Night