Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring catch-up: Fairport Convention, part 4


Judy Dyble

Okay, so it's been a while. How's it going? For the past few months I've been in school, and although I've thought about posting often, it's been hard to find the time. However, it's now Spring break, and I have no excuses. And, since it's a bright, sunny day I thought I'd reinstate in search of the lost chord with some sunny, hippy-dippy English psych-folk!
After Fairport Convention replaced her with Sandy Denny, Judy Dyble became somewhat of an obscure commodity until disappearing off the face of the musical map altogether. However, for a few years in the late sixties and early seventies she could be found if you looked hard enough. And here she is: popping up (and just as quickly disappearing again) on the 1968 demo recordings of Giles, Giles and Fripp. Sounding much more lighthearted and whimsical then they would with King Crimson, these rough recordings are a glimpse of the transistion that occured within psychedelia that led to prog rock. So, I guess this could be seen as a major step in the world of progressive music, but in the Fairport world this is just a minor footnote. So here it is, Judy Dyble singing with Giles, Giles and Fripp.

I Talk To the Wind