Alex Campbell At The Tivoli Gardens




This is the CD release of Alex Campbell’s second LP for Storyville Records, twelve tunes recorded live in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, in 1967. The Scottish folk guitarist and singer was the first to actually earn a living playing folk music, and was one of the first to leave Britain for the Continent, eventually settling in Denmark. The genre is contemporary – rather than traditional – folk music, with tunes by Paul Simon, Tom Paxton, Bob Dylan and Bert Jansch, among others, and only one Alex Campbell original. Alex Campbell is a modern European folk legend who helped shape the British and European modern folk scenes in the sixties. The music has an edge; Campbell sings songs from real life: about drugs and rambling, loneliness and love.

Alex Campbell – guitar & vocals / Cy Nicklin, Robert Lelievre – guitar / Leif Sjöberg – bass

Recorded in 1967

Cindy’s Crying
Candy Man
Needle Of Death
Tom Thumb’s Blues
First Time Ever
The Time Has Come
Where I’m Bound
Champion At Keeping Them Rolling
Long Gone From Home
Strolling Down The High Way
He Was A Most Peculiar Man
Sally Free And Easy

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