Folk Off! Pastoral Perfection for Pixie People by Jimmy Dread (2019)

A very personal ping-pong affair around folk in all its many wonderful guises - from trad to the folkiest of folk-rock, to folk-prog and a little American Primitivism, to what some bright spark decided to coin 'New Weird America'. Don't start splitting hairs about which of the listed is folk and which isn't (simple answer - it all is), although you might notice a slightly more trad-folk flavour to this list than in something like Norm's wonderful "Normlore" chart, to which this is a distant cousin separated by a mere 19 miles of water between Dover and Calais. Bon voyage, mes amies. Jimmy, May 2019

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PERFECT FOR... everything really. Just perfect, full stop. [First added to this chart: 06/04/2016]
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1971
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PERFECT FOR... A meander through the beautiful countryside around the Cambridgeshire/Lincolnshire/Norfolk border area, where ears of corn flutter gently in the breeze as you gaze upon miles and miles of open field with your ill-fitting duffle coat keeping you shielded from the elements. [First added to this chart: 05/12/2014]
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1971
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180
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PERFECT FOR... sitting round the campfire with your good lady/gentleman and practicing sumptuous harmonies whilst toasting marshmallows. [First added to this chart: 05/12/2014]
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1970
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206
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PERFECT FOR... A drive from Deeside to Holyhead along the A55, taking in all the beauty North Wales has to offer (and a fair few lay-bys where you can grab a crafty snout). [First added to this chart: 03/21/2016]
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1975
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30
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PERFECT FOR... An inter-railing trip around the East coast of England with your feet up on the chair in front of you, drifting away in bliss before the guard nudges you and has a go at making marks on the upholstery [First added to this chart: 10/28/2017]
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1970
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217
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PERFECT FOR... Out-of-season carol singing along the North Devon coast, where they've got this wonderful rustic steam railway and then down the road in Minehead the best collection of pinball tables in the whole of the West Country. [First added to this chart: 10/28/2017]
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1965
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45
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PERFECT FOR... Sitting under the awning outside your caravan in picturesque Pembrokeshire with a big beaming smile on your face, reminiscing about those holidays of old where your flip-flops made your feet hurt so badly it was a far better option to walk around barefoot. [First added to this chart: 05/12/2014]
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2000
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27
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PERFECT FOR... Tempting our woodland friends (you know, shrews and that kind of thing) out of their habitats in order to present them all manner of treats, gifts and a hearty supply of berries and fruit to keep them warm throughout a bitter Hebridean winter. [First added to this chart: 05/12/2014]
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1970
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1,969
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PERFECT FOR... Standing in the wind, staring in wonderment at the vast expense of Rutland Water with shivers down your spine caused by a combination of awe and the rather inclement weather [First added to this chart: 05/12/2014]
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1971
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142
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PERFECT FOR... A traipse 'round the Cheshire countryside, recalling the interludes/junctions they used to have between Programmes For Schools And Colleges in the 70s as you see a giant wicker rabbit advertising ice cream on a hill just the other side of Whitchurch [First added to this chart: 04/22/2018]
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1972
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Folk Off! Pastoral Perfection for Pixie People composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 24 24%
1970s 46 46%
1980s 2 2%
1990s 3 3%
2000s 18 18%
2010s 6 6%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 2 2%
Forest 1 1%
Pentangle 1 1%
Fuchsia 1 1%
Martin Carthy 1 1%
Judee Sill 1 1%
Elliott Smith 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 50 50%
United States 29 29%
Ireland 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Canada 4 4%
Germany 3 3%
Norway 1 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%

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From 01/10/2019 13:03
Absolutely fantastic chart brimming with some personal favourite of mine; I ran a folk radio show (named What the Folk??: Ballads From A Thin Man) at my uni last year and used this chart as for recommendations. The 'perfect for' descriptors is a lovely touch too ... great stuff!
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From 04/29/2018 15:30
@Jimmy Dread lol I even ctrl+f-ed it, guess I misspelt. Fantastic LP. Another thing just came to my mind, Willard Grant Conspiracy's Let It Roll, it's more like americana/folk stuff but great nonetheless. Check it if you haven't already.
I'll say it once again though, great idea and chart :)
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From 04/28/2018 10:33
Great chart. There's so much for me to check out here too
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From 04/28/2018 07:02
@LedZep Forest’s S/T is already in there pal - lovely LP.
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From 04/27/2018 14:41
superb folk world & country selections..... !!
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From 04/27/2018 11:31
Really nice chart
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From 04/27/2018 11:28
Effing cool. Very personal and honest and eccentric. I’d recommend Forest by a band called Forest, it’s what I imagine “Pixie people” would listen to lol
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From 04/27/2018 08:14
Very interesting chart mate
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Interesting
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From 06/02/2016 11:09
Great title. And you've got Jose Gonzalez in there. I'll have to check out some of the many I've never heard of. Thanks.
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