With thanks to Andy
Formed in 1968 and still going strong, Hunter Muskett are:
In April our 1973 album Hunter Muskett will be re-released in Japan by Air Mail Records of Tokyo. The CD using the original 70s artwork will feature 11 tracks: the original nine tracks, the John Blair single and, for the first time, the two tracks from 'Bradleys live at the Marquee'. This release will be available for the Japanese market only.
We are very sad to learn of the recent passing of John 'The Fish' Langford aged 87.
Back in the day when Muskett played regularly in the west country John with his trademark beard, along with Brenda Wootton, was at the very heart of the Cornish folk scene. Together they were kindness itself to the band, booking us, putting us up and getting the word around. In later years John worked for local radio and acted as a humanist celebrant.
Our good wishes and sympathy go to John's family and friends.
Michael Bjorn’s article on the band is now available in ‘Shindig’ magazine issue #133. The article, to be found under the ‘The Vinyl Clicks’ section, covers Muskett in the Bradleys era and includes the photo of the band performing at the Festival Hall London in, 1973. Shindig magazine is available on the shelves of all good news-agents.
Texas retrospective website ‘Tending the Pale Bloom’ approached the band for an on-line interview on the Hunter Muskett story. For those with an hour and a half to spare Roger’s exhaustive (not to say exhausting) conversation with Greg Chance is now available on:
Muskett interview – Tending the Pale Bloom
A Heart Full of Soul: The Life of the Yardbird’s Keith Relf written by US author David French and published by McFarland Books is now available in the UK. This is the first full biography of the singer and harmonica player.
As Keith produced our 1973 album ‘Hunter Muskett’ David asked us to help him with a few memories from those times, both in the studio and later on tour with the Bradley’s Roadshow. Sadly we were unable to provide a photo of us with Keith (as far as we know none were taken), but David has kindly included the album sleeve in his book.
Many thanks to Yardbird expert Josh Cicek who also helped with the book. Josh contacted us from Australia with some Muskett tracks copied from Keith’s personal tapes – including an alternative version of Laze Around All Day.
The Hunter Muskett CD re-released to coincide with the book is now sold out.
After performing Terry’s song ‘Leave It With Mine’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, Archie Fisher has now released a live version. It appears on the CD ‘The Best Times After All’ recorded in Canada by Archie along with Garnett Rogers. There is also a projected studio version in the pipeline. This is in keeping with Archie’s habit of recording Terry’s songs twice – he recorded two versions of ‘Silver Coin’ some years ago.
All but two of the songs are Hiscock originals and Terry plays the instruments himself with just a little help from Tom Leary on fiddle. Noel Gander and Gayna Taylor contribute vocals and John Ellis, who did Muskett's 'That Was Then This Is Now' CD, engineered at his Limefield Studio.
We could tell you how good it is but why not read an impartial review in FATEA on-line magazine Terry Hiscock CD review?
Copies of the CD are available by contacting Terry's website or by going to one of his solo gigs also listed on the site (assuming he remembers to take them along).
Copies of our comeback CDs – ‘Unafraid and Sober’ and ‘That Was Then This Is Now’ are still available from this site.
The band’s debut album ‘Every Time You Move’ remains, for the moment, unavailable, as does the other 70s album ‘Hunter Muskett’.
As always, if you would like to get in touch do feel free to use our e-mail link on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Fri 6 – Mon 9 The Great British Folk Festival, Butlins, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
Hunter Muskett to appear on Saturday evening (7th January)
Thur 20 Black Swan Folk Club Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
Fri 21 North Ferriby Village Hall, 50 Church Road, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, HU14 3AA
Thurs 27 Darlington Folk Acoustic Club, The Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL1 4DH
Fri 28 Zeffirellis Jazz Bar, 2 Compston Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9DJ
Thur 16 Wivenhoe Folk Club, Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9BX
Sun 19 Twickfolk, The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, Middx. TW1 3SZ
Thur 23 Orpington Folk Club, Farnborough Social Club, 6 Pleasant View Place, Via Farrow Fields, Farnborough Village, Kent BR6 7BL
Thur 30 Loughton Folk Club, The Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX
Fri 1 St Edith Folk, Sevenoaks, Kent - venue to be announced
If anyone out there would like to book us , or if you know someone who might, then please get in touch.
Please go to Terry’s Website for a full listing
With thanks to John Lamb for his reinterpretation....