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Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: March 1963
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"A major archival discovery, taped March 24, 1963 for a Milwaukee, Wisconsin radio program, on the eve of the very same day that the seminal Blues, Rags & Hollers LP by Koerner, Ray & Glover was created. Spider John Koerner is the man who first introduced a young Bob Dylan to the 12-string guitar, a bona fide legend who is acknowledged as an influence by artists as diverse as John Lennon, Beck, The Doors & Dylan himself. Nearly 50 years ago, Paul Nelson, writing in the Little Sandy Review and Sing Out respectively, said that "Koerners art is like Chaplins, as great and lasting as it is entertaining," while calling him "the most innovatively brilliant acoustic blues musician of his generation." In the year 2010 -- seldom performing and now in his 70s -- the reclusive Koerner is "one of the worlds greatest living practitioners of traditional American folk music." It is with enormous pride that Neros Neptune presents this long-lost piece of American musical history. Tip-on sleeves, pressed on 180 gram vinyl." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: Music Is Just A Bunch Of Notes/The Secret of Sleep
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00

Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: Some American Folk Songs Like They Used To
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"After moving to Denmark in 1972 and abandoning music for a spell, the legendary Spider John Koerner returned to the U.S. in 1974 to record an LP for Dave Rays Sweet Jane label. The resulting record is one of the finest of his 50-plus-year career. As its title implies, the album displays a conscious move away from the folk-blues stylings of earlier recordings and toward an embrace of traditional American folk music. The enduring quality of its songs is evidenced by their continued inclusion on Koerners set lists over 40 years later. This first-ever reissue of Some American Folk Songs Like They Used To is the fourth release by Koerner on Neros Neptune. Available in a limited artists edition of 300 numbered copies, the record is mastered from remarkably well-preserved first-generation reel-to-reel tapes. The lacquers were cut by Ralph Karsten at Atma-Sphere, and the LP pressed at RTI. There is no digital technology used at any point in the process. Not only is the sound better than on the original 1974 release, but the beautiful, hand-printed covers feature new and improved artwork from a woodblock designed by Neros Neptune art director and recording artist Paul Metzger." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: Spider John
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This vinyl-only album fills a crucial gap in the evolution of legendary folk artist Spider John Koerner. Recorded in between 1965s Spider Blues and 1969s Running, Jumping, Standing Still (with Willie Murphy, both released on Elektra), Koerner is captured here live and unaccompanied at The Ash Grove in Los Angeles, bringing to light an exciting and previously-undocumented period in the career of Spider John. The excellent recording captures Koerner at the absolute peak of his guitar-playing powers. Rounding out this crucial slab of wax are two songs recorded in 1966 in New York City, previously only available on an elusive British single. Accompanied by Al Kooper on guitar, Felix Pappalardi on bass, and Roy Blumenfeld on drums, "Wont You Give Me Some Love" and "Dont Stop" (the latter with Tony Glover on harp) represent Koerners first, brief excursion into rock and roll terrain. The results sound not entirely dissimilar to Dylans Highway 61 period material -- not surprising, given Koopers presence. This release is not only a fascinating addition to the canon of one of this countrys national treasures, but is also one of his strongest overall efforts. Strictly limited vinyl edition of 500 copies." -Neros Neptune.

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