The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier

The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier

performed by Terry Callier, 1945-2012, Terbour Attenborough and John Tweedle (Prestige, 2003), 55 mins, 11 page(s)

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Field of Interest
American Music
Content Type
Music recording
55 mins
Sub Genre
American Folk, Soul, Progressive Folk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul Jazz
Page Count
Terry Callier, 1945-2012, Terbour Attenborough, John Tweedle
Date Recorded
Release Date
The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier was not released until 1968, about three years after the project was originally completed; while the long delay almost certainly crippled the momentum of Callier's fledgling career, the impact on the music itself was at most minimal -- while not the singer's best album, it's his most timeless and inviting, adhering closely to the folk stylings addressed by the title while largely ignoring the mystical jazz dimensions which texture his later material. Surprisingly, none of the album's eight songs are originals, relying instead on traditional tunes like "900 Miles" and "Cotton Eyed Joe"; while Callier's spiralling acoustic guitar lines and the use of two bassists (Terbour Attenborough and John Tweedle) reflect his admiration of John Coltrane, New Folk Sound is for the most part stark and simple, possessed of a subtle grace which spotlights his remarkably moving vocals to excellent effect -- it's a debut which holds all the promise fulfilled by his classic recordings for Cadet. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
American Music, Popular Music, Jazz, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Blues, Folk Music, Rhythm & Blues, Soul Jazz, Blues, Música Folk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul Jazz
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Blues, Música Folk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul Jazz

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