Tuesday, June 16, 2009

John Martyn

John Martyn died in January of this year. I first heard Solid Air when I was around 13 or 14 and all through my teens his songs were often covered at the PE Folk Club. I followed his career closely and have nearly every album he made. Solid Air is still my favorite and May You Never one of the best songs on the album. This version is from the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973. These kind of clips are the reason YouTube is a wonderful thing.
But I have to say my personal all time best John Martyn song is Spencer The Rover, it's a traditional tune and can be found on his 1975 album Sunday's Child.