H. Llewelyn

"Hugh Llewelyn the Welshman"
Having a laff
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (90 of 104)
Location: Bristol, England
In My Own Words:
Born and brought up in the South Wales Valleys mining community in the 50's & 60's, I graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Modern History and American Studies in 1971 and the following year gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I then left South Wales to live and work in Sussex, London and Bristol. I retired from the Civil Service in 2010 and now please myself in how I pas… Read more

60's/70's blues-rock, jazz-rock, electric folk, reading non-fiction, railways, aircraft, church arhitecture, rugby, F1.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 68,830 - Total Helpful Votes: 90 of 104
A=mh2 ~ Andy Clark
A=mh2 ~ Andy Clark
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I, too, bought this vinyl album in 1969 but can't for the life of me remember why! I may have seen them live, but can't remember. It was the 60's, you know, and I was a student. But to be absolutely honest, I'm afraid that the only substance I was under the influence of was Watney's Starlight as nothing stronger was available in the Union Bar at Swansea. Not even Watney's Red Barrel - now that's scraping the bottom of. Perhaps I looked too innocent to be corrupted. But listening to this album it was easy to pretend I was stoned. This album certainly is "different" and all my friends at the time thought I'd made an inspired choice - even though they had never heard of Clark-Hutchinson… Read more
Bert and John ~ Bert Jansch
Bert and John ~ Bert Jansch
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought the vinyl album - called "Stepping Stones" - when a 6th former without knowing anything about either Bert Jansch or John Renbourne but curious to see what they sounded like. I was aware that Jansch was a bit of a cult even then (no typo there, incidentally). And I was amazed: at it's simplicity - in its short, sharp songs - and it's complexity - in it's incredibly accomplished guitar playing. Jansch's playing simply defies description. He is truely unique. All tracks are superb but for me "The Time has Come" is the most shuddering. Although it isn't exactly PC as it seems to be about the singer saying goodbye to his lover because he is going on tour - the US perhaps? - and really… Read more
The Pentangle ~ Pentangle
The Pentangle ~ Pentangle
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pentangular perfection, 18 Mar 2011
I was a very early fan of Pentangle from listening to John Peel and was already a firm fan of Bert Jansch - possibly the most original folk guitarist of all time. And Jacqui MacShee has the sweetest voice of all three of the great Brit female folk singers of the late 60's/70's - though Sandy Denny remains the most characterful and moving for me and Maddy Prior has maybe the best compromise between sweetness and "movingness" - if there is such a word! I saw Pentangle live at the Afon Lido in a day long festival when they were joint top of the bill with, of all people, Pink Floyd! Both were great live. Whilst I bought most of the Pentangle vinyl LPs at the time, this remains my favourite. And… Read more

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