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Startling first album by a brilliantly innovative musician,
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This dates from 1965, and what a stir it caused then! Jnasch went on to work famously with John Renbourn and Pentangle, but this solo work is wonderful stuff. His guitar style is unique and accomplished, his songs,with exception of the 2 "protest" songs, which are a bit bum-clenching in retrospect, are romantic and poignant. The album contains one or two of his most famous songs - Needle of death, Strollin' down the highway, and Ramblings gonna be the death of me", interspersed with dazzling little instrumentals like "Finches". It's bluesy, jazzy, and brilliant! A little walk down Memory Lane for those who spent their formative years in 1960s folk clubs, and a real treat for everyone.