“Mr. Fox” by Mr. Fox - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1970Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Essentially the group was the husband and wife duo of Bob and Carole Pegg, borne of the Yorkshire Dales, and enticed down to that there London in ’69 with aspirations to make their mark, as Pentangle and Fairport Convention had recently done. The Pegg’s quintessentially English brand of folk found support with Bill Leader, and recording plans were made possible via Transatlantic Records, for whom he was often the producer of choice. The two soon became six, with the recruitment of high quality classically-trained musicians – clearly, this was to be a serious effort. Newly named after one of the songs on the album, the sextet lined-up: Bob Pegg (vocals, organ, melodeon, tin whistle, synthesizer); Carole Pegg (vocals, fiddle); Andrew Massey (cello); Alun Eden (drums); Barry Lyons (electric bass); John Myatt (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon). The time was right for these folk rockers, and their well-conceived project was very well received. They had a way with them that stood them apart, and pretty much wrote all of their own songs, which revelled in telling tales, as all great folk songs should. They were often merry on the surface, and dastardly underneath. They’re sickos really. I love them : – )

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:55] 8.6.png Mr. Fox - Join Us In Our Game (Bob Pegg, Carole Pegg) Folk
A2 [04:19] 7.5.png Mr. Fox - The Hanged Man (Bob Pegg) Folk
A3 [03:18] 9.0.png Mr. Fox - The Gay Goshawk (Carole Pegg) Folk
A4 [04:28] 6.8.png Mr. Fox - Rip Van Winkle (Bob Pegg) Folk
A5 [02:53] 7.1.png Mr. Fox - Mr. Trill’s Song (Bob Pegg, Ashley Hutchings) Folk
B1 [02:34] 7.8.png Mr. Fox - Little Woman (Dave Mason) Folk
B2 [05:22] 7.6.png Mr. Fox - Salisbury Plain (Carole Pegg, Ashley Hutchings) Folk
B3 [02:49] 7.1.png Mr. Fox - The Ballad Of Neddy Dick (Bob Pegg) Folk
B4 [03:37] 6.7.png Mr. Fox - Leaving The Dales (Bob Pegg) Folk
B5 [05:46] 8.9.png Mr. Fox - Mr. Fox (Bob Pegg) Folk

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