British folk guitar master Bert Jansch was a central figure of the British folk revival best remembered by contemporary audiences for his work with Pentangle. These two anthologies reveal how the singular beauty of his solo work transcends, even, that legendary band.
Before The Beatles and other British Invasion artists set foot in the United States, young people already saw folk music as a safe and respectable entity. Even Jerry Lewis knew that. No wonder Bob Dylan plugged in and went electric.