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Indiana Highway and Faraway Folk: Good Tidings Of Great Joy – RA

This is a Christmas EP sampler from the RA label featuring a rather out of place cut (We Three Kings by Indiana Highway) There is a crudity in terms of recording and even some timing slips which for me at least only add to the sound. I have the other Indiana Highway EP which is fairly straight Mod / R&B, however on this Christmas sampler, the band seems to have morphed into modal Jazz waltz maestros! Based in Devon 20 miles from where I live, Indiana highway toured the local clubs and seemingly engaged in session work on some other RA releases. Until recently I had never seen or heard this recording, personally due to the sound, obscurity and local connection I’m buzzing on this one right now.

“We Three Kings”

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4 Comments

  • mark guenther

    What? No mention of the Faraway Folk track? I’m curious…

  • Seasonal Man it ain’t…Straight folk Christmas ditty. “We Three Kings” is very different to the vibe of the Faraway Folk cut, I dig them as an outfit but on this EP they don’t bring the joy

  • For anyone interested in the lives of ordinary Torquay folk – including their bands and pubs – there’s now a ‘Torquay’s Other History’ section on the local arts & culture site, the Peoples Republic of South Devon:

    http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthdevon.co.uk/category/torquays-other-history/

  • Just stumbled on this page with a track I had forgotten about :0)
    I played flute on that recording, I think it was recorded live in one take (Obvious
    when you listen )
    John Snell / ex Indianna Highway 1968’ish

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