Bert Jansch

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Bert Jansch

#1  Postby chairman bill » Oct 05, 2011 1:51 pm

The great & generally wonderful guitarist, Bert Jansch, has shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain & gone to join the choir invisible. He's fucking snuffed it. And if you don't know who I'm talking about, go find out, listen to some of his stuff. Like this ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqjUWJtH88c[/youtube]
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Re: Bert Jansch

#2  Postby rEvolutionist » Oct 05, 2011 1:57 pm

I've got no idea who this dude is. And I can't watch videos. But it's always sad when someone you really dug kicks the bucket. This isn't a piss take... I still think, from time to time, about how sad it is that Layne Staley bit it, even though it was about 10 years ago. I can't help thinking at random moments when listening to random music what awesome stuff he would be producing today if he was still around. edit: and drug free (or thereabouts).
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#3  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 05, 2011 2:17 pm

Bill Angie was really his only claim to fame was it not. He was a good guitarist.
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#4  Postby Emmeline » Oct 05, 2011 5:46 pm

So sad to hear this - I was a great fan of Pentangle in my youth and Bert also inspired me to keep practising my folk guitar, although I never mastered "Angie". RIP Bert x
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#5  Postby NilsGLindgren » Feb 04, 2012 3:45 pm

Oh, found this when looking around - Bert Jansch and John Renbourn were my idols back in the early 70s ... I used to play Angie, it was almost a party stopper. Couldn't do it today, sigh ...
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#6  Postby Emmeline » Feb 04, 2012 11:06 pm

Very impressed you could play Angie at all, regardless of how long ago. :cheers:
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#7  Postby NilsGLindgren » Feb 05, 2012 8:26 am

I never considered myself a very good guitarist, still, Renbourn/Jansch were my role models (with Mississippi John Hurt, whom I had the great fortune of seeing live twice) ... "Lady Nothing's Toye Puffe" was a favorite.
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