Saturday, March 11, 2006

Baby Whale - The Downhill Climb (1973)

Excellent and previously unknown early '70's UK folk rock band who later became the smooth retro harmony ensemble Telephone Bill. Very much in the early '70's Fairport vein with flashes of Storyteller and Tudor Lodge. Beautiful melodic male and female vocals, electric violin, guitar and steel guitar. High quality production, great original songs and original interpretations of traditional folk classics such as the Cuckoo. Freak Emporium



Donno said...

A great find this one. I saw Telephone Bill in concert a few times in the 70s and never knew about Baby Whale. Some of the tracks on here are fabulous with glorious harmonies. I've been playing the album all morning, great stuff!
Thanks so much.

Lisa Sinder said...


oldhippy said...

Hi, First I’d like to say what a great site I’ve only just found you. Good post of Baby Whale it sure is the sort of music I like it is a joy to my ears to hear this very underrated band. I'm going to have to get a bigger hard drive. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

It's a nice album - a little more info and pictures at: