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Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?

GUEST,Linda@and.co.uk 24 Oct 02 - 04:20 AM
DMcG 24 Oct 02 - 04:23 AM
rich-joy 24 Oct 02 - 05:24 AM
Hrothgar 24 Oct 02 - 05:55 AM
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Subject: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Linda@and.co.uk
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 04:20 AM

Help,
I am looking for information on a folk group called the Wayfarers who played maybe in the eighties? I've searched on the internet and can only find an American group called the wayfarers.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: DMcG
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 04:23 AM

The was a group called the Ripley Wayfarers of about that time. Are they theones you are hunting?


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: rich-joy
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 05:24 AM

Or maybe the Queensland, Oz ones?? - Hrothgar, are you there??!!

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 05:55 AM

The Wayfarers were the resident folk group at the Brisbane Folk Centre from when it started in 1962 (?) until it closed in 1977. They are still playing Wednesdays at the Kookaburra Cafe in Brisbane (after about 150 changes in membership!).

The original members were Stan Arthur, Bob Stewart, Garry Tooth, and Theo Bosch.

Stan, a long time collector and enthusiast, has been the constant that has kept the group going. Bob has been back with the group for the last few years after a long break. Garry Tooth (the best male voice the Wayfarers ever had) now lives down in the Blue Mountains behind Sydney - and still turns up at National Folk festivals. Haven't seen Theo for many years, but I believe he is still living around Brisbane somewhere.

The original group produced an LP in about 1964 or 65 (one of the first records I ever owned - it disapeared many years ago), and later manifestations issued a few CDs of stuff like "Aussie Drinking Songs" which sold a few copies, I think, but weren't really vintage folk music.

After all this, though, I think the Ripley Wayfarers might be the ones Linda is seeking.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 05:58 AM

Bit of further research - there was an American group called the Wayfarers Trio in the US in the early sixties.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: rich-joy
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 03:46 AM

The Ripley Wayfarers were (I believe) :
Mick Peat, Barry Renshaw, Andrew Train, Arthur Renshaw, Phil Langham.
I only have one track by them - Daddy Fox - on a Fellside compliation "Voice in Harmony" ...

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: DMcG
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 05:46 AM

Ripley Warfarers released at least one LP "Gentlemen of High Renown" -I have a copy at home. if Linda can confirm that is who she is seeking, I'll look up sleeve notes, etc.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: DG&D Dave
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 06:41 AM

Another Ripley Wayfarers LP "Chips And Brown Sauce"
Tradition TSR 006

Lovely LP and one of the best on this quality label.
A five piece band whose repertoire covers traditional Irish tunes,
self written material and English working class songs

Dave B.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Orac
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 12:49 PM

The group were know as both the Wayfarers and the Ripley Wayfarers at different times. They made several albums under both names. Their last group was called "Rogues Gallery" and made at least one album under that name. If you can get to the Brewtown Folk Club at Burton on Trent on Friday 29th Nov Mick Pete will be appearing with John Squire and would I'm sure be happy to chat to you. Mick Pete currently presents a Radio folk prog on Radio Derby on Monday nights with Lester Simpson of Coope, Boyes and Simpson. (Lester Simpson is also appearing at the club next Friday 1st Nov) Click here


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Ivan
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 02:45 PM

There was a group called The Wayfarers in the UK in the late sixties and early seventies.
They were residents at Preston Folk Club at one time.
The line-up varied over time (as usual with most amateur or semi-pro groups) but included Ian Gartside and Brian Preston (known as Brian Dewhurst in those days).
Both of them still perform around the north-west in various groups.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 12:07 AM

There is the Wayfarers associated with the San Pedro chapel with roots in Sweden.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: rich-joy
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 04:48 AM

just found an old US Wayfarers LP in an Op-Shop (charity or thrift store) :
"...at the Hungry i" - they were Dick Bailey, Sean Bonniwell, Tom Adams, Ray Blouin.

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: raredance
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 10:28 PM

The US Wayfarers that R-J mentions as a quartet later became a trio. There are at least two other albums by the group, "Live at the World's Fair," (that would have been Seattle), and an LP of Civil War Songs.

I have another LP from 1956 called "The Wayfarers". It was composed of Paul Blaine an operatic baritone, Ilka Sylvern a soprano, and Lee Schaefer a "singer of jazz and pop songs" They do folk material probably more from the Richard Dyer-Bennet school of folk performance. The album notes also say that they have "an ever-growing following" so they should be really big soon.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Linda@and.co.uk
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 10:17 PM

Hello


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 10:28 PM

I think Linda made it clear in her original message that she wasn't looking for the American group of that name?


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 12:27 AM

Talk about a typical name for an early folk group...

If they were starting out now (as youngsters, I mean) they'd probably have a name like "3 Dead Lymbo" or "Snapt Basterd" or something along that line...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 02:51 PM

It has been a long time since there was a post, but I have one of the Wayfarer's albums. The singers were Paul Bain, Ilka Sylvern, and Lee Schaefer. I have one of their albums which I am selling on Ebay.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Banjiman
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 02:56 PM

I've got an album by The Ripley Wayfarers too....called Chips & Brown sauce, great title that and I'm not selling it to anyone!

Paul


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Robert Smith
Date: 17 May 09 - 01:08 AM

Yes, if you mean the Wayfarers who were the folk group in the early-mid '60s. I liked 'Old Blue'. I had a really scratched up copy of the 'Come Along' With the Wayfarers album but my brother found a good copy and made (don't tell anybody. I don't suppose it's piracy because I DO have the original) on CD that turned out well. A couple of guys who were in the Wayfarers moved Charleston, SC here in the mid-70s. They opened up a bar/nightclub downtown called "The Whale's Tail' and I used to go listen to them. I'm trying to look up whoever was in that band, but one guy was Ray Bluen (sp??) and the other guy just called himself Whale (because he liked whales) and the two of them playing and singing together sounded just like the old band. They called their duo "Beresford Creek" after a little body of water down here. They had a big cause to keep Charleston from getting too big and ruined like they saw happen to Southern California. Alas, the Whale's Tail' went under and I lost touch with the guys.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Babe
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 02:52 PM

The Wayfares was a very popular American Folk Group. The group broke up in the mid-sixties and two of the Wayfarers opened a folk club in Charleston, South Carolina.

I was a member of a USO show that was in Charleston South Carolina to catch a military transport. We stopped by to say hello and that was the last time that I saw or heard from them. I also have a copy of the Hungry i album.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,leif ericson
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 04:17 AM

I played in the wayfarers. We were a swedish group an our Lp was named "on the way"


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Jondot587
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 12:05 AM

The Wayfarers were a successful group of folk singers in the early 60's. they had several albums, one of their members, "Sean Bonniwell" went on to form the garage rock band called the "Music Machine." When I knew them, they were all young men with a lot of enthusiasm for the folk genre. Another of their memebers is a retired Superior Court Judge in Calif. Sean now records Christian music and is himself a born again Christian. One of the hi-lites of my life while living in San fRancisco was the opportunity to know and hang out with these guys.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 04:14 AM

If they were starting out now (as youngsters, I mean) they'd probably have a name like "3 Dead Lymbo" or "Snapt Basterd" or something along that line...

Or PBS6


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Dick
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 08:22 AM

Ivan is correct ,as well as Ian Gartside and Brian Dewhurst there was Dave Peters and I think Dave Wayne.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,mcsk8s
Date: 14 May 10 - 11:58 AM

The last I heard (back in the mid-80's)was Ray Blouin was living in VA.He was the father of my dear friends Bonnie and Blaize Blouin(a professional skateboarder) (both deceased).My father used to see the Wayfarers out on Folly Beach in the 60's.Ray remarried after divorcing my friends' Mom, Dottie, and I believe had another child(ren).


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Ian Gartside
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 06:19 PM

I was the founder of The Wayfarers around 1968 in Lancashire. Along with Brian Dewhurst, Dave Peter and, along the way Jed Pinder and Steve Ococks, we were a successful folk band playing clubs, universities and other gigs, We made two LP's and toured Holland as well as appearing on Folk on Friday a few times. I've never heard of Dave Wayne so he probably didn't play in the band - but who knows, they were good old days not to be missed. Get in touch though Ian Gartsides Facebook.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Ray Blouin
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 06:44 PM

I was a member of RCA Victor's, The Wayfarers: Dick Bailey, Sean Bonniwell, Tom Adams and myself. We performed and recorded from 1961 thru 1966. Dick and I continued to perform until the mid 70's while I finished up grad school in Charleston, SC. We were joined by Buddy Owens and called ourselves, Beresford Creek... a " folk grass " group.

The Wayfarers have gone their separate ways. Dick passed away several years ago of a rare disease. Sean went on in music and formed the folk rock group, The Music Machine and had a couple of hit songs, the biggest being " Talk, Talk ". Tom, like myself, went on to grad school. His bent was in Law and he was a respected attorney in Santa Barbara. He now currently serves as Superior Court Judge in California. I finished my grad degree and taught college econ at two colleges, the latter in western Virginia before retiring.

Sean continues to write and perform and specializes in Christian music. He is based out of Porterville, CaliforniaI also continue singing as a solo folksinger out of Lexington, Va. and I also perform with the eclectic acoustic quartet, The House Mountain Group. Tom and I continue to work " regular " jobs as well.

Of the four of us, three were veterans: Tom and Dick USN and I, USCG.

Life is good and oh, the stories we could tell.

Ray Blouin


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Barry Jurs
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 11:43 AM

Hey guys, I just tripped over this thread as I was surfing about the Wayfarers. Does anyone remember a gent named Corky Hart who may have played with the group. I bought a 1960's Gibson j45/50 back in the mid to late 80's from him. At that time he mentioned that he played with the wayfarers at one time. Was wondering what might have become of him.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Lisa
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 04:49 PM

RE: From: GUEST,Barry Jurs
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 11:43 AM
... Does anyone remember a gent named Corky Hart who may have played with the group. I bought a 1960's Gibson j45/50 back in the mid to late 80's from him. At that time he mentioned that he played with the wayfarers at one time. Was wondering what might have become of him....

Corky Hart did play in the Wayfarers, along with Ray Bluen (sp?). Corky is my dad. His grandson is carrying the torch of music in a Hard Rock band. Corky is now VP of a Medical Device company out in Cali.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 10:10 PM

Lisa, Thank you for fillng me in. I doubt your father would remember me but I remember going by his house near Summerville that day. Please give him my regards and tell him that I still have the guitar which was used to teach my teenage son to play a few years ago. Barry


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Lisa
Date: 03 Dec 10 - 10:23 AM

Hi,

He does remember you. We had dinner the other night and I brought it up. He works in Cali, but he lives here in Summerville (crazy commute!). He said to say, "hi". He still has a decent collection, but with all his kids and grandkids into music (and several in bands and all living everywhere from Hawaii to SC and numerous places in between), has a difficult time keeping anything! Poor guy! He said to ask you about a guitar case, then laughed.

Take care,
Lisa


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,rwsmith
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 09:52 PM

I knew Ray Bluen when he was teaching in North Charleston, SC. He and his buddy 'Whale' (I can't remember his real name) opened a bar downtown Charleston called 'The Whales' Tail' but it didn't go over. I sure loved to listen to them and drink a pitcher of beer. I lost track of him after he moved to (W.) Virginia. I don't think 'Whale' is with us anymore. I think 'The Whale's Tail' folded because it was very hard to find and word didn't get around and of course they weren't doing 'mainstream' music. I know it wasn't because of the music, because that was GREAT!


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,rwsmith
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 09:58 PM

I forgot to mention that I have an old Wayfarers LP that is almost 50 years old. My brother had a cleaner copy and he made me a cd. (apologies to whoever gets royalties).


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 10:05 PM

Sorry I didn't remember I had posted here before but I have something to add. I think 'Whale' is no longer with us. He and Ray were/are both good guys.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,DeeDee
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 04:35 AM

They were a great group of guys...we were part of their fan club in the early 60's. The Ice House in Pasadena was one of the places they performed. So sorry to hear that Dick passed away. I found an old box in the garage with photos and a couple of passes/tickets ...brought back lots of fun memories. I emailed them to Sean through facebook. You guys were great and geniune nice guys!


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Phil Langham Junior
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 04:09 PM

Yes,my Dad was a member.We are from Derbyshire,England. Daddy Fox was also an old fave i grew up with.


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From: GUEST,GUEST dulcimer player
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 09:19 PM

Hello Phil Langham Jnr. We were talking about the Ripley Wayfarers the other night at the folk club. Remember your dad, he is a fantastic fiddle player. Had some great nights at the Folk Club in Ripley, 1970's and later. Whats he doing now, does he still play?
Liz


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,P Langham Jnr
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 12:41 PM

Hi Liz. Dad went onto live in London and worked as a member of the band called the Home Service who were part of several National Theatre productions in the 80's,most band members also doubled up with small Acting roles. Nowadys he still absorbs himself with music,albeit mostly Digital,but still performs at Dance classes with his wife,she teaches clog dancing and they often help produce/write & play at local productions.They live in Belper,Derbyshire and own 3 Vet surgeries ! The Wayfarers i am a bit rusty with,although i often see Mick Peat,and sometimes Barry Renshaw.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 12:41 PM

I've been watching this thread with some confusion for quite some time. We appear to have several "Wayfarers". I remember, but don't know, the "Ripley Wayfarers". The "Wayfarers" I do/did know were those featuring Brian Dewhurst (aka Preston) hailing from the place of the same name. There seem to be others although possibly hailing from somewhere in the US.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 05:35 AM

Sorry .... the last post was I.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,GUEST dulcimer player
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 05:12 PM

Hi again P Langham Jnr, thanks for the news about your dad, I too sometimes see Mick, but haven't seen Barry or Arthur for years, probably since the last time I was at the Folk Club at Ripley, I believe one of them has a flourishing career as an artist. I shall have to keep my eyes open if I'm in Belper see if I can spot him. Thanks again (I was in his night school class for learning to play guitar if he can remember back that far)
Liz


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,kr130968
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 04:03 PM

I have just come across this thread left by Linda (some years ago now!). If you're referring to the Ripley Wayfarers as in the "Chips and Brown Sauce" album fame my Dad and uncle played with them ...


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 04:08 PM

Phil Langham Junior I remember you! I was at school with your Sarah and used to come to your house for tea! Glad to hear your Dad's well. I'm Arthur's youngest daughter and Barry's niece ..


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,kr130968
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 04:21 PM

Arthur Renshaw (ex Ripley Wayfarer) has been living in Lancashire for quite some years (since about 1977). He's my father and Barry my uncle is the artist - he's still in Derbyshire. My sister keeps in contact with them.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Phil Langham Junior
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 09:12 AM

Arthurs youngest daughter - im afraid my memories of you and your Dad are pretty poor,as i was so young,and you Dad left the band early on.At school....well if i saw a pic or your name,or knew which year,i may remember but at mo,im struggling.Im on Facebook,it might show up on a search.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 05:46 PM

Hi Phil, Brook Peters Jnr . . Ian. Never a member of the Ripley Wayfarers but a Fan all the same.
BIG SMILE on my face if this is you, and Daddy fox rules, and is a good vocal warm up.
Maybe see you in the Ray's at some other time. Big SMILE.
Ian.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 08:38 AM

Hi Phil Langham Jr! Please pass on my best to your folks for me. Yes it's going back a long time to the early 70s!! 'Fraid I'm not on facebook. I was a pal of your Sarah's - you and I were in the Dennis the Menace Fanclub - ha ha!! DING. Does anyone else remember The Ripley Wayfarers I wonder? Yes your Dad was a wicked fiddle player. Uncle Barry is OK - keeping smiling as ever.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Chris Cole
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 10:00 AM

They had another LP "The Wells" a record of trad Derbyshire trad and contemporary songs. One of their members, Mick Peat, was, until recently, a co-presenter of BBC Radio Derby's Folkwaves, along with Lester Simpson


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 02:43 PM

i got all Wayfareres albums,here,somewhere.Im sure i converted 1 to CD,few years ago. As for the Dennis The Menace fanclub,i do remember it,and i think we recieved a couple of Badges,Gnasher secret code book and some kind of wallet.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,PaulH
Date: 23 Feb 11 - 07:35 PM

Wish I could speak to either Mick, Barry or Phil, they were a 3 piece band when I knew them and I was invited to their party when they turned professional back in the late 70's.

An original Ansell's Bitterman (& had the leather badge as part of the ceilidh following clan).


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Carole
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 07:04 AM

My best friend, Linda, was president of the Wayfarers fan club in Charleston during the '60's.I have 3 albums, one autographed, which my husband has recently converted to CD and have been enjoying them almost daily ever since. I was so happy to learn where their life's journey took them. As someone else stated, they are really good people. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,PaulH
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 07:42 AM

It was the Ripley Wayfarers I was on about, the Derbyshire folk band.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Roberto S.
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 05:52 AM

I remember the U.S. folk group from the 60's...They did a lovely song called "Monday Morning", which I have s.o.m.e.w.h.e.r.e...I thought they were on RCA...


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Carole
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 06:57 AM

Yes, they were with RCA and you're right, that is a sweet song.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 May 11 - 11:55 PM

Tom Adams went on to become a lawyer and then a judge in CALIFORNIA. Sad to hear about Sean. they made some fine music togeter back in the sixties~!!


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Margaret
Date: 08 Jul 11 - 09:38 AM

I would love to get copies of the Wayfarers albums, mine have disappeared.   Ray Blouin's mom was my swim coach and I swam with his sister in Charleston. Loved their music. How can I get the albums?


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Diana (Hart) Dearen
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 01:06 PM

I was married to Corky Hart of The Wayfarers folk-rock group out of Chas, SC It was actually in the 60s & 70s. Tom & Sean were with the group before Corky & David joined. Corky & Ray Blouin & David Hull were close friends and the last part of the group for a few years before they broke up, because of the manager. I think David married Rays sister,( Tinker ? )
Last I heard, Ray still lived in Chas., & Corky lives in Summerville, SC, now married to Melony B. Corky goes by the name Charles C Hart for business. Don't know his phone number, you might find out from our daughter, Lisa Hart Rabang, also in Summerville.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: Hokumsheik
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 05:31 AM

Please excuse the intrusion,
but I'm trying to contact Guest Carole,
who posted, on the 'Les Cousins' thread,
that she had some photos from the Witches Cauldron
that might interest me.
Please, if you are the same Guest Carole,
send me a PM at Hokumsheik
Thanks in advance
Mox


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 08:48 PM

The US Wayfarers were a group similar to the Limelighters in syle. I personally heard them perform in Jacksonville, FL in late 1963 0r early 1964 when I was a Naval officer stationed nearby. As a hard-core 60's folkie, I was very favorably impressed, as I recall. When I transfered to a new Naval duty station in Charleston, SC, in the fall of 1964, I found they had split up and two of them had opened a second floor folk club there and billed themselves as the "Half-fares". They performed themselves and had other local and touring acts.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 12 - 04:41 PM

There was an American folk group called 'The Wayfarers' in the early 60's and played together through the early 70's. Individuals members have been playing since and I think Ray Bluen is now in Virginia, still playing banjo like crazy and singing. He and another original member duoed up in a nightclub in Charleston SC around '76 for a while until Ray moved. I can't remember his partners name (I just remembered they called him 'Whale' but he unfortunately died from a rare diabetic type disorder that went undiagnosed. Some of their songs were 'Come Along', 'Old Blue', 'The Grape Tasters'. They were very good musicians, sang beautiful harmonies and their interpretation and presentation caught your attention. The only thing wrong was that the folk movement was gone by the 70's or they would have been bigger players for much longer.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone heard of the Wayfarers?
From: DianeV
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 03:17 PM

I'm quite certain that my dad had some tapes including recordings of the Wayfarers. They're still with the company that is converting the tapes to digital format, but I'll let you know what's there (if anything) when I get them back.


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