Personnel Mick Softley - Vocals, Guitar Jerry Donahue - Guitar Pat Donaldson - Bass Gerry Conway - Drums, Percussion Barry de Souza - Percussion Lyn Dobson - Tenor, Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Harmonica Tony Cox - Keyboards.
Michael 'Mick' Softley (born 1941, in South Woodford, Essex) is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist. A figurehead during the British folk scene, Softley set up his own folk club, released three albums and has been known to work with Mac MacLeod, Donovan Leitch and Maddy Prior. Donovan even covered two of Softley's songs (Goldwatch Blues & The War Drags On) on his early albums. Any Mother Doesn't Grumble ' it's a rare milestone of the british folk music! Other Versions (3 of 3) View All. Cat.
Any Mother Doesn't Grumble (LP, Album, Promo). referencing Any Mother Doesn't Grumble, LP, S64841. Actually, Mick Softley released more than four albums. There are other later ones, including "Mensa" and "War Memorial".
Musicians: Mick Softley: vocals, guitar Jerry Donahue: guitar Pat Donaldson: bass Gerry Conway: drums, percussion Barry de Souza: percussion Lyn Dobson: sax, flute, harmonica Tony Cox: keyboards.
His fourth album, the oddly-titled Any Mother Doesn’t Grumble (CBS 1972) was issued in a lavish decorated cover (by Ian Beck who did Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road) of printed lyrics with an illustrated inner sleeve, recorded in two of the leading studios of the time. The Manor was only the second residential studio in Britain, founded the year before by Richard Branson for his fledgling Virgin Records.
Mick Softley’s 1972 album released for the first time on CD., Born in 1941 in South Woodford, Essex, Mick Softley was at the forefront of the folk revival scene of the early 1960s. Mick helped Donovan with guitar-picking styles when they were both involved with the folk club in The Cock pub in St Albans. Later, Donovan would record two of Mick’s songs ‘The War Drags On’ and ‘Goldwatch Blues’.
Any Mother Doesn't Grumble is an LP released in 1972 by Mick Softley, produced by Tony Cox under the CBS record label in the UK and the Netherlands, and the Epic record label in Japan. It was reissued on CD by Cherry Red Records in November 2016. The cover art work is by Ian Beck. Hello, Little Flower. Sing While You Can. Minstrel Song. From The Land Of The Grab. Great Wall Of Cathay. If Wishes Were Horses. Have You Ever Really Seen.
Mick Softley's 1972 album released for the first time on CD. Born in 1941 in South Woodford, Essex, Mick Softley was at the forefront of the folk revival scene of the early 1960s. Later, Donovan would record two of Mick's songs 'The War Drags On' and 'Goldwatch Blues'
|The Song That I Sing|
|Hello Little Flower|
|Sing While You Can|
|The Minstrel Song|
|From The Land Of The Crab|
|Great Wall Of Cathay|
|If Wishes Were Horses|
|Have You Ever Really Seen The Stars|
|I'm So Confused|
|S64841||Mick Softley||Any Mother Doesn't Grumble (LP)||CBS||S64841||UK||1972|
|S64841||Mick Softley||Any Mother Doesn't Grumble (LP)||CBS||S64841||Netherlands||1972|
|ECPL-53||Mick Softley||Any Mother Doesn't Grumble (LP, Album, Promo)||Epic, CBS/Sony||ECPL-53||Japan||1972|
|MRLL 65||Mick Softley||Any Mother Doesn't Grumble (CD, Album, RE)||Morello Records||MRLL 65||UK||2016|