The vinyl LP was introduced by Columbia Records in 1948 but the 45 inch single remained the primary market for the music industry until the dawn of the album era, which began in the mid-1960s. During that period, for any number of reasons, many fine musical acts released only one studio album — Perfect for completists on a budget! This series examines some of my favorite “one album wonders.”
TRADER HORNE – MORNING WAY (1970)
Trader Horne were a folk-rock duo formed by Jackie McAuley and Judy Dyble in London in 1969. IrishMcAuley had, in 1965, played organ in Them and later been a member of The Freaks of Nature and The Belfast Gypsies. English Dyble had been a member of Fairport Convention before she was replaced by the great, Sandy Denny.
Trader Horne cut a promo for Pye and a single, “Here Comes The Rain” for Dawn in 1970 which wasn’t included on their sole release, Morning Way (1970), after the release of which the two members parted ways a. McAuley soon after released a solo record in 1971 and went on to have a long career as a sideman and session musician. In the 1980s he formed Poor Mouth and returned to a solo career in the 1990s. Dyble too still performs regularly and releases solo records less so.
Morning Way has been re-released on compact disc and download.
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