Leather Launderette

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Leather Launderette
Studio album by Bert Jansch
Released March 1989
Recorded January 1988 at Cluny Studios, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Genre Folk
Label Black Crow
Producer Geoff Heslop
Bert Jansch chronology
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Leather Launderette

Leather Launderette is the sixteenth album by Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch, recorded together with fellow musician Rod Clements. The album was released in March 1989.[1] Jansch had health problems during the recording, and in 1987, after being rushed to hospital, he quit drinking alcohol. Colin Harper says in his Bert Jansch biography, Dazzling Stranger, "There can be no doubt that Bert's creativity, reliability, energy, commitment and quality of performance were all rescued dramatically by the decision to quit boozing".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Bert Jansch; except where indicated

  1. "Strolling Down The Highway"
  2. "Sweet Rose"
  3. "Brafferton"
  4. "Ain't No More Cane" (Traditional)
  5. "Why Me?"
  6. "Sundown Station
  7. "Knight's Move"
  8. "Brownsville"
  9. "Bogie's Bonnie Belle" (Traditional)
  10. "Leather Launderette"
  11. "Been On The Road So Long" (Alex Campbell)


  • Bert Jansch - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Rod Clements - electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin, bass, lead vocals on 4, 6, 8 and 10
  • Marty Craggs - backing vocals


  1. ^ "Bert Jansch website". Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  2. ^ Harper, Colin (2006). Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival (2006 edition). Bloomsbury. ISBN 0-7475-8725-6.