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Last song on the record

Not perfect sound but even that can’t disguise how good the song is

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I was actually famous in my last year of high school after I recited the entire song of Alice's Rstaurant ( including differing voices and accents when required ) on the way home from a weekend school

Just revisiting this one, Dirt Farmer by Levon Helm. I picked this one up a few years ago at a music sale, think I might have posted something about it before, but can't quite remember when that was.

Can't go wrong with these two for a start                Cheers,   Keith    

I had this on record in the 70’s

in the bad old days when there was no alternative to records

Like 90% of the records I own I would have bought it on the basis of a review probably in Rolling Stone magazine 

So much great music in that decade I was moving in and out of genres as a result of reading about records and bands that I had no hope in hell of seeing live or hearing on god forbid the radio

Not sure if you can read the back cover of this but worth googling

For anyone who likes acoustic guitars Doc Watson is one of America’s best players

Country music at its finest

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Norman Blake another great acoustic guitar player
Not sure why I bought his record back in the the 70’s

Probably because he played on Nashville Skyline at Bob’s request

If you are good enough to play on a Bob Dylan record that’s a good enough reason to buy a record

 

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Feels like an Arlo Guthrie kind of day

I can’t remember owning his first record Alice’s Restaurant but certainly the next 3 or 4
But everyone else did 

Sitting around listening the Alices Restaurant and laughing

And the movie was great

My 2nd favourite place in America after New York City is around the towns where Alices Restaurant took place in Massachusetts 

Actually saw Arlo at The Blues Festival and again in Tweed Heads a few years ago

He sang Alices Restaurant Massacree in full with some references more contemporary 

Very funny

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I started the day driving around in the pitch black dodging raindrops ???????and having the adventure lit by a random play of Bob Dylan songs☂️☂️☂️☂️☂️☂️
And ending it with Arlo Guthrie sing Bob songs along with his fathers and assorted traditional song and his own songs

Including Miss The Mississippi and You written by Jimmy Rodgers and Bill Halley covered by Arlo in the early 70’s and Dylan in the 90’s I think

These old songs go round and round but I can’t help but wonder when my age group shuffles off who will be playing and listening

Most people are quite rightly obsessed with new music just as I was and to a lesser extent still am

But not  much interest in anything beyond the rock and roll of the 60’s

Great songs no matter which century they are written in remain great songs because they tell a universal story often around life love sex death God and injustice using  simple language and great players

 

 

 

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 One (or maybe 2 )glasses of wine before I pack it in

Finish with Bob and start with this great song and his near perfect vocal

Its an old mans song reflecting on the past as only old people can do(obviously ?)

 

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Listening to this driving around this morning

Could just as easily been written about the Murdoch and his gutter press  In 2020 as newspapers in the 60’s
Saddest thing about politics is that nothing ever changes despite people like me wishing it would?

Great songs (this just a “good” song) never really go out of fashion or date

Or at least the stories they tell remain relevant 

This was my first experience of Tom Paxton multiple decades ago and has a lot of beautifully written songs not all of which are political on this record

 

Cant remember him ever being in Australia but he still does occasional shows in the States

put the lyrics there so you can sing along

I love technology 

 

 

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The songs

I might end up marching down the street

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning 

i’d hammer in the evening 

 

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I've just finished listening to Cash Savage And The Last Drinks - Wolf which I found for $1 in an op shop.

My first Alt. Country music I believe.

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Pete Seeger 

Truly great American folkie 

And the ? a  fabulous sounding instrument Perfect for songs about injustice 

 

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Still on Woody Guthrie 

I learned 2 new things today

Neither of which will get me a University degree

Or into heaven

But they will contribute to my full head of useless information 

Country Joe McDonald ‘s parents were communists and named him after Stalin

Good grief

And the Union song Joe Hill that Joan Baez sang at Woodstock was written by Earl Robinson a person I know nothing about except that he HHS’s 2 great songs on my protest record and a couple on this Woody Guthrie tribute

Ill probably get a good nights sleep tonight?????

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Probably my favourite records of the last 20 years

A single and double CD of murder and the punishment of it with multiple performers from the hip label Bloodshot and different combinations backed up by a country band largely involved with the Mekons

Profits went to fight the death penalty 
Feeling sorry for people that don’t like country music?

I should have a gtg 

4 hours of country music complete with a written exam at the end?

You would either leave a convert 

Or Mad

Or sad☂️

 

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Then I listened to this

I think I’ve got every record he has released since he got released

This could be the best since El Corazon

Written for an off Broadway play about the multiple deaths of coal miners in the early part of this century 

Sadly the people that work in those mines will never see the play

Even  worse such is the political divide now between Country musicians and their traditional audience coal miners are unlikely to ever hear this music either

“union God and country” a long time lost ethos for working class miners in Southern states
Country music with an electric guitar

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56 minutes ago, keyse1 said:

Then I listened to this

I think I’ve got every record he has released since he got released

This could be the best since El Corazon

Written for an off Broadway play about the multiple deaths of coal miners in the early part of this century 

Sadly the people that work in those mines will never see the play

Even  worse such is the political divide now between Country musicians and their traditional audience coal miners are unlikely to ever hear this music either

“union God and country” a long time lost ethos for working class miners in Southern states
Country music with an electric guitar

 

 

I was a huge fan then seeing him live kind of put me off. He came on stage, sang three songs before he even acknowledged the audience, told a few half-hearted jokes and stories but absolutely did not seem to want to be there. I don’t know if it was the fact that he had no band (though I’ve got recordings of live solo shows where he’s on fire) or he was tired from touring or if it was because it was the day that Obama was elected and he wanted to be home celebrating or what but, for whatever reason, he just didn’t seem to give a s#!t. I’ve seen performers put on shows in all states of mental disarray but never someone who seemed so much like they wanted to be somewhere else.

 

It’s a shame but I pretty much stopped buying his records after that and, while I still spin the early stuff occasionally, I don’t really count myself a fan anymore. Not out of malice, it just doesn’t give me the good feels it did

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On 26/06/2020 at 4:34 PM, RankStranger said:

 

I was a huge fan then seeing him live kind of put me off. He came on stage, sang three songs before he even acknowledged the audience, told a few half-hearted jokes and stories but absolutely did not seem to want to be there. I don’t know if it was the fact that he had no band (though I’ve got recordings of live solo shows where he’s on fire) or he was tired from touring or if it was because it was the day that Obama was elected and he wanted to be home celebrating or what but, for whatever reason, he just didn’t seem to give a s#!t. I’ve seen performers put on shows in all states of mental disarray but never someone who seemed so much like they wanted to be somewhere else.

 

It’s a shame but I pretty much stopped buying his records after that and, while I still spin the early stuff occasionally, I don’t really count myself a fan anymore. Not out of malice, it just doesn’t give me the good feels it did

I’ve seen him play at least a dozen times since a 90’s Bluesfest performance with Buddy Miller on guitar and never less than great 

My favourite ones have been with an electric guitar 

One great night the encore was a Stones song can’t quite remember from Sticky Fingers or Exile

Plus I love the politics ?

He was a serious recovering drug addict and there were performances where that struggle was in play I think and Bluesfest owner really gave him a break early in the piece with booking him on a regular basis 

I do understand the bad gig thing though

I saw JJ Cale in the 70’s I think in Brisbane
Kept looking at his watch 

Must have played for a whole 30 minutes

Ive never listened  to a JJ Cale record since?

Ghosts of West Virginia really is a great record

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Flicking through Tidal new Americana releases

Im so out of touch I didn’t know this was coming let alone out there

Seriously good folkie acoustic on the first listen

Too good to ever be popular 

 

 

 

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Funny how time slips away

Time for a beer

By the time this ends I’ll need something to cry into

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Drinking beer 

And country music

Jerry Jeff Walker

Sort of like studying philosophy 

Or religion 

Only more fun
Drinking songs

Honky tonk  songs(pub crawls)

Love songs 


 

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8 minutes ago, keyse1 said:

Drinking beer 

And country music

Jerry Jeff Walker

Sort of like studying philosophy 

Or religion 

Only more fun
Drinking songs

Honky tonk  songs(pub crawls)

Love songs 


 

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you have great taste in all forms of country and americana music keyse,one of my favourite jerry jeff albums-

Navajo Rug .

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41 minutes ago, ray4410 said:

you have great taste in all forms of country and americana music keyse,one of my favourite jerry jeff albums-

Navajo Rug .

I’ll tidal that tomorrow 

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On 13/07/2020 at 5:19 PM, ray4410 said:

you have great taste in all forms of country and americana music keyse,one of my favourite jerry jeff albums-

Navajo Rug .

Just playing this now @ray4410

The song is good enough for me to look up who wrote it

Written by Ian Tyson and Tom Russell

Courtesy  of Tidal I’m now listening to Tom Russell’s version followed by Ian Tyson’s

Great song and great record by Jerry Jeff

Not sure if you know the writers but pretty sure you would like Tom Russell

Ian Tyson was part of Canadian duo Ian and Sylvia

folkies from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the late 50’s early 60’s 

Now back ranching in Canada and singing cowboy lifestyle songs

Pretty sure Tom Russell was there at that time also learning the art from Dave Van Ronk about whom he wrote a song

 

 

 

 

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This is a record of covers

A John Prine song 2 Dylan songs among others

They are a bit obsessed with Bob

Which is a good thing

Poor Ellen Smith dates back to the 1880’s I think and is based on true events of the murder of a young girl

Link to a short article from Wiki which only scratches the surface of the story

Great record for anyone that likes country music though 
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New music  from 1991

Must be the 10th time I’ve listened to this in 3 days

Thanks to Tidal

Blue Mood is such a great song

Beautifully written an sung

Here’s a video

I love computers and technology 

 

 

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Every now and then I read something so shocking I doubt the truth of it

Today it was Judas Priest covered Joan Baez’s Diamond and Rust a song she wrote about Zimmerman 
I googled it

And it’s true

Here is Joans

And hear is the other one

I haven’t watched

Be a cold day in hell before I listened music this bad?

 

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Been a Johnny Cash kind of day

I don’t know why but I don’t really like the Rick Rubin stuff

I’ve  got them all on Tidal now

Ill have to think about it

But I love these ones

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Here is something truly wonderful 

Will The Circle Be Unbroken 

I bought this when it first came out

Along with Neil Young’s Decade it’s the most beautiful record cover I’ve ever seen

Heres a 2 minute you tube about it’s making 

 

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for no particular reason ? here is an article explaining what Americana is and where it comes from

I came across it looking for pictures of the record cover of WTCBU

I know how much young people like acronyms that baffle me?

It is long but there are lots of videos
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Thank you Citreon,

 

Can't believe I missed this.    I will sneak into JB HiFi in my Covid bubble suit some time to buy a copy.  

 

In the mean time I downloaded a Flac version of the Album from Bandcamp where Jason and Amanda do a live duo version of the CD.    Plenty of the reviews claim it is better than the Studio CD.

 

Cheers.

 

Regards Cazzesman

 

 

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