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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

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

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.



Listening to Johnny Cash

One of about 70 records I’ve got

released Pretty late in the piece (1983) at a time when he was largely invisible and sank without a trace

10 years later a superstar with a whole new audience of young people thanks to Rick Rubin

I wonder how many of them looked back in time to discover just how good J C was and why Rick Rubin wanted to produce a record for him

One of my favourites and named after a Bruce Springsteen song from the Nebraska record of which there are 2 covers

 

 

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50 or so years ago I bought David Bromberg’s second record Demon In Disguise 

I bought it because on the back of John Prine’s second record Diamonds In The Rough it said that David Bromberg played Electric and acoustic guitar mandolin and dobro

At some point I saw his record in the import record store in Brisbane and remembered the name

I figured If you are good enough to play on a John Prine record then that’s a good enough reason  for me to buy the record

There has been a lot of records in between but none I liked as much as Demon In Disguise although some of the songs will improve the sound of your stereo a lot more than new speakers amplifiers or formats will?

The point of all this excessive information is that 50 years later his new record is seriously good

How good it is will take me a decade or so of living with it to see how it holds up over years of repetitive and occasional listening 

So if I get to 80 I’ll let you know??? 

 

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On 11/10/2020 at 1:11 PM, keyse1 said:

...although some of the songs will improve the sound of your stereo a lot more than new speakers amplifiers or formats will....

you are so right!!  The great songs seem to transcend all that, don't they.

Playing them on a better system is just icing on the cake.

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One of the world’s great records

And I love sitting back here reading the screen for who is playing what

Just think if this was a record I’d have to put the light on to read the cover?

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I ❤️  Maybelle Carter

And I love this song

I’ll use my stopover in heaven to learn it from her

And In my next life I’ll sing it

I’ll sing myself to ? 

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I like this Volume 111

Not in the same league as Volume 1

But it does have one of favourite Johnny Cash songs

This ones a Carter Family song sung by Maybelle’s daughter June

Fancy being more famous for being your mothers daughter than Johnny Cash’s better half?

So to speak 

Diamonds in The Rough is also the name of John Prine’s second record

40 plus years ago I didn’t know who wrote the song

But I was young and had a lot of useless knowledge to learn over the decades?

And I’ve been very successful 

Now I’ve got a head full of it

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Good grief

What is Tom Petty doing on a country music record

Ah well I don’t mind

Those first 3 records he made are worth their weight in gold

plus the weight of the stereo system you listen to them on

Willie though he’s going to be around with Keith to swat the last 2 cockroaches standing 

I love this song 

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Just heard something funny

Sort of useless information that appeals to me

Listening to the song You Ain’t Going Nowhere  on a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band record

written by Dylan and first recorded on The Basement Tapes

in part the lyrics are

pick up your money

pack up your tent

When the Byrds sang it Roger McGuinn got the words wrong

pack up your money

pick up your tent

When Dylan re recorded the song for release he sang

pick up your money

pack up your tent McGuinn!

Sort of a barbed joke as the Byrds made several Dylan songs mega famous by electrifying them

Dylan loved them and was about this time he was shifting away from acoustic to electric guitar

And now on this record Roger sings

pick up your money

pack up your tent Dylan!?

Remember this for your next trivia night

 

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Here’s an interview with Merle Haggard about Johnny Cash

Merle was in the audience ie an inmate when Johnny Cash played San Quentin

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In country music Merle Haggard stands on the same pedestal as Johnny Cash

 

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Been listening to this for nearly 50 years

And in the last few months discovered (with a recommendation from here) another great record that I hadn’t heard before

This record led to my first Guy Clark record because he was the songwriter on one of the best songs on JJW album

John Prine’s second record led to my first David Bromberg record because he played guitar on The John Prine record

And the David Bromberg (who played with JJW) album has the best version of Mr Bojangles on it

Never been a decade in my life when these songwriters haven’t been played no matter what genre I was diving in and out of at the time

PS

The David Bromberg record is for sale in the classifieds 

A record that good deserves a loving home

 

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Arlo Guthrie has Gone Fishing ?after some at first ignored health scares

 A lot of wonderful records over decades starting with Alice’s Restaurant and 

“Coming Into Los Angeles with a couple of keys”at Woodstock 

Lots of traditional folkie stuff-humour politics original songs and keeping his father’s songs alive 

One of his better records from that time

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not such bad news, I figured you meant he had gone fishing permanently , with God as it were.

 

Must say as a young man my mates and I spent many an hour quoting each other lines from Alice’s Restaurant.  ‘I mean I want to kill! Eat dead burnt bodies. And so I started jumping up and down yelling “Kill , Kill , Kill!

 

Anyhow, it is back to the group W bench for me.

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16 minutes ago, Ooogh said:

Not such bad news, I figured you meant he had gone fishing permanently , with God as it were.

 

Must say as a young man my mates and I spent many an hour quoting each other lines from Alice’s Restaurant.  ‘I mean I want to kill! Eat dead burnt bodies. And so I started jumping up and down yelling “Kill , Kill , Kill!

 

Anyhow, it is back to the group W bench for me.

 

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 excursion.

 

I had mentioned to a mate that I could do this and all the doubters soon gathered around to listen. After 20 something minutes ( or however long the song was ) they sat gobsmacked and I became an instant stoner rock cult hero and rock music advisor to the senior year.

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Careless Love

This song has been around for a hundred or so years

Here’s 2 of the 7 wonders of American music messing around with it and turning it into a murder ballad

Fast becoming a favourite Bob Dylan song

Or a favourite Johnny Cash song

 

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John Prine

Jerry Jeff Walker

These are old men but still sad

But Justin 

 sad

But

What a F****** waste

Not one bad or even mediocre record in his short life

This record is a stone cold classic

Just glad I got to see him play so many times

Last time earlier this year before the plague descended 

In downtown Mullumbimby 

For the second time

 

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Trying to escape the train wreck in America with

Religion and beer

Not sure if I’m 

Praying for divine intervention

or

Trying to remember what is so great about America 

Country music with all my usual suspects

Johnny Cash Zimmerman David Bromberg Merle Haggard George Jones Steve Earle Eilen Jewell Lucinda Williams Emmylou

Gram Parsons The Byrds Flying Burritos Gillian Welch Dave Rawlings Dolly Parton Hank Williams Linda Ronstadt Doug Sahm Willie

The Delines Gene Clark Doc Watson The Dillards Carter Family Louvin Brothers Old Crow Medicine Show Old and in the Way Parker Millsap 

Buddy Miller 

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My favourite record cover

Most people here would hate this music?

Not me 

I love it

But I can empathise with the opposite view?

If you like St Nick and P J Harvey The Byrds Emmylou Johnny Cash (I think)or dozens of other players you’ve probably heard their songs

But this is the real stuff

 

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Now back on secular music

My knees hurt?

here’s a perfect song for karaoke 

Sort of lovey dovey for married people 

Even old ones

Has a he sings she sings bits

 

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Here’s a great song

All 7 minutes of it

Its about Dave Van Ronk in Greenwich Village in the 60’s

by Tom Russell who was a young folkie soaking up the folk music from the practitioners of it 

Still playing today and keeping story songs alive

Not too many people here would like it but old people who remember all those folkie records in the 60’s like me might

 

 

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No idea why I’m listening to this

Does happen when there is too much choice

But this is the second time in a row

Because it’s so good

Never been a Waylon Jennings fan but in the dying days of my CD buying habit I bought a collection of early CDs for not much

This is part of my Johnny Cash Columbia records set of 50 or so CDs 

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