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GrandpaBill Little known '60s Folk Singers (1001* d) RE: Little known '60s Folk Singers 03 Dec 07


Well this is a cool thread!
Lots of names here I remember.
Bruce Murdock- didn't know he was from Montreal. His music is really hard to find, although I still have a very scratchy cassette of his 3 songs from Elektra's "Singer-Songwriter Project" (Farina's songs never made it to that LP, by the way. They are listed on the record jacket, but missing from the record! The whole Lp was 35 minutes long).
I heard Bruce Murdock at The '68 Newport Festival (only one I ever made it too). I remember he did a duet with someone (forget who) on "North To Alaska", the old Johnny Horton song. Heard Jean Ritchie and the then "young and up and coming" Tim Buckley and Taj Mahal that weekend too.

Len Chandler, Fred Neil, Eric Von Schmidt, Jo Mapes, Mark Spoelstra- all among my favorites, and I still listen to this stuff- prefer it to a lot of the "new" stuff out there, though some is quite good.

"The Sword In The Stone" in Boston- that brings back memories. I remember seeing Jamie Brockett with his dulcimer there- really good.
He had a tune or maybe even an album titled "Saint Botolph Street", if I remember correctly. I lived on St. Botolph street for a while- the cockroach capital of Boston. Bill Staines, as well. Played there myself one night, on the 'open mic' night. But not getting on stage until 12 midnight gets old fast.

Some of these folk's recordings can still be heard (legally) via "Rhapsody"- they have a rather amazing selection of 60s folk recordings. No Koerner, Ray and Glover, though ;-(, but lots of Paul Clayton ;-).


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