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Posted By: GUEST,Marc S. Silber
11-Sep-06 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: Little known '60s Folk Singers
Subject: RE: Little known 1960's Folk Singers
hello and it is a nice website you have. I owned the music shop called FRETTED INSTRUMENTS in Greenwich Village,NY City, from 1963-67 and knew many of these lesser known performers. I also traveled a great deal from 1960 until the mid 1980s and met many as I was also in the U.K., France, and North Africa.

I was in a group with Artie Traum in 1961 in Boulder, called THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, and later with Artie and his brother Happy Traum and Eric Kaz(and others) called the Children of Paradise. I knew Mark Spoelstra, Steve Mann, Fred Weisz (later of Goose Creek Symphony, who worked for me at Fretted Instr.), Karen Dalton (& Richard ???, her partner), Judy Roderick, Harry Tuft, Peter Stampfel, Steve "Richmond" Talbot, Peter Berg, Paul Siebel, Rick Turner, Andy Cohen, Charlie Chin, Jay Unger, well, I could list a hundred who never made it to the real big time, and I knew them all. When I have time I will send more names in and maybe talk of them a little.

I am currently still dealing in instruments, and singing and playing
in Berkeley, California. I have 3 CDs, and my website is There is a lot of gossip on my website also.

The greatest guitarists I heard in those days were Perry Lederman and Bruce Langehorn, both from New York City.

peace without bombs, marc s. silber