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Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
02-Feb-11 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk
Subject: RE: Review: 'Troubadors' documentary - '70s LA folk
As a die-hard New York who loves the roots era of the folk revival, I must say that what was created in California was more than a blip on the radar. The had much more than "early success", nearly every name mentioned in the review are active and can fill large halls - and they write great songs. The denizens of the early days are largely forgotten, and that is sad - but the truth.

There are great songs from every era, and each of us will cling to our own memories of what we loved and stays with us. It isn't the same for everyone.

I "came of age" during the mid to late 70's and names like Harry Chapin, Tom Waits and Loudon Wainwright would be added to my list.

Still looking forward to seeing the documentary.