Mudcat Café message #383946 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29980   Message #383946
Posted By: Sandy Paton
27-Jan-01 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Sandy Paton - write your autobiog!
Subject: RE: Sandy Paton - write your autobiog!
Talked with Big Mick this afternoon, and he warned me about this new thread. Gave me a few moments to think about it. Here's what I thought:

Work on these first, guys: Moe Asch of Folkways Records (who put out fifteen times as many recordings), Alan Lomax (who collected and published thousands more folksongs), Utah Phillips (who really has some stories worth telling, and tells them gloriously well). These are people who should be biographed. Burl's story would span the entire folk revival scene in the UK, plus it could describe his many trips to the US; I'd vote for that one! Art Thieme is such a great raconteur his story would be a gas to read, assuming he was allowed to surround the simple facts with the greater truths. I'd also go for that one! When you get these done, come back, and we can talk about it some more...