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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Sep '13 11:33
    So you go back in time, grab Bobby Zimmerman in 1963, take him back 100 years, how would they view him during the civil war? Singing songs like Masters of War, or How many bombs does it take till you know too many people have died, that kind of song, how would they have reacted to him back then?

    I think Joan Baez taken back to the same time would have been really well received since she had such a great voice. Joni Mitchell, probably not so well received, maybe they would have liked the Big yellow Taxi but they would not have known what she was talking about with 'I'm a radio waiting for your broadcasting tower'
  2. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    18 Sep '13 19:42
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So you go back in time, grab Bobby Zimmerman in 1963, take him back 100 years, how would they view him during the civil war? Singing songs like Masters of War, or How many bombs does it take till you know too many people have died, that kind of song, how would they have reacted to him back then?

    I think Joan Baez taken back to the same time would have be ...[text shortened]... ave known what she was talking about with 'I'm a radio waiting for your broadcasting tower'
    How about a few of your favorite Bob Dylan and Joan Baez youtube links?
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Sep '13 18:19 / 8 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    How about a few of your favorite Bob Dylan and Joan Baez youtube links?
    Here is a recent conversation with Joan Baez, just a few years ago and she sings that great Phil Ochs song 'There but for fortune' (go you or I, You or I)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbaNo1CX_o8

    From Dylan's first or second album: The time's they are a changing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWdCKPtnYE&list=TLYrgT1nmqMgU

    Here he is live on a very early TV show, Man of constant sorrow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCipKmyngLY

    A mining song, very early on, North Country Blues:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecwX0emXQE0

    This one is interesting, very good audio, black and white video but there are some great people in back of him, Doc Watson for one and Judy Collins.

    Here is 'girl from the North Country' a song that I really loved back in 63.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UfAnAZuC1A

    From his first album, Baby let me follow you down, he talks about a folk singer Eric Von Schmidt who sadly died too early.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5dJK2s4B3U

    Here he is at the Newport Folk festival 1964, introduced by the great Pete Seeger:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeP4FFr88SQ
  4. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    22 Sep '13 00:12
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here is a recent conversation with Joan Baez, just a few years ago and she sings that great Phil Ochs song 'There but for fortune' (go you or I, You or I)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbaNo1CX_o8

    From Dylan's first or second album: The time's they are a changing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWdCKPtnYE&list=TLYrgT1nmqMgU

    Here he is live on ...[text shortened]... l 1964, introduced by the great Pete Seeger:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeP4FFr88SQ
    sonhouse, this menu represents a virtual treasure of an early folk music chapter in many of our lives. First Pete Seeger song I remember hearing on NPR was about a neighborhood of homes "all made out of ticky tacky... and all look the same". The Youtube of Tom Paxton's "Last Thing on My Mind" in London I still enjoy. Thank you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voqL5ksOuoo
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Sep '13 10:40
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    sonhouse, this menu represents a virtual treasure of an early folk music chapter in many of our lives. First Pete Seeger song I remember hearing on NPR was about a neighborhood of homes "all made out of ticky tacky... and all look the same". The Youtube of Tom Paxton's "Last Thing on My Mind" in London I still enjoy. Thank you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voqL5ksOuoo
    The song about houses, named Little Boxes was written by Malvina Reynolds, my wife and I had the pleasure of seeing her in concert at the same venue my band Southwind had played a half dozen times, McCabes Guitar shop in Santa Monica.

    And theirs a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow ones and their all made out of ticky tacky and all look just the same.

    And the people in the houses all went to the university
    where they were put in boxes and they came out all the same
    Theirs doctors and lawyers and business executives
    their all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

    That was a pretty famous song in the folk community back in the day. She was a real protest writer.
  6. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    29 Sep '13 09:19
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The song about houses, named Little Boxes was written by Malvina Reynolds, my wife and I had the pleasure of seeing her in concert at the same venue my band Southwind had played a half dozen times, McCabes Guitar shop in Santa Monica.

    And theirs a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow ones and their all made out of ticky tacky and all loo ...[text shortened]... t was a pretty famous song in the folk community back in the day. She was a real protest writer.
    Those are the exact lyrics. Boy, that sure brings back memories.
    Would you have the original on Youtube? Thanks, again.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Sep '13 11:48 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Those are the exact lyrics. Boy, that sure brings back memories.
    Would you have the original on Youtube? Thanks, again.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUoXtddNPAM

    Malvina.

    Pete Seeger:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlSpc87Jfr0

    Sammy Rae:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgdN3CY0BPE
  8. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    03 Oct '13 06:21
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUoXtddNPAM

    Malvina.

    Pete Seeger:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlSpc87Jfr0

    Sammy Rae:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgdN3CY0BPE
    Malvina and Pete Seeger's renditions are familiar. Must say, Seeger's I like best. He and Tom Paxton do a few entertaining songs enclosed with conversation, also. Ever heard of Billy Currington or "Our Town" sung by___? Thanks again.
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Oct '13 07:28 / 10 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Malvina and Pete Seeger's renditions are familiar. Must say, Seeger's I like best. He and Tom Paxton do a few entertaining songs enclosed with conversation, also. Ever heard of Billy Currington or "Our Town" sung by___? Thanks again.
    This Billy Currington?

    http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1714746/billy-currington-pleads-no-contest.jhtml

    Our Town, the song by Iris Dement?:

    I know that song, have her album.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9-pDSYPrio

    This is a live performance.

    Here is one of her songs with anti religious overtones:

    Let the mystery be:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awmgpZFXHfk

    Also a live performance. Both of these songs were on her first album.

    She sang a song written by John Prine, In spite of ourselves, with John, live:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5axlwCBXC8

    Don't know if you ever heard of John Prine but when he started out people were calling him the next Bob Dylan.

    Like this song, sung with Nanci Griffith: The speed of sound of lonliness: a few years earlier.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2e9wWFg-pI

    Another John Prine, with Bonnie Raitt: Angel from Montgomery, one of his most famous songs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T5NuI6Ai-o

    And probably his most famous song: Paradise

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCsc3CU5ww

    That version was from 2010, here is the original: 40 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEy6EuZp9IY

    I just came across this live version of Trio, remember them? Emmy Lou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt?

    Here is a great song and a great rendition, High Sierra: live.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnieh0Y1V-o

    Here is a short one live, just them, Calling my children back home:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSZqdLmT9PU
  10. 03 Oct '13 08:38 / 2 edits
    Folk seems to lend itself to protest, such as anti-war protest. Regardless of where you stand on the military and war, you'll probably at least recognize the cleverness of some of those protest songs, whether or not you agree with the spirit of them.


    Buffy Sainte Marie's Universal Soldier
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6imjvgJFvM

    Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant, if you’ve got 18 minutes available
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM
  11. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Oct '13 12:19
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    Folk seems to lend itself to protest, such as anti-war protest. Regardless of where you stand on the military and war, you'll probably at least recognize the cleverness of some of those protest songs, whether or not you agree with the spirit of them.


    Buffy Sainte Marie's Universal Soldier
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6imjvgJFvM

    Arlo ...[text shortened]... Restaurant, if you’ve got 18 minutes available
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM
    He's five foot three and he's six foot four...Yep, I loved Buffee St. Marie. It's funny, she did a devastating song called 'My country tis of thy people we're dying' and then did 'welcome welcome emigrante'. "till its time for you to go'.

    Then Little Wheel spin and spin, big wheel turn round and round.

    No doubt she is a genius.
  12. 03 Oct '13 16:52
    Critics could be pretty harsh with singer Donovan, calling him an inferior imitation of Dylan, but I always got a grin out of his material.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWkGs6MxATc
  13. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Oct '13 23:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    Critics could be pretty harsh with singer Donovan, calling him an inferior imitation of Dylan, but I always got a grin out of his material.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWkGs6MxATc
    Yeah, that's what they were saying but he had some good songs. I don't think he was trying to compete with Dylan.

    Here is a meeting between Donovan and Dylan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6HcA6kEJc
  14. 04 Oct '13 00:45
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here is a meeting between Donovan and Dylan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6HcA6kEJc
    I'm thinking that is from the Pennebaker documentary. Dylan went through kind of a mean phase around that time. Success went to his head, it seems.
  15. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Oct '13 01:03
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    I'm thinking that is from the Pennebaker documentary. Dylan went through kind of a mean phase around that time. Success went to his head, it seems.
    Yeah, could be. If ten million people start worshiping you, you might get a bit overblown about it, eh.