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Thread #72493   Message #3449461
Posted By: GUEST,P.H. White
08-Dec-12 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Copper Kettle (Albert Frank Beddoe)
Subject: RE: Origin: Copper Kettle (Albert Frank Beddoe)
Besides Joan Baez's version, another hauntingly beautiful rendition was by the late Charlotte Daniels on the album "Charlotte Daniels and Pat Webb" issued by Prestige circa 1960. Legend has it that this one album was their only collaboration and something of a jam session produced with minimal expense.* A pity they didn't do more, since they were a very talented duo.

*The cover art, for one thing, probably didn't cost much, and yet it is uncannily effective and appropriate. The artists appear to be performing in front of a rather timeworn brick wall, with spare, almost gloomy lighting. The sort of wall on which we used to see "Bird Lives!" and other such elegiac graffiti back then.