The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7156 Message #1271595
Posted By: Joybell
13-Sep-04 - 09:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Chicago Bust Rag (from Steve Goodman)
Subject: RE: Beatnik, Prevert, don't talk that way to me!
Ok True-love time to uncover yourself. Greg Hildebrand is indeed my "True-love". It's ok with him to tell you. Thank you Art for heading me towards this thread. I've always liked this song of True-love's.
Little Hawk, he's pleased you like the song and he just loves the Furry Freak Brothers. He says thanks for the compliment.
Steve Goodman always credited Hildebrand with the writing of it. Hildebrand doesn't recall meeting Steve but they were both in the Chicago area at around the same time. Hildebrand went off rambling around the world and Steve tried, for many years, to find him to ask about recording the song and to send him royalties. Hildebrand found out after Steve's death that this song had taken on a life of its own. I'll paste the details of the song from one of my other postings. Joy