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Thread #14233   Message #1919559
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
26-Dec-06 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Songs by Bruce 'Utah' Phillips
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs by Bruce 'Utah' Phillips
Recently I sent some cassettes to Utah of shows he did in February of 1972 or 73. Saul Broudy (who shows up here at Mudcat occasionally) was playing harmonica on the road with Utah then. Fred Holstein and I made the tapes back then directly through the house P.A. system at the old landmark Chicago folk club called the Earl Of Old Town. One entire set was songs Bruce rarely sang --- mostly because Fred wanted to learn some new songs, and also because Utah liked what he figured Fred might do with them. It was that night that Utah sang Carl Oglesby's "The Cherokee Queen." --- I learned it from those tapes back then, but the song, as done by me, finally made it to one of my CDs in 1998.

Those old cassette tapes deteriorated over the ensuing 35 years, so I dubbed off what I could save. ---------------- Twas surely great to hear them again ...

What a time that was...

Art Thieme