The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103288 Message #2101981
Posted By: PoppaGator
13-Jul-07 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: Jac Holzman and Elektra Records
Subject: RE: Jac Holzman and Elektra Records
There was a time when the release of ANYTHING on the Elektra label was something I would be interested in hearing, if not buying. The label made the move from strictly-folk to folk-rock at the same time that I did, coincidentally or not. If I'm not mistaken, Elektra's first "electric" act was the great Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
I didn't know that Jac Holtzman ~ as well as Glenn Yarbrough!~ came out of St. John's College in Annapolis. That's a unique and very interesting school, where everyone takes the same "Great Books"-based interdisciplinary course of study. No one "majors" in any specialty; every graduate has the same general-liberal-arts-and-sciences education.