The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10829 Message #2269328
Posted By: GUEST,Phil B
22-Feb-08 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: The Gypsy Moth (Axton)
Subject: RE: Req/Add: The Gypsy Moth
I've sung 'Gypsy Moth' ever since I first heard it in the 'mid 70's. I got my version of 'Blind Fiddler' there as well. Check it out. There's some great fiddle playing from John Hartford. Hoyt had a voice to die for and wrote a large number of songs which crossed over all genres. He wrote 'Greenback Dollar' (Kingstons) and 'The Pusher' (Steppenwolf) He was well known , loved and respected by musicians around the world and also a great character. He had a secondary career in movies as a character actor. Black Stallion, Gremlins to name but two. He also appeared in many westerns. In the early '80's, I met a man called Rhein Neggo who had been Hoyts sound engineer and got to hear many live recordings. They ewere among the best I've ever heard.