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Thread #5108   Message #29312
Posted By: Roger Himler
26-May-98 - 06:02 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sam Stone (John Prine)
Subject: RE: Lyrics: There's a Hole in Daddy's Arm

John is still actively singing, recording, and touring. If you go back up the thread to the "click here" you will find more information than you need about recording and touring. You can also access John formed Oh Boy Records, his own company, when he became frustrated with the music business shaping his music.

John still hits the mark frequently for me. Like most singer/songwriters his early albums were the most impressive. I have always figured that the first two or three albums call upon a long history of writing and singing. The songs have developed over a period of maybe 10 or 12 years. During that time, many less powerful songs have fallen by the wayside. The later albums rely on the year or two since the last recording and so have more songs that over time might not have qualified.

In today's market where vanity recordings are more easily produced, this process is less likely to occur because recordings are produced earlier in a performer's career.

Enjoy the Prine web-sites!!

Roger in Baltimore