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Thread #142992   Message #3840146
Posted By: GUEST,Folked69
20-Feb-17 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: 2015 Obit: What Became of Tia Blake?
Subject: RE: 2015 Obit: What Became of Tia Blake?
Hello Joan,

This is a very obscure website. I have visited here before to read about Tia and was very happy to see that you had posted a response.

I have JUST THIS MINUTE WRITTEN DOWN THE LYRICS to My Father Is a Lonely Man. Her entire album is one of the treasures of my collection. This song in particular though seems to tug at my heart. Absolutely beautiful. I intend to post a cover version on Youtube - I have already posted a cover of Hangman which was inspired by her version.

When you say "her latest CD", do you mean that there is more material than just the Folksongs and Ballads album?? If so I and many others would love to hear it. If you have a spare copy of the Folksongs and Ballads album I would simply love to own a copy which had come from her mother.

My email address is

I am an ardent collector of 60s/70s-era British/American folk music. Tia's album rates amongst my most valued discoveries. I cannot speak highly enough of it. I would love to know more about her life, read her book about Saigon and understand how on earth this album came to be recorded. Can you tell me which form Forbidden Games will take - is it a book? A documentary?

Best wishes from Australia