I dragged out an old vinyl of Jim Kweskin's America about a week ago to see what material might be worth posting from it. (will post Old Rugged Cross later in the day).
A few thoughts struck me as I listened:
- The whole Mel Lyman bit, including the liner notes and references to star signs is a complete mystery to me. I bought the album because it had Kweskin's name on it. Goodness knows how or why I ever picked up on his music - maybe it was the influence of the Captain Matchbox band in Melbourne in the early 70's.
- I just love the cloying sentimentality of Amelia Earhart's Last Flight, and sang it recently at a friend's wake - never seen or heard it anywhere else.
- Was wondering whatever happened to Kweskin.
- Noted that there were virtually no well known jug band songs in the DT. I'm sure there's a ton of material available for someone to enter the Great Song Posting Contest.