The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21967   Message #982267
Posted By: cetmst
13-Jul-03 - 06:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Your Long Journey / Your Lone Journey
Subject: RE: Long Journey
Thanks, Stewie. I've been listening to this music since a childhood friend played a recording of "The Martins and the 'Coys" in the 30's and my mother played the piano and sang us to sleep with folk songs and lullabies. Couldn't afford and had no place to keep records until the late 40's and early 50's what with school and service, and then began with Leadbelly, Josh White, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Burl Ives, Susan Reed, Carl Sandburg, John Jacob Niles, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Wade Hemsworth, Cynthia Gooding, Josef Marais, Walt Robertson and others, some still alive, the rest whose music and legends live on. Your notes and other Mudcatter entries reveal the depths of my ignorance and limits of my collection and I'm grateful to you all for the opportunity to keep learning. - Chuck