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CD Nimrod Workman

Thomas Stern 01 Dec 08 - 01:39 PM
Thomas Stern 01 Dec 08 - 01:46 PM
Dave Ruch 01 Dec 08 - 01:47 PM
Mark Ross 01 Dec 08 - 02:47 PM
dick greenhaus 01 Dec 08 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,A 01 Dec 08 - 06:13 PM
Goose Gander 11 Dec 08 - 06:46 PM
Janie 11 Dec 08 - 07:11 PM
Barry Finn 11 Dec 08 - 09:14 PM
Art Thieme 12 Dec 08 - 03:47 PM
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Subject: CD Nimrod Workman
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 01:39 PM

I'm sure many on this list will want to know of this CD.
Those who know the JUNE APPAL LP, or Appalshop film need no introduction to the forceful singing and vast repertoire of NIMROD WORKMAN - traditional song & ballads, Union songs, gospel.
The recordings made by Mike Seeger in 1982 are here released for the first time, and are a wonderful experience.
Best wishes, Thomas.
http://www.dragcity.com/catalog/records/dc379.html


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 01:46 PM

Knoxville Voice article:
http://www.knoxvoice.com/arts/street-cred/better-stuff/


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 01:47 PM

Thanks Thomas. Enjoyed seeing you at the Eisteddfod NY Festival.


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: Mark Ross
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 02:47 PM

Would love to hear this, I roomed with Nimrod in 1976, the last week of the Bicentennial Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife. What's the title of the CD?


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 05:03 PM

Also, I might add, available from CAMSCO. At a discount. Of course


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: GUEST,A
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 06:13 PM

"I want to go where things are beautiful" is the title of the CD.


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: Goose Gander
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 06:46 PM

I ordered a copy of this directly from the label. I'm most familiar with Workman from compilation tracks on Folksong of the Upper South and some Rounder stuff. It's a very nice collection of songs, ranging from secular to sacred, old British to American ballads, humourous material and deadly serious. Some of his own compositions, too. Very easy to imagine Workman singing to himself down in the mines alone, and enjoying himself doing so. My only complaint: rather skimpy liner notes.


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: Janie
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 07:11 PM

Here is an informative article about the recording of Nimrod by Mile Seeger.

Thanks for starting this thread, Thomas. Back in my 20's I had the pleasure of seeing Nimrod and/or his daughter, Phyllis Boyens, perform at a number of venues and festivals back home in West Virginia, and even got to sit on the occasional front porch with him at our Saturday night music parties and listen to him sing. He was the "real deal."

Janie


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: Barry Finn
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 09:14 PM

He was the "real deal" for sure Janie. In the mid 70's the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston put Nimrod on in a Concert hall at Harvard U & it was my duty to take care of Nimrod until he went on stage & to make sure he went on sober. He went on sober & he was great but we didn't become friends, he made my few hrs with him hell. He didn't take kindly to doing a gig for the upity folks at Harvard but he did it very well none the less & with no complaints (except to me). I should've given him a bottle, he probably would've been better if not more relaxed but as the song goes "I was young & foolish". I kept thinking that this was my first meeting with a real honest to goodness traditional singer, I better not screw it up, if it were today I would've paid the bar tab after staying out with him all night & he could've drunk his fill sung his foolish head off.

Barry


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Subject: RE: CD Nimrod Workman
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 03:47 PM

Once again, I'm gonna mention that photos of Nimrod that I took at the University of Chicago Folk Fest are at:

http://rudegnu.com/art_thieme.html

Tghey are in the album there called PEOPLE.

Art


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