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Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown

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GUEST,Shadowman 11 May 10 - 10:50 PM
Beer 11 May 10 - 11:09 PM
Mary Katherine 11 May 10 - 11:18 PM
Dan Schatz 11 May 10 - 11:21 PM
Shadowman 11 May 10 - 11:29 PM
Acme 11 May 10 - 11:48 PM
Joe Offer 11 May 10 - 11:53 PM
open mike 12 May 10 - 12:06 AM
Shadowman 12 May 10 - 06:42 AM
Arkie 12 May 10 - 11:08 AM
open mike 12 May 10 - 11:54 AM
Art Thieme 12 May 10 - 06:08 PM
Shadowman 12 May 10 - 11:15 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 13 May 10 - 01:28 PM
Arkie 13 May 10 - 02:15 PM
open mike 13 May 10 - 02:19 PM
Art Thieme 13 May 10 - 02:26 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 13 May 10 - 04:52 PM
Nicholas Waller 30 Jan 11 - 08:21 PM
Nicholas Waller 31 Jan 11 - 08:04 AM
John on the Sunset Coast 31 Jan 11 - 11:50 PM
GUEST,Dorothy 10 Feb 11 - 08:03 PM
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Subject: Mystery folk singer
From: GUEST,Shadowman
Date: 11 May 10 - 10:50 PM

I wish I took better notes when I'm surfing the CD and folk music websites. Can anyone give me some leads on who this musician is?
I think he was a black gentleman who recorded in the 1960s and gained some popularity in California. I believe he may have had a partner in a duet, and he or they released 2 albums. His music was pretty much along the lines of early 1960s folk music, and that struck me as unusual because the release dates for the albums were mid-60s, I think. The guy died in the late 1960s. The samples on line displayed a pretty rich voice. My frustration is that his music is available for downloading somewhere on the internet, but I have lost track of his name. Can you help?


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Beer
Date: 11 May 10 - 11:09 PM

Not much to go on. Can you remember any lines to his songs?
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Mary Katherine
Date: 11 May 10 - 11:18 PM

The only black duet based in Southern California in which one member died in the 1960s that I can remember was Joe and Eddie.


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 11 May 10 - 11:21 PM

I don't know about a partner, and the timing is a little different, but are you thinking of Len Chandler?

Dan


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Shadowman
Date: 11 May 10 - 11:29 PM

You all are fantastic! It was indeed Joe and Eddie, and I am excited to get better acquainted with their music, albeit 45 years late. Thank you all,
Shadowman


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Acme
Date: 11 May 10 - 11:48 PM

That was quick!


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 May 10 - 11:53 PM

There are lots of Jae and Eddie YouTube videos, and there are a number of recordings on their Myspace page. Also a good Wikipedia article.


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: open mike
Date: 12 May 10 - 12:06 AM

Well, shadowman, you have asked your question to the right crowd, and even with few clues, got an answer...Isn't mudcat wonderful??!!

So now I am curious about these musicians and had to surf a bit...
and found these links about Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_and_Eddie
http://www.myspace.com/joeandeddiemusic

In Aug.'66 Joe died, and as of 2007, Brown continued to work as a producer and arranger, most recently with the musical group Gravity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UozDAfeEa-c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Q2mv-A2ec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6-H3bfCcro&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Shadowman
Date: 12 May 10 - 06:42 AM

You know, Open Mike, I have posed some real vague questions over the years that should have been stumpers for anyone else, but NEVER this crowd. And I always appreciate the folk expertise and passion for good music that shows through it all. Thanks, again,
shadowman


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Arkie
Date: 12 May 10 - 11:08 AM

Joe and Eddie are indeed worth any search effort. I keep "There's A Meetin' Here Tonight" in the rotation of favorite folk recordings.


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: open mike
Date: 12 May 10 - 11:54 AM

Perhaps the thread title should be changed to Joe and Eddie so that any one who remembers them can click here to find more info...eh, elves? (or even those who do not yet know of them)


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 May 10 - 06:08 PM

I'm thinking that "There's A Meeting Here Tonight"--the song--came from Bob Gibson's doing it and showing it to others. Joe and Eddie possibly learned it from Bob.

Art


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Subject: Joe and Eddie
From: Shadowman
Date: 12 May 10 - 11:15 PM

1. I learned "There's A Meeting Here Tonight" from listening to The Limelighters. About the time I heard some occasional Bob Gibson, as a matter of fact.
2. I checked FAQs and could not find anything about re-naming the thread. I thought of copying all the responses and pasting them back in a newly titled thread, but I have never seen that done, either, so Joe and Eddie's thread may have to remain that of the mystery folk singer. Changed "subject," though.
Shadowman


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 13 May 10 - 01:28 PM

Joe and Eddie, when they first came to prominence, had to be one of the most dynamic duos ever. Their stage presence and arrangements were amazing. Both had excellent, soaring voices which blended beautifully. I can still remember being asked, repeatedly and excitedly, "Have you seen/heard Joe and Eddie?" It seemed for a time like I was the only one who hadn't in my crowd. I have often wondered what they might have accomplished had both lived to a ripe old age.


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: Arkie
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:15 PM

I think I bought the Joe and Eddie album after having seen them on one of Hootnanny type shows on TV. They were impressive live and I loved the album.


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: open mike
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:19 PM

changes such as thread titles... can only be done by "clones" or mud elves who are authorized to edit content -- which apparently happened!
I hope the new title helps someone find this thread..(thanks, clone)


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:26 PM

Limelighters also got the song from Bob's Riverside Records recording of it. They used many of Bob's arrangements--as did Baez and others.

Bob Gibson was a tremendous draw at Chicago's Gate Of Horn when I first encountered him my last year in high school---1959.

Art


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 13 May 10 - 04:52 PM

For most of us on the left coast, the "Gate of Horn" and a number of other notable midwwestern and east coast jazz and folk venues of the late 1950's and early sixties were something we learned of in magazines, late night TV and records. I remember Bob Gibson and Hamilton Camp as a couple of very influential guys of the period. We all stole from them.....well; maybe "gleaned" is a better choice of words. Leon Bibb was another, along with Josh White and others, who I was never privileged to see in person but who influenced many of us. Still do.


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 08:21 PM

On looking over the new information about gigs played at the Topic folk club in Bradford in the 1960s, as mentioned in another thread, I see that an act called Joe and Eddie played at the Topic at a Saturday concert on February 5th 1965 (also on the bill: The Crimple Mountain Boys and John Pashley), and I assume this is the same act. So presumably they toured Britain at least once.


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 08:04 AM

Oops, false alarm, maybe they didn't come to Britain! Our archivist reports:

"This is a quick reply to the Joe and Eddie duo. While I was looking again through the books I had another look at that one, with a magnifying glass. It isn't Joe it was JB which was John B Stewart every body called him JB. The Eddie is Eddie Saxton they were both early members of the club."


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 11:50 PM

Joe and Eddie were quite prolific in the time they had together; at least seven albums for GNP/Crescendo Records. Their repertoire was both extensive and eclectic consisting of traditional folk material, contemporary folk, folk-rock, gospel, blues, and show tunes, but interestingly, not much in the way of the civil rights songs or anti-war songs of the sixties.


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Subject: RE: Mystery folk singer-Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown
From: GUEST,Dorothy
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 08:03 PM

When I was quite young, I used to visit my sister in Southern California and Joe and Eddie performed at numerous "Coffee" houses which were big at that time (1960's). It was great because me as a minor could go to them and I fell in love with Joe & Eddie and was so deeply saddened when in my senior year in Idaho, I heard of Joe's death. I have 4 of their albums and pull them out occasionally and must say, their music is still brilliant.!


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