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Obit: Will Holt RIP (1929-2015)

John on the Sunset Coast 08 Jun 15 - 10:42 AM
Joe Offer 08 Jun 15 - 08:55 PM
Thomas Stern 08 Jun 15 - 09:12 PM
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Subject: Will Holt RIP
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 10:42 AM

LA Times today obits Will Holt. Although I never saw him in person I still enjoy the two LPS of him in my collection. More of a cabaret sing, I would think, he did write "Lemon Tree" and "Raspberries, Strawberries." He was 86 when he passed last week.

Reading about the deaths of Holt and Ronnie Gilbert on consecutive days is making me feel very old--but then again, I probably am.

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Subject: RE: Obit: Will Holt RIP (1929-2015)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 08:55 PM

He's one of those names everyone's heard, but nobody can quite say what he did. His Wikipedia article gives some good information, but it's limited.
May he rest easy.

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Subject: RE: Obit: Will Holt RIP (1929-2015)
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 09:12 PM


His recordings - updates, corrections/additions appreciated.

195x STINSON SLP 64 A Will Holt Concert - Folk Songs and Ballads
      10" LP, 12" LP (same contents)
The Ash Grove
Three Jovial Huntsmen
The Streets of Laredo
Miss Bailey's Ghost
Pretty Polly
The Haying Song
The Lass of Galilee

1954? STINSON SLP 78 Pills to Purge Melancholy
      flute acc. by Gene Kushner
The ballad monger's cry
The Winchester wedding
The night is come
Blow the candle out
In praise of begging
The surprised nymph
Ho boy, hey boy
The Yeoman of Kent
The dumb wife
The night her blackest sable wore
A hymn upon execution
The ballad monger's cry.

1957 CORAL CRL 57114 The World of Will Holt
A1 M.T.A. (The Boston Subway Song) Jacqueline Steiner-Bess Hawes
A2 Easy Rider
A3 Raspberries, Strawberries (Ah Les Fraises Et Les Frambous)
A4 Lonesome Valley
A5 The Two Calypsos (Coo-Ka-Laix, Ten Penny Nails)
A6 Riflemen of Bennington
B1 Wraggle Taggle Gypsies
B2 Lazy Afternoon John Latouche-Jerome Moross
B3 Delia Gone
B4 Ground Hog
B5 Clementine
B6 Daddy Roll 'Em

1960 ELEKTRA EKL 181 The Exciting Artistry of Will Holt
Karonen Song
Mack the Knife
Alabama Song
Bilbao Song
Sailor's Tango
Nobody Knows You
Eagle and Me
When the World Was Young
I Love Paris
Broadway Is a Tame Street
Blues in the Night

1960 ELEKTRA EKL 189/EKS-7189 Newport Folk Festival (June 24, 1960)
Three Jovial Huntsmen
Edward Ballad

1961 ATLANTIC 8051 On The Brink - Will Holt & Dolly Jonah
      recorded at the Hungry I, San Francisco
A1 You Know Everybody
A2 Princeton Pastoral
A3 The Political Scene
A4 Lemon Tree
A5 Croquet Game
B1 Bertha In The Rectory
B2 The Pergola
B3 Movieville

1953 MGM E/SE 4180 A Kurt Weill Cabaret - Martha Schlamme & Will Holt

The Ballad of the Easy Live
The Barbara Song
Mack the Knife
Tango Ballade
Pirate Jenny
Le Roi D'Aquitaine
Caesar's Death

Saga of Jenny
September Song
Mandalay Song
Surabaya Johnny
The Bilbao Song
The Surival Song
Lost in the Stars

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Subject: RE: Obit: Will Holt RIP (1929-2015)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 09:30 PM

Aha! Now I remember why Mr. Holt's name was familiar to me:

Charlie On The MTA

Scroll down to the "History" section.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Will Holt RIP (1929-2015)
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 03:47 PM

I was sorry to hear this news. I have added Will to the "In Memoriam" thread. My thoughts are with those who love and miss him.



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