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GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU 25 Apr 00 - 10:49 AM
Clifton53 25 Apr 00 - 10:56 AM
catspaw49 25 Apr 00 - 11:02 AM
Mbo 25 Apr 00 - 11:08 AM
Bert 25 Apr 00 - 11:21 AM
Gary T 25 Apr 00 - 11:25 AM
catspaw49 25 Apr 00 - 11:35 AM
Mbo 25 Apr 00 - 11:39 AM
Rick Fielding 25 Apr 00 - 11:44 AM
Mbo 25 Apr 00 - 11:46 AM
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GUEST,JenEllen 25 Apr 00 - 05:35 PM
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Subject: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 10:49 AM

Yesterday, after getting mad at my sister for stealing my room and busting up a great songwriting mood, I took off to Circuit City to "BE WITH MUSIC" and while haphazardly looking in the miniscule "folk" bin, I came across Tom Paxton's greatest hits. WOOHA! Why didn't you folks tell me he was this great before? Now I've GOT to learn all 26 songs on the album! I wonder if my fellow ECU students think me strage when I was going around singing "We're going to the zoo zoo zoo....."!

--Mbo (BTW can anyone tell me WHY "Bottle of Wine" sounds so darn familiar to me?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Clifton53
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 10:56 AM

" Bottle of Wine" was a big AM radio hit back in the late sixties I believe, but not the Paxton version. I can't remember the groups name, but it did become quite an anthem for tipplers.

Clifton53


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:02 AM

Ya know Meebo, if you'd go back and look at all the times we have talked about Paxton and the general great feelings that everyone around here has for him as a folk artist and songwriter extraordinaire and READ what people say EVERTIME his name is mentioned, instead of skipping past it so you can get in a plug for the "Flaming Genital Lollipop Suckers" or whatever, you'd have already purchased a shitload of Paxton material. No one IMHO writes such a broad base of songs from beautiful, tear jerking, ballads to humorous and satirical pieces with such style. Nice guy too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Mbo
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:08 AM

HEY! I said he ruled, but I didn't say he was as good as ELO & Jeff Lynne...only Spider Tom holds that honor! **BG** Now, it's time to assimilate Tom into my musical consciousness...hmmm...Paxton-ish arrangements of ELO songs...cool idea Mbo! It said "Bottle of Wine" was done by "The Fireballs" but that didn't seem to help!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Bert
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:21 AM

Spaw, How can you add - nice guy too - as an afterthought??? ;-)

Sure he's a great songwriter,
Sure he's a great entertainer and all those other things people say about him.
But "I THINK" that the NICE GUY THING is first and foremost.



Bert.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Gary T
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:25 AM

If I remember right, the hit recording of "Bottle of Wine" that I know (bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, when you let me get sober, etc.) was by The Fireballs. Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs had a big hit with "Sugar Shack".


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:35 AM

Dear Bertie Boy,

Yeah, you're right Bert. Please note the date and time so you can recall the one time that you were. They say the CRS can be slowed by making and reviewing notes.

Actually, I was so caught up in chastizing the lad that I wanted to point out Paxton's great abilities rather than his peronality, which is the real thing that sets him far and above the "Flaming Genital Lollipop Suckers." I was really trying (not to successfully I might add) to point out to Meebo the importance of listening to some of the more knowledgable folks, unlike you and I, rather than hyping something else. There is a time to listen. I don;t think anyone else around has such wide tastes as Meebs, but its nice to humor the old folks now and then.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Mbo
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:39 AM

Hey, I listen! Wasn't it just 2 weeks ago when I got a whole slue of Richard Thompson stuff? See, I listen! Actually I just thought this would be a better idea for a thread than the flea circus thing...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:44 AM

Now hear this! The Flea Circus "Thing" was an excellent thread!

Assuming somebody answers my question.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Mbo
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:46 AM

"Wide tastes" is an understatement, Spaw! Just wait till I introduce Zoot Suit Folk and Dixieland Ska to the world! BWA HA HA HA!!!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:49 AM

Yo Rick....I thought "Mr. Time On His Hhands" did....or are you "looking" for more?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: GUEST,JenEllen
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 05:35 PM

And the tape I sent you is what? Propping up the coffee table? Remind me, should you ever be in arm's reach, ta bust ya in the chops! *beseg*
~Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Mbo
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 06:02 PM

Hey, I listen to that tape all the time! And I DID know "Leaving London" but on your tape it was sung by the fella, not Tom...Flower in the Snow & For Your Eyes WERE Tom I think, too, weren't they?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: JedMarum
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 06:05 PM

congrats MBO, on your discvery of one America's best songwriters! I have enjoyed for years, as have many - and we have had threads wher Tom Paxton fans had plenty to say - including atleast one where Tom checked in himself!


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: JedMarum
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 06:10 PM

... here's the link you might wanna check, and by the way; I play a few of Tom's songs, but one that amazes everytime is "I Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound" - I play this almost always to audinces who don't know the song, and before I'm halfway through they're singin' along! It's one of those songs that hits ya first time, every time, and makes ya have to sing along!


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Amergin
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 06:18 PM

Hell, I discovered him a few years ago myself. Haven't been able to make it to a show yet, but that time will come. Wonderful songs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Mbo
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 06:30 PM

Jed, that's the first song on the album, and the name. Great song!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 10:53 PM

In a survey done a couple of years ago for a magazine who's name I forget (Mighta been "Acoustic Songwriter") They listed the most widely admired song writers in the folk style. No question who came first, but of course Tom was second. A parcel of Canucks came in 3,4,5. (believe Phil Ochs was 6th. A Jimmy Dean sausage for the answer to 3,4, and 5.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: simon-pierre
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:12 PM

I can hardly find his albums here in Québec city. Could you give me some info about CD's available? SP


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Clifton53
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 11:22 PM

Rick, I would guess, in any order, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers. Close?

Clifton


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: GUEST,JenEllen
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 01:45 AM

Jed: love the "Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound" too, and love the reaction it always gets.
Mbo: Was only teasing luv, and yeah, I think it was the fella on that one :)
simon-pierre: will send along information to ya
~Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: GUEST,JenEllen
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 01:50 AM

Just realized I am one of the cookie-less at the moment! Simon-Pierre and all: try HERE

~Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 02:08 AM

or Simon-Pierre you can click on the "Help Support the Mudcat" icon and buy Paxton stuff through CD Now and help support the Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 02:13 AM

Spot on Clifton.

Oops, no sausage.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 02:14 AM

and if you need further help with a link here it is


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Lanfranc
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 05:40 PM

Strewth!

I've just been to the CDNow listing of Paxton albums. I thought I had a pretty complete collection, but there's a dozen or more I've never heard!

The old Marbles card's gonna take a pasting.

Better late than never, Mbo - welcome to the Paxton appreciation society.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Wesley S
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 05:54 PM

Mbo - If you havn't already you should now run out and check up on Fred Neil , Eric Anderson and Buffy St Marie - and let us know what you find out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shocking Realization: Tom Paxton RULES!
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 06:50 PM

They had a lot of stuff my John Prine, but I didn't know what he was like, or which albums were best, so I didn't get any of him.

--Mbo


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