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Geronimo's Cadillac

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jaxon 17 Nov 97 - 08:02 AM
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lesblank 18 Nov 97 - 05:11 PM
Cliff McGann 18 Nov 97 - 06:45 PM
Jack mostly folk 18 Nov 97 - 07:29 PM
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rechal 18 Nov 97 - 09:36 PM
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GUEST,Don Wise 13 Jun 13 - 01:42 PM
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Subject: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: jaxon
Date: 17 Nov 97 - 08:02 AM

Does anyone know who either wrote or recorded Geronimo's Cadillac? Thanks.

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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 17 Nov 97 - 08:48 AM

jaxon......That would be Michael Murphey (before he added the Martin)........Tiger


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 17 Nov 97 - 07:05 PM

Yes, I believe off an album of the same name that had a picture of an aged Geronimo standing by a car. (I assume it was Geronimo)


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: lesblank
Date: 18 Nov 97 - 05:11 PM

It was also recorded by Hoyt Axton on "Life Machine", a 1974 A & M album, I believe. I thought he wrote it , too !!


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac-Dick Gaughan
From: Cliff McGann
Date: 18 Nov 97 - 06:45 PM

Great version on Dick Gaughan's latest as well.


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Jack mostly folk
Date: 18 Nov 97 - 07:29 PM

Hi jaxon, Geronimo's Cadilac was written by Charles Quarto and Michael Murphy according to the record label of what I think has to be the very best ever recorded version.Mary McCaslin and Jim Ringer (Jim now deceasesd) covered G's Caddy on their "The Bramble and the Rose". It's just a great alltime album likely out of print.Philo 1055. Goodluck.If all else fails, I can tape the one song for you. Jack mostly folk


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Dale Rose
Date: 18 Nov 97 - 08:40 PM

Well, Jack beat me to it, but I strongly second his choice of the Jim Ringer version as the absolute best ever. Philo/Rounder put out a Best Of Jim Ringer CD last year, (Philo 1202) 17 cuts in all. It does not include Geronimo's Cadillac, however.

I just checked, The Bramble And The Rose, Philo 1055, 1978, is still available, but only on cassette. (I know that Rounder has some titles still available in vinyl, so if a person prefers that, just ask them) Info, including a sound sample of Geronimo's Cadillac here~~ http://www.rounder.com/rounder/catalog/bylabel/phil/1055/1055.html

I was fortunate to be able to see Jim and Mary McCaslin (another great voice) live in St. Louis in the mid seventies. I also have all of his albums, (I think) including two with the Sweets Mill String Band.


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: rechal
Date: 18 Nov 97 - 09:36 PM

Cher also recorded it. I think her version was pretty popular at one time. (But not this time.)


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Jaxon
Date: 19 Nov 97 - 04:38 PM

Thanks to you all.

Jack Murray


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Jack mostly folk
Date: 25 Nov 97 - 07:51 PM

Jaxon, I've tried to send a personal message through this site and the the page just hangs there. If you can include your e mail and send me another message I'll oblidge your request. I really like mudcat, it's people, topics but I have a difficult time going from place to place inside the site. I have to accept blame for that since I'm relatively new to the cyberspace thing.Let's try it again....Yours Jack mostly folk....


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Jack mostly folk
Date: 25 Nov 97 - 08:32 PM

To all, Please ignore the previous, little by little I'll learn how this site works. I did get a personal message through. It's like going into a big city for the first time. You always feel lost but eventually you begin to recognize landmarks and in no time you begin feeling compitent with the travel . Mudcat is a neat big city to get lost in. .....Jack Mostly folk


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 08:48 PM

Manfred Mann's Earth Band covered this also.


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 04:15 AM

Great version by one of the UK's most under-rated and shamefully ignored performers, Jack Hudson, on his LP 'Starlight and Headlights' - alas no longer available. A man of huge talent performing a brilliant song.


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 06:07 AM

I concur with Backwoodsman that this is a brilliant song ... "Geronimo's Cadillac" is, to me, one of the finest songs to come out of the early 70s. It did well on the charts, too. Wikipedia says:

"It was released in July 1972 as the lead single from his debut album of the same name Geronimo's Cadillac. The song peaked at #37 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and at #30 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart."

And Murphey's performance in the vein of "just a bunch of friends singing a song they love" is irresistibly fetching too. It's running around my brain as I write.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: pdq
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 10:19 AM

Geronimo died about 6 weeks into 1909.

The brand name Cadillac was sold to General Motors in that same year, probably well after Geronimo was gone.

If he was given a Cadillac, it was almost certainly before GM owned the brand. It was a very ordinary car compared to the innovative quality standard that GM made it into.


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: GUEST,Don Wise
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 01:42 PM

Claire Hamill recorded the song on her 3rd album- "Stage-Door Johnnies".


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Subject: RE: Geronimo's Cadillac
From: Gurney
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 04:51 PM

The best version I've heard was by The New Modern Idiot Grunt Band of Coventry, England. Rod Felton and Rob Armstrong. There are recordings of them, but you have to know where to get them. Possibly from the artists themselves.


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