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Happy! - July 9 (Art Thieme)

Abby Sale 09 Jul 05 - 09:50 AM
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Subject: Happy! - July 9
From: Abby Sale
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 09:50 AM


Happy Birthday!

On 7/9 of 1941,

Art Thieme

was "from his mother's womb untimely ripp'd" in Chicago.

He recalls this as the first time he was ripped off
("Never will forget that experience")
and has tried to avoid repeating it.


Art is one of our utter favorites. That's not an editorial "our;" we mean everybody's favorite. Sweeter songs, wiser wisdom or taller tales hath no man. We find some really nasty, low-down slander about the man at AMG:

Art is America's best-loved troubador. Many years ago, a great singer by the name of T. Texas Tyler was known as "the man with a million friends". Unfortunately, Tex is no longer with us, but that title has passed on to Art Thieme. Art is a one man skiffle band. His main instruments are his guitar and banjo, but he plays everything from the saw, to the jew's harp, to the nose flute, as well as another dozen or so weird gadgets. None of them, however, is as wierd as his sense of humor. He tells the most outrageous puns and stories so well that you laugh even if you've heard them a dozen times or more. He has donated his time and talents to getting dozens of folk clubs started. He has taught children to make and play home-made instruments. He has taught other musicians, as well. He shares his songs with anyone who will listen. He has written many articles for folk publications. He has folk music radio shows. He he has performed in schools, in concert halls, at concerts, by campfires, and on riverboats. He has collected songs (and bad jokes), while travelling across the country, from hoboes, children and other musicians. Like a real balladeer, he may never sing or play a song the same way twice, but adds new interpretations with each performance. He is a real treasure!

And, of course, lots more slander from his so-called friends at Thread

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