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Little known 1970's Folk Singers

23 Mar 07 - 07:51 PM (#2005451)
Subject: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Now that the "Little known 1960's Folk Singers" seems to have wound down, let's move ahead to the next decade.

Some Canadian names I remember from the 1970's in Canada: Jesse Winchester, Stan Rogers, Stringband, Raffi (before he became a star in kids music), Original Sloth Band, Pied Pumkin, Valdy, Stan Rogers, Ryan's Fancy, John Allen Cameron, Paul Hann, Doug McArthur, Willie P. Bennett, David Essig, Friends of Fiddler's Green, David Wiffen, Murray McLauchlan.


23 Mar 07 - 07:57 PM (#2005457)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Murray MacLeod

how's about Stan Rogers ?


23 Mar 07 - 08:29 PM (#2005481)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,meself

Why are you calling them "little known"? Those are the best-known folk acts in Canada!

Um, okay; now that I put it that way ...


23 Mar 07 - 09:33 PM (#2005519)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Papa John Kolstad, Geoff Bartley, Bob Franke, Mike Allen, Paul Combs, Martin Grosswendt, Tom Mitchell, Lew London, Saul Broudy, Jim Ringer, Jay & Lyn, George Gritzbach, Paul Geremia, Roy Bookbinder.


23 Mar 07 - 09:37 PM (#2005523)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

& how about Michael Cooney, Priscilla Herdman, Bill Staines, Gordon Bok and The Great Sneezy Waters?


23 Mar 07 - 10:00 PM (#2005532)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Mick E Woods


23 Mar 07 - 10:36 PM (#2005545)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Phil Cooper

Fraser & DeBolt. Andy Roberts. Dave Burland. Cahill & Van Mertz.


23 Mar 07 - 10:42 PM (#2005547)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: JennieG

Saw David Essig at a festival here in Oz in late January - enjoyed his performance immensely!

Cheers
JennieG


23 Mar 07 - 10:45 PM (#2005549)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Phil Cooper

Don't forget Art Thieme!


24 Mar 07 - 06:29 AM (#2005670)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,MG John

Barabara Dickson! Who started off in the Folk Clubs. What a brilliant singer!


24 Mar 07 - 07:43 AM (#2005699)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: MG John

Any one remember Sue Garth-Mason?


24 Mar 07 - 08:05 AM (#2005713)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: alanabit

Paul Downes and Phil Beer. Wild Oats. Allan Taylor. Bill Boazman. Dave Burland. Alex Atterson. Johnny Collins. Bill Price. Johnny Coppin. Bil Caddick. Bully Wee. Fiddler's Dram. Bill Zorn. Dave Paskett. Noel Murphy. Don Partridge. Klaus der Geiger.


24 Mar 07 - 11:48 AM (#2005867)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,Scoville

I love Paul Geremia.

We've got a record by a guy named Bob White (self-released, I think, or very nearly) that's a really good record, but I can't find anything else about him. Too bad, really. My parents saw him in Ann Arbor in the mid-late 1970's but apparently he didn't stay in the music business.


24 Mar 07 - 11:53 AM (#2005875)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: curmudgeon

Bob White was playing in the Boston area in 1969/70. I vaguely remember having heard of him once or twice since, but can't recall any details. Fine trad singer, though -- Tom


24 Mar 07 - 12:01 PM (#2005882)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Bob White's one LP was on Front Hall Records. Andy Spence might know what became of him.


24 Mar 07 - 12:56 PM (#2005916)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Leadbelly

Dear alanabit,
are you really sure, that Don (Partridge) has been a little known 1970's folk singer? He made rank # 4 (!!) in british charts (Rosie) in 1968 (!!) and has had a smaller follow-up hit.

Perhaps he became lesser known in the 70's. But he was once well-known/ famous in Europe.

Manfred


24 Mar 07 - 01:05 PM (#2005922)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Kevin Head


24 Mar 07 - 01:21 PM (#2005929)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: ConcertinaChap

Threadbare Consort, Ticklers Jam, Mr Gladstone's Bag, Pickled Dill (great duo, shame about the name).

Chris


24 Mar 07 - 01:39 PM (#2005943)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

natchez Trace


24 Mar 07 - 01:49 PM (#2005947)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,Sandi (now in Guelph)

There was a folk singer in 'the '70s in Toronto who just went by the name of Kathlen. She was married for a while to the guy who ran Bacca, the science fiction bookstore on Queen Street.

Anybody remember her? Anybody know what became of her?


24 Mar 07 - 01:50 PM (#2005948)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,Sandi (now in Guelph)

P.S. Kathlen would now be in her mid-50s.


24 Mar 07 - 01:54 PM (#2005954)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: alanabit

Don spent most of the seventies in Sweden and up and down the busking trail throughout Europe. Without wanting to get into another of those "hat is folk?" debates, I would say that he became very much the epitome of the true folk singer at that time. I know of his follow ups to "Rosie" ("Blue Eyes" and "Breakfast on Pluto"). However, if you talk to Don about that, he only regards it as a very small part of his life. As far as he (and I as it happens) see it, his really important work was done as a street entertainer. He was truly a master of that, although relatively few people are aware of how very good he was.


24 Mar 07 - 01:56 PM (#2005955)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Leadbelly

Hi,
I really don't want to moan about this interesting thread.
But wouldn't it be more concrete to separate this thread to a british and to an american one? Some folk singers have been well-known in the UK on the one hand but little known in the US on the other (and vv). Because there's not always transparency as to find out where 'Catters do come from this separation would help to avoid misunderstandings.

Rubbish to make this proposal???

Manfred


24 Mar 07 - 02:02 PM (#2005957)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Keep them all together on one thread. Besides that, a lot of the names mentioned are not British or American, they're Canadian.


24 Mar 07 - 02:05 PM (#2005962)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,meself

"Without wanting to get into another of those "hat is folk?" debates, ... "

I'm with you - I hate those "hat is folk?" debates!


24 Mar 07 - 02:27 PM (#2005972)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,Scoville (not a GUEST!)

Re: Bob White. Yeah, we've got the LP and guard it with our lives. I'm surprised ya'll knew about him; we've never run into anyone else who had. Pity he didn't record more, though.



* * * * *

The unfinished Stetson my mother got at the 1965 Girl Scout jamboree-thing is surely folk. Started out as a respectable hat and now looks like the Confederate that lost the war. It's definitely not what Stagolee was fighting about.


24 Mar 07 - 02:35 PM (#2005977)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Leadbelly

Agreed, Guest,

but in case an interested 'Catter doesn't know from which country mentions of personally unknown artists do come from there's little informative content.(little known = most people didn't/don't know this person).
Would be a help when corresponding info is added.

Manfred

alanabit: "hat is folk"??? Need some explanation in simple terms; I'm a simple german.


24 Mar 07 - 02:58 PM (#2005991)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Charley Noble

I'm still mulling over the concept of singers such as Stan Rogers and Gordon Bok being considered "little known." Little known compared to whom?

Anyway I nominate Joel Mabus and Sally Rogers who were both based in Michigan in the 1970's. The Lost World String Band, Stan Werbin and other denizens of Elderly Instruments, deserves honorable mention. Kitty Donohue, perhaps best known for her song "Farmers in Florida." Lady of the Lake with my old friend Karrie Potter which recorded "Shafted in Shaftsburg." Second Opinion, Sally Potter's fine trio. Cathy Fink and Marcie Marxer were also based in Michigan at this time. And all the members of the Pretty Shaky Stringband.

Eclectricity from Bloomington, Indiana, put out two great recordings including the track "Country Music Sucks."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


24 Mar 07 - 03:10 PM (#2006000)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Cathy Fink and Marcie Marxer were also based in Michigan at this time.

Cathy and Marcy only met each other in 1980. They began working together in 1984.

In the 1970s, Cathy lived in Canada. First in Montreal and then in Winnipeg.


24 Mar 07 - 03:20 PM (#2006010)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,meself

Never heard her, but often heard OF her as half of a duo with Duck Donald.


24 Mar 07 - 03:23 PM (#2006014)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Cathy joined forces with Marcy a few years after Duck died; very suddenly and very young.


24 Mar 07 - 04:29 PM (#2006078)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: alanabit

Oh dear, my typing gremlins are back. I meant to type, "What is folk?", of course. Sorry folks...


24 Mar 07 - 04:33 PM (#2006084)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Cool Beans

Marcy Marxer is FROM Michigan so she probably was around in the 70s. Don't know about Cathy's whereabouts. Have you noticed that a lot of our Little-known folk singers of the 1970s also made the Little-known folks singers of the 1960s list. I think if you're little-known in two decades then maybe you're not so little-known. Several of these folks would qualify as little-known folk singers of the 2000s, too. In my book, that makes them famous.


24 Mar 07 - 06:17 PM (#2006154)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Leadbelly

That's it, Cool Beans. Apart from this it depends upon the city, region or country to make a definition of "Little known".
It's a little bit of where do you come from and tell me about your best friend able to handle a guitar. Admittedly, this is overdone but nevertheless....


25 Mar 07 - 10:00 AM (#2006619)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

Mason Daring & Jeanie Stahl


25 Mar 07 - 01:25 PM (#2006758)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Charley Noble

As I recall Marcy Marxer may have met Cathy Fink when she was playing with Karrie Potter in another great group called the Bosum Buddies. That group also included master old-time fiddler Sue Hammond and unless I'm wrong I'm thinking that Cathy Fink was the 4th member of that band. I'll have to access some old files!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


25 Mar 07 - 02:03 PM (#2006785)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Charley Noble

Nope, Cathy Fink wasn't a member of Bosom Buddies. Melonie, a banjo player, was the 4th member. However, when the Buddies were performing one summer at Owen Sound Folk Festival they did meet up with Cathy Fink who was also performing there, according to the pictures I took that year.

Charley Noble


25 Mar 07 - 02:04 PM (#2006787)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST

According to Cathy & Marcy's website, they met at a folk festival in Toronto in 1980 and teamed up in 1984.


25 Mar 07 - 03:20 PM (#2006852)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: GUEST,Greycap

Thanks, Guest, from a former & founding Natchez Trace member


25 Mar 07 - 10:45 PM (#2007167)
Subject: RE: Little known 1970's Folk Singers
From: Charley Noble

Guest-

Owen Sound/Toronto, 1980 would have been about right. I left Michigan to return to Maine in August of 1982.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble