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GUEST,Anonny Mouse Most Influential Album? (320* d) RE: Most Influential Album? 11 Jan 06

Hey Deli--wish I could find it again...I didn't read the page all the way you linked since as soon as I saw it I knew it wasn't the one I got the quote from since mine didn't have a colored picture or print like that. All I remember is that there was some green "headers" for topics and smaller black print. My guess is that its just out there and whoever wrote up that fan page used it too. I did try re Googling but couldn't find it again-but it obviously is the same quote. Besides, the other link I DID post mentioned 4 out of 10. Youre just a better searcher than me! Regardless I believe fan page or not, or wherever, it is true about the 4 albums at once in Billboards top 10 or 8 or whatever (I always thought they did those things in 10's or 100's). My point stays the same anyway-10 top albums (or 8) is a small pond and 4 albums in it is a big FROG. Again-dont see what diff it makes where it came from exactly because Billboard could verify it (if I could figger a way to do that without buying their $%#^ books they sell by the year or something).

As to the Gate of Horn and the 50's coffee houses I wasn't around-but assuming folk music was cresting the KT hit the top of the wave at the right time and like any wave, it broke and hit the shore and spilled into a million households, guitar shops, Martin guitars which you couldn't find a NEW D28 in most shops in the early 60's 'cause they were backordered out the whazoo because of GUESS WHO...and folks that might've been playing coffee houses were now able to play college auds and big concert venues. Plus like someone said, before 57-58 who had much of any folk groups on record labels? A few...then there was an innundation--like that Fernwood Trio (and there was a Princeton Trio too--real cooool guys) and Bros 4, Limeliters, Chad Mitchell, Journeymen, PP and M, Highwaymen, New Christy Minstrels -then Dylan and Baez, Paxton, Anderson, and it all started with that RED KT album. BTW 57-2007-next year'll be 50 years! Man were all gettin' OLD eh Deli (or are you a youn'un?).

I fess up-I was a FAN...I loved those guys and I aped 'em, and did their stuff, and picked up a guitar and banjo because of them and thats lasted a lifetime so far, won me a lotta friends (probably drove some others nuts), got me backstage to more than a few concerts of other acts (not just folk either) because of music connections, and made a geeky kinda guy survive high school and church youth groups and camp and thought of as "cool" 'cause I had some chops, and could play with the best of them back when (can't these days)-the music seemed simpler then and I was a natural harmonizer so thats why I keep posting on this thread even though I know there were lotsa folks who hated the music, KT, or whatever. Me? They helped me bloom where I was planted and I got to talk to Bob Shane more than a coupla times in my life and I told him that--and he was real gracious about it-and said lots of people tell similar stories. But regardless of all this personal crap I DO believe that first album of theirs deserves "most influencial folk album."

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