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Thread #83741   Message #1541604
Posted By: NormanD
13-Aug-05 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Love Me I'm a Liberal (Phil Ochs)
Subject: RE: Phil Ochs: 'Love Me I'm A Liberal'
Guest: " I was a friend of Phil's (professional) in the 1960s, and I am always happy when someone remembers him/his songs."

There's a lot more of us than you might think. I met a young guy the other night who told me his band do a couple of Phil's songs, one of which is "Draft Dodger Rag" which they've updated (same story, different war). So I had the same thoughts about LMIAliberal.

And hello Guest (2), or East Hull Guest. I like the title of Cracktown's album, and I like their name in fact. Guaranteed not to get radio play, but but all indy / folk bands don't anyway, so what's the difference? I'm down in London, by the way.

I've got the two albums you mentined, Big Tim, one of them first time round. An even better one, is a collction of the songs he did for Broadside; the collection got released well after his death.

And have you ever heard the two tracks he recorded with local musicians in Kenya with Phil singing (probably phonetically) in Swahili (I think that's the language)? I reckon this was the first time a western artist recorded with African musicians, and he preceded Paul Simon by at least ten years.