Mudcat Café message #1729920 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91037   Message #1729920
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
29-Apr-06 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Ed McCurdy - Available Recordings
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy - The Tradition Years
I was lucky enough to be Ed's chauffer when he played at Cobourg's Waterfront Festival many years ago. He had many interesting stories to tell about Joan Baez, (He had a monsterous crush on her*)Judy Collins and Stacey Keach and Merrick Jarrett. He said he completed Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream at Merrick's kitchen table and Merrick was not overly enthusiastic about the song when he showed it to him. He was also a shameless flirt and flirted with my wife whether or not I was present.

*I saw him play the Strangest Dream with Jamie snyder on guitar at Mariposa and part way through, Joan Baez walked out and started to put on a harmony. He said that was one of his finest memories.