Mudcat Café message #20926 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3952   Message #20926
Posted By: Art Thieme
07-Feb-98 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: info about Paul Clayton??
Subject: RE: info about Paul Clayton??
Don't recall when Paul died, Joe; never knew how old he was. One of the verses to "Done Laid Around" was written by Larry Ehrlich of the Chicago area, back in the 50s. He's on the copyright too I think. He was (or is) a labor lawyer. Larry Ehrlich can be heard on an old Riverside LP called "Chicago Mob Scene". It's a sampler of various artist like Bob Gibson (very early Bob), Pete Stone, etc. The cover of the album featured a drawing of a street sign at the corner of Chicago & Dearborn. Old Chicago folkies will recall that that was where the first GATE OF HORN was located in the basement of the Rice Hotel. Gibson was THE star of that club; saw a barefoot Baez open for him. Also, the New Lost City Ramblers opened for him. They all were startin' out back in the 50s and had to get their vacations together from their day jobs so they could do the gig. (This computer seems to be a great place for nostalgia on tons of levels. Feels good to dredge it up and indulge myself this way.)Art Thieme