Mudcat Café message #2474232 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115502   Message #2474232
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
23-Oct-08 - 07:07 PM
Thread Name: There but for fortune/blowin in the wind
Subject: RE: There but for fortune/blowin in the wind
Jackinthebox said,"Any one else think that Phil Ochs' there but for fortune is in spite of the relative obscurity of both the song, and the songwriter, is actually a vastly superior song to Bob Dylans blowing in the wind? "

I don't think of the song (There...Fortune) or the singer/songwriter as being "relatively obscure". Anyone who was a folky in Phil's heyday was certainly aware of him and definitely aware of this song.
It got nearly as much play as Blowin' In The Wind in the sixties.