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Thread #18855   Message #4033491
Posted By: PHJim
10-Feb-20 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
Subject: RE: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
punkfolkrocker, Could it have been Merrick Jarrett? He recorded "Songs Of The Old West" and "The Old Chisholm Trail . Traditional Songs Of The Old West".
Merrick was a Canadian folk singer/collector who had a grand knowledge of old cowboy songs. He knew everybody worth knowing in Canadian folk music and everyone worth knowing knew him. He played at the very first Mariposa Folk Festival in 1961 and I had the pleasure to share a workshop stage with him at a later Mariposa in the nineties and a number of living room jams at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, both talented musicians .
We lost Merrick in 2005.