Mudcat Café message #48628 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7988   Message #48628
Posted By: Art Thieme
08-Dec-98 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: Folk-Legacy et al
Subject: RE: Folk Legacy et al
Sandy and Caroline are simply the best, folks. I'll never forget the night at the festival in Hartford when Len & Fran Domler & all gave Sandy that beautiful guitar he'd had his eye on! Very few dry eyes that evening. And nobody deserved it more! They even put up with me (and many others) for WEEKS at a stretch 'cause we'd been unable to get weekday gigs between the weekend ones. What wondrous hospitality! Plus a wonderful record collection from which to "collect" the songs we wanted to learn! I'll never be able to thank you fine people at Folk Legacy enough---Sandy and Caroline, Lee Haggerty, Robin and David Paton. You even got me to lose weight on that unique Pritikin diet! (But ya never did get me into a kyac.)

Your Sharon mountaintop was an oasis for so very many. The music you made yourselves. (Check out Sandy's first LP on Elektra about 1959---THE MANY SIDES OF SANDY PATON. I loved it & Sandy hated it, but the first American recording of "Wild Mountain Thyme" was on it) plus all the music you've issued on recordings set the standard for many of us. As I've said, it was grand bein' a part of the trip!