Mudcat Café message #70504 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10169   Message #70504
Posted By: skw@worldmusic.de
13-Apr-99 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Songs about Singers
Subject: RE: Songs about Singers
There are two separate songs titled 'Banjo Man' about Derroll Adams (American, but revered over here), written by Alex Campbell and Allan Taylor respectively, two about Alex himself, 'No More Stravaigin'', written by Gibb Todd, and 'Gently Does It' by Rab Noakes - a very moving song. Harvey Andrews has written a 'Song for Phil Ochs' and one about American country singers in general, called 'First You Lose the Rhyming'. Then there's Eric Bogle's inspired piece about Bob Dylan and all his imitators, 'Can You Sing Some Bob Dylan?', aka 'The Traditional Folksinger's Lament for the Passing of the Three-Chord Traditional Folksong', and one about Hamish Imlach called 'Scotland's Lost Its Sense of Humour' (actually, this is a reworking done by Iain MacKintosh of a song by Peter Nardini about another Scottish comedian). Iain has also written a witty musical autobiography in five verses which is virtually a compendium of Scottish folksingers. Sadly, he's never recorded it. And I don't know a single song about a woman ... Help, anybody out there? - Susanne