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2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!

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ALL THE TIMES YOU'RE GONE
ALL USED UP
CANNONBALL BLUES
DADDY, WHAT'S A TRAIN?
DUMP THE BOSSES OFF YOUR BACK (2)
GREEN ROLLING HILLS
HOOD RIVER ROLL ON
I BELIEVE IF I LIVED MY LIFE AGAIN
I REMEMBER LOVING YOU
I SAW MY COUNTRY'S FLAG GO DOWN
KID'S LIBERATION SONG
OLD DOLORES
ORPHAN TRAIN
PHOEBE SNOW
QUEEN OF THE RAILS
ROCK SALT AND NAILS
ROCKABYE BABY
STARLIGHT ON THE RAILS
THE DADDY SONG
THE EPILOGUE
THE GOODNIGHT-LOVING TRAIL
THE TELLING TAKES ME HOME
TOLONO
TOUCH ME
WEEPY


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Subject: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 07:15 PM

It is an absolute joy to announce the upcoming release of Singing Through the Hard Times - a Tribute to Utah Phillips, a double CD on Righteous Babe Records. Musicians include Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Emmylou Harris and Mary Black, John McCutcheon, as well as several Mudcatters, including Kendall, Jean Ritchie, myself, Big Mick, Mark Ross, and more. The official release date is February 24, but it should be available from Righteous Babe a few weeks before that.

It all happened like this:

Last winter, when Utah Phillips was very ill, a number of folks were planning benefit concerts for him. At a gathering in Maine, I started talking with Kendall and Jacqui Morse about maybe putting together a benefit CD - a little CD-R, perhaps, of songs by and for Utah from various friends and admirers. The funds would go to defray the medical expenses.

Jacqui went into the kitchen, tapped Gordon Bok on the shoulder, and said, "Gordon, I wonder if I might have a word?" Two minutes later she came back and said, "Gordon says he'll do Goodnight Loving Trail." An hour later Will Brown and Cindy Kallet had agreed to do "Going Away," I'd put myself down for "Queen of the Rails," Kendall for "Phoebe Snow," Kat Logan for "The Faded Roses of December," and Jacqui and Kendall for "Miner's Lullaby."

Kendall wrote to Pete Seeger, and Tom Paxton, who both said "Yes." I talked to John McCutcheon, Si Kahn and Cathy Fink. Mark Ross joined us, and a slew of Rose Tattoo Folks. Mick Lane said yes. Rosalie Sorrels said yes. Magpie said yes. Jean Ritchie said yes. Art Thieme said yes. And Emmylou Harris and Mary Black agreed to donate a rare recording of the two of them singing "The Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia" as a duet. Utah suggested talking to Harry Tuft, who said yes. Ani DiFranco donated a fabulous instrumental version of "The Internationale" and offered to release the album on her label, Righteous Babe Records. Charlie Pilzer agreed to master. Everyone we asked said yes - in the end we completely filled two CDs with 39 tracks of amazing music.

Of the 39 tracks on the CD, all but 10 are brand new recordings - and many of the 10 are fairly rare. The title song, "Singing Through the Hard Times" is an ensemble piece with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Magpie, Emma's Revolution, myself and a host of others. Like a few songs on this compilation, it's never been recorded before. There's even a recording of Utah's son, Brendan, and his band Fast Rattler singing a never recorded Utah song from long ago.

All proceeds go to Joanna, Utah's wife, to help with the many remaining expenses, and anything she doesn't need will go to organizations that help musicians in need.

I can't even begin to express the amount of love, care and generosity from so many people that went into this recording - especially Kendall and Jacqui Morse, who worked very hard to turn this from a small project to a Big Deal. There were lots of folks, too, who heard about the project and offered to send recordings, but sadly, we'd already filled up. They too deserve thanks.

So that's the story. I'm heading out to California, and am planning to debut the CD in a KVMR - fm radio show this Friday or Saturday.

Here's the complete track list.

1. Magpie, Dan Schatz, Emma's Revolution, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer and Friends - Singing through the Hard Times (3:26)
2. Will Brown, Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen - Going Away (4:55)
3. Emmylou Harris and Mary Black - Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia (3:36)
4. Si Kahn - Dump the Bosses Off Your Back (1:39)
5. John McCutcheon - All Used Up (3:16)
6. Saul Broudy - Starlight on the Rails (4:18)
7. Lisa Null - All About Preachers (3:12)
8. Harry Tuft and Jack Stanesco - She'll Never Be Mine (3:01)
9. Larry Penn - The Popular Wobbly ( 2:44)
10. Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - Room for the Poor (5:08)
11. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker - Reuben's Train (3:11)
12. Fast Rattler - Paddy Welcome Back (4:39)
13. Magpie - Michael (4:52)
14. Ed Trickett - The Telling Takes Me Home (3:36)
15. Kendall Morse - Phoebe Snow (3:18)
16. Faith Petric - If I Could Be the Rain (2:40)
17. Dan Schatz - Queen of the Rails (3:11)
18. Judy Cook - Kid's Liberation (2:23)
19: Pete Seeger - Or Else! (One-a These Days) (3:23)

Disc 2:

1. Gordon Bok - Goodnight Loving Trail (3:43)
2. Rosalie Sorrels - The Soldier's Return (2:38)
3. Tom Paxton - I Remember Loving You (4:17)
4. Elizabeth LaPrelle - Jesse's Corrido (3:37)
5. Bruce Brackney - Hood River, Roll On (2:40)
6. Pop and Bodie Wagner and Dakota Dave Hull - Old Buddy, Goodnight (3:19)
7. Mick Lane - Hallelujah I'm a Bum (2:44)
8. Ani DiFranco - The Internationale - instrumental (2:46)
9. Kat Logan - The Faded Roses of December (3:27)
10. Jay Peterson - Daddy, What's a Train? (3:36)
11. Ray Bierl - Bill McCarran (3:20)
12. Finest Kind - He Comes Like Rain (3:29)
13. Mark Ross - Look for Me in Butte (3:19)
14. Jacqui Morse - The Miner's Lullaby (3:28)
15. Rik Palieri - Larimer Street (3:19)
16. Jean Ritchie - Old George's Square (3:05)
17. Taylor Whiteside - Rock Salt and Nails (3:41)
18. Art Thieme - The Hobo's Last Ride (2:40)
19. Caroline Paton - Singing in the Country (3:00)
20. Emma's Revolution - Hymn Song (3:45)

The CD is listed by Righteous Babe at a VERY reasonable $15.98 and if you buy directly from Righteous Babe Records, all the proceeds will go to the benefit! They haven't gotten it up on their website yet, but you can call them at 1-800-ON-HER-OWN (716-852-7978 for international customers) and ask for the Utah tribute – item number RBR065-2-CD . Even better, you can e-mail them at store@righteousbabe.com.

I can't wait until this is released – there's some amazing music on these CDs, and it is a real heartfelt tribute to Utah.

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: maeve
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 07:29 PM

At last! Congratulations to you all for this tribute. So many treasured friends have made this lovely gift. Thank you.

maeve


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 07:54 PM

Rosalie is doing a Utah tribute as part of Portland Oregon's Winterfolk on Feb. 7. Would be great if some copies of the cd were available there. And Rosalie's own tribute cd is very good too.
Chris


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: MAG
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:02 PM

Is there a preferred place to buy this when it comes out? Should we order from Amazon through Mudcat, or will there bea place to order direct?


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:19 PM

Best to order direct from Righteous Babe - more of the proceeds go to the benefit that way. Or buy from one of the performers.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: kendall
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:22 PM

Dan, you are too modest. You have done the most work of all.
Your announcement is so welcome, it has been a long year.

By the way, not everyone said "Yes", Joan Baez didn't answer my letter.


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:27 PM

Well, okay. Everyone whose letter didn't get lost in the boxes of mail they receive every day said "Yes." ;-)

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 09:24 PM

Actually, a better way of saying that is, nobody said "No."

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Micca
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 09:28 PM

SINSULL here. This is exciting news. I will order mine tomorrow. Well done all.


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 01:10 AM

Chris - Rosalie's tribute CD is indeed excellent. And yes, if things work out, it'd be lovely to have CDs at Rosalie's tribute shows as well. We'd like to plan some events around the country this year to coordinate with this CD. More on that as it happens.

Warmly,
Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: freda underhill
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 05:49 AM

fantastic. Sandra has just put a link to this thread on the Ausworld folk email list - there'll be orders from Australia, including mine, soon.

freda


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 10:16 AM

I can't say enough good things about the folks at Righteous Babe - Ani, Scott, Susan, Mary, and of course all the folks I don't know but who are working hard on this CD. They're all taking a well-deserved New Years break, I believe, so if you write and don't hear back, wait until next week to worry. Then order your CDs by the case lot!

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: kendall
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:55 AM

I've heard this all the way through,and all I can say is, BUY it! It is top quality.


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: astro
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 12:14 PM

We will order one right after the first...we were at a house concert with Rosalie in LA and bought hers and have enjoyed it greatly, we will do the same with this new compilation...thanks for your hard work!

Astro and Desert Dancer


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: karen k
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 09:40 PM

Great work, Dan and everyone involved. I can't wait to get one. I have many fond memories of Utah. I only wish that something from the late Kate Wolf could have been included. She was a close friend of Utah's. I wish you all the luck with this.

karen kobela


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:39 PM

Kate Wolf is there in spirit, Karen - and in eight bars of melody from "See Here, She Said" that Will Brown plays as a sort of coda to "Going Away."

That piece alone is worth the price of the CDs. It's stunningly beautiful. Kendall and Jacqui can back me up on that.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: astro
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:46 PM

I was just reading from a Sing Out magazine (I have it in LA and not here in Tucson, so I can't get the issue date) where Utah talks about Kate and her impact upon him and his music.

In the article he spoke of him singing in Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, taking her place as she was under treatment for her cancer. She was, at the time, responding well to the treatment and showed up for the concert. Utah was asked by audience members how she was doing and he said to them, why not ask her she is there! He said that she went at the break to the music table and sold all of his tapes for him. It was a wonderful article.

Again, thanks for doing this.

Astro


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 07:40 AM

That piece alone is worth the price of the CDs. It's stunningly beautiful. Kendall and Jacqui can back me up on that.

I sure can. With apologies to everyone else who took part, many of them my friends, if I had to choose just one track that would be the one.


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 03:04 PM

The KVMR interview has been rescheduled - it will probably air on a Monday morning in about a week. I'll keep you all updated.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: open mike
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 03:36 PM

this sounds like a wonderful collection of songs and musicians
and a great way to keep Utah's music circling the globe!!


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Amos
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 04:01 PM

Wow!! What a tour de force!! Dan, well done, well done!! I am so proud this happened!! What a terrific gang you all are!


A


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: topical tom
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 07:38 PM

Great job, Dan! Be the good lord willing, I shall buy one as soon as possible.


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: maeve
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 08:39 AM

Same here, Dan. I am so happy about this album coming to fruition. I remember when Jacqui and Kendall spoke to me about the project just under a year ago. Not only is this a treasure for its honoring of Utah, it's an amazing collection of musicians I so admire and in several cases, whose friendship I treasure. Thank you to you all!

I always love the music that emerges from Cindy, Grey, and Will.

I'll be buying this one for sure, somehow.

maeve


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 10:12 AM

I must tell you that it is such an honor to be included in this project. Just take a stroll down through that track listing and you get what I am talking about. I am thrilled beyond description to be on this collection. And one day, soon I hope, I intend to get my big Irish arse out to see Mr. Ross and over to sing a tune by the ballfield where our friend, Mr. Phillips, is buried.

That price is an absolute bargain for the amount of music contained on this collection. It is a testament to the man and his life, that those performers honored him this way. And Ani gets a huge "Thank You" from this union organizer for offering her label for distribution.

Utah and I only became friends at the end, although I was a rabid fan for years. What I came to know of this smart assed hobo Wobblie organier is that he was one of the gentlest, and humblest, people I have ever known. The personna onstage was pretty close, but when you were talking with him one to one, he was genuine, gentle, humble, and amazed that folks cared so much. I will treasure all of our conversations, but one I will treasure most of all. It came just a few days before he died. I was talking to him about our mutual friend (and Mudcat Guru and punster) Art Thieme. I passed on a comment Art asked me to, thanking Bruce for teaching our Art how important humour was in getting a message across. Art asked me to let Utah know that it was Utah that taught him that. Utah was so happy and honored to hear that, because he loved Art's work. But then he launched into an impassioned lesson to me about how very important it was in my own work, to use humour to get these messages out. He went on for a very long time, making sure I understood that my work was important, my music was important to that work, and that humour is one of the tools that keeps folks from going bleary eyed and missing these important messages and ideas. I felt pretty honored that he shared this with me, and the next thing I knew, he was gone.

So ...... to be included on this tribute ..... to have had the honor of putting together a couple of fundraisers and singing with the likes of Garnet Rogers, Matt Watroba, Len Wallace, Claudia Schmidt, Eric Glatz, Madcat Ruth, Chris Buhalis, Steppin In It,Rachel Davis.... well, it is all pretty incredible.

So, see if you cannot rathole a little money, folks. Our good friend Utah left some medical bills and other final expenses. You will be helping Joanna retire these, and keep going. And you will get music from some of the finest musicians of our times (myself excluded from that lofty bunch).

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz in California
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 03:10 AM

I was in Nevada City today (or is it yesterday by now?) and recorded an interview with KVMR to be broadcast next Monday at 9 a.m. There will be lots of music, including the tracks by Tom Paxton, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Emmylou Harris and Mary Black, John McCutcheon and others. I believe it will be broadcast in streaming audio over the web. That will be your first chance to hear material from the new album.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Mark Ross
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 01:09 PM

I will be listening Dan.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Nancy King
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 01:52 PM

Is that 9 am Pacific time? If so, Eastern time (Mudcat time) would be noon, right?

I've heard the album (it's GREAT!) but I'd love to hear the interview as well.

Nancy


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Mark Ross
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 09:04 PM

9AM Pacific time, noon on the Eastern side.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 03:29 PM

Chris in Portland asked about having CDs at Winterfolk. I just spoke to the label manager at Righteous Babe, and they plan to have CDs there, even if they have to ship them overnight!

Which means they'll be available from Righteous Babe by February 7!

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 03:34 PM

Very exciting, Dan!


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: open mike
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 02:16 AM

so that interview will be on http://www.kvmr.org/
Mon.Jan. 12, 9 am pacific(10 am mountain, 11 am central, 12 pm eastern)

also just today i got Rosalie Sorrels' Utah tribute disc from Redhouse.
"Strangers in Another Country" www.redhouserecords.com
It starts out with a wonderful spoken intro to Starlight on the Rails.
She says she will be 75 years old when this disc comes out.
the liner notes state that the Folk Alliance has given Rosalie a grant
to archive all Utah's material...as she is planning on resurrecting as many as she can recall. see also www.rosaliesorrels.com

U. Utah Phillips, the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest:
UUP the GV of the GSW

the people on this project are Peggy Seeger, Jay Unger & Molly Mason,
Bryan Bowers, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Mitch Greenhill and Mayne Smith, The Sorry Muthas, Peter "Madcat" Ruth, Roma Baran, Dakota Dave Hull, Pop Wagner, and Rob Burger.

Should i start a new thread for this?


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 02:06 PM

Rosalie's tribute album came out in July, I think - just in time for the Kate Wolf Memorial Festival. It is an amazing collection, and Rosalie was extremely good-natured about our album coming out around the same time. (As it turns out, much later - which is probably better for both collections.) I have never heard so much love translated into a recorded medium as she manages to achieve in that album.

That - along with powerful performances - is the genius of Strangers in Another Country. Singing Through the Hard Times holds a lot of love and admiration, and some top-notch performances, but only Rosalie could get into the depths of Utah's life the way she did.

Obviously I'm biased, but I think the two collections are a nice compliment to each other. Only a handful of the songs are the same on the two albums, and even those are very different performances.

Rosalie also performs a song on Singing Through the Hard Times - The Soldier's Return - which is not included on Strangers in Another Country.

Buy both!

Incidentally, Strangers in Another Country received a 2008 Grammy nomination for the Best Traditional Folk Album.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Mark Ross
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 02:33 PM

Actually Dan, they didn't get the Redhouse album ready in time for Katestock. But it's out there and it's a good'un. Can't wait to hear the new one. When?

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 02:55 PM

February 24th nationally - and February 9 from Righteous Babe.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 11 Jan 09 - 08:00 PM

The KVMR interview will be broadcast tomorrow (Monday), January 12, at 9 a.m. Eastern time. I was a bit road weary, so I promise you, the most interesting part is the music - several songs from the new album.

You can listen in here.

And, to keep things interesting, here's a Jeopardy style quiz:

The ANSWER is:
Tino Chumlevich and Luigi Del Puppo.

What is the question?

Winner receives - well, my undying respect. It's good though.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Mark Ross
Date: 11 Jan 09 - 10:25 PM

Who wrote the original of I REMEMBER LOVING YOU. The original chorusbefore Utah got a hold of it was;

I remember loving you,
and I've had quite a few..........


Also, check out the parody on YouTube,

I DON'T REMEMBER YOU


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 12 Jan 09 - 12:53 AM

Hey, no fair bringing in a ringer!

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Mark Ross
Date: 12 Jan 09 - 12:25 PM

I'm listening to the KVMR broadcast right now. It sounds great.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Nancy King
Date: 12 Jan 09 - 01:06 PM

Great job, Dan!

Mom


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: kendall
Date: 12 Jan 09 - 01:17 PM

Damn. my computer is down and I just got a lap top up and running.


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 12 Jan 09 - 01:40 PM

Sorry Kendall. You've heard it before, anyway.

I hadn't realized that it had been an hour long interview. The time flew by - and we barely scratched the surface of what's on the CD.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: GUEST,Jay Peterson
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 06:05 PM

First, let me say that it's an honor to be a part of this project. With all the heavy hitters on this CD, I think too of all the people, especially those who slug it out in the little bars and squat-and -gobbles across the country who might also have been included. I don't see why another collection couldn't happen including the likes of Eddy Jeff Cahill, Jim Miller, Bob Bovee and Gail Heil, J.B. Freeman, Ron Miles, and a host of others. I don't think anyone should see the 39 song cutoff point of this project as some sort of exclusion of those not included.
Utie handed me and my late partner Jane Kopiska an incredible gift in 1982, when he felt he couldn't take the main stage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival due to his then-new trouble with his hands. When he approached Mitch Podolak and told him he wanted us to take his slot, and I heard the word an hour later, I could hardly believe it. I felt that we couldn't carry his case, let alone adequately fill those 25 minutes with anything resembling the quality that Utah embodied. He told us not to worry, to just go out there and do what we do better than we've ever done it. Unfortunately, due to problems with sound and rain-soaked equipment, we were only able to do four songs, and weren't able to close with our version of "North Star", which we were going to dedicate to Phillips. We got the hook, and I thought at the time that it was because we sucked, but it was just the stage manager doing a good job of keeping the schedule on time. Nevertheless, this gesture on Utah's part is something I'll never forget. This very act, more than any particular song he wrote, or any performance I was blessed to witness, inspired me, and continues to inspire me in that you have to pass this trade along to those younger and less traveled. I hope this lesson can continue to guide me.


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 10:00 PM

... and Andy Cohen, and Bob and Diana Suckiel, and Greg Brown, and Laurie Lewis, and Sandy Paton, and Anne Feeney, and Kuddie, and... and....

There's so many good songs, and so many good singers. As related above, this project grew up organically, and at a certain point, we just hit the limit of what two CDs out for wide distribution could hold. (The collection has well over two hours of music on it.) I'd love to see another collection come out in a few years with different songs, different singers. There's a wealth of legacy and friendship out there.

Jay's piece on the CD is a wonderful version of Daddy What's a Train, sung for his daughter. For those who never heard him on A Prairie Home Companion or elsewhere - you're in for a treat. Jay's a top-notch guitar player and a fine singer.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Art Thieme
Date: 18 Jan 09 - 12:23 AM

Dan---and all,

Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this with you. Bruce meant so much to me throughout the 36 years I knew him---from those early days of '72 at Richard Harding's Quiet Knight--- and at Earl Pionke's Earl Of Old Town--both of those nightlife folk clubs in Chicago. Utah showed me how to use humor to get a room two-thirds full of drinking Republicans to sing enthusiastically on "Dump The Bosses Off Your Back" and other Wobbly anthems. I used that lesson for the following 3 decades to convince late 20th century people that historical songs and ballads of long ago were worth listening to and learning modern truths from.

As Utah said, "The past didn't go anywhere!" --- And either did Utah Phillips; he is still here with us----and our voices are the life support that keeps his many messages and tunes alive!

And thanks to all of you for the huge support you've been to Carol and me. No way can I say that with sufficient volume and enthusiasm!

Love to all,

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: kendall
Date: 18 Jan 09 - 08:43 AM

I've had so many blessings in my life, but if I had to name two of them they would be: Performing on stage with my dear friend, Utah Phillips, and seeing a man of mixed race go to the White House. Blacks have entered the mansion before, but this one gets to go in the FRONT door if he chooses!


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: GUEST,Dan's laptop
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 10:39 PM

The web page for direct ordering through Righteous Babe should be up in another week or so. The CD itself will be available from them a week after that.

For a sneak preview, I've posted my recording of "Queen of the Rails" on my Facebook page. (You don't need to be a Facebook member to access the page.) There's also a full track list.

For the very very enthusiastic, you can also see the album cover there.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 11:31 AM

You can now order copies of Singing Through the Hard Times directly through Righteous Babe records. This is the best way to order the CD, since it means the maximum benefit will go to Utah's family.

You can also hear three entire sample tracks - Hymn Song, performed by Emma's Revolution (Pat Humphries and Sandy O), All Used Up, performed by John McCutcheon, and Singing Through the Hard Times, performed by a cast of thousands, including Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Magpie, Dan Schatz, Emma's Revolution, and a chorus including Lisa Null, Flawn Williams, Joe Hickerson, Julia Friend, Mary LaMarca, George Stephens and Dick Swain.

This was a labor of love, indeed. Enjoy!

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 12:14 PM

Definitely a labor of love, particularly on the Part of Dan, who was the main reason that this has come to fruition.

He has worked very hard, both in persuading people to help out and in organising all the necessary stuff that needed to be done to get it out.

We've heard the finished item - it's great!


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 03:57 PM

It also wouldn't have happened without Jacqui and Kendall.

Dan


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Subject: RE: 2 CD tribute to Utah Phillips!
From: kendall
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 04:23 PM

I'm never one to be very effusive but I'm here to tell you that this is one of the best collections I have ever heard.


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