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Will Bakker 30 Aug 99 - 11:14 AM
Sandy Paton 30 Aug 99 - 11:35 AM
Susan-Marie 30 Aug 99 - 01:37 PM
Will Bakker 30 Aug 99 - 01:42 PM
arkie 30 Aug 99 - 02:03 PM
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Subject: Gordon Bok
From: Will Bakker
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 11:14 AM

I first heard about Gordon Bok via Makem & Clancy with the song The Hills Of Isle Au Haut. But now I found 31 songs by him in de Digitrad. Can somebody tell me more about him? His name sounds Dutch, by the way.


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 11:35 AM

Gordon lives in Camden, Maine. Does concerts alone or with his wife, harp-player Carol, or with Ann Mayo Muir and Ed Trickett, with whom he has made a number of records, many now on CD. He comes from the Curtis/Bok family, well-known in Philadelphia. Yes, Bok is a Dutch name (goat). The family was involved in the Curtis Publishing Company (very successful, at one time (Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, etc.). Gordon has made many records, written many fine songs, sings in a deep baritone voice, and plays a lot of guitar (classical and 12-string).

Check out FOLK-LEGACY.

Sandy (grinding his own axe a bit)


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 01:37 PM

I was hoping SAndy would answer that inquiry. To Gordon Bok's many recordings you can add a songbook with some great songs, drawings, and annotation. He's also a great storyteller - check out "Seal Djiril's Hymn" for some evocative music and storytelling. Every time I sing a song by him someone sighs and says "I just love his music".


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Will Bakker
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 01:42 PM

Thank you Sandy! A bok is a male goat, a female goat is a geit in Dutch. I accidently hit your name and I found 873 hits since December last year. How do you find the time to listen to (or maybe play) music? Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: arkie
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 02:03 PM

Glad to see this thread. Gordon Bok has long been one of my most favorite singers, and writers as well, and guitarists. An artist and woodcarver too. Is there no beginning to this man's talent. My favorite cut on the Anne Hills & Cindy Magnuson recording, one with many good tracks, is Gordon Bok singing Master Kilby. Heard him a few times in concerts and festivals when living in Virginia. Here in the Ozarks, not at all in person, darn it. By the good graces of Folk Legacy, can listen to his recordings. Thanks Sandy!


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 02:35 PM

And my return thanks to you!

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 03:33 PM

gordon also recorded and performed on the album "Lights along the shore" by kendall morse, folk legacy c 57, now available from Folk Legacy on cassettes. shameless plug for F.L.


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Barbara
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 04:01 PM

Shameless plug for K.M. too, I'd say....hmmmm?


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 04:56 PM

And why not? Otherwise Life Gets Tedious, Don't It, Kendall? You might as well be Going Back to Where I Come From. 'Course, Moose Turd Pie is on the other recording (Seagulls and Summer People. Now let's see if those new green-linky-thingies work on these titles.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 06:12 PM

Yep they seem to work Sandy..........and allow me to congratulate you on being the FIRST to have "Moose Turd Pie" in green!!! I'm hoping to be the second. And just to be mt ornery ass self, I'll have to mention Caroline here to see the combination which I'm SURE she'll appreciate. Remember, this would be YOUR fault as you brought it up.

But you do have the satisfaction of being Number One in highlighting Number Two. (:+}}

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 08:07 PM

When your moose turd pie is green, 'sPaw, it probably means your moose has been feeding off the bottom of the pond.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Susan A-R
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 10:51 PM

I thought it meant that he'd been eating my mom's asparagus or something. I'm glad you guys are such authorities.

Gordon also did wonderful harmony on Fred Small's Over the Olsund (don't know how to do the omlauds sorry, nor do I know how to spell, but that's a given.) It's on Fred's I will Stand Fast album, one of his better ones, in my opinion. Some very good story/songs and not too much touchey-feely stuff for my taste, bein' yankee and all.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Joan Sprung
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 12:49 PM

...laughing a lot! This thread got pretty dragged through moose turds. Did anyone mention the Bok books which contain words and music for many of his songs, also available from F-L? (Take it, Sandy...) Joan


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Subject: RE: Gordon Bok
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 03:13 AM

Got it, Joan, and welcome aboard! We're gonna enjoy your input, I know. Shall we start a thread about Herbal Idiocy or Anguish Language?

Sandy


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