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Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?

05 May 14 - 01:46 AM (#3624046)
Subject: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST

Hi Friends, I wonder if any of you have copy of the 1962 debut album of Tom Paxton, called "I'm the Man That Built the Bridges". It was recorded at the Gaslight Cafe, two years before Tom's first studio album.

I searched discogs, Amazon, iOffer and eBay, still not a single copy for sale did I find. The album was limited to about 2000 copies, so I really didn't expect to get an original LP, but I can't even find a bootleg cassette or ripped digital copy of that recording anywhere. Are the tracks from that album still available to listen?

I was thinking, though, that this album is kinda similar to John Denver's 1966 debut album "John Denver Sings", which was initially limited to even less copies (less than 300), but got an official CD release recently. So will Tom's 1962 album get an official re-release someday as well?


05 May 14 - 02:29 AM (#3624047)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST,Rev Bayes

I seem to recall there were legal issues around the album so an official release was at one point at least unlikely.

I think the 2000 copies refers to the print run, not how many were sold...


05 May 14 - 10:28 AM (#3624142)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Rapparee

I have that song on one of my vinyls. Do you want the song or the album?


05 May 14 - 04:25 PM (#3624250)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Thomas Stern

Greenwich Village Recording Company GV-116
1964

Barry Kornfeld - banjo, guitar
Gil Robbins - bass
J. R. Goddard - extensive liner notes
produced by Clarence E. Hood, Jr., Harry W. Fry, and John K. Moyant
All songs written by Tom Paxton, published by Cherry Lane Music-ASCAP
Taped in the Gaslight on a series of warm autumn evenings in the fall of 1962


Side One
I'm the Man That Built the Bridges - 3:07
I'm Bound for the Mountains and the Sea - 3:02
The Fatal Glass - 1:57
Every Time - 3:03
Willie Seton - 2:50
My Dog's Bigger Than Your Dog - 1:39
Side Two
Columbus, GA. - 2:27
Mary Ann - 3:42
The Marvelous Toy - 2:37
When the Morning Breaks - 3:03
Goin' To The Zoo - 2:53
Deep Fork River Blues - 3:19


09 May 14 - 12:15 AM (#3625087)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Jason Xion Wang

If this site is reliable (I think it is), then Tom is now working on that album's digital reissue. Hopefully soon. Following mail copied from that site:

Hi all,

I'm posting this on another's behalf.

Tom Paxton is working on a reissue and needs a clean copy of the vinyl.

Title: I'm the Man That Built The Bridges (Recorded Live at the Gaslight Cafe)
Year: 1965???
Matrix #: GV-116
Publisher: Gaslight Greenwich Village Recording Corp.

Please respond to me off list if you think you might be able to help.

I'm can't really answer any questions but will put you in touch with someone who can.

Thank you,
Nathan


09 May 14 - 07:51 PM (#3625110)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Hagman

A friend has an mp3 version he's happily shared with me, if you're interested.


10 May 14 - 06:58 AM (#3625221)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST

Wow, I'm really surprised to know that a digital copy of the album exists!


10 May 14 - 09:21 AM (#3625244)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Hagman

Transcribed from the LP, I'd say - don't think the master taopes would be around now.


10 May 14 - 01:07 PM (#3625295)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST,TM

Wow - I'd be very interested to hear the mp3 set if it could be made available.


10 May 14 - 07:22 PM (#3625361)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Hagman

PM for details.


21 Jun 14 - 07:26 AM (#3635291)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST,Robin

I'd be very interested in an MP3 copy of this album. TP apparently has a couple of copies (as he has said) and modern technology can quite effectively eliminate clicks etc without affecting the quality of the recording.

Another album (a cassette tape in fact) that would be good for re-release is TP's 1986 FOLKSONG FESTIVAL. Traditional songs influenced by TP's admiration of Burl Ives. Three of these tracks appear on the CD The Best of The Vanguard Years - but a full re-issue would be great - especially for us complete-ists!


23 Jul 14 - 11:37 AM (#3644584)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Jason Xion Wang

The album is finally officially available on CD: Click

Now the ones left are: Something in My Life, Saturday Night, The Paxton Report, Bulletin, In the Orchard and Folksong Festival. Hopefully all these albums will get digitally released soon.


23 Jul 14 - 12:07 PM (#3644592)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Thomas Stern

Jason,
the link takes me to AMAZON to an mp3 - not a CD. Is there a pressed CD with notes available somewhere??? Thanks.
Thomas.


23 Jul 14 - 06:12 PM (#3644708)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST,#

"Title: I'm the Man That Built The Bridges (Recorded Live at the Gaslight Cafe)
Year: 1965???"

It was recorded in 1962.


18 Sep 14 - 08:58 AM (#3661486)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Jason Xion Wang

Hi Thomas,

The CD can be purchased on CD Baby website.

HERE


18 Sep 14 - 08:53 PM (#3661668)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST,Gerry

A few pposts up, it says, "All songs written by Tom Paxton." But at least one of the songs, Mary Ann, goes back a century earlier.


09 Oct 14 - 09:16 AM (#3667472)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Jason Xion Wang

Gerry - That was a typo, I guess.

I finally got a physical LP of this album last month - two of the songs were credited as "Traditional": Mary Ann and Columbus, Georgia (which actually is Columbus Stockade Blues). And one was credited "Adapted by Tom Paxton": The Fatal Glass.

The liner note (which is actually printed on the back of the sleeve) said that Tom learned Mary Ann from Ian & Sylvia.

Jason


09 Oct 14 - 10:32 PM (#3667696)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Thomas Stern

The CD has NO notes, just track list, publication and performer
credits.
From Jason's post, I assume the LP had notes for the songs.
Can someone provide a scan or transcription of the notes??? THANKS!
Disappointing the PAX did NOT include the notes, or at least
provide a copy on their website.
I am not a fan of this "digital" age where any documentation,
annotation is not provided.

Thomas.


10 Oct 14 - 12:42 AM (#3667707)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Jason Xion Wang

I will scan a picture of the notes within a couple of days.


10 Oct 14 - 12:26 PM (#3667857)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Jason Xion Wang

Thomas,

I've scanned the LP notes and made a small webpage about it.

Tom Paxton - I'm the Man That Built the Bridges (1962)

Hope this helps.

Jason


10 Oct 14 - 12:36 PM (#3667863)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Jason Xion Wang

I was to get the CD reissue of this album; now I'm pondering. I was expecting something other than the songs, but it doesn't sound as good as I expected.


10 Oct 14 - 06:21 PM (#3667934)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST,Gerry

Jason, thanks for posting those scans. Wish I had had that album, back in the day....


11 Oct 14 - 06:33 PM (#3668203)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: GUEST,Lanfranc sans cookie

Refresh


11 Oct 14 - 09:19 PM (#3668226)
Subject: RE: Copy of Tom Paxton's debut live album?
From: Thomas Stern

Jason,
Thank you for posting the scans of the album!
Cheers, Thomas.