July 15, 2014 – 5:00 am

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Chicago 1967/Evanston 1970 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, IL; February 2, 1967. Live at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; January 23, 1970. Excellent FM broadcast (June 28, 2014).

What the world needs now…

Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. In describing Tom Paxton’s influence on his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: “Tom’s songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody Guthrie, they’re becoming part of America.” Pete goes on: “In a small village near Calcutta, in 1998, a villager who could not speak English sang me What Did You Learn In School Today? in Bengali! Tom Paxton’s songs are reaching around the world more than he is, or any of us could have realized. Keep on, Tom!” -

Thanks to mdshrk1 for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

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Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, February 2, 1967
Track 01. Talking Death of God Blues 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 02. My Lady’s a Wild Flying Dove 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 03. I Believe I Do 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 04. Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation 2:38 (4.4MB)
Track 05. I Followed Her Into the West 3:19 (5.6MB)

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; January 23, 1970 (Mono)
Accompanied by Mark Horowitz

Track 06. Clarissa Jones 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 07. Saturday Night 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 08. Crazy John 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 09. Cindy’s Crying 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 10. The Hooker 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 11. I’m In Love with Molly Bloom 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 12. Annie’s Going to Sing Her Song 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 13. Daily News 2:37 (4.4MB)
Track 14. What a Friend We Have in Hoover 1:18 (2.2MB)
Track 15. Mister Blue 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 16. Forest Lawn 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 17. Who’s Garden Was This (world premiere) 3:00 (5.1MB)
Track 18. Talking Vietnam Potluck Blues 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 19. Jimmy Newman 2:36 (4.4MB)
60 mins

Note: The intro to “Talking Death of God Blues” is cut. The broadcast started early.

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  1. 3 Responses to “TOM PAXTON - CHICAGO 1967/EVANSTON 1970”

  2. For some reason, Tom Paxton has received less attention in recent years than some of his contemporaries such as Phil Ochs - unjustly, because his songs were among the best to come out of the Sixties folk scene. He’s still writing, performing and recording today, though many of his post-Elektra albums are hard to find.

    By Rod Parkes on Jul 19, 2014

  3. tonites pbs performances include -
    sarah jarosz and milk carton kids on austin city limits from april this yr. sarah’s set is acoustic from her build me up from bones album. the 2nd half is folk songs from the mck’s.
    front and center has james blunt. a british singer song writer performing his hits youre beautiful and goodbye my lover and same mistake. thats from april this year.
    bluegrass underground has the wood brothers performing their blend of folk roots blues from nov last year for a half hr.
    eminem is on snl on nbc from nov last year.
    i dont bother mentioning the channel palladia because that channel is live concerts 24/7 so it wouldnt pay but at 8pm tonite is a one hour version of the james taylor carole king troubadore thing. amazing set if u havent seen it. if u have this channel its the single greatest music channel of all time. if u dont it is worth the upgrade to get it. i would pay $40 or more if i knew about this channel and didnt have it in order to get it. thankfully its part of my package. i pay just under $100 but thats just for internet and tv and i get very very high speed and over 1000 channels.

    By darth on Jul 20, 2014

  4. i pay just under $100 but thats just for internet and tv and i get very very high speed and over 1000 channels

    nobody fucking cares.

    By judge juby on Jul 20, 2014

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