NANCI GRIFFITH - SANTA CRUZ 1986 [R.I.P. 1953 - 2021]

July 22, 2021 – 6:22 am

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NANCI GRIFFITH R.I.P. 1953 - 2021

Nanci Griffith, the Texas-born singer and songwriter known for thoughtful narrative songs like “Love at the Five and Dime” and “Trouble in the Fields,” has died on August 13. She was 68. Her death was announced by her management company, Gold Mountain Entertainment. The company’s statement provided no further information and said only, “It was Nanci’s wish that no further formal statement or press release happen for a week following her passing.”

Griffith won the 1994 Grammy Award for best contemporary folk album for “Other Voices, Other Rooms.” Over a recording career that spanned five decades and about 20 albums, she was praised by critics for straddling the worlds of folk and country and for writing lyrics that were both vivid and literary. Griffith, who came of age in the mid-70s folk scene in and around Austin, Texas, was a celebrated country-folk artist – “folkabilly”, as she called it - considered a master of the songwriting craft, with such classics as Once in a Very Blue Moon and Outbound Plane.

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NANCI GRIFFITH
Santa Cruz 1986 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, CA; December 14, 1986 (early show). Very good soundboard.

Thanks to markp (transfer); and to persic for sharing the show at Dime.

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Michael Hall, texasmonthly.com:

[In 1985], Griffith moved to Nashville, where she found that she had a reputation. “The day my phone was hooked up, [revered country songwriter] Harlan Howard called me, and the next day Chet Atkins,” she recalls. “I was like, ‘Wow, this is really something.’” The major labels came calling too; she signed with MCA. She was a breath of fresh air in conformist Nashville.

Her first two albums for MCA - Lone Star State of Mind [1987] and Little Love Affairs [1988] - had a folk heart but a country-pop body (they were co-produced by Griffith and Nashville heavyweight Tony Brown). She put together a band, the Blue Moon Orchestra, that would stay with her until the late ’90s. She had her first hit, Julie Gold’s “From a Distance,” which went to number one in Ireland.

Other Nashville artists - Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea - had hits with her songs. Though she couldn’t make the leap to being a country star, she moved out of the clubs and into the concert halls, especially in Ireland (she loved Dublin so much she kept an apartment there for six years) and England. “She became well-known and popular, in a way without any of us knowing it,” Jimmie Dale Gilmore says. “And she surprised a lot of people. The industry seemed to have decided that literary folk music wasn’t commercial, but she proved that was wrong. Her degree of success paved the way for others, like Lyle [Lovett] and me, to go that way.”

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Track 01. Anybody Can Be Somebody’s Fool * 3:50
Track 02. Stage banter 0:18
Track 03. Goin’ Gone 3:42
Track 04. Fly By Night 4:32
Track 05. I Wish It Would Rain * 4:06
Track 06. Trouble In The Fields 4:06
Track 07. Introduces Nina Gerber 0:56
Track 08. Banks Of The Pontchartrain 4:41
Track 09. St Olav’s Gate 3:50
Track 10. Wing And The Wheel 2:58
Track 11. Once In A Very Blue Moon 2:22
Track 12. Ballad Of Robert Winter-Smith 3:26
Track 13. Working In Corners 4:39
Track 14. Daddy Said Intro 3:19
Track 15. Daddy Said 2:40
Track 16. Love At The Five And Dime 7:37
Track 17. Wichita Falls Waltz 1:01
58 mins

* Tracks from Little Love Affairs [1988].

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  1. 60 Responses to “NANCI GRIFFITH - SANTA CRUZ 1986 [R.I.P. 1953 - 2021]”

  2. Rumor has it this guy gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Jul 22, 2021

  3. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Jul 22, 2021

  4. Rumor has it this is a lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Jul 22, 2021

  5. Wow! Thanks Big O. Always enjoy some more Nanci Griffith and material is scarce since her ‘disappearance’. So this is much appreciated, let’s pass it on and keep her memory alive!
    One of the most memorable gigs seen in my hometown ever
    Thanks guys!
    :)

    By swappers on Jul 22, 2021

  6. It figures. The faggot likes fag music. Nanci Griffith what a talent what a showcase

    By HHH on Jul 22, 2021

  7. Twasnt me on any here. Fakes run amok

    By U L E on Jul 22, 2021

  8. Give us some real talent like Liberace or Culture Club . I know that Derrick or DD will agree with me . We might be closeted butt we know what we like . Right boys ?

    By HHH on Jul 22, 2021

  9. Hey triple, couldn’t agree with you more .

    By Derrick on Jul 23, 2021

  10. Now YOU are talking guys .

    By DD on Jul 23, 2021

  11. More name stealers. Working overtime aren’t you Hebrew Mark ? I haven’t been commenting much lately. I’m pretty sure the same goes for DD derrick, Nelson etc . Mark , you must really be bored .

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  12. Seeing as how Hebrew Mark and his cronies see fit to stir up shit , I’ll give my current observations of the decline of America. Black ape crime wave continues as liberal socialists keep preaching of defunding and abolishing police departments all over the country. Mexicans and other spicks , as well as Muslim terrorists continue to flood the southern border at the invitation of our old dementia ridden cognitive challenged President.

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  13. AOC , Towelhead Omar and their squad mates continue to bash America, and welcome the third world invasion from the southern border .

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  14. Ms Cortez and her squad mates are however very silent on the disaster in Cuba . They say they support brown skinned people who want to come here , but they i it want the ones who vote democrat. Cubans have generally voted republican.

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  15. AOC , Towelhead and company should all be airlifted over Syria and dropped in the desert. Then they’ll learn first hand how lucky they were to be here .

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  16. She would never fuck me. No chicks will. *sob*

    By U L E on Jul 23, 2021

  17. I shit myself while jerking off to a photo of AOC and Omar.

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  18. I jizzed when the odor hit me.

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  19. I jerk off to Ilhan Omar a lot. A dark skinned hottie in a turban always gets my tiny pecker hard!

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  20. H my white Mom’s a hagged out whore with a beehive, I’ll send a photo if you think that will help you.

    By DD on Jul 23, 2021

  21. DD I shit my pants just reading that! Overnight that photo to me!!!

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  22. More name stealers. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I haven’t had an accident in more than two weeks. You lose, Mark.

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  23. Hey hhh, how about all those nigger liberal mayors like those cunts in Atlanta and Chicago , where crime is off the rails . Can’t remember their names , but you can deport them too along with the squad . How do these stupid nigger cunts ever get elected to office ?

    By Nelson on Jul 23, 2021

  24. I know four twats that could do with deportin… Derrick, Nelson, HHH & DD .

    By DD on Jul 23, 2021

  25. Nelson , you’re referring to Keesha Lance Bottoms , and Lori Lightfoot, two liberal black ape mayors . Murder in Chicago and Atlanta is soaring, just like other big cities like LA etc . As for how they get elected . That speaks to the idiots who now are in this country voting . The third world invasion is working.. Thats what those liberals want . Stupid apes , Muslims, Mexicans and other spicks except Cubans , because they vote republican. Open the borders means more votes for the liberal socialist pigs .

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  26. The white race will eventually be extinct at this rate , especially with all the white mudshark sluts spreading their fat thighs for all these apes and other degenarates, creating a mongrel race of kinky haired mutants .

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  27. Hey DD , derrick, the real ones of course, check out the videos of all these black apes shoplifting in department stores all across the country. Police will do nothing, and store employees are told to just let them leave , for fear of being shot and killed . That’s what happens when you turn great American cops like Derek Chauvin into terrified neutered pussys

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  28. Cops are now afraid to administer the knee of justice to these savages. That can now mean life in prison. This country is fucked . Just wait until The laughing idiot Kamala takes over . Then the squad will really start doing their thing . Dementia Joe is fading fast .

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  29. Dementia Joe had a townhall meeting the other night . It was on CNN , the liberal propaganda network. The moderator was Don Lemonhead. The little faggot black ape socialist. Dementia Joe was shaking and stuttering all over the place .

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  30. Poor old triple. You have to go through and live your thoughts over and over again. I think you must lead a miserable life.

    By DD on Jul 23, 2021

  31. Yeah triple, does it feel good to “get this off your chest?” all the time. Cause nothing ever changes. You must be frustrated going through the same old thought pattern day after day.

    By Derrick on Jul 23, 2021

  32. Derrick, It’s just that I miss President Trump so much, I often cry myself to sleep.

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  33. I cried so much I shit the bed last night.

    And the night before that.

    And the night before that.

    And the night before that.

    And the night before that.

    And the night before that.

    And the night before that.

    By HHH on Jul 23, 2021

  34. H- I jerk off a lot, that helps ease the pain of Trump losing.

    But my tiny dik is always in pain.

    Maybe because I jerk it a lot anyway.

    By Derrick on Jul 23, 2021

  35. She would never fuck me. No chicks will.

    *sob*

    *sob*

    By U L E on Jul 24, 2021

  36. Thank you for both of these Nanci Griffith live recordings. She was a wonderful performer. I miss her already but will use the music to keep her flame alive.

    By BD on Aug 14, 2021

  37. Grow a pair BD

    By Derrick on Aug 15, 2021

  38. And rest them on my chin.

    Mmmmm that’s nice…..

    By Derrick on Aug 15, 2021

  39. R.I.P. Saw her in a pub in Ireland. Very Talented. and a looker. Will give this a listen.
    to the above comments, I know you haven’t a clue to who Nanci Griffith is ( Ok Hello BD, only one ). Thats the only bad thing about Big O now.. still great music. put very few comments on music. instead a bunch of perverts’.. that’s an idea Big O Just start a page for those interested in sickness

    By Richard Jay on Aug 15, 2021

  40. I haven’t been commenting here much . Mostly phony name stealers. Hebrew Mark , Harmon the hard on and their cronies. If the discussion is superficial and in the gutter with genitalia jokes , rest assured it’s not me . I’m sure it’s not the real DD and derrick, Nelson either .

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  41. Looks like the corpse with dementia, Joe Blow Biden continues to embarrass himself as well as this once great America. His running away from Afghanistan with his tail between his legs is par for course for this far left liberal administration. Old senile Joe probably isn’t calling the shots though . He spends his days mainly eating ice cream between his many long naps .

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  42. The Corpse has to get permission from Kamala , AOC , Towelhead and the rest of the squad as well as Pelosi and Chuckie Wuckie Schumer before he does anything. They are running the country. Dementia Joe is just a puppet , figurehead.

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  43. Twenty years in Afghanistan, and for what ? Hearts and minds ? Yeah right . What about all this military training? Only to see these pussys, crumble like confetti once their safety net is gone . GW started this twenty year waste of nation building and its crumbling in weeks .

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  44. We need to go Harry Truman on Afghanistan, but we won’t . Too concerned with world opinion. Interesting that we haven’t won a war since Harry was in the White House .

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  45. I still think ABBA is the greatest rock band of all time.

    By U L E on Aug 16, 2021

  46. I just messed my pants. I’ll be right back…

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  47. It was a real sqiushy one!

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  48. I’m still around hhh. Like you and the others I’m sick of the copy cat assholes here . We could blast Afghanistan off the face of the map , no more Muslim assholes, but it would require a lot of civilian casualties. We don’t have the stomach for that anymore. It’s also why we can’t win wars . In war you got to do what’s necessary to win . Them Muslims don’t have the same scruples.. They fight to win , don’t care whiz in their way . Shit , I would hate to be a soldier with Biden as my commander and chief . He’s a joke . It’s just like these cops working for these shitty mayors in this country. No ones got your back . You kill the enemy, or a criminal and you get court marshaled, or put in prison like Chauvin . The bad guys are winning .

    By Nelson on Aug 16, 2021

  49. hhh , dd , derrick, did you guys hear about that young woman cop who was killed by them half niggers in Chicago? She and her partner gunned down ? That nigger mayor Lori Lightfoot comes to the hospital and all the cops turn their backs to her . Good for them , she’s a worthless cunt , because of that nigger bitch and liberal prosecutors Chicago is full of street crime , mainly more niggers . Big surprise. The ones that killed that cop and wounded another had rap sheets .

    By Nelson on Aug 16, 2021

  50. It’s good to hear from you Nelson. Wish DD and derrick would comment more too . The street crime in cities like Chicago and others is mostly black apes and illegals. The apes are mostly young black ape males who are the product of baby mamas , most who don’t know who their daddy’s are , and the ones that know them , still don’t have them in the home . Were a few generations into this baby mama shit now . The parents of these current ape thugs are products of no fathers and baby mamas themselves. The cycle just repeats itself. It’s a jungle out there .

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  51. Most of these young apes are raised by ape females . No fathers in the home . We’re about two or three generations into this now . That’s what hip hop culture has done , that and forced intergration. It destabilized the black community. Thanks a lot LBJ

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  52. AOC and her squad mates as well as these liberal progressive mayors like Lightfoot should be air lifted and dropped into Afghanistan into the arms of the Taliban. Take Biden , Harris and Pelosi with them .

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  53. I don’t comment on here no more as I’m fed up hearing the same old drivel from HHH and also Nelson. Goodbye again.

    By DD on Aug 16, 2021

  54. Sometimes, I wish that I had a functional penis . I can’t even take a piss anymore . Whining like a little bitch on this website , isn’t satisfying at all . I’m hated by most everyone and I’m as useless as Melania Trump . God , what a skank that whore is . Disgusting cum dumpster .

    By HHH on Aug 16, 2021

  55. I’m still a douche bag , hhh. Like you and the others I’m sad about the copy cat poo-poo heads here . We could blast Alabama off the face of the map , no more inbred assholes, but it would require a lot of civilian casualties. We don’t have the stomach for that anymore. It’s also why we can’t win wars . In war you got to do what’s necessary to win . Them rednecks don’t have the same scruples.. They fight like weasels , don’t care whiz in their way . Shit , I would hate to be a soldier ’cause I’m a pussy with no balls . I’m a joke . It’s just like these cops working for these shitty mayors in this country. No ones got your back . You kill the enemy, or a criminal and you get court marshaled, or put in prison like Chauvin . The bad guys are you and Derrick

    By Nelson on Aug 16, 2021

  56. Working overtime Hebrew Mark with your name stealing . You and your buddy , Harmon the hard on . You are both jew scum , anti American , Al Quida , ISIS/ Taliban loving pieces of garbage . You should be dropped over Afghanistan into the waiting arms of the Taliban/ ISIS etc , tortured , before they disembowel and slowly cut your heads off with a hunting knife ISIS style . You jew scum pieces of shit .

    By HHH on Aug 17, 2021

  57. I’m sure The name stealers have posters of Abu Musab Al Zarqawi and Osama Bin Laden on your walls . By the way the terrorists you worship hate jews . They would have your severed heads on the tips of their bayonets.

    By HHH on Aug 17, 2021

  58. DD , derrick, Nelson , I’ve said it before, we should go Harry Truman on Afghanistan and any terrorist nation , end of the problem. Shock and awe is what those savage cowards understand. We won’t though with weak fossils with dementia in power , plus terrorists like AOC , towelhead Omar and the squad masquerading as Americans

    By HHH on Aug 17, 2021

  59. HHH- you hatred makes you blind to the truth. I am not Jewish. I do not post under any name other than my own. I abhor the violence and human rights violations of terrorists of any race, religion, and nationality. I find the “Squad” every bit as despicable as Trump, McCarthy, and McConnell. You stupidly assume that because I oppose your racism that must mean that I favor everything you oppose.

    By Mark on Aug 17, 2021

  60. BTW- I also think it’s lame whoever is doing the name stealing. Whoever it is should stop.It’s obvious which are your real posts and which are the name stealers, so why do you worry about it so much?

    By Mark on Aug 17, 2021

  61. Just shit my pants, it feels sooo good!

    By HHH on Aug 17, 2021

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