Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WEDNESDAY CLUB - Tom Paxton - Last Thing on My Mind/Ramblin Boy

MIDWEEK CRISIS, has your Partner done the dirty, again? Come to WEDNESDAY CLUB we have Tom Paxton and he won't let you down.

A Mean, Moody Tom

TOM PAXTON - The last Thing on my Mind
TOM PAXTON - Ramblin' Boy

Well, folk is in fashion and this is the real deal! Here are a couple of songs from Tom Paxton's brilliant first real album, 'Ramblin Boy' (1964). It is a bit of a shame, as in my book he never really hit these heights again, A bit similar to Tim Hardin's first couple of albums. These guys seemed to peek early for some reason, although Tom has had a very successful career in Folk circles.

Nevertheless, both these songs are staple Folk Club icons and are the originals, considering he is a contemporary of Dylan, they are very simple straight forward songs. The sadness expressed in LTOMM hurts me, even today. I just adore them both.

I was a bit worried about this post, as I was concerned that they may be a little 'old hat' for most of our 'Guests' but I will be delighted to be proved wrong. Go on prove me wrong!!

Get out your Aran sweaters, join hands round the camp fire, have a group hug and let us sing that chorus one more time!  

I seem to be Ramblin' on a bit here and that really is the last............................................!

TOM PAXTON - Ramblin' Boy
TOM PAXTON - The Last Thing on my Mind

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2 November 2011 at 07:44

Both simply beautiful. You're right, it is odd that Paxton never seemed to get this good again. Some people only have a few great songs in them, I suppose. When they are this great, though, it's just a blessing.

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2 November 2011 at 08:42

Never heard this before - would sound great live in a pub!

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2 November 2011 at 19:28

I remember Ramblin' Boy. You probably played it in the wee small hours while you were hogging the music! Admittedly he has a very nice velvety voice, perfect for quiet times.

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3 November 2011 at 20:16

Come on, it's not bad at all, in fact I prefer Ramblin' Boy....had it playing with the wee one and it was very apt.

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