Episode 1 - The Song Remains the Same, '70s Singer-Songwriters Part 1


In the first episode we focus on major label s-sw that despite releasing for big record companies are largely forgotten today (with the exception of perhaps Jackson C Frank). The term singer-songwriter came into use in the 1960s as a way to define the folk and protest singers, which had become popular, especially around Greenwich Village in New York. The genre is heavily influenced by the preceding folk singers of the 1940s and 50s but historically this way of performing music is much older. After Bob Dylan merged folk and rock, musicians started in the late 60s and early 70s to play electric instruments and perform their songs together with bands and that’s where we land in today’s episode. This genre is definitely overcrowded and we like to highlight some of the artists that we think deserves a second listening.

Kathy Smith – Some Songs I’ve Saved 1970 (Stormy Forest)
Bob Brown – The Wall I Built Myself 1970 (Stormy Forest)
-Seek the Sun
Marc Jonson -Years (Vanguard) 1972
-Rainy Dues
Karen Beth – The Joys of Life (Decca) 1969
-Nothing lasts
Andy Zwerling – Spiders In the Night (Kama Sutra) 1970
-Sifting Around in a Haze 
Jackson C Frank – s/t (Columbia) 1965
-I Never Wanted You
Don Cooper – s/t (Roulette) 1970
-Big Sur Mountain Air

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Check out an interview with Bob Brown here