David Blue

Genres: Folk
Descriptive "tags": folk singer-songwriter dylanesque rock dreams Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Stuart David Cohen, 18 February 1941, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 2 December 1982, New York City, New York, USA. Having left the US Army, Cohen arrived in Greenwich Village in 1960 hoping to pursue an acting career, but was drawn instead into the nascent folk circle. He joined a generation of younger performers - Eric Anderson, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk and Tom Paxton - who rose to prominence in Bob Dylan’s wake. Blue was signed to the influential Elektra Records label in 1965 and released the Singer/Songwriter Project album - a joint collaboration with Richard Fariña, Bruce Murdoch and Patrick Sky. Although Blue’s first full-scale collection in 1966 bore an obvious debt to the folk rock style of Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, a rudimentary charm was evident on several selections, notably ‘Grand Hotel’ and ‘I’d Like To Know’. Several acts recorded the singer’s compositions, but subsequent recordings with a...

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