|Tags:||folk singer-songwriter dylanesque rock dreams|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
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 Dylans 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 Blues first full-scale collection in 1966 bore an obvious debt to the folk rock style of Dylans Highway 61 Revisited, a rudimentary charm was evident on several selections, notably Grand Hotel and Id Like To Know. Several acts recorded the singers compositions, but subsequent recordings with a...