Tom Paxton Best of Friends

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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Appleseed Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Sing For the Song
  • Buy for $0.992.Spoken Introduction (Best of Friend)
  • Buy for $0.993.Did You Hear John Hurt?
  • Buy for $0.994.Home to Me (Is Anywhere You Are)
  • Buy for $0.995.Spoken Introduction (Political Writing)
  • Buy for $0.996.The Death of Stephen Biko
  • Buy for $0.997.Spoken Introduction (Bob and Tom's Collaboration)
  • Buy for $0.998.And Lovin' You
  • Buy for $0.999.While You Sleep
  • Buy for $0.9910.She Sits on the Table
  • Buy for $0.9911.Let the Band Play Dixie
  • Buy for $0.9912.Pilgrim Song
  • Buy for $0.9913.Spoken Introduction (Reagan Ecology)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Panhandle Wind
  • Buy for $0.9915.Spoken Introduction (Reagan Ecology)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Something's Wrong With the Rain
  • Buy for $0.9917.Ramblin' Boy
  • Buy for $0.9918.Spoken Introduction (Lawyers)
  • Buy for $0.9919.One Million Lawyers
  • Buy for $0.9920.Bottle of Wine

Product Description:

/Anne Hills/Bob Gibson.
Personnel: Tom Paxton (vocals, acoustic guitar); Anne Hills (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bob Gibson (vocals, acoustic 12-string guitar, banjo); Michael Smith
(bass).
Recorded live at Holsteins, Chicago, Illinois on February 16, 1985. Includes liner notes by Jim Musselman.
Personnel: Tom Paxton (vocals, acoustic guitar); Anne Hills (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bob Gibson (vocals, acoustic 12-string guitar, banjo).
Liner Note Authors: Anne Hills; Jim Musselman; Rich Warren; Tom Paxton.
Recording information: Holsteins, Chicago, IL (02/16/1985).
Editor: Rich Warren.
In 1984, well-established Chicago folksingers Bob Gibson and Tom Paxton united with newcomer Anne Hills to form a trio called Best of Friends. For the next year and a half, they performed together, then went their separate ways. But they never recorded as a group. Two decades later, Appleseed Recordings unearthed this 1985 concert performance from Holsteins folk club in Chicago, taped for broadcast by WFMT's The Midnight Special radio show by its host, Rich Warren. Paxton explains that, while all three are essentially solo acts, occasionally they wonder what their songs will sound like with harmony, and this is a chance to find out. The informal nature of the group, and the uneven stature of its members (Gibson, though a folk veteran, never achieved great renown, Hills was at the start of her career) means that it is mostly the prolific Paxton who gets to hear those harmonies on his compositions; he wrote or co-wrote ten of the 14 songs in the show. Gibson contributes the Civil War song "Let the Band Play Dixie" and "Pilgrim Song," a reflection on sobriety, and Hills' "While You Sleep" is a moving romantic ballad. But for the most part, this is a Tom Paxton show with harmonies, and his familiar songs benefit from the arrangements. "The Death of Stephen Biko" is even more forceful than usual, "Ramblin' Boy" even more lyrical, "Bottle of Wine" even more celebratory. Of course, Paxton's audiences (including this one) often sing along, too, but it's good to hear some well-miked professionals chiming in for a change. Best of Friends certainly live up to their name in this performance, and at the same time, though the material has been rehearsed, it comes off as three individuals performing together rather than as a group that has been melded into a single unit. Still, this is a historical artifact that fills in a gap in the discographies of all three performers. ~ William Ruhlmann
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