| Down to Us
| Photographs, Two Steps Forward - One Step, Songs That Made America, A Harvest of Gentle Clang, Patrick Sky|1." San Francisco Bay Blues"
I'll never forget Jesse Fuller playing his Foot-Della [sic] (a string-bass operated by the foot) at the Gaslight in New York. He played a 3-hour set and had to be dragged offstage.
2. "Ramblin' Boy"
Tom Paxton's best.
3. "Separation Blues"
My own contribution. I'm told it's a popular camp song.
4. " Dark as a Dungeon"
Although this song was written much earlier it was important to me when I was involved in raising money for the Hazard miners. There is no better mining song.
5. Mississippi John Hurt's "Candy Man"
His style of fingerpicking influenced me more than any other player. Candy Man — what a metaphor!
6. "Blowin' in the Wind"
When this song first hit the airwaves it shocked everyone. The anthem of the sixties.
1. Reverend Gary Davis "Candy Man"
The Reverend's style of fingerpicking along with Merle Travis' set the standard.
2. ""Don't Think Twice"
The great Dylan song was heavily influenced by our mutual friend, Paul Clayton — collector and singer; his logging camp songs were gems.
3. "Ballad of Ira Hayes"
The plight of the Native Americans was never more poignantly expressed.
4. "Freight Train"
Is there anyone who plays a guitar that does not know Libba Cotten's Freight Train?
Paul Siebel still remains one of my favorite song writers.
6. "Good Night Irene"
I'll never forget the first time I heard Ledbelly [sic] on the 12 string guitar. I ran to a pawn shop and bought an old plywood 'Harmony". Later I used it for a planter.
Patrick Sky: vocal, acoustic guitar
Michael Shorrock: bass
Laura Furlong: fiddle
Ted Bird: harmonica
Produced, supervised, recorded and engineered by Patrick Sky — Skylark Productions.
Assistant Engineer: Ray Noren
Graphics: Cathy Sky
Photos: Ray Clayton
Through a Window Wikipedia
Through A Window is the seventh album by Patrick Sky, recorded in 1985.
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