Lots of new songs on the horizon. Here is some music from the past and the present.
Paul Potash is the funniest person I have ever met. I don't mean a smart-ass quipster like me, heck, you can turn on TV anytime and hear smart-ass remarks. I mean Paul is funny the way guys like Red Skelton and Jerry Lewis were funny. It can't be scripted. Either you have it or you don't. Paul has it. Listen to this.
This new version of the story of a legendary horse deserves a motion picture to go with it. When Paul sang this for me, I melted. This is the stuff folk ballads are supposed to be made of. I asked Paul if I could post it here and he graciously granted permission.
A song from our second album. That's Dick Rosmini on guitar along with me playing. Paul hadn't started playing guitar back then. If you think that with a little practice you could copy the guitar work here, then you are listening to me play. If you scratch your head and say to yourself "Holy S..." how does he do that?", then your are listening to Rosmini.
Paul and I worked our throats to the bone on this arrangement. At the time we were so broke we were eating three meals a day of oatmeal flavored with a jar of grenadine syrup someone had left in our apartment. Actually, I miss it. Everytime I hear this song, I think of red oatmeal. Not too many people can say that.
I first heard Burl Ives sing this song when I was a kid, and it touched me deeply. This version was performed by the SierraLand Gathering of Minstrels. I added the new verses and we took our lead from the arrangement of a song we used to sing. You can listen to the song here, but to purchase or download it, go to Barry McGuire's store at: http://cgi.ebay.com/BARRY-MCGUIRE-STORE-GATHERING-MINSTRELS-1994-NEW-/310134743265?pt=Music_CSs
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