Music of My Youth

The title of this page sounds rather corny and hackneyed, but I could not think of anything else.

The inspiration for this page was the inadvertent discovery of an old Les Claypool program that I ran across while surfing the web. This portion of my youth was after I had completed college and moved to California to get a job. Some friends, roommates, and I hit many of the folk music clubs in the area during the 60s. We saw Meriam Makeba, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and others at the Ash Grove. Judy Henske at some small club in Santa Monica. Hoyt Axton and Lenny Bruce at the Golden Bear. Trini Lopez at Pjs. Tom Lehrer at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. We also saw many good acts at the Icehouse. During this time my roommate/landlord quit his job at Hughes and took a job as a photographer with a contractor in Vietnam. AFRS was a little heavy on Country Western for his taste so I would record Les Claypool’s program every week and mail it to him in Vietnam.

The Les Claypool program

Joan Baez, Go Away From My Window

Joan Baez, Stewball

Judy Henske, High Flying Bird

Judy Henske, Baltimore Oriole

Gordon Lightfoot, Early Morning Rain

Neil Young, Early Morning Rain (A much later version)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Cocaine

Miriam Makeba, Malaika

Tom Lehrer, The Subway song

Tom Lehrer, Elements

Tom Lehrer, In Old Mexico

Hoyt Axton, 500 Miles

Hoyt Axton, Cocaine

500 Miles,  Web Page

Truck Drivin’ Songs,  Web Page

Bud & Travis, Cloudy Summer Afternoon

Bud & Travis, Malaguena Salerosa

Ian and Sylvia, Four Strong Winds

Ian and Sylvia, Someday Soon

Judy Collins, Someday Soon ( An Ian Tyson song )

Neil Young, Four Strong Winds

Glenn Yarbrough, The Honey Wind Blows

The Limeliters with Glenn Yarbrough, Take My True Love By The Hand

The Kingston Trio, Tom Dooley

Odetta, Maybe She Go

Odetta, The Midnight Special

CCR, The Midnight Special  ( Lots of Tremolo )

Oscar Brand, Give Me Operations  (Not really folk but I listened to this album a lot)

Oscar Brand, Save a Fighter Pilots Ass 

Oscar Brand, Wreck of the Old 97