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Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 20, 2017 - 07:08am PT
Greg Brown anyone?

This is the finest folk album ever produced ever anywhere ever by anyone ever. Ever

Track listing Edit

All songs by Greg Brown except as noted.

"For All" (Snyder)
"Wash My Eyes"
"Never So Far"
"The Way My Baby Calls My Name"
"Spring and All"
"Slow Food"
"Inabell Sale"
"Tequila and Me" (Wolf)
"China"
"Introduction to Kate's Guitar"
"Kate's Guitar"
"Say a Little Prayer"
"You Really Got a Hold On Me" (Robinson)
"I Want My Country Back"
"I Shall Not Be Moved" (Traditional)
"Two Little Feet"
"Introduction to Lord I Have a Place in My Heart"
" Lord I Have a Place in My Heart"
"Poet Game"
"Think About You"
"Where is Maria"
"Lullaby"
"Almost Out of Gas"
"Livin' On a Prayer"
"Introduction to Mose Allison Played Here"
"Mose Allison Played Here"
"Rexroth's Daughter"
"Vivid"
"Kind Hearted Woman Blues" (Johnson)
"Just By Myself"
"Your Town Now"
"Don't Let Me Down" (Lennon–McCartney)
Personnel Edit

Greg Brown – vocals, guitar
Shawn Colvin – vocals
Nina Gerber – guitar, slide guitar
Bill Griffin – mandolin
Dave Moore – harmonica
Garnet Rogers – guitar
Karen Savoca – percussion
eKat

climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 07:11am PT
Saw him in Mammoth one night . . . he was HILARIOUSLY funny and tremendously talented.

Loved every minute of his stuff!

TFPU!
eKat

climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 07:30am PT
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Apr 20, 2017 - 07:35am PT
Good call Flip Flop. Haven't thought of Greg Brown for many years. This song was one of my favorites many years ago. Just brings a soothing to the soul doesn't it.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 20, 2017 - 08:24am PT
Yes, excellent storytelling is just so much FUN!

The Flames approve of these songs;
and let me say that his voice has a crispy brown tone that suggests vineyards among dry golden hills.

Splendid recommendation, FF.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Apr 20, 2017 - 10:14am PT
That guitar style reminds me a bit of Leo Kottke. Nice stuff.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Sacramento, CA
Apr 20, 2017 - 11:21am PT
I wouldn't be adverse to hearing more, the couple of tracks sound like some mellow Cali-centric shiz I could get with.

I'm not hearing the Kotke comparison even a little bit really. They both play acoustic guitars? Maybe I listen to more early days Kotke though. But you hear what you hear.
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 11:22am PT
Dig this one

"Summer was invented for her to wear that dress." -so good
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 11:37am PT


eKat

climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 11:48am PT
I don't hear the Kotke thing, either.

What I hear is a total tripper with a one in a billion voice!

He did a funny song in Mammoth. . . where he'd reach over and open up his shirt pocket - into which he'd whisper/sing a few words. . . I think it had something to do with a frog. . . but it was a long, long time ago and he was new to me. . . so I was literally sitting on the leading edge of my seat, from front and center, just staring at him like a mindless gape.

He was really, really good.

Somebody you'd want to come over for a house concert, fer sher!
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 11:52am PT
His wife is the astounding Iris Dement





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 20, 2017 - 12:04pm PT
Now that rings a chiquita belle...I recall nita mentioning Greg Brown in connection with her.
Pieta carries on the traditional as well.
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 12:07pm PT
There's a verse in Billy from the Hills that reminds me of Nita

"There's a lantern lit on a Missouri night,
A woman writing poems by a stove.
She knows the fox's whereabouts by knoll, by gulch, by yelp,
As he runs at night through her mother love.
Her memory to me is like watercress from a spring-fed stream,
Fresh and aching as a mockingbird's trill.
She lives in me; I try to look until
I can see for her and her boy, Billy from the hills."

How about these lyrics for a Sierra Climber
"Tumble us like scree...."

"Two Little Feet"


two little feet to get me 'cross the mountain
two little feet to carry me away into the woods
two little feet, big mountain, and a
cloud comin' down cloud comin' down cloud comin' down

I hear the voice of the ancient ones
chanting magic words from a different time
well there is no time there is only this rain
there is no time, that's why I missed my plane

John Muir walked away into the mountains
in his old overcoat a crust of bread in his pocket
we have no knowledge and so we have stuff and
stuff with no knowledge is never enough to get you there
it just won't get you there

a culture exploded into knickknacks and memories
Eagle and Bear trinkets I don't think it's good
old man what am I trying to say it's a
it's a messed up world but I love it anyway

two little feet to get me 'cross the city
my little hand to knock upon your door
my little thing for your little thing
and a big love to lift us up once more to the mountain
lift us up

tumble us like scree let us holler out our freedom like a
like a wolf across a valley like a kid lost in a game
no time no name gonna miss that plane again
and I'm gonna stay here with you baby and kiss you to a good dream
I'm goin' kiss you
kiss you like you like it

I got two little feet to get me across the mountain
two little feet to carry me away into the woods
two little feet big mountain and a
cloud comin' down cloud comin' down cloud comin' down
chefer

Trad climber
Altadena, CA
Apr 20, 2017 - 03:43pm PT

One of my all time favorite songs. Makes me think of hiking up in the hills by my house at dusk.
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2017 - 05:30pm PT
Yeah Buddy,
Spring Wind is so pure. My very favorite song.

"Oh you Children go on to sleep now
You know it's getting late.
I know you don't like to miss nothing
Oh, and I know that school ain't that great.
Oh, I will dance with you when you're happy
And I'll hold you when you're sad
I hope you know how glad I am
Just to be your dad"


For 12 years, every time that song came on in the truck(a lot) my dog, Raja, would sing along with the harmonica. God I loved that dog
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2017 - 06:57am PT
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