Tim Hardin/Fred Neil: First and Last Words

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Fri, 02/04/2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Early demos and final performances from folk legends

Tim Hardin was born in Eugene, Oregon, in 1939, made his name writing and singing several '60s classics ("Reason to Believe", "If I Were a Carpenter"), and returned there in early 1980 to play his first-ever hometown show. It was recorded, and released the following year -- sadly, not before his premature death. Today, we'll hear that performance in its entirety, as well as a track from his earliest demo recordings, only recently discovered. We'll also hear a likewise recently unearthed early demo from Tim's contemporary, the great singer-songwriter Fred Neil ("Everybody's Talking", "Dolphins"), and an even rarer recording of his complete final concert, also featuring special guest John Sebastian, in Tokyo in 1977 (after which he remained mostly retired before his death in 2001). Plus, we'll wish a fond farewell to British folk matriarch Norma Waterson, who passed away this week, with her unique treatment of a song by The Grateful Dead.

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  • Time
    1:34
    Artist
    Norma Waterson
    Song
    Black Muddy River
    Album
    Norma Waterson
    Label
    Ryko/Rhino
  • Time
    1:40
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Turn the Page
    Album
    Lost in L.A.
    Label
    Entree
  • Time
    1:44
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Black Sheep Boy
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    1:46
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Misty Roses
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    1:50
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Reason to Believe
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    1:53
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Lady Came from Baltimore
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    1:56
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Old Blue Jeans
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    2:00
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Hang on to a Dream
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    2:05
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    If I Were a Carpenter
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    2:09
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Tribute to Hank Williams
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    2:13
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Smugglin' Man
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    2:16
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Speak Like a Child
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    2:18
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Red Balloon
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    2:21
    Artist
    Tim Hardin
    Song
    Amen
    Album
    The Homecoming Concert
    Label
    Line
  • Time
    2:28
    Artist
    Fred Neil
    Song
    Travelin' Shoes (feat. Peter O. Childs)
    Album
    38 MacDougal (feat. Peter O. Childs)
    Label
    Delmore Recording Society
  • Time
    2:32
    Artist
    Fred Neil
    Song
    Everybody's Talkin'
    Album
    Rolling Coconut Revue Japan Concert 1977
    Label
    Disc Union
  • Time
    2:37
    Artist
    Fred Neil
    Song
    Roll On Rosie
    Album
    Rolling Coconut Revue Japan Concert 1977
    Label
    Disc Union
  • Time
    2:41
    Artist
    Fred Neil
    Song
    Blues on the Ceiling
    Album
    Rolling Coconut Revue Japan Concert 1977
    Label
    Disc Union
  • Time
    2:44
    Artist
    Fred Neil
    Song
    I Gotta Have My Baby Back
    Album
    Rolling Coconut Revue Japan Concert 1977
    Label
    Disc Union
  • Time
    2:48
    Artist
    Fred Neil
    Song
    The Other Side of This Life
    Album
    Rolling Coconut Revue Japan Concert 1977
    Label
    Disc Union
  • Time
    2:50
    Artist
    Fred Neil
    Song
    The Dolphins
    Album
    Rolling Coconut Revue Japan Concert 1977
    Label
    Disc Union
  • Time
    2:54
    Artist
    Rolling Coconut Revue Band
    Song
    Goodnight Irene
    Album
    Rolling Coconut Revue Japan Concert 1977
    Label
    Disc Union

Comments

I meant to mention that the lovely harmony vocal on the Norma Waterson track was by her daughter, Eliza Carthy.

Sebastian once said, “Fred had a voice that could stop a waitress cold at thirty paces.”

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