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Old 07-20-2017, 07:42 AM
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A number of John Prine songs are some the most simple profound observations of the human condition ever written.

Obviously I agree with Angel From Montgomery and Paradise
But two more I like to play.
"Your Flag Decal Won't Get You In To Heaven Anymore" (as important a concept now, as it was then)

Take The Star's Out of the Window (arguably the best version is by the Paperboys)

https://thepaperboys.bandcamp.com/tr...-of-the-window
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"Your Flag Decal Won't Get You In To Heaven Anymore" (as important a concept now, as it was then)

Take The Star's Out of the Window (arguably the best version is by the Paperboys)

https://thepaperboys.bandcamp.com/tr...-of-the-window
Flag Decal is one of my favorites as well.... funny how things come back 'round
(for what it's worth...)
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Angel From Montgomery
Dear Abby
Flag Decal
Illegal Smile

These are 4 of my favorites. Gotta love JP!
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Great song. I think there might be at least a few of you who have never heard of Steve Goodman, who should always be mentioned in the same breath with John (and he would be the first one to tell you that). He was John's best friend out of Chicago, and they frequently toured together. Goodman was a supremely gifted acoustic lead player, one of the best of the last fifty years, on top of being drop-dead funny onstage and a helluva songwriter. If you don't recognize the name, he wrote "The City of New Orleans" (no, Arlo didn't write it), voted the best train song ever written by almost everyone. Steve died thirty years ago of leukemia, at age 36. Here is their version of "Souvenirs." The boy could play.
Thank you for mentioning Steve Goodman...he was one heck of a song writer, guitar player, funnier than most stand up comics and is too often forgotten. I had the privilege of seeing him a few times and always left the show smiling!
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Two of my favorites that I do not mentioned here are Speed of the Sound of Loneliness and Long Monday (my wife's favorite).
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Another great online resource is Jerry's Guitar Bar. He has great video lessons of many choice Prine tunes, including good tabs.
Good resource, thanks
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Two of my favorites that I do not mentioned here are Speed of the Sound of Loneliness and Long Monday (my wife's favorite).

You have good taste. Both terrific songs. As you probably know, Nancy Griffith has a great version of that first one on her covers album, in a duet with JP himself.

On the album Derby thing, the first one is a classic. My second favorite album, however, is Bruised Orange, produced by Steve Goodman around 1978. That one's a keeper.

Here's the first track from that album, Fish & Whistle, live, with Stuart Duncan on mando:

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BTW, last week I was playing some tunes for my beautiful wife...I had recently learned Angel From Montgomery and she started singing along under her breath...I had no idea she knew it; she doesn't have a clue who JP is...
Perhaps a fan of Bonnie Raitt?

Young Bonnie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhe3vb0z7mY

Famous Bonnie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z5R_9TTv0c
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Thank you for mentioning Steve Goodman...he was one heck of a song writer, guitar player, funnier than most stand up comics and is too often forgotten. I had the privilege of seeing him a few times and always left the show smiling!
GF, thanks. In a few weeks I will do a separate Steve Goodman Appreciation Thread, which I tend to do about once a year. He was amazing. I'm glad to hear you had the chance to see him. I will never forget the first time I saw him: The Santa Monica Civic, mid seventies. I even remember where I was SITTING. He had this stool beside him with a small glass of wine and kept getting tipsier and tipsier as the set progressed. Just drop-dead funny. To this day, the best solo performer I've ever seen. Nice to know a few of us are still out here.

Thanks for sharing your memories.

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GF, thanks. In a few weeks I will do a separate Steve Goodman Appreciation Thread, which I tend to do about once a year. He was amazing. I'm glad to hear you had the chance to see him. I will never forget the first time I saw him: The Santa Monica Civic, mid seventies. I even remember where I was SITTING. He had this stool beside him with a small glass of wine and kept getting tipsier and tipsier as the set progressed. Just drop-dead funny. To this day, the best solo performer I've ever seen. Nice to know a few of us are still out here.

Thanks for sharing your memories.

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I actually played pinball with him one night at The Earl of Old Town on Wells and North Ave in Chicago. It was an Elton John Captain Fantastic game IIRC
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I actually played pinball with him one night at The Earl of Old Town on Wells and North Ave in Chicago. It was an Elton John Captain Fantastic game IIRC
Very cool. Are you originally from Chicago? I assume the Earl is long gone, correct?

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Very cool. Are you originally from Chicago? I assume the Earl is long gone, correct?

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Yes, south west burbs. I assume they are gone...have not been back to that area in 30 years. There were so many great music clubs back in the day.
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Good grief - you folks are killin' me... many tunes I had pretty much forgotten. Guess I better get busy!!
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Missing Years and Bruised Orange are my favs, but really, I like them all.
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Dear Abbey is fun. I also like Saddle in the Rain.
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