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The first time I heard this song it was the Foghat version. I like this blues version but I'll always have a soft spot for the rocker.
Dear Don:Thank you for all the recent interesting postings. I look forward to Thursdays.I recently finished "On Love & Barley", the Stryk translations of Basho. I very much enjoyed the translations and selections and thought many of them quite striking. I lent the book to a member of my reading group (we've met twice monthly for fifteen years now) so I cannot refer specifically to it now. But I also plan to locate the Reichold translations and appreciate your comments and suggestions on that edition.Secondly, from the "Near Perfect Books" list I noticed someone nominated "Littlefoot" by Charles Wright, which I had not been aware of. About twice a year our reading group makes a "book run" and I found "Littlefoot" at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City on our last day trip. I am about halfway through it and am finding it very, very good. In one breath there's haiku, and in the next breath there's an eighty-five page poem!Lastly, I have a question for Charles. What Foghat album has "Sweet Home Chicago"? I can't for the life of me place that one. Thanks!Best Regards,Jeffery
Charles, Foghat, wow, I haven't heard that version ... they always brought it, in a rocking way. I was a big fan of early Savoy Brown, the members of which formed Foghat.Jeffrey, thanks for the note. Styrk is rapidly becoming a fav translator. His ability to keep it succinct yet hit the essence resonates.It looks like Foghat covered "Sweet Home Chicago" on an album entitled "Stone Blue".Don
Don:Well! That was interesting. I was in Chicago two weeks ago . . . Art Institute, the El, downtown, etc. I've located a Foghat "youtube" live cover version of "Sweet Home Chicago". I still have the Savoy Brown albums (as my Chicago sister says, "What's an ALBUM?") "Looking In" and "Hellbound Train". Wow. That goes back a ways . . . Thanks for the info!Jeffery
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