John Prine - Chicago '70 CD

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Among the finest American singer-songwriters of all, John Prine is often tagged the best kept secret in rock. But despite his status remaining fairly low-key among the general public, even 50 years after his recording debut, he can boast an army of famous fans ranging from Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen to Billy Bragg and R.E.M. In 1970, Prine was the upcoming bright, young hope in and around the Chicago folk clubs, most notably the 5th Peg, where he would often perform at open mic nights. In August 1970, one such show at the 5th Peg was recorded for live FM broadcast, and this recording makes up the first part of this CD. The second part comes from a little later the same year, when legendary Chicago DJ and presenter Studs Terkel invited the young performer onto his radio show at 98.7 WFM Chicago, to play a further set of songs on live radio. These two sessions remain the earliest known recordings of John Prine and remain in near perfect quality for all to enjoy, half a century after they were recorded.

Track Listing

Hello In There
Souvenirs
Sam Stone
Paradise
Blue Umbrella
Aw Heck
Illegal Smile
Flashback Blues
The Frying Pan
Sour Grapes
A Star, A Jewel And A Hoax
Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore
The Great Compromise
Angel From Montgomery

A Good Time
Hey, Good Lookin'/Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Quiet Man
Spanish Pipedream
Hello In There
Interview
The Frying Pan
Interview
Sam Stone
Interview
Donald & Lydia
Spanish Pipe Dream
Interview
Flashback Blues

Release date 12.13.2019