I have 2 Loudon Wainwright III albums

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  1. WingedWords

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    and hadn't played them for years.

    Album II I bought when I was in college in about 1970. Me and my friend the cat - I still know all the words.

    In 1995 Grown Man was the only CD I had when I escaped into my own flat after a failed marraige. A pretty desperate time.

    A chance encounter on Amazon Music yesterday evening and I've had them on repeat all night.

    Googled him just now and discovered he's playing the De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill (a venue my partner and I love to bits) September 2020. Tickets booked and an autumn break on the South Coast planned.

    It made me very happy after a dreadful couple of days here in the UK...
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    He's one of those names that i remember from the 70s, yet I don't know why.
    Now i gotta listen some...
     
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    Remembered too much for his cute novelty songs. Actually, a damn good songwriter.
     
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    I have 'Attempted Moustache' on vinyl (great album title). It starts with this song:



    Love it.
     
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    One of our very favorite artists in college in the 80s. Saw him countless times at Philadelphia clubs long fallen by the wayside (Bijou Cafe, Chestnut Cabaret, The Tin Angel, etc). His shows were extremely entertaining. Covered his songs at the campus coffee house. Yucked it up listening to his goofy songs (Dead Skunk, Black Uncle Remus, Downtown, Me and My Friend The Cat, Nocturnal Stumblebutt) but really loved the poignant ones of which there are MANY: Five Years Old, Motel Blues, School Days, The Man Who Couldn’t Cry, The Movies Are A Mother To Me, Central Square Song, Drinking Song, etc, etc.

    Thanks for reminding me about him. Actually haven’t listened to him in years. Gonna dial up some Loudon on Spotify now and let him sing me to sleep.
     
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    In 1970 I had dreams of singing Motel Blues to some eager groupie. Ha! Medley was much more likely.

    In 95 I was starting in a relationship with a woman somewhat younger than me. The song Grown Man hit home with me. She always said it was a shame I didn't listen more to Housework off the same album. Somehow we made it through together and she's still somewhat younger.
     
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    Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road. You couldn’t escape from that damn song.
     
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    I've seen him live three or four times. One of my favourites.
     
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    His mother and his maternal aunt are pretty good singers all on there own as well.
     
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    I know, to quote the man, that there's no shallow end in his family pool, but was Kate McGarrigal really Loudon's mother? He really shouldn't have married her ;-(
     
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    Loudon III was married to Kate McGarrigle. Rufus and Martha, both fine singers, are their offspring.
     
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    thank you .
     
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    WHOOPSIE!:oops:
     
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    This song leans more towards his serious side:


    I saw him at The Philadelphia Folk Festival around 86-87, and he played this one.
     
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    I saw Loudon with Richard Thompson play together in Boston a number of years ago. It was called "The Loud & Rich Tour!" lol Both were fabulous.

    Loudon's album "Here Come The Choppers" is excellent, with Bill Frisell all over it.
     
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    “I woke up this morning
    I didn’t have the blues”

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Thanks Fret. I remember hearing about The Rich and Loud (“We were neither” said RT) gigs and that RT produced a couple of LW III albums. But the Bill Frisell connection I didn’t know about. My two favourite guitarists ever, but ever? Richard Thompson since Fairport days and Bill Frisell.

    So I’ll soon have a 3rd LW III album. “Here come the choppers” ordered. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Had a bunch of his albums (on cassette) back in the 80s. Went to see him live in a Nashville restaurant/theater, jeez, 20 yrs ago? On promo/tour for his "Little Ship" album.

    I think I liked "Attempted Moustache" the best. I learned "The Swimming Song" on clawhammer banjo.
     
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    I admit, it took me a while to warm to him because of that song, but I got over it.
     
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