New Bedford Summerfest
New Bedford, Mass
Saturday, July 4, 20009
Photo by Stephen Ide

 




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32 rare John Gorka tracks





 

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. ...500 miles
.................Listen to the whole song .in low quality
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April 15, 2016
..........Recorded by "Out of the Woods Radio"



.........This is the original song made by Hedy West

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 No Nukes concert with "Get Together"

 

The Youngbloods with "Get Together"

 

 

 

..... ...... ....CD: This is a non CD track (live on the Radio)
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. ...Get Together
.................Listen to the whole song .in low quality
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Played live at WDIY 88.1 (August 2, 2013)
.......................in"John Gorka on the Blend"

"Get Together", also known as "Let's Get Together", is a song written in the early 1960s by American singer-songwriter Chet Powers (aka Dino Valenti). The song was originally recorded as "Let's Get Together" by The Kingston Trio and released on June 1, 1964, on their album Back in Town. While it was not released as a single, this version was the first to bring the song to the attention of the general public. The Kingston Trio often performed it live. A version of the song first broke into the top forty in 1965, when We Five, produced by Kingston Trio manager Frank Werber, released "Let's Get Together" as the follow-up to their top ten hit "You Were on My Mind". While it did not achieve the same level of success as the other, "Let's Get Together" provided the group with a second top forty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when it peaked at number thirty-one. It would be their last. Jefferson Airplane recorded a version which was released on August 15, 1966, on their debut album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off.
In 1966, Chet Powers, in an effort to raise money for his legal defense on drug charges, sold the rights to the song to Frank Werber. Judy Collins performed the song live at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival, and her version was included on a later album compiling highlights of various Newport Festivals. From 1967-1969, "Get Together" was a staple in Joni Mitchell's shows, often playing the song as an encore.

Reclusive singer-songwriter Nick Drake recorded "Get Together" at his home in England in early 1967, before releasing his debut album. Though some of these home recordings have been released on various rarities box sets, his version of this song has not yet been released. In 1967,

The Youngbloods released their version of the song under the title "Get Together". It became a minor Hot 100 hit for them, peaking at number sixty-two. However, renewed interest in the Youngbloods' version came when it was used in a television public service announcement as a call for brotherhood by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The Youngbloods' version, the most-remembered today, was re-released in 1969, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100" [Wikipedia]


 

 

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John Gorka - Working in corners
This is the original song made by Nanci Griffith
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Live in March 3, 1992 !!
Recorded live in Rimini, Italy (Velvet Club) at the Border Affair


CD: Nanci Griffith- One-Fair-Summer-Evening

 

 

 

 


Janis Ian and John Gorka at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, June 21, 1997.

 

 

 

John Gorka and Janis Ian
with "In My Life" (The Beatles cover)


Live
at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival on the Campus Westchester Comm.College,Valhalla,NY.

John Gorka: Vocals and piano
Janis Ian: Harmony vocals
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CD: This is a non CD track


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. ..In My Life. (June 21, 1997)

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This is the original song made by The Beatles

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD A Tribute To Jack Hardy
.........Smithsonian Folkways Recordings..

..............Down Where the Rabbits Run
...................Click here to go to the page with
................... this great new John Gorka song.

2011 This is a double CD, at the moment only available as a free download Zip file (381,2 MB).

 


 

 

 

 

..... ...... ....CD: This is a non CD track
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. ...Northwest Passage
.................Listen to the whole song .in low quality
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July, 29, 2007,.Falcon Ridge
.......................Recorded by Jim Gottlieb
Dan Navarro, Dar Willians .and John Gorka on the
Workshop Stage


This is the original song made by Stan Rogers

 

 

 

 

 






CD: A Nod to Bob 2

An Artists Tribute to.Bob Dylan on his 70th Birthday

....Just Like a Woman
...................Listen to 30 seconds of this song

2011 Red House Records

 

 

Nod to Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute to Bob Dylan on His 70th Birthday is THE definitive Dylan tribute from the Grammy-winning folk and roots label, Red House Records. A follow-up to their bestselling 60th birthday album A Nod to Bob, Red House pulls from their all-star roster of some of the most distinguished voices in folk, roots and blues music, assembling a knockout collection of Dylan deep cuts and classics. A Nod to Bob 2 features stunning performances by Hot Tuna, Danny Schmidt, John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Meg Hutchinson, Lucy Kaplansky and more!

As an influential voice to the artists on the record, Bob's iconic songwriting has shaped their song craft in one way or another. A Nod to Bob 2 represents a wide spectrum of selections that span almost the entirety of Dylan's recording career. The 16 artists on the album deliver their distinct interpretations on songs like "What Good Am I?," (The Pines) "Born in Time," (Meg Hutchinson) "Mozambique" (Peter Ostroushko), "

Just Like a Woman" (John Gorka), and "Every Grain of Sand" (Lucy Kaplansky), completely reworking each tune to make them all their own. As long time fans of Dylan and his music, Red House Records is excited to present these amazing musicians to you as they pay tribute to a songwriting legend. So here is another nod to Bob and happy birthday wishes in this landmark year!

Song review on www.directcurrentmusic.com

On this site you can download or listen to "Just like a woman" temporary for free. (May 2011)

I made a link: Click on the article to hear the whole song.

 

 

This is the original song (made by Bob Marley)

 

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. ...Three little Birds
.................Listen to the whole song .in low quality
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July, 2008,.Falcon Ridge


This is John Gorka's live version of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" live at Falcon Ridge 2008 (workshop "Love Other Tragedies")

You can hear John Gorka with Red Molly, The Nields, Jason Spooner and the Sevens. Recorded by Jim Gottlieb


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD Down at the Sea Hotel
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..............Do La Lay
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.Listen to the whole song in low quality
..............Things We've Handed Down
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.Listen to the whole song in low quality

2007, The Secret Mountain (TSM 354)


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CD Down at the Sea Hotel .review
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Since 2000, the Secret Mountain has released a series of imaginative music-and-storybooks for children including "A Duck in New York City," "The Fabulous Song" and "Dream Songs Night Songs from Mali to Louisiana." In every case, they are available either as a book/CD combo or the CD alone, with the each disc containing computer accessible, printable files with lyrics, illustrations and credits.

This latest entry is "Down at the Sea Hotel," with the Greg Brown-penned title song serving as the cue for whimsical illustrations by Mireille Levert. Fourteen lullabies have been selected for this set, with a nifty crew made up of John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Lucy Kaplansky, Guy Davis, Lynn Miles and The Wailin' Jennys taking turns on lead vocals. For parents who've battled kids' records with thermonuclear cringe-factors ("Fruit Salad" by The Wiggles, anyone?), this series is a god-send, with each and every one fine-tuned to please the kids AND the parents.

The list of tunesmiths represented just on this disc includes Brown, Tom Waits, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Neil Young, Nanci Griffith, Jesse Winchester, Bruce Cockburn, Billy Joel, Don Henley, Steve Earle, Goffin/King and more. It's beautiful stuff, elegantly rendered, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund.
----------------.........................................................................---------- Jim Musser.

 

CD: In Harmony with
..........Your Community .

..............Christmas Bells
...................Listen to the whole song in low quality

2005 Canadian Pacific Railway

A holiday album made by CPR with music of the CPR Holiday train 2005. Track 6 on this CD is a brand new version of the 1990 song "Chrismas Bells". I think this one is much better! It sounds more fresh. Other artists on this CD are: Tracey Brown, John Landry, The Ennis Sisters, Amanda Stott, Wayne Rostad, Kelly Prescott, and Patricia Conroy.

 

 


 

 

CD A Winter's Solstice lll
..........Windham Hill Artists..

..............Christmas Bells
...................Listen to the whole song in low quality

 

1990 Windham Hill WD-1098, 1990.

A nontraditional holiday album with Philip Aaberg, Michael Hedges, Pierce Pettis, Michael Manring and others...

You can read more about this (and other) holiday coversong(s) of Jewish-American songwriters on the "Cover Lay Down" blog made by Joshua Farber.

 

 


 

CD A Tribute to Bob Dylan, Vol II

..............Love Minus Zero/No Limit
...................Listen to the whole song in low quality

1994 Sister Ruby Records SIS 012

This is a very rare compilation of mostly acoustic Dylan covers from for example Richard Shindell, Richard Meyer and Ellis Paul.

 

 

 

 

 

CD (single) Motor Folkin'

................Furniture
....................Listen to the whole song in low quality .

1994 High Street HD94-334

This is the fourth song on the
CD single "Motor Folkin'"

"Furniture" was recorded live at the Mountain,KMTT, Seattle

The other three songs are: remixes of "Mystery to Me", "Good Noise" and also a studio recording of "Campaign Trail".

 

 

 

CD . Folks Live!
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........... ll.Love is Our Cross to Bear
...................Listen to the whole song in low quality


1995 Blue Planet Music BP 1003

John Gorka live from the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. Other artists on this CD are: David Wilcox, Janis Ian, The Story, Patty Larkin, Robert Earl Keen, Ani DiFranco, Peter Rowan & Jerry Douglas etc etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD. . Lifelines
......... ..Peter Paul and Mary


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24 Green Street
...................Listen to the whole song in low quality


1995 Warner Brothers 9 45851-2

John Gorka shares lead vocals with Mary Travers.

 

 

 

 

 


CD. Mountain Stage, Vol. 8


.............. Gypsy Life
....................Listen to the whole song in low quality


1995 Blue Plate

Recorded live for the radio programm Mountain Stage. This is a kind of "Best of".

 

 

 


 


CD. Broadcasts.vol 3
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.............. Love is Our Cross to Bear
.................... Listen to the whole song in low quality

 

1995 107.1 KGSR/Radio Austin

All songs on this CD where per-formed live and broadcast exclusively on 107.1 KGSR.

On this double CD you can hear Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, The Jayhaws, Storryville, Guy Clack, Leo Kottke, indigo Girls, Flaco Jimenez, Steve Forbert, Townes van Zandt, etc etc.


 

 

 

CD. A Lost World
..........Poems Of Robert Graves Set As Songs
..........Made by Jay Ansill

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. Song For a New Year
................Listen to the whole song in low quality .
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Down Wanton Down
................Listen to the whole song in low quality .

1995 BCN Records 10141-2

This is a wonderfull CD, set to music by Jay Ansill.

Vocals by John Gorka, Anne Hills, Richard Shindell, John Roberts & Tony Barrands

 

 

 


 



CD. Sunday Morning Sessions
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.............. The Gypsy Life
.................... Listen to the whole song in low quality

 

1995 Munich Records bv. Mrcd 176

A CD with.live exclusive tracks recorded on VPRO radio in the Netherlands. With:Dave Alvin, Rory Block, Butch Hancock, Jimmy Lafave, David Olney, Calvin Russell, Terry Lee Hale, Loose Diamonds, etc etc

 


 


CD. Heritage
..........New interpretations of American Roots Music
..........made by Darol Anger

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.............While Roving on a Winter's Night. ..
................Listen to the whole song in low quality

1997 Six Degrees records 3145244342
(distributed by Island Records)

Featuring performances by: Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, David Lindley, Jerry Dougles, Tim O'Brien, Michael Manring, Jane Siberry and many others.

On "While Roving on a Winter's Night" John shares lead vocals with Dar Williams.


 

CD. Where Have All the Flowers Gone
..........The Songs of Pete Seeger


.......... The Water is Wide
................Listen to the whole song in low quality


1997 Appleseed Records

Featuring: Tom Paxton, Jackson Browne & Bonnie Raitt, Nanci Griffith, John Gorka, Bruce Springsteen, Tish Hinojosa, Bruce Cockburn, Indigo Girls, Greg Brown, Billy Bragg & Eliza Carthy, Ani Difranco, Donovan, Richie Havens, Pete Seeger, etc, etc.

 

 

 

CD. What's That I Hear?
..........The Songs of Phil Ochs


.......... Bracero
................Listen to the whole song in low quality


1998 Sliced Bread, 71176

Featuring: David Buskin, Iain Matthews, The Roches, John Gorka, Greg Greenway, Eric Andersen, Katy Moffatt, Rod MacDonald, Tom Paxton, David Massengill, Dave Van Ronk, McDonough/Lavin/Christian, etc, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

CD:. Treasures Left Behind: ...........Remembering Kate Wolf


.......... Sweet Love
................Listen to the whole song in low quality

1998 Red House Records RHR CD 114

I think this is one of John Gorka his most wonderful songs!!

Other artists on this CD are: Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Rosalie Sorrels, Nina Gerber, Greg Brown etc etc.

 

 



 

 

CD: Bleeker Street
..........Greenwich Village in the 60's

..........Thirsty Boots
..............Listen to the whole song in low quality



1999 Astor Place Recordings TCD4012

Other artists on this CD are: Jonatha Brooke, Chrissie Hynde, Ron Sexsmith, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Patty Larkin, Cry Cry Cry, Jules Shear, Suzzy & Maggie Roche, John Cale, Loundon Wainwright lll & Iris DeMent, etc etc.

This CD was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package


 

 

 

 

CD: Studio Sessions .Volume 1
......... WDIY FM


.......... Cypress Trees
................Listen to the whole song in low quality



2000 Bummertent Records, BT879246

Other artists on this CD are: Susan Werner, The Kennedys, Ellis Paul, The Nields, etc etc.

 

 

Susan Werner, The Kennedys, Ellis Paul, The Nields,

 

 


 




 

 

CD: A Nod to Bob
......... A Tribute to Bob Dylan



.......... Girl of the North Country
................Listen to the whole song in low quality





2001 Red House Records, RHR CD 154

An Artists' tribute to Bob Dylan on his sixtieth Birthday.
Other artists on this CD are Cliff Eberhardt, Eliza Gilkyson, Lucy Kaplansky, Greg Brown, Suzzy & Maggie Roche, Rosalie Sorrels, Guy Davis, etc etc


The original Bob Dylan version

 

  < John Gorka, left, and Red House Records President Bob Feldman display a CD tribute to Bob Dylan at the Red House Records offices in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, April 10, 2001. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella)

 


 



CD: Philadelphia Folk Festival
......... 40th Anniversary

........... People my age
................Listen to the whole song in low quality


2001 Sliced Bread Records SB 744440

On this 4 set live CD artists like: Janis Ian, Chris Smither, Pete Seeger, Fairport Convention, Taj Mahal, Stacey Earle, Susan Werner, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, Nanci Griffith, Phil Ochs, etc, etc.

 

 

 


 

 


CD: Fast Folk
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A community of singers & Songwriters


.............. Geza's Wailing Ways
...................Listen to the whole song in low quality


2002 Smithsonian Folkways Recording

Double CD with a lot of unique material. This John Gorka song was part of the Fast Folk Magazine Vol.2 no 7 in September 1983.

Other artists on these 2 CD's are Suzanne Vega, Jack Hardy, Shawn Colvin, Lillie Palmer, Richard Meyer, Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplansky, Dave van Ronk, Richard Shindell, etc etc.

 

 

 


 


CD: The Kennebunk Coffeehouse
...........The Best of 5 Live

.............. Let them in
.................... Listen to a 2 min. sample

 

2005 The Kennebunk Coffeehouse

This CD - "Best of 5 Live" - put together to commemorate The Kennebunk Coffeehouse's 5th year birthday, is a superb collection of live cuts by some of today's most important singer songwriters like John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Lucy Kaplansky, Ellis Paul and Darryl Purpose.

 


 


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