Tom Paxton

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Tom Paxton
Tom Paxton in concerto nel 2007
Tom Paxton in concerto nel 2007
Nazionalità Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Genere Folk
Periodo di attività 1962 – in attività
Etichetta Elektra Records, Rhino Records, Vanguard Records, Reprise Records
Album pubblicati 100+

Thomas Richard "Tom" Paxton (Chicago, 31 ottobre 1937) è un cantautore statunitense di genere folk la cui carriera si è sviluppata nell'arco di oltre 5 decenni.

Nel 2009 ricevette il Grammy Award alla carriera.[1]

Tra i suoi brani più conosciuti figurano The Last Thing on My Mind, Bottle of Wine, Whose Garden Was This, The Marvelous Toy e Ramblin' Boy.

Le sue composizioni sono stati rese oggetto di cover da parte di moltissimi artisti, tra cui: Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, The Weavers, Judy Collins, Sandy Denny, Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Marianne Faithfull.

Discografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Album[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • I'm the Man That Built the Bridges [live] (Gaslight, 1962)
  • Ramblin' Boy (Elektra, 1964)
  • Ain't That News! (Elektra, 1965)
  • Outward Bound (Elektra, 1966)
  • Morning Again (Elektra, 1968)
  • The Things I Notice Now (Elektra, 1969)
  • Tom Paxton 6 (Elektra, 1970)
  • The Compleat Tom Paxton [live] (Elektra, 1971)
  • How Come the Sun (Reprise, 1971)
  • Peace Will Come (Reprise, 1972)
  • New Songs for Old Friends [live] (Reprise, 1973)
  • Children's Song Book (Bradleys, 1974)
  • Something in My Life (Private Stock, 1975)
  • Saturday Night (MAM, 1976)
  • New Songs from the Briarpatch [live] (Vanguard, 1977)
  • Heroes (Vanguard, 1978)
  • Up and Up (Mountain Railroad, 1979)
  • The Paxton Report (Mountain Railroad, 1980)
  • Bulletin (Hogeye, 1983)
  • Even a Gray Day (Flying Fish, 1983)
  • The Marvelous Toy and Other Gallimaufry (Flying Fish, 1984)
  • One Million Lawyers and Other Disasters (Flying Fish, 1985)
  • A Paxton Primer (Pax, 1986)
  • Folksong Festival 1986 (Pax, 1986)
  • And Loving You (Flying Fish, 1986)
  • Balloon-alloon-alloon (Sony Kids' Music, 1987)
  • Politics Live (Flying Fish, 1988)
  • The Very Best of Tom Paxton (Flying Fish, 1988)
  • In The Orchard [live] (Sundown Records, 1988)
  • Storyteller (Start Records Ltd, 1989)
  • It Ain't Easy (Flying Fish, 1991)
  • A Child's Christmas (Sony Kids' Music, 1992)
  • Peanut Butter Pie (Sony Kids' Music, 1992)
  • Suzy Is a Rocker (Sony Kids' Music, 1992)
  • Wearing the Time (Sugar Hill, 1994)
  • Live: For the Record (Sugar Hill, 1996)
  • A Child's Christmas/Marvelous Toy and Other Gallimaufry (Delta, 1996)
  • A Car Full of Songs (Sony Kids' Music, 1997)
  • Goin' to the Zoo (Rounder, 1997)
  • I've Got a Yo-Yo (Rounder, 1997)
  • The Best of Tom Paxton (Hallmark, 1997)
  • Live In Concert (Strange Fruit, 1998)
  • Fun Animal Songs (Delta, 1999)
  • Fun Food Songs (Delta, 1999)
  • A Car Full of Fun Songs (Delta, 1999)
  • I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound: The Best of Tom Paxton (Rhino, 1999)
  • Best of the Vanguard Years (Vanguard, 2000)
  • Stars in Their Eyes (Cub Creek Records, 2000), con Mark Elliott
  • Live From Mountain Stage (Blue Plate, 2001)
  • Under American Skies (Appleseed and Koch International, 2001)
  • Ramblin' Boy/Ain't That News! (Warner Strategic Marketing, 2002)
  • Your Shoes, My Shoes (Red House, 2002)
  • Looking For The Moon (Appleseed, 2002)
  • American Troubadour (Music Club, 2003)
  • Best of Friends [live] (Appleseed Recordings, 2004)
  • The Compleat Tom Paxton (Even Compleater) [live] (Rhino Handmade, 2004)
  • Outward Bound/Morning Again (Wea/Rhino, 2004)
  • Live in the UK (Pax, 2005)
  • Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Shout Factory, 2006)
  • Comedians and Angels (Appleseed, 2008)

Raccolte e varie[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • 1963 Newport Broadside [Compilation] [Live] (Vanguard, 1964)
  • Broadside Ballads, Vol. 3: The Broadside Singers (Folkways, 1964)
  • The Folk Box: Various Artists (Elektra, 1964)
  • Folksong '65 Elektra 15th Anniversary Commemorative Album (Elektra, 1965)
  • Tom Paxton: Tom Paxton (7-inch EP released in the UK)(EPK 802) (Elektra, 1967)
  • Alive! Chad Mitchell Trio album (Reprise, 1967)
  • Fantastic Folk: Various Artists (Elektra, 1968)
  • Select Elektra: Various Artists (Elektra, 1968)
  • Elektra's Best: Volume 1, 1966 through 1968: Various Artists (Elektra, 1968)
  • Begin Here: Various Artists (Elektra, 1969)
  • First Family of New Rock Various Artists (Warner Bros., 1969)
  • 4/71: Various Artists: Elektra EK-PROMO 3 (Elektra, 1971)
  • A Tribute to Woody Guthrie Part One [Live 1968] (CBS, 1972)
  • A Tribute to Woody Guthrie Part Two [Live 1968] (Warner Bros., 1972)
  • Broadside Ballads, Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion (Folkways, 1972)
  • Greatest Folksingers of the '60s (Vanguard, 1972)
  • Garden of Delights: Various Artists (Elektra, 1972)
  • Kerrville Folk Festival 1977 [Live] (P.S.G. Recording, 1977)
  • Philadelphia Folk Festival [Live 1977] (Flying Fish, 1978)
  • Bread & Roses Festival 1977 [Live] (Fantasy, 1979)
  • The Perfect High Bob Gibson album (Drive Archive, 1980)
  • CooP - Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 1) First Anniversary (Folkways, 1983)
  • Bleecker and MacDougal: The Folk Scene of the 1960s (Elektra, 1984)
  • Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 10) (Folkways, 1985)
  • Storytellers: Singers & Songwriters (Warner Bros., 1987)
  • A Tribute to Woody Guthrie (Warner Bros., 1989)
  • Folked Again (Mountain Railroad, 1989)
  • Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival 88 (Alcazar, 1989)
  • All-Ears Review, Volume 7: Still Amazing After All These Years (ROM, 1989)
  • The Greenwich Village Folk Festival 1989-90 (Gadfly, 1990)
  • Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival, Vol. 2 (Alcazar, 1990)
  • Newport Folk Festival (Vanguard, 1991)
  • Smithsonian Collection of Folk Song America, Vol. 3 (Smithsonian, 1991)
  • Troubadours of the Folk Era, Vol. 2 (Rhino, 1992)
  • American Folk Legends (Laserlight, 1993)
  • Put on Your Green Shoes (CBS, 1993)
  • Animal Tales Bill Shontz album (Lightyear, 1993)
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle (Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement) (Folk Era, 1994)
  • Folk Song America, Vol. 3 (Smithsonian Folkways, 1994)
  • Folk [Friedman] (Friedman/Fairfax, 1994)
  • To All My Friends in Far-Flung Places Dave Van Ronk album (Gazell, 1994)
  • Never Grow Old Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen album (Flying Fish, 1994)
  • Christine Lavin Presents: Follow That Road: 2nd Annual Vineyard Retreat (Philo, 1994)
  • A Child's Holiday (Alacazam!/Alcazar, 1994)
  • The SilverWolf Homeless Project (Silverwolf/IODA, 1995)
  • LifeLines Peter, Paul and Mary album (Warner Bros., 1995)
  • Makin' a Mess: Bob Gibson Sings Shel Silverstein Bob Gibson album (Asylum, 1995)
  • One More Song: An Album for Club Passim (Philo, 1996)
  • Christine Lavin Presents: Laugh Tracks Vol.2 (Shanachie, 1996)
  • Treestar Revue (Beacon, 1996)
  • A Child's Celebration of Song, Vol. 2 (Rhino, 1996)
  • A Very Cherry Christmas [Box Set] (Delta, 1996)
  • Kid Songs Roth & Paxton & Young (Sony Special Products, 1996)
  • Dog Songs (Disney, 1996)
  • Vanguard Folk Sampler (Vanguard, 1996)
  • Vanguard Collector's Edition [Box Set] (Vanguard, 1997)
  • Christmas Treasures, Vol. 3 (Delta, 1997)
  • Christmas Treasures [Box Set] (Laserlight, 1997)
  • Christmas for Kids (Laserlight, 1997)
  • Legendary Folk Singers (Vanguard, 1997)
  • What's That I Hear? The Songs of Phil Ochs (Sliced Bread, 1998)
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger (Appleseed, 1998)
  • Kerrville Folk Festival - 25th Anniversary Album (Silverwolf/IODA, 1998)
  • Kerrville Folk Festival: Early Years 1972-1981 [Live] [Box Set] (Silverwolf, 1998)
  • Generations of Folk, Vol. 2: Protest & Politics (Vanguard, 1998)
  • Diamond Cuts (Hungry for Music, 1998)
  • American Pie [Various Artists] (ZYX, 1998)
  • Around the Campfire Peter, Paul and Mary album (Warner Bros., 1998)
  • A Child's Christmas List (Delta, 1999)
  • Sweet Dreams of Home Mae Robertson album (Lyric Partners, 1999)
  • Best of Broadside 1962-1988 [Box Set] (Folkways, 2000)
  • Follow the Music: Various (Elektra, 2000)
  • Kerrville Folk Festival (Silverwolf, 2000)
  • Soup Happens Hot Soup album (Souper, 2000)
  • Philadelphia Folk Festival - 40th Anniversary [Live] [Box Set] (Sliced Bread, 2001)
  • Vietnam: Songs from a Divided House (Q. Records, 2001)
  • Kids, Cars and Campfires (Red House, 2001)
  • Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970 [Box Set] (Rhino, 2001)
  • Radio Shows: Greatest Mysteries (Radio Spirits, 2001)
  • Vanguard: Roots of Folk (Vanguard, 2002)
  • Kerrville Folk Festival: The Silverwolf Years [Box Set] (Silverwolf, 2002)
  • Celebration: Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Festival (Sliced Bread, 2002)
  • This Land Is Your Land: Songs of Unity (Music for Little People, 2002)
  • Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3 (Appleseed, 2003)
  • A Beachwood Christmas (Beachwood, 2003)
  • Bon Appétit! Musical Food Fun Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer album (Rounder, 2003)
  • cELLAbration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins (Folkways, 2004)
  • Hail to the Thief II: Songs to Send Bush Packing (2004)
  • Missing Persians File: Guide Cats Blind, Vol. 2 (Osmosys, 2005)
  • Pop Masters: Early Mornin' Rain (Carinco AG/Digital Music Works, 2005)
  • Christine Lavin Presents: One Meat Ball (Appleseed, 2006)
  • Forever Changing: The Golden Age Of Elektra Records 1963-1973 (Rhino/Wea, 2006)
  • Sowing the Seeds: The 10th Anniversary (Appleseed Recordings, 2007)

Videografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Tom Paxton In Concert (Shanachie Records, 1992)

Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. ^ Tom Paxton Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Announcement (brief video clip from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards telecast)

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