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White Bicycles by Joe  Boyd
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Jan 10, 2011

it was amazing

This memento of Joe Boyd struck me as one of the best of the genre. I'm about to start another book of that era dealing with the Greenwich folk scene, called Positively 4th Street.

Maybe it was because Joe actually ran a production company, a label, and other businesses associated with a creative art while simultaneously contributing creatively that lends the gravitas. Beginning with his intense curiosity with roots music, his student days at Harvard amidst the folk boom, or as some of those within that artist community like to say, "the folk scare," the detail of his recollections coupled with insights and speculations thereof . . . adds a three dimensional perspective to the events of that time.
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