Musicians: In this corona virus times, PLEASE consider a home version of a John Stewart tune. With any response to this request, I will set up a YouTube channel: John Stewart Memorial. A list of his songs and what other info I have is available at: www.karlfunds.com/JohnStewartMemorial
NOTE: I have no authorization, nor do I want money. I hope music will remember a great guy who had a 40+ year career.
I listened to the Kingston Trio without knowing names of performers, but I knew the songs and words. I moved in my senior year of high school from Buffalo (very-difficult school system) to Wilmington, DE (very easy) in November of 1970. New town, so, I went looking for record stores. I found, The Record Shop, buried in a back corner of a strip mall. By my second time there, the owner asked if I watched the front while everyone else went in the back to smoke. I didn’t smoke then, so sure I’d cover the front. The third time, they didn’t ask. They all just went in the back. I felt very trusted running the cash register without being hired. I also got to play any open records I choose to. And “California Bloodlines” was my choice. That and "Layla, and other love songs” (Derek and the Dominoes). John's Folk was a balance to Rock, and he was also a wonderful entertainer.
He would tell stories and make fun of the “folk humor.” Stewart tells the story about The Monkees cover of his “Daydream Believer.” The producer, Chip Taylor, calls John up to say corporation won’t let Davey Jones sing the word “Funky” in the second verse. They changed Funky to “happy" and John isn’t happy. But three months later the song is number #1 around the world when he called Chip to say, “You know, “happy” is working pretty well.”
He is part of my music lexicon.
Please consider contributing your interpretation or homage to Mr. Stewart. Let his memory live on.
Karl Funds: Kfunds@hotmail.com
I'm missing a few which I purchased as downloads.