Paxton, Tom

Band members               Related acts

- Maurice Baker -- drums

- Seymour Barab -- cello

- Herbert Brown -- acoustic bass

- Paul Dillon -- drums

- Hank Freeman -- flute

- David Grisman -- mandocello

- Paul Harris -- keyboards

- John Nagy -- bass

- Tom Paxton -- vocals, guitar

- Jonathan Raskin -- bass

- Robert Sylvester -- cello

- Jim Tyler -- banjo




- none known





Genre: folk-rock

Rating: 3 stars ***

Title:  Morning Again

Company: Elektra

Catalog: EKS-74019

Year: 1968

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG / VG

Comments: still in shrink wrap (torn)

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 5002

Price: $25.00



Produced by Peter Siegel, much of 1968's "Morning Again" offered up a typical set of acoustic folk material.  Featuring ten Tom Paxton originals, the set showcased a rather standard mixture of personnel, social and political commentary.  While tracks like 'Victoria Dines Alone, 'The Hooker' and 'Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues' may have been cutting edge in 1968, much of it sounds somewhat dated four decades down the road.  That said, the album also marked a major change in Tom Paxton's catalog - namely the introduction of an out and out rock element into the mix (so what if he was three years behind Dylan and some of his compatriots).  While the rock element was somewhat tentative (you won't mistake any of this for Iron Butterfly), the results were actually quite enjoyable.  Paxton's likeable voice was actually well suited for tougher rock arrangements like 'Clarissa Jones'.  That quality wasn't wasted on the band Clear Light who turned in a killer version of 'Mr. Blue'.  Unfortunately Paxton never pursued the direction. 


"Morning After" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Jennifer's Rabbit   (Tom Paxton) - 1:25

2.) Mr. Blue   (Tom Paxton) - 2:20

3.) Victoria Dines Alone   (Tom Paxton) - 2:55

4.) The Hooker   (Tom Paxton) - 3:15

5.) So Much for Winning   (Tom Paxton) - 6:40

(side 2)
1.) Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues   (Tom Paxton) - 2:45

2.) Clarissa Jones   (Tom Paxton) - 3:30

3.) Morning Again   (Tom Paxton) - 3:37

4.) A Thousand Years   (Tom Paxton) - 3:30

5.) Now That I've Taken My Life   (Tom Paxton) - 3:30


In case anyone is interested, Paxton lives in Northern Virginia and has a nice and informative website at:






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