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Farquahr Farquahr CD (1970) 3 stars
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Farquahr discography Artist were mainstays on the Boston and New Haven folk scene in the 1960s and '70s; blending humor with music, they cut an album for Verve in 1968 as the Fabulous Artist, and shortened the name to Artist when they recorded their second (and last) album for Elektra in 1970. The group's deliberately silly stage names disguised the fact that three of the members of Artist were actually brothers -- Bobby McGowan (aka Hummingbird Artist), Dennis McGowan (aka Condor Artist) and Frank McGowan (aka Flamingo Artist), with Doug Lapham joining them as Barnswallow Artist -- and they also performed as a Celtic folk combo known as the McGowan Brothers. Unfortunately, Artist's comic side often gets lost in the shuffle on this album, though "Dear John Deere" and "Holy Moses" display a keen wit. With Jerry Ragovoy producing the set, the polished arrangements (often dotted with strings) are prime examples of early-'70s folk-rock (though "Dear John Deere" leans towards a ragtime flavor), with the quartet's harmonies and Lapham's songs clearly the main attraction here. While Artist's playful side is certainly visible, Lapham was an intelligent and perceptive lyricist when he had something to say, and the draft dodger's tale "Streets of Montreal" and the philosophical "My Island" are compelling stuff. Longtime fans looking for a reminder of Artist's days as the Clown Princes of New England Folk will have to wait for the Verve album to be reissued some day, but this set confirms that they were fine singers with a gifted songwriter in their ranks, and deserved wider recognition outside their home base. ~ Mark Deming Audio Mixers: Jon Child; Art Polhemus. Recording information: The Hit Factory, New York, NY. Photographer: Joel Brodsky. Unknown Contributor Role: Louis Mauro. Arranger: Jerry Ragovoy. Artist: Artist (vocals, guitar); Hummingbird Artist, Flamingo Artist (vocals, guitar). Personnel: Condor Artist, Barnswallow Artist (vocals, guitar); Eric Weissberg (banjo); Jerry Ragovoy (piano, organ, keyboards); Gary Chester (drums).
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Forever Changing: the Golden Age of Elektra Records 1963-1973 Forever Changing: the Golden Age of Elektra Records 1963-1973  (2007)
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Farquahr CD discography Track Listing of songs: Turn, Turn, Turn! / To Everything There Is a Season; He Was a Friend; High Flying Bird; Fare Thee Well; Casey; Shady Grove; Little Brown Dog; Linin' Track; Even Dozens; Wild Child In a World of Trouble; Good Luck Child; Downtown Blues; I Ain't Marching Anymore; Last Thing On My Mind; Pride of Man; Tomorrow Is a Long Time; Black Mountain Rag; Green Rocky Road; Cocaine; House Un-American Blues Activity Dream; West Egg Rag; Two Trains Running; Breeze; Joshua Gone Barbados; Other Side To This Life; Birdses; Blues With a Feeling; Moonlight Drive; My Little Red Book; Wings; So Easy She Goes By; I Got a Mind To Give Up Living; Magic Carpet; First Girl I Loved; Invisible Backwards-Facing Grocer Who Rose To Fame; One Time and One Time Only; Changes; Hard Lovin' Loser; She Comes In Colors; Light My Fire; Black Roses; Once I Was; Virgo; Buy For Me the Rain; Nevertheless; Fields of People; Dame Fortune; Girl of the Seasons; Magazine Lady; Red Sox Are Winning; I Want You; Alone Again or; Both Sides Now; No Regrets; Jennifer's Rabbit; Swift As the Wind; Frozen Warnings; Down River; Mad Lydia's Waltz; Sing a Song For You; Sun Comes Up Each Day; Early Morning Blues and Greens; She Sang Hymns Out of Tune; Arthur Comics; Five To One; Apricot Brandy; When the Battle Is Over; Mt. Healthy Blues; Kick Out the Jams; Go Back; Dismal Day; August; Down On the Street; Louise; Amazing Grace; Riders On the Storm; Future's Not What It Used To Be; Start Living; Taxi; True Story of Amelia Earhart; I Hardly Knew Her Name; Ballad of the Ship of State; Guitar ...

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Popular or famous Farquahr music songs: Start Living, Streets of Montreal, Hangin' On By A Thread, Babe in the Woods, My Island, Dear John Deere. More music songs Just for Kings, Peace In Mind, Moonrider, Holy Moses, Much Too Nice a Day, Silver Spoons. See All Songs

Farquahr albums Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Eric WeissbergBob Dylan, Judy Collins, Woody Guthrie, Talking Heads, Doc Watson, Tom Chapin, John Denver, Cisco Houston, Ian & Sylvia
Gary Chester
Jerry RagovoyLou Courtney, Howard Tate, Betty Harris, Irma Thomas

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