Sandy Paton R I P

Sandy Paton R I P

In ‘The Guardian’, Tony Russell contributes an obituary of Charles Alexander (Sandy) Paton who died last July aged 80.

An American folk muso of the mid-1950’s, Sandy performed with his wife Caroline (cutting four albums), was an active field collecter of songs, and his master stoke was co-founding ‘Folk-Legacy’ _ a classic record company, putting out 120 albums in uniform ‘black and white’ sleeves, so instantly known.

The Paton’s services to the world of folk music was recognised in several awards from the likes of the ‘California Traditional Music Society’ and in 1993 they were made ”Official State Troubadours” in Connecticut.

Re: Sandy Paton R I P

I still enjoy their landmark early album, The Golden Ring.

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Yep, and the Beers family, Sara Grey and a bunch of others.

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"I can’t stay in these diggings, and I am going home."

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🙂 We’re still singing that one nearly forty years on. And nearly everything else on the album.

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Wholly cow! I just phoned with my wife and she had just been singing that song - Few Days! And we hadn’t talked about any of this. But this *is* the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of The Twilight Zone.