Saturday, October 29, 2016

John Thome - John Does His (1969)

Ακόμα ένα Private Press δισκάκι που δυστυχώς δεν βλέπω να κυκλοφορεί (το έχουν τριπλοκλειδωμένο) και που κατά την ταπεινή μου εκτίμηση αξίζει να ακουστεί.  Ευτυχώς κάποιες πληροφορίες και ελάχιστο οπτικό υλικό βρέθηκε για τον κύριο John Thome το οποίο και παραθέτω.

John Thome - Let My Sorrow Pass (1969) 

John Thome - Pretty Little Girl (1969)

Just A Bit About Me
I have been playing guitar and writing my own sons since I was 12. That was 1965. Originlly I played in a band, but fell in love with the folk music of the 60's - Dylan, Baez, PPM, Arlo Guthrie, Jim Croce and so many greats.

I recorded my first album "John Does His" in 1968, along with my friends Chris Schafehen (
guitar) and Jerry Scheffers (drums). In those days I was playing coffee houses or such every Friday and Saturday night. If I wasn't playing somewhere I was playing at home for my friends...and a 30 minute version of "Alice's Restaurant" was mandatory...and so much fun.

When I went away to school, slowly my music faded. Shame on me. I didn't play for too many years.

Around the year 2000, thanks to the encouragement from a friend in Germany, I began playing again. Then I began writing songs again and recording again.

"Amid All this Madness" was written not too long after 9/11. "Angry Love" was written after the death of one of my closest friends. "Superstition Calls" is about my love for the state of Arizona and "Love of My Life" was a valentine's day gift for my wife.

My music is old school folk...melodic and acoustic, with a story to tell or something important to say.

I hope you enjoy it.


1. John Thome - Wonder (3:03)
2. John Thome - I'm All Alone (4:22)
3. John Thome - I Care (2:18)
4. John Thome - Nightmares-#73 (2:34)
5. John Thome - Peanut Butter Sandwich (1:41)
6. John Thome - Little Robots (2:13)
7. John Thome - No Reason To Live (3:14)
8. John Thome - Fanticy Land (2:06)
9. John Thome - Let My Sorrow Pass (2:31)
10. John Thome - Pretty Little Girl (3:11)



Keith418 said...

Thanks so much! Please post more rare albums from this period.

Robert said...

I listened to the samples...this sounds like the folk music I use to hear at my Church on Sunday mornings. Thanks for posting this album...I just burned a CD-R of it...I'm going to play it today...thanks again ! And thanks to John Thome for making this great music.

wcpaeb said...

Thanks for this rare folk LP from the 60's. The two samples sound real good.
I found one currently up for sale for $1350.00 (and it's only in VG condition).

Psych-Spaniolos said...

Thanks a lot for your comments all of you.