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50th homemade video
(March 14, 2021)

"Potters Field"

On March 14, 2021 John wrote: We are up to One Song Concert #50 with Jack Hardyís song Potterís Field from his 1978 recording, The Nameless One. In the summer of 1979 I listened to that record and his Mirror of My Madness record more than any other music. Russ Rentler and I opened for Jack at Godfrey Danielís Coffeehouse in June of that year as the Razzy Dazzy Brothers, a subgroup of
the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band.
He was the first person I met who wrote songs on a schedule. His was a song a week and that idea of writing songs on a schedule changed my life. He was a hero who became a friend. I hope Jack would have liked my version of Potterís Field and I hope you do too.

John
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The other 'one song concerts':

- Click here for Red River Valley (April 5, 2020)
- Click here for Better times Will Come (April 12, 2020)
- Click here for Polly Wally (April 19, 2020)
- Click here for Soap Opera (April 26, 2020)
- Click here for Maya May I, (May 1, 2020)
- Click here for My Creole Belle (May 10, 2020)
- Click here for Careless Love (May 17, 2020)
- Click here for You Can Run (May 24, 2020)
- Muting the Sea (May 31,2020)
- Click here for Ignorance and Privilege (June 7, 2020)
- Click here for The Mercy of the Wheels. (June 14, 2020)
- If I Could Forget To Breathe (June 21, 2020)
- Let them in (June 28, 2020)
- Unblind The Referee (July 5, 2020)
- The Dutchman (July 12, 2020)
- Morningside (July 19, 2020)
- Cowboy Song (July 26, 2020)
- That's How Legends Are Made (August 2, 2020)
- If Not Now (August 9, 2020)
- Arroyo Seco (August 16, 2020)

- Shenandoah (August 23, 2020)
- Outside (August 30, 2020)
- Outnumbered (September 6, 2020)
- Brown shirts (September 13, 2020)

- Jack Crows (September 20, 2020)
- Where No Monument Stands (September 27, 2020)
- Blue Chalk (October 4, 2020)
- Zuly (October 11, 2020)
- The Sentinel (October 18, 2020)
- Where The Bottles Break (October 25 2020)
- If I Could (November 1, 2020)
- Particle & Wave (November 8, 2020)
- True in Time (November 15, 2020)
- Edgar The Party Man ( November 22, 2020)
- The Water is Wide (November 29, 2020)
- The Streets of Laredo (December 6, 2020)

- Spanish is the Loving Tongue (December 13, 2020)
- Christmas Bells (December 20, 2020)
- Riverside (December 27, 2020) Recorded earlier
- Auld Lang Syne (January 3, 2021)
- Oh Abraham (January 10, 2021)
- I Know (January 17, 2021)
- Erie Canal (January 24, 2021)
- Branching Out (January31,2021)
- We Thank You For Your Service (february 7, 2021)
- Like My Watch (February 14, 2021)
- Silence (February 21, 2021)
- I Think of You (February 28, 2021 )
-Love's Been Good to Me (March 7, 2021)

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potters Field (2021)  

 


Click here to listen to John Gorka talking about Jack Hardy in 2005 on mpr (and the song "Potter's Field")

Click here to listen to a live version of the John Gorka song "Up until then" by Jack Hardy, Margo Hennebach & Shawn Colvin. from Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 5, No. 2) [Live At the Bottom Line 1988] This is a low quality version, you can buy it on itunes

Here is a link to the Fast folk tribute CD "A Tribute to Jack Hardy"

 

 

 

Jack Hardy passed away March 11, 2011
From the wumb site (March 12, 2011):
We are sad to report the passing of songwriter Jack Hardy. He was an important figure in the Greenwich Village folk scene and his songs are sung by singers around the world. Jack was the host and organizer for a long running songwriter's circle in New York City that at times included Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, David Massingill and many other well known writers as regulars. Gorka's song "Jack's Crows" was a tongue in cheek tribute to the circle. He was the founder of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine and its series of recordings that are now available from Smithsonian Folkways. Jack's own recordings were made for labels both here and in Europe and there was a 10 disc retrospective of his work from 1965 to 1995. His recent work is on his own Great Divide label. Jack will be missed by his friends and fans worldwide..

 


John Gorka and Jack Hardy Photo courtesy of Brian Rose





















 

 

John Gorka - The 3th videosession
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- Potter's Field (Jack Hardy)
- Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
- Don't Judge a Life, Song for Bill (John Gorka)
- She's That Kind Of Mystery (Bill Morissey)
- Lady came from Baltimore (Tim Hardin)


Recorded in 2012 in The Hague, The Netherlands
 

 

 

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