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Traum, Happy

Clinton Heylin: "Bob Dylan: Behind The Shades, a Biography":

Member of the early sixties Village folk scene. He recorded with
Dylan in 1963, 1970 and 1971, and arranged and co-conducted the
1968 Sing Out interview.

It is the Traums (Happy and Artie Traum) who shape the tone and
whose folk-blues-country mesh is one of the building blocks of a
Northeastern sound further developed by Dylan, the Band, the
Mulddaurs and others.

Subject: Re: who is/was Happy Traum ? From: Peter Stone Brown ( Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 13:53:51 -0400 Happy Traum is a singer, songwriter and guitarist (though he sometimes plays other instruments as on GH Vol. 2) who has several albums to his credit, solo, with his brother Artie and also with the Woodstock Mt. Revue. He is a long-time friend of Bob Dylan's since the early '60s, and sang the first released version of "Let Me Die In My Footsteps" on Broadside Vol. 1 where the song was titled "I Will Not Go Down Under The Ground." He was also editor of Sing Out! Magazine in the late '60s and has written several guitar instruction books. He still performs, but these days is primarily concerned with his company Homespun Tapes, which has issued several quite good music instruction videos and tapes. -- "I can't remember what it was I came here to get away from." --Bob Dylan Peter Stone Brown e-mail: check out the new Tangible Music website: Manfred Helfert's site.

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