TOM PAXTON & BOB GIBSON - Navy Pier Auditorium, Chicago, August 1980 (CD)

Category: KLONDIKE CDs

• Brilliant performance at the Navy Pier Auditorium, Chicago on 7th August 1980
• Includes the entire WXRT-FM broadcast
• Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

A prized performance from two American folk legends that came together as kindred spirits. Gibson had laid the foundations for the likes of Paxton, Phil Ochs, David Crosby and Judy Collins in the late 1950s while a new generation would learn from his pen. Roger McGuinn and Fred Neil felt indebted to his service as an inspiring folk figure. Such was the enormity of praise and devotion given to Gibson. Promoting the release of Tom Paxton's Up and Up from 1979 and his latest Paxton Report, Gibson backs up an esteemed repertoire with his own grandiose chunk of wit and depth.

Paxton and Gibson command with an abundance of humour and insight between them, coined with palpable cool. Sadly, a little over a decade later, Gibson succumbed to an illness in 1996, leaving a huge chasm in the field of folk, one reason why this performance makes for an undoubtedly special footnote in modern folk. Engaging, provocative and sincere are three choice words of praise that somehow, still don't reach far enough.

Klondike proudly presents the entire WXRT¡FM broadcast of Tom Paxton and Bob Gibson live from the Navy Pier Auditorium, Chicago on 7th August 1980.

Professionally re-mastered original broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos.


1. My Favorite Spring
2. Looking For The You In Someone New
3. Bad Old Days
4. This Little Light Of Mine
5. The Rest Of The Night
6. Cry Cry Cry
7. She Sits On The Table
8. Mary Got A New Job
9. Heavenly Choir
10. I'm Changing My Name To Chrysler
11. Outlaw
12. We All Sound The Same
13. Be A Sport Afghanistan
14. He May Be Slow
15. Sing For The Song


Title Navy Pier Auditorium, Chicago, August 1980
Catalogue No KLCD5059
Format CD
Barcode 5291012505910