Steve Goodman's first album, Gathering at the Earl of Old Town, was recorded live at the popular Chicago folk venue. The record has the feeling of a hootenanny, with a number of different artists -- including Jim Post, Ed Holstein, Fred Holstein, Ginni Clemmens, and Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah -- stopping in to play on the record.
While it's a little rough around the edges, the album is utterly charming, featuring the first versions of such seminal Goodman songs as "City of New Orleans" and "Eight Ball," as well as "Chicago Bust Rag," which the singer/songwriter never performed again.
|Prepare for Invasion / Jim Post||Steve Goodman feat: Jim Post||1:44|
|Eight Ball / Steve Goodman||Steve Goodman||3:33|
|Wild Women Don't Have the Blues / Ida Cox||Steve Goodman feat: Ginni Clemmens||2:35|
|Jimmy Newman / Tom Paxton||Steve Goodman feat: Fred Holstein||3:10|
|Chicago Bust Rag||Steve Goodman||3:03|
|Jazzman / Ed Holstein||Steve Goodman feat: Ed Holstein||2:43|
|The Man Who Sings||Steve Goodman feat: Fred Holstein||3:59|
|For Eddie / Skip Haynes||Steve Goodman feat: Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah||3:47|
|Colorado Exile / Jim Post||Steve Goodman feat: Jim Post||4:02|
|Fat Stuff / Ed Holstein||Steve Goodman feat: Ed Holstein||2:33|
|Goin' Home / Fred Geis||Steve Goodman feat: Fred Holstein||2:17|
|I Met a Young Boy / Ginni Clemmens||Steve Goodman feat: Ginni Clemmens||3:32|
|City of New Orleans / Steve Goodman||Steve Goodman||3:47|