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Somebody Else's Troubles

Steve GoodmanAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Buddha Records
  • ASIN: B00000JN8N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,641 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Somebody Else's Troubles by Steve Goodman

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great stories from a great storyteller September 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Growing up in Wisconsin amid the folksingers and protesters who over the decades have become middle-aged Prairie Home Companion afficionados, I met Steve (and his scruffy sidekick whom I later learned was John Prine) while going to college in Madison, Wisconsin and moonlighting (literally) as a lighting designer in college music venues. Steve had an energy and wit that pervaded all of his music. Like my fellow yankee from Lilburn, GA, I hand out Steve's CDs to cherished friends, doing my small part to keep the music flowing. I was pleased to see John Prine in concert recently, still doing some of the old songs in honor of his best friend. The Ballad of Penny Evans, about a war widow of the Vietnam era - rings as cutting and fresh now, in the context of the current conflict, as it did then. Enjoy this album, and buy more - Artistic Hair is one of my personal favorites - for your friends.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last! November 21, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I've been looking for a copy of this recording for almost 2 years! This is in my top five all-time favorite records - and I remember the Beatles! Steve Goodman's songwriting ability was monumental. He had it all - humor, heart, and soul. He was taken from this life far too early. If you like singer-songwriters like John Prine, Arlo Guthrie or Loudon Wainwright (remember him?), you'll absolutely love this. There is no song sweeter than 'The Dutchman', none more heart-wrenching than 'The Ballad of Penny Evans'. And if 'The Vegetable Dance' doesn't make you laugh out loud, you need to see a doctor!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album/Great Human Being January 22, 2006
By Patman
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album when it came out, since I recognized him as the author of "City of New Orleans". I burned it to CD years ago, and still listen. I just listened to it a minute ago, now I'm ripping the CD into iTunes for my iPod. "Ballad of Penny Evans" still makes me shudder. What a master he was. And what a cast of superstars played on this album.

"Baby, I ain't never heard you play no blues". Nowadays, B.B. King needs to wear a life-jacket.

Don't think, just buy it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars just aren't enough January 16, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I thought I'd lost this group of songs forever. My old old LP wore out years ago and I have been searching for a replacement ever since. This is Steve Goodman at his best. The Dutchman makes me cry; Chicken Cordon Bleus makes me laugh, the Lincoln Park Pirates makes me shudder as I recall the tactics of those charismatic Charm School Graduates and every song in between is entitled to every bit as much praise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Steve Greatman March 17, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I just wanted to add to all those ParrotHeads out there (Jimmy Buffett fans) that you'll see a very young Jimmy Buffett on the cover of this cd (I think I remember him using the name "Marvin Gardens") I've loved this album for almost 30 years now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best February 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
As an old friend of Steve's, it was hard to believe his immense talent. I knew him before he could even play guitar and we stayed in touch right up to his far too early demise. To this day, his friends in Chicago still get together to listen to his music- heart warming, very funny, and very real. Buy this album today. It's wonderful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential snapshots of life in song November 8, 1999
Format:Audio CD
OK, that sounds hokey, but how do you write a one-line review of an album like this? "The Dutchman" has to be one of the sweetest, most poignant love songs ever written, and "The Ballad of Penny Evans" has not lost any of its strength over the decades even if it is clearly a song of the Vietnam War. Yet you'll roll on the floor over "Chicken Cordon Blues," "The Vegetable Song," or the classic "I'm My Own Grandpa," and all Chicagoans will identify with "The Lincoln Park Pirates" (you might have their equivalent in your town). We lost a marvel too young when Steve died.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great albums - and the greatest song August 1, 2007
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I saw Steve a number of times on Boston and Cambridge in the early 70s. Once he played Symphony Hall in Boston, it was sold out and you could have heard a pin drop. He held the audience spellbound.

This is one of his earlier albums and contains a good mix of funny, sad, sentimental, and just entertaining songs.

Steve's version of The Dutchman is my all-time favorite song. I know he didn't write it, but it is such an exquisite song that it chokes me up almost forty years later. (His live version of this song is also great and includes some of the finest guitar playing you'll ever hear.)

Steve was the quintessential artist for me. He was only a few years older than me and I was hugely into folk and acoustic music back then, and still am. I felt like his music spoke directly to me.

Listening to this album is like putting on an old pair of worm slippers. Comfortable.
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