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The Music of Tom Paxton

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January 2015: I attended Tom Paxton's performance at the Florence (Oregon) Folk Festival on Saturday, January 17 and it was a good one! Sadly he stated that this may be his last tour. Makes me all the more glad that I attended this "sold out" performance. Here are a few photos I took during the performance.

September 2004: The Outward Bound / Morning Again CD was released on August 2, 2004 and copies are being received by those who ordered it from Amazon. I got mine on August 30. You can order it at Amazon here: Click Here to Order Outward Bound/Morning Again. Rhino Handmade has updated their web page to give details on their limited edition release of The Compleat Tom Paxton (Even Compleater) and it looks like one that Paxton fans won't want to miss! Only 2500 copies are available.
Rhino Handmade - http://www.rhinohandmade.com/browse/ProductLink.lasso?Number=7870
or click here to go to my Page about this album

News as of January 29, 2004: Tom Paxton's 2002 CD on Appleseed, "Looking for the Moon" is a finalist for this year's Grammy Award in the "Best Contemporary Folk Recording" category. The awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on February 8, so keep your fingers crossed! I have also listed a new album, "Best of Friends" to be released next month by Tom Paxton, Anne Hills, and Bob Gibson.

Tom Paxton has produced quite a few albums of his own and there are also many albums which contain a track or three by him or which feature his songs recorded by other artists. I don't usually list such albums on these pages but you might be interested to know that he can be heard, along with Anne Hills, on Appleseed's recent 2-CD set by Pete Seeger & Friends, "Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," which coincidentally is a Grammy finalist in the "Best Traditional Folk Recording" category. Although Paxton is only listed with one song, "Times A-Getting Hard, Boys", It may still be of interest to some of my readers. Click Here to order Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3 from www.Amazon.com.

NEWS as of Dec. 21, 2002: Tom Paxton has graciously given me permission to include lyrics on these pages so I will be adding same, time permitting. If you don't find the one you are looking for, please email me. At this same time, I am taking the opportunity of replacing all occurrances of "kramerskorners" with "mydfz" in various references or links to my web site. The "www.kramerskorners.com" name is being deprecated. That means it will still work for an indefinite future time but you should begin using www.mydfz.com instead and should make sure that you change any shortcuts or favorites that point to any of these pages. Thank you.

This page is a labor of love. I have no business or personal connection with Tom Paxton, his agents, his publishers, nor any other connection. I simply have enjoyed his music for many years. When I found out there was no web site providing any significant information about him and his works, I decided to establish one. Thanks to you, the visitors to these pages, it has become the most popular part of my web site.

There is now an Official Tom Paxton web site! Check it out at http://tompaxton.com. It includes information about his tour schedule, a place to sign up for his email newsletter, and even some free mp3 files you can download!

Paxton's agents have a new web site. Their former web site at http://www.flemtam.com/tp.html is no longer valid. Instead you will find them at http://www.flemingartists.com/.

Before we get into the meat of this page, a small request: Please do NOT ask me where to you can get a copy of any of these albums. I do not know. I suggest that you try Ebay (www.ebay.com) or use your favorite search engine (I recommend www.google.com) and look for the title of the song or album you want or just search for "used records" (be sure to include the quote signs). A typical search entry might be <"Tom Paxton" "Outward Bound" sale> (with the quote signs but without the angle brackets. Adding the word, "sale" to the search helps eliminate pages that are just reviews or other references to the album such as my own pages.) You may also find some songs available on Napster, Gnutella, WinMX, or whatever file sharing systems may succeed them, if any. I am not a record dealer and I regret that our copyright laws do not permit me to make copies of my own albums for you. Please save us both the embarrassment and do not ask. Thank you.

Finally, thanks to Mr. Paxton's agent for an "official" Tom Paxton Discography. Thanks to Martin Waters martin@platsol.com for his contribution of details for the album "Ain't That News" and much of the information about British Releases. Thanks also to many of you who have written me providing additional information, and sharing your experiences along with your warmth and affection for Mr. Paxton's music.

NOTE: If you have a question about available albums or music books, contact the source directly:

Amy Manegold
Cherry Lane Music
6 E. 32nd St., 11th floor
New York, NY 10016

Tom Paxton Publications

Year Title Publisher
1962 I'm the Man That Built the Bridges Gaslight
1964 Ramblin' Boy Elektra
1965 Ain't That News Elektra
1965 Ramblin' Boy and Other Songs by Tom Paxton (music book) Oak Publications
1966 Outward Bound Elektra
1967 Morning Again Elektra
1968 The Things I Notice Now Elektra
1970 Tom Paxton #6 Elektra
1970 The Compleat Tom Paxton Elektra
1971 How Come the Sun Reprise
1971 Tom Paxton Anthology (music book) United Artists Music Co.
1972 Tom Paxton Folio of Songs (music book) United Artists Music Co.
1972 Peace Will Come Reprise
1973 New Songs for Old Friends Reprise
1974 Children's Song Book  Bradleys
1975 Tom Paxton Easy Guitar (music book) United Artists Music Co.
1975 Something in My Life Private Stock
1976 Saturday Night MAM
1977 New Songs from the Briarpatch Vanguard
1978 Heroes Vanguard
1979 Up and Up Mountain Railroad
1980 The Paxton Report Mountain Railroad
1983 Bulletin Hogeye
1983 Even a Gray Day Flying Fish
1984 The Marvelous Toy and Other Gallimaufry Flying Fish
1985 One Million Lawyers and Other Disasters Flying Fish
1986 A Paxton Primer Pax
1986 A Folk Song Festival Pax
1986 And Loving You Flying Fish
1987 Balloon -AIloon-Aloon Sony Kids' Music
1988 Politics Live Flying Fish
1988 The Very Best of Tom Paxton Flying Fish
1988 In The Orchard Sundown Records
1989 Politics (music book) Cherry Lane Music
1989 I Can Read Now (sheet music) Pax Records / Cherry Lane Music
1989 The Authentic Guitar Style of Tom Paxton (music book) Cherry Lane Music
1990 Tom Paxton's Children's Songbook (music book) Cherry Lane Music
1989 Storyteller Start Records Ltd
1991 It Ain't Easy Flying Fish
1991 A Car Full of Songs (music Book) Cherry Lane Music
1992 A Child's Christmas Sony Special P?
1992 Peanut Butter Pie Sony Kids' Music
1992 Suzy Is a Rocker Sony Kids' Music
1992 Tom Paxton In Concert (video) Shanachie Records
1994 Wearing the Time Sugar Hill
1994 Wearing the Time (music book) Cherry Lane Music
1996 Live for the Record Sugar Hill
1996 A Child's Christmas Delta
1996 The Story of the Tooth Fairy (non-music book by Tom Paxton) William Morrow & Company
1996 Going to the Zoo (non-music book by Tom Paxton) William Morrow & Company
1997 A Car Full of Songs (see also 1999) Sony Kids' Music
1997 Goin' to the Zoo Rounder
1997 I've Got a Yo-Yo Rounder
1997 The Best of Tom Paxton Hallmark
1998 Tom Paxton Live In Concert Strange Fruit
1999 Fun Animal Songs Delta
1999 Fun Food Songs Delta
1999 A Car Full of Fun Songs (See also 1997) Delta
1999 I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound:
The Best of Tom Paxton
1999 Tom Paxton Tribute Road Goes on Forever
2000 The Honor of Your Company (music book) Cherry Lane Music Company
2000 Tom Paxton: Best of the Vanguard Years Vanguard
2001 Live From Mountain Stage Blue Plate
2001 Under American Skies Appleseed and Koch International
2002 Ramblin' Boy/Ain't That News Warner Strategic Marketing
2002 Looking For The Moon Appleseed
2002 Your Shoes, My Shoes Red House
2002 American Troubador Music Club
2004 Best of Friends Appleseed Recordings
Aug. 2, 2004 Outward Bound/Morning Again Wea/Rhino
2004 The Compleat Tom Paxton (Even Compleater) Rhino Handmade
2005 Live in the UK Pax
July 11, 2006 Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop Shout Factory
February 19, 2008 Comedians & Angels Appleseed Records

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