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I have always had a profound love of Fred Neil's voice as a singer and as a songwriter. He started, it turns out, as a rocker, and he wrote songs for Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, but he became famous as a folkie in Greenwich Village in the early 60s. Here is a history and biography of the man who was searching for the Dolphin in the sea, "and sometimes I wonder do you ever think of me."
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The Chill Room, 19 July 2013, at 11:00pm PST on killradio.org
192k, 70 minutes, I won't let you leave my love behind
When he began his career, performers were rarely songwriters, so Fred Neil was even ahead of his time there. But his shyness and hatred of the record business were just as powerful as his amazing voice, and so the story is fairly brief, but deeply resonant.
Set list: Harry Nilsson-Everybody's Talkin' / Fred Neil-You Ain't Treating Me Right (first single 1957) / Buddy Holly-Come Back Baby / Roy Orbison-Candyman / Vince Martin & Fred Neil-I Know You Rider, Wild Child in a World of Trouble / Fred Neil-Little Bit of Rain, The Other Side of This Life / Jefferson Airplane-The Other Side of This Life / Fred Neil-Blues on the Ceiling, The Dolphins, I've Got a Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree), That's the Bag I'm In, Sweet Cocaine, Everybody's Talkin', Felicity / Fred Neil & Gram Parsons-You Don't Miss Your Water / Fred Neil-Everybody's Talkin' (live)
You know they'll probably drop the atom bomb the day my ship comes in.