Steve Goodman “Somebody Else’s Troubles”
Today’s Cool Album of The Day is Steve Goodman, “Somebody Else’s Trouble.”
We’re going back to the Singer/Songwriter genre today. If you look up Singer/Songwriter in the dictionary you’d see Steve Goodman’s face on the description.
He was one of the best. It’s hard to believe he’s been gone 26 years now.
“Somebody Else’s Troubles” was Steve’s third album. It’s full of goodies!
The album starts with one of his most well known songs, “The Dutchman.” It’s one of the few hits that Steve did not write. It was written by Michael Smith.
Other tracks you might know include ‘Lincoln Park Pirates, Chicken Cordon Blues,’ and of course the title cut, ‘Somebody Else’s Troubles’ which features an uncredited Bob Dylan on vocals. Nice ‘get’ for that point in Steve’s career!!
The disc ends with one of my favorite Steve Goodman songs. ‘The Ballad Of Penny Evans.’ It is song acapella and in first person. It’s the story of a young war widow and her angst of the Vietnam War. You’ll be moved by this quite powerful story.
David Bromberg adds some great string work to the effort.
Steve Goodman’s “Somebody Else’s Troubles.” Today’s Cool Album of the Day!!
Here’s a great live version of ‘The Dutchman’ with Steve and Jethro Burns.