Michael Peter Smith – Such Things are Finely Done: Michael Smith Live at Tales from the Tavern (2003
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Michael Peter Smith (September 7, 1941 – August 3, 2020) was an American, Chicago-based singer-songwriter. Rolling Stone once called him “The greatest songwriter in the English language”. He sang and composed from the 1960s, and his rich and challenging songs have been recorded by more than 30 performers.
He is best known for writing “The Dutchman”, which was popularized by Steve Goodman and also recorded by Brendan Grace, Suzy Bogguss, Celtic Thunder, Liam Clancy, Norm Hacking, Anne Hills, Mara Levine and Si Khan, John McDermott, the New Kingston Trio, Gamble Rogers, Tom Russell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert James Waller, Josh White Jr., and Bernard Wrigley.
Smith was also known for his whimsical songs such as “Zippy”,”Famous in France,” and “Move Over Mister Gauguin.”
Michael made two amazing albums for the Flying Fish label in the mid eighties that justify the Rolling Stone claim. An undiscovered gem. RIP Michael.
Any chance of a re-up of this one please? Thank you!!!