Tom Rush here sounds like the collegiate folk fan he was, not the sensitive, nuanced singer/songwriter he would become by the time of 1965's Elektra debut, Tom Rush. Tom Rush at the Unicorn is interesting, but it's juvenilia.
Tom Rush (born February 8, 1941) is an American folk and blues singer and songwriter. Rush was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of a teacher at St. Paul's School, in Concord, New Hampshire. Tom began performing in 1961 while studying at Harvard University after having graduated from the Groton School. He majored in English literature. Many of his early recordings are versions of Lowland Scots and Appalachian folk songs.
Tom Rush is the 1970 album from pioneer Folk rock musician Tom Rush. He covers songs from fellow folkies Jackson Browne, Murray McLauchlan, James Taylor and David Wiffen. Guest musicians were David Bromberg on Dobro and Red Rhodes on Steel Guitar. The album spent sixteen weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at on May 23, 1970. Driving Wheel" (David Wiffen) – 5:22. Rainy Day Man" (James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner) – 3:07. Drop Down Mama" (Sleepy John Estes) – 2:33.
Tom Rush at The Unicorn. Got a Mind to Ramble. Take a Little Walk with Me. Wrong End of the Rainbow.
Rush was also regularly featured at the Unicorn in Boston, where he recorded his first album, a 1962 live set titled Tom Rush at the Unicorn. He struck a deal with Prestige Records, which issued his next two albums, 1963's Got a Mind to Ramble and 1964's Blues, Songs and Ballads. These two albums were later reissued on a single CD under the title Blues, Songs and Ballads. In 1965, Rush moved up to Elektra Records, then arguably America's most prestigious folk label, which released a self-titled album that year. Up to that time, Rush's repertoire consisted almost entirely.
Original first album - Tom Rush At The Unicorn - on LyCornu label. Tracks are: Ramblin On My Mind, San Francisco Bay Blues, The Old 97, Every Night When The Sun Goes Down, Walkin Blues, Make Love To You, Poor Man, Orphan's Blues, Pretty Boy Floyd, Julies Blues, Talking Dust Blues, Old Blue. Minor ring and seam wear, otherwise great looking jacket. Vinyl in excellent shape. Tom Rush At The Unicorn SUPER RARE Ly Cornu Private '62. Tom Rush At The Unicorn - Original 1962 LyCornu SA-70.
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Tom Rush is an American folk singer/songwriter who began performing in 1961 while studying at Harvard University (he majored in English literature). Quickly, he became a regular on the East Coast folk circuit. A lot of his early recordings are versions of Lowland Scots and Appalachian folk songs. His first album saw the light of day in 1962. On his 1970 self titled album Tom Rush - his 7th album - he covers songs from fellow folkies such as Jackson Browne, Murray McLauchlan, James Taylor and David Wiffen, with a hint of country sneaking into the arrangements. The music of Tom Rush has left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor once told Rolling Stone, "Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences. 180 gram audiophile vinyl.