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April 1 in EP Music History Trivia - Win a prize!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:05 pm
by KarenZ

To win a copy of the Ellis Paul CD released on April 1, 1994 (No fooling!) simply be the first person to reply to this posting with the following:

1. The name of the CD released 14 years ago today.

2. The name of your favorite song from the CD and WHY it's your favorite.

Wasn't that easy? :)


Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:15 pm
by paddyinthepub

you're not foolin....that's an easy one. :D

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:38 pm
by Richard + Jela
This was the CD that started it all off for me in EP land! I'll say no more!


Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:12 am
by paddyinthepub
Where have the 14 years gone??? :shock:

What a great album if you have yet to hear it.....jump on this one, folks.


Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:50 am
by KarenZ
I guess this was more difficult than I thought! ;)


Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:55 am
by paddyinthepub
Karen ---

Since this album had an independent release by Ellis and then a label re-release could that be throwing folks off the trail as far as the release date?

I can offer a hint.....the wonderful Wikipedia article on Ellis by our own KarenZ will reveal the answer if you're out there lookin.... :wink:

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:43 am
by Michael&Cathy
This is my favorite Ellis album art. I'll sit on my hands for this, though, cuz I won Shelter recently and already own this one.

Michael & Cathy

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:52 am
by paddyinthepub
Oh, Cathy, mon have touched upon zomething with zee album art on zis one. I love zee cover on zis one, too!!! How do zee French zay eet? Oui...Oui. To me Ellis iz looking like zee Frenchman, no? 8)

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:00 am
by Michael&Cathy
Mais, oui! A Frenchman's eyes and ears, but the walk of a British thug, don't you think???


Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:09 am
by KarenZ
I chuckle when I remember the time the lyrics were misheard and a reviewer wrote "the walk of a British stud". Hee.....hee.....hee.... :D

OK....I know you all own this CD....but remember.....our goal is to SPREAD THE feel free to win the prize then give it away! :)


Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:33 pm
by paddyinthepub

Autobiography of a Pistol

For lots of reasons but mainly the cleverness of the idea of the song that has the gun talking from it's point of view....and it rocks!!!

Ellis played this song the first time we saw him...mainstage Kerrville the year after he won New Folk and was invited back the next year for a full set. I could swear Ellis played an electric guitar for this one. I know DonCon was on percussion and there was an electric guitar up there, too, but who was playing it? All I know is that Ellis took the stage and owned it for the next 55 minutes and we were pinching ourselves. He was wearing an outfit very similar to the one he's wearing on the cover of Stories. 8)

Did I just win???



Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:48 pm
by KarenZ
You most certainly just won. ;)

Please PM me with your snailmail address (I need to start keeping track of these) and I'll pop your prize into the mail asap. :)

I listened to a few songs from Stories this morning on the drive to work. My, my, my.....I forgot how PattiG wails on "River". I love singing her part. 8)


Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:54 pm
by paddyinthepub
Would've been sumpthin if i'd gotten the answer wrong after all that. :shock:

Thanks for the great trivia and prize... :D I'll surely pass it on to help spread the word about Ellis Paul. Any chance it's signed??? :wink:

My address is

paddy @ Ellis Island