Steve Goodman : City Of New Orleans (Live 1972)

I saw Goodman open for John Prine sometime in the late 70's. Goodman was amazing in the live performance. It remains one of my favorite concerts of all time. After the opening of Goodman, John Prine was a let down. Too high to perform well.

Posted by Mike at January 31, 2013 5:08 AM

Oh, my heart, my heart. Steve Goodman was a brilliant meteor streaking from horizon to horizon and gone from sight too soon, but burned into the retina forever.

Posted by DHH at January 31, 2013 5:58 AM

Never saw Goodman live, Prine only once, and he was drunk/high then, too. But he was having a good time on stage, and the rest of us concertgoers seemed to as well. Agree that Goodman did CONO better than anyone else. Two of my other favorites of his: Lincoln Park Pirates, and Election Year Rag.

Posted by waltj at January 31, 2013 10:38 AM

Thank you for this post....it was great to see! I was not familiar with Steve Goodman.

Posted by KMM (CT) at January 31, 2013 7:30 PM

I've been to concerts like that too waltj.

I was young then.

Posted by Mike at January 31, 2013 8:09 PM

@Mike: To clarify, Prine was drunk/high. So were plenty in the crowd. I was neither. Still had a good time, though. And yes, I was young then, too.

Posted by waltj at January 31, 2013 8:40 PM

Great to see your page that invokes the earliest available video footage of Steve Goodman, from Britain's "The Old Grey Whistle Test," and how great it is that he is performing "City of New Orleans." Goodman often doesn't get his due. You might be interested in my 800-page biography, "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music." The book delves deeply into the genesis and effects of "City of New Orleans," and Arlo Guthrie is a key source among my 1,100 interviewees and even contributed the foreword. You can find out more at my Internet site (below). The book's first and second printing sold out, and a third printing is now available. It won a 2008 IPPY (Independent Publishers Association) silver medal for biography, and it is available at libraries across the country. If you're not already familiar with the book, I hope you find it of interest. 'Nuff said.

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