Talk:Hoyt Axton

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Mitchell[edit]

Should Mitchell the film be mentioned on Hoyt's page? It's a memorable song. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.117.123.222 (talk) 02:28, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Selective list of songs[edit]

I'm too lazy to look it up, but "The Pusher" was also covered by Blind Melon.

early Axton[edit]

Axton released at least 3 albums as far back as 1963 on VEE-JAY records. Most of the material was folk, but there were a few good rock numbers. They were all worth the money. He was a good muscian & came by the song writing honestly. One thing not mentioned was the fact that his mother wrote "HEARTBREAK HOTEL". Song writting ran in the family. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Flathar (talkcontribs) 11:53, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

 ??? His mother and HH ARE mentioned - look at 1st paragraph of the article. Sensei48 (talk) 12:45, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Actually, quite a bit of notability runs through this family tree; for instance, his first cousins included David Boren and Cheryll Heinze. What I'm gathering is that it's okay to mention Mae Axton nearly to excess because she was also involved in the music business, but it's not okay to mention his other notable relatives because they're primarily politicians? RadioKAOS / Talk to me, Billy / Transmissions 12:39, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Greenback Dollar Re-Attribution[edit]

Woody Guthrie originally wrote this song. I can't find the date, but Guthrie performed long before both Hoyt Axton and the Kingston Trio. Despite vast rewritings of the song, I believe the fundamental elements of the original remain intact. Perhaps Greenback Dollar should be attributed to Woody Guthrie? --Zootallures89 (talk) 07:48, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Guthrie's is a completely different song, words and music, with the same title. Woody's lyric starts:
"I don't want your greenback dollar
I don't want your silver change
All I want is your love darling
Won't you take me back again"
Neither the rest of the lyric nor any part of the melody have anything to do with Axton's song. Listen to Guthrie's tune here - [1]. Sensei48 (talk) 08:10, 25 January 2011 (UTC)