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Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb (Prestige International, 1960?)


Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb – Nobody’s Business

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I love this record. Although I don’t know much about it. Apparently both Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb were married and kinda big in the early ’60s urban folk music scene but I can’t find too much info about this particular album. I think this is the only collaboration they did and it was a one-off afternoon recording type thing, just picking songs off the top of their head to play together, which is what makes this so awesome.

It’s not especially folky. They play a mix of stuff, a lot of old blues, traditional ballads, and upbeat almost rockabilly tunes. Daniels has a fantastically rich voice and Webb’s guitar picking is spot on. I can’t quite explain why this record does it for me, though. I’m pretty sure it has to do with the selection of songs and Daniels’ voice, but there’s something mysterious about it that makes it endlessly enjoyable.

This record, and dozens more, belonged to a family member who recently died. They were given to me to digitize so the rest of the family could listen to them. I plan on sharing some of the most interesting ones on AGB as well, so keep an eye out for old folk records popping up under the OOPs category.

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13 Responses to “Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb (Prestige International, 1960?)”

  1. This album is my new favorite thing. The songs get stuck deep in my head.
    ps. hey Justin, do you think it is obvious to everyone that the bottom words in green are a link to the full length album? I probably would have missed it if I wasn’t looking specifically.

  2. Edo says:

    Thanks a thousand. Such a lovable record, and unexpected.

  3. isaiah Estell says:

    Is this currently issued ? As a teenager I knew Pat Webb for a few years – was close to his son who gave me guitar lessons. Pat and Charlotte were husband and wife. I never met her, she passed away a few years before I met Chris and Pat. I woud love to hear this. Btw enjoy your other reviews thx.

  4. antigravitybunny says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Isaiah. That’s so amazing that you new Pat! Sadly, I’m pretty sure this record is long out of print, however you can download it using the link at the bottom of the review. Hope that helps.

  5. Sara says:

    I love the amazing originality of the music from Charlotte and Pat’s son, Christopher Webb. I have his CD, Long Gone Seasons. Any idea what he is up to now?

  6. antigravitybunny says:

    Sorry, Sara. I don’t have any idea what Christopher is doing lately. I haven’t heard that CD, though. I’ll have to check it out!

  7. Jenny says:

    Thank you so much for the link! I’ve been looking for this album forever. Charlotte and Pat were friends of my mother. I remember when I was little, they would visit and sit around our kitchen playing. She had such a wonderful voice.

  8. Pat and Christopher Webb are friends of mine and they are in Brown County, Indiana. I recently finished a documentary, funded by The National Endowment for the Arts and The Indiana Arts Commission, entitled Artists Interrupted: Brown County Artists Challenged by Illness and Injury. Both Pat and Chris were subjects of the project. You can visit the website at
    ArtistsInterrupted.com
    for more information about them and my project.

    They are both remarkable artists and still perform. Please contact me if you would like more information about these fine musicians. Pat has several CDs and Christopher has one CD.
    Susan W. Showalter
    Artist/Writer/Photographer
    GoatHillStudio@aol.com
    HandmadeinBrownCounty.com

  9. P.H. White says:

    My college roommate and bandmate played the album frequently before dropping out of Dartmouth to attend music school (Berklee) in Boston, and took it with him. I remember Charlotte Daniels’ voice and several of the songs as hauntingly beautiful and elegiac. The anthemic “Copper Kettle,” especially, is memorable for capturing the indomitable American spirit of resistance to government intrusion that we need to rekindle more now than at any time in our history. Vastly underappreciated then and now, if the folk era had an underground cult classic, this album was it. Thanks for bringing it back onto the radar screen!

  10. Tracy J. Webb says:

    This is my aunt and uncle. Both now gone to glory…Pat just yesterday, August 23, 2013.

  11. antigravitybunny says:

    Thank you for sharing, Tracy. You have my sincerest condolences.

  12. Jerry Scott says:

    From 1961 to 1965 Charlotte and her husband and Pat lived in Rockville, md. I knew them quite we’ll and attended their concerts and shows in the DC area. On nov 22, 1963 I spent the evening with Charlotte crying together over Kennedy’ death in her house. Those were the days . I have many memories…loved those guys

  13. I’m sorry to that Pat passed away. We were good friends about 1969/70. Pat was a friend of some friends of mine in Hollywood, Mike and Joan McCarthy, at the time and for a bit ran the Monday night Hootenanny at Doug Weston’s Troubadour. My memories of him are as a kick ass mandolin player. Mike McCarthy is long gone. but Joan is in Oregon. Every so often we would wonder what ever happened to Pat. Now with a few minute on Google I found out. We never knew Charlotte, only of her. I’m lucky to have that album in my collection. I now only wish that I had found this string earlier and could have possibly contacted Pat. In any event the search is over sad to say.

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