Now in our store -
Bob Stuart CDs
Here is something you might not know about. One of our local heroes, and an old ship-and-stage-mate of mine, Bob Stuart, has lost his ability to perform these days, much to our collective sorrow.
However, he has amassed an impressive collection of his own recordings over the years, with a variety of material from traditional to contemporary and his own originals.
We are offering these CDs for sale here until he gets his own website.
I am happy to think that some of you can get to enjoy the lovely voice and the lovely man who has enriched our soundscape here for so many years.
~ Gordon Bok
a charming collection of singable lullabies and other songs to soothe and entertain your babies and grandbabies.
Bob Stuart receives 100% of sales from his CDs
CDs for $9.99:
What a Singing There Will Be
Timberhead Music is a small publishing company and the recording label (since 1990) for the music of Gordon Bok.
What's New here: Timberhead Music will be transferring all the albums on this label to the Smithsonian Folkways. It's good news because they will maintain and preserve Gordon's musical legacy! They will be re-releasing all the albums we've let go out of print. Soon everything will be available both in physical and digital format through them, right alongside his earlier albums recorded on the Folk-Legacy label. Smithsonian Folkways Please give them time to process this transfer of ownership.
In the meantime we will continue to sell what inventory we have.
To all our UK customers and fans:
I am sorry to tell you as of Jan 2021 we are ending the shipment of all merchandise sales to the UK because of the new VAT (value added tax) requirements. Thank you very much for your patronage.
Read a review of one of Gordon's recent concerts
Originally published by Folk-Legacy, this amazing songbook contains 44 of Gordon's early songs like Clear Away in the Morning, Turning Toward the Morning, and Peter Kagan and the Wind.. Written for guitar and voice, complete with tablature, this is a must for all Gordon Bok fans who want to learn his songs as he wrote them.
"In late March 1979, Gordon and I were on an odyssey of exploration, friendship, teaching, and learning. We tried to create a blueprint of the mystical 'business' called 'music', but in reality, you can't distill what we do down to a formula... it's more like alchemy of old, lost to time but alive in our imagining.
Two old friends are now privileged to revisit it again in our later years. As the saying goes, you had to be there... but if you weren't, you can be now."
~Bob Zentz, 2017
To order, browse the albums below by clicking on "view albums" in each category. Click "Read more" for individual album details, song lists, and samples. We accept all major credit cards, or if you prefer, you can print out an order form and send it to us with a check. If you'd like to carry any of these albums and books in your store, please contact us for wholesale prices. Thanks for supporting independent artists!
Together Again For the First Time
By Gordon Bok and Bob Zentz
Live recording of Gordon Bok and Bob Zentz in concert together in Chicago, March 31, 1979. Relive their experience in this wonderful 2 CD set.
"In late March 1979, Gordon and I were on an odyssey of exploration, friendship, teaching, and learning. We tried to create a blueprint of the mystical “business” called “music”, but in reality, you can’t distill what we do down to a formula… it’s more like alchemy of old, lost to time but alive in our imagining.
Two old friends are now privileged to revisit it again in our later years. As the saying goes, you had to be there… but if you weren’t, you can be now."
~ Bob Zentz, 2017
"... [T]win treasures...A two CD-Set of 33 tracks with in-between introductions to each in a cardboard, three-part fold out case that has the most fabulous documentation of any CD, single or set I have seen in a long while!... Right from disc one's first selection "Picker and a Grinner" to disc two's last selection "Daddy Don't You Tell No Lies", they are gold mines of old songs that are far too rarely heard nowadays..."
~ Gerry Taylor, Folk and Music columnist, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.
"One thing in particular that I like about that concert is the relaxed, easy spontaneity of it, just two old friends getting together to make music - no pretentiousness, hype, or affectations. It's no wonder that the crowd needed little persuasion to sing along." More »
~M.B., folk fan