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Tompkins Square

Peter Walker 'Long Lost Tapes 1970'

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Tompkins Square

Peter Walker 'Long Lost Tapes 1970'

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"One cold late fall weekend I put a session together. I found housing for the out of town musicians and invited my friend Maruga Booker who came all the way from Detroit, Badal Roy and I had played together and he was available so he came up from New Jersey, the rest of the guys were already in Woodstock that week. It all come together at Levon Helm's house while Levon was away, Paul Butterfield heard about it and came by but didn't play, it wasn't blues so it wasn't his thing.

The police chief heard about it, showed up drunk, sneered his contempt for the "Hippies", and went away. I traded with Eddy Offord for the equipment rental and engineering, so in so many ways it was a classic "Woodstock Production." It was my last major effort before years of obscurity and remained in storage all these years. Josh Rosenthal (Tompkins Square) encouraged me to dig it out and release it."

Walker settled in upstate New York in the early Seventies. In more recent years, he has developed an intense interest in flamenco guitar and, through regular trips to Spain, been accepted into the flamenco’s exclusive musical elite.