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John Prine is rightly getting plenty of love right now, which makes it a good time to reconsider the life and work of his friend and occasional collaborator, Steve Goodman. And if anyone should have, it should have been him: In , Goodman was diagnosed with leukemia and eventually died of complications from a bone marrow transplant in , at the age of In retrospect, he reveled in the power of song and observations about everyday life as a way to ward off death as much as possible. Very shortly before his passing, Goodman managed to squeeze out two albums, both newly reissued with the requisite bonus material. Like his label mate Prine, Goodman was bounced off Asylum Records at the dawn of the Eighties, although not for lack of trying to make the pop charts. Related Reviews. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu.
The singer-songwriter Steve Goodman died at the age of It's something that floors me. From Chicago, he suffered from leukaemia for almost all his adult life and died of complications from a bone marrow transplant. That was in I grew up listening to a lot his music — I'm not sure exactly which of his LPs my parents had, but I remember the songs. Goodman's probably best known for City of New Orleans , which Arlo Guthrie turned into a hit, and which Johnny Cash and a bunch of other folks covered. Cash does his usual lugubrious thing, but you really want to check Goodman's original, which carries with it all the hope of a breaking day and more in its opening line: "Good morning America, how are ya?
Major League Baseball. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Second chance at fame," article by Bill White, entire article , and the wonderful graphic treatment by P-I artist John Nelson of the first page of the printed spread. Paul, Minnesota: City Pages.