The Folk Community South Africa 60s and Onward by Mel Green (on FaceBook)
This is a photo chronicle of the South African 60s era folk music community. Most of the photos shown were taken at the Troubadour, Johannesburg's premier folk club. The main suspects shown all played there at one time or another. I left South Africa in early May of 1970, and so the album reflects the folk scene from my view-point up until that time.
I would appreciate any information regarding the photographers, if they are not credited. Also welcome, would be additional hi-resolution photos of anyone shown... some are tiny photos and would benefit by being replaced by larger versions. Please get in touch via my Guestbook link. Anecdotes would also be very welcome!
The website about Mel, Mel & Julian, has been taken down You can still find a first-hand detailed history about the band, old photographs, etc. right here on this site!
The 60s era folk-comedy group that Mel Green co-founded with Mel Miller in 1964 while they were both at the Johannesburg School of Art in South Africa.
And if you happen to have old photos and anecdotes from performances you may have attended, please do get in touch and share them... (in this way a bootleg performance from the old Edward days was shared, and being analyzed for possible release ... songs, jokes, audience participation and all!)
- The Maple Street Project
Mel Green played with The Maple Street Project, a band which had been formed over 25 years ago to write songs and perform together. After disbanding, the band's nucleus was and still is an on-going songwriting collaborative...Visit www.maplestreetproject.com is offline, although the remaining 3 members, Bob Littman, George Pultz and Eric Luskin, have since formed an off-shoot trio they called "Side Street".