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skdadl

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« on: July 10, 2006, 12:13:05 PM »
Every once in a while, who knows why, I dig out the old vinyls. I've started a Corries concert this morning. The Corries were one of the first groups to rebel against corny "stage Scots" in the 1960s and to start reviving genuine Scottish folk music.

They roared on successfully into the 1990s, when their lovely tenor, Roy, died too young of cancer. I wish that their fearsome Ronnie were still performing on his own.

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 08:43:11 AM »
Today I have custody of the iPod (my husband and I have it on alternating days), and I'm listening to my playlist on random. What I have heard this morning so far is:

Last Train to Nuremberg - Joel Rafael Band
Baby - Rufus Wainwright
To The South - Tan Dun
Boston and St. John's - Great Big Sea
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
D'Nhirim Reforma - Cesaria Evora
Vida Tem Um So Vida - Cesaria Evora
We Do (The Stonecutter's Song) - The Simpsons
Dance Me To The End of Love - Leonard Cohen
Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman
Sabine Largam - Cesaria Evora
Eyes on the Prize - Bruce Springsteen

My random list seems to be bringing up a lot of Cesaria Evora this morning, which is odd because I only have a CD and a half of her stuff on the iPod.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 08:45:56 AM »
U2- The Joshua Tree

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2006, 08:57:24 PM »
Carolyn Mark's magnificent Just Married- An Album of Duets. I can't get enough of this disc.
You keep buying these things but you don\'t need them,
But as long as you\'re comfortable it feels like freedom.
-Billy Bragg, "North Sea Bubble"

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2006, 12:53:18 AM »
Oh, I really love the Carolyn Mark's CD I have with the song Bad Hostess. I should probably check out that duet album.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2006, 05:08:25 PM »
Radio 2 while at work, Cohen and "Hymns of the 49th Parallel" (k.d. lang) at home, though this album's so darned mellow it makes me sleepy ...

Mr. Wendy listens to lots of Rush & Bob Marley, with, lately, Bedouin Soundclash thrown in; the kids like Green Day, Collective Soul and the Beatles, as well as some of the better tunes from the Shrek In the Swamp Dance Party (somebody's cover of Cohen's Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright maybe?). Daddy's influence, obviously, not mine, though the youngest now & again asks to listen to opera in the car.

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 08:13:55 PM »
Charlie Parker, High Flying Bird, a b-day gift for sweetie. I always feel so grown up when I listen to jazz.

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2006, 09:08:08 PM »
The Chad Mitchell Trio, "What Did You Learn In School Today":
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I learned that wars are not so bad
I learned of the great ones we have had
We fought in Germany and in France
And someday I might get my chance

One of those songs you wish would become dated, but they never seem to.
You keep buying these things but you don\'t need them,
But as long as you\'re comfortable it feels like freedom.
-Billy Bragg, "North Sea Bubble"

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2006, 04:09:20 PM »
Bob Dylan. Soundtrack to 'No Direction Home'. 'Masters of War' is playing right now. Seems appropriate.

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006, 05:59:59 PM »
Johnny Cash, at Folsom Prison.

chicka boom.    :D

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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2006, 06:38:10 PM »
My furnace.
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2006, 06:48:51 PM »
Hah, Toe. :)

I'm close to the end for tonight. But this is such a performance. There haven't been many like it. You can feel the audience leaning forward all the way through it. They feel like ... other human beans. There is such a connection, beyond time or class or sex or any other division. It was an amazing thing to do, that concert.

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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2006, 06:59:48 PM »
A fellow at work strums his guitar from time to time (it's a casual place); one day he played that riff that Cash used to, just before singing "I hear the train a'coming."  He didn't go on to play the song, but just hearing those few notes had Johnny Cash playing in my head all afternoon.
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2006, 07:06:39 PM »
Quote from: skdadl

It was an amazing thing to do, that concert.


I know eh? What is it about that guy?

If Mallick was a musician?
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2007, 04:07:37 PM »
This week Amazon.ca sent me a bunch of folk music CDs I ordered - copies of albums I have on vinyl LPs. Currently listening to Jerry Jeff Walker sing one of my favourites - "Mr. Bojangles". Was listening in the truck (while out for groceries) to Tom Paxton sing "The Last Thing On My Mind". Great stuff. My all time favourite song is "Four Strong Winds" as sung by Ian and Sylvia. I heard a lot of these albums sung live at Ottawa's "Le Hibou coffee house" on Sussex Drive in the 1960's and 1970's.

lyrics for "Mr. Bojangles:

I knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you, in worn out shoes.
With silver hair a ragged shirt and baggy pants,
He did the old soft shoe.
He jumped so high, jumped so high,
Then he lightly touched down.

Chorus:
Mister Bojangles, Mister Bojangles,
Mister Bojangles, dance.

I met him in a cell in New Orleans I was down and out.
He looked at me to be the eyes of age as he spoke right out.
He talked of life, talked of life, he laughed slapped his leg a step.

Chorus

He said his name, Bojangles,
then he danced a lick, across the cell.
He grabbed his pants a better stance oh he jumped up high,
He clicked his heels, he let go a laugh, let go a laugh,
Shook back his clothes all around.

Chorus

He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs throughout the south.
He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and he traveled about.
His dog up and died, up and died,
After twenty years he still grieved,

Chorus

He said, "I dance now at every chance in honky tonks for drinks and tips.
But most the time I stand behind these county bars and I drinks a bit."
He shook his head and as he shook his head,
I heard someone ask him please,

Chorus

 

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