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Suggestions for a music mix

kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org 26 Jun 97 - 02:49 PM
Rodney Rawlings 28 Jun 97 - 08:54 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jun 97 - 10:39 PM
Angus McSweeney 29 Jun 97 - 11:26 PM
Kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org 30 Jun 97 - 10:05 AM
Elsie 30 Jun 97 - 10:18 AM
Kiwi 30 Jun 97 - 10:56 AM
Elsie 30 Jun 97 - 12:47 PM
Bert Hansell 30 Jun 97 - 02:20 PM
Bob Clayton 30 Jun 97 - 02:53 PM
Kiwi 30 Jun 97 - 04:41 PM
Kiwi 30 Jun 97 - 04:43 PM
Bert Hansell 30 Jun 97 - 06:18 PM
Joe Offer 30 Jun 97 - 06:48 PM
Les Blank 30 Jun 97 - 07:07 PM
Les Blank 30 Jun 97 - 07:14 PM
Kiwi 30 Jun 97 - 08:19 PM
30 Jun 97 - 11:19 PM
Charlie Baum 30 Jun 97 - 11:21 PM
Rick 01 Jul 97 - 04:11 AM
Rick 01 Jul 97 - 04:13 AM
GUEST,tmcnabb@bellsouth.net 30 Oct 02 - 09:57 PM
michaelr 30 Oct 02 - 11:16 PM
GUEST,Marian 02 Oct 05 - 08:04 PM
McGrath of Harlow 02 Oct 05 - 08:17 PM
GUEST,Marian 13 Oct 05 - 04:16 PM
GUEST,Art Thieme 14 Oct 05 - 01:22 AM
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Subject: Suggestions for a music mix
From: kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org
Date: 26 Jun 97 - 02:49 PM

I figured that I might get some good suggestions if I threw this open to discussion here, although with my luck it will be for songs that I don't have copies of! *grin* I'm putting together a mix tape of music-gasm songs... stuff that makes you shiver and sends a tingle down your spine because it sounds awesome or strikes you in some way.. or makes you think "god, that's gorgeous". What are songs that you would categorize as music-gasm songs? Or even just snips of songs.. a particular segue or chorus in a song?


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Rodney Rawlings
Date: 28 Jun 97 - 08:54 PM

Guess this works out to "What songs/records" do you like? So I'll say, since this is a mainly folk site, that two records that are in the folk style and that I've always loved are:

"Today" "A World of Our Own"

- both, I think, by The New Christy Minstrels. And both models of good melody-writing.

Anyone know who wrote them?


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jun 97 - 10:39 PM

Well, "Today" was written by Randy Sparks of the New Christy Minstrels. "A World of our Own" is by Tom Springfield and was recorded by the Seekers. I like both songs, but neither is a "-gasm" song (?) for me. If that's the experience I want, I just put anything Loreena McKennitt recorded on the machine, and I'm in heaven for an hour. If I had to pick one song, it would be "Carrighfergus,' at least for this week - but I would try to sneak in "Annachie Gordon" with it.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 29 Jun 97 - 11:26 PM

"Wasn't That A Time" as done by the Weavers. Actually, nearly anything by the Weavers. The video of their reunion concert by the same title is almost a constant "gasmic" for me. We are talking about music here, aren't we?


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:05 AM

Rodney, I suppose it sort of works out to that, but it's a little more than that. It's something along the lines of "What songs do you love so much you will spend time rewinding them over and over to play them over and over?" :)

Joe, thanks for the suggestions.. which album is "Annachie Gordon" on? I've been looking for it for the past 6 weeks, but since I'm working blind, I've come up with nothing so far. I wasn't even sure how to spell "Annachie" because I had first heard the song played by a friend of mine, never the original version.

Angus, yes we are talking about music here. *grins* Would that be by just The Weavers, or the Tannahill Weavers?


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Elsie
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:18 AM

ahem....the Tannahill Weavers are not OLD enough to need a reunion.....the "Weavers" date from the late 40s and into the 60s...(it scares me to think that they might me sinking into oblivion in the sight of the younger generation!)


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Kiwi
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:56 AM

Forgive me my ignorance. Ahem.. I'm only 17, I'm entitled to mix up a few group names.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Elsie
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 12:47 PM

ok...forgiven..you won't stay 17, try not to stay oblivious of the past..the present is seen a lot clearer when you know the roots....peace...


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 02:20 PM

Wow, Kiwi, you sound a lot older than 17.
Songs that really get to me tend to change with time.
The one that is currently tingling my spine is "Come to the Bower" by Allen Damron

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Bob Clayton
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 02:53 PM

Well, when we were discussing "songs to ditch" and "songs never to ditch," one song showed up on both that is to me a "gasmic" piece -- "Rose of Allendale." The chorus opens with the highest notes in the tune, and that opening phrase can reduce me to a puddle, particularly as sung by Dick Holdstock and Allan McLeod, who work out of the Northern California "scene."

There are other songs of this sort, but none comes to mind just now.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Kiwi
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 04:41 PM

Bert - that's a compliment, right? *chuckles* I've been told that I seem older than 17, and people usually guess a couple years higher than my true age. *shrugs* It's a weird sensation. :) Thanks for the suggestion.. do you know the album name for "Come To the Bower"?


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Kiwi
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 04:43 PM

Bob, thanks for the suggestion. Since Holdstock and McLeod work the California scene, would I be able to get their version of the song over here on the east coast?


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 06:18 PM

Kiwi, Yes that was a compliment. I have a daughter of 18 who acts more like 23.
The album is "35 years" , it also has the great number entitled "Not Me"

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 06:48 PM

Kiwi, "Annachie Gordon" is on the "Parallel Dreams" CD by Loreena McKennitt. All of her CD's are great, though. I can't choose a best one.

Something makes me think Judy Collins did a recording of the song, too, but I can't find it just now.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Les Blank
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 07:07 PM

Wow !! Am I glad someone mentioned Allan Damron. I was holding off because several weeks ago, someone "hinted" I was too partial to Texas musicians and music. Now that someone else has cracked the door, I say if you haven't heard Damron try his web site (I'll post it next thread) and buy a CD (or two or three). Allan is local here, but travels all over and we never miss him when he's within 30 miles. Talk about "gasmic" give an ear to Corey Snow or Tears of the Lakota. Even when he covers other material, he's terrific ! Try Heart of the Appaloosa (Fred Small). Alan is truly a Texas treasure that we rednecks will gladly share with y'all !


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Les Blank
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 07:14 PM

Kiwi:

Try http://www.fmp.com/damron/

The tape is in my car, but I believe it's called by the title song. It also has the aforementioned pair on it.

ENJOY

Les Blank


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Kiwi
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 08:19 PM

Bert, many thanks. And hello to your daughter. :) Joe, I agree.. I've only heard a couple of Loreena's albums, _The Mask and the Mirror_ and _The Visit_, but from various other sources I've collected some other songs from other albums of hers, which I think are absolutely gorgeous. Les, I'm forced to repeat an earlier question.. can Damron's music be found over here on the east coast, more specifically New Jersey?


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
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Date: 30 Jun 97 - 11:19 PM

Anachie Gordon has also been recorded by Nic Jones and Cindy Mangsen, among others. It's Child Ballad #239, so sometimes it's Lord Saltoun and Auchanachie (Gordon).

The piece that sent shivers down my spine was Helen Bonchek Schneyer's rendition of "Fountain Filled With Blood," a mining protest song based on the old hymn.

That, and anything Jean Redpath ever recorded.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 11:21 PM

Oops-forgot to sign my opinion, immediately above. --Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Rick
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 04:11 AM

For me, the music of Madredeus (a Portugese group), in particular the recording Ainda, which is the soundtrack for a Wim Wenders film (Lisbon Story).

Go to Madredeus for sound samples and lyrics, etc


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: Rick
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 04:13 AM

Oops, the URL trick didn't work that time, here it is in plain:

http://www.EUnet.pt/Lisboa/i/ouvir/madredeus/madredeus.html

Madredeus

Sorry about that ...

Rick.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: GUEST,tmcnabb@bellsouth.net
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 09:57 PM

Annachie Gordon:

I was doing a Google search (on Annachie Gordon)and came across this discussion thread. I'm an (old) folk singer, done some recording, etc.. The version I'm looking for is by Mary Black (killer voice). I've got one she did but it doesn't have the wonderful string instrumentation I heard on the radio about 16 years ago on a Celtic program (which I taped ... lost the tape). It was on a recording now out of print, Christie Moore & Friends. Anybody know of this version of where I might find it?

Cheers,
Ted


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: michaelr
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 11:16 PM

Ted -- a suggestion:

Rather than tacking on to this old, ambiguously titled thread, you may get better results starting a new one, calling it, perhaps, "looking for Anachie Gordon recording".

Cheers,
Michael

PS: I'd like to hear that one myself.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: GUEST,Marian
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 08:04 PM

I was having fun reading some of these folk music posts on Mudcat.
You mention the fine song, "Come to the Bower." It was co-written by Tim Henderson and Allen Damron. Just like to give credit where credit is due. It's a great song. I was there when it was written in 1986, so I know of what I speak. Our old friend, Allen, recently passed away, on August 13, 2005. He was a wonderful performer of "Come to the Bower", a song he loved very much.
             Best Regards,
                           Marian (Tim's wife).


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 08:17 PM

"Come to the Bower" - "From P Walsh, Clogher Valley, Tír Eóghain. A song for the exile's homecoming". Note from Colm O Lochlainn's "Irish Street Ballads, published in 1939. The words are in this thread, along with the words of an older song with the same name by Thomas Moore.

So presumably here is yet another "Come to the Bower".


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: GUEST,Marian
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 04:16 PM

Just to clarify how Tim Henderson and Allen Damron's song, Come to the Bower, came to be called that. Their song is actually about the battle of San Jacinto. According to historical legend, as Sam Houston's Texicans went into battle, several musicians (with penny whistles and whatever) were playing a version of the old ballad, Come to the Bower, so this song is called Come to the Bower.
Allen recorded this song several times. It is available on CDs through his Allen Wayne Damron website.
Another great song that Tim and Allen wrote together about Texas history is The Gringo Pistolero. Allen also did a sensational recording of this song, also available on CDs on the Allen Wayne Damron website.
Best regards,       Marian


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Subject: RE: Suggestions for a music mix
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 14 Oct 05 - 01:22 AM

Folks around here who sang Anachie Gordon all pretty much got it from the singing of Nic Jones I think. That's Cindy Mangsen and Margaret Nelson mainly.

Art


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