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Posted on 7 Jan 2015 16:59:01 GMT
Johnny Bee says:
One True Vine
You Are Not Alone

Mavis Staples

Marvellous!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 16:54:09 GMT
Wouldn't go amiss n-c, cheers. No rush though as I woefully behind in keeping up with stuff I've bought.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 16:42:12 GMT
nocheese says:
Peter - do you want some more BR549?

Posted on 7 Jan 2015 16:35:35 GMT
Listening today has included Mitch Woods Blues Beyond Borders: Live In Istanbul and Heidi Talbot Angels Without Wings. I suspect she may have a marmite voice but I like it.

Posted on 7 Jan 2015 16:35:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2015 16:36:23 GMT
Perhaps the Stephen Foster songs were simply a product of their (ancient) times, Lez - as most songs are really.

As I've mentioned elsewhere, the Who can't really sing their own "My Generation" now, because those two at least didn't die before they grew old! I reckon you should hear the cracking version of Foster's timeless classic "Hard Times" by Syd Straw - the song's message is still relevant.

Find it on Syd's brilliant but neglected solo album (available quite cheaply, too):

Surprise (1989)

I liked it so much I even wrote a review there, too!

Posted on 7 Jan 2015 16:29:22 GMT
Sera69 says:
Hit And Run - Revisited by Girlschool Great heavy rock played with bite and fire. Vastly underrated band, so much fun!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 16:23:05 GMT
Ron Sexsmith always seems to be hyped up as the new Scott Walker. Heard very little by him myself. Through choice as I wasn't exactly whelmed by what I have heard.
Bought the BR549 debut when it came out (thanks to good old Jules there I think) yet despite thinking it fantastic have never heard a thing by them since

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 16:16:41 GMT
Ah right. I'd stand corrected if I could be bothered getting me @rse out this chair :)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 12:26:50 GMT
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Lez Lee says:
Nowt wrong with the artists (except Mavis) and I quite like good old Ron. It was the ghastly songs I was referring to!!!! ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 12:16:39 GMT
:) certainly has, as with next two albums, the 4th (post mcgeoch) didny :( a lot of bands from that era seemed to have 3 great albums in them, followed by a horrific 4th - gang of four, wire, pogues, doll by doll :(, pere ubu, banshees, etc, etc.

anyhoo - spotting (again with a perfectly good lp sitting!) - East of the River Nile - pure inspiration - the emotion mr pablo could squeeze out of the melodica. stunning.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 11:44:54 GMT
OK, Tech - it was probably early Buzzcocks, as I was living in Manchester at that time, but "Real Life" has stood the test of time:

Real Life

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 11:22:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2015 13:06:34 GMT
nocheese says:
Lez - a liking for Raul Malo, Alison Krauss,, BR549, John Prine, Beth Neilsen Chapman, Mavis Staples and Roger McGuinn may be peculiar, but by no means unusual around here. The only clunker on there is bloody Ron Sexsmith.

Posted on 7 Jan 2015 11:15:20 GMT
FDJ says:
@ Gorgal....... Sorry for the late reply. Yes I have heard and own the Unida/Dozer split. Very good

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2015 04:29:57 GMT
Tiffany?!?!! Did she do anything apart fromITWAK? Don't tell me there were albums as well!

Posted on 7 Jan 2015 00:07:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2015 00:08:01 GMT
Lez Lee says:
You do have the most peculiar tastes nc!!
Promise me you won't play me any of that lot when I come to stay ;-)

(or I won't bring you any wine)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2015 23:20:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jan 2015 23:21:38 GMT
nocheese says:
Ashokan Farewell . Beautiful Dreamer (Songs of Stephen Foster)
OK, the Stephen Foster section is pants; I'm glad I've got this much more interesting, adventurous and varied compilation:

Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs Of Stephen Foster (Just have a look at the artists involved).

Posted on 6 Jan 2015 22:53:50 GMT
Some late night mellowness from David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive - Niice!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2015 22:42:19 GMT
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nocheese says:
Yea, well...

I liked it more by the end, and maybe if I hadn't known they are actually Swedish. It never held Abba back, after all.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2015 22:40:51 GMT
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Johnny Bee says:
Not just you, NC ;-)

Henry's Dream (2010 Digital Remaster) - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Wickedly good

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2015 22:35:04 GMT
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nocheese says:
Ashokan Farewell . Beautiful Dreamer (Songs of Stephen Foster)

Really two CDs in one. 'Ashokan Farwell' consists of 8 tracks from a live show by Jay Ungar (known to Transatlantic Sessions fans) and Mollie Mason, celebrating farming and the seasons, and much more beguiling than that might sound. Haven't got to the Stephen Foster section yet. I'll let you know.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2015 22:29:34 GMT
Derek W. says:
Peter - actually, you need both CDs as they've added extra studio tracks and changed the playing order as well from the original single CD version, then to fill up the second CD they've added some live versions and a couple of demo versions:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2015 22:22:49 GMT
Love you too Derek, though I only really need you to copy the extra CD. Cheers.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2015 21:45:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jan 2015 21:49:15 GMT
Elastic Rock says:
3 great choices there Sherb! :o)

Countdown to Ecstasy - The Dan. Could be my fave Dan album. Then again there is The Royal Scam, Aja, Pretzel Logic........ :-/

Posted on 6 Jan 2015 21:23:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jan 2015 21:23:51 GMT
S.R.J says:
Ian A Anderson-" Time Is Ripe " ...psych folk from the 70s , and quality it be.
S.R.J

Posted on 6 Jan 2015 21:19:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jan 2015 21:46:32 GMT
nocheese says:
Lez - I'd suggest that anyone who wants to help does so directly, rather than tying it in to an Amazon purchase. Here's how:
http://www.gsa.ac.uk/support-gsa/the-mackintosh-appeal/

And I'll do you a copy of 'Three Bells' of course :)

Listening to The Big Black and The Blue, by First Aid Kit. I'm not sure about this, it's very competent, but somehow it seems a bit, I dunno, inauthentic. Maybe just me.

edit: actually, it's growing on me.
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