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Re: Folk Music

#101  Postby THWOTH » Feb 17, 2012 9:06 pm

I noticed I typed Snog instead of Song there. Must've been a Freudian slit.

I'm off t'local independent CD shop tomorrow, I shall purchase or order the Darwin Project forthwith. I like to give the shop my custom, a good, high-fidelity-type record shop is hard to find these days and deserves, nay demands the support of all true music fans. ;)

Thought I'd post this here too...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vntx1htKRQA[/youtube]


Getting in to Randy Newman at the moment. He doesn't seem to fit into any genre but his own and his lyrics are often simultaneously joyful, funny, deeply insightful and melancholy all at the same time. Enjoy.
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Re: Folk Music

#102  Postby pensioner » Feb 17, 2012 10:29 pm

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Re: Folk Music

#103  Postby 210karman » Feb 19, 2012 1:05 pm

:thumbup: Something else related.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJtXtkHLjMY[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#104  Postby THWOTH » Mar 06, 2012 1:12 pm

If you don't know of Aussie guitarist Tommy Emmanuel go and check him out on the uTubez...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaGjOyB4lNU[/youtube]

There's loads more where that came from :D

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYerZFj9vQQ[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#105  Postby 210karman » Mar 06, 2012 4:09 pm

Saw him live last year in Norway. Mind boggling.
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Re: Folk Music

#106  Postby THWOTH » Mar 06, 2012 11:46 pm

Ooo, you lucky lucky you. :D
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Re: Folk Music

#107  Postby THWOTH » Apr 24, 2012 10:54 pm

Mark Erelli & Jeffrey Foucault "Down There By The Train" (Tom Waitts)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ_OAnrXwPE[/youtube]

More Mark Erelli at http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post1 ... l#p1293176
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Re: Folk Music

#108  Postby 210karman » Apr 27, 2012 2:28 pm

Slightly off genre but......

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff1hSDnCw9c[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#109  Postby 210karman » May 30, 2012 4:47 pm

The man that set the flatpicking standard - sad news of his death to day. A real guitar hero.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdUrg2Cqxdw[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#110  Postby THWOTH » May 30, 2012 6:35 pm

I caught this news too on the musicoblogosphere. A great player in his moment.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3ZWdyhkkLQ&[/youtube]

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Re: Folk Music

#111  Postby hoopy frood » Jun 01, 2012 12:40 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61etFdGpXq8[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxt2DS-9kDo[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT6JA9f4cmA[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMNDwtvAtPg[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#112  Postby Weaver » Jun 22, 2012 10:31 pm

It's been pointed out, by a Thwoth who shall remain nameless, that I haven't posted any of my favorite bands up in this thread. So here's a few great songs by great groups.

First, the Scottish band North Sea Gas:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ApZiUV8CBY[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snv2dTwWgzQ[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y9wlPIzt90[/youtube]

Then another great group, from Newfoundland, Canada - Great Big Sea:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Bsb-8pxG8[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edAxujKev1I[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knxR-Q2VoBE[/youtube]

And finally, at least for now, the Woods Tea Company:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqmxWae-b5I[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF1UNU2w7SY[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#113  Postby Regina » Jun 23, 2012 1:17 am

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Re: Folk Music

#114  Postby Macdoc » Jun 23, 2012 1:59 am

Eric Anderson

one of the better protest songs/ballads......very evocative

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfs0czJ7Elo[/youtube]

big time good - lot power and passion

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVkD-G1zpco[/youtube]

Glad to see my fav folksinger from way back when back and active. We are the same age and sort of went through various life stages at the same time and he sort of dropped out a bit having a family

I and many of his peer folksingers considered him the best of the lot. Great writer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q841UwxzMF0[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#115  Postby THWOTH » Feb 06, 2013 12:26 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky3TFDATa6o[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#116  Postby 210karman » Feb 06, 2013 10:05 pm

I liked the lyric "how does it feel with your god strapped to your wrist".

This one from the BBC Folk Awards brought tears to my eyes. These guys are masters.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJA95DTfbII[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#117  Postby THWOTH » Feb 06, 2013 10:49 pm

210karman wrote:I liked the lyric "how does it feel with your god strapped to your wrist".

Ithink it's one of his best. He's an artists who peaked early. Drugs and drink had him spent him by the 1980's and trading on past glories, but the first four albums were packed full of tender love songs and angry politics, interesting melodies and great, driving acoustic guitar.

[Reveal] Spoiler: How does it feel, Roy Harper,
How does it feel

How does it feel to be completely unreal
How does it feel to be a voter
How does it feel to be a voluntary heel
I wonder who's it is
I see you queuing up outside Saint Peter's gate,
You can feel bonafide if you ride with the tide
But it's not real

How does it feel to be out on your own
How does it feel to be thinking
How does it feel to be out on the run
With the mindless world at your heels
I wish I had no answers to put to you
Cos they got me so high tied I feel
like most of me has died
And it's real

And outside on the dragon
And inside in the cold
Mammy's on the bandwagon, daddy's just getting old
And through the blood spew heavens
The roar of lust complains:
Please let me in I have no sin, but you know I'm not real

And how does it feel to be the master's right hand nose
How does it feel to be lieutenant
How does it feel to be stood on someone's toes
With a leech bleeding you for rent,
When you say you want a bit more rank
You wanna be a big wheel
You can feel magnified if you hide in
your pride... It's not real

And how does it feel with a white flag in your fist
How does it feel to have two faces
How does it feel with your god strapped to your wrist
And him leading you such a chase
You got one set of words for him,
and you got another for me
You're gonna feel mystified when you're identified
Don't worry kid it's not real

And outside on the dragon
And inside in the cold
Mammy's on the bandwagon, daddy's just getting old
And through the blood spew heavens
The roar of lust complains:
Please let me in I have no sin, but you know I'm not real

And through the blood spew heavens
The roar of lust complains:
Please let me in I have no sin
How does it feel to be completely unreal
How does it feel to be a voter
How does it feel to be a voluntary heel
I wonder who's it is
I see you queuing up outside Saint Peter's gate,
You can feel bonafide if you ride with the tide
But it's not real

How does it feel to be out on your own
How does it feel to be thinking
How does it feel to be out on the run
With the mindless world at your heels
I wish I had no answers to put to you
Cos they got me so high tied I feel
like most of me has died
And it's real

And outside on the dragon
And inside in the cold
Mammy's on the bandwagon, daddy's just getting old
And through the blood spew heavens
The roar of lust complains:
Please let me in I have no sin, but you know I'm not real

And how does it feel to be the master's right hand nose
How does it feel to be lieutenant
How does it feel to be stood on someone's toes
With a leech bleeding you for rent,
When you say you want a bit more rank
You wanna be a big wheel
You can feel magnified if you hide in
your pride... It's not real

And how does it feel with a white flag in your fist
How does it feel to have two faces
How does it feel with your god strapped to your wrist
And him leading you such a chase
You got one set of words for him,
and you got another for me
You're gonna feel mystified when you're identified
Don't worry kid it's not real

And outside on the dragon
And inside in the cold
Mammy's on the bandwagon, daddy's just getting old
And through the blood spew heavens
The roar of lust complains:
Please let me in I have no sin
But you know I'm not real

And through the blood spew heavens
The roar of lust complains:
Please let me in I have no sin
But you know I'm not real


210karman wrote:This one from the BBC Folk Awards brought tears to my eyes. These guys are masters.

That was splendid. :thumbup:
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Re: Folk Music

#118  Postby chairman bill » Mar 09, 2013 12:49 am

Not long back from a Fairport Convention gig in Exeter. Superb stuff. Such a crying shame Sandy isn't still around though. They played a few of those vintage Fairport songs, and Farewell, farewell almost brought tears to my eyes

Here's the original

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#119  Postby hoopy frood » Apr 01, 2013 10:49 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z0mnOliBe4[/youtube]

Ossian, if you don't already know of them, are exceptionally talented and do lots of beautiful songs. Well worth a youtube search, just be aware there is also a Hungarian death metal band of the same name who will figure prominnently in your search results.


A couple of my other faves by them:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWZun1fJHWU[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijNOq8lRg5o[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMsRE0_dr7k[/youtube]
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Re: Folk Music

#120  Postby THWOTH » Apr 01, 2013 10:55 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9qdKGchFXI[/youtube]
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