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BS: CD Recommendation

jaze 08 Feb 01 - 10:59 AM
Morticia 08 Feb 01 - 12:37 PM
Metchosin 08 Feb 01 - 01:08 PM
Mary in Kentucky 08 Feb 01 - 02:53 PM
Clinton Hammond 08 Feb 01 - 03:01 PM
Roger in Sheffield 08 Feb 01 - 03:16 PM
Roger in Sheffield 08 Feb 01 - 03:17 PM
Stewie 08 Feb 01 - 04:36 PM
Mike Regenstreif 09 Feb 01 - 11:38 AM
GUEST 25 Oct 02 - 01:41 AM
Willie-O 25 Oct 02 - 08:11 AM
GMT 25 Oct 02 - 11:31 AM

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Subject: CD Recommendations
From: jaze
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 10:59 AM

Since I've been here at Mudcat, several artists names keep showing up. Although I've heard OF them, I'm not familiar with their music. Go ahead and gasp but here goes: Eric Bogle, James Keelaghan, Richard Shindell and Stan Rogers. Which cd's would best introduce me to the music?


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Morticia
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 12:37 PM

Eric Bogle has collections entitled The Eric Bogle Songbook, one,two and three.....( I think)....dunno about the others.


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Metchosin
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 01:08 PM

Fogarty's Cove is probably the seminal Stan Rogers album, but unfortunately it doesn't have Northwest Passage or The Mary Ellen Carter on it and these two cuts are probably the ultimate Stan Rogers. Also too bad no one's seen fit to put out a greatest hits album.

Stan Rogers should be made Canada's Poet Laureate pothumously.


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 02:53 PM

jaze, I'm so glad you brought this up. I'm also learning so many new songs. Suggestion: listen to Dave (the ancient mariner) sing Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers. Simply stunning. Also, we heard an Eric Bogle song on PalTalk recently. I'll look up the name again tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 03:01 PM

Get Stan Roger's CD "Home in Halifax" a love album recorded at one of his last shows... It's by far the best! And a wonderful place to start...

James Keelaghan, get his latest, "Road" and work backward from there... it's all great stuff!

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 03:16 PM

If you want to have a listen to Eric I found this site using goggle
Its a 4.3Meg file
musicscotland
If you are going to order a couple of CD's try using the support Mudcat link

Roger


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 03:17 PM

If you want to have a listen to Eric I found this site using goggle
Its a 4.3Meg file
musicscotland
If you are going to order a couple of CD's try using the support Mudcat link

Roger


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Stewie
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 04:36 PM

Richard Shindell's excellent first album, 'Sparrow's Point', is still his best IMO.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 09 Feb 01 - 11:38 AM

Clinton,

"Home In Halifax" is a great album, but its not from one of Stan's last shows.

It was recorded in March 1982, about 15 months before he died. Remembering Stan's touring routine from those days, I'd guess he did another 200 or more concerts after that.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: Stahn Rogers records
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 01:41 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: Willie-O
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:11 AM

The other live album Stan put out was "Between the Breaks". I think both the live albums give you the essential Rogers. The studio albums each have some great stuff on them, and a few tracks I prefer to skip over. Except for Fogarty's Cove, which is very consistent, a brilliant debut album. Were I to pick another studio album, it would be "Northwest Passage", although Lies and California bug me.

The odd number out in the catalog is "For the Family", for which Stan didn't write any of the songs, but dug out some of his family's favourite material, some written by relatives, some trad. Really a nice piece of work, but not an album of Stan's songs.

Personally I would avoid "From coffeehouse to concert hall", the recently released collection of archival tracks which weren't on any of his albums. (And they were all albums, Stan died in 1983.) Some nice material, but...

As for Keelaghan, Clinton is quite right about the consistent quality. But if you are particularly partial to the historical-vignette songs, they are most prevalent on his first two releases, "Timelines" and "Small Rebellions".
Hope that helps.

willie-O


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Subject: RE: BS: CD Recommendation
From: GMT
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 11:31 AM

I seem to remember a double live album of Erics that was very good. Can't find it and can't remember its title, sorry.

Jaze I wish I was in the same position as you and were about to discover Stan Rogers for the first time again. What a voice and songwriring talent.

For these two at least the others have made some good choices.

Gary


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