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Thread #65206 Message #1103526
Posted By: lady penelope
28-Jan-04 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Roger Whittaker what's he doing nowadays
Subject: RE: Roger Whittaker what's he doing nowadays
He was on London BBC radio yesterday morning (27th) with Danny Baker. I've always liked the voice but generally hated the over glossy arrangements. I wonder if he has much live stuff recorded? He does dig up some weird stuff at times.....
He is supposed to have an album of more Irish/folky stuff coming out in the near future. He termed it as being "back to basics, just us and the guitars" so I may go and investigate. The whistling apparantly came from him trying to imitate the Mexican pipes for the track that he did.
He had some corking stories of when he started out and I would love for him to get these down in some way as he tells them so well.
He was never really regarded as a folk artist in my neck of the woods, but then he never confined himself to any one style of music. He sounds like he was having too much fun doing everything!
TTFN Lady P.