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Thread #120965 Message #2637190
Posted By: Ross Campbell
20-May-09 - 11:14 PM
Thread Name: Letterman Show-Schwab/Redpath - youtube avail now
Subject: RE: reason to watch the Letterman Show-Schwab/Redp
I'll also be awaiting a YouTube clip. The Letterman show used to be relayed here in the UK. At the moment, only John Stewart and Jay Leno have Freeview presence - don't know about Sky coverage.
First saw Jean Redpath around 1969. The Humblebums (then just Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey)who had been making a name for themselves in pubs and clubs around Glasgow, had their first major concert in the City Hall, Candleriggs. Billed as "The Humblebums and Friends", the "Friends" turned out to be a gallery of the best of the Scottish folk scene of the time. Singing solo and unaccompanied, Jean Redpath's clear, almost operatic voice immediately silenced and then thrilled the audience, who were there to hear something very different. The only other time I saw her was at Blackpool Folk Club at the Raikes Hotel, maybe ten years later. Since then I've had to rely on the occasional accidental record find (mostly American issues, so not exactly thick on the ground over here).