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Thread #125871   Message #3217988
Posted By: Mudinyoureye
04-Sep-11 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: Anne Mayo Muir CD releases
Subject: RE: Anne Mayo Muir CD releases
I love you guys for caring and sharing information about my CD which is all instrumental music written by ear. I had been playing fiddle at Alasdair Fraser's Scottish Fiddle Camp for 10 years and I was in love with all the music. Each time I wrote, using Sibelius, my heart was thinking Scottish thoughts but the music simply followed my mood and surprised me every time. If it is on CD today, it is thanks to my daughter asking me to try and think BIG . Well, she did so I tried and said "Ok". The Studio was Bias. The engineer is the one who records for Mary Chapin Carpenter. Hearing this music come to life was one of life's high peak.
The early record You spoke about asking for history, began when I was invited to record with the Highwaymen in 1962, the year Michael Row The Boat Ashore was released. On the radio there will be a special Folk show to celebrate their 50th year, hosted by Nick Noble.
"Fifty years ago, during the first weeks of September, 1961, "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" by the original Highwaymen topped the charts as the #1 song not only in the U.S. but in much of the world as well. So on September 8, 2011 THE FOLK REVIVAL will celebrate that anniversary with a four-hour tribute to that seminal folk group. With 30 or 40 songs, interviews with the surviving members of the group, and excerpts from the book "NUMBER #1", it should be a terrific experience."
Thursday, September 8 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
streaming live online at * in central MA at 90.5 FM.

I Quoted this from Nick's Facebook page.

After I finished a week in NY City recording. Their manager asked me to make a solo album. I had met the limeliters the year before and Lou Gottlieb, Bass player and very funny man, had told me to call him when the time came when I made a record. He said it would be soon and he wanted to produce it. So I called and spent another week pretending that I knew what I was doing. It was fun and I was singing my heart out. Lou said he wished I could be more, I was wired and fired up. My favorite track was Malvina's "Count Ten". She came t the studio to hear her three songs recorded and we became good friends. Gordon Bok had written a great song called Red Bird which I sang. They did not credit Gordon because Leadbelly had a song by the same name. That's life in the business world.
Forgive me for taking up so much time and being long winded. I have never written and of this out before.

If you can stand it. I nearly forgot that the Highwaymen asked me to sing at the Bitter End in the village so the other members could hear me. I said I would and went there and met Bill Cosby who said that he would introduce me and I could make myself comfortable in the Green Room. I was there 3 hours and I heard him close the show. He was so sorry when he found me waiting. He put me in a cab and waved me off.
It turns out we were born 12 days apart.

That's all , I hope it was of interest to some of you. I send my thanks and warmest Regards to you all,
(in France)