The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61381 Message #987007
Posted By: GUEST,Les in Chorlton, Manchester
20-Jul-03 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: Who should sing who else?
Subject: RE: Who should sing who else?
Jeri has a good point. Almost any re-recording of Beatles stuff fails to do anything for me with the exception of Barbara Dickson. But Martin Carthy has always sang songs from the best modern writers and now I come to think of it sings New St George by Richard Thompson on an Albion Band album.
I started the thread about Frost and Fire because I was reminded of its emotional effect. Thompson has written lots of very powerful songs that are strong enough to enjoy re-interpretation and see the 2 coming together.
I was also reminded fo something I read on an Oyster Band cover that the number of traditional English songs is large but it does have an upper limit. Only so many versions of something or other can bring pleasure? Carthy sings Heartbreak Hotel what do people make of that?