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Malvina Reynolds

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BURY ME IN MY OVERALLS
FROM WAY UP HERE
IF YOU LOVE ME
JUST A LITTLE RAIN
LITTLE BOXES
LITTLE BOXES RE-VISITED
MAGIC PENNY
MAGIC PENNY
ROSIE JANE
THE BANKERS AND THE DIPLOMATS
THE BOY SALUTES
THE MONEY CROP
TURN AROUND


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olddude 11 Apr 08 - 09:27 AM
Suffet 11 Apr 08 - 09:39 AM
GUEST,Ken Brock 11 Apr 08 - 09:43 AM
olddude 11 Apr 08 - 12:09 PM
PoppaGator 11 Apr 08 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,Meadowmuskrat 11 Apr 08 - 12:26 PM
DonMeixner 11 Apr 08 - 12:33 PM
Mark Ross 11 Apr 08 - 02:53 PM
Suffet 11 Apr 08 - 04:12 PM
olddude 11 Apr 08 - 09:24 PM
Joe Offer 12 Apr 08 - 10:39 PM
oldhippie 12 Apr 08 - 11:08 PM
Suffet 13 Apr 08 - 07:49 AM
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Subject: Malvina Reynolds
From: olddude
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 09:27 AM

How about this, any old pickers remember Malvina Reynolds
she was an icon for sure !


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: Suffet
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 09:39 AM

Greetings,

I heard Malvina Reynolds several times in the 1960s. I recently heard her daughter Nancy Shimmel sing at a People's Music Network workshop in Brookline, Massachusetts. She sounds just like her mom did.

There's a young (early 30s) singer-songwriter named Heather Lev who has been giving presentations on Malvina Reynolds for folk music societies and at festivals in the Northeast for the past several years. In addition to singing Malvina's songs, Heather shows a video of Malvina performing, reads some of Malvina's writing, and passes around Malvina Reynolds memoribilia, including an autographed songbook. Heather Lev will soon be relocating from New York City to Seattle, so maybe she will start doing the same in the Pacific Northwest.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 09:43 AM

I thought of her while driving through Daly City last August, the area that inspired "Little Boxes".


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: olddude
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 12:09 PM

Nancy Shimmel   I will have to check out her music. I have not heard her daughter ... sounds like a plan


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: PoppaGator
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 12:14 PM

The Showtime miniseries "Weeds" uses "Little Boxes" as its theme song. We don't subscribe to Showtime, and so didn't (and still don't) see this program when it "airs" on cable TV, but when it became available on DVD, we watched the first two seasons in a short time, one episode after another.

If I'm not mistaken, the first season used Malvina's original recording to open every episode, and then, for the second season, they used a different cover version for each episode. Pretty interesting; there are a lot of very different versions of this song!

My friend Gina Forsyth, a New Orleans-based singer/songwriter, guitarist and fiddler, is part of an all-female trio called "The Malvinas" in honor of Ms. Reynolds. They have at least one CD, and they have a website you could find easily enough via Google or whatever.


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: GUEST,Meadowmuskrat
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 12:26 PM

I liked her music, never saw her live. I always thought Little Boxes was a bit judgemental , stereotyping people's lifestyles. It seemed out of character with her other songs and social concerns.


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 12:33 PM

There are a number of Malvina Reynolds performances on You Tube.


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: Mark Ross
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 02:53 PM

I used to occassionally see Malvina when I lived in Berserkely, used to crash at the anarchist commune across the street. When she came to New York to play at the Folklore Center where I worked, she hired me as her backup guitarist. 2 days later I got a check from her for the gig. I wasn't expecting anything, did it for the fun of it. The amount was almost as much as she got for the concert! She was a class act.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: Suffet
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 04:12 PM

Olddude,

Here's a link to Nancy Schimmel's website. Sorry that I misspelled her name earlier.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: olddude
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 09:24 PM

Thanks Steve ... AWESOME


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 10:39 PM

This is listed on the Nancy Schimmel Website, but it's a bit hard to fine. There is a huge collection of Malvina Reynolds lyrics at http://www.wku.edu/~smithch/MALVINA/homep.htm.
Also - see the other threads crosslinked above, especially the "Everything Malvina" thread.

Great story, Mark - I always enjoy hearing of your experiences.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: oldhippie
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 11:08 PM

Does anyone else think that Bev Grant sounds a lot like Malvina?


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: Suffet
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 07:49 AM

Oldhippie,

I never thought of that before. I hear some resemblance, but I can't really say Bev sounds a lot Malvina. Certainly they share much of the same attitude.

I'll mention that the next time I see Bev.

You're not Bruce Markow, are you?

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: oldhippie
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 03:12 PM

No, I'm not Bruce Markow.


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: dwditty
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 08:25 PM

Heather Lev (NYC - Her website here) did a whole program of Malvina Reynolds at NOMAD a few years ago.

dw


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Subject: RE: Malvina Reynolds
From: Suffet
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 11:27 PM

Greetings again,

Heather Lev will be giving her "Farewell to New York" concert at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in New York City on Saturday, April 26, starting at 8:00 PM. Also on the bill is Boston based singer-songwriter Terry Kitchen. Unfortunately, that conflicts with NEFFA, where Heather has appeared for the last several years. Heather Lev and her husband, guitarist Stuart Krasna, are moving to Seattle the following week. New York's loss, Seattle's gain!

--- Steve


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