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I wish I had

kendall 03 Mar 09 - 03:08 PM
GUEST,Jayto 03 Mar 09 - 03:17 PM
maeve 04 Mar 09 - 08:24 AM
kendall 04 Mar 09 - 10:00 AM
Jayto 04 Mar 09 - 10:02 AM
maeve 04 Mar 09 - 10:06 AM
SINSULL 04 Mar 09 - 10:06 AM
Midchuck 04 Mar 09 - 10:10 AM
Bill D 04 Mar 09 - 10:15 AM
kendall 04 Mar 09 - 12:34 PM
Amos 04 Mar 09 - 01:11 PM
Jayto 04 Mar 09 - 01:14 PM
SINSULL 04 Mar 09 - 01:17 PM
ClaireBear 04 Mar 09 - 01:23 PM
kendall 04 Mar 09 - 04:36 PM
gnu 04 Mar 09 - 04:44 PM
Amos 04 Mar 09 - 05:37 PM
Barbara 04 Mar 09 - 05:55 PM
Bobert 04 Mar 09 - 06:09 PM
ClaireBear 04 Mar 09 - 06:22 PM
ClaireBear 04 Mar 09 - 06:37 PM
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Subject: I wish I had
From: kendall
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 03:08 PM

Now that I know I will never sing again, I find myself lamenting the fact that there are songs which I should have recorded. Folks, if you have songs that you want to record, do it!

Examples:
A Bad Half Hour...Tom Russell
A Daisy a Day.....Jud Strunk
The Jeanne C.....Stan Rogers



There are others that will come to mind.


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: GUEST,Jayto
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 03:17 PM

There are a few songs Merle Travis's brother John taught me when I was a kid. He said Merle played them live but never recorded them but always said he was going to. John had written them as he had several of Merle's songs he did record. They were instrumentals and were really good. I have forgot the songs and it makes me sick. If I ever do remember them I am going to record them. Sometimes you are just handed things that as a kid you take for granted. Those songs were are a good example of that. Mr.John passed on several years ago now and to my knowledge I am the only one he taught 2 of them to. He did teach my cousin one of them and he remembers it well parts of it at least. I was the only young one the to spend time at his house with him and visit him on a regular basis. I retained the stories and all but the songs have slipped from my mind. Not recording them is something I regret so I agree with Kendall 100%.


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: maeve
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 08:24 AM

I'm with you both on this. Just haven't figured out how to get it done. Now I'm writing again and now that I'm able to remember lyrics for other folks' and trad songs, I have many haunting me.

Jayto, hose songs arew in your brain somewhere. I hope they will slip out and surprise you one day.

I wish I had a recording of my sister and me singing together when we were kids. I loved that; and my dad singing "Love's Old Sweet Song", mum singing "I Know Where I'm Going", and my husband singing his own song to me during our courtship.

maeve


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: kendall
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:00 AM

Fact is, we only regret the things we didn't do.


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Jayto
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:02 AM

I don't know Kendall I have heard some older recordings of me and thought "why the hell did I do that?!" lol jk not as much as regretting not doing your right.


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: maeve
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:06 AM

Sorry about the typos in my earlier post.

maeve


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:06 AM

I wish Kendall had recorded The Woodcarver (the Marco Polo).


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Midchuck
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:10 AM

Yeah, but, Kendall, you have the good luck of living when modern recording techniques existed (or maybe one should say we had the good luck that you did..). So you will go on singing no matter what happens with your vocal apparatus, and even after you croak, for that matter.

I'm more glad so much did get recorded, than I am unhappy that some didn't.

Peter.

(Who is not at all sure he could have dealt with "A Daisy a Day" in Kendall's accent - or at least have taken it seriously.)


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:15 AM

"Fact is, we only regret the things we didn't do."

Gotta disagree, Kendall....I have a list of things I DID that maybe weren't so smart.

...and....*grin*...everyone can breathe a sigh of relief that I didn't put out recordings of myself.

(but sure...I have that list of stuff I wish I had done)


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: kendall
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 12:34 PM

Ok, most of the things I didn't do.
I want to add to the list:

Eileen McManus.
The Rose of Allendale.
The Piper's Refrain.


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 01:11 PM

KEndall:

I am willing to volunteer to record any of them, on your behalf. You can make rude gestures in the background. A PRoxy CD!! But I think Gordon would do a better job imitating you, especially if you raise his voice about 20 semitones electronically in the mastering. :>)




A


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Jayto
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 01:14 PM

I wish I would have pushed harder to be more creative on alot of things in the early days. Then I think maybe at the time I was pushing as hard as I could. I want to strive to be more creative in the future. You know find that lick or progression or lyric that is truly me and not fall back on things I have done in the past. You really got me thinking on this post thanks


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 01:17 PM

I am glad Kendall did not record Puff, the Magic Dragon.


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: ClaireBear
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 01:23 PM

Kendall, one of the many things I like about you is that you don't back away from a slow, gentle song. Bless you for that, as for many other things. I love "Jeannie C" and used to perform it regularly. And though I've never sung it, I love "Rose of Allendale" too.

I wish I had recorded the three-part vocal arrangement my trio did of Mike and Lal Waterson's "Scarecrow." (not that it's gentle!)

I have a much longer list, but the rest are still in the "I wish I could" or "I hope I will" category rather than "I wish I had," thankfully. Rick Kemp's "Somewhere Along the Road" is one of those.

Claire


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: kendall
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 04:36 PM

I don't understand why men refuse to sing womens songs, and women won't sing mens songs without changing the gender.It's a song, not a statement of who or what we are!


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: gnu
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 04:44 PM

The Parting Glass. Eileen Aroon. And a few others.


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 05:37 PM

I would not refuse to do a woman's song; I'm in your school of thought that a song is the thing in its own right. I love doing sentimental songs, if there are responsive souls in attendance.


A


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Barbara
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 05:55 PM

I sing men's songs and I don't change the gender on men's songs I sing. I figure the listeners are smart enough to figure it out.

Hey Kendall, maybe you can get one of those folks who are geniuses in the edit department of the studio, and have them break your previous recordings down into sounds and pitches, and then build you a keyboard to "play" recordings of your voice.

You know, kind of like how they invented the Moog synthesizer. Put the sounds in loops and then combine them electronically.

I think we can always find things to regret, both done and undone. It's often harder to take pride/ find pleasure, satisfaction in what we have done.

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 06:09 PM

Ya' know what... I've got probably a 100 songs recorded... Some on reel-to-reel, some on cassette, some in various studios and I can't keep up with them... I don't even know where some of them are yet I took the time, at the time, to record them and now they are scattered here and there... About 6 years ago I came accross a reel-to-reel of stuff I recorded in the 60's... I had written all of them but when I heard them I really couldn't remember alot of them so...

...before I go burning up grey matter on what else I'd like to record, I ougtta at least round up what I have allready recorded and get it converted to digital...

But seriously, I have given some thought to yet another session in the studio and have a couple songs in mind:

Don't ya'll laugh but I do a purdy bluesified Bobertfied version of "Season of the Witch" that I'd like to record... Then maybe "I Ain't Superstitious but Black Cat Just crossed my Path" (what the name of that song... Lastly, Skip James "Hard Time Killing Floor"...

B~


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: ClaireBear
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 06:22 PM

I don't change the gender in my songs either. Perish the thought!

But actually, my comment was not meant to be about gender at all...what I was referring to is that I know too many performers of both genders who think that anything slow must therefore be dull -- and anything sentimental, doubly so.

My own band, at least in some of its past personnel permutations, would program a whole, unrelenting evening of fast, rousing sea songs if I didn't insist on changing the mood every so often. It would never occur to (some of) them that an occasional slow, thoughtful song might be appreciated by an exhausted audience as a change of pace.

C


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: ClaireBear
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 06:37 PM

Bobert,

Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and Trinity did an amazing blues rendition of "Season of the Witch" lo these many years ago (YouTube here, but avert your eyes from the sets, costumes, and [shudder] choreography).

Any song is what you make of it. I bet your version is fabulous.

C


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Subject: RE: I wish I had
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 07:58 PM

Real retro, C...

Loved the costumes and all that 60's stuff...

Hey, I was there, too...

B~


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