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nickp 08 Sep 09 - 12:08 PM
Mr Happy 08 Sep 09 - 12:13 PM
Stower 08 Sep 09 - 05:38 PM
Don Firth 08 Sep 09 - 06:18 PM
Barry Finn 08 Sep 09 - 06:29 PM
michaelr 08 Sep 09 - 06:34 PM
curmudgeon 08 Sep 09 - 06:46 PM
McGrath of Harlow 08 Sep 09 - 07:01 PM
Herga Kitty 08 Sep 09 - 07:17 PM
Leadfingers 08 Sep 09 - 07:36 PM
Joe Nicholson 08 Sep 09 - 07:44 PM
GUEST,leeneia 08 Sep 09 - 08:04 PM
MGM·Lion 08 Sep 09 - 11:40 PM
Joe Offer 09 Sep 09 - 12:30 AM
MGM·Lion 09 Sep 09 - 01:02 AM
Howard Jones 09 Sep 09 - 02:56 PM
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Subject: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: nickp
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 12:08 PM

I liked this spoof report


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 12:13 PM

Anyone listening to Dick Gaughan's rendition of the Diggers'd have to be at odds to imagine him being frae bonnie Zummerzett!!


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Stower
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 05:38 PM

I sing in my own voice because it's the one I have. After a gig at a festival I was actually once told by a very well-known folk guitarist (who I will not name, very fond of giving his opinions and now deceased) that I don't have a 'folk voice'. Uh? I think he meant I didn't sound as if I had enlarged adenoids. Neither did any of the traditional singers I love to hear and get my material from: Harry Cox, Sam Larner, et al. So from where on Earth did the 'folk voice' originate? And how did it become the folk equivalent of pop's fake mid-Atlantic accent?

Exclusive: Traditional Singers Revealed Not To Have Folk Voice Shock.


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Don Firth
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:18 PM

Of course I have a folk voice!! I don't whinny like a horse, do I!?

Um . . . well . . . er . . . do I?

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:29 PM

Who's voice is one supposed to use

Barry


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:34 PM

Justin Fyffe-Thymes -- great name for a folk singer!


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: curmudgeon
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:46 PM

Is thet "Fyffe-Thymes" a night?


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 07:01 PM

I remember one night in a club this young lad went up and sang this heavy blues in a voice straight out of a prison farm in the old Deep South. Pretty impressive, and afterwards I told him so - and he thanked me in a shy, slightly sqeaky, estuary accent voice.

Sometimes you really have to dress up to play a part, and that goes for the voice as well. Not just accent, personality as well.


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 07:17 PM

Interesting point though, how far people sing songs like the people they learnt them from, even if they're from a different country...

kitty


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 07:36 PM

The Windsor and Eton Folk Club was in The Cristopher back in The Good Old Days !


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 07:44 PM

I used to think that people sang folk songs in thin reedy voice styles because they learned them from records made by old men with thin reedy voices and thought that that was how they should be sung

Joe Nicholson


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 08:04 PM

As an American, I have no idea how an accent from Somerset differs from an accent from Berkshire.

Can anyone name some audios or videos that provide examples?


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 11:40 PM

The best review I ever received was of an Evening of Folksong I once did at the Eye Theatre in Suffolk, where I used to review the plays for The Guardian & the director heard I was a folksinger too so offered me the gig. The local paper headed its review "Unpretentious Folkie is a cut above the normal club circuit", and contained the words "He can talk to the audience in very middle-class tones and then, without putting on the folk voice, can still go right into the spirit of a song". I value that as one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about me.


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 12:30 AM

I've always wanted to hear the Elektra Many Sides of Sandy Paton album, althugh Sandy said he hated it. I got my turntable hooked up today and listened to a borrowed copy of the record, and I see what Sandy meant. It didn't sound like Sandy at all. He sounded like Richard Dyer-Benet trying to sound like a Scotsman. Sandy was thirty years old at the time of the recording. I wonder if he wanted to do it that way, or if Elektra forced him.
Either way, it really didn't sound as good as the real Sandy Paton that I knew and loved.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 01:02 AM

I knew and loved Sandy too, Joe, when he was over here in 1958. But I never liked his records: somehow always sounded a bit too straining-after-emotional-effect; whereas in live performance he was magic. Still remember my 26th birthday party in Hampstead where Sandy held us all spellbound with his absolutely exquisite singing: my sister, who is 84, still talks about it. Wasn't just the singing either — after he had stayed over at our home once, my father remarked what a charming young man he was.


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: Howard Jones
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 02:56 PM

There's also this alarming report:

Entire office picnic spent dreading appearance of acoustic guitar


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Subject: RE: Spoof - singer uses natural voice
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 05:17 PM

Amazing how long it took them to get to the crux of the matter:

"The remainder of the evening was spent with the women of the office singing along contentedly to modern singer songwriter classics, while the single males in the group tried to see how close they could get to Ant's head with the Frisbee."

(Ant being the quiet but good-looking guy who brought the guitar.)

I am reminded of the sandwich shop on my corner, where young males eat inside to the sound of loud rock music while young women eat their sandwiches outside, where it's quiet.


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