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If you could travel back in time...who

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Subject: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 07:20 PM

Sorry if my posting sounds a bit wierd but I've just had a sort of 'Senior moment'!

I was trawling through all the threads on Mudcat when I came across a thread started by Mr Happy, entitled "Ingleton Folk Week 2000. Who's going?" Mr Happy must have also had a 'Senior moment' when his finger slipped and pressed 0 and not 9 for 2009 and then did not properly check his posting before submitting it. Poor Mr Happy is not very happy now, is he, boys and girls?

So it got me thinking... about time travel, (like you do!)

What if we could actually time travel and travel back in time...who would you want to see?

On the Mudcat forum there are always postings of obituaries fondly remembering many of our folk heroes and champions who have sadly passed away.

So who were your favourites and who you would love to see again or perhaps for the first time ever? If we had the ability to time travel who would that be for you; who has a special place in your heart and in your memories ?


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 09:17 PM

Jim Ringer! I would find him when he hits bottom and, amazingly, he actually realizes that he is drinking himself to death to the extent that he gets help and comes out of it clean--and happy.

Art


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: sing4peace
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 09:36 PM

the very first time my Mom saw my Dad on stage...
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Joyce


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Beer
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 10:19 PM

Very touching Joyce and I would say the same thing.   Mum and Dad once more at the piano. Dad playing and Mum singing. Both far away now.
I still owe you a p.m. Joyce. I haven't forgotten. Just busy.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Beer
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 10:20 PM

I would also like to see the Beatles back as one.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 10:21 PM

If we are limiting it to 'folk' heroes...those we knew or wish we did... I still have a list several pages long.

There are many in the Mudcat OBITS whom I met or knew personally and would like to finish conversations with (like Utah Phillips), but I would also like to meet Jeanne Robertson, Davey Stewart, Hamish Imlach, Burl Ives, the semi-famous Walt Robertson, Maybelle Carter, Kilby Snow...(to learn exactly how to make brass picks for autoharp)...and 57 others...

(please, let's not make this a list of 'everyone famous you ever heard of... *wry smile*)


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 10:54 PM

I've never seen Pete Seeger in concert. I'd like to hear him now, but I'd much rather have heard him back in the 1950s and 1960s, when his voice was at its peak.

And here I live in Northern California, and I didn't even hear of Kate Wolf and Malvina Reynolds until after they died. What a shame. Oh, and I really would have liked to have met Sam Hinton in person, although I did have the privilege of corresponding with him on the Internet.

But I HAVE met Sandy Paton, and had enough contact with him that I think I can call him a friend. I've never met Art Thieme and Jerry Rasmussen and Jean Ritchie and Frank Hamilton in person, but I've had so much contact with them online that I feel I can call them friends, too.

So, I feel like I'm blessed.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 02:23 AM

I'd like to go back to that night in Berlin when my Dad took me to see Hank Williams at the Silver Wings Club, Tempelhof..1950? 1951?
I'd get Dad & Hank back.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:00 AM

I've always had this romantic image of life in Greenwich Village in the late 50s/early 60s with the poets, artists, folk musicians and the whole Washington Square thing. Strangely, I was in Liverpool when The Beatles broke through, but, back then - musically - my head was somewhere else.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Little Robyn
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:12 AM

I'd like to hear Pete and Woody with the Almanac singers. About 1949.
Or to the Weavers first Carnegie Hall concert.
Or more recently, to hear Aled Jones when he was still 14 and still singing treble.
Can I take a video camera with me?
Robyn


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: kendall
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:59 AM

Utah Phillips and Sandy Paton.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: nickp
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 06:06 AM

Highwoods String Band in their prime. It was great seeing them at their reunion last year but it made me realise what I'd missed.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: nickp
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 06:08 AM

And back on this side of the Atlantic I'd like to revisit the Sandy Denny concert I went to in Newcastle in 1972 - but with my Edirol rather than the cheap cassette recorder I had then...


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 07:04 AM

Me! To give myself the National winners, Pools results and lottery numbers:-)

DeG


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 07:07 AM

Bert lloyd,[AFew questions to ask]
roscoe holcomb, clarence ashley[to get a few banjo tips,
Sara Carter,WalterPardon.Julia Clifford,Alf Edwards


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,Black Belt Caterpillar Wrestler
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 07:13 AM

We have all of history at our disposal here, how about a certain blind Irish harper, or even going to see if Nero really could play the (not as we know it) fiddle?


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: kendall
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:00 AM

Excedrin for Thomas Jefferson.
Some brains for James Buchanan.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:13 AM

If I were going back in time to be myself at the age of that time, it would be a trip back to Aunt Jen and Uncle Joe's cabin in Cobleskill,NY. Be nice to visit Miss Ourity, the outhouse just once more and hear Uncle Joe tell how when he retired he was gioing to set up a catapult at the top of the hill. Miss Puity would be fitted out with garbage cans lined with plastic bags and anyone who dared come up the hill without an invitation would get a bag of shit catapulted down the hill at him. Good times.

If I were going back in time as my ancient self, I would want to be strategically placed on that grassy knoll in Dallas. I'd have a camera handy.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:17 AM

I was lucky enough to see my idol, Louis Armstrong, live twice so it would have to be Sidney Bechet or Leadbelly.

RtS


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:25 AM

I don't think I'd want to revisit a gig I'd already attended (I've dined out on two Sandy Denny gigs for 36 years and wouldn't want to spoil my memories)

But the Fairport gig at the Royal Festival Hall in September 1969 (Liege and Lief era) is another kettle of tea altogether - I'll nominate that as long as I can also see Bert Lloyd giving Sandy a hug afterwards.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:32 AM

Miss Purity - misspelled it twice. SHEESH!


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:34 AM

Third Ear Band

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives / Sevens

Gong circa 1971

Soft Machine circa 1969

Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club circa 1928

The Four Marx Brothers performing The Cocoanuts stage show on Broadway in 1925

And I'd love to go back and see Peter Bellamy at the Bay Hotel Folk Club in Cullercoats circa 1988.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: sing4peace
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 09:04 AM

I would like to be able to meet Phil Ochs to exhort him to have more faith in himself and humanity. His suicide hit me hard.

Violetta Parra too.
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JK


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 09:07 AM

There's a few I've had on my list for a long time - folks I never had the chance to see but always wanted to. In no particular order:

Woody Guthrie (I like the idea of Woody and Pete with the Almanac Singers)
Kate Wolf
Steve Goodman
Gamble Rogers
John Hurt
Frank Proffitt
Libba Cotten

I'm sure there are others.

Dan


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: BobKnight
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 09:25 AM

My granny, Jean Stewart, who knew dozens (if not hundreds) of traditional Scottish songs and stories. Sadly I have just one I remember from her. (too interested in rock 'n roll)


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:50 PM

Loads of great suggestions here folks and I agree with you Joe, if you have been lucky enough to get to know some of the great performers it must feel like you are blessed indeed.

By the way, time travellers are allowed to take any modern technology they want to with them for audio and visual recording purposes.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,Elmore
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:50 PM

The Beers Family, Iain Mackintosh, Stan Rogers, Rev. Gary Davis, The Watersons,(saw them all). Jeannie Robertson, Lizzie Higgins, Uncle Dave Macon. (a little before my time).


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 04:53 PM

my daughter


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Beer
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:09 PM

Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton, Buddy Holly and Hank Williams
Ad.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:42 PM

Send me back in time to the late 60s, preferably with a twenty-something year old body.   
Once I get there, I'll decide where to go. I think it's more about the what and where than the who.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Tootler
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:59 PM

After some thought I decided I don't want to go back in time so I will just live with the mistakes I have made and enjoy the present.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Bert
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 07:02 PM

Marie Lloyd


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: kendall
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 07:33 PM

My friend, John Murphy who passed on a few days ago.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 07:43 PM

Somewhere down in the South in early 1927. Charlie Poole and Uncle Dave wre already recording. DaCosta Woltz was talking his friends Frank Jenkins and Ben Jarrell into going to Richmond Indiana to make records. Lowe Stokes was just integrating his sound into the rest of the Skillet Lickers. AP Carter was persuading his wife Sara and his sister-in-law Maybelle to make some records when Ralph Peer came to town. And so on. . .


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: topical tom
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 12:10 PM

Dan Schatz:Your list is basically mine too! However, I have had the good fortune to have seen a few at one time or another except Woody Guthrie, Kate Wolf, John Hurt and Steve Goodman. Oh, what I would give to see them in live performances!


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 12:36 PM

Rick


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Mark Ross
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 12:40 PM

Saw all of them except Woody & Frank Proffitt.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Steve Hunt
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 12:46 PM

Les Cousins, London, in the mid 1960's and The Folk Cottage, Cornwall, in the late 1960's.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: DonMeixner
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 12:55 PM

I have lived in the most amazing times for what we call folk music. I think I'd like to live it all again and just fit in a few more visits with the people I have known and seen. Maybe start younger. Maybe avoid that whole table saw incident.

The Sons of The Pioneers, The Chad Mitchell Trio both before and with John Denver. Malvina Reynolds, Kendall Morse and Art Thieme more than just the once.

Don


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 01:34 PM

Steve Hunt: I'm with you there! I did a floor spot at the Folk Cottage in 1967 when me and my guitar were hitching around Cornwall.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 01:55 PM

Do we have to live our way back to the present or is it a return ticket?


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 02:54 PM

I'd go to the Eel's Foot around the time when the BBC were making their field recordings there.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Santa
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 03:12 PM

Sandy Denny.

Jack Elliot of Birtley.

Big Pete Rodger of the Taverners

the young Pat Ryan


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Little Robyn
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 03:31 PM

There's a song on the Jackie and Bridie record that goes:
I was sitting in my bath chair when they told me
They'd found a way to bring back youth again,
But I wouldn't go, they couldn't even make me
Cos I couldn't stand to face it all again.

And it's all for nothing when you think of it.....

I think I'd need a return ticket!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 04:42 PM

It's a Return Ticket Tim leaning and Little Robyn. You can come and go at will whenever you desire but you will still be ageing in the normal manner even though you are travelling back in time.

Whatever age you are now you will still be that age when you land in the 1960's or 1640's or even year dot.

You cannot go back in time to a younger you and take with you what you know now. In fact you can't meet up with yourself in the past becaust that would mean that you are efffectively in two places at the same time and that is not possible.
This is crucial because you are not allowed to change history in any way - be it your own life history or any other person or event on the planet.

Regard this time travel opportunity as a chance to be given a free concert ticket to see one of your all time favourites at a concert/club/venue at any time in the past but also at a time when you had not been there in person yourself.

This thread was intended as an opportunity for imagination and warm hearted expression so I don't want to get too involved in the infinate complexities and scientific principles of time travel.

Having said that however...the mind does boggle...at the prospect of...being strategically placed on that little grassy knoll in Dallas with a good modern camera to hand..it really does SINSULL!!!


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Anne Lister
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:01 PM

I would like to hear my grandmother sing, as I'm told she did, for evening gatherings.
And further back in time I'd like to meet Chretien de Troyes and find out how he told (or sang?) his Arthurian tales. Did he work the audience? Was it a flat, monotone recital? Did it vary according to who was there?


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: topical tom
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:07 PM

Sigh...Correction once again! I never saw or heard Frank Proffitt live either, so the only ones I saw were Gamble Rogers and Libba Cotten.I would love to see and hear Frank Proffitt sing and play banjo.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 05:41 PM

Nigel Chippindale


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 06:07 PM

Yes, Nigel Chippindale and the folk quiz at Nettlebed festival...
also the Beatles concert I went to in Hammersmith when the supporting acts were Elkie Brooks and the Yardbirds (Keith Relf and Eric Clapton)!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Joe_F
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 06:12 PM

Do I, or do I not, have a gun in my hand?


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: SharonA
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 06:18 PM

Jesus -- perhaps the ultimate folk hero. Lots and lotsa folk songs written about him! :-)

Seeing him perform the Sermon on the Mount would be very cool, but I wouldn't be able to understand the ancient Aramaic (or whatever he spoke), so I'd like to watch the ultimate show: the resurrection....

...or else I'd like to find out what happened to his body, if there was no actual, physical rising from the dead after all...


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 08:31 PM

I dunno the things I wanna be there for are probably better as the legends I heard about than how they would have been for me at the time.
Beside you said I still gotta be an old fart when I get there so I would still need ear plugs to hear Dylan invent rock or to stand the screaming kids at the cavern club.
I dunno some genius gives me a time machine to use and I still moan....
LOL good thread chaps


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 09:22 PM

Sorry Tim Leaning!
OK! No corrections, no constraints, no conventions; no more barriers to time travel and your imagination.

Let your imagination run free and re-visit time as a vibrant young man if you wish; no old fart with ear plugs anymore.

The time machine is yours (and everyone else reading this thread) to use it at your will, so no more moaning please.

Sorry about any constraints I might have wished to impose earlier.

Time is limitless, infinate, unmalleable and now yours to use as you wish; either going backwards or now forwards in time.

It is now a play-thing that only your imagination and expression can set limits upon. You can even re-visit your past as your younger self now all parameters have been removed.

Chris.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Effsee
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 10:56 PM

1976...the first experience of the Battlefield Band.
Same year(I think)...Ossian.
And that year ...Isabel Sutherland.
Lots more that year, but they were firsts...great year for me!


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST,HelenJ.
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 12:45 AM

I'd go back to years before I was born and meet Richard Wagner. He was so inspirational, a true master. I still love my trad folk music though.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 07:44 AM

Are we allowed to go back and forth, bringing musicians who were in their prime at different times to play together for our pleasure? (And hopefully theirs as well.)

If so, I'd love to hear Louis Armstrong (trumpet)and Charlie Parker (alto sax) jamming with Django Reinhardt (guitar), backed by the bass player and percussionists from The Indestructible Beat of Soweto. And with J S Bach sitting in at the keyboard.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 09:01 AM

Johnny Collins, Malcolm Douglas, Bob Copper, Tony Rose, Nic Jones before the accident, Shirley Collins before the dysphonia.

(I came rather late to this party.)


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Morris-ey
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 09:25 AM

I'd like to visit Adam and Eve....in my serpent costume.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: number 6
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 09:29 AM

Nick Drake


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 05:31 PM

Course you can, Mike of Northumbria, all scientific principles have been rolled up and burnt in Einsteins pipe. So you can mix and match at will and bring whoever you want to the party.
I love your line up; just imagine the sound and the majic they would create. That's brilliant.
Let's play with time and have some fun!


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 09:11 PM

As things stand at the moment the following are your favourite artists that you would love to travel back in time to see :

The Beatles
Kate Wolf
Sandy Denny
Louis Armstrong
Woody Guthrie
Steve Goodman
John Hurt
Frank Proffit
Hank Williams

Are these the best of the rest or can you think of more?


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: sing4peace
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 09:42 PM

My paternal Grandfather, Zachariah (Archie) Katzberg, was a Russian Jew, my Grandmother, Josephine (Josie) Puzelli, was an Italian Catholic. As you can imagine, neither of their families were very happy about their courtship and forbid them to see each other. This was in the early 1920's.

Determined to win Josie for his own, Archie would go to the house next door to the Puzelli's in Brooklyn (NY) and play songs on the piano so Josie would know that he was there. He had a diverse repertoire and threw in a couple of Italian favorites. Eventually, the Puzelli's were won over and they welcomed Archie into their family.

I'd love to travel back to sit on the stoop and watch Josie as she listened to Archie playing just for her.

-----
Joyce


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 10:14 PM

So would I sing4peace.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Paul Davenport
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 11:29 AM

What a wonderful thread. I've read the lot and had a few laughs and a few tears. I haven't thought about it before but I'd love to have heard what they actually sang at each other at Rorke's Drift - it surely wasn't men of Harlech -was it?


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 12:20 PM

Just back from the Nolans Dressing room
LOL


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: DonMeixner
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 12:31 PM

I'd like to spend another night remembering with Logan English and Lena Spencer.

Don


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Smokey.
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 08:46 PM

Janis Joplin.

Keith Richards :-)


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 07:32 PM

Rick Fielding


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Joe_F
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 09:39 PM

"Wanting to meet the author because you liked the book is like wanting to meet the goose because you liked the pate." -- Anon.
"Tell them some men are more interesting than their books, but my book is more interesting than its man." -- A. E. Housman

Some of the characters mentioned, whatever their artistic achievements, would make painful dinner companions. Richard Wagner particularly comes to mind. If he was not a Nazi, it is only because he did not live long enough.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Smokey.
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 11:12 PM

I'd like to have heard Al Bowlly live, with Ray Noble's band.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 07:39 PM

That wasn't very nice Joe F.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 06:32 PM

I'd like to go back to Hamburg in the '70s and early '80s, where all the British and Irish folksingers were playing that I only knew from albums or BFBS because I didn't go out. What a loss!


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 07:49 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 08:21 PM

Mississippi John Hurt GOSH I wisht I seen him live.

Hank Williams

Jimmy Rodgers

Rev. Gary Davis

Johnny Cash and June Carter

Patsy Cline

Stephen Foster


Chris Rawlings


Sophie Tucker

Moby Grape

and tho I've seen him lately, I wish I'd been there to see Dylan in his early days in Greenwich Village


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 10:02 PM

I'd like to go back to Wharf Street in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in 1912 around noon time, and ambush Cicely Fox Smith on her lunch break and tell her that seventy of her poems have now been recorded for singing. I'd like to think she'd invite me to the Panama Saloon for a drink but I'd probably have to settle for tea.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 12:57 PM

"Rick Fielding" - posted by McGrath of Harlow

.........nice try Kevin, but that odious, despicable, cowardly, unnamed Guest beat you to it on the 22nd of September at 12:36PM


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 01:06 PM

Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages in Barnet around 1962.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 04:19 PM

Dominic Behan - he owes my wife £5.00 for a bottle of whiskey she bought him!!!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Stower
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 07:08 PM

I agree with SharonA. I suspect Jesus would seem very, very odd indeed, as would anyone of his time to a modern person. Christians have modernised Jesus to fit their needs and aspirations, but he wasn't a modern man. It would be interesting to compare the stories about him to the real thing. Would the real Jesus recognise what was written about him a few decades later?

I'd like also to travel back and be present in 1963 at Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech and feel the inspirational power of the man, the event, and the crowd.

I'd love to have heard Nic Jones play in person in the 1970s.

I'd love to have heard John Dowland play in person in the 1590s.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Soldier boy
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 07:46 PM

I feel a compulsion coming on to sit around the table with Jesus, Martin Luther King and Bob Dylan. Jesus supplies an endless supply of wine from the water tap and we talk on throughout the night.


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Neil D
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 07:07 PM

Charlie Patton, Amede Ardoine, Jimmie Rodgers


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Subject: RE: If you could travel back in time...who
From: Joe_F
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 07:56 PM

This morning I noticed four (alphabetically) consecutive books in my bookcase: Voltaire, Norbert Wiener, Oscar Wilde, Edmund Wilson. Now, *that* would make a tea party!


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