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Hedy West 'That's the real thing'

Tunesmith 09 Nov 11 - 11:50 AM
dick greenhaus 09 Nov 11 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,Doc John 09 Nov 11 - 01:20 PM
GUEST,GMGough 09 Nov 11 - 02:42 PM
Newport Boy 09 Nov 11 - 03:32 PM
Spleen Cringe 09 Nov 11 - 05:34 PM
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Subject: Hedy West 'That's the real thing'
From: Tunesmith
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 11:50 AM

I've included a link below to a performance by Hedy West on Pete Seeger's old tv show.
At the end of song, Pete - off camera- can be heard to say "that's the real thing".
Hearing that should be enough encouragement to send thousands of folkies off in a hurry to buy a Hedy cd.
Fellside Records in the UK have released three of Hedy's best albums on a double cd set. This collection should be in the record collection of every self-respecting folky.
Hedy is so very, very good.
I had the pleasure - the very great pleasure - of seeing Hedy perform on a number of ocassions in the 60s, and she simply took my breath away!
For US readers, I reckon that if you bought her Fellside cd from UK Amazon, it could be purchased for around $22(inc postage)

Youtube link


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Subject: RE: Hedy West 'That's the real thing'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 12:09 PM

Or (to belabor a much-belabored point), CAMSCO carries it.


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Subject: RE: Hedy West 'That's the real thing'
From: GUEST,Doc John
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 01:20 PM

Hedy West - simply the best! The Fellside CD consists of all three 12" LP's that she recorded for Topic whilst in the UK, only one of which had been released as a CD before. I did hear that Topic has some more material - not quite an LP full - which may possibly be released in the future. King Records of Japan also released her two Vanguard LP's on a single CD; this also is superb.
She was the 'real thing' not only in her singing and playing but in that she learned her songs from her family and that her father was a union organiser, so she knew all about the anti-union violence - as portrayed in films such as 'Matewan' and 'The Harlan County War' - that occured in the 30's.
She was a nice lady too and it was a great tragedy that she died too young.


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Subject: RE: Hedy West 'That's the real thing'
From: GUEST,GMGough
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 02:42 PM

www.wolfgangsvault.com/hedy-west/

links to three concert sets
80 wonderful minutes may be streamed
70 mins may be purchased/downloaded
excellent archive


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Subject: RE: Hedy West 'That's the real thing'
From: Newport Boy
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 03:32 PM

Th Fellside CDs are currently on AmazonUK at £9.73

Phil


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Subject: RE: Hedy West 'That's the real thing'
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 05:34 PM

She's absolutely wonderful.


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