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Armistice Pals

GUEST,Paul - Carlton 07 Nov 14 - 03:34 PM
Backwoodsman 07 Nov 14 - 04:19 PM
GUEST,Tattie Bogle 07 Nov 14 - 06:58 PM
Leadfingers 07 Nov 14 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 08 Nov 14 - 11:08 PM
Steve Gardham 09 Nov 14 - 01:16 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 09 Nov 14 - 01:27 PM
Steve Gardham 09 Nov 14 - 04:21 PM
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Subject: Armistice Pals - Where Have All the Flowers Gone
From: GUEST,Paul - Carlton
Date: 07 Nov 14 - 03:34 PM

I've just been listening to this song on the World of Difference listen again feature on YouTube and I thought that I'd mention it here since so many people hate the Joss Stone song.

This song is released as a charity single to raise funds for The Red Cross, Malala's Fund, The Peace Foundation and Peace through Folk. It's a star studded line-up of Gren Bartley, Eric Bazilian, Christine Collister, Ray Cooper, Johnny Coppin, Gavin Davenport, Judy Dyble, Edwina Hayes, Luke Jackson, Sian James, Robb Johnson, Virginia and Andrew Kettle, Peter Knight, Flossie Malavialle, Dave Mather and Peter Robinson, Patsy Matheson, Reg Meuross, Ninebarrow, Kelly Oliver, Richard Ryall, Said The Maiden, Linda Simpson, Dave Swarbrick, Jess Vincent, Lucy Ward, Chris While and Julie Matthews and Kellie While/ Musical backing provided by Merry Hell and extra vocals from The Pals Chorus. Special vocal appearances by Peggy and Pete Seeger.

Even more importantly it's a very good version in my opinion.

If you go to Armistice Pals - Where Have All the Flowers Gone you can watch the video and then, using the link supplied, pay £1 to download your own copy. I don't think you'll be disappointed but let me hear what you think of this version.


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Subject: RE: Armistice Pals
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 07 Nov 14 - 04:19 PM

Received my copy of the CD today.
Two good songs, well played and sung, a great section with Peggy Seeger talking about her relative who died in WW1, and a fine reading by Peggy of one of his war poems.
A very good fiver's worth (and proceeds to several excellent causes).


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Subject: RE: Armistice Pals
From: GUEST,Tattie Bogle
Date: 07 Nov 14 - 06:58 PM

No chance of me buying the Joss Stone song, tho' I have supported this year's Poppy appeal. Much better chance of me buying this one! I sang it in Dublin during the week after Pete Seeger's passing.


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Subject: RE: Armistice Pals
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Nov 14 - 07:12 PM

Armistice Pals INFINITELY better than JS ruining Bogle !!


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Subject: RE: Armistice Pals
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 08 Nov 14 - 11:08 PM

Caught this thread just before it disapeared...

Didn't think I'd like it, but I do.
Nice nod towards 60s Byrds jangle..
Definitely better than the other charity single.

But I certainly won't join the older than me narrow minded miseries in slagging off Stone and Beck,
and any other form of music that is not their usual comfy stale MOR 'folk'..

BTW.. thanks for bringing Merry Hell to my notice.
I'd not heard of them, and I'm not even sure how much I might like them.
But at least I now know they exist..

"FOLK-ROCK WITH A PUNK ATTITUDE"

Yeah right.. punk attitude at our age.. who'da thought it...!!!???


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Subject: RE: Armistice Pals
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 09 Nov 14 - 01:16 PM

Sorry to have to disagree with you pfr. I watched/listened to last night's Festival of Remembrance. Unfortunately I missed Jim Radford's contribution which I will try to pick up on playback. I'm not a massive fan of John Tams but his Warhorse song and the whole presentation of the piece was absolute magic, and then......Joss Stone absolutely murdered (sorry about the use of the word) Willie McBride!! Nothing to do with liking or disliking folk music or the song. The presentation was absolutely disrespectful to the lyrics. She might as well have been la-la-la-ing. It was all about what Joss Stone could do with her vocal acrobatics! The guitar accompaniment I don't object to. It didn't particularly intrude on the song but, my god, she did.

I'm not slagging off any type of music. Under other circumstances I would probably like Joss Stone's singing. I'm a big fan of Annie Lennox for instance. But her style of singing that song was totally inappropriate IMO. Funnily enough everyone I've spoken to since agrees with this.


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Subject: RE: Armistice Pals
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 09 Nov 14 - 01:27 PM

It's ok, I'm not a fan of Joss Stone either..

It's just I get cheesed off with the smug 'general consnsus' of persistant negativity and hostility here at mudcat
to just about any form of popular music post 1960s folk revival..

There's a lot of music I don't enjoy or have any fondness for,
but I don't constantly bitch about it and delight in belittling the performers and their fans..

Some of the old[er than me] miseries here treat music like it's an effin' blood sport.........


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Subject: RE: Armistice Pals
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 09 Nov 14 - 04:21 PM

Know what you mean, pfr, but most of 'em have nowhere else to let off steam. Just listened to/watched Jim Radford's very moving rendition. My simple observation is this, if a song has very moving lyrics and a good tune it sells itself as per Jim's rendition. To then take a song that does appeal to many people already in its simplicity and hype it up into the cacophony Stone produced is madness (IMO).


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