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Tony Christie goes back to his roots

Dave the Gnome 28 Sep 15 - 11:32 AM
Dave the Gnome 29 Sep 15 - 07:06 AM
Dave Hanson 29 Sep 15 - 07:13 AM
FreddyHeadey 29 Sep 15 - 07:38 AM
Dave the Gnome 29 Sep 15 - 07:44 AM
Dave the Gnome 29 Sep 15 - 07:56 AM
FreddyHeadey 29 Sep 15 - 08:16 AM
Dave Hanson 29 Sep 15 - 09:31 AM
Dave the Gnome 29 Sep 15 - 04:21 PM
GUEST,leeneia 30 Sep 15 - 10:58 AM
Mr Red 01 Oct 15 - 04:33 AM
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Subject: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 11:32 AM

Full story on ITV news here. I think it works pretty well. Heard the full 'Star of the County Down' on Wogan over the weekend. "Avenues and Alleyways" was not quite as good but it was the first time they had performed it in public!


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 07:06 AM

Well, I thought it was quite interesting even if no-one else did :-)


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 07:13 AM

What ?


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 07:38 AM

For me the ITV video would only play for a for a few seconds then say "...currently unavailable..."

But there are a couple of tracks here
Tony C and Ranagri on Wogan 27.9.2015

1:40- interview
3:50- Star of the County Down
11:25- Letter From America

A bit poppy for my liking, but ok.


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 07:44 AM

...and on good ol' YouTube


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 07:56 AM

Heard the show while I was driving, Freddy. I think they only did County Down and Avenues. Letter from America was, unless I am very much mistaken, the Proclaimers.

Bit of a play on words with Christie's 'Avenues and Alleyways' being the theme tune for the Protectors.


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 08:16 AM

Indeed.

I wondered if that was a bit wrong! But I just did a copy paste from the BBC page... (and didnt listen to more than a few words of a&a)
so

1:40- interview
3:50- Star of the County Down
11:25- Avenues and Alleyways


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 09:31 AM

He still sings like a pop singer.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 04:21 PM

I think it works though. I guess it is his natural voice. I must admit that when I first heard him being interviewed on Wogan I thought he may do the 'put on Oirish' folky voice. Luckily I was wrong. It is also his background - His grandparents were from County Mayo - Grandma played fiddle and Granddad the squeeze box. He was brought up in Yorkshire but from an early age he found that if he sang while his Dad playing the piano people would give him sixpence. He decided then it was a good way to make a living and stuck at it! Good on him :-)


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:58 AM

Thanks for the YouTube link, Dave. I enjoyed it.


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 04:33 AM

As Martin Carthy says "You can do anything you want to a folk song, anything, and it will survive. Except ignore it"


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Subject: RE: Tony Christie goes back to his roots
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 06:04 AM

Glad to be of service leeneia :-)

I think MC is right in saying you can do anything to a folk song. But in some cases the question should be why :-)


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