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Queens 90th music

GUEST,HiLo 10 Jun 16 - 06:56 PM
Jack Campin 10 Jun 16 - 07:43 PM
MGM·Lion 11 Jun 16 - 03:12 AM
GUEST,AR 11 Jun 16 - 05:07 AM
MGM·Lion 11 Jun 16 - 09:01 AM
GUEST,HiLo 11 Jun 16 - 09:17 AM
Will Fly 11 Jun 16 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,HiLo 11 Jun 16 - 12:42 PM
Helen 11 Jun 16 - 07:28 PM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Jun 16 - 07:41 PM
Jack Campin 11 Jun 16 - 07:58 PM
Stanron 11 Jun 16 - 08:08 PM
MGM·Lion 12 Jun 16 - 01:38 AM
GUEST,HiLo 12 Jun 16 - 02:36 AM
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Subject: Queens 90th music
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 10 Jun 16 - 06:56 PM

The original post on this was, I was hoping, going to have to do with music! that is how the thread began. I intended to post what our sing around music group was doing to celebrate. Then some opinopent mod moved it and the thread became yet another bit of argy Bargy.. Too bad. However, perhaps I could say what our group is doing to celebrate, we are getting together over six nights in two weeks to celebrate the British music of the last 90 years, everyone from Alma Cogan To Adele, Al Bowley to David Bowie. when people came to sing tonight or play CDs we had a grand time listening to and talk g about some great music. We have five more nights to go and all are looking forward to it. ninety years of great music during this woman's lifetime, what are your highlights! I am really interested to know!


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Jun 16 - 07:43 PM

Wikipedia lists some important premieres in art music from 1926, which I would not have guessed were all written so close together:

Puccini: Turandot
Varese: Ameriques
Sibelius: Tapiola
Janacek: Sinfonietta, The Makropoulos Case
Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin, Piano Concerto no. 1
Falla: Harpsichord Concerto

Living musicians born in the same year: Gyorgy Kurtag and Tony Bennett.

It's a somewhat ghoulish coincidence that both The Makropoulos Case and The Miraculous Mandarin are about immortality considered as a pathological burden.


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 03:12 AM

I would urge, without I hope appearing too chauvinist in this particular, that British music should, for obvious reasons, take precedence. Would mention the work of Britten, Jimmy Kennedy, Vaughan Williams, Flanders & Swann, Lionel Bart, Sir Henry Wood, 2 x Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Oscar Asche, Walton, Sargent, Cecil Sharp, Ewan MacColl, Coward, Novello, Slade & Reynolds, Leon Rosselson, Ian Anderson, ····

+ others too numerous... ∞∞∞∞, but you get my drift.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: GUEST,AR
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 05:07 AM

Yes, British music should ALWAYS take precedence. I would remind listeners in particular of The Sex Pistols' rousing version of 'God Save the Queen.'


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 09:01 AM

Really? Why, AR? It isn't even good polemic, it's pusillanimous childish rubbish -- like saying "Yahboo!" to Teacher from a safe distance. I should like to see any such manifestation from any of the regimes that those who purported to like it tend to favour, and just wonder what might happen to the perpetrators!

Still, in the indispensable formulation generally attributed to President Lincoln, "For those who like that sort of thing..."

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 09:17 AM

Well, our wee group has so far done Eve Boswell, Al Bowley, and others from the forties and fifties. The one we all joined in on was Eve Boswell's "Pickin a Chicken". We Also enjoyed Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill" by Kenneth MacKellar. Great fun and a treat to revisit some of this music. I often wonder why Al Bowelly is not better known, great stuff.


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: Will Fly
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 11:55 AM

Oh, there's a large number of Al Bowley fans out there. He may not get airplay or whatever you need these days, but he's still a favourite of many, many people - some of whom weren't alive when he was performing!

I think his version of "Love Is The Sweetest Thing" is a pure gem. Alan Day and I used to do it as a duet on Anglo concertina and guitar.


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 12:42 PM

He is well before my time as well, But I am a huge fan. I agree about Love Is The Sweetest Thing.
Tonight we are going for some fifties and early sixties....should be fun.


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: Helen
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 07:28 PM

HiLo,

When I looked up a pop song from a few years ago:

White Town - I Could Never Be Your Woman

I noticed a comment below the video saying that the distinctive riff came from Al Bowlly's song:

Al Bowlly- My Woman

That's the first time I had heard of him, but I bought a 2 CD set on the strength of that one song.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 07:41 PM

She evidently has indicated a fondness for George Formby singing Leaning on a Lamp
post, and Vera Lynn singing There'll be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover.

So don't miss those out HiLo.


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: Jack Campin
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 07:58 PM

I would urge, without I hope appearing too chauvinist in this particular, that British music should, for obvious reasons, take precedence.

I would urge not. The Queen's major political project throughout her reign has been the British Commonwealth and she has done her damnedest not just to be the Queen of the UK. Music from any of the pink bits would be equally appropriate.


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: Stanron
Date: 11 Jun 16 - 08:08 PM

Helen wrote: That's the first time I had heard of him, but I bought a 2 CD set on the strength of that one song

I first came across Al Bowley's name in a Jack Higgins novel. When I heard the voice I became a fan as well.


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 12 Jun 16 - 01:38 AM

Agreed, Jack. I meant to subsume "the pink bits". Clearly likes of Belafonte should be added to my ad ∞ list.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Queens 90th music
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 12 Jun 16 - 02:36 AM

Well, if you did the "pink bits" you would have a very large Canadian bit....Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Celine Dion, k d Lang, Shania Twain , Kate and Anna, of course. and that is just Canada, not to mention many other "pink bits. so we decided to go British, just to help narrow the choices.


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