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(Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)

saulgoldie 28 Feb 18 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Lin 01 Mar 18 - 01:22 AM
leeneia 03 Mar 18 - 10:51 AM
leeneia 03 Mar 18 - 10:53 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 03 Mar 18 - 12:56 PM
Jeri 03 Mar 18 - 01:14 PM
Andy7 03 Mar 18 - 02:49 PM
Joe Offer 03 Mar 18 - 11:01 PM
Steve Gardham 04 Mar 18 - 11:04 AM
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Subject: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: saulgoldie
Date: 28 Feb 18 - 01:07 PM

Every now and then, one of their songs comes flying in from the past and...WOW! That voice!


Jay and the Americans (Cara Mia)

Can I do this on a folk music platform?

Saul


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Subject: RE: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 01:22 AM

Saul:

I agree and one song I can think of in particular is a beautiful ballad from the Beach Boys called, "The Lonely Sea."
It is a lesser known song that many people do not even know about and Brian Wilson wrote it in the early 60's. Lyrics are beautiful and full of sadness. Can be heard on Youtube. Not pop sounding at all but just an eloquently written song and lovely melody.


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Subject: RE: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: leeneia
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 10:51 AM

"Can I do this on a folk platform?"

Yes, but try not to sound so much like an opera singer. Sing gently and tenderly. If you have a mandolin, that would be great.


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Subject: RE: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: leeneia
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 10:53 AM

Thanks for the link, Lin. I like it.


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Subject: RE: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 12:56 PM

just sing the song your own way- doesn't matter where it came from- if you do it well & anyone objects, well you can't please everyone


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Subject: RE: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 01:14 PM

He's not bad at 72 years old, either.


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Subject: RE: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: Andy7
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 02:49 PM

Yes, he has a very good voice. I think his falsetto in the song is a mistake though, it's not especially strong or sweet. Compare with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe4qk7Mijlo

Btw ... are those morris dancers at 1:57?


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Subject: RE: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 11:01 PM

Here's a bit about the origins of the song from https://www.definitions.net/definition/cara%20mia:
    "Cara Mia" is a popular song published in 1954 that became a UK number 1 and US number 10 hit for English singer David Whitfield in 1954 and a #4 hit for the American pop group Jay and the Americans in 1965. Jay & The Americans' version went into the charts in the Netherlands when it was re-released in 1980. The title means "my beloved" in Italian.

My Great Song Thesaurus says words and music were by Trulio Tranpani and Lee Lange, 1954. Was it first written in Italian? Not much in Wikipedia.

-Joe-

Here's a recent performance of the song by Jay Black, formerly of Jay and the Americans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFW6rmtUXY
Apparently, there's disagreement about who the Jay in Jay and the Americans should be. I think there have been three of them, and all three are pretty good at singing falsetto. Here's another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_VAOjzjhn0.


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Subject: RE: (Not Folk) Music (But GREAT music)
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 04 Mar 18 - 11:04 AM

Joe
That's David Whitfield of Hull by the way.


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