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Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?

Clinton Hammond2 10 Jan 01 - 11:54 PM
catspaw49 11 Jan 01 - 12:10 AM
Clinton Hammond2 11 Jan 01 - 12:13 AM
Joe Offer 11 Jan 01 - 12:22 AM
Clinton Hammond2 11 Jan 01 - 12:44 AM
katlaughing 11 Jan 01 - 02:50 AM
GUEST,NP 11 Jan 01 - 11:27 AM
Amergin 11 Jan 01 - 11:29 AM
Bert 11 Jan 01 - 11:36 AM
Clinton Hammond2 11 Jan 01 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Rana 11 Jan 01 - 11:54 AM
catspaw49 11 Jan 01 - 11:56 AM
Clinton Hammond2 11 Jan 01 - 12:00 PM
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katlaughing 11 Jan 01 - 05:10 PM
Burke 11 Jan 01 - 06:07 PM
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Subject: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:54 PM

Any hints on any famous ladies who might have covered The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald??

:-)


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 12:10 AM

Sorry Clinton.......not me. I don't recall any covering it and a search on Amazon and CDNow doesn't list any.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 12:13 AM

Next? Anyone else...

LOL!!


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 12:22 AM

You have the turntable set at 45 RPM, Clinton. Turn it down to 33-1/3, and you'll see it's just El Gordo singing fast.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 12:44 AM

Seriously... a chum recalls hearing a chick sing it on the radio once... CBC likely... we're trying to find out who that might have been...

-I- certainly wouldn't be researching this for myself... I hate that poorly written, monotonous, cliche frigg'n song!

Captain Torres, now -there's- a shipwreck song!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 02:50 AM

Well crap, I heard it a few days ago, on NPR, and I like it and I remember remarking to myself that it was the first time I'd heard her sing it, but hell if I know who it was now you had to ask! It was someone well known like EmmyLou, but not her, like Anne Murray, but not her, like Laura Love, but not her, oh dammit, now I'll not sleep!**BG**

Somebody....please answer his question; I know it's for real!!

kat


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: GUEST,NP
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 11:27 AM

Why don't you check with Fiona Ritchie on Thistle and Shamrock?


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Amergin
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 11:29 AM

Uh oh, looks like Kat didn't get any sleep last night...


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Bert
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 11:36 AM

....I hate that poorly written, monotonous, cliche frigg'n song.... BUT - I wish I knew what made it so successful.


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 11:46 AM

Heard that Bert!

^5's eh!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: GUEST,Rana
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 11:54 AM

AMG all-music guide have a list of 8 albums with this song on it.

Specific page is

http://allmusic.com/cg/x.dll?p=amg&sql=HWRECK|OF|THE|EDMUND|FITZGERALD

I can't be bothered how to do the blue clicky thing.

BTW, History Channel in Ontario had a one hour documentary on searching for the E F last night - just watched for the opening song, however.

Rana


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 11:56 AM

The event in itself made it successful. There was then and still remains a mystery as to why the Fitz went down. There were three different findings by inquiry boards at the time. Previous to this, the last major wreck on the Lakes was the Carl Bradley and that was almost 20 years before. Additionally, the Bradley had a survivor and the cause was known.

Similar to the greart storm of 1913, the one that blew across Superior that early November, was a convergence of three weather systems. Even with the weather data available to him, McSorley still trusted his own many years of experience on the Lakes and the seaworthiness of Big Fitz which eventually led to the boats demise. She was the biggest thing on the Lakes.

Even now, as then, we still harbor a romance for the Lakes and the contact that Lakes freighters have with the shore makes them more real then ocean going ships only seen in port. So its no surprise that a song about a modern and mysterious shipwreck with no survivors and no bodies stirs the imagination and Lightfoot played that feeling to the teeth. Additionally, the chord structure and droning sound do lend a "wind in the rigging" quality and mournfulness.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 12:00 PM

Ta' Rana, for yer effort, but no chicks there...

Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Wesley S
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 12:17 PM

There's a location called www.allmusic.com that lists a Melody Sweeting performing that song but they made it sound like it was an instrumental performance. They called it "new age". The CD was called "Sweet Nothings" and it also included "I write the songs" among others. Do you think that could have been it??


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 05:10 PM

Naw, it was Joan or somebody, I just know it!


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Burke
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 06:07 PM

I went to www.npr.org & did a search on Edmund Fitzgerald. There are 2 programs, one by Susan Stamberg in Nov. I'm listening to something else, but the program is about 3 min., maybe that the program katlaughing remembers.


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 06:55 PM

I listened to both NPR programs. The only recording played was Lightfoot's.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 08:39 PM

Well this sure has everyone stumped. I'm dying to know who that famous chick is.


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: Dan Calder
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 06:25 AM

Clinton,

You could try posting your request at alt.music.lightfoot

These guys know everything Lightfoot-related.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Help: Famous chick singing The Wreck o Fitz?
From: raredance
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 09:34 AM

Lee Murdock has a nice version of Fitz. He pairs it with an old Great Lakes ballad "Red Iron Ore". But he ain't a chick, famous or otherwise.

rich r


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