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Albums You'll Never Hear

Jerry Rasmussen 26 Oct 02 - 12:52 PM
Mr Happy 26 Oct 02 - 01:02 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 26 Oct 02 - 01:20 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 26 Oct 02 - 01:21 PM
khandu 26 Oct 02 - 01:38 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 26 Oct 02 - 01:39 PM
Alice 26 Oct 02 - 02:00 PM
DMcG 26 Oct 02 - 02:04 PM
Mr Happy 26 Oct 02 - 02:31 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Oct 02 - 03:10 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 26 Oct 02 - 04:27 PM
alanabit 26 Oct 02 - 04:37 PM
Leadfingers 26 Oct 02 - 04:45 PM
Rich(bodhránai gan ciall) 26 Oct 02 - 05:07 PM
Rich(bodhránai gan ciall) 26 Oct 02 - 05:10 PM
catspaw49 26 Oct 02 - 05:16 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Oct 02 - 05:37 PM
Alice 26 Oct 02 - 05:38 PM
Gareth 26 Oct 02 - 07:34 PM
Liz the Squeak 26 Oct 02 - 08:15 PM
Mr Red 26 Oct 02 - 08:22 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Oct 02 - 08:29 PM
Stephen L. Rich 26 Oct 02 - 08:34 PM
GUEST,allen woodpecker 27 Oct 02 - 06:58 AM
wysiwyg 27 Oct 02 - 07:12 AM
GUEST,suspect on the loose 27 Oct 02 - 07:26 AM
GUEST 27 Oct 02 - 07:33 AM
Liz the Squeak 27 Oct 02 - 07:34 AM
Leadfingers 27 Oct 02 - 07:34 AM
wysiwyg 27 Oct 02 - 07:35 AM
alanabit 27 Oct 02 - 09:06 AM
Santa 27 Oct 02 - 09:45 AM
Amos 27 Oct 02 - 10:17 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 27 Oct 02 - 10:19 AM
van lingle 27 Oct 02 - 10:22 AM
DMcG 27 Oct 02 - 01:26 PM
Mr Red 27 Oct 02 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England 27 Oct 02 - 01:59 PM
allanwill 27 Oct 02 - 02:15 PM
JJ 27 Oct 02 - 02:39 PM
McGrath of Harlow 27 Oct 02 - 03:24 PM
Jim Krause 27 Oct 02 - 03:41 PM
RangerSteve 27 Oct 02 - 05:53 PM
HuwG 28 Oct 02 - 08:32 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 28 Oct 02 - 09:17 AM
GUEST 29 Oct 02 - 02:10 PM
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Subject: A;bums You'll Never Hear
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 12:52 PM

Britney Spears sings Almeida Riddle, Pavrotti sings Howlin' Wolf, Blind Willie Johsnon Sings Arias From Naughty Mariette.

I thought that I'd cast this line out into the pond and see how many Mudcats I could catch. You can approach this thread in a lot of different ways. Come up with other equally unlikely album titles, and have fun with it. (Maybe we should reserve an album title with Shatner for Little Hawk, although "Shatner Sings" is a thigh-slapper all on its own.

Depending on what kind of music you're doing, there are some fundamental reasons why mixing singing styles is so ridiculous. Every type of music has its traditions, and approaches to singing.
If someone is going to make an album you might actaully hear, they need to do two things"

Sing what you Feel
Recognize the tradition within the music you're singing.

If a singer doesn't do both of those things, they're albums are likely to end up in the cut-out bin. Of course, there are exceptions... someone on a thread said that they really enjoy the Pat Boone sings Heavy Metal album... which could easily have been in my list at the top of this thread.

Anyway, enjoy yourself.. have a good laugh, or if you want to talk about approaching a style of singing that is not part of your tradition, do that. As an example... if you're white suburbia, and want to do black blues or gospel, should you imitate a black dialect "Nobody knows de troubles obscene?

It's all yours...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: A;bums You'll Never Hear
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 01:02 PM

A bums?


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 01:20 PM

Let's see if this will correct the thread title..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: A;bums You'll Never Hear
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 01:21 PM

Where are the spell-checkers when you need them?

Jerry

Right here in your friendly, liberal, neighborhood, non JoeClone


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Subject: RE: A;bums You'll Never Hear
From: khandu
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 01:38 PM

Well, Jerry, that is better than "assiebloke"!

"Marilyn Manson's Favorite Hymns of Faith"

"Bob Dylan Sings Good!"

"Jerry Rasmussen Sings The Best of Black Sabbath"

Tweed- "Good Recorded Music"

Bobert- "My Favorite Rap"

Dick Gaughan- "God Bless America"

bee-dubya-ell- "Bush, My President- My Man!"

catspaw- "I wish I were in Mississippi!" (featuring such great titles as "Roll with Ross-He's the Boss!)

khandu


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 01:39 PM

Thank you, nonJoe... so tell me how to do it, so I don't have to rely on others... a liberal non-speller from non-Hull

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Alice
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 02:00 PM

Eminem Lullaby Album
Eminem Gregorian Chant
Eminem... doing anything that is sung


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: DMcG
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 02:04 PM

The Benedictine Monks of Montserrat sing Rap Favourites


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 02:31 PM

m n m not banging & shouting!


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 03:10 PM

Well I'd have said the Chieftains with the Rolling Stones - but they made the record...


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 04:27 PM

I wouldn't count out the Chieftans with anyone. The Five Blind Boys are touring with Peter Gabriel, and the Fairfield Four recorded with Elvis Costello...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: alanabit
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 04:37 PM

There was a time when I might have suggested "Dylan Sings Gospel" - but it could happen yet. Joni Mitchell's "A Tribute To Britney Spears" album looks as though it will be a long time coming.


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 04:45 PM

This an old old in joke but Terry Silver sings the rolling stones song book.


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 05:07 PM

Mike and Mary Rafferty's Treasury of 80's Speed Metal.

Britney Spear's Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

Michael Bolton's stunning rendition of "Casadh an tSúgain" (B-side: Mo Ghíle Mear)

Kiss' Kompendium of Children's Classics


Eminem: The Marriage of Figaro


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 05:10 PM

Joe Cocker does Nsync


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 05:16 PM

Yoko Ono Sings the Sinatra Hits
Ozzy Ozbourne and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Songs of Happiness and Joy
from Red Sovine
Tiny Tim Does the Best Of Tennessee Ernie Ford
Donald Trump Sings Songs for the Working Man
Tramp Tramp Tramp by The Who
One Note Samba attempted by Ronald Reagan
I Fall To Pieces and Other Songs of Love by John Bobbitt
Gypsies Tramps and Thieves by Madelyne Toogoode (sorry Larry, it was just laying there....)
Great Songs of Civil Rights by Dubya and the Shrubbettes

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 05:37 PM

"Pavarotti sings George Formby" is another one I think we are going have to get along without.


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Alice
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 05:38 PM

Dylan Does Disco

The Singing Nun's DooWop album... oops I guess Whoopie Goldberg beat her to it with the movie. (is there a correct spelling for doo wop?)


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Gareth
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 07:34 PM

Sir Cliff Richard sings live at Aberflyhalf Rugby Club.

If I sir, was the marrying kind,..
The Harlot of Jerusalem....
The Ball at Kirrimuir .... etc


Gareth


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 08:15 PM

Songs for the merry heart - Leon Rosselson.

I was a Civil Servant - the artist formerly known as Ewan McColl

LTS


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Mr Red
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 08:22 PM

Alice
I always thought Gregorian was a game of Chance!

Albums
Elvis Lives - "Anagrams for 2002"
Lenard Cohen - "Happy, Happy Talk"


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 08:29 PM

Then remember there was Jimi Hendrix playing Star-Spangled Banner.

Waterson-Carthy singing madrigals - now I'd like to hear that. The same goes for Kate Rusby singing Marie Lloyd. But I'd draw the line at the Pogues "Best of Noel Coward." (The other way round might be quite enjoyable, if only Noel Coward's services could be obtained. "Fairy Tale of New York", perhaps with Joyce Grenfall for the Kirsty MacColl lines.)


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 08:34 PM

Johny Cash Sings Sondheim

Jerry Vale Sings The Best of Oscar Brand

Tom Paxton -- My Favotite Republican Campaign Songs

The Georgia Sea Island Singers -- A Tribute To Tom Leher

That's enough out of me for one night.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: GUEST,allen woodpecker
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 06:58 AM

Howz about
"Ronnie Drew sings Gilbert and Sullivan"
"Kalinka Vulchyeva - Dublin Street Songs"
"Matt Molloy and Seán Keane - Comb and Paper Duet"
"Holst - Planets Suite on Jew's Harp"

back to bed.a.w.


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 07:12 AM

"Horse With No Name" by Punch the Horse.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: GUEST,suspect on the loose
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 07:26 AM

Sid vicious sing Arias


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 07:33 AM

I was waiting for "Nirvana Performs The Mikado and Other Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites" but with Kurt gone it probably ain't gonna happen.


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 07:34 AM

Aled Jones sings the best of Judas Priest.

and one that should be made but hasn't been, 'Les Barker gets serious about poetry'.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 07:34 AM

Liz,you are being rather unkind to Leon Rosselson.It was his humerous songs that made me take up the guitar.So now you all know who to blame.


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 07:35 AM

Mississippi John Hurt, Born in Chicago.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: alanabit
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 09:06 AM

Enimen sings...


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Santa
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 09:45 AM

Leonard Cohen's "South Pacific"
Waterson-Carthy's "12 Favourite Elvis"
High Level Ranters' "New York, New York"
Kate Rusby's "Rugby Songbook"
(Your favourite politician)'s "Ballads of the Working Man"


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Amos
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 10:17 AM

Paul Simon Sings Songs My Mother Taught Me

Woody Allen and Willie Nelson: Barbershop Classics

Pete Seeger has a Twist Party!

Frank Warner Inteprets Don Giovanni

A


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 10:19 AM

A lot of laughs, here! Maybe even funnier are the albums that actually get made that seem almost as ridiculous. I must admit, I didn't rush out and buy the Pat Boone Sings Heavy Metal CD, but it probably could match most of these suggestions. And then, there are rock stars, like Paul McCartney and Billy Joel who try to write "classical" music. "Serious" music. I haven't heard any of their stuff, either, and probably never will because I wouldn't buy it, and I can't believe that it will ever be heard on the radio. Opera stars doing pop and rock music are a "classic" example of the mismatching of singing styles. Everyone from Mario Lanza to Pavrotti has tried it. Lanza had a successful career doing popular music at a time when reworkings of classical music were often heard on the radio. I don't think he could do it, now. I see that Rod Stewart has an album of standards out, with a repertoire much more like Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald might record. The reviews have been kind-hearted but certainly not praiseworthy. Kind of a "Way To Go, Minus."
And Aretha Franklin has tried her voice at Opera. Actors want to be singers, singers want to be actors, rock stars want to sing "Serious"
music, highly trained singers want to rock out. It rarely works. Reality is sometimes funnier than anything the most fertile mind could imagine.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: van lingle
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 10:22 AM

"Chet Atkins CGP (r.i.p.) Picks on Public Enemy".


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: DMcG
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 01:26 PM

Re: High Level Ranters sing "New York, New York". Be careful if you buy this one, there's a New York a few miles out from Newcastle on Tyne towards Whitley Bay. The High Level Ranters might sing about that one!


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 01:41 PM

DMcG
But they would need two takes!


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 01:59 PM

This is such a fun idea..well done for suggesting it Jerry..


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: allanwill
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 02:15 PM

Mark Knopfler "My Favourite Guitar Licks". Rolling Stone describes it as "... a mind-numbing two hours of the same 8 notes played over and over and over ...."

Allan


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: JJ
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 02:39 PM

In the realm of the real let us recall Kate Smith singing "The Ballad of the Green Berets," and the infamous Ethel Merman Disco Album.

(Kate also recorded a Hootenanny album.)


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 03:24 PM

Waterson-Carthy's "12 Favourite Elvis"

Martin Carthy sings a great Heartbreak Hotel. A lot better than Elvis I'd say, but then I would (but Martin wouldn't, typically.) He sang it on a recent programme on the BBC, and I believe he's recorded it. And Norma Waterson could sing anything and it'd be memorable.


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Jim Krause
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 03:41 PM

Oh, and does anybody remember Mrs. Miller? She was the granny who recorded a cover of "A Hard Day's Night." What a hoot!

Jim


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: RangerSteve
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 05:53 PM

For no reason except to make a very bad pun: Arnold Schwarzeneger playing fugues on the organ - he could call it "I'll Be Bach".

Like I said, it was a bad pun.

Anyway, since so many people are doing the "and Friends" type of album, how about Ozzy Osbourn and Friends: with Connie Francis, Vic Damone, the Three Tenors, Jean Ritchie, Jean Redpath, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Lennon Sisters, Frankie Yankovich, The Kingston Trio, Hanson, Menudo, Earl Scruggs....


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: HuwG
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 08:32 AM

I think the spell-checker bowdlerised RangerSteve's post; surely, that should have been, "Ozzy Osbourn and Fiends".

Some other suggestions:
Frank Zappa, "Easy Listening"
Glasgow Rangers FC Supporters' Club, "Irish Country Airs"
Ewan McColl, "Pomp and Circumstance"


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 09:17 AM

Many years ago, Frank Sinatra did a classic album titled For Swinging Lovers. How about Punch the Horse doing an album For Animal Lovers?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 02:10 PM

k.d. lang sings Anita Bryants Greatest Hits.Nick Cave sings Gilbert O'Sullivan. Maria Callas sings songs from Camelot.


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: alanabit
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 03:49 PM

Now that Rolf Harris really has done "Stairway to Heaven" and Elvis Costello really has performed an Abba song, it is becoming quite difficult to come up with fiction which is less likely than fact. I wonder if Michael Jackson has ever thought of singing "Little Children"?


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: raredance
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:25 PM

"Jawharp Jamboree" by Barbara Streisand

rich r


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:33 PM

Somehow I can visualize Streisand more with a Nose Flute.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Albums You'll Never Hear
From: GUEST,Chicken Charlie
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 09:58 PM

I think Winona Rider should debut as a singer with a cover of "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," maybe with Jailhouse Rock on the B-side. My favorite from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir would be John Henry, heavy on the ebonics, of course. As for Jean Richie, I've been asked if I know "Stairway to Heaven" while holding a dulcimer on my lap. I begged off, but who knows what a more experienced player could come up with. The B-part might be tricky to pull off.

CC


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