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Slim Whitman-born 1924, retirement tour 2002

Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland 27 Oct 02 - 08:45 AM
alinact 27 Oct 02 - 09:37 AM
Pasco Pat 27 Oct 02 - 10:39 AM
Art Thieme 27 Oct 02 - 10:53 AM
Metchosin 27 Oct 02 - 11:00 AM
Metchosin 27 Oct 02 - 11:11 AM
kendall 27 Oct 02 - 02:05 PM
Gypsy 27 Oct 02 - 02:32 PM
Liz the Squeak 27 Oct 02 - 02:42 PM
Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland 01 Nov 02 - 07:17 AM
GUEST,Tomtom 10 May 11 - 06:02 PM
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Subject: BS: Slim Whitman
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 08:45 AM

Last night I was at a Slim Whitman concert in Glasgow.

Slim Whitman is 78 years old and is retiring from giving concerts however he's still be making cd's.
He's been married for 61 years and has been performing for 46 years, he's been recording songs for 50 years.

I think that's great, I mean how many other performers can say that.
Not many.

Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Slim Whitman
From: alinact
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 09:37 AM

I'm ashamed to say I don't think I would ever play a Slim Whitman record when there are other people around. But, on my own, now that's a different story.

Allan


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Subject: RE: BS: Slim Whitman
From: Pasco Pat
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 10:39 AM

Last year I learned "I Remember You" and found my vocal style becoming somewhat Slim Whitmanic after listening to his version in comparison with Frank Eifield's. I do not like to admit it, but I must acknowledge Slim is an influence.


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Subject: RE: BS: Slim Whitman
From: Art Thieme
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 10:53 AM

Slim Whitman always had a fine voice with tremendous range. To my way of thinking, Slim Whitman is to the U.S.A what Alex Cempbell was to Scotland------a great treasurehouse of songs. ----Some were good and some rather banal, but the majority of them were quite musically impressive. I am sure that Mr. Whitman made a ton of new fans and a lot of $$$$$ from those cloying late-night TV ads for his records a couple of decades ago in the U.S. but those advertisments also made him something to smirk at for some folks. His high--yodeling was only surpassed by Elton Britt (in my estimation) and maybe by Goebel Reeves too. I'm amazed and pleased to see that Slim Whitman is still active. How was his voice at this late date?

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: Slim Whitman
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 11:00 AM

Oooow oooow oooh oooow o ooow ooow ooow ooow o oooow! Oddly enough, I have been listening to a lot of Slim Whitman this past couple of weeks and in public too. A bit of Mudcat syncronicity again. My brother rememered a snippit of a song from when we were small and asked me to dig it up if I could. Voila!!! My bro is planning to record it on his next CD. Mind you, I had to wade through a lot of Slim's songs that left an impresion when we were nine or ten, that just don't do it for me today. Actually some of it was a little painful.*BG* But the fellow deserves congratulations for personal staying power.


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Subject: RE: BS: Slim Whitman
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 11:11 AM

Art, Slim, on a few occasions, wandered a little off key.....but impressively so.


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Subject: RE: BS: Slim Whitman
From: kendall
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 02:05 PM

I've always thought he had one of the best voices in country music. Never cared much for the material though. Wilf Carter performed into his 90's.


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Subject: RE: BS: Slim Whitman
From: Gypsy
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 02:32 PM

I grew up with voices like Slim Whitmans.............me mither figured that the stereo and tv were HERS, so i had an eclectic taste early on. More power to ye, Slim!


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Subject: RE: BS: Slim Whitman
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 02:42 PM

Gypsy, I had the same sort of mother... although only when father wasn't in the house, which was mostly now I remember it....

I grew up with Slim in one ear and the Beatles in the other (thanks Bruv, wherever you are), with the odd bit of Stones and church choral stuff thrown in.

Good to hear he's still going...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Slim Whitman
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 07:17 AM

Art,

When Myself and my dad saw him, we thought he was great at the singing and cracking small jokes with both the crowd and also the band.
He was brillant.

His voice was great, I just wish that when I reach that age, I can still reach the high notes just like him.

Tom


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Subject: RE: Slim Whitman
From: GUEST,Tomtom
Date: 10 May 11 - 06:02 PM

Hi did slim go on any tv shows in the 1950's or 60's ? Be nice to buy a dvd of him i think he is great.


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