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What's playing now?

Will 08 Jun 98 - 09:45 PM
Joe Offer 08 Jun 98 - 09:59 PM
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Big Mick 08 Jun 98 - 11:15 PM
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Barbara 09 Jun 98 - 02:04 AM
Helen 09 Jun 98 - 05:55 AM
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Largo 09 Jun 98 - 08:04 AM
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Dale Rose 09 Jun 98 - 08:50 AM
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Rockaday Johnnie 09 Jun 98 - 10:38 AM
Allan C. 09 Jun 98 - 11:23 AM
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Barbara Shaw 09 Jun 98 - 12:47 PM
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Subject: What's playing now?
From: Will
Date: 08 Jun 98 - 09:45 PM

I'm curious to know what music we play with Mudcat. You might think of this as a bit like a "Come as you are" sort of party, but with better taste. What music are you playing (CD, tape, vinyl, ...), if any, while you read this?

I'll admit that I've got a Clash compilation "Super Black Market Clash" on, along with the Tiger's game.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jun 98 - 09:59 PM

You caught me in an unusual situation, Will. Right now, I'm listening to near-silence, the sound of the blower on my computer. I almost always have music playing. On the top of my stack of music to listen to is the "Money for Nothing" CD by Dire Straits, since Alison happened to mention them the other day.
Come to think of it, I wish this computer were a litter closer to silent. Wouldn't it be nice to have a computer that didn't make noise?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Zane
Date: 08 Jun 98 - 10:11 PM

"Deep in the Blues" CD by James Cotton. My latest purchase. Anyone heard it? Zane {from Canada eh}


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dave Schipper winpennant@aol.com
Date: 08 Jun 98 - 10:41 PM

Nothing, but you reminded me I wanted to listen to the Greg Brown "Slant 6 Mind", Just got it at the Golden Ring Saturday..


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Jun 98 - 11:15 PM

Glad you asked. I am listening to a fourty+ year old recording of Brendan Behan singing the folksongs of Ireland a cappella. He has obviously been into the crather as he was making the recording, and he sings "The Aul Triangle" on the tape. It is over an hour of him telling stories and singing songs. Very unstructured. The poor quality of the recording adds to the charm. Which reminds me of a story about the Behan's, if you would all be so kind as to indulge me.

I heard the story from Liam Tiernan (one of the founders of Barleycorn) when he was last in my precincts. Apparently he was very close to the Behan's. He tells the story of how Stephen Behan, who believe or not really enjoyed a proper jar of the old dark stuff, was cautioned by his lovely wife, Aul Katch (Old Kate for my english speaking friends), not to spend the day in the pub as she wanted him to dig the garden for planting. Then off she went to work. She wasn't gone 15 minutes, and Stephen was in the Public House enjoying a jar of the heavy. Next thing he knew, most of the day was gone by and he hadn't put the spade to the first shovel of dirt. Now Aul Katch's temper was legendary and he did not want to face her after her warning him that very morning. So he hit on the following idea. He placed an anonymous call to the RIC barracks and informed them that the IRA had a cache of arms buried behind a house in the neighborhood. Then he gave them his address. The lore is that within 20 minutes they pulled up and dug ferociously for the arms, found nothing and left. When the good woman got home, she was pleasantly surprised to find Stephen putting the finishing touches on the sod.

That's Tiernan's story, and in the tradition of my people, You tell it and I'll swear to it.

Slan,

Mick


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Sheye
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 12:05 AM

Tower of Songs tribute - very own Cohen


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: alison
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 01:17 AM

Hi Will,

well I was listening to "a Celtic Heartbeat Christmas" (Yes I know it's June..... but it's cold in Sydney!!)

But seeing as you mentioned it I'm off to get "Rock the Cashbah"...

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Barbara
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 02:04 AM

What I've got in the three slot turntable are the first Voice Squad CD; Bang on a Can, which is Brian Eno's latest Airport Music CD; and Mauna Kea, White Mountain Journal - Keola Beamer slack key guitar instrumental. Barbara


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Helen
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 05:55 AM

I don't know whether you really want to know what I've been listening to lately, but here goes.

The last one was Skunk Anansie: Stoosh (a sort of punky gutsy rock band with attitude and a sense of social justice), Kavisha Mazzella: Mermaids in the Well (an Australian/Italian/Bulgarian(?) woman with an amazing voice and a wonderful mix of ethnic styles), some African music, some Moroccan music, some flamenco music, some classical music (Bobby McFerrin: Paper Music, Vivaldi: Four Seasons) and to top it all off a really incredible techno-percussion group called Leftfield, which my boyfriend won't even listen to because it's techno.

Are you sorry you asked, now?

Helen


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: AndyG
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 07:19 AM

To be honest (I'm at work (lunchtime)) so I'm not listening to anything, were I at home I'd be listening to the people I've most recently seen.
Tenterhooks - Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies. Some great songs by Jez on this album.
By Land And Sea - Tom McConville & Pauline Cato. Tom McConville is just so different.
Anything by Les Barker/Mrs Ackroyd Band.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Largo
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 08:04 AM

Hi,

I'm at work now, but as soon as I reach my Home Sweet Home I will undoubtly listen to Old Blind Dogs and Tannas, then I think it will be Vopli Vidoplyasova last album and a wee bit of Georgian folk by Merabi Kashiya. And fall asleep with Erin the Goddess theme from Lord of the Dance Soundtrack. By the way, does anybody know the words for it :-) There are some like "I wish, I wish, I wish ..." :-)

Cheers, Largo


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: aldus
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 08:18 AM

I am listening to a terrific CD...Ancient Voices,, an album of Medieval Russian Music.. Glorious Stuff. I was listening to the new June Tabor album which I don"t like at all. Is it just me or is June Tabor getting to be a bit of a bore these days. Saw her in St. Ives last Spring and was disappointed then as well. I also like to listen to Mary Jane Lammond while I"m typing away.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 08:40 AM

G'day,
Having a computer that makes CDs I sometimes make compilations of my favourite tracks. The one I have on now has > 70 mins of Celtic music, the track playing now is "The Five Pound Flute / Donald McLennan’s Exercise / What Pain I Have Endured Since Last Year" by the Old Blind Dogs. (And the original CDs are all my own!)

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 08:50 AM

Well, the old CD player currently has two by Ian and Sylvia ~~ Northern Journey and Four Strong Winds, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the Buckhannon Brothers of St. Louis, and Songs of the Civil War in it. Clean Living is (or rather was) on the turntable, and the cassette player has Karen Kraft and The Dixie Darlin's of Mt. View, AR in it. But really, lately I have been listening mostly to old time music on the internet from Phil and Gaye Johnson, especially the show with David Holt.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Earl
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 09:39 AM

I have a CD player that holds 150 CDs. It contains folk and rock recordings from the 50's through the 90's and country and blues form the 20's on. There's a little bit of bluegrass, some Australian bushbands, some maritime, Edith Piaf's greatest hits, and a recording of Scott Joplin rags. I most often set it for random play so I don't know what is coming next. It's like a radio station with an infinite playlist and no disk jockey.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Rockaday Johnnie
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 10:38 AM

For the last hour I've been trying to get Art Thieme's "Outright Bold faced Lies" lp into my CD Player--but it won't Fit.....


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Allan C.
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 11:23 AM

I just tapped into this computer/radio site. It is pretty good. A lot of ancient "humor" pieces from the time of the great folkscare and a few more recent. All in all, a pretty good mix of new and old folk and folkstyle music.

Midnight Special

This is my first attempt at creating a link, so if this posting doesn't work it only shows that I have much to learn. If, by chance, it does; I owe a lot to the Mudcat threads on HTML stuff.

Allan


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Jon W.
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 11:25 AM

The last tape I listened to was The Deseret String Band (local, but I believe they are known somewhat outside of Utah) and Smoky Mountain Hymns, a compilation of hymns performed on hand crafted instruments: banjo, dulcimers (both kinds), mandolin, guitar, etc. The next tape is one Murray sent me to test my lyric-interpreting ear: Charley Patton, King of the Delta Blues. (thanks, Murray). I guess he was the king before Robert Johnson was.

P.S. Big Mick, great story. I've seen it before in other contexts, must be folklore;-) I recognize the word 'crather' from the song "Finnegan's Wake". Could you tell us what it means?

Jon W.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Jaxon
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 11:26 AM

I'm currently listening to a retrospective of Sandy Denny released on Ryko. She was such a talent.
Jack Murray


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 12:47 PM

I'm on my lunch hour, so nothing playing in the background. However, I just added a new song to my family songbook from an unusual (for me) source.

Heard Randy Travis on Good Morning America the other day, singing a GREAT song called The Hole. Finally found it on tape, so this one song cost me $10, but it makes a great bluegrass number. (My first/only Randy Travis album). You can listen to it at http://www.randy-travis.com/you.htm

Imagine it with banjo instead of steel guitar. Imagine it without drums. Imagine it with high tenor harmony. Imagine not being at work . . .


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Nora
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 04:22 PM

How funny! It sounds like some of us are probably listening to the same things. I want to check out the Ancient Voices Cd that aldus mentions.

In my CD changer I have Greg Brown's Slant 6 Mind, one of the Sandy Denny Retrospective volumes, Leonard Cohen's more best of collection, Tom Waits The Early Years Vol 2, and Kate and Anna McGarrigle's Matapedia. All I need to do now is hit play. I've been sitting here listening to the traffic noises.

I've been looking at those 150+ CD changers Earl mentions. I like the idea of putting everything in there and hitting random play.

Nora


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 08:17 PM

The last things on the CD player were Jean Redpath's "Songs of Robert Burns" and "Old Time Banjo" by Reed Martin, a Wash DC area fellow who seems to have won every clawhammer banjo award and contest known..he is UNBELIEVABLE! (and all the tunes have a real story of how he learned them and such!)

The last 33 1/3's were "Yehudi Menuhin meets Ravi Shankar" and "Ballads of Alaska" by 'Uncle Bob' Pavitt, featuring a sterling rendition of "When the Iceworms Nest Again"

next in line are "Introducing the Beers Family" which I found in a 2nd hand store, and four 10" LP's of Richard Dyer-Bennet!!..


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 08:51 PM

Hi Jon, "The crather" is a way to say "the creature" which refers to whiskey, and most likely John Jamesons very finest Irish (is there any other) Whiskey. Oops, my bias is showing. I believe it comes from the West of Ireland, as my Grandda, who was a Galway man, used it all the time.

Mick


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 09:53 PM

Heyla,

At the moment I'm dubbing my "Mind Games" mix - I put together a mix of Celtic/Folk and Classic Rock and am going to drop it off in the mailboxes of a few teachers at my school with a note saying "Let me know if you like the music" and an Email address.. just for fun, to see who responds. The song currently playing is "Reinventing the Wheel", a beautiful little folk song by a local group. Anyone want the lyrics? The song right before it was "Wilderness" by Clannad, the one right after is "Time In a Bottle" by Jim Croce

Sla/n, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 12:11 AM

Right now I'm listening to 2 cassettes I dubbed via Real Audio (3 hours ) from the Archive Of Folk Culture at the Library Of Congress. It's a wondrous collection recorded in dust bowl era US camps in California by Chas. Todd in 1940 and 1941! http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/afc.html

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 12:14 AM

Johnny,

You're one of the few that has that LP!

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Rockaday Johnnie
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 10:21 AM

--Yeah, Art -- and it's a goodun'


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 12:56 PM

Yeah, Art, and the rest of us are waiting for a CD!! When's it coming out?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Animaterra
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 07:54 PM

Zap Mama, Adventures in Afropea I. Incredible close harmony and rhythmic technogyric!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 11:23 PM

Joe, Wish I could tell ya when it might be out! Andrew Calhoun (Waterbug Records)wants it to be out by the Fox River Valley Festival (Labor Day) but I kind o' doubt that. Got much to do and need to go to Mayo Cl. for a few weeks first--then maybe a voiceover for a docu-thing on Civil War reinactors---so stuff's on hold.

Rockaday Johnny--Thanks--that live LP on Kicking Mule used to be a compact disk--then I fed it a Viagra and an hour later--lo & behold--12 inches! "Tell your ma--tell your pa--our love's gonna grow--doo waa, doo waa!!"

art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 11:27 PM

RIGHT NOW I'm listening to the BULLS GAME!!!

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jun 98 - 12:11 AM

Gee, Art - I thought all that BULL was coming from you.....
Uhhhhh, sorry...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Jon W.
Date: 11 Jun 98 - 04:15 PM

Well, Art, I'm glad someone's happy. Here in Utah the depression is almost unbearaBULL.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 11 Jun 98 - 08:56 PM

You've a fine team in Utah---We're just as scared here in Illinois that the games might shift back to Salt Lake. So the Bulls MUST win it tomorrow night or I'll be on the road & can't watch 'em when Michael & Scotty & Dennis win it all out there!

And any state that's named after Utah Phillips can't be all bad! (Do you folks go out on the salt flats & build "salt castles"?) 30 Years ago I saw a mirrage on the Flats---an ENTIRE MOUNTAIN I was watching just up an' DISAPEARED!Truly amazing. Also, I heard that Brigham stayed there 'cause he was sure corn'd grow on salt!!

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Grubby
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 09:37 AM

Right now I'm listening to James Keelaghan a great Canadian singer/songwriter. Discovered his songs when he visited Australia a couple of years ago. Would be interested to know if any othe mudcatters have come across this talented performer Regards Grubby


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Rockaday Johnnie
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 10:30 AM

Time to load the CD Changer - This time; Geoff Muldaur - Sleepy Man Blues - Jack Elliott - Ramblin' Jack (His Topic Stuff) Bob Dylan - Guitars Kissing (The live 1966 "Royal Albert Hall" concert with the band)Cindy Mangsen Songlines (What a WONDERFUL voice) Paul Clayton - Wanted For Murder and Blind Willie Mctell - 1940 - the Library of Congress Co0llection --The cartridge I just pulled had all 6 of the Anthology which has been playinmg constantly lately...


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 11:05 AM

Johnnie---GREAT TASTE! All are grand! Cindy is the only other voice that EVER was on any recording with me. She sang harmony on a version of the Texas Rivers song that was re-written for IL & WI. (other than that one cut it was just me and my instrument.

Cindy & Anne Hills have a marvelous new CD out---title: NEVER GROW UP! Cindy & her husband, Steve Gillette are great friends to us & wonderful folkies!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Rockaday Johnnie
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 11:47 AM

I've been waiting for the Hills/Mangsen to come out --I'm looking forward to hearing it..I love Annie when she does the trad songs---like the "Panic" lp?cd --Gee Art, I'll bet that's your voice I hear in "while I Sleep". Steve & Cindy will be in the area in Nevember - hope to get some time with them..It's been a while.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 07:35 PM

Johnnie---Yep, it was me on that song with lots o' others. Annie'd get upset when we'd sing, "While you sleep, While you sleep, Lend me your car while you sleep, You won't need it then..."

That sure was a LONG TIME AGO--a whole other marriage.

Cindy & Anne do a great job on a song I taught 'em--"The Master Of The Sheepfold"---on the new CD! I was gonna be on that track with 'em but couldn't do that. (It will be on the CD I'm doin... (Say Johnnie, Do I know you?)

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 08:05 PM

I will be posting a new thread about "The Master of the Sheepfold"...I have an old gospel hymnal with what must be the 'original' of that...verses in black dialect, but obviously 'same' song. I'll get the book out and type 'em in.....


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 01:14 AM

That'd be great to see for certain. But in a day I'll be gone for a few weeks. I'll look tomorrow and then when I get home.

"Master Of The Sheepfold" , as I was told, was found in Maine by Bill Bonyun. He sang it to Susan Richardson who took it to the New York Pinewoods folk camp in Massachusetts. Jerry Epstein, at Pinewoods, taught it to me. Driving back to Chicago after Pinewoods that summer I stopped to hang out with my old Chicago friend, Cindy Mangsen, who then lived near Albany, New York. I showed that to her then for the first time. Later I changed the language of the song from the very heavy Afrom-American dialect I'd learned it in----"Massa Ob De Sheepfold" became "Master Of The Sheepfold". I think it's now twice as beautiful as it was before. And Cindy & Anne make it sound like an angel chorus! To make this fit into this thread I ought to let you know I'm listening to Cindy & Anne's CD right NOW!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Frank in the swamps
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 06:03 AM

Just before I went to work, it was Sinatra, right now, nothing. My Significant Bother is sound asleep, if I had the guts, I'd pop in a Eugene O'Donal cd. I'd love to hear "The downfall of Paris" but the "little woman" isn't so little when she's angry. Frank in the shh! swamps.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 10:48 AM

Well, it's definitely not the Bulls that's playing right now. Congratulations to Salt Lake City on a great game last eve. Time'll tell...

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 05:56 PM

The title in my book is "Poor Lil' Brack Sheep"...copywrite 1900 by E.O. Excell... Book is 'Make His Praise Glorious'....says it was written by Ethel Maude Colson and Lucy Rider Meyer

"Poor lil' brack sheep that stray'd away
Done los' in de win' and rain
An'de shepherd he say:"oh, hirlin'
Go and find my sheep again."
An de hirlin' froun, "Oh, Shepherd,
"Dat sheep am brack and bad.."
But de Shepherd, he smile like de brack sheep
Wuz de onliest lamb he had"

(gonna send this...then add other verses...have RTI!)


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 06:18 PM

I think Ill go on and copy what I have to a new thread, so it will be all there in one place...


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 14 Jun 98 - 08:44 PM

Women of the World Celtic II. Putumayo,PUTU 134-2. (This, BTW, comes in one of those cardboard CD containers which heretofore had only been used by jazz musicians, and I am delighted that the concept is catching on. I must break two or three plastic CD cases a week.)

Prior to that, a tape, "Cape Breton Fiddlers on Early LP's", Breton Books and Music, no ID #.

Prior to that, a homemade tape (thanks, Nigel) of Chris Foster's "All Things In Common", a deleted Topic LP.

Prior to that, Steeleye Span "Ten Man Mop", Crest CD009.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Cuilionn
Date: 14 Jun 98 - 08:45 PM

I'm wairkin' thro' a hantle o' assigned list'nin' richt noo, frae a friend o' mine in Maine. We'll be jynin' up i' August for a month-lang ceilidh, an' I've been chargit wi' th' task o' lairnin' "high pairts" for ev'ry song on th' Watersons' tapes she sent, as weel as some richt fine bits frae a recordin' o' Janet Russell an' Christine Kidd. (Dinnae ken th' name o' that last ane, my friend didnae hae th' grace tae wricht oot th' titles o' ev'rythin' she sent.) The "Silly Sisters" albums frae Maddy Prior & June Tabor are anither pairt o' my assigned listenin' (can't complain). Any Mudcatters gang tae be aroond Pownal, Maine, in August? It micht be a strange ceilidh, but it'll be a guid ane!

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Nora
Date: 14 Jun 98 - 09:47 PM

Yes Grubby

I have heard James Keelaghan live several times and will go put the CD on in a minute, just as soon as Richard Thompson You Me Us is over.

I heard his record on the radio in Northern Minnesota, and then saw him live at the Winnipeg Folk Festival a few years back. I was really looking forward to his mainstage performance -- sort of the grand ending to a glorious festival -- following his set, he was to lead the assembled crowd in a bunch of tunes, including my favorite, Mary Ellen Carter. However, the nasty weather that had been threatening finally broke and he cut his set short and sent us all scurrying back to our campsites. Thunderstorms and tornadoes in Manitoba are not to be trifled with. One of the sound towers was knocked over.

I saw him most recently in North Carolina at a Holiday Inn (!) on stage with a bar on the far side of the stage with NASCAR racing playing audibly throughout. He was a good sport about it.

Nora


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Roger Himler
Date: 14 Jun 98 - 10:32 PM

I haven't cranked up the old CD player since getting home, but I checked out what I was listening to most recently. There is Chuck Brodsky's "A Fingerpainter's Mural." He's a current singer/songwriter with a sense of humor and also an affection for baseball. I plan to learn his song "Blow 'Em Away," a song about roadrage that is politically incorrect. "I rolled down the window, took out my pistol, and I blew 'em away."

I listen to many current singer/songwriter's, the troubadours of today who create the folksongs of tomorrow.

Next to that on the carousel is Robert Johnson's "The Complete Recordings." Maybe I'll learn something by aural osmosis. I am too embarassed by my guitar playing to try to take on any of these classics.

"Wake Up Dead Man," a collection of 'Black convict work songs from Texas Prisons." Again, a renewed interest of mine. Perhaps I will learn one of these as well.

And finally, my 21 year-old son has left a copy of Everclear's self-named CD. I know I wasn't listening to that.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Jon W.
Date: 15 Jun 98 - 10:55 AM


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Jon W.
Date: 15 Jun 98 - 10:58 AM

OOOPs, inadvertent click there. I meant to recommend to Roger, Woody Mann's guitar tablature book of Robert Johnson (I think it's called "The Complete Robert Johnson") as an excellent start to learning RJ's tunes.

Jon W.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Will
Date: 15 Jun 98 - 10:20 PM

Ah, such fine stacks of music that people listen to.

Just back from Pittsburgh with a treasure trove from Dave's Dungeon on 4th (or some such, I was paying more attention to the music than the name). I've got Jez Lowe's Tenterhooks playing, with the Who (Face Dances), Tannahill Weavers, DiFranco (Not so soft), the Farina's, Buffy Sainte Marie (Coincidence), the Rankins (North Country), Patti Smith (Waves), and Pete Townsend (PsycoDerilict) lined up. I'm not sure I'll get to bed tonight!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Pauline Lerner
Date: 16 Jun 98 - 12:17 AM

Here's something different. I'm now listening to "J.S. Bach, Sonates pour Flute."

Is someone keeping tabs on the responses? A statistical analysis would be interesting. We could sort by performer, composer, genre, input (many CDs and a few LPs), day of the week, etc.

Pauline


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dan Mulligan
Date: 16 Jun 98 - 12:53 AM

"Leahy"-


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: aldus
Date: 16 Jun 98 - 01:57 PM

My second go rounf at this..today it is Frankie Armstrong, the first Topic album. Does anyone know if it has been released on Cd ? Also, Delores Keene.. Broken Hearted I Wander and Amazing Blondel..


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Jon W.
Date: 16 Jun 98 - 03:27 PM

Just got back from a lunchtime concert by a local Celtic band, Shanahy. Nice stuff on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, whistle, pipes (possibly Scottish smallpipes?), bohran. Nice Celtic weather, also - cloudy, breezy, cold, threatening rain.

Next up: a tape of Tenpenny, another local band that plays Irish/Celtic trad music.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dave Schipper
Date: 16 Jun 98 - 10:37 PM

First thanks everyone, my list of music to buy has grown, I completely forgot about James Keelagan. The Grace Family cover his mine song, and it's one of my favorite.

I went to put on Outright Bold Face Lies, but ended up with "That's the Ticket" We should start a thread of the singing takes me back... Whenever I hear the record I go back to the North Country Folk Festival in Ironwood. A short lived but awesome festival. Camping on Little Girls Point in July in a tent with temperatures in the 40's and Lake Superior churning iron red. But Art, why did you perform the Craig Johnson songs backwards on the record?


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: rosebrook
Date: 17 Jun 98 - 01:42 AM

solas


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: John M.
Date: 17 Jun 98 - 11:42 AM

"Doe's your chewin gum loose its flavor' 100 times every day!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Rockaday Johnnie
Date: 17 Jun 98 - 11:48 AM

Hey -Dave You're right --I think there's some political things going on when you play that Art Thieme Folk Legacy Lp backwards..I hear Art singing "I Love Disco" over and over.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jun 98 - 10:35 AM

aldus...great choices...we may not spell the same, but we sure could trade music! You have inspired me- I have several Frankie Armstrong albums and 2 Delores Keane that have not been played in ages..gonna get them out today. (no...haven't seen that Topic on CD yet)

I still remember with awe the one opportunity I had to see and hear Frankies Armstrong live...what power and feeling!!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Frank Maher
Date: 18 Jun 98 - 10:45 AM

Right now I'm listening to a CD of Frank Quinn "If You are Irish" Old Irish American Music & Song of the 1920s & 30s Great Old Stuff.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dave Schipper
Date: 18 Jun 98 - 10:41 PM

While I meant that he recorded the two songs backwards, it was supposed to be Soo Line first and then the Keewanaw, but now that you mentioned it, I always thought I heard "rubber ducky you're the one" if I played his banjo tunes backward.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Bojangles
Date: 18 Jun 98 - 11:52 PM

I am listening to: Doug Geeting "Between Flights" Unplugged and Grounded Acoustic Guitar

Doug is an Alaska bush pilot who has obiously put in many long hours working out the intricacies of the picking of Mississippi John Hurt. Doug does his fine picking and singing between flights to Mt. McKinley and other targets near Talkeeta. Since he flew me onto McKinley and we later played at the Fairview Inn 'til the wee hours, I have listened to his CD many times in the past three years. It hasn't begun to go stale on me. His address: Doug, PO Box 42, Talkeetna, Ak 99676


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Will
Date: 19 Jun 98 - 03:29 PM

Yes, Frankie Armstrong is wonderful in person. I recall seeing her at the Vancouver Folk Festival about 15 years ago, doing a workshop of Brecht and Weill songs with Dave van Ronk. Truly wonderful.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Jun 98 - 09:46 PM

I love this thread!! I am listening to "Beaver Island House Party" just now. Then some Doc Watson or Leo Kottke's "Standing in My Shoes".


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Barbara
Date: 21 Jun 98 - 04:59 PM

Hey Will, I was there too, do you remember Frankie and Martin Carthy and the WAtersons and, I think, Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey all singing Azekatarle on one of the small stages?
Or the bellydancer at the party the first night?
One of the friends I went with worked the festival and his job was to keep Dave vR supplied with boose, way he tells it he didn't see much of the festival....
Also have an indelible memory of Frankie striding out to the end of the floating dock at Sweetsmill and jumping off into the lake, by herself. Thought to myself that I'd like to have that much courage if I were blind...
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org
Date: 22 Jun 98 - 11:07 AM

At the moment I'm listening to a King's Singers album .. they do all-vocal arrangements of everything under the sun, from madrigals to jazz to pop to sacred.. the song I'm on right now is "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon. The song right after is my favorite of the album, "That Lonesome Road" by James Taylor and John Groinick. And by the way, anyone know where I can find an original Taylor version of that?

Sla/n, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Alice
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 01:28 AM

my son's current favorite tape, the Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's... we listened to it in the car, singing loudly (he is 10, and he's into Batman and the Beatles)


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Frank Maher
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 11:18 AM

Right now I'm listening to a CD of the Flanagan Brothers.Old Irish Music from the 1920s.Really Dynamic Stuff!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Earl
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 11:56 AM

Alice, There may be a trend starting here. Our 11 year old has confiscated our Sgt. Pepper CD and, at his urging, we just bought a CD copy of the White Album.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Jon W.
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 01:09 PM

Wow. On our Scout campout last weekend, I had a 12-year old ask if I had any Beatles tapes to listen to as we were driving (unfortunately I didn't).


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: kiwi
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 06:11 PM

Earl, Alice, Jon,

I think there IS a trend starting. :) My chamber choir sang a couple Beatles songs this past scholastic year, and I promptly confiscated all my parents' Beatles vinyls and have them stashed in my room next to my turntable. :)

Sla/n, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Alice
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 06:22 PM

My son just told me that The Beatles were the best band ever, because they knew how to make all those really cool songs. I agree. Unique classics that will stand the test of time for generations to come.

alice


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 06:30 PM

Well, the good news is my ll year old daughter not only listens to the Beatles a lot now, but also has for about 5 years, and loves them.
The bad news is she also swiped my Dazed and Confused CD with oh, such wonderful groups on it as Alice Cooper, Foghat, Lyrnyd Skyrnrd and Black Sabbath. Hey, what can I say? I wanted some DANCE music, and now she's checked out the video of it which is full of casual kid cruelty (to each other), drugs and **** words.
But yes, the early Beatles in particular seem to be very popular with the young teen set today.
She's got my anniversary compilation Beatles CDs in her room and I have to keep asking for them back.
And since we don't have TV, she's still only getting a miniscule dose compared to what most kids get. I don't like it, but I think she's got a right to know about this stuff.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Will
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 11:28 PM

Barbara, yes, I remember Roy Bailey and Leon Rosselsohn as part of a small-stage workshop with Armstrong. Bailey's voice was especially powerful.

I also recall thinking that Dave Van R was well into his cups, especially by the time of the main stage show that night -- your friend did his job well. (Out of curiousity, who was your friend? I used to know a few of the people who hung around the the Folk Festival crowd).


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Will
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 11:50 PM

Just dug out my "Songs of Bertolt Brecht" tape, which is playing now. Armstrong and Van Ronk singing (separately), with Rosselson also playing on Armstrong's songs. They recorded it in Vancouver, I think originally produced by Festival Records.

Great straight-forward singing and basic accompaniment. Armstrong and Van Ronk's voices and styles suit Brecht.

Van Ronk: " ... and if someone gets kicked, that will be you."

Armstrong: "...my son, if you think I brought you into the world so painfully to have you lie under it so meekly and ask for more ..."

Van Ronk's version of Mack the Knife doesn't sound much like Bobby Darrin, or whoever it was did the top-40 version in the 60s.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dan Keding
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 11:56 PM

Right now I have Nic Jones on the cd player, the album Penguin Eggs. Great playing & singing.

Dave Schipper, I remember the days of the North Country Folk Festival well. I played there twice wqith my ex partner Roxannne. It was truly a wonderful experience and great people.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dave Schipper
Date: 25 Jun 98 - 11:29 PM

Dan, Thanks for the note, I definitely remember you & Roxanne. We were from Manitowoc at the time and saw you there a few times. Seeing your name reminded once I put together a challenge cassette theme tape for 45 minutes of music on fruits and vegetables. The woman I gave it to had a blast, everything from Vegematic, to Strawberry Fields, but I did slip in Oats and Beans... Beans are a vegetable aren't they?

I recounted more of North Country in what's become a forgotten thread called "the tellin' takes me home"


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Richard Wright
Date: 26 Jun 98 - 12:46 AM

Fred Eaglesmith, David Essig, Chieftains, Folkways collection, Gary Fjellgaard. Three Canadians and some from away.

Richard


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Rockaday Johnnie
Date: 26 Jun 98 - 09:55 AM

Yup - North Country Folk Fest -Spider John, Sally Rogers, Claudia Scmidt, The Buckboard Bounders, Art Theime, Jerry Rassmussen, Dan & Roxanne, Don Lange, Charlie Maguire, Those were the days, sure would like a "box Set" of those two three years!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Alice
Date: 26 Jun 98 - 01:09 PM

Now playing... Joe Heaney, "Say A Song". You can get it from a Northwest Folk Life webpage at:
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=5305&messages=81

next listening to Andrea Bocelli, "Viaggio Italiano", with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.

A great mix to go from the sean-nós style to the classical Italian.

alice


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dave Schipper
Date: 26 Jun 98 - 10:56 PM

Johnnie, this will definitely date the festival to say I taped a few of the concerts from a Wisconsin Public Radio re-broadcast on an 8 Track. Complete with the hiss and whirl and pop as it changed from one track to another.

Thanks for the reminder on Spider John, he's playing now.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Jun 98 - 11:13 PM

One year at North Country they had me housed in a jail cell of some kind---interesting memories.

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Frank in the swamps
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 01:10 AM

Art, when they pad the walls, it's not a jail cell.

Frank i.t.s.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Rockaday Johnnie
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 10:41 AM

Yup - Art - But what better place to stay in Hurley Mi...


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 07:38 PM

How about the year we were housed in the ORE HOUSE in Bessemer I think. Great bar downstairs. Still have photos of Spider John playing pool there.

Sure do hope John is feeling better after his heart by-pass!!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 03:14 PM

Hey Art,

Do you get over to Michigan often? Any time soon? I would love to hook up, or at least see you perform. The Conklin Ceili Band (Where the hell is Conklin?) is always up for a pickin party.

Regards,

Mick


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: harpgirl
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 09:05 PM

Between the pop and crackle of the Apalachicola forest fires I can hear the Waterson's, Early Days. It reminds me of hanging out with Linda Siglin at The Ark..a million years ago...with temps at 109 today I wish I was up north again...Grand Marais would suit...harp


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 09:34 PM

Right now Mary McCaslin WAY OUT WEST LP is on. Never tire of it.Mary is the best.

Mick, It'd be great to get together...problem is I can't pick any longer--walk either. That's why Mudcat has become important to me; I can be with the music and the musicians and all my old road pals vicariously.(E-mail too) I had never touched a computer before January '98.

Would love to be with Phil Kucera & Horse & Frank Youngman & Jay Stielstra watching the bears eat rancid bacon by headlamps in the dump at Copper Harbor...I sure do miss the hangin' out.

Yeah, the more things change, the more they get different!!

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Nora
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 11:51 PM

Van Morrison is on now. It's hot here in North Carolina, and I've been contradancing like crazy. Grand Marais must be so lovely right now. I sure miss that big lake. I believe it was Spider John Koerner, tending the bar at the Triangle on the West Bank in Minneapolis, who served me my first Black and Tan. Bless his heart.

Nora


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Craig
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 12:39 AM

I had been listening to Ranma 1/2 Best Collection. Beginning and ending music for Japanese animation,but now you've put me in the mood for some Phil Ochs. Thanks. Craig


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Craig
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 12:43 AM

Oh, to be on the Gunflint Trail on my way to Lake Saganagaw. Craig


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 09:45 AM

GRAND MARAIS by Jay Stielstra (learned from Craig Johnson)

I remember her from another day,
A clever little girl that I knew in Grand Marais,
I was just passin' through-a free & easy liver,
She didn't know what she wanted--there 'tweren't nothin' I could give her.

But we swam without our clothes in Lake Superior's waters,
Played the tavern jukebox--still 6 songs for a quarter,
But she could not get free from all those fatal forces,
And waitin' around for me seemed like wasting her resources.

Eventually she got married to a jackpine savage,
He was no worse or better than the average,
Now she's only 25 & already's got 4 babies.
And in a sportsman's bar he calls her his old lady.

Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy boy, Billy boy,
Can she bake a cherry pie, charmin' Billy?
She can bake a cherry pie,
Read a movie magazine,
And she keeps her house remarkably clean

But she never skinny dips or drinks wine from a bottle,
She spends her spare time at her snowmobile throttle,
But I remember her from another day,
A clever little girl that I knew in Grand Marais.

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Rockaday Johnnie
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 10:11 AM

Art -- Wasn't it the Ore Haus --They spelled both names wrong...


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: harpgirl
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 07:34 PM

re: Grand Marais, Art. That's what I was thinking about when I wrote that...Is Jay still writing and recording...I loved his songs...harpgirl...on to the Hammonds family...


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 09:19 PM

Harpgirl,

Do those multiple things feel as good as they look? Guys, alas, can't do that. Or are ya faking? ;-)

I've lost track of Jay Stielstra! But I'll check with Craig Johnson & see what he knows!

(As a matter of fact, I'm listening to Craig & the Double Deckers right now---the recording GIDDYUP NAPOLEON.)

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 09:22 PM

Wally, How can I contact Jonathan Eberhart??

(Now I'm listening to Alan Lomax---Texas Folksongs!)


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Kiwi
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 09:32 PM

Spider John Koerner tends bar too?!? Wow.. who knew! I thought he was exclusively a musician (fishes for her Koerner tape). Of course, that could be because the only reference I have to him is Spider Robinson's books, which mention the very album that I then went out and found via a friend of mine...

Slán, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Jul 98 - 10:34 PM

Art, I have been offline for a couple of weeks due to working so %#$@#$*&%^&^% much.

Sorry I wasn't aware of your circumstance. It reminded me of how blessed I am to be able to share the music. If I can figure out where you are, I will see to it that we stop by some time when we are in Wisconsin (?) and share the music. In fact, we ought to get all the Mudcatters to come up and have a picnic and do a little pickin and grinnin. (WADDYA THINK, FOLKS?)

Gawd, it's been years since I have been to the dump in Newberry and seen those trash eatin bears. Come to think of it, I have been described as a trash eatin bear from time to time.

Just now I am listening to Pat Broaders of Moore and Broaders play the Uillean Pipes. I love that instrument.

Mick


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: northfolk
Date: 08 Jul 98 - 11:46 AM

Listening to Len Wallace, Great singer,songwriter, and storyteller. Politics are progressive, and he does it all with an accordian. Unbelievable. I drop in to this topic just to listen, and share everyone elses fun, but the northern michigan topics brought back some recollections. North Country folk fest, early eighties, at Gogebic comm. college. Folk dancing at the Armory in town....also... reference harpgirl to hanging with Linda Siglin...I logged more miles than anyone but the performers...getting to the Ark...and the folk festival...missed the first two. Used to live in a cultural wasteland...now if you are in northeast Michigan in the winter, check out the monthly events put on by the Corsair Trail ski counsel, held Nov.-Mar. in the Catholic church social hall in Tawas City. Art, I wish you well, didn't know of your condition, do you still have that dog...the one that was so good that when he was rabbit hunting, he got on two tracks, so he split himself in half and caught both of 'em?


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Dave Schipper
Date: 08 Jul 98 - 11:37 PM

I have to say I've been listening alot lately to Hans Mayer's Kid's CD See you Later Alligator. My seven year old wants to hear it over and over and over. The song about the imaginary monsters that kids see is excellent, and the "cover" of the girl scout tune of "God Bless my Underwear" gets many requests of AGAIN, again and again.

He's from LaCrosse, and played on recent Bill Miller recordings. His tune of "what you goin do with the babysitter" sung to the tune of "what you goin do with a drunken sailor" is excellent, but I think he wimped out and didn't put it on his CD, TOO Politically correct. Heck half the folk songs handed down wouldn't make it past the PC crowd.

Hey Art, thanks for Grand Marais. You're taxing my memory for the melody now.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 09 Jul 98 - 09:29 PM

A new 2-CD set of THE WEAVERS--Kisses Sweater Than Wine

A unique concert from the Weavers private collection! Fritz Schuler sent it to me from Manitowoc! And there are ELEVEN previosly unissued songs (not versions--but all new songs they never had on any format before.)

Will be back in a few minutes---gotta get off line to order a pizza!

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: harpgirl
Date: 09 Jul 98 - 10:32 PM

Now listening to Southern Journey-Ozark Frontier-Ballads and old-timey music from Arkansas.Several great songs by Neil Morris and of course Almeda Riddle, who always did her hands in and out to keep time in such a charming and unique way...yeah Art it's great but I"VE never piloted the Julia Belle Swain. Now that would be a thrill!!!!! harpgirl


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Jul 98 - 02:26 AM

Say folks, I'm doin OK! Went to Mayo & had several days of IV stuff & now using a cane mostly. Got a urologist there (a lady) that sings soul!----Urethra Franklin.

Harpgirl, How did ya know I'd pilot the Julia Belle once in a while? Jokin' & singin' on that boat was the best job I ever had!!! Didn't even mind it being a 16 hour day.The Julia Belle Swain was sold by Dennis Trone---the man who designed and built her. Had to; the gambling boat competition got to be too much. But he's still running his boat the Twilight. Piloting the Julia Belle Swain was like riding an elephant---at least that's what it reminded me of---slow & ponderous yet majestic and wonderfully imposing! The slap-slap-slap of the paddlewheel was like the beating of a heart!

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Anne
Date: 10 Jul 98 - 03:09 AM

I'm listening to Rosalie Sorrels and Utah Phillips "The Long Memory." It's a collection of labor songs. Wow, you've gotta hear Aunt Molly Jackson singing for the coal miners.
Art, I had the pleasure of hearing Cindy Mangsen, Anne Hills and Priscilla Herdman during their "Voices of Winter" tour, last Christmas at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northamton, Mass. What a thrill! I am a frequent visitor to the Sounding Board Coffeehouse series in West Hartford, CT; I know they're special friends of yours. What's the deal with this realaudio, that you mentioned in a previous message? Take Care!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Anne
Date: 10 Jul 98 - 03:10 AM

I'm listening to Rosalie Sorrels and Utah Phillips "The Long Memory." It's a collection of labor songs. Wow, you've gotta hear Aunt Molly Jackson singing for the coal miners.
Art, I had the pleasure of hearing Cindy Mangsen, Anne Hills and Priscilla Herdman during their "Voices of Winter" tour, last Christmas at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northamton, Mass. What a thrill! I am a frequent visitor to the Sounding Board Coffeehouse series in West Hartford, CT; I know they're special friends of yours. What's the deal with this realaudio, that you mentioned in a previous message? Take Care!


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Jul 98 - 09:39 AM

Anne,

The Weavers 2-CD set is NOT available as Real Audio as far as I know. It is an actual CD---on OMEGA---OCD 3021/22

Art


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: northfolk
Date: 10 Jul 98 - 10:54 AM

I got the wanderlust a few years ago and took the Julia Belle Swain, bingo cruise, I wasn't ahold of the tiller, and didn't see a barge with a ratchet-bar, it's all hydraulic now. I did spend a couple hours in the pilot house. They were that tourist friendly. Gives you a great feel and appreciation of the river, and how that part of our history might have been. On the other hand, bucolic it ain't. They ought to ban jet-ski's from operating in the same hemisphere as a sternwheeler. Right now I'm listening to Billy Bragg, Mermaid Avenue. The jury is still out, but to paraphrase the blues guys, they started out on billy bragg,(rock and roll) and then moved on to the harder stuff.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Terry in San Diego
Date: 11 Jul 98 - 01:25 AM

I'm listening to a great CD I just bought. Kevin Burke's Open House--"Hoof and Mouth". It's got a great song written by one of the band members, Mark Graham, called "Oedipus Rex".

"Killed his pa and married his ma......They don't even do that in Arkansas!"


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Big Mick
Date: 15 Jul 98 - 09:43 PM

My day job (all real musicians have them) is as a labor organizer/Rep. All this talk The Weavers (I will be getting that one Art) and Rosalie and Utah made me haul out Woody Gutherie's Library of Congress recordings and it is playing now.

Mick


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Bubba
Date: 15 Jul 98 - 11:24 PM

It's time for bed, but I've been listening to David Wilcox's Big Horizon. By the way I saw him a few weeks ago at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD, and he did Chuck Brodsky's road rage song. What is it? "Blow Him Away", "Blew Him Away", something like that. Somebody from Baltimore mentioned the song a month or so ago. Before that it was Sy Zentner's "Desifinado", an LP from the 60's, and my weekly taping of "Traditions" Mary Cliff's fine radio program.


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Roger Himler
Date: 16 Jul 98 - 05:26 PM

Hello Bubba,

This is Roger in Baltimore, the guy who mentioned Chuck Brodsky's song. I've only been to the Ram's Head once to see Loudon Wainwright III. It's a bit pricey for me. Nice place though, and a diverse offering of live music.

I actually live about 30 miles Northwest of Baltimore in a little town called Westminster. My e-mail is rwhimler@hotmail.com. We might be close enough to get together some time. Or maybe we have already.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: northfolk
Date: 16 Jul 98 - 07:12 PM

Big Mick, I got the same day job, but don't sing or play. somebody has to be the audience, though. Where do you perform, I'll stop and buy you a pint. (and make sure they are putting scale in the fishbowl)


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Date: 18 Jul 98 - 07:36 PM

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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 10:29 AM

Hey northfolk,

I work and perform mostly in West and Central Michigan, with the occasional gig in SE Michigan (Detroit)area and once or twice a year on Beaver Island at the Shamrock. That is with my group "The Conklin Ceili Band" (the name is a story in itself) which obviously is an Irish group. I also do the occasional labor gig where I sing the music that helped define our movement as well as the music of the struggles faced by the everyday working person. After over 20 years in the movement, I have about a million stories in my head that I want to set to music, but I am just learning how to craft a lyric. They will be there though, because the stories they tell are too important not to tell.

My email address is mlane@accn.org. Drop me a line sometime and let me know if we can find a way to hook up.

By the way, what union do you organize for?

Mick


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Subject: RE: What's playing now?
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 11:52 AM

Oh, two more things.

northfolk, in addition to the card I carry for my day job, I am also a member, with pride, of the local American Federation of Musicians chapter.

And back to the subject of the string, I am listening to "the Christy Moore collection 81-91".

Mick


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Date: 06 Jul 00 - 08:00 PM

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