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Hedge & Donna: Where are they? (2019 Obit: Donna)

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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 21 Oct 20 - 03:30 AM

https://everloved.com/life-of/donna-carson/obituary/


Hot link added and text shared below, for reference.
Donna's obituary


It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Marie Carson announces her passing. She took her last breath peacefully, listening to her music on the morning of November 21st, 2019.

Donna had a transcendent voice of smoke and honey. In her early life she shared her gift with us all, releasing 6 albums as a part of the folk duo, "Hedge & Donna" from 1967-1973. While music remained a constant part of Donna's life, the duo split in the early 1970's and she moved on with her degree from Whittier College. Her heart ever open, she eventually went on to work with special needs children at the California State Diagnostic School, and ultimately as a protector working for Los Angeles County Courts as a Child Advocate Supervisor. She found joy in helping kids and believed in supporting them so that no child would fall through the cracks of the court system. She worked tirelessly until she retired in 2004.

Donna was also a senior leader in the lay organization for Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, and helped introduce and guide countless other Buddhist members through their practice of the Lotus Sutra, sharing the benefits of chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, and remained connected to the Head Temple in Japan throughout her life. Donna had a captivating and infectious smile and lived a kind of joy that turned everything a celebration. She was exuberant and her laughter filled any room. When she smiled, everyone around her would join in.

Donna was born to U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Harry "Kit" Carson and his wife Dorothy in November of 1946. She was preceded in death by both her mother and father. Donna will be lovingly remembered by her sisters: Paula, Cynthia, Rita, and Jana. She is dearly missed by her son Ethan and his wife Sara. She will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Allen (Kaida), Kenjin, Hunter, and Scarlett.

The legacy of her music is still celebrated to this day by Hedge & Donna fans around the world. The message they had to offer the world and sweet harmonies they created remain as potent now as it was when it was first released. We invite any reader to celebrate her life by searching for and listening to their music. In this way, she may continue to touch the world with her joy and beauty, for as long as we listen.

A private service for family will be held in celebration of Donna's life in San Diego.



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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,cms
Date: 11 Apr 20 - 10:29 PM

A terrific thread!
Hedge and Donna were first heard by me in Vietnam in 1971 where I was a DUSTOFF pilot (air ambulance pilot.) Their music was introduced to me by a fellow pilot and I have been a fan for the last 50 years. The song, "Can You Hear Me?" is haunting for me as this fellow pilot shared that song as he was putting on his flight gear to flight night missions. We departed his room with record still on his turntable. He died that night and the job I had was to pack up his stuff. I listened to the record while doing that sad task and cried. He was 21.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 19 - 01:54 PM

Just wanted to let everyone know. Donna Carson passed away on November 21, 2019. We lost another good one.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Oct 18 - 07:13 PM

This may be a recent update on downloadable songs-


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155474510201199&id=43257146198&_ft_=top_level_post_id.10155474510201199%3Atl_objid.10155474510201199%3Acontent_owner_id_new.43257146198%3Athrowback_story_fbid.10155474510201199%3Apage_id.43257146198%3Apage_insights.%7B%2243257146198%22%3A%7B%22role%22%3A1%2C%22page_id%22%3A43257146198%2C%22post_context%22%3A%7B%22story_fbid%22%3A10155474510201199%2C%22publish_time%22%3A1538688962%2C%22story_name%22%3A%22EntStatusCreationStory%22%2C%22object_fbtype%22%3A266%7D%2C%22actor_id%22%3A43257146198%2C%22psn%22%3A%22EntStatusCreationStory%22%2C%22sl%22%3A4%2C%22dm%22%3A%7B%22isShare%22%3A0%2C%22originalPostOwnerID%22%3A0%7D%2C%22targets%22%3A%5B%7B%22page_id%22%3A43257146198%2C%22actor_id%22%3A43257146198%2C%22role%22%3A1%2C%22post_id%22%3A10155474510201199%2C%22share_id%22%3A0%7D%5D%7D%7D&__tn__=-R


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Sharon
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 12:30 AM

Donna Carson is on Facebook. So is Hedges Casper, jr.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Martha Wahlberg
Date: 02 Oct 14 - 10:23 PM

Hi,
I would like to connect with Donna's mother if she is still on this planet. She did me a huge favor many years ago (40 or so) and I would like to let her know how it has impacted my life for the better.
thanks
Martha
mewsical456@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,DION
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 09:42 PM

I'm visiting Burbank, CA for business, I happened to be a guitar player and so this lady just loved my acoustic playing. Said reminded her of the Troubadour. That lady is Donna!
It happens that she is staying in the building where I'm staying, in fact she is sitting right next to me! Donna says "hi!" To everyone.
She tells me that she's still in transition and she's not sure where she wants to go, so she's here for now.
She thanks everyone!! She excited to know that there is still so many great fans!!


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,jmark
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 09:22 PM

interested in hedge and donna cds

jmarkb3@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Sherry
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 12:36 AM

How I loved them
Gentle beauty
Memories that are pure


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Emily
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 11:37 AM

Hedge and Donna have a Facebook page now, with links to mp3 downloads of most of the discography. The two links that didn't work, I scrounged by searching. So pleased to hear this wonderful music again. As for so many, it was the soundtrack for my formative years.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,SC connection
Date: 22 Apr 11 - 11:50 PM

Saw them in 1970 at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA with my then girlfriend ( now my wife of 38 yrs ) Have three of their albums and their music is just as great as it ever was. But you had to see them in concert to really appreciate them.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 01:33 AM

The last time I saw Donna, it was in Los Angeles with her son Ethan, that was in 1990.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,TheHammer610
Date: 26 Feb 11 - 02:54 PM

I saw Hedge and Donna many times at The Main Point outside of Philadelphia. I owned several of their LPs, but, sadly, sold my entire collection when I moved.

Louden Wainwright III opened for them once. He sang one song about his time in Delaware ("In Delaware, when I was younger..").

At one H&D concert, my (future) wife got the giggles. Hedge spent much of the concert trying to make her laugh.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Roger
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 08:12 PM

All Hedge & Donna albums are available for free download at the
facebook site!
Also an unreleased live recording from 1971!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hedge-Donna/43257146198


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 11:17 PM

Hi my name is Randy Burns and I am a singer/songwriter and was good friends with Hedge and Donna, would love to say Hi to your sister.
I'm on facebook and myspace or at rbwrites@aol.com.
Thanks,
Randy Burns


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Billy Batson, author of "Please Understand M
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 09:35 PM

Hedge & Donna's music can be found on You Tube Music.

BillyBatsonMusic@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Billy Batson
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 09:22 PM

Yes...that's me. BillyBatsonMusic@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Billy Batson, singer & song writer
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 09:17 PM

Hedge lives in La Joya, So CA. You can contact him on Facebook. It's free to join. Then just enter his name in the search box. Also, many of their songs are on YouTube.

BillyBatsonMusic@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Belfastboy in Seattle
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 02:44 PM

I played in a band called The Brethren from 1969-1973. We used to go see H&D at a nightclub in Seattle called the Trojan Horse. We were broke musicians and would listen to them all night, we nursing a single drink. They were emotional performers who gave their audiance 100% regardless of the size.
The back up band was tremendously talented and allowed H&D to sound better live than on their vinyls. We met them both and talked between sets...they were very accomodating. Our band sang several of their songs from the Special Circumstances album. Great memories....


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Dani Settle from St. Croix, VI
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 01:08 AM

I worked in the 60ʻs at this great place called the Vanguard in KCMO...one of the records that was played during breaks was Hedge & Donna, when I moved to San Diego and heard them live...an some friends were neighbors of theirs...at the Vanguard, we had entertainers, Brewer& Shipley, Danny Cox, Chuck Mitchell (Joniʻs husband) damn that is when the music was good...happy I found this site will check it out again...I am on FaceBook if you remember me an want to be in contact... dani


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Michael Chapman, KC, MO
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 11:46 PM

It's so wonderful to find this thread...I've had some old songs on my mind these past few weeks...the only H&D song I ever knew was Hannah. It used to be played on a KC "underground" station and I'd hear it every morning around the time I got up. It was so hauntingly beautiful, and I can still hear it in my head. That was back in 1971, a few lifetimes ago it seems. I tried to get hold of some H&D albums some years back, but it seems like I was told their stuff was no longer available...Sometimes the feeling that I want to touch things from my past is so overwhelming to me...it just makes me so happy to find this thread tonight and connect with so many others who were touched by that music. I'm going to try to find a recording of Hannah right now..I've heard it in my head so many times in the last 39 years. From reading this thread, I can see there is a lot more stuff by H&D that I need to hear. Thanks to all of you. I feel connected to you all!
P.S., another song that had a tremendous effect on me was "Western Wisconsin" by the group Rosebud, which featured Judy Henske and Jerry Yester. Thanks to the internet I found a recording of it last week, but not the one I was familiar with. These songs are greater than the sum of their parts... for me, thir power is just unexplainable, but so very real and wonderful! Again, thanks to you all!!


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Guest, Patty
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 01:35 AM

Hedge became a successful corporate consultant and remarried Nancy Locke. They've been together for about 15 years and have a great marriage, from what I hear. I don't know if he sings anymore. I know he tragically lost a son a few years ago. Very talented guy!


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,ratliffj
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 12:36 AM

Billy Batson: Wow-- 'Please understand me' exists as one of my favorite songs and one that still brings tears to my eyes everytime I listen to it. A fabulous set of lyrics and beautifully interpreted by H&D. I'll have to check out your other works.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 06:05 PM

I am now listening to my old H&D albums, decided to look them up and found this link. It is great. Use to live near The Main Point(what memories) Sadly never saw them in person, in fact I do not remember how I did get into their music. So far albums in good shape,but would love cd's. It is so good to see that people are still listening to them and have an interest in them and their wonderful music.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 08:01 PM

hammerhead, You made my day!
Hedge


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 07:32 PM

Billy Batson, are you the same one who wrote Uncle Jed Say" (I think that was the title) from the first Happy and Artie Traum LP? A friend and I used to sing that song.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,hammerhead
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 07:16 PM

It's been a long life. Feels like I know less now than when I started. Jack London boiled it down to this. He said that each of us somehow says "I Like."

I can look back and say I Like Hedge and Donna.

Now, I look back.   I don't think it's wrong to look back.

I think Hedge and Donna will read this.

Thanks Hedge and Donna. You succeeded in giving us something beautiful that we cherish and carry with us. Each person who made an entry on this thread represents 10,000 others who don't know about this thread.

Peace


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 01:48 PM

Played golf with Hedge the other day


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Billy Batson
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 05:13 PM

My name is Billy Batson. I was friends with Hedge & Donna during the 60's and they recorded several of my songs; "I Got A Long Ways To Go", "Can You Hear Me", "Please Understand Me", "Is It Love Lady"? and what I believe Hedge called "Long Dark Road" but my original title was "I Ain't Mad At Anyone". You can contact Hedge through Facebook. It's free to join. Once you join you just put in a "Friend" request. Or, type his name in the "search box" and follow directions. If you would be interested in knowing & hearing what music I've been writing and producing over the last 40 years, please contact me at:
billybatsonmusic@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you. And to those of you who said some very nice things about my songs, thank you very much. I left California in 1965 and formed a band known as "Holy Moses" in the infamous town of Woodstock, New York. We were "discovered" by Jimi Hendrix and his manager, Michael Jeffery. We recorded at Electric Lady Studios and were distributed by RCA Records. Later in the 80's, a German "Thrasher Band" by the same name emerged on the scene. Hope you don't get our music confused with theirs. Our music is available in CD form on line through Amazon.com and Barnes & Nobel. The cover is of 5 long haired mountain man types in profile. Good to find this link. All the best. Billy Batson


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Terces
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 01:28 PM

Wow such a great thread, even connected my sister Marilyn and myself in a new way. Loved reading it all, and so happy Hedge wrote as well. Life is full and there is light and I am so happy that music brings us all together. Thanks everyone for sharing. Terces


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Marilyn
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:41 PM

My two Hedge & Donna albums were lost, and now I'm listening again, thanks to Hedge's You Tube lead.

Hedge's dad was my Chaplin at MPGS when I was in junior high school, and his son (a few years older) had a "minister's son" reputation (translation: bad boy)! I was totally "in love" with Hedges in those formative years, so I'm glad to see that he has great gentleness, and that he is reading of how he has touched lives.

I ran across H&D, completely by accident, in Huntington Beach. I didn't know he was married or singing professionally. I was completely jealous of Donna for snagging my "dream". I just sat in the back and remembered his "life-guard" days, still too shy and smitten to even introduce myself. I later purchased two albums and played them to death.

Thanks to Hedge's posting, now I can again listen to the music that always made me smile. Thank you again for your beautiful music, and for the wonderful day dreams of a teen. So saddened to hear about your son. Your dad was a great man, (my dad was Cdr. Ariel Lane).   I'm hopeful that you have found joy and happiness. You have obviously touched many people's hearts.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Roger
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 05:07 AM

Hello everyone!...

Just wanna tell you there's a facebook page on H&D where for the moment
the 3 first albums are posted and more will be coming soon...some rarities as well...please share whatever you may have with the fans!

check this link:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hedge-Donna/43257146198


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 09 - 02:42 PM

Dear Clyde III,

My older brother turned me on to Hedge and Donna and I am now turning my kids on to them. I have "Special Circumstances" and "All the Friendly Colours", but, I would love the rest on CD. If you could share them with me I would be delighted. Let me know what the cost would be.

My email address is dolliebird@comcast.net
Snail mail is Liz Farrell
             1922 S SUnrise Rd.
             Spokane, WA 99206

Many Thanks


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,RP
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 11:53 PM

Summer of '69. Woodstock (the town, not the festival in Bethel - for those who may not know, there is a difference).

Never did two voices make love like these two. The passion and the pain were in them, and in everyone who, having a life and soul, shared the moments. If either of them visit this thread again:

Lady, you are not a black woman whose voice and soulful being (care) was (is) beyond forever. You are every woman, and always will be.

HC - your arrogance was tempered by true talent to interpret the chords of a 12-string, the notes of meaning, and the power of the music.

There are two beginnings that resonate in me most:

"Child, child, child, of my mind..."

"Once I ran the rocks, down to the seashore..."

A lifetime has passed, full of sorrows and happiness, sweetness and pain.

When so young, you knew of these things. Of a kind. Now, of the years, you know them, of a kind.

Now, may you share them again. That would be wise and good - beyond yourselves. Your journey, briefly together, was not to profit - it was to teach. Lessons must be renewed.

Peace, gentle souls.

PS - I agree with the others of you - the greatest duet in "recorded" history. Period.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Mahkis
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 08:23 PM

Saw H&D at the Unicorn Coffee House in Boston in '66 or 67. A freightend gay teen escaping the suburbs for the safety of the city. I remember seeing Rosalie Sorels, Dave Van Ronk at the Unicorn too and I had absolutely no idea who any of these folks were. I just knew they were singing to me. WOW, what a long time ago that was.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,vachilders
Date: 22 Jul 09 - 10:57 PM

Sorry, I got the album name wrong: should be "All the Friendly Colors"!


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,vachilders
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 02:29 AM

Many, many thanks for this blog. My ex-husband recently pointed me to the link with Special Circumstances and All the Pretty Colors. When I listened for the first time after so many years, I was so moved. I nearly cried when Hannah started. I so loved these albums back then and still do. Their music plays in my head all the time. I am so moved by how special the songs and voices and harmonies are. Thanks to H&D for such lovely music and to all you for this wonderful blog.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: dog66
Date: 16 Jul 09 - 11:54 PM

I first heard Hedge and Donna sing from a flatbed truck in the streets of Berkeley, closed by student action, in the summer of 1968.

Later I heard them at a club in Denver and after that in San Clemente.

Terrific lyrics, harmony and voices. I still have at least four of their albums in storage, but they are well worn as I listened to them constantly.

Many thanks for this blog.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Charlie
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 01:28 AM

I've just listened to Hedge & Donna for the first time. Yesterday in fact. I hadn't heard of them until I read Janis Ian's autobiography and she mentioned that she was friends with both and that they recorded her song 'He's a Rainbow'. She also received style advice from Donna.

Anyway, I'm enjoying it a lot. Nice to find this thread and learn more about them.

Cx


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,buckaroo
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 11:37 AM

I would love to have any of them, how do I get in touch with you to buy? Been a fan since there first album came out.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Judy
Date: 11 Apr 09 - 03:46 AM

You can hear several of their songs on You Tube, and Hedge has a page on My Space and you can hear several of their songs there.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,donna
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 01:27 AM

Just had my own little Hedge&Donna moment and wanted to share. I had a couple of their albums back in the very early 1970s, listened to them all the time, but never saw H&D in person, never saw them on tv, never knew anyone else who had ever heard of them. The records are long gone, but the music and lyrics stayed in my head and heart. In recent years I've searched the internet but never found anything about them or the music. Then tonight I googled them and bingo! I hit the mother lode! Found this thread and the music on you-tube and myspace, started playing "Jamie"...and my husband of 23 years says, "I know that song!" I reply, "Well, yes, I've sung that to our daughter for years." Then I play "Hannah" and he says the same thing! And every H&D song I play, he already knows and loves. Turns out he had a friend in the 70s who had these albums, he just didn't remember the names Hedge and Donna; so when I would mention them, he had no idea who I was talking about. Can't explain just how lovely it feels to know we were connected by this beautiful music years before we ever met. Thank you to all who have posted comments and especially to those who have made the music available once again.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Roger
Date: 07 Mar 09 - 05:50 AM

I'm happy to tell you there's now a myspace site I hope to be updating with music (all albums) and as much on H&D as I can get... Hedge has been very helpful and generous with this idea...

www.myspace.com/hedgeanddonna

Hope you enjoy it!


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,donna fletcher
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 06:35 PM

Wow, was scanning Mudcat for another reason and ran across this mention of Hedge and Donna. I loved them, saw them at Main Point in Philly back in the 60s. I often think of a favorite line from one of their tunes (album long since gone) -- "I thought I'd buy some licorice 'cause I know how much it pleases, and I ran all the way from downtown and I only ate three pieces." Only in my case, it's chocolate that never quite makes it home....


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 01:43 AM

Well, I read the entire thread and was a tad surprised that no one has mentioned the Friends Church and the Friendly Cup (especially you WC types). I was a high school student at the time, later graduated WC but was one of the original teens that put together the Friendly Cup where H & D were routine performers in the folk room. Just that I would add to the overall mystique. Love their music!


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 11:40 PM

Thanks, Hedge. You are among friends here.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Hedge
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 11:32 PM

I read this thread about 2 years ago and it made me smile at the memories.... tears ...laughter... surprise... I wanted to respond then but somehow couldn't .....but ggrumpy, this is for you:

If music can help survive loss or hold your soul in hard times then it ought to be readily available, "free and easy."

"Give me one day of light in this life and I will be free and easy."

Over the next few weeks I will post the works of Hedge and Donna on You Tube including a wonderful selection of things never released. Wonderful to see all your comments. Someone has already begun putting things on You Tube and created an interesting Facebook Fan Club. (It's Hedge & Donna on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hedge-Donna/43257146198?ref=s#/pages/Hedge-Donna/43257146198.)

So much love to hold.....thank you.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,SCott
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 12:22 AM

lol, like others just googling around and stumbled onto this fantastic thread. I heard Hedge & Donna on tv as a college freshman in Texas in '68 and picked up an album or two. They were so very sweet and their songs simple and true. All the best (peace) to them and all their fans.


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: bobad
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 09:16 PM

A couple of Hedge and Donna albums available for download here: http://playitagainmax.blogspot.com/2007/07/hedge-donna-all-friendly-colours-1969.html


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Subject: RE: Hedge and Donna - Where are they now ?
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 08:57 PM

Does anyone here know if a song called The Rising Sun (or that was the key line in it) was a H & D song? This isn't House of - it was a simple but memorable song from the mid 60s. I learned it back then but lost the memory of who did it somewhere along the years.


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