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Subject: Obit: Hedy West
From: Mick Tems
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 07:49 AM

Hedy West, great banjo player and singer, died last Sunday - so did Norman MacDonald, of Betty and Norman MacDonald, of a heart attack. Seems like The Grim Reaper is working overtime.

The Guardian
Sun 11 Sep 2005

Obituary: Hedy West
US folk singer, popular in Britain, whose performances had a political dimension
by Derek Schofield


Described by the great English folk musician AL Lloyd as "far and away the best of American girl singers in the [folk] revival", Hedy West, who has died at the age of 67, was the real deal. In the 1960s, the urban-based American folk revival had an idealised view of the singers and instrumentalists from poor, rural America, and sought to emulate them. This was West's background, but she was educated and intelligent and had little sympathy for the city copyists.

The foundation of her singing was the traditional ballads and songs of her childhood. These songs had their roots in the folk songs of Britain and Ireland - songs such as Little Matty Groves and The Wife of Usher's Well. In addition, she wrote her own songs, or adapted songs from her community, the best known of which are Cotton Mill Girls and 500 Miles, which was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary, the Seekers, Bobby Bare and Sonny and Cher.

Born in Cartersville, Georgia, West grew up on a farm in nearby Kenesaw. She was named Hedwig Grace, the former name from a German friend of her father, but it was quickly shortened to Hedy. It was a musical family: her great-uncle Gus played the fiddle, while her grandmother Lillie, a great influence on West's musical development, played the banjo. West had piano lessons from the age of four, and taught herself to play the five-string banjo, as her grandmother had done. In the late 1970s, she received funding from the American National Endowment for the Arts for a detailed project of the music and life of her grandmother.

Hedy's father Don West was a trade union organiser and a well known southern poet, and later she set some of his poems to music, including Anger in the Land, based on a story about the lynching of a black man, told to Don West by the victim's brother. The song was later sung by Pete Seeger.

Having won a prize for ballad singing when she was only 12, by her teens West was singing at folk festivals, both locally and in neighbouring states. In 1959, she moved to New York to study music at Mannes College and drama at Columbia University. She was also absorbed by the folk revival in the city, and invited by Pete Seeger to sing alongside him at a Carnegie Hall concert. Her talents were quickly recognised, and after singing on a compilation album, New Folks, for the Vanguard label, she soon made two solo records for the company.

She moved to the west coast and Los Angeles in the early 1960s, where she continued singing and later married. By this time, she was making regular visits to England. She then lived in London for seven years, making tours of the country's folk clubs, and appearing at the Cambridge festival and the first Keele folk festival. She recorded three albums for Lloyd at Topic - Old Times and Hard Times (1965), Pretty Saro (1966) and Ballads (1967) - together with another for Fontana, entitled Serves 'em Fine.

In the early 1970s, she lived in Germany, where, before returning to the US to study composition, she made a number of further recordings, including one with fellow American Bill Clifton, Getting Folk out of the Country (1974), and another entitled Love, Hell and Biscuits (1980). Her songwriting gave a political dimension to her performances, and she was active in the freedom movements of the 1960s and beyond. She strongly supported the boycott of the ABC network after it refused to include Pete Seeger in its programming.

Hedy's singing was heard less frequently in recent years, and she stopped altogether when cancer affected her voice. At the time of her death, she was living in Long Island. Her husband predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter.

· Hedy West (Hedwig Grace), folk singer, born April 6 1938; died July 3 2005


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Subject: RE:Obit: Hedy West
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:42 AM

Surely not! I can't believe it, she's only about 66. Have Googled and can find nothing please give details, I'm devastated.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Hedy West
From: rich-joy
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:49 AM

Sad news indeed.
One of my first folk LP purchases in the 60s was by Hedy West - and I still have it.

Vale, Hedy.



Cheers! R-J in Oz


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Subject: RE: Obit: Hedy West
From: Cool Beans
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:54 AM

Very sad news. I remember seeing her at a concert in the 60s.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: lesblank
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 10:09 AM

She's singing with the angels now - God rest her soul. Can you imagine Hedy doing a duet with an angel with a harp singing "Cotton Mill Girls" ?? A truly great artist and one of my very favorites. I'll miss her.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 10:40 AM

So very sad! Was she ill? This is a real shock. We'd e-mailed a short while back...

Art


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: Mick Tems
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 11:00 AM

Roy Harris, traditional singer and BBC broadcaster, gave me the sad news last night. He also mentioned Norman's passing - apparently he and Betty went to Swindon Folk Club to see Bob Davenport, where they sang a couple of songs. Norman went down with a heart attack as Bob was starting his second set, and despite an ambulance being called, nothing could be done.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 11:06 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. I saw Hedy at the Eisteddfod Festival two years ago and had the pleasure of chatting with her. She was a marvelous performer and I was honored to have the opportunity to watch her. My condolences to her family and friends.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 11:09 AM

very sad - I loved that album she did with Bill clifton. A great artist.

do hope Roy Harris is okay that must have been a nasty shock for him.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 11:11 AM

...and Norm and Betty have become favorites of mine from recordings that Roy sent. I'm so sorry to hear of this too. My sincere condolences to Betty!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: Mark Ross
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 11:31 AM

I knew her 30 years ago on the East Coast. A gracious person, and a great musician. She got me a job singing out on the island and invited me to stay with her. I worked for her father in Pipestem, West Virginia and learned a lot from her family. A great loss.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: GUEST,Mary Katherine
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 12:00 PM

Can anyone point me to a published source for this report? Or a contact name/number for a confirmation? Many thanks,

Mary Katherine


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 01:22 PM

Loving farewells to Hedy West, a long-time friend...shared many a stage with her; and to Norman MacDonald, who I knew less well, but Betty and I were both "regulars" on the young Oscar Brand show at WNYC in the late forties. Dear Betty, my heart is with you now. And with Hedy's family as well.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 02:12 PM

Hi Wee Little Drummer,
Roy Harris is okay. He wasn't at the club, Mike O'Leary-Johns(of Mainbrace) was. He passed the news on to Roy, and others. Roy also spread it around the folk grapevine. The news about Hedy West came from Jerry Epstein of New York. Like so many others I am greatly saddened by these deaths. Hedy West was an exceptional artist, her Topic and Folk Legacy albums were among the best things to come out of the folk revival. She was very well liked in the UK but we didn't see much of her in recent years unfortunately.
Norman, along with his wife Betty, made up a musical duo of simplicity and charm. Their singing spread a warm feeling of community among their audiences that was hard to beat. They had a wonderful way of making their listeners feel included in the performance. We could use more like them.
I agree with Dr. Price, the Grim Reaper certainly has been working overtime this dreadful year. Ten people whom I knew, or knew of, in folk circles have died since the start of the year. It hurts to lose friends and colleagues, and in our folk world, which can seem like the largest family on earth, these losses leave us all bereft. Rest in Peace Norman, and Hedy. Sincere condolences to their families.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 02:38 PM

Thanks for letting us know, esp. that Roy heard it from a reliable source. One hopes it might be a mistake until there's no doubt, unfortunately. Glad to hear Roy is okay, burl, thanks.:-)

There is a nice bio and beautiful picture of Hedy on this page. It hasn't been updated since 2003, so no new info, but it's still neat to read of her life and music.

It sad to hear of such losses. May they both find Peace and our condolences to their families and friends,

Kat & Rog


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Subject: RE: OBITS: Hedy West (July, 2005) & Norman MacDonald
From: GUEST,Sidewinder.
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 04:41 PM

"If you miss the train I'm on you will know that I have gone, you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.A hundred miles, a hundred miles a hundred miles, a hundred miles. You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles".

Condolences to Family,Friends and Fans.

Sidewinder.


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Subject: RE: OBITS: Hedy West (July, 2005) & Norman MacDona
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 06:14 PM

Got a wonderful hug in greeting from Norman at NEFFA in April -- hard to believe it will be the last. Norman and Betty made such beautiful music together . . .

Tom and I are holding you close in our hearts and thoughts right now, Betty. Norman (and your harmonies together) will be very much missed.

Linn


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Subject: RE: OBITS: Hedy West (July, 2005) & Norman MacDonald
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 06:36 PM

I have only listened to Hedy, but have owned her records for 40 years, and this is VERY sad. Her contributions to my early understanding of what music could BE were immeasurable.

As to Norman, it hits SO hard, as I have had the pleasure of meeting him & Betty on a number of occasions, and sharing drink, song, and conversation. I will miss Norman & Betty harmonizing on their wonderful collection of songs...but will especially miss Norman's hearty handshake & smile.
Thanks, Norman, for all the good times and memories...and all possible condolences to Betty.


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Subject: RE: OBITS: Hedy West (July, 2005) & Norman MacDonald
From: BanjoRay
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:15 PM

Hedy West was one of my early inspirations. I met her in the folk club in Swansea in the sixties, and played her beautiful banjo. Her singing and frailing were totally masterful, and I bought an LP "Old Times And Hard Times" which I still listen to. I've always hoped she'd reappear in the old time world, but alas she won't now. Very sad.
Ray


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (July, 2005) & Norman MacDonald
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 05:52 AM

Hedy was one of the greats!! When I first heard her in the sixties I was blown away. Great singer, terrific banjoist. She was particularly great at coming up with very interesting accompaniments. Everyone should have one of her albums - the ones from the 60s.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (July, 2005) & Norman MacDonal
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 07:22 AM

I have two of her albums, and I remember when I booked her at my folk club in the 60s, when I told her I'd always loved her and her work she gave me a big kiss, lovely lady, I'm so sad.
giok


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (July, 2005) & Norman MacDonald
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 11:21 AM

I am so sorry...........Hedy West. Most won't remember butHedy was around here for a few months about 5 years ago and although there was some initial confusion about her membership, it was fum and a real pleasure to have her around and sharing stories with Sandy.

Life always goes on but it is always diminished even when a life has been so well lived. Thanks for the songs Hedy......and the banjo pickin'....... and the stories........and for a life well lived.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: georgeward
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 10:57 PM

I feel as though I ought to post a farewell and appreciation on behalf of Caffe Lena here.
Hedy was - and will always remain - a part of the legend of the Caffe. She was one of those people whom Lena treasured (she didn't treasure everyone). Perhaps the fact that both loved theatre and had fathers who were union men had something to do with that.
Most likely, it came down to the magic Hedy created on that tiny stage. She wasn't a physically large person,... but the presence she created! She is one of those rare people whose name comes up over and over when you ask audience members of years gone by who they remember hearing at the Caffe.


I'd hoped, many of us had, that we could do something to honor her contribution to Lena's while she lived. Not to be.

- George


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST,Tony Thomas USA
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 08:29 AM

Hedy was afflicted with cancer for several years and carried out a courageous battle from people I know who were in regular contact with her and an even more courageous battle with the awful chemotherapy. The cancer had mastiticized a couple years ago, according to a friend of mine who was in contact with her and who tried to get her performing work whenever she felt up to it. Sadly, the impact of chemotherapy made it difficult and then impossible for her to sing. I was told she didn't care to just play the banjo if she could not sing.

I remember a very strong amount of dignity that she had both during her career and in the longer time when she was not in the limelight, something I think she attempted to avoid. Friends, particularly women folkies, who knew or spent town with her or hosted her or hired her during tours recount that she had a great and rolicking sense of humor and was a lot of fun.

Her father, Don West, was a good poet, a teacher treasured by his students, a sometime preacher, and a better fighter for the rights of labor and for civil rights who was the target of massive persecution during the 1950s witch hunt. Last night I was talking to an old friend from Atlanta who knew Don who repeated a story about him that I had heard him tell a number of times over the years.

The Atlanta Constitution which is supposed to be a bastion of liberalism in the South. Its famed columnist Ralph McGill who was supposed to be a progressive Southerner during tha time of segregation in Georgia targeted Don West. McGill would print regular columns in the Constitution in the early 1950s pilloring Don West and saying he was the leading Communist Party figure in Georgia, if not the entire South, with the usual charges and lies leveled at the CP by witchhunters with the special racist twist popular int he South. These undoubtably came directly from the sewer called the FBI. McGill regularly included a public listing of the West family's home address, their telephone number, and where West worked or preached at the time. As a result of this campaign the KKK burned down their home the day after one of these column and Don West and his family and friends were subject to almost daily harassment by anticommunist and racist activists.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Alan Oakes
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 04:09 PM

Goodby Hedy.

I knew Hedy about 35 years ago in Berkeley when she was a young woman -- with a beautiful face and beautiful voice and a joyful presence. In the early 70s I organized (in Glastonbury, CT) a benefit concert for her father, Don West, who lived and worked in Pipestem, West Virginia. Jean Redpath, Michael Cooney, Marshal Dodge and David Jones sang and told stories. That concert is one of my most treasured folk music memories.

I wish I had known her better in more recent years.

Godspeed, Hedy.

-Alan


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: karen k
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 06:52 PM

Alan,
That sure was a great time. I was there and I'll remember it always.

karen kobela
new britain, ct


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 09 Jul 05 - 05:20 PM

I don't know this of my own knowledge, but I got this email on the Banjo-L list today:

Folk Legacy Still Offer's Hedy's Good Times and Hard Times, a fine CD
   from their web site. It was once out of print there, but it is out


How 'bout that, Dick?

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST,Ellen Chase - folk Music Center
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 04:27 PM

Hedy was a good friend of my mother, Dorothy Chase, of the Folk Music Center in Claremont California. My mother died June 11, 2005. She was a musician and artist and painted a lovely picture of Hedy's baby daughter. I was looking for a contact to see if Hedy would have wanted the painting, but perhaps someone in the family would.

Ellen Chase
folkmusic.center@verizon.net


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 04:49 PM

Wasn't she one of Martin Carthy's influences?


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 04:59 PM

Martin Carthy used the tune of Maid of Colchester which he got from Hedy for Famous Flower of Servingmen.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 05:24 PM

Yes, but i think he also said she was one of the inspirations for him playing folk music, and banjo certainly.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 05:31 PM

Hedy influenced everybody, myself included, who lived in and around Hampstead (and the Enterprise in particular) when she was living in Primrose Hill in the mid-60s. Martin C usually says that his first (and most formative) inspiration was Sam Larner who he first saw at the age of 17.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 05:54 PM

Terribly embarrassed, was reading an interview and got Hedy mixed up with Elizabeth Cotton.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: BK Lick
Date: 24 Jul 05 - 11:42 PM

There are two photos in Art's photo collection -- find them by clicking on the word Search and searching for "Hedy".


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 25 Jul 05 - 12:14 AM

Yes, Hedy's "Old Times and Hard Times" is available from Folk-Legacy in the CD format. It's our CD-32. Look at
    Sandy


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 25 Jul 05 - 06:56 AM

Another sad loss of one of the greats of the folk revival.

I can only hope that the music of Hedy West will continue to influence our contemporary folk enthusiasts.

My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

Dave R.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST,Balladeer
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 07:17 AM

Some of you in England will remember the Student Prince folk club run by Curly Goss in London's Soho in the sixties. It was open from midnight to six am on Saturday nights. I was playing a gig there in 1964 when Hedy came in and asked to do a guest set. John Lennon himself would not have received a bigger welcome from the excited people in that room. With her musicality and her genuineness, she was one of my heroes. Years later, when she turned up here at the Mudcat, I had a chance to say hello again. I'm so sorry she's gone. She was the real thing.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST,John K Bromilow
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 07:42 AM

I'm really sad about that as she was still young. I remember buying her Topic LP when I was still at school in the 60's and that's still one of my favourite albums. Apart from the music, I really liked the photo of Hedy with banjo and long hair on the cover! To me she was one of the few genuine folk singers and there aren't many of those left. A great singer and banjo picker. I was thrilled (even at my age) to receive an e-mail from her a few years back. I regret I never did get to see her live. Condolances to all her family.
JKB


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST,James "Sparky" Rucker
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 10:06 PM

Goodbye Hedy from an old friend. Met Hedy several years after I had known of her through her father, Don West. Hedy, Mike Seegar and myself tour together with Anne Romaine & Dock Boggs all around the South with the Southern Folk Cultural Revival Project. Spent many nights jamming and talking 'bout the old times and the Civil Rights Movement of which she was a part.

Godspeed as you travel the Universe.


Love:

Sparky


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 11:53 PM

So sorry to hear about Hedys death. I did a tour of Northern England with her in the early 60s and will always remember her version of Little Musgrave and how it sent shivers down my spine every time I heard it.
Loved you Hedy, RIP
Malcolm


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Tam the man
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 06:45 AM

Norman and Betty came to the Irvine folk club, they were great, it's so sad that Norman has died, and has gone up to that great folk club in the sky along with Hedy West.

Tam


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 05 - 03:24 PM

I saw Hedy West as A teenager at the Philharmonic Hall In Liverpool In the 60's and was so moved by her and the so obvious fact that the US and Brtain share so many musical roots. I moved to the east Coast as a teenager and honestly didn't think of her very much or her music but one day working at a book store outside of Princeton NJ I saw she had placed an order and was so happy and moved to meet her. She was modest and happy to know of my connection to her music . Its so sad to hear of her passing andyet I will find her music n ow. Thanks for your life Heddy - you are a genuine gift to America I'm proud to know of you.Its epople like you that make America a fine place.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST,MWBailey
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 02:48 AM

I'm late to this thread. I only knew of Hedy West from a couple of mp3's that I downloaded from a CD site (now, sadly, defunct), namely the one of "Down The Road," and the joke about the glacier having gone back up north for more rocks...

I took a couple of clawhammer banjo classes from Laura Boosinger at a recent festival here in Houston, Texas, and at the concert on the final night, she mentioned that Ms West had passed on. I am saddened because
1. every loss of a banjo player means that many fewer chances to hear the old tunes played, if not always the stereotypical "right" way, at least in a way that suggests the way that they were originally intended.

2. Judging by what everyone has said about her, I think she must have been one of those rare persons who are a real joy to know -- and I wish that I had.

Here's hoping she gets to play in heaven!

MWBailey


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: GUEST,David Jacobs
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 04:32 PM

I was deeply saddened to recently hear that Hedy West's angelic voice has joined the choir of angels.

I recorded her (only?) Boston appearances in October and November of 1962 and have just converted those reel-to-reel recordings to MP3 CD. Would anyone like a copy?

David Jacobs
david@jacobscommunications.com


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 04:42 PM

I have Old Times Hard Times, and would adore to have anything else by her.
Giok


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 05:20 PM

Oh, that would be wonderful to hear her again. (as I said last year, I first heard her 40+ years ago) What procedure would you suggest?


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 05:26 PM

What a great offer. If you can, I too would love to have a copy............Let us know what to do.....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: oldhippie
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 05:40 PM

I'd like a copy also, thanks.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Hedy West (3 July 2005)
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 06:54 PM

Same here David!


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