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Big Al Whittle 03 Nov 05 - 04:14 AM
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Subject: New downloads for Big Al Whittle
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 04:14 AM

There suddenly a load of new free downloads of my music available for those who are interested.

On my website there is new autobiographical section with a trilogy of songs about my childhood in Boston Lincolnshire, plus another the Wyatt Earp song and and explanantion of how my Dad's police career inspired the song.
http://bigalwhittle.co.uk/


Also Ian Southworth of Woven Wheat has very kindly agreed to do a webpage about my music. From here you can download three of my most popular songs - George Joseph Smith, Trish and The Owl Song. these are versions from the Don't Act Stupid album. The trax from the current album St Peter and John Dillinger are also available for sale from from Ian's site. Soon also my 2nd album Sacre Bleu, which is quite hard to come by these days will be available from Woven Wheat also

http://www.wovenwheatwhispers.co.uk/Label-Review-BigAlWhittle.htm


hope you like some of this stuff and experience no problems with the downloads

all the best


al


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Subject: RE: New downloads for Big Al Whittle
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 05:03 AM

Hi there Al, big fella. I had a sniff around the links you provide. I had no problem with the downloads, except the separate windows they open remain open at the end of the track; have a word with Ian, should be easy to fix.

I had a smirk (actually, a guffaw) at the bold letter paragraph on your own website about the organiser who said that you were no better than his local floorspots - not hard to guess the identity, once you provided the location, and he's a 'catter too (though absent from here recently).

Still, one has to take the rough with the smooth, one rebuff doesn't bring the ice age, just as one swallow doesn't bring the spring; ride it and move on - I think the sarcastic statement about the location is too all-encompassing and therefore unfair. It gives off a sour-grapes feeling.

In the end, club organisers are people, and have different tastes. Can't blame them for that. Also, most of them rightly play it safe - few clubs have the financial muscle to take risks, so it takes time, perseverance and a very long breath to put yourself up on their radar. And the regionality of the folk world (where most club organisers and audiences are only aware of performers within a 40-50 mile range, apart from nationally-known names) doesn't help. So one needs to "put oneself about" geographically as well. For the first three years since I started I would go to a couple of new clubs each week, moving further and further afield, doing floorspots just to get the songs/face known - even driving to Manchester and back (4 hours each way) on a single day! And I still go to new clubs whenever I can, for the same reason.

Here's an idea - why not have a performance videoed, pick the best 1-2 songs from it and put them on a CD (nothing fancy, just .wmv format or anything like that), burn off a hundred of them and send them to organisers. That way they get to hear and see you "au naturel" as it were, saving you perhaps a long drive (though personal visits are still good).

I like your lyrics, by the way.

all the best
George


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Subject: RE: New downloads for Big Al Whittle
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 05:06 AM

many thanks el


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Subject: RE: New downloads for Big Al Whittle
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 05:46 AM

I think I did all the long distance floorspotting I'm likely to do in a previous life. And very unproductive it was too. English folk music and I diverged. Not their fault. Not mine either.

My heart doesn't work so good now, so I'm not up to roaming the country side to compete against folk singing 'the molecatcher' from an exercise book - anyway I can do that nearer home.

The way I see it, theres the music. Its what I did with my life. And to be honest theres as much there free as mot musicians are remembered for.

i hope some folk like it.


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Subject: RE: New downloads for Big Al Whittle
From: Lancashire Lad
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 07:57 PM

El Grecko wrote "I had no problem with the downloads, except the separate windows they open remain open at the end of the track; have a word with Ian, should be easy to fix."

This would seem to depend which platform / browser you use. If the window stays open after you have downloaded, just click manually to close it

Best wishes
LL


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