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Top 5's - go on you know you want to

09 Nov 07 - 08:44 AM (#2189726)
Subject: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: GUEST,Richard

I'm sure you've had all this before, but off the top of your head, What are your top 5 folk albums and folk songs of all time?

My starter for 10

albums:
Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs
Fotheringay - Fotheringay
Andy Irvine and Paul Brady - Andy Irvine and Paul Brady
A L Lloyd - Leviathan
Planxty - Planxty

songs:
Banks of the Nile - Fotheringay
Lakes of Pontchartrain - Paul Brady (original version!)
Ballad of St Anne's Reel - The Dubliners
Spancil Hill - Far Tulla
The Trees They Do Grow High - Martin Carthy


09 Nov 07 - 09:00 AM (#2189741)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: Mr Happy

'.....of all time?'

How can we ever know that?


09 Nov 07 - 09:02 AM (#2189743)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: Leadfingers

Have you lived here all your life ??    Not Yet !!


09 Nov 07 - 09:35 AM (#2189766)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: Shaneo

Songs=
[1] For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name[Wolfe Tones, trad ?
[2] Broad Majestic Shannon [MacGowan]
[3] Come By The Hills, Gordon Smyth, trad. tune
[4] The Night Visiting Song, The Dubliners, trad
[5] Lullaby Of London, [MacGowan] Just for the intro riff


09 Nov 07 - 09:38 AM (#2189768)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: GUEST,Richard

How foolish of me, my apologies for not chosing my words perfectly, and for being interested in what other people's favourite albums are.

I'm sure you know what I meant.


09 Nov 07 - 10:31 AM (#2189815)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: GUEST,Wayne

Albums:

Nicely Out Of Tune - Lindisfarne
Lie of The Land - Show Of Hands
Below The Salt - Steeleye Span
Oxford Ramble - Magpie Lane
Tea For The Tillerman - Cat Stevens

Songs:

Abraham's Daughter - Three Pressed Men
The Captive Heart - Renaissance
Fire And Guns - Tanglefoot
Guitarra Armada - Boys From The Hill
Let's Drink - Korpiklaani

Ask me again in an hour and it'll probably be all change!


09 Nov 07 - 10:35 AM (#2189821)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: bobad

The lists so far make me realize that there's a lot of music out there that I have not yet heard. Oh well, something to look forward to in my old age, I guess.


09 Nov 07 - 11:16 AM (#2189855)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: topical tom

Too many(countless) impossible to choose. Who knows what the future holds?


09 Nov 07 - 11:22 AM (#2189861)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: bobad

The Canadian song voted #1 of all time by CBC listeners was "Four Strong Winds". I'll go along with that.


09 Nov 07 - 11:33 AM (#2189870)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: Mr Happy

Were all the CBC listeners clairvoyant?


09 Nov 07 - 11:35 AM (#2189872)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: Mr Happy

Perhaps they've all got crystal balls!


09 Nov 07 - 02:59 PM (#2190033)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth

Based on the lists above, there's clearly a lot more for me to listen to. But my top five albums -- both in terms of influence on me and that I still play frequently -- include in no particular order:

Jez Lowe - Old Durham Road
Christy Moore - Iron Behind the Velvet
Dick Gaughan - Live in Edinburgh
Richard Shindell - Blue Divide
Makem & Clancy - In Concert

Hmmm...as for top five songs, this would likely change with the wind, but at moment:

Little Musgrave - Planxty (from the recent reunion concert DVD)
My Get up and Go - Pete Seeger (Headlines and Footnotes)
Ballad of Mary Magdalen - Cry, Cry, Cry (w/ Lucy Kaplansky on vocals)
'52 Vincent Black Lightning - Greg Brown (The Live One)
Go, Lassie, Go - The Clancy Brothers (Reunion)

Odd that three of those five songs are live versions...

Cheers,

Peter


09 Nov 07 - 05:26 PM (#2190157)
Subject: RE: Top 5's - go on you know you want to
From: GUEST,Richard

Thanks Peter,

I've been wanting to get some Dick Gaughan (I only have the one he did with Andy Irvine; Parallel Lines) so I might give that live one a go.

Cheers,
Richard