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Because of.. I started to listen to...

09 Feb 08 - 11:31 PM (#2258205)
Subject: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Nick E

Pretty much right there. For me Great Big Sea... Ryans Fancy


10 Feb 08 - 12:43 AM (#2258224)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: GUEST,DonMeixner

The Corries - The Dubliners
The Sons of The Pioneers - Riders in the Sky
Tom Paxton - Every one else.

Don


10 Feb 08 - 12:53 AM (#2258227)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: katlaughing

Mudcat - Art Thieme, Rick Fielding, Jean Ritchie, Jed Marum, Don Meixner, Kendall Morse, and on and on:-)


10 Feb 08 - 05:00 AM (#2258274)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Gene Burton

Mudcat-Peter Bellamy. Thank you, Mudcat.

(Now I need to smoke out some John Jacob Niles)


10 Feb 08 - 06:58 AM (#2258305)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: kendall

Buryl Ives,Pete Seeger and Gordon Bok. The list is endless.


10 Feb 08 - 07:01 AM (#2258307)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: kendall

I just recalled a statement that Gordon made many years ago. Quote, "When Kendall and I met, we each thought we were the only folk singer in Maine.It was like a man crawling across a desert and suddenly having someone pass him a glass of water."


10 Feb 08 - 07:56 AM (#2258328)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Rapunzel

Jane Siberry ... Laura Nyro
Judie Tzuke ... Judee Sill
Kate Bush ... Sandy Denny


10 Feb 08 - 09:26 AM (#2258385)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Anne Lister

The Watersons, back in 1969 - trad English music


10 Feb 08 - 09:32 AM (#2258389)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Mooh

The Rolling Stones...Gram Parsons
C.S.N...The Byrds, Neil Young
Bob Dylan...Pete Seeger
Steven Fearing...Colin Linden
Linda Ronstadt...Emmylou Harris
Oscar Peterson...Stephane Grappelli...Django Reinhardt...Joscho Stephan
Stephane Grappelli...Jean-Luc Ponty
Led Zeppelin...old blues
Roy Buchanan...Roy Buchanan...Rory Gallagher, Danny Gatton
Folk festivals...Simon Mayor, Phil Cooper

Does it ever end? Hope not.

Peace, Mooh.


10 Feb 08 - 09:33 AM (#2258390)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Mooh

Liturgical music & hymns...Bach, and other baroque and classical music.


10 Feb 08 - 11:08 AM (#2258449)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Bonnie Shaljean

Tin Pan Alley plastic shamrock-&-leprecaun songs (which is all there was in my neck of the woods in those days) - TO - The Clancy Brothers & similar bands

Then:

The Clancys & co (whom I still like & listen to) - TO - Unaccompanied traditional singers & later seán nos

It was always a matter of following and focusing. But the sentimental ballads and paddywhackery were what first attracted my notice of "Irish" as a musical identity (well, I was just a little kid...)

FWIW it also inspired me to pick out tunes on the piano and even make up my own little jigs. It was a black day for my long-suffering mother when I worked out The Irish Washerwoman - she was then treated to a non-stop diet of it, relieved only by enthusiastic bursts of the Dragnet theme (which I thought was really cool) and DaVEEEEE, Daveee Crockett...


10 Feb 08 - 11:24 AM (#2258458)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: GUEST,Texas Guest

Riverdance > > > Irish music & songs
Emmylou > > > country music
Radio > > > everything
My Dad > > > Sinatra and Dixieland

Cheers.


10 Feb 08 - 11:44 AM (#2258476)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: topical tom

Pete Seeger

   The Weavers

   Tom Paxton

   Eric Bogle

   Alan Mills ...and many more.


10 Feb 08 - 12:53 PM (#2258541)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: CET

Clancy Brothers - everything. It all started with them.

In more detail:

Clancy Brothers>Ryan's Fancy>Planxty>Clannad>Dolores Keane>Sean Keane
Tannahill Weavers>Battlefield Band>Alistair Brown>Old Blind Dogs>Brian MacNeill>Janet Russell

Johnny Cash>Ralph Stanley>Nitty Gritty Dirt Band>Doc Watson>Gillian Welch>Joe Newberry

Steeleye Span>Fairport Convention>Martin Carthy>Waterson,Carthy>Eliza Carthy>Crucible

Pete Seeger>Geoff Warner

Garolou>La Bottine Souriante>Entourloupe>Serre L'Ecoute


10 Feb 08 - 01:31 PM (#2258578)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: RangerSteve

Listening to the Wheeling Jamboree on WWVA led me to Old-time country music.


10 Feb 08 - 02:45 PM (#2258654)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Jack Blandiver

Shirley Collins ... George Formby


10 Feb 08 - 03:11 PM (#2258674)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: kendall

Hey ranger Steve, do you remember Lee Moore the coffee drinking nighthawk?.He and I used to do Smokey Greene's bluegrass festival in Porter Corners NY. He always carried that stupid music stand with his songs on it. He sang the same songs year after year and never memorized any of them.
I remember one time, he was getting ready to go on stage and I helped him by carrying his music stand with its heavy base, and he remarked, "Now you can tell everyone that you played bass for me."
Another time he met me as I came off the stage, he said, "Mister, for a performance like that, you deserve a 5th" He handed me a broken guitar string.
Comedy was not his long suit.


10 Feb 08 - 03:48 PM (#2258732)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Pete_Standing

Had it not been for Johnny Tillotson singing "Princess Princess" and Doris Day singing "Que Sera Sera" I doubt I would have started listening to June Tabor.


10 Feb 08 - 04:25 PM (#2258793)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: topical tom

I well remember Lee Moore, the coffee-drinking nighthawk. I used to listen to him on WWVA till the wee hours of the morning.I used to enjoy listening to him singing "The Cat Came Back".
Does anyone recall Lazy Jim Day and his "Singing News":

             Come listen,everybody and I'll bring you the singing news,
             A little bit of sunshine to chase away the blues.

Humourous snippets of news would follow.


10 Feb 08 - 06:52 PM (#2258929)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: RangerSteve

Kendall - yes, Lee Moore was one of my early musical heroes. When I started listening to the Jamboree, Moore, Doc Williams, Betty Amos, Mac Wiseman and the Blue Ridge Quartet were among the regulars. That combination of traditional music with commercial county overtones is what I favor in my performances.


10 Feb 08 - 06:53 PM (#2258931)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: GUEST,AR

John Cage - silence


10 Feb 08 - 11:46 PM (#2259125)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Phil Cooper

Fairport Convention--Steeleye Span, Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy.
Phil Ochs--Tom Paxton, Eric Andersen
Mary McCaslin--Randy Newman
Bert Jansch--John Renbourn, Pentangle
John Fahey--Stefan Grossman, Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy

it just goes on...


11 Feb 08 - 12:05 AM (#2259131)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: katlaughing

Bonnie, that's about what we had for Irish stuff, too, in fact I used to beg my dad to play the Irish Washerwoman. It was my fav. to dance to. Burl Ives was quite popular in our part of the world, too and led to many other artists, as did Harry Belafonte.


11 Feb 08 - 12:08 AM (#2259132)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Skivee

The soundtrack from "Barry Lyndon"....The Chieftains, which pointed me at Celtic music in general.


11 Feb 08 - 12:15 AM (#2259134)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: GUEST,Marion

Listening to Jed Marum led to Michael Troy.


11 Feb 08 - 04:29 AM (#2259205)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: fat B****rd

Lonnie Donegan - Leadbelly
Dave Berry and the Cruisers - Chuck, Bo, Muddy, Wolf et al
"Hard Times"(film) - Cajun music


11 Feb 08 - 04:40 AM (#2259213)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Big Al Whittle

Bob Dylan and pete Seeger - Woody guthrie, ewan Macoll

Alex Campbell- Big Bill Broonzy

Derek Brimstone - everybody else from the Copper family to Jeremy Taylor and Elton John (I'd given up on pop music til Del started doing Your Song)


11 Feb 08 - 05:18 AM (#2259238)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: David C. Carter

"Jazz Club"(radio)-Django-Miles-Coltrane-Cannonball Adderly-Parker etc
Lonnie Donegan-Leadbelly
Guthrie-Dylan
Grieg-Shubert


11 Feb 08 - 06:52 AM (#2259278)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Raggytash

My Grandma Dickinson .... all sorts


11 Feb 08 - 07:32 AM (#2259290)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: cetmst

Someone whose identity I did not note singing "The Martins and the 'Coys" in the early thirties, then, Carl Sandburg, Josef Marais, Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, the Jefferson Singers


11 Feb 08 - 08:36 AM (#2259326)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Folk Form # 1

Eric Clapton > The Blues
Steeleye Span on the telly > Folk Music
Melody Maker > Jazz
My freind, Mike Schaeffer > 70s Kraut Rock
Hearing Gladys Knight on the radio > Soul music
Charlie Gillett's Honky Tonk radio show in the 70s >
                                  50s Rock n Roll and Country Music


11 Feb 08 - 09:51 AM (#2259391)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Noah Zacharin

because of Bruce Murdoch I started to listen to Patrick Sky, wonderful songwriters both...


11 Feb 08 - 10:45 AM (#2259419)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Dan Keding

A friend in college had me listen to a recording by a group called Pentangle which led me to Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and then to Martin Carthy, The Watersons, The Cooper Family and then on to more traditional singers.

The Kingston Trio led me to Frank Profitt and other traditional American singers.

You only have to open the lid a bit before you smell the coffee and want more - same with folk music.

Dan


11 Feb 08 - 10:55 AM (#2259425)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Folk Form # 1

Crazy Horses by the Osmonds TO Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

That was a joke.


11 Feb 08 - 12:21 PM (#2259526)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth

From hearing The Clancy Bros. while growing up...

To becoming a huge fan of Christy Moore in my 20s...

Which led to his roots of Woody Guthrie and Ewan MacColl.

Peter


11 Feb 08 - 12:24 PM (#2259529)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth

Oh, and giving credit where credit is due...

By taking me under his wing at the Press Room, Curmudgeon has gotten me into Lou Killen, John Roberts, June Tabor and a host of Child ballad singers.

Thanks Tom!

Peter


11 Feb 08 - 01:48 PM (#2259606)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: GUEST,Neil D

My brother/ Woody, Pete, Arlo, Utah, TM & The Clancy Bros, Ochs, Bob Marley, etc.
Don Kirshner/ Steeleye Span
Steeleye Span/ Fairport
Woody Allen/ Django
"McCabe and Mrs. Miller"(movie)/Leonard Cohen
"I'm Your Man"(docutribute to LC)/Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Handsome Family, Anthony, Nick Cave
Much Music/ Great Big Sea, Ashley McIsaacs, Natalie McMasters
Great Big Sea/ Carbon Leaf, Ryan's Fancy, Irish Descendants
Mudcat/ Planxty, Dubliners, Doc Watson, Ti Jean


12 Feb 08 - 08:24 AM (#2260271)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle

Bob Dylan - Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie - Sarah Ogan Gunning
Sarah Ogan Gunning - Willie Scott (not an obvious segue I grant you, but I was looking for someone singing unaccompanied)
Willie Scott - Harry Cox


12 Feb 08 - 09:15 AM (#2260300)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: Tweed

Bob Dylan - Leadbelly
Canned Heat - Charlie Patton, Tommy Johnson
Rolling Stones - Muddy Waters, Fred MacDowell
Chris Strachwitz - Lightnin' Hopkins
Chris Strachwitz - Clifton Chenier
John Lee Hooker - More John Lee Hooker


12 Feb 08 - 10:26 AM (#2260368)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: katlaughing

Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright on Bonanza to English folk after he sang a song on the show. I cannot remember the name of it...it's on the tip of my tongue, but he did a beautiful job and I've never forgotten it.


12 Feb 08 - 10:56 AM (#2260386)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: GUEST,irishenglish

Because being dragged to a Jethro Tull concert, I started listening to Fairport Convention. Which in turn has started me listening to....well...almost everything in a convoluted way. All English and Celtic folk, country, blues, world, jazz. In some way, all of those avenues opened up for me in November, 1987 in Worcester, Massachusetts when I saw them. Thanks guys!


12 Feb 08 - 01:24 PM (#2260536)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: GUEST,Jim

Clanad to Clancy Brothers (is this backwards from everyone else?)


12 Feb 08 - 03:00 PM (#2260640)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: lefthanded guitar

Bob Dylan.....everybody else.


12 Feb 08 - 03:24 PM (#2260679)
Subject: RE: Because of.. I started to listen to...
From: paula t

My Dad -Tom Paxton,Jazz, Wagner,Roger Miller,Bryan Ferry, Kate Bush.
My time at Crewe and Alsager college - BobDylan,RalphMc'tell,Penguin cafe orchestra...............
It's an interesting idea to try to remember when you first discovered music which made you sit up and listen.