Great Folk Singers

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I had no idea what it meant and had to look it up. So Donnie doesn't accidentally see this before guessing, I'll put a spoiler tag. Turns out it means
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Yes, I know what it means. :D The way I know is that it occurs in the nightmare song in Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe that I posted a couple of years ago. Other than that, I probably wouldn't have known. The word doesn't sound at all like what it is.

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I thought it meant a windowsill for EVER!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Kitty wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:44 pm
I thought it meant a windowsill for EVER!
That’s what it sounds like—a part of a window. Go figure. :)

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Linda Perhacs is enjoying a resurgence of interest in her work lately, and released her second and third albums in 2014 and 2017 respectively. This is from her first album in 1970.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z9VbJmbtMW8
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That is amazing! This is the first I've heard of her. I'm also amazed that is from 1970—it sounds much more modern to me.

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I finally got around to listening to those Seekers songs Donnie posted - how I love Judith Durham's voice! I wish I could sing so beautifully, lol. The Seekers' sound has a gentle, ethereal feel about it. Rather dreamlike.
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BettyLouSpence wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:18 pm
I finally got around to listening to those Seekers songs Donnie posted - how I love Judith Durham's voice! I wish I could sing so beautifully, lol. The Seekers' sound has a gentle, ethereal feel about it. Rather dreamlike.
Glad you like them! :D The guys had good voices as well, and Judith Durham's is the icing on the cake—a really classic sound. Their entire hour-long farewell concert is on YouTube. I've been watching it in bits and pieces. (They disbanded in '68, but got back together later for periods of time.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XR34gwnFMI

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The Seekers with a beautifully poignant rendition of this classic folk song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J31DPRRRVI

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