Great Folk Singers

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donnie
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Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:44 pm

This song is deeply moving to me, and I don't think anyone could sing it like Joni Mitchell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NdsnFZm0X4

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by Kitty » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:50 pm

Ooo! Ooo! I know that one! Very beautiful. Cool that it's from a tv performance, too. I think that fashion should come back, and I'm not being silly!
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by BettyLouSpence » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:51 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvWqZObj4bQ

Sandy Denny's voice was so beautifully suited for the traditional British songs she sang.
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:50 pm

What a haunting voice and a haunting song—it is indeed a great combination of song and singer.

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:53 pm

Kitty wrote:
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:50 pm
Cool that it's from a tv performance, too. I think that fashion should come back, and I'm not being silly!
It's amazing to see three legends together on the stage there—Mama Cass Elliott, Mary Travers, and Joni Mitchell. That's a threesome.
Yes, I wish that fashion would come back, too.

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by BettyLouSpence » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:42 pm

Judy Henske's song High Flying Bird from 1964. I love how husky her voice is. Jefferson Airplane would cover this one just two years later on their debut album.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ-So8S-29M
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:29 pm

Wow, that was a powerful voice, wasn't it?

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:38 pm

Wow, that is a powerful voice, isn't it?

Guess it's stretching it to call this folk singing, but I ran across this song lately and love it. (By the way, I was listening to Kathy Smith's Blackbird and the Pearl lately—I *love* that one—and that title is what reminded me of this song by Rumer.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBYKheBnniU

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by dachshundonstilts » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:40 am

I'm not hugely into the folk genre, but my go-to singer would be Mary Hopkin. This is the song that made me fall in love with her voice, a cover of Tom Paxton's "How Come the Sun."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9bWXu0d-JU
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by Kitty » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:18 pm

Sandy Denny made me think of the independent artist Heather Dale, although Sandy is much better than her. Thank you for posting, Betty. It is beautiful.
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