Great Folk Singers

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by Kitty » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:22 pm

BettyLouSpence wrote:
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.
This song is really something. I have never heard it, not even the Jefferson Airplane cover. Haunting!
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by Kitty » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:28 pm

donnie wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:38 pm
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.)
Ok, now THAT is lovely! I have never heard of Rumer, so I looked her up. People compare her to Karen Carpenter, but Rumer, in my opinion, is leaps and bounds better than her. Her voice is clear, beautiful, fresh! I really like it, can you tell?
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:33 pm

Glad you like it! Yes, I was entranced by the song and by her voice, which is beautiful indeed! I wouldn't put her past K.C., but she's up there!

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by Kitty » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:34 pm

dachshundonstilts wrote:
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."
I like it!!! I had never heard this song, either. It's catchy!
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:44 pm

I like it, too. Thanks for posting, Dachshund.

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:51 pm

Here is another folk combo with a great sound—The Seekers.

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

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by dachshundonstilts » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:45 am

I love the Seekers! My favorite is this one, which was the number one record of 1965 in the UK and made the top 5 in the US.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmactMIhrRM
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by donnie » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:45 pm

I really like that one! I can see why it was a hit.

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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by dachshundonstilts » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:20 pm

How about the Kingston Trio? I love their early stuff, from the Dave Guard era. "Fast Freight" is pretty impressive, the way the guitars and voices together conjure the sound of a passing train.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhzlyFhTqDg
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Re: Great Folk Singers

Post by normabanana1800 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:24 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&noapp=1&v=4vu_vSX5kY4
Hadyn Quartet-Sweet Adeline
This is one of my favorite 1900s songs.
Sweet and romantic.

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