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11 Dec 2010, 7:00 pm

My favourite is Leonard Cohen

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqu3U05tkAw[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjem3G_QsKA&feature=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d-8hxLMOcg[/youtube]



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12 Dec 2010, 12:50 pm

Bob Dylan

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kOhaIg4e_k&feature=related[/youtube]



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nej4xJe4Tdg[/youtube]



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12 Dec 2010, 1:15 pm

...and, if you like French, here is some Beausoleil from Louisiana

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTwraOFTcCw[/youtube]



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13 Dec 2010, 11:09 pm

...and here is some Georges Moustaki...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F108veDL4i0[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Eutjnnz4hE&feature=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CrhtMeh7R0[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt7sG8Ma3Fs&feature=related[/youtube]



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14 Dec 2010, 4:20 am

Wallourdes wrote:
Kaybee wrote:
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I think Alice's Restaurants was a very funny story


The movie weirded me out.


It's a pretty weird story :lol:


It was a true story. If you could have "been there" and seen it "back in the day," you wouldn't have found it funny, but poignant.

It was a weird era, produced by many factors, including the despair we felt by the assassination of John F. Kennedy (Julian Lennon commented on just that in an interview I saw a little while back), whom many of us felt "represented" us younger people, because he was such a young president, and all the rest of the politicians were "old-men." We felt betrayed by the older generation, for letting us down, and "dropped out."

I was in the local hipster, hippie, motorcycle scene in the sixties, and that particular kind of story was, generally, "happening" around the US at the time, the Hippie Era. I saw the film first run; it was shown at a little "art-house" theater, and it was probably the only movie in town in those days that had a line of people like those that became prominent during the first Star Wars showings. All the hippie-experience oriented people showed up to see it, and the general comment at the time was "it's happening everywhere!"

I met Pete Seeger a couple times (he had known my warpipes teacher back in the 1950's in New York), and played a Scots bagpipe finale for one of his Hudson Valley Folk Picnics back in '68; he played himself in the film (as did most of the characters, including Officer Obie, IIRC!).

One of the feelings everyone then identified with was that of an "extended family," as there was a "generation gap" brewing that an old Indian yogi once described as "A tragedy worse than wars or natural disasters;" that was a factor contributing to the breakup of the sense of the traditional nuclear family, and many people left home to seek out a new imagination, like the lyrics to Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone.

Alices Restaurant was one of many stories of that era. A great, comprehensive video on the era was shown on PBS some years ago, and was entitled It was Twenty Years Ago Today...", and was evolved around the Beatle's music of the Seargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

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14 Dec 2010, 9:14 am

johnpipe108 wrote:
Wallourdes wrote:
Kaybee wrote:
Wallourdes wrote:
I think Alice's Restaurants was a very funny story


The movie weirded me out.


It's a pretty weird story :lol:


It was a true story. If you could have "been there" and seen it "back in the day," you wouldn't have found it funny, but poignant.

It was a weird era, produced by many factors, including the despair we felt by the assassination of John F. Kennedy (Julian Lennon commented on just that in an interview I saw a little while back), whom many of us felt "represented" us younger people, because he was such a young president, and all the rest of the politicians were "old-men." We felt betrayed by the older generation, for letting us down, and "dropped out."

I was in the local hipster, hippie, motorcycle scene in the sixties, and that particular kind of story was, generally, "happening" around the US at the time, the Hippie Era. I saw the film first run; it was shown at a little "art-house" theater, and it was probably the only movie in town in those days that had a line of people like those that became prominent during the first Star Wars showings. All the hippie-experience oriented people showed up to see it, and the general comment at the time was "it's happening everywhere!"

I met Pete Seeger a couple times (he had known my warpipes teacher back in the 1950's in New York), and played a Scots bagpipe finale for one of his Hudson Valley Folk Picnics back in '68; he played himself in the film (as did most of the characters, including Officer Obie, IIRC!).

One of the feelings everyone then identified with was that of an "extended family," as there was a "generation gap" brewing that an old Indian yogi once described as "A tragedy worse than wars or natural disasters;" that was a factor contributing to the breakup of the sense of the traditional nuclear family, and many people left home to seek out a new imagination, like the lyrics to Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone.

Alices Restaurant was one of many stories of that era. A great, comprehensive video on the era was shown on PBS some years ago, and was entitled It was Twenty Years Ago Today...", and was evolved around the Beatle's music of the Seargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

Regards, Johnpipe


Thank you very much for the explaination, you could really say this movie captured the zeitgeist of the Hippie Era. It's that I am from a later time so I can't really with that time, although I heard people say I should have been around in that time because of my way of thinking.

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21 Dec 2010, 1:05 pm

I love Irish, Scottish and French music (because it's my ancestral heritage) and being a Lancashire lad I also like northern england folk songs. I love all music from the celtic diaspora, it's the music of my people.
American folk music is also good; I enjoy the blues, early country music (Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams) bluegrass and cajun.

The Pogues
Dubliners
The Chieftains
Ewan McColl
Clancy Brothers
Dropkick Murphys
Real McKenzies
Woody Guthrie
Bob Dylan
Hank Williams
Cajun
Breton
Galician
The Navigators
Lowlander Highlanders
Folk/Pagan metal

the list goes on... and on...



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21 Dec 2010, 7:36 pm

i love folk music

woodie guthrie makes a great pandora channel

some other music I like similar to woodie....:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blI2dXHyBj0&feature=related[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1xSt7iganA[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC_VRQ3Ouz4[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-c66SJPuUI[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRtvALWlKK4&feature=related[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz2B9K-5Dkc&feature=related[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGoVHeHh5w4[/youtube]


though some of it could be considered blues/country...


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21 Dec 2010, 9:50 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJzb23-1ZmI[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4fPcoLWvq8[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU6efMni9A4&feature=related[/youtube]


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21 Dec 2010, 10:26 pm

"ain't we crazy" [haywire mac] beats all. :lol:



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22 Dec 2010, 7:41 pm

I came across the Asylum Street Spankers on Youtube. They seem quite entertaining. Here is their rendition of a Huddy Ledbetter song.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npKVQkp-8KY&feature=related[/youtube]



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01 Jan 2011, 3:46 pm

I like Bellowhead, The Rachael McShane band, Spiers and Boden and Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings.


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06 Jan 2011, 4:09 pm

The Soggy Bottom Boys are quite good

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08e9k-c91E8&feature=related[/youtube]



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06 Jan 2011, 5:48 pm

I grew up on folk rock of the 60's and love blues and other pre-jazz Americana music. I was even singing from Leadbelly songs this morning. More recently, as part of my Gaelic studies I've been learning Gaelic songs. Here's one I've learned, although the arrangement of this on James Graham's album is better than this version--I just find Julie Fowlis' band (Fowlis in the woman on the right) isn't right for this song and the tempo is dragging:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNxTgo8rSLI[/youtube]

I know a few Puirt a Beul, literally "Mouth Tunes" (or "Mouth Music" as it's usually translated). These are short, usually playful songs that can be reels, gigs or strathspeys, originally composed to be sung by solo voice while mimicking music of the fiddle, pipes, accordion etc. and using the inherent musicality of the Gaelic language to further color them. As they are short, they are usually performed in sets of three of more, and these days, it's popular to add instruments for more variety:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkT-TtSTFs0&feature=related[/youtube]

I love singing this traditional song too--it's a praise song for the Clann MacNeill, that Capercaillie recorded with a rock-style arrangement years back:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxOh6MO0dI[/youtube]

And interesting note about Gaelic and music: In Gaelic, a singer "takes" a song, yet a player would "sing" the pipes and fiddle. And I've found as a musician myself that when around Gaelic speakers, you pretty much have to be ready to "take" a song or "sing" on the fiddle at a moment's notice.

And a Gaelic proverb: Thig crioch air an saoghal, ach mairidh gaol is ceòl (The world will pass away, but love and music will endure)



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28 Mar 2011, 8:56 pm

This lady has a nice voice for Woody Guthrie songs

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF15w1PWBYI&feature=related[/youtube]



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28 Mar 2011, 10:01 pm

Nick Drake and Bob Dylan for the win.