Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
DonMeixner Alasdair Clayre (4) Alasdair Clayre 12 Jun 21


I have become intrigued of A Gentle Easy Flowing River as performed by Gordon Bok. Playing against his Cello like instrument it has an other worldly sound in the melody. But I was quite taken by the lyric which lead me to the author, Alasdair Clayre. A pretty interesting lyricist. I find mostly short songs in the style of someone who just missed The Music Hall. And not unlike Flanders and Swan in some ways.

Youtube has a recording of his album Adam and The Beasts which starts with Easy Flowing River. (Who is the woman singing on those recordings?) Now I have two different melodies moving in my head for the same song, both pretty good. Is there more to discover? I have learned who was quite erudite and tried many pursuits. And also that he died way to young.

Don


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.