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Thread #108262   Message #2252970
Posted By: pavane
04-Feb-08 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
Subject: RE: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
Nearly 30 years ago, Mrs Pavane was trying out Crazy Man Michael, and I foolishly made a suggestion that she should try a little more 'breathiness' in the voice.

Ever since then, whenever I make a suggestion on her singing (which is as rarely as possible, in the circumstances), she has always thrown at me that I wanted her to sound more like Sandy Denny. She says that of her voice sounded remotely 'breathy', she would think she was losing it (her voice, that is)

So just last week, I played two versions of Lowlands of Holland to some friends, without identifying the singers (Sandy Denny and Mrs P).
And which did they prefer? Mrs P. So maybe I was wrong.

(Shudder to think what she would say if I wanted her to sound like Kate Rusby. Welsh and Barnsley don't mix!)