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What Song Makes You Drop Everything?

nygelgoose 19 Nov 09 - 02:18 PM
GUEST,leeneia 19 Nov 09 - 02:14 PM
Mooh 19 Nov 09 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Jack Warshaw 19 Nov 09 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,seth in Olympia 18 Nov 09 - 10:16 PM
Dave the Gnome 18 Nov 09 - 08:56 PM
Cuilionn 18 Nov 09 - 08:40 PM
GUEST,biff 18 Nov 09 - 03:58 PM
Nigel Parsons 18 Nov 09 - 06:00 AM
Arkie 17 Nov 09 - 09:23 PM
GUEST,buspassed 17 Nov 09 - 02:46 PM
The Villan 17 Nov 09 - 01:28 PM
foggers 17 Nov 09 - 01:15 PM
GUEST,Sookite 17 Nov 09 - 11:31 AM
Lighter 17 Nov 09 - 09:35 AM
Annette Munnelly 17 Nov 09 - 05:20 AM
beeliner 17 Nov 09 - 01:15 AM
oldhippie 16 Nov 09 - 08:14 PM
Nick 16 Nov 09 - 07:03 PM
Alaska Mike 16 Nov 09 - 06:58 PM
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Little Hawk 16 Nov 09 - 04:58 PM
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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: nygelgoose
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 02:18 PM

June Tabors' version of No Mans Land makes me vry my eyes out


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 02:14 PM

Hi, Alaska Mike. Thanks for the cool story about the piper playing your tune.

The same thing happened to me when I heard an alleluia I had composed being sung in a church 200 miles away. Naturally it turned out that somebody there knew somebody here who knew me and who had passed the song along. But first hearing my own tune in a totally new place gave me the oddest feeling.

I have two of your CD's. Just a couple weeks ago we were singing your song about the changing of the clocks. It took us three days to find them all.
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Thanks to all here who have listed songs. I've been scanning the posts looking for songs to play on my dulcimer.

If you have more than one song, it really helps if you post a list rather than a paragraph.

My contribution: I drop everything for "This Old House" as sung by Rosemary Clooney, with its joyous honky-tonk piano background.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Mooh
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 09:06 AM

Lots of church choral and/or pipe organ music. I get a regular fix from OrganLive and BBC radio online. Loud and proud happened long before rock and roll.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: GUEST,Jack Warshaw
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 08:07 AM

anything authentic, passionate and infused with great musicianship


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: GUEST,seth in Olympia
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 10:16 PM

I was in a gloomy situation in small town north China a few years back and a friend helped me with my computer and after a while the Louis Armstrong version of " La Vie en Rose" came out and that cracked my shell for sure.
seth


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 08:56 PM

The Stripper?

:D (eG)


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Cuilionn
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 08:40 PM

The Joy of Living--Ewan MacColl, but I like Geordie McIntyre & Alison McMorland's version best.

The Freedom Come-All-Ye--Hamish Henderson (sung by jist aboot onyane!)

Cholla Mo Run (and just about any old Gaelic song delivered with passion and vigor)

Galileo--Indigo Girls

We Who Believe in Freedom--Sweet Honey in the Rock


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: GUEST,biff
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 03:58 PM

abraham martin and john - dion
totally sentimental, inspiring and sad but I like it


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 06:00 AM

During WWII the BBC banned "Deep in the heart of Texas" as workers in the munitions factories would stop working while it was playing, and even clap hands, or bang things (dangerous that!).


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Arkie
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 09:23 PM

Suzanne Vega's "The Queen and the Soldier"

The Queen And The Soldier

The soldier came knocking upon the queen's door
He said, "I am not fighting for you any more"
The queen knew she'd seen his face someplace before
And slowly she let him inside.
He said, "I've watched your palace up here on the hill
And I've wondered who's the woman for whom we all kill
But I am leaving tomorrow and you can do what you will
Only first I am asking you why."
Down in the long narrow hall he was led
Into her rooms with her tapestries red
And she never once took the crown from her head
She asked him there to sit down.
He said, "I see you now, and you are so very young
But I've seen more battles lost than I have battles won
And I've got this intuition, says it's all for your fun
And now will you tell me why?"
The young queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye
She said, "You won't understand, and you may as well not try"
But her face was a child's, and he thought she would cry
But she closed herself up like a fan.
And she said, "I've swallowed a secret burning thread
It cuts me inside, and often I've bled"
He laid his hand then on top of her head
And he bowed her down to the ground.
"Tell me how hungry are you? How weak you must feel
As you are living here alone, and you are never revealed
But I won't march again on your battlefield"
And he took her to the window to see.
And the sun, it was gold, though the sky, it was gray
And she wanted more than she ever could say
But she knew how it frightened her, and she turned away
And would not look at his face again.
And he said, "I want to live as an honest man
To get all I deserve and to give all I can
And to love a young woman who I don't understand
Your highness, your ways are very strange."
But the crown, it had fallen, and she thought she would break
And she stood there, ashamed of the way her heart ached
She took him to the doorstep and she asked him to wait
She would only be a moment inside.
Out in the distance her order was heard
And the soldier was killed, still waiting for her word
And while the queen went on strangling in the solitude she preferred
The battle continued on


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 02:46 PM

'Dry Land' Joan Armatrading

'Here, There & Everywhere' the Beatles finest love song

'Fareweel Regality' Terry Conway's wonderful song resurrected by the Unthanks on the 'Bairns' album.

'Cherish' Nina Simone.

'The Good Old Way' The Watersons

'My Young Man' Kate Rusby. When that silver band comes in at the end I'm just a goner, Kleenex everywhere!

'Gloryland' Waterson:Carthy When I finally drop everything I'm going through those final curtains to this one!


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 01:28 PM

You can keep your hat on.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: foggers
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 01:15 PM

Jez Lowe's "The last of the Widows" which is about the Easington colliery disaster in the early 50s absolutely chokes me up cos my dad was an Easington man who lost a lot of friends that day. I love the song and would love to perform it but I really don't think I could ever keep my composure to do so. Similarly, Jean Ritchie's "West Virginia Mining Disaster song" is deeply moving in its simplicity and the perspective of a waiting wife.

The sheer variety of songs and music listed here is fascinating! I adore Janis Joplin and agree the comments that her intensity of performance was in a class of its own.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: GUEST,Sookite
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 11:31 AM

"Largo" from Dvorak's S "Ymphony for the New World"

Sookite


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Lighter
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 09:35 AM

Point of interest:

A count of the titles mentioned since the start of this thread indicates that almost 90% of the songs/melodies most loved by Catters (that make them drop everything) are...

*not* traditional.

(I didn't count performances. For example, Steeleye versions of trad songs counted as "traditional" despite the modern style.)

Thoughts?


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Annette Munnelly
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 05:20 AM

Last week we had our Clare Festival of Traditional Singing. One of the guests was Aine Uí Cheallaigh, sean nos singer par excellence. She sang an english translation of Donal Óg and stuck me to the floor, as well as everyone else at the session. It always gets me, in Irish or English, the sheer despair of it all, not to mention the beauty of words and air.   I love Leontyne Price singing O Holy Night and would not let Christmas eve go by without hearing it at least once.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: beeliner
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 01:15 AM

"Popcorn" by Hot Butter.

Absolutely mesmerizing.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: oldhippie
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 08:14 PM

The Trumpet Vine - Kate Wolf
A Better Place To Be - Harry Chapin
The Saints Who Have Never Been Caught - Larry Jon Wilson


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Nick
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 07:03 PM

Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Sandy Denny with Fairport
First Boy I Loved - Judy Collins
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Wind Cries Mary - Hendrix
If I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
You - Bonnie Raitt
Blackbird - Crosby Stills and Nash
Travels - Pat Metheney
James - Pat Metheney
Always with you, always with me - Joe Satriani
Canyon Moonrise - John McGann
Aretha Franklin going for it
A Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Floating from Skerry - by Lynn Tocken but I've only ever heard ourselves or friends play it

To not even scratch the surface

I get distracted a lot.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 06:58 PM

I was at a Celtic event one sunny Memorial Day when I heard a lone highland piper playing a mornful tune. I stopped and listened raptly until it was completed, trying to place the name of the melody. As the piper was finishing to great applause, I realized that it was the tune to a song I had written many years before. The piper had learned it from another celtic performer and had no idea that I had written it. It was very cool.

Mike


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 06:02 PM

"The Blacksmith" by Shirley Collins.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 05:28 PM

I am going to be literal...

Rheumatoid Arthritis makes me drop everything and bump into everything and shuffle as though I am the head of the Ministry of Silly Walks.

Well... actually The Ramones - Beat on the Brat.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Artful Codger
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 05:16 PM

"Taps"


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 04:58 PM

"Havin' My Baby", by Paul Anka.

First my jaw drops. Then I drop everything I'm carrying. Then I drop my pants. Then I pass out cold on the floor.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 04:46 PM

If this is about "What song makes you drop everything," I guess that you're pretty busy dropping stuff, Art Thieme! Anyway, I'm glad I made your list.....    Jean


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 03:34 PM

Anything that makes me get up and Dance.
That'll be mainly House Music, Drum 'n' Base and Electronica probably, I have definite and unashamed weak spots for some cheesy tracks like this: Gypsy Woman, Put Your Hands up For Detroit. And others like this: Sunking, Veneranda

Though I can also do dancing to blokes banging bongos/djembes etc. (doesn't *have* to be synthesised), I guess it's all the same really as long as you're barefoot, throwing yourself about like a nut-head, while remaining just enough on the right side of sober/drunk to not quite fall over..


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: GUEST,Elmore
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 03:01 PM

" No Telling" by Linda Thompson"


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: GREEN WELLIES
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 10:35 AM

'Streets' Ralph McTell. I know some think its a bit commercial, and there was a time when he didnt like it and wouldnt sing it. But he did it last night and it really is a great song.

The other is Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Middler it was our friends favourite song and was played at his funeral. I have to turn it off when its on the radio.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 10:28 AM

On Recordings...

When Fortune Turns The Wheel - Louis Killen
The Trail to Mexico - Don Edwards
It Was All For Our Rightful King - The Battlefield Band
After Aughrim's Great Disaster - The Voice Squad
Canadee-i-o - Nic Jones
Come On In My Kitchen - Robert Johnson
Shearing At Castlereagh - Gerry Hallam
The Tour Of The Dales - The Watersons
The Maid Of Loggins Green - Jim McFarland
The Islanders Lament - The Green Fields Of America
Willie Taylor - Frank Harte
The Rich Man's Daughter - Peta Webb
Little Musgrave - Planxty
Roller Bowler - Stormalong John
Gil Morice - Ewan MacColl
The Green Fields of Canada - Paddy Tunney
Craigie Hill - Dick Gaughan
Pine Grove Blues - Nathan Abshire
The Begging Song - Martin Carthy
The Heights Of Alma - Ian Robb
Jerry Go And Oil That Car - Art Thieme
Follow Me 'Ome - Peter Bellamy
Una Bhan - Máire Áine Ní Dhonnachadha
Sitting On Top Of The World - Johnny Shines
Nobby Hall - Simon Ritchie
When First I Came To Caledonia - Waterson:Carthy
The Boys Of Mullaghbawn - Skylark
Smuggling The Tin - Providence
Little Sadie - Doc Watson


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Bikerbob
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 05:15 PM

The Last Leviathan -Roy Bailey version, Beeswing by RT himself and The band played Waltzing Matilda would all be within my stop-dead selection. To these add:

'Who knows where the time goes' and 'Banks of the Nile' fronted by the great Sandy Denny.

Nic Jones: 'Cana - de - io'and others

Dick Gaughan: 'Song for Ireland' and others

June Tabor: 'The king of Rome'

McCarthy/Swarbrick: 'Biker Hill'

Dr.John: 'Tipitina'

Nanci Griffith: 'The wing and the wheel'

The Byrds: 'Eight miles high'

Richard Thompson: 'Vincent Black Lightning' and 'The dimming of the day'

Fred Small: 'Larry the polar bear' and'Leslie is different'

James Keelaghan 'Kiri's piano'

Miles Davis 'Blue in Green'

Reuben's Train - 'It rained, it mist', 'Shawnee Town'

I've forgotten more.... than I could ever list here. Great to share such significant times with the world in this way.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Joan
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 10:19 PM

Lamarca...Art...Virginia's Alders? I think that's a song Sara Grey and I did called Friends and Neighbors. Bet if you can't find it by one, it'll be listed by the alder. j


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Margaret\W
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 11:45 AM

What about.....?

The Forsaken Mermaid - Eliza Carthy (from the latest CD) Most songs from 'Hindsight' - Coope Boyes Simpson On Raglan Road - Cathal McConnell and Boys of the Lough Dance to tha Daddy - sung by my dad, as only he can!

and on a less folky note (and perhaps because it's that time of year)Severn Meadows, written by Ivor Gurney, and The Lads in their Hundreds set by George Butterworth. Both lovely English miniatures, not well enough known. And there isn't enough Peter Warlock stuff being sun these days either (or maybe I'm biased).

Margaret


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: lamarca
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 11:01 AM

Boy, Art - if you drop everything and just listen when any of these songs are playing, you must not get very much done....Great list!

We live down the street from Lisa Null; I've never heard Virginia Alders, so I'll pester her to remember it sometime. I also have never heard a recording of Woodie Guthrie doing Tom Joad, so I didn't realize Andy Irvine's version is a new tune. I love the way they weave in "John Hardy" with the song. Where could I find Woodie's original?


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 12:23 AM

These are just a few of the songs that do this for ol' Art:

A.L. Bert Lloyd or Lee Murdock--Lady Franklin's Lament
Ed Trickett--Broken Hand
Jess Morris--Goodbye Old Paint
Emery DeNoyer--Sioux Indians
B.B. King--Five Long Years
Cindy Mangsen--Hard Is The Fortune
Alan Mills--Laddie-O
Harry Jackson--Clayton Boone
O.J. Abbott--By The Hush
Frank Crumit--The Women
Jerry Rasmussen--Coal Man Blues
Judy Stein--Bamboo Lou
Gene Autry--Ridin' Down The Canyon
Peter Bellamy--A-Roving On A Winter's Night
O. J. Abbott--Plains Of Waterloo
Frank Hamilton--Meadowlands, Livin' In The Country, The Ash Grove, Geordy
Vera Hall--The Boll Weevil
Charlie Butler--Diamond Jo
Lacy J. Dalton--16th Avenue
Emery DeNoyer--Lumberman's Life
Lou Killen--The Flying Cloud
Andrew Calhoun--Water Street
Jean Ritchie--Nottamun Town
Jack Elliott--South Coast, 912 Greens
Fred Holstein or Utah Phillips--Nevada Jane
Cindy Mangsen--The Wren
Craig Johnson--New Harmony
Howie Mitchell--Kitty Alone
Jack Teagarden--I Cover The Waterfront
Warren Nelson--The Keeper Of The Light
Wade Ward--June Apple
Bob Bovee & Gail Heil--Every Bush And Tree
George Armstrong--Reynardine
Jo-El Sonier--Come On Joe
Vern Smelzer--The Summer Of 1845
Glenn Ohrlin--Sam's Waiting For A Train
Jerry Rau--Hard Times, The Bluebird Special, Jenny Girl, Traveler, Cody Sang For Me, Eighty Acres
Cisco Houston--The Girl In The Wood, 'Dobe Bill
Skip Gorman--Immigrant's Lament For Oregon, Blue Mountain
Tom Paxton--Song For Cisco, Maryanne
Ernest Tubb--Waltz Across Texas
Ian Robb--They're Takin' It Away
Butch Hawes--Arthritis Blues
Wade Hemsworth--Thw Wild Goose, Shining Birch Tree, The Sailor And His Bride
Obray Ramsey--Jim Gunner Went Out To Kill A Fat Deer
Artus Moser--I Went Upon The Mountain
Paul Roseland--Squaws Along The Yukon, My 30-06 On The Wall, The Great Yukon
Paul Robeson--Lullabye, Old Man River
Sam McGee--An Old Rusty Wagon, Railroad Blues
Hank Williams--The Old Log Train, Lovesick Blues
The Stanley Brothers--The Hills Of Roane County
Horton Barker--At The Foot Of Yonders Mountain, The City Foursquare
Derroll Adams--Freight Train Blues
Don Williams--Good Old Boys Like Me
Stan Werbin--Cajun Rocky Top
Lightnin' Hopkins--The Foot Race Is On, Mama & Papa Hopkins
Pat Dunford--Deadheads and Suckers
Archie Fisher--Western Island
Peter & Lou Berryman--When The Moon Is Your Pillow
Craig Johnson & Double Decker Stringband--Giddyup Napoleon
Sparky Rucker--Delia
Lisa Null--Virginia's Alders
Vivian Richman--Lily Of The West, The Twenty Inch, Soho On Saturday Night, The Captain And His Wife On The Coast Of Maine
Ewan MacColl--North Sea Holes, Leaving Of Liverpool
New Lost City Ramblers--Private John Q., The Death Of Ellenton
Jo Stafford--Shenandoah
John Gorka--Down In The Mill Town
Gene Autry--The Death Of Mother Jones
Steve Gillette--The Old Trail, The River, Ways Of The World
Janet Smith--Lady Gay, Shule Aroon
John Kirby & Mildred Bailey--If I Had A Ribbon Bow
Jack Elliott--1913 Massacre
Dave Gordon--In Wyandotte County
Mike Seeger--The Stars Run Down
Utah Phillips--Old Delores, Phoebe Snow
Iris Dement--Let The Mystery Be
Jeannie Robertson--The Four Marys
The Bellamy Brothers--Kids Of The Baby Boom
Albrectsbarger--Concerto For Jew's Harp
Double Decker Stringband--Evolution Girl
George & Gerry Armstrong--Sundown, Simple Gifts
John Hartford--The Delta Queen Waltz
John MacCormack--Awake Not From Thy Sweet Repose, My Langen Love
Jim Watson--Don't Let Me Come Home A Stranger
Rick Lee--The Ludlow Massacre
Mrs. Hartley Minifie--The Girls Of Ontario
Tom Brandon--The Hobo's Grave
Mrs. Wm. Townes--What's The Life Of A Man
Fred Moore--Josh Slocum And The Spray
Cathy Barton & Dave Para--The Reindeer
Don McLean--Bronco Billy's Lament
Harry Tuft--Last Train To Glory
Gordon Bok--Arbutis
Burl Ives--The Comet Kahoutek
The Black Family--Napoleon In Russia
Tish Hinojosa--The Real West
Aaron Copland---The Promise Of Living, Our Town
Sean Davey--The Brendan Voyage
Ewan MacColl--A Man's A Man For A That, My Old Man, Shoals Of Herring
Jenny Armstrong--Icarus
Jud Strunk--Daisy A Day
Fred Campeau--Song For The Barbarossa
Tannahill Weavers---Auld Lang Syne
Pete Seeger--The Banks Of Champlain, Frozen Charlotte
Tommy Johnson--Big Road Blues
Willie Lofton--Dark Road Blues
Walter Vinson--Stop And Listen
Stan Rogers--Flying
Martyn Wyndham Read--Bold Reynolds
Don Lange--Ballad For Lord Franklin
Rev. Gary Davis--You Got To Move
Judy Collins--Colorado
Jim Ringer--California Joe
Tex Ritter--The Face On The Bar Room Floor
Bob Wills or Merle Haggard--My Little Cherokee Maiden
Spider John Koerner--The Good Old Earth Hangs In The Sky
Tommy Thompson--Hot Buttered Rum, Black Smoke Passenger Train Farewell
Emery Denoyer--Where Evergreens Do Grow, Jam At Garry's Rock, Little Brown Bulls
Doc Hopkins--One Vacant Chair, Dupree
Charlie Parker & Red Rodney---Lover Man
Mrs. Bessie Gordon--The Baggage Coach Ahead
Steve Goodman---Dying Cub Fan's Last Request, If Our Lives Were On Video Tape
Jimmy Buffett--He Went To Paris
Sandy Paton---Long A-growing, Katy Cruel
Woody Guthrie--Ranger's Command, Jackhammer John
Nina Simone--Cotton Eyed Joe
Johnny Carignan--Le Real Du Pindu
Tim O'Brien--Unwed Fathers
Glenn Miller--The White Cliffs Of Dover
Mississippi John Hurt--Louis Collins
Win Stracke and Studs Terkel---A Wee Drappie O't
Wilf Carter--The Mounties And The Trapper
Geoff Muldaur--Brazil
Rosalie Sorrels---The Star Of Bannock
Joe Hickerson--The Boreens Of Derry
Paul Clayton--Jack Haggerty And His Flat River Girl
Son House--Death Letter Blues
Kathy & Carol---Brightest and Best, The Blacksmith
Lorraine Lee--The Harvest Song
John MacCormack--Il Mio Tesoro
Bob Gibson--The Old Songs, You're Still Gonna Die, Matty Groves
Ian Tyson--Short Grass, The Renegade
Richard Dyer Bennett--Pull Off Your Old Coat
Marian Anderson--Deep River, Good Shepherd, Ride On King Jesus
Tom Russell--Blue Wing
Bok, Trickett & Muir---The Ways Of Man
Jack Guthrie--Oklahoma Hills
Pete Sutherland--Ashes
Lefty Frizell--Long Black Veil, Saginaw Michican
Jerry Rau---The Streets Of Dinky Town
Anne Hills--Follow That Road
Kieren Kane--Dirty Little Town
Grit Laskin---One Sunday Night In The City Of Light, My Turn
Cindy Mangsen--Dark Of The Moon, Bonny Light Horseman
Gordon Bok--Keep The Flame
Ricky Scaggs--Highway 40 Blues
Gordon Bok--The Brandy Tree
Bill Staines--Jolie Girl, Missouri Road Song, Where I Live, She Was A Sailor, The Quiet Faith Of Man
Frank Proffitt--Bonnie James Campbell, Hard Times On Beaver Dam Road
Bessie Smith--It's A Long Old Road Blues
McPeak Family---Wild Mountain Thyme
Louvin Brothers--When I Stop Dreaming
Tim Hardin--The Black Sheep Boy
Ed Miller--The Exiles
Billie Holiday--Lover Man
Sons Of The Pioneers--So Long To The Red River Valley, Montana, Way Out There, Oklahoma, Long Long Trail A-Winding, Salt River Valley, River Of No ReturnPat Foster--A Trip Across The Plains
Bob Gibson & Bob Camp---Me And Jimmie Rodgers
John Hartford--The Mystery Below
Kate Wolf--The Times We're Living In
Kris Kristofferson--To Beat The Devil
Art Garfunkel--Barbara Allen
Hezekiah Jenkins--The Panic Is on
Andy Irvin & Patrick Street--Tom Joad (new tune)
John Hartford--Lorena, Kentucky Pool
Dry Branch Fire Squad--Land Of The Big Machines
Dave Gordon--Pie Alamo
Tom T. Hall---Old Dogs And Children
Bodie Sturdevant---Aint No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
David Mallett--Change Of The Seasons
Thelonious Monk--Round Midnight
Vasilios Gaitanos--Song For Greece
Ian Robb--You Tyrants Of England
Howie Bursen--Joshua Gone Barbados
Robert Earl Keen--The Road Goes On
Walkin' Jim Stoltz--Listen To The Wind

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: jim& sylvia
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 05:59 PM


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 04:49 PM

Frankie, Sir Cliff has just hit No 1 in the charts, bring on the Dark Ages, please!!! Makes you want to go and find Adrian Edmonson (the spiky haired one from 'The Young Ones') and ask for a repeat performance....

Yes, I know, there are thousands of Cliff fans out there, but there are just as many, if not more, music lovers.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Penny S.
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 04:41 PM

Thomas Tallis' "Thou wast O God.." tune as in Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis ... but it needs the words.

Penny


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Frankie
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 06:30 AM

Liz, I've only seen/heard Cliff Richard one time that I'm aware of. He did a video with the Young Ones on their TV show and was bludgeoned at the end of it by the one with the red spiky hair. The Lords Prayer set to Auld Lang Syne? Could bring back the Dark Ages.

Lesley- Karen Carpenter, I have to admit, causes me to drop everything when she sings For All We Know.

Yes, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, a worthy canidate for song of the millenium.

Frankie


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 12:34 AM

Ahh... black leather.....mmmmm....I don't know if I'd be much fun though. The one and only time I was on a motor bike I drove my friends prized Motoguzzi into a fence and blackberry patch and bent his handlebars.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Hagbardr
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 11:56 PM

Re: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

I find it especially meaningful because "red hair and black leather" IS my favorite color scheme.....


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowanybetter
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 02:37 PM

Dulaman: Altan Song for Ireland: No matter who sings it The World Turned Upside Down: Once again,no matter whom Christmas in the Trenches: John McCutcheon (Yeah, I cry too for that one.) Just a Few More Days; Suzanne Thomas (She also sings a wonderful Hard Times) Shiver Me Timbers: Tom Waits (Also The House Band's version) Little Hands, San Jose; both by String Cheese Incident The Boys of Barr na Sraide: No matter who sings it The Bucks of Oranmore or Craig's Pipes (OK they're tunes not songs but they're the highlight of any ceili) Finally, to those who mentioned China Cat Sunflower,I agree. Also a good Dark Star always gives me chills.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Ely
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 01:54 PM

King of Laoghis--mine is by Michael Rugg on mountain dulcimer

Don't Think Twice, it's All Right--Bob Dylan

Iowa--Dar Williams

Gaftai Baile Bui [sic]--the Chieftains

Brand New Companion--Townes Van Zandt

Church Street Blues--Norman Blake

Dipper of Stars--Howie Mitchell


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: dwditty
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 09:51 AM

There are many in this thread that are high on my list, and many others that are not included here. The one song I place above all others, though, is Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child."


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 03:56 AM

One I've heard a couple of times in the last few weeks and both times had to stop the car and listen: Buffy Sainte Marie's "My Country 'tis of Thy People We're Dying." Reba McEntire singing "Whoever's in New England," Arlo Guthrie with "City of New Orleans," Willy Nelson singing "Pancho and Lefty," the Beatles' "A Day in the Life," Billy Holiday and "God Save the Child" and "Strange Fruit," Paul Robeson singing "Ballad for Americans." Now I've gotta go back and read the rest of the thread to see how many of mine are on other people's lists.

--seed


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 02:51 AM

Vincent Black Lightning 1952!Yessss! Thought I was the only one that liked that piece, being a redhead and all.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: MamaTamba
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 02:37 AM

Rhapsody in Blue

Ave Maria

Greensleeves


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Hagbardr
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 12:04 AM

1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson So Far Away - Dire Straits Maggie May - Rod Stewart King of Spain - Moxy Fruvous Take me to your Leader - Mojo Nixon Shenandoah - Almost any version, but I'm partial to Connie Dover's Any drinking song after three or more pints


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Angela
Date: 26 Nov 99 - 11:21 PM

First time I heard "Magdalen Laundry" was on my car radio. I had to pull over into the emergency stopping lane, and bawl my eyes out. 'Scuse the ignorance, but I didn't catch the name of the woman singing it - someone 'McLoughlin' I think (who is probably SO well known to all the "dyed-in-the-wool's" that they're falling about laughing right now!) I have heard "Magdalen Laundry" recorded by another woman who shall remain nameless, but it seems a rather chill and antiseptic rendition to me, after my near-collision experience with the car-radio version.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Nov 99 - 10:39 PM

Do you mean the 'Over the hills and far away' as sung by John Tams, the theme for the 'Sharpe' series? If so, it's available on CD, same name, credited to John Tams and Dominic Muldowney, and well worth getting, if only for the title song and Kate Rusby doing the 'Recruited Collier'. Now there's a SINGER who stops me in my tracks, and I'm a pretty straight sort of girl, but she gets me all hot and flustered... Lovely person she is too.

LTS


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Lesley Palmer
Date: 26 Nov 99 - 05:11 PM

"Desperado" by the Carpenters - Karen Carpenter was the most underrated singer I can think of "Over the Hills and Far Away" by whoever "Knights in White Satin" the Moody Blues


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