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What Song Makes You Drop Everything?

kendall 16 Nov 99 - 04:34 PM
Bugsy 16 Nov 99 - 08:07 PM
Little Neophyte 16 Nov 99 - 08:15 PM
Bugsy 16 Nov 99 - 08:31 PM
Cricket in Canyon Lake,TX 16 Nov 99 - 08:44 PM
JL in Ozland 16 Nov 99 - 08:51 PM
Cricket in Canyon Lake, TX 16 Nov 99 - 08:52 PM
Rick Fielding 16 Nov 99 - 10:31 PM
nobbler@email.com 16 Nov 99 - 10:32 PM
Escamillo 16 Nov 99 - 10:40 PM
Mike,NZ 16 Nov 99 - 10:41 PM
TheMuse 16 Nov 99 - 10:54 PM
sophocleese 16 Nov 99 - 11:03 PM
lamarca 16 Nov 99 - 11:36 PM
BK 16 Nov 99 - 11:44 PM
WyoWoman 16 Nov 99 - 11:59 PM
17 Nov 99 - 12:33 AM
Harold W 17 Nov 99 - 02:55 AM
MudGuard 17 Nov 99 - 03:03 AM
Patrish(inactive) 17 Nov 99 - 03:39 AM
Bluejay 17 Nov 99 - 03:52 AM
Brakn 17 Nov 99 - 04:46 AM
Roger the skiffler 17 Nov 99 - 05:12 AM
Neil Lowe 17 Nov 99 - 07:09 AM
Allan C. 17 Nov 99 - 07:55 AM
Mbo 17 Nov 99 - 08:37 AM
lloyd61 17 Nov 99 - 08:56 AM
Blackcat2 17 Nov 99 - 09:37 AM
WyoWoman 17 Nov 99 - 10:11 AM
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Gervase 17 Nov 99 - 11:00 AM
jeffp 17 Nov 99 - 11:02 AM
Bert 17 Nov 99 - 01:32 PM
kendall 17 Nov 99 - 02:39 PM
Neil Lowe 17 Nov 99 - 02:49 PM
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Liz the Squeak 17 Nov 99 - 04:44 PM
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kendall 17 Nov 99 - 06:24 PM
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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: kendall
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 04:34 PM

It depends what mood I'm too.. these days after the break up, Roy Acuff singing," I'll forgive you, but I cant forget". It says exactly how I feel.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Bugsy
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 08:07 PM

Little Neo - You should be able to get it from your "Folk Friendly" record store.

If not Contact me with a personal message giving your location details and I'll try to work out a way to get one for you.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 08:15 PM

Thanks, I was hoping to get Bugsy's version of Moon River? But I'll settle for the Cafe Orhestra version

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Bugsy
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 08:31 PM

Little Neo,

It was the Cafe Orchestra version that I played on my radio show. It's not a song that I perform personally. However I am confident that you will like it.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Cricket in Canyon Lake,TX
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 08:44 PM

Oh, you guys, you guys... what wonderful memories! I would have to agree on so many of the choices. Are we going to do a list a the top one hundred important folk songs of the century? Is there an easy way this can be accomplished? Every one else has their list...


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: JL in Ozland
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 08:51 PM

Kristofferson, "Sunday Morning Comin' Down"; Barley Bree, "Rape of Glencoe"; John Prine, "Paradise"

...and too many country/folk songs to even think about. Amen, Lamarca, thank the Muses for the catharsis of music in all its forms.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Cricket in Canyon Lake, TX
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 08:52 PM

I got carried away and forgot my contribution... I would have to say "Suzanne" by L. Cohen; " Country Roads" by John Denver ; " Angel from Mongomery" John Prine; Bobby Mcgee; Wha a wonderful thread and a sort of sad and thrilling walk down memory lane...


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 10:31 PM

Lucretzia Bori singing "Un Bel Dia" from "Butterfly". 'Course no one else will play it so I drop everything FIRST, and then put it on.
Leadbelly and Paul Mason Howard doing Ella Speed.
Alfred Karnes singing "Called to a Foreign Field".
Rick


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: nobbler@email.com
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 10:32 PM

Foster- Hard Times Come Again no More


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Escamillo
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 10:40 PM

Kat & WW : why always the best part of a mass is the Kyrie ? :)

Yours, Andrés


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Mike,NZ
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 10:41 PM

Ralph McTell's "streets of London", take me back to the days I was a copper in the city

Also many others depending on the mood at the time


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: TheMuse
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 10:54 PM

Neil, Are you by any chance a Janis Joplin fan?! Have to admit "Piece of My Heart" is a favaorite of mine. Had the chance to see her live and in person shortly before she died and turned it down. A LARGE regret of mine. The Muse


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: sophocleese
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 11:03 PM

Christmas in the Trenches, doesn't matter what I'm doing I'm going to start crying if it comes up on the radio. A lot of songs that were popular when I was a teenager but aren't played much anymore will make me stop just to hear them again even if I wasn't that fond of them when they came out.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: lamarca
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 11:36 PM

Andres, I've always been more partial to the Dies Irae! I've only sung the Requiems of Mozart and Verdi, though - Verdi's Dies Irae really makes you feel the terror. Someday I want to get a chance to sing the Faure' Requiem, too...

I was just a child when the Pope ended the Latin mass, and I think it took away some of the reverence and ceremony for me. Now I'm no longer a Catholic at all, and I guess singing is the best way for me to commune with God (although many of my favorite songs are more earthly than spiritual).

Mary


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: BK
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 11:44 PM

lamarca: where can I hear June Tabor doing that Bill Caddick song Aqaba?

As for mesmirizers;

Steeleye Span, esp the album "Below The Salt." Lots of Stan Rogers, (but I often particularly like "The Witch of The West Merelands." Garnet Rogers "Stars In Their Crown" or "Small Miracles," or "Sleeping Buffalo," or many others... Danny Doyle doing "Christmas in The Trenches," or "My Grandfathers' Emigrant Eyes"(I can picture & smell Ellis Island while listening; it just takes me away w/a flood of images) or the true-story-based, "Rose Of Saigon," & "Kilkelly, Ireland," & many others... Sally Rogers doing "Seven Long years." (much like our lives!) Much of Joan Baez's early stuff. not too much of her later stuff. Lots of Gordon Lightfoot's early stuff. Lot's of Ian & Sylvia. a lot of Loreena Mckennit, esp if I'm in the right mood.."All Soul's Night"... 'n I'm tired, betcha lots more fit, but I gotta go ta bed.. Too late!! A few more are insisting on getting out.. Ann Hills singing "Follow that Road" (talk abt images..!! I've lived in that part of the country..)Priscilla herdman's whole CD "Star Dreamer"... Wow! Sanders, Cass & White doing "Woyaya" (We Are Going) or their fantastic song abt the Aids Quilt "Be Still".. I start to cry just thinking abt it then I get the damn keyboard wet & can't see the keys any-way.. IMHO they also do the DEFINITIVE VERSION of Cristine Lavin's "Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind," all on their CD "Feels Like Home." & Then there's Sally Fingerett's "Home Is Where The Heart Is" to get the ol' tear ducts flowin. James Keelaghan's "Fires Of Calais" & "Jenny Brice" if the foregoing ain't enough.. & a zillion more; let's face it, I'm easy.. I still enjoy "Waltzing With Bears," (w/the extra verse, of course) & the wacky sequel by the Berrymans, "Aunt Emily," & the equally wacky parody, "Golfing With Hares," by Sue Train*r.

I REALLY gotta get to bed..

Cheers, BK


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: WyoWoman
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 11:59 PM

Again, so many songs stop me in my tracks I pretty much limit my real time for listening to time spent in my car.

Two abiding favorites are Jennifer Warnes' "Famous Blue Raincoat" -- which I no longer have any but an elderly taped copy of (it apparently is no longer being reproduced -- big fat hairy bummer) and from which I have learned "Song of Bernadette." It's one of my favorite songs to sing, but I'm pianist-dependent for that one, since most guitarists can't just sit down and fake that one.

And Tom Waits "Small Change" album or a "Best of Tom Waits" album I've loaned and not gotten back. In fact, just about anything by Waits puts me in *such* a mood. I have to be careful or he can put so much of the divil in me I'll do something foolish...

Also Karla Bonoff's "Home" and "Like a Shooting Star"

Sam in Philadelphia, what CD is Alison Krause's version of "Heart of Saturday Night" on?

WyoWoman


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
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Date: 17 Nov 99 - 12:33 AM

The Merry Ploughboy - = bugger off ka booom ! Loved it way back still do, GREAT song.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Harold W
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 02:55 AM

It's not a song but a classical number "Serenade for Strings" By Roman Hoffstetter.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 03:03 AM

Song for Ireland, especially the version sung by a woman (name unknown) accompanied by DeDannan


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 03:39 AM

Anything sung by Davey Jones(from the NE of England -not ex monkee), but particularly "You have the most beguiling eyes" kindest regards Patrish


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Bluejay
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 03:52 AM

Lamarca: No Regrets also does it for me. Have you ever heard Tom Rush do The Panama Limited? I think you'd like it. Makes you want to drop everything & reconcile whatever. Barney, by Ian & Sylvia, is a drop-it song. I play it now because someone asked for a tear-jerker; the responses are interesting. Some people are revulsed by a song about a cowboy shooting his lame horse, but they usually come around, as the meaning of the song transcends animal rights type stuff by far. Other drop-it songs: George Winston playing Spanish Fandango on the guitar; Don't Want to Die in Georgia, by Brewer and Shipley, (and most of their other stuff); I'll Fly Away: Bryan Bowers' slow plaintive version,not the quick time. Norman Blake's John Hardy, and When I Paint My Masterpiece, by anyone. If I heard ANY of these songs on the radio, I'd probably drop everything due to heart failure. (Thanks for permitting my diatribe, I'm new here.)


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Brakn
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 04:46 AM

Off the top of me 'ead,

Christmas in the Trenches by Joe McShane (I've never heard the original)
Wreck on The Highway - Bruce Springsteen
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
The Man Who Couldn't Cry - Louden Wainwright
It Had To Be You - Fred Astaire
Men With Broken Hearts - Hank Williams
She's Leaving Home - Beatles
Streets Of New York
Grace - Jim McCann
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle
The Soldiers Song
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
Roads Girdle The Globe - XTC
Girl From The North Country - Bob Dylan


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 05:12 AM

Too many to list, but one comes to mind a barnstorming "I can't get started" by Roy Eldridge from one of the Jazz at the Philharmonic packages. Saw him do it at the Birmingham Town Hall and got the double LP recorded on the same tour which included it. The first few notes of Louis Armstrong on "Sleepy Time Down South" or "Black and Blue" (or most everything else). Bechet's "Petite Fleur"... too many, and I haven't mentioned blues or folk yet. Back to work, Roger,([I'm also suffering from CRS or CRAFT (Can't remember a fucking thing)disease: turned up yesterday for a meeting, moaned that no-one else turned up, got back to the office to find it was scheduled for today! Still, at least I've got all the handouts ready in time!]


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 07:09 AM

To The Muse:

Gee, was it that obvious? *BG* Janis probably took a year off her life for every performance she gave. Sorry to say I too never got to see her in concert, but I heard second hand from others that had seen her, from the level of intensity in her performances it was evident she wouldn't be able to maintain that energy forever. So sad, like countless others around that time who left a legendary and timeless (IMO) legacy, but probably paid for it with an early demise.

Regards, Neil (who thinks folk is fine, but is here for the blues)


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Allan C.
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 07:55 AM

Here it is another day and here is yet another list:

"Paint It Black" - Rolling Stones
"If" or "Diary" - Bread "Summer Song" - Chad & Jeremy
"The Joy of Living" - sung by almost anyone
"The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" - as I heard it done by Bill Sables
"Because They're Young" - Duane Eddy
"Our Winter Love" - Frank Purcell
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - sung by almost anyone
"Ferry 'Cross the Mersey" - Gerry And Pace Makers
"Words" - Bee Gees
"When I Was In My Prime" - Pentangle
"I'm Gonna Be Strong" - Gene Pitney
"Young Man" - The Womenfolk


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Mbo
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 08:37 AM

Well, I've thought of a lot more since my original post.

-"Gymnopedie No.1" by Erik Satie (already mentioned that)

-"Catch The Wind" by Donovan

-"A Summer Song" by Chad & Jeremy

-"Come Sail Away" by Styx

-"Don't Walk Away" by The Electric Light Orchesta (greatest band in the world!)

-"One Summer Dream" by The Electric Light Orchestra (heck, the whole album "Face The Music")

-"Caoineadh Cu Chullainn" by Bill Whelan

-Anything from the musicals "Les Miserables," "Pippin," "Godspell," or any Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

-Anything by the pianist George Winston, epecially "Colors/Dance" and the supremely gorgeous "Longing Love"

-"Any Old Time of the Day" when Earl Klugh plays it

-"Amazing Grace" played by a Pipe Band with Military Band accompaniament

-"Is Ar Eirinn Ni Nosfainn Ce Hi" by Dervish

-"Jeune Fille in a White Sun Dress" by The Bad Examples

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: lloyd61
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 08:56 AM

I'm with Kat on this one:

Art Thieme's Master of the Sheepfold. Why? Art is number one with me and the song causes me to reflect on something, but that is a story for another time.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Blackcat2
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:37 AM

Classical Gas by Mason Williams does it for me. - I've stopped my car on the side of the road before.

One interesting thing about this thread is how few of the songs listed actually receive regular air play on the radio (at least in Orlando, FL).


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: WyoWoman
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 10:11 AM

Neil-- I did get to see Janis in concert (back when I was a mere child, of course) in Oklahoma City, of all places. It was right before her death. The only other live concert I saw during those days was Jimi Hendrix. Decided to stop going to concerts because I was killing off our best stars.

However, I do disagree with you about her "level of intensity" being what killed her. It was her level of substance abuse that did the deed. The remaining Rolling Stones are alive only by luck and dint of a strong constitution, otherwise, their excesses would have gotten to them, too.

I've talked to too many fabulous older performers who also gave it everything they had to believe that it's the outpouring of performance talent and energy and passion that kills folks. When I think of the enormous pool of talent and beauty that has been taken from us simply because the performers were too arrogant or screwed up or needy or dumb to limit their substance use, it just makes me angry.

(Scuse me, my soapbox is creaking. I'll step down...)

WW


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From:
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 10:33 AM

My first thought was not of a song per se but rather a set of stories on tape. Eddie Stack is the story spinner and in the background is Martin Hayes and Eddie Cahill on fiddle & guitar.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Gervase
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 11:00 AM

'Only Remembered', as reworked by John Tams and sung by Coope, Boyes & Simpson - brings a lump to the throat every time I hear or sing it. Or 'Where there's rest for Horse and Man', similarly affecting. But I'm a maudlin, sentimental sod at the best of times.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: jeffp
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 11:02 AM

Limerick's Lamentation - not really a song, but mesmerizing, especially when played by James Kelly.
Classical Gas
Four Green Fields - Tommy Makem - although my wife tells me I do it better
No Man's Land - I forget the author, but I have loved it since I heard Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem perform it in Washington, DC. It always makes me cry.

These are the ones that jump out of the top of my head. I wish they wouldn't do that. It makes such a mess of my hair.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Bert
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 01:32 PM

Anything by Piaf.

Sam in Philadelphia, where abouts are you in Philly?

Bert. (in Phoenixville, PA)


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: kendall
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 02:39 PM

No Mans Land was written by Eric Bogle. If ANY ONE can do Four Green Fields better than Makem, I want to hear it.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 02:49 PM

WyoW--

You obviously have a valid point.

I certainly wouldn't argue that sucking down Southern Comfort and shooting heroin with some regularity, in addition to whatever other chemical forms of feel-good enlightenment she might have been pursuing during her musical career, contributed to Janis Joplin's health and longevity. In my post I was merely passing along second hand information received from concert-goers I knew who had commented on the intensity of her performance(s). Having never seen her perform, I am not qualified to determine for myself whether the amount of energy she put into her concerts had anything to do with her untimely death.

I am left to wonder, however, had Elvis been delivering primal screams night after night or had Jerry Garcia burned his guitar and smashed his equipment at the end of a Grateful Dead concert, would they have been taken away any sooner from this earth? It's like the questions in psychology regarding whether a specific human behavior is genetically or environmentally determined: often the answer is "A Combination Of The Two." I don't think anything the Stones have done in concert, even during the "Gimme Shelter" days, compares in intensity to what was captured on tape of Janis' live performances. And certainly there are stoner musicians like Gregg Allman and J.J. Cale who can somehow continue to grind out lackluster musical performances, as well as the flip side of that coin being Death/Goth/Thrash/Heavy Metal bands who pump iron and drink carrot juice back stage so they can scream and physically abuse their instruments for the duration of their concerts. It's a rarity, however, to find a doper who can deliver a jet-fueled concert nightly for any sustained length of time.

My comment that she shaved a year off her life with each performance she gave was based on the fact that she was such an abuser, coupled with what I had heard about the intensity of her concerts. My unqualified opinion is that these two factors combined to cause her early death.

I would be interested in any artists you consider to be able to deliver such high-powered performances as Janis Joplin was able to do during her brief career. I am always on the lookout for music that pegs the goosebump meter.

Regards, Neil


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: jeffp
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 03:00 PM

I just want to emphasize that it's my wife's opinion, not mine. You have to allow for a bit of bias in her view, not to mention that she heard me sing it long before she heard Tommy. I personally worship the ground the man walks upon. In fact, I should add Gentle Annie to my previous list. It's hard to find a better love song.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Mbo
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 03:01 PM

Oh yeah! Forgot to mention:

"Once Upon A Time" by ELO Part Two

"The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin. Gorgeous music, superbly poetic lyrics, love that gong...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: SeanArd
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 03:37 PM

"Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" by James Galway


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 04:44 PM

Penny, you and I have got to get together one day! I'm a Hildegard fan too - did you know there is now a cookbook based on her rule? I'll see if I can get details if you like.... Feathers on the breath of God has me sitting in a complete trace every time.

Gervase, is that you??? There can't be two Gervases in the world that just happen to like Rest for Horse and Man, and are maudlin sentimental old sods.... can there??

LTS


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Metchosin
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 04:55 PM

Hey Bert, I thought of including Piaff too, but I couldn't remember the name of the one piece in particular that does it to me, although Les Trois Cloches comes a close second.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Bert
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 05:30 PM

I think "La Vie en Rose" is tops.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: kendall
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 06:24 PM

Lara's theme from Dr. Zhivago


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Bill Cameron
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 07:35 PM

Sam Cooke--"Chain Gang"

Ah-HUNH! Ah-HUNH!

Or anything else he ever sang, but thats my favourite!

Neil-- the intensity of Janis?

Think Ani di Franco.

Her fans are even more intense.

I notice several references to Ian & Sylvia, (which refer to three songs I've never heard of--they certainly had a repertoire!) and none to Simon & Garfunkel--says something for good taste on the 'Cat! Ian & Sylvia defined the standard for how two voices can work together singing folk music, and it has not been improved upon. Their old stuff holds up real well.

Bill


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: emily rain
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 07:37 PM

"soft serve" by soul coughing makes me dance.
and the first track on their first album (title unknown) that includes the line

"a mannnnn
drives a plaaaaannnnnne-nuh
into the
cry-sler buil-ding"

makes me hallucinate.

also i love anything sung by joe prater, but only if he's singing solo. i don't know what it is about this guy; he makes such beautiful music, and then sings with other folks who also make beautiful music, and somehow the whole is much less wonderful than the sum of its parts. go figure. but "willie o' winsbury" renders me catatonic.

june tabor's version of "no man's land"
robby mcconnell et al's version of "there were roses"
tom herring's "the green man"
anything that falls out susan welch's mouth

chopin's fantasie impromptu
beethoven's moonlight sonata
bach's air on a g string (i know; har har har)
any of rachmaninov's sacred choral stuff, mmmmmmmmm.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: annamill
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 08:46 PM

Take a little piece of my heart - Janis Joplin.

You shook me - Led Zeppelin

Anything...anything by Buddy Guy. His songs make me drop everything alright. He's my very favorite dancing music. Hummph..

Love, anna


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Paul G.
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 08:59 PM

Richard Shindell's "Reunion Hill"


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Mbo
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:01 PM

Oh what a monster thread I've created! You folks drop stuff for some really good music! Thanks for all your feedback! Now all I have to do is go listen all of this stuff. I forgot "Don't Look Back In Anger" by Oasis. And there's this great Japanese pop song my penpal from Japan, Aiko, sent me. Its "Crossroad" by Mr.Children. Great tune, fast lyrics if you can handle 'em, tubular bells, snare drumming, it's got it all! Then there's "Closer" by The Corrs. And the list grows longer...


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: harpgirl
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 11:40 PM

..."Dehlia" by David Bromberg...


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: WyoWoman
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:02 AM

Oh, oh. The Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #3. Yes, I first heard it in the movie "Shine," but I bought a CD and have nearly worn it smooth listening to it as loud as is safe to do so.

Neil... I'm thinking.

I haven't seen Ani DiFranco in concert, but do love her songwriting. My daughter made a wonderful mix tape after my engagement ended last winter, full of sass and fury. This was my introduction to Ani (Untouchable Smile, I think) and I continue to find her surprising and moving. I don't think anything I've heard, however, reaches the level of intensity Neil's talking about with Janis. She was awesome. I've always wondered if you can only get to that state by making yourself somewhat crazy, either chemically crazy or through religious trance or something.

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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:18 AM

Bert, La Vie en Rose is truly beautiful but the one I was trying to remember that gives me goosebumps, puts tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat is Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien! It also gets other family members running in and yelling at you, when you play it at top volume, as I just found out a moment ago.


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