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What Song Makes You Drop Everything?

Joe Offer 26 Nov 99 - 07:13 AM
Clinton Hammond 26 Nov 99 - 02:03 AM
ericsymonds 25 Nov 99 - 06:04 PM
Liz the Squeak 25 Nov 99 - 09:54 AM
Frankie 25 Nov 99 - 07:29 AM
Frankie 25 Nov 99 - 06:57 AM
d.west 24 Nov 99 - 11:45 PM
Sean Ruprecht-Belt 19 Nov 99 - 01:22 PM
stonejohn 19 Nov 99 - 12:21 PM
Liz the Squeak 19 Nov 99 - 12:10 PM
Mbo 19 Nov 99 - 09:20 AM
gervase 19 Nov 99 - 08:59 AM
MATT 18 Nov 99 - 10:52 PM
annamill 18 Nov 99 - 08:13 PM
Mbo 18 Nov 99 - 03:12 PM
dollmaker 18 Nov 99 - 02:43 PM
Neil Lowe 18 Nov 99 - 02:35 PM
Z 18 Nov 99 - 02:26 PM
Metchosin 18 Nov 99 - 11:26 AM
Allan C. 18 Nov 99 - 11:15 AM
Bert 18 Nov 99 - 10:53 AM
Neil Lowe 18 Nov 99 - 07:30 AM
Metchosin 18 Nov 99 - 12:30 AM
Metchosin 18 Nov 99 - 12:18 AM
WyoWoman 18 Nov 99 - 12:02 AM
harpgirl 17 Nov 99 - 11:40 PM
Mbo 17 Nov 99 - 09:01 PM
Paul G. 17 Nov 99 - 08:59 PM
annamill 17 Nov 99 - 08:46 PM
emily rain 17 Nov 99 - 07:37 PM
Bill Cameron 17 Nov 99 - 07:35 PM
kendall 17 Nov 99 - 06:24 PM
Bert 17 Nov 99 - 05:30 PM
Metchosin 17 Nov 99 - 04:55 PM
Liz the Squeak 17 Nov 99 - 04:44 PM
SeanArd 17 Nov 99 - 03:37 PM
Mbo 17 Nov 99 - 03:01 PM
jeffp 17 Nov 99 - 03:00 PM
Neil Lowe 17 Nov 99 - 02:49 PM
kendall 17 Nov 99 - 02:39 PM
Bert 17 Nov 99 - 01:32 PM
jeffp 17 Nov 99 - 11:02 AM
Gervase 17 Nov 99 - 11:00 AM
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WyoWoman 17 Nov 99 - 10:11 AM
Blackcat2 17 Nov 99 - 09:37 AM
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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Nov 99 - 07:13 AM

Lots of the above, especially Smetana's "Moldau." The two that first came to mind were "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan, 1931), as recorded by Carly Simon on her My Romance album. The other is Rodgers & Hart's "Where or When," as sung by a resonant-voiced woman I was mildly enamored with (grammar cops, I'm sorry).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Some of my list...
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 26 Nov 99 - 02:03 AM

Captain Torres by James Keelaghan Night Drive, and All That Is, by Garnet Rogers 39 Weeks and First Ride by Don Ross John Doe #24 by Mary Chapin Carpenter Pharisee by Stan Rigers, (but I prefer how Garnet does it) Flying Red Horse and Carnival Knolwedge by John Gorka Shady Gate, Ain't Life A Brook, and Shadows On A Dime by Ferron This Woman's Work by Kate Bush Broadsword, White Innocence, Budapest, Said She Was A Dancer, Dot Com and Bends Like A Willow by Jethro Tull

Just a scratch on the surface...

Oh ya... and when Liz, our bass player and I play the melody to She Moved Thorugh The Fair together, her on bass, me DADGAD capo 7th... chills... she rocks my world!


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Subject: Bill,the birthday boy!
From: ericsymonds
Date: 25 Nov 99 - 06:04 PM

Right,you catters,the 26th,of November is Bill Sables' birthday so how about some collective comments on how it must feel to be THAT old. His life is as long as his hairy 'ol face And his music is a real treasure He's an artist,a poet,a man of good grace And to know him has been a......pleasure? Happy birthday to you etc.(key of G!) Ericsymonds


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Nov 99 - 09:54 AM

Ooh, Frankie re; vat of chocolate: never heard of it, but want to try it --- and the song as well....!

One that stopped me in my tracks recently was the Cliff Richard version of the Lord's Prayer, to the tune of Old Lang Syne - not because of what it is, which is a noble idea, but because a singer of his talent has made such a complete and utter bollocks of it, the phrasing is all to pieces and the content isn't moving with the tune. There were so many little things that could have been done to make it more singable, but that would have meant changing one or two words, and we know you can't possibly do that......... How he could have allied himself with the end result is beyond me... Ah well, it's a year early anyway. (Alright, alright, shuttup shuttup shuttup......)

LTS


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Frankie
Date: 25 Nov 99 - 07:29 AM

Whoops, let's try that again. I'd like to say it's House Carpenter or Matty Groves or something like that but it's Crossroads off Wheels of Fire by Cream that makes me assume the deer in the headlights position. The singing and playing is filled with such raw desperation it never fails to overwhelm me. Lil' Dorritt- Beeswing also does it to me. I never get to hear it here in Jimmy Buffett Land unless I put it on the hi-fi or sing it my self. Problem with the latter is I start choking up about 2/3'rds of the way through. Squeak- I loved your inherited coat analogy and totally agree with your assessment of Bleak Midwinter (not blowing smoke to get free VC). I learned an instrumental version of it last year and will start practising it today. Have you ever heard I Fell into a Vat of Chocolate by the Smothers Brothers? It will stop you in your tracks.

Happy Thanksgiving All, Frankie


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Frankie
Date: 25 Nov 99 - 06:57 AM


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: d.west
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 11:45 PM

this is my first time here and it has kept me busy for over an hour reading others "stop dead in your tracks' songs and thinking about mine (thanks, i needed that!)

the first one that came to mind for me was elvis' are you lonesome tonight. i can remember the day it "literally" stopped me in my tracks. after that thay just came flooding in like the old friends they are. just recently, sarah mclaughlin (sp?) in the arms of the angels, took me quite by surprise. summertime. moonlight sonata. and yes, i am also a leonard cohen fan. gosh, there are many. and many that you all mentioned i have never heard, but would like to. oh, on tv one time i heard dwight yokum do in the garden, yes, it stopped me in my tracks. oops i belive the phrase was drop everything. there are so many folk and blues songs that do. that's why we love them. thanks, what a great thread and an interesting place.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Sean Ruprecht-Belt
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 01:22 PM

Nice thread. All of these songs are sparking a great many good memories.

For me, "the song" changes constantly. For the last couple of weeks it's been "The Bay of Biscay" on the latest Waterson:Carthy CD. Of course "China Cat Sunflower", mentioned way earlier up above, is also special. My lovely daughter is named for it.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: stonejohn
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 12:21 PM

"Bittersweet Waltz" Leon Redbone Hebrew Chorus from "Nabucco" by Rossini


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 12:10 PM

It doesn't matter how often a song is sung, or done to death or whatever, there is always someone who hasn't heard it yet. How are songs going to be passed on, whether they are folk, classical, religious or just plain stupid (what is the tune for great green gobs of gopher goo??), if people feel they can't sing them anywhere? I hate 'The fields of Athenry' as much as the next man (what do you mean you like it....), heard it five times in one session a few years ago, but that doesn't mean that I couldn't stand hearing it again (under certain circumstances), and I know several people who heard the parody last year and had never heard the original. Do keep singing the songs, because that is the whole point of folk.

A song is like an inherited coat, it should feel a little uncomfortable at first, and then you wonder how you did without it. You wear it everywhere, until folks wonder if you ever had another coat. Then it goes out of fashion. You hang it in your wardrobe until a year or so has passed, and then someone will come along and ask where it went. You'll go home, take it out and ask if this is what they meant. They'll say, 'I've been looking for something like this', and the circle starts again.

I'm the worst person at heckling people who sing the same song continuously, once attended a club for a month where the 5 resident singers had a repertoire of seven, count them, seven songs between them....., but it does mean that I can sing those seven songs, practically in my sleep. There are people there who have never heard them, maybe I should start the circle going again.

LTS


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 09:20 AM

Before October of this year, I had never heard either of them, which proves there are still some of us out there who haven't heard everything, and are just learning about what everyone else seems to know. We are carrying the musical legacy on to the next generation!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: gervase
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 08:59 AM

Yup, I don't think there could be two sentimal old sods with my name, so it must be me. I'll have to drop everything and look at the label sewn into my long woolly socks. On the subject of Bogle songs (and maybe a leetle off-topic), is it just me or is there alost a taboo about singing either the Green Fields of France or the Band Played Waltzing Matilda in 'serious' sessions? They're both stunningly effective 'drop everything' songs, but both have been sung to death, it seems, to the point where most of us are simply too embarrassed to sing them.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: MATT
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 10:52 PM

Dreadful Great

Unbroken Chain


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: annamill
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 08:13 PM

To Z: Yea, yea, yea...I've heard that one before. After "I feel your love" you're outta here.

Sorry Z. Actually I love the song, but this is always my initial reaction to a promise like that.

There is that song (WARNING:THREAD CREEP) that goes:

There's a ship lying waiting in the harbor.. and tomorrow for old England she sails.

So let's get it on, cause you never know when I'll be back and I might get killed....take your clothes off.

Gee. Do I sound bitter, or maybe just wiser?

All this is written with a ***BG**. (dontmeantoruinthethread)

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:12 PM

I heard "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" a few months ago, and fell in love with it! I also like "La Vie En Rose" and "Hymne L'Amour" by Edith. The version of "Non..." I heard was actually sung by Elaine Page. Very powerful. It has that "My Way" kind of feel to it.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: dollmaker
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 02:43 PM

Hey,Spaw, don't you think you would be in big trouble with some of our fundamentalist classmates from so long ago over this "enjoy" section? It is kinda funny, though.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 02:35 PM

:-) ....Thanks Z, for posting that song....that happens to be one of my favorites too, as well as a favorite of someone very near and dear to me.

Neil


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Z
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 02:26 PM

This one:

To Make You Feel My Love By Bob Dylan

When the rain is blowin' in your face And the whole world is on your case I would offer you a warm embrace To make you feel my love

When evening shadows and the stars appear there is no one to dry your tears I could hold you for a million years To make you feel my love

I know you haven't made your mind up yet But I would never do you wrong And I know that from the moment that we met No doubt in my mind where you belong

I'd go hungry I'd go black and blue I'd go crawlin' down the avenue There ain't nothin' that I wouldn't do To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on a rollin' sea And on a highway of regret And the winds of change are blowin' wild and free But you ain't seen nothin like me, yet

I could make you happy make your dreams come true Nothin that I wouldn't do Go to the ends of the earth for you To make you feel my love.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 11:26 AM

Further thought on Janis,Piaf and others engaged in peak performances, the high that you get when you do it is usually accompanied by a crash of equal magnitude. If you don't have someone to catch you when you fall or someplace of sanctity, that does not require drugs and acohol to ease the pain, the results can be tragic.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Allan C.
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 11:15 AM

But it is hard to compare Melanie's bicycle song with "Candles In the Rain".

As for Janice, I finally got to see a video of some of her performances. She reached clear down to her toenails to get every bit of soul into her songs. Truly amazing.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Bert
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 10:53 AM

You're right Metch' Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien! is another one of my favourites.

Another singer who puts that effort into her songs is Melanie, her "Look what they've done to my song" also gets to me.


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 07:30 AM

"The Hardest Working Man In ShowBiz," James Brown, might come close to expending the energy that Janis Joplin must've spent on a good night. Still.....


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Subject: RE: What Song Makes You Drop Everything?
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:30 AM

Wyowoman, I think what it is about Janis, and Piaff does it too, is that they strip themselves naked to the soul before their audience. It's interesting that some of the most memorable songsters are so passionately human and so tragically flawed.


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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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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.

ww


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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:
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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