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What Song Makes You Drop Everything?

Metchosin 18 Nov 99 - 12:30 AM
Neil Lowe 18 Nov 99 - 07:30 AM
Bert 18 Nov 99 - 10:53 AM
Allan C. 18 Nov 99 - 11:15 AM
Metchosin 18 Nov 99 - 11:26 AM
Z 18 Nov 99 - 02:26 PM
Neil Lowe 18 Nov 99 - 02:35 PM
dollmaker 18 Nov 99 - 02:43 PM
Mbo 18 Nov 99 - 03:12 PM
annamill 18 Nov 99 - 08:13 PM
MATT 18 Nov 99 - 10:52 PM
gervase 19 Nov 99 - 08:59 AM
Mbo 19 Nov 99 - 09:20 AM
Liz the Squeak 19 Nov 99 - 12:10 PM
stonejohn 19 Nov 99 - 12:21 PM
Sean Ruprecht-Belt 19 Nov 99 - 01:22 PM
d.west 24 Nov 99 - 11:45 PM
Frankie 25 Nov 99 - 06:57 AM
Frankie 25 Nov 99 - 07:29 AM
Liz the Squeak 25 Nov 99 - 09:54 AM
ericsymonds 25 Nov 99 - 06:04 PM
Clinton Hammond 26 Nov 99 - 02:03 AM
Joe Offer 26 Nov 99 - 07:13 AM
Lesley Palmer 26 Nov 99 - 05:11 PM
Liz the Squeak 26 Nov 99 - 10:39 PM
Angela 26 Nov 99 - 11:21 PM
Hagbardr 27 Nov 99 - 12:04 AM
MamaTamba 27 Nov 99 - 02:37 AM
Metchosin 27 Nov 99 - 02:51 AM
bseed(charleskratz) 27 Nov 99 - 03:56 AM
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Metchosin 28 Nov 99 - 12:34 AM
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Liz the Squeak 28 Nov 99 - 04:49 PM
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Frankie
Date: 25 Nov 99 - 06:57 AM


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: jim& sylvia
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 05:59 PM


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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