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Judy Mayhan

GUEST,Stefan Wirz 27 May 02 - 01:47 PM
allanwill 27 May 02 - 02:44 PM
Susanne (skw) 27 May 02 - 06:27 PM
Susan of DT 27 May 02 - 09:17 PM
Art Thieme 27 May 02 - 11:44 PM
allanwill 01 Jun 02 - 11:57 AM
Stefan Wirz 02 Jun 02 - 11:48 AM
Stefan Wirz 03 Jun 02 - 11:29 AM
allanwill 03 Jun 02 - 11:42 AM
artbrooks 03 Jun 02 - 08:19 PM
Stefan Wirz 03 Nov 02 - 03:19 PM
sharyn 03 Nov 02 - 07:52 PM
GUEST 24 Feb 20 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,Gerry 25 Feb 20 - 12:45 AM
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Subject: Judy Mayhan
From: GUEST,Stefan Wirz
Date: 27 May 02 - 01:47 PM

Whoever is of the opinion that Eva Cassidy had a great voice should hear this lady: Judy Mayhan
From the little info I could find I have (as it is my habit ;-) built a (discography
Who remembers her / can privide further info ?


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: allanwill
Date: 27 May 02 - 02:44 PM

Stefan

Oh yeah! - I've got the Rockin' the Cradle record, but it is part of a 4 album box set that also includes records by David Hammond and the Clancy Brothers, so I can't give you any more information that might be on the original record cover.

Beautiful voice, superb dulcimer player, but I think Eva and Sandy (Denny) are just that little bit better.

Allan


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 27 May 02 - 06:27 PM

Thanks, Stefan, that's very helpful! I have a five-LP cassette (Allan, are you sure you've got just four? Sounds like the same cassette to me!) which includes one side of Judy Mayhan, but the liner notes are poor and all I could work out was it must have been recorded around 1960 and might be 'Folk Songs of Old Eire'. Now it seems it is 'Rockin' the Cradle'. Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: Susan of DT
Date: 27 May 02 - 09:17 PM

I have one vinyl record of Judy Mayham playing dulcimer, referenced above, Tradition 2075 with the following track list:
Rocking the Cradle
Come all ye Loyal Heroes
Johnny Went Foling
One Morning in May
Gave My Love a Cherry
Foot of Yonders Mountain
Lass of the Low Country
Turtle Dove
He's Gone Away
Cuckoo
Rich Irish Lady
I bought it in the late 60's from the $1.98 bin, so 1960sounds reasonable - I see no date on the record or jacket.


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: Art Thieme
Date: 27 May 02 - 11:44 PM

I remember Kate Wolf singing one of Judy's songs---but can't recall which. A fine singer.

Art


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: allanwill
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 11:57 AM

The record I referred to above is called "150 Songs, Ballads, Jigs and Reels of Ireland". It is on the Mercury Hill label, number 920344. Unfortunately it is not dated, but it is definately very early sixties.

It contains five records (you were correct Susanne):

Record 1 - Clancy Bros. and Tommy Makem.
Record 2, Side 1 - John McCormack.
" " 2 - Mary O'Hara
Record 3, Side 1 - Clancy Bros., Tommy Makem and their
families
Record 4 - David Hammond and Judy Mayhan.
Record 5 - Clancy Bros. and Tommy Makem.

JUDY MAYHAN

The Mayhan voice is most unusual, and so is the person. Judy Mayhan studied opera and classical vocal repertoire from a very early age. She majored in drama in college and then became a folk singer ... in a way that combines her musical and dramatic talents. She is an extremely sensitive performer who has appeared in folk music clubs across the country, including The Troubador, The Second Fret and The Insomniac. Her sensitivity to the meaning of the songs she sings and their significance for today's culture are legendary in folk music circles. The simple dulcimer and guitar accompianment to Judy's amazing voice combine to produce a dramatic projection of a real Irish mood which always transcends the immediate meaning of each songs lyrics. She creates this mood for each song and because each of her songs has a personal meaning very important to her ... they take on a new stature wherever she performs them.

Allan


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: Stefan Wirz
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 11:48 AM

thanks to all of you for your help - meanwhile I added those informations new to me to the discography
and Art, I checked the Kate Wolf site: couldn't find a *recorded* Judy Mayhan song - but Kate dedicated her own 'See Here, She Said' to Judy Mayhan ('See Here!' being JM's song)
Stefan


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: Stefan Wirz
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 11:29 AM

just found out that '150 Songs, Ballads, Jigs and Reels of Ireland' is not on 'Mercury Hill', but on 'Murray Hill' (Bob Hyde's label) - one more thank you to Allan anyway ;-) Meanwhile there are pictures of that album here Stefan


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: allanwill
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 11:42 AM

Stefan

Sorry 'bout that - I'm blind in one eye!

Allan


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: artbrooks
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 08:19 PM

Susan of DT: I have that same record, "Folk Songs of Old Eire", but I can't find a date either. '60s sometime, I think.


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: Stefan Wirz
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 03:19 PM

For those who never heared that phenomenal voice (to my knowledge, unfortunately all her records are out of print and not available on CD), I just added a few sound clips unto the discography


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: sharyn
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 07:52 PM

I have the same vinyl record others have mentioned, Folk Songs of Old Eire. The label is Tradition/Everest, which might help someone find it


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 20 - 01:02 PM

Judy's music is available on CD. I got it on CD and autographed by her to boot. An amazing voice!


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Subject: RE: Judy Mayhan
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 25 Feb 20 - 12:45 AM

There's a Judy Mayhan website, but it hasn't been updated since 2007. A paragraph there answers some of the questions that have been raised in this thread:

"Judy Mayhan began her recording career in 1962 when Horizon Records released her first LP, Rockin' The Cradle. The album presented Judy's remarkably clear and precise soprano voice singing traditional American folk songs and accompanying herself on mountain dulcimer. The album was later reissued by Everest/Tradition Records as Folk Songs of Olde Eire (even though most of the songs are not Irish). The whole album was recorded on the first take, with no playbacks. After over two decades during which the album became a rare collector's item, it was finally reissued on CD in 2002 by Shayomi Productions, which is owned by members of Judy's family."

Shayomi released four of her albums on CD, but

"Note: At this time we are not taking any new orders for CDs, either on this website or by mail. Hopefully we will resume order taking at some point in the future. Please check this site for updates."

There's a place on the site to click to send email. I don't know whether it works.


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