Ray’s chat 48

Hi Folks
It’s RAYS CHAT Forty Eight
Oh It was so good to be back for the Autumn session at the Folk Club. And GREAT to have Steve and Chris start things off for us.
I hope that you had some good Summer Days?
So we really are at the start of a New Era with Brexit coming-up and all the World seems to be in Change.

RAYS CHAT has been mainly about OLDIES:
BUT, We can’t live in the past. So; From Now On I might sneak in some of the Newer Singers. So it will be Something Old; Something New Some Oldies; Some of the New Singers!!

But right now: I thought we would look back at some of the Special ‘songs” I have talked about. Super performances that deserve to be heard again.

In Chat Number Six I talked about a Young American
Tom Rush. And gave you this:
Put In: The Circle Game by Tom Rush 5.22
This really is a GREAT version of the Joni Mitchell song.
Well worth Hearing again. He recorded it in 1968.

Then in CHAT ELEVEN:
I FOUND this African Group; Which was a new Sound to me
Put in: THE DRAKENSBURG BOYS CHOIR – SHOSHOLOZA
In fact: I heard; The Ian Campbell Folk Group sing this song with great feeling. It’s there is you want to look.
Their version is VERY good – It is well Worth hearing:

In CHAT FIFTEEN I GAVE YOU: Put in
SARAH CALDERWOOD – WILD MOUTAIN THYME
You’ll have a job Finding a better recording than this.

In Chat Nineteen: We had a superb Song;
So beautifully sung by the guy that wrote it: Put in.
John Denver.. SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS 5.20
OH SO SO Good :
You might well hear this sung in the Club.

Then in CHAT Twenty One. I found a Group NEW TO ME.
CELTIC THUNDER. And I really liked this lovely Old Song
They sing it unaccompanied: Put in
CELTIC THUNDER – DANNY BOY 3.23
Remember them: They are good.

Then in Twenty Three: I gave you THE CLANCY BROTHERS and TOMMY MAKIN singing a really lovely
Old song: Put in: WILL YOU GO LASSIE GO.
Always a Great favourite Group of mine. And a lovely old song.

In Chat Twenty Four: There was a song that I had first heard Julie Felix sing. A Very Moving and True Story: Put in
JULIE FELIX PLANE CRASH AT LOS GATOS 4.13
Beautifully sung by Julie.. Well worth listening to.

In Rays Chat Twenty Five: I gave you a Very Moving TRUE SONG: It was written by a Soldier at the height of the War in Italy. He wrote the words to be sung to the tune of LILLY MARLENE, Put in:
IAN CAMPBELL FOLK GROUP D DAY DODGERS 4.4
This is just superbly sung: Ian at his VERY BEST.

In Chat Thirty Six I gave you a song that has always been one of my Top favourites : Put in; JIM McCANN CARRICKFERGUS 4.27
Now that is a brilliant recording of a young Jim, at his Very Best.
And there was some brilliant Banjo Playing there. Superbly Done;
And a Wonderful song – this takes a lot of beating.

So Much for Memories!!
BUT: How do you follow THAT???
Well: I have always been a lover of the Irish Songs:
And this is just THE BEST: Put in:
THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY MARY DUFF 4.48
This to me: is What Folk Songs can do. RIP YOUR HEART OUT.
Thank you MARY DUFF for a Great Song Superbly sung.

I have found a Song I had never heard before:
Written and sung by one of MY VERY Favourite Folk Singers.
I am talking about Don Mclean
This Song I had never heard before: He wrote this song in Honour of Jerusalem. Don is one of the Greatest living Folk Singers.
Put in: Don Mclean – JERRUSALEM 4.42

OK: So we have had a quick look back at Songs I have chatted about before.
Now Let’s move on: Lets see what I can find for some of the newer singers:

Well for a Great Start on Newbies: I found this version of a famous song: Put in:
Katie Meluha & Eva Cassidy – What a Wonderful World 3.01
I loved this version.
And I love Katie Meluha.
Just wasn’t sure you could call her Folk before She sang this?.
But: Now I CAN call her Folk.

Then I found this:
CRYING TIME Willie Nelson & Norah Jones 5.08
Well: Willie Nelson is Folk.. so I guess this counts.
Loved it.
OH Yes Norah Jones is another favourite.
So; I will be searching for more Of her Folky songs

Hey: I am liking this searching for newer songs:
Yes: found another Put in:
Wiilie Nelson and Shania Twain Blue Eyes Crying in the rain 3.11
Yes!! OK it is more Country than Folk maybe. But still Great.

Well: I said Katie Meluha is one of my Very Favourite Lady singers; and I have this for you as the farewell song: Put in:
Katie Meluha – If The Lights Go Out 3.14

SO; A different Rays Chat!!
Hope you have enjoyed it
And now time to say
Cheerio till next time.
RAY