July 25, 2020 By Diane Kemp

Ray’s chat 95

Hi Folks:

It‘s RAYS CHAT Ninety Five

Have you noticed : Folk is changing??

Where Pop starts compared to Folk is much harder to say?

So: You get guys like Ed Sheeran; 

Who can fill huge stadiums As a Pop Star.  Or He will Sing Folk Songs; Like this:

Put in:

Ed Sheeran ?? Wild Mountain Thyme 2.13

One of the Great Oldie Folk Songs.

AND: I think He does it well.

And Then you get guys like this??.  Gregory Alan Isakov

WHAT BOX would you put Him In??  

Could be either??  But I like him

Put in:

Time Will Tell by Gregory Alan Isakov 3.25

Yes: Things are Changing..  And now We are seeing Singers going

Across the board..

Well;  YOU already know; I have already blurred the boundaries by featuring Ladies like

Norah Jones and Katie Meluha.

Oh YES:  Great Singers::  OH!! Let’s hear Norah NOW:

Put In:

Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (Official Video)

Just a GREAT Song Perfectly Sung:  Does it matter Is it Folk?

And keeping to the gentle mood:  Let’s have, My other lovely Lady

JUST Listen to the lovely voice of KATIE MELUHA singing this!

Put in:

Katie Meluha My Love 3.35

Thanks Katie. I think  She is great.. BUT ? Again is She Folk?

And Now for a change:  I reckon it is time to Hear a Duo that are New to Me.  And I am liking them.   See how YOU like this:

Put in

Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Music Travel Love(Grand Canyon)(Creedance Clearwater Revival

Cover) 3.56

Yes I really like that.  LET’S HAVE ANOTHER FROM THIS DUO

Put this in:

If Life Is So Short – Music Travel Love (Lyrics) 3.36

Nice Sound::  But Are They Folk??  So What?  Do YOU Like Them?

So: Now let’s have a change of mood:

I think a nice Gentle piece of Guitar  Magic would be good!!

OK; it is quite an Old Song that was sung by Roy Orbison..

I agree: it is Not Folk.  But it is good to listen to; ENJOY IT.

Put In:

“California Blue” – Ricky King, German  Guitarist (Instrumental) 4.00 

So: Let’s get back to some singing!  And I have found some Ladies

I rather like;  YES, See what ~YOU Think?

Put in:

The Staves – The Eagle Song| Take Away Show


Well?? Did You Like Them?  I think they are rather good

Would you like another Song from them?

OK; Put In:

The Staves – ‘Icurus’ (Filmed By Miles )’Reilly) 3.36

Now: for something more Holiday Mood..  

Maybe you are, like most of us, Not Holidaying abroad this year??  And maybe I can bring  back some Memories of Happier Years.

So: Listen to the Magic of Nana:  

This may well make you think of Sun and Blue Skies, and maybe lazing with a glass of Sangria:

Put in: 

El Amor – Juan Gabriel & Nana Mouskouri 5.37

And this gorgeous Music will definitely Make you think of Greek Islands:

Put in.

Perigali – Mikis Theodorakis 4.07

OH YES: Dreaming of the lazy Days of Memories of Those Gorgeous Greek Islands in the sun. 

So.. I am guessing that has put you in the mood for more of the real gentle Music?

And I tell you: I have lots more like this for you to relax to.
put in:

Ricky King – Guitaara  Romantic 3.45  

Let the Music take you on a journey!!  

WOW!! Oh what dreams you must be having of your favourite holiday place..

And there’s More:

Put in:

Demis Roussos – Elini 3.46

So: How Do I follow that?  Well Here is a some gorgeous Guitar playing from Ry Cooder and a Great lot of Musicians.

Put in:

Ry Cooder Maria Elana 6.25

And if you think THAT was good??

Well just listen to this.. YES I have played it before: BUT IT REALLY IS SO GOOD I WANT TO HEAR IT AGAIN.

Put In:

Ry Cooder – Cancion Mixteca 4.16

Now room for just One More Song:

And One of the real Greats of the 60’s was Bob Dylans 


And I have found a New Version: I think you might like.

Put in:

Don’t think twice it’s alright | Bob Dylan | 

Acoustic cover ft. monica martin 3.58

It has been Nice  being with you; and I hope My Song choices

have helped you have some Happy Moments, 

in these difficult times.

And May Peace Be with You.