It’s RAYS CHAT One Hundred & Five
Last time we did a bit of Remembering some of the Good Oldies:
And for starters this time I have found one of those wonderful Get Together meets where lots of famous Folk Singers are at a Gathering. SEE HOW MANY YOU RECOGNISE… Before they tell you at the end Who they are. Some real famous names there.
JUDY COLLINS, Kingston Trio, Mary Travers – “All My Life’s a Circle” 1982.
That’s a whole lot of oldies, Wonder How Many You Recognised?.
And then I had one of those unplanned things.. I heard a Song start playing.. It was Someone I had NEVER heard of … And I liked it.. and it had a Great harmonica backing..
SO!! I thought…Yes I reckon I know Who would like this..
But I wasn’t sure if the voice was male or female?
Yes it is; Male So
Ray La Montagne – We’ll Make It Through (Official Video) 6.03
OHHHHHHH!! I loved it.. played it again..
I Thought it was a Great FIND…and those Old photos are Intriguing.. And What an unusual voice? Lets try another .
Ray Montagne – I Was Born To Love You(Lyric Video) 4.14
But I guess true Folk People are going to say: No NO it’s Not Folk?? YES: I’m just sayingWell it’s “Different!!!!!
And I liked it.
Another tune just keeps coming into my head.. by a Great Singer. Oh!! IAN Tyson really is at the top of my list of great singers
And since I found this song it really has become one of those tunes that I JUST love: I find myself singing bits whilst I’m doing things around the place.
Ian Tyson Springtime in Alberta 3.51
JUST A GENTLE Song so perfectly sung.
I really do think Ian Tyson is one of the Very Best of the Cowboy singers: Great voice, Great style: Just listen how He sings this:
It is a Really is a GREAT Song Superbly sung.
Ian Tyson Cowboys Don’t Cry 3.30
Well: I guess it is time for some of the New Guys:
And this is an Indie guy. Who I have played before ;
Who I do rather like:
gregory alan isakov – san luis 4.32
And We need a lady, after all those men.. and I know just the one; Not heard Her for quite a while so lets hear her now:
Boots of Spanish Leather – Nanci Griffith 6.14
Great singer; Great voice. Great Bob Dylan Song.
And now I have found a lovely Gentle Song from one of My very favourite Lady Singers; Sadly No longer with Us. Just relax with maybe a Gin and Tonic and let Kate Wolf serenade you:
Kate Wolf CLOSE YOU 5.47
Just enjoy some Superb singing from Kate Wolf..
BUT then Everything She Did was Always THE BEST.
And now I am going to choose a Group that are really talented and I think it is time I played something by them: I am talking about Mandolin Orange:
Mandolin Orange – Hey Stranger (Live on the Current) 3.30.
YES Great Group. They do a Great Version Of Boots of Spanish Leather..
if you want to compare it to the Nanci Griffith Version.Go look.
Now, I am following that with some Gentle stuff;
And; Here I have for you a famous Son.. singing a Song that I am liking a lot…
Yes nice sound: And this Young guy is following in his Famous Fathers footsteps!! WOW!!
That must be hard.. When your Dad is Willy Nelson.
But I like it. Maybe He will get to be as famous as His Dad?
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Rea – Forget about Georgia 4.23,
And What Do You Know..
I have found a song with Willie Nelson singing with His 2 boys.
Can I Sleep In Your Arms 4.18
HEY!! And I am sure that tune is THE RED RIVER VALLEY??
Well I suppose Why Waste a good tune?
Remember in RAYS CHAT 96:
I found a Singer Who I had never heard before.
I loved his voice and his lovely laid-back gentle style.
and since that day: I have been finding more and more of his songs: YES: I have got rather hooked on Mickey Newbury, love His Songs: So sad He is no longer with us.
I do so much like his so gentle style:
So to end this Rays Chat:
I am letting Mickey Newbury sing a Song I had never heard before.
This song, is just about the Longest song I know ; at 9.59 mins:
But it has some real good videos to go with it..
and I am sure will it will touch some hearts.
Mickey Newbury – A Long Road Home 9.59
Thanks Mickey.. Wish you was still with us
Till next time Keep Smiling