Ray’s chat 108 – Happy New Year!
It’s RAYS CHAT One Hundred & EIGHT
Here We are in a NEW YEAR : Let’s hope We can see a brighter
Future In these Oh So Difficult Days;
I thought I would start with a bit of Happiness. We need it so much.
And, I thought these innocent kids smiling faces, can help US forget out problems for a moment or two. Well, at least They Made Me smile for a while:
We Found Love – Lindsey Stirling (Ven Tribe) 4.26
Yes I hope you liked this this bunch of kids from Kenya:
Lindsey Stirling Won an American Talent SHOW;
and I must say I Do like what She did here:
Let’s hear Lindsey Stirling play some more:
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Lindsey Stirling (Green Day Cover) 2.35
Now in these sad times I remembered a song from The 60’s.
A song about Hard times: Which, sadly, is just as relevant NOW, as when Ralph wrote it.
Ralph McTell was the guy that wrote it and sang it..
Ralph McTell Streets of London 7.06
Do listen ALL THE WAY to the end..
Because Ralph talks about how He came to write this Song.
Which, I think You will find interesting.
And I think I would like to hear Ralph sing again.. and here he is singing with the RTE Orchestra in 2017:
Singing Another of His Own Songs:
Ralph McTell and the RTE Orchestra – “Clare to here” | THE LATE SHOW | RTE ONE 4.37
Thanks Ralph: Nice to hear you again.
Now we need something Different?! Well see how you like this:
“Dragon Fly Lullaby” by Paul Izak and Seed of Love 5.39
Well! I said it was Different!!
Then wandering around YOU TUBE I saw a name I knew..
A Lady I have always had the greatest regards for.
And I found this..
Just her playing and singing:: No Hype!!.. Just Her…
see what YOU think.
Norah Jones – For the Good Times (Live from Home 7/30/20) 4.36
Oh What a talented Lady She is?.. And there are MORE of her
Just Her.. on her own!!
and She also plays a real nice guitar.
OH YES: Norah is GOOD…. Yes: Let’s have another from her.
Norah Jones – That’s The Way The World Goes Round (Live from Home 4.9.20) 2.39
I do think Norah is One of The Best of the Ladies I have played on RAYS CHAT, over the years
And hearing Ralph McTell sing “From Here to Clare” has made me feel I would like some more Irish??
Finbar Fury ~ Carrickfergus 4.22
And that is just about the Best Solo version I Know!!
But then, You know I rate Finbar as one of my Favourites.
AND: There are many other great versions;
Try this one which has a lovely videos;
Carrickfergus – The Most beautiful Irish Song made by Huggie2Love 6.11
NOW: We need a Gentle Song to follow that: And: We haven’t heard from the Old Guy for a while..
I think this will fill that spot just nicely.. This is just such a gentle song; although in fact He really TALKS it. But: Just Listen!!
Willie Nelson~Moment Of Forever ~~3.59
Willie Nelson does seem to get BETTER the Older He gets.
Now WHAT can I follow THAT With? WELL!: Remember in RAYS CHAT 103. I found a Guy I had Never heard before; and I really liked him.. Well Here is a lovely gentle Song by that guy.
Mickey Newbury~~Angeline~~.wmv 5.15
Yes I do like him.
Look oh!!: Where time goes?!…
and What a Cue for SONG?
And?? I am so stuck between TWO Fantastic versions.. Both by Ladies (Neither of the Ladies are still with Us) : Sandy Denny’s version is Gorgeous.. BUT I found that Kate Wolf also sang it..
Oh?? How Do you Choose?.. BOTH ARE SUPERB.
OK I’ve played Sandy Dennys before;
So: Let’s go for Kate Wolf,s version.
Kate Wolf – Who Knows Where the Time Goes (1983) 5.53
Total MAGIC!! Thanks Kate. Just Superb
Well we started with bunch of HAPPY KIDS.. and So I think it will be good to finish with another bunch of Happy Kids.
Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin) | Playing for Change 3.59
Let’s Smile with them and Enjoy their Laughter.
Oh How We ALL need Something to be Cheerful About:
Till next time Keep Smiling