Ray’s chat 113

Hi Folks:

It’s RAYS CHAT One Hundred & Thirteen

HI folks:

This is going to be a bit of OLD AND NEW; I was thinking back to How the 60s Folk Clubs were!!  Sometimes We would have an Irish Night!! And it was always a Great Night..

SO: Just for a while Let’s remember THE OLD DAYS.

Sit in your Favourite Chair: Pour a Pint  and listen to this!! 

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FUNNY Irish Drinking Songs – Beer, Beer, Beer 2.00

And Maybe this might be the Song you might be singing Next?

Drunken Sailor – Irish Rovers 2.39

And then you just Got To Have

Heritage – “Whiskey in the Jar” 4.16

Oh It’s an Irish Night Guys.. and there’s One Song We just GOT TO Have. And there was one guy  I just loved to hear singing this

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LUKE KELLY WILD ROVER  2.49

Ohh Luke: No One ever sang that song better than You.

And IN THE 60/70’S YOU were just TOPS.. 

AND: Oh How I remember you singing ThiS Irish Rebel Song: WHAT A VOICE!

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Luke Kelly The Foggy Dew 3.24

And thinking of those great old days; There was another Group that ~Were ~TOP of their game They were the Clancy Brothers, and Tommy Makem.  Let’s hear them sing “Mountain Dew”

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The Clancy Brothers Mountain Dew 2.47

WOW!! That was FAST!!

There was another Great Group in that Period that were Great on ~Radio and TV..They were THE SPINNERS.

Ian Campbell used to book them for the “JUG OF PUNCH”… and they would come and do a whole night.!!!  Always a Terrific!! Night.  Here is one of their Folk Songs:

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THE SPINNERS – DIRTY OLD TOWN-LIVE 1988 3.22

Oh YES I have such Memories:  BUT:  All that is History.

We have dipped-in the Past..  NOW it is time to Put the Oldies back on the shelf.

So: Sing Me some Songs of Today!!

Yes: OK

Remember in Chat 112. I had a new guy called Ben Platt for the first time.  I liked him. And Yes let’s hear him again:

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Ben Platt – In Case You Don’t Live Forever [Official Audio] 3.49

I Like him:  It is a Different Sound.  I like His voice.

Oh Yes I feel sure We will be hearing more of Ben.

BUT: Maybe you are thinking THAT IS NOT FOLK..  Well, These are the new boy sort of sounds.. and I think they are good.. and different.So I will be listening.  And I Think: These New Boys are good:  and Different: Welll Listen to Callum Scott.

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You Are the Reason 3.24

It’s just a Great Song  and superbly ~Sung.

These New Boys  are good:   and they have HUGE followings in both the pop Wold and are gaining ground in the Folk ~World:

Like this guy:

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George Ezra – Budapest 3.26

Well it is just a Great Song and George sings it Great.

And strange things are Happening. “Passenger”has Got together with Ed Sheeran and they have  made a New version of an OLD SONG.   Put In:

Passenger And Ed Sheeran  Hearts on Fire 5.31

I didn’t go wild about it Myself.

BUT I Do wonder what You younger guys Think of IT?:

I have no doubt about this one : I DO like Passenger with this:

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Passenger | The Way that I Love You (Official Video) 2.54

I am liking “Passenger” very much.  

They are doing some good work:  and I will be looking for them.

Yes there are some good new guys that I am liking a lot.

Well you know I think Jack Savoretti is Great:

Let’s look and see what He is doing ?

Oh YES:

He has made a new version of an Old Leonard Cohen Song:

I like him singing this… see What YOU Think?

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Jack Savoretti – So Long Marianne (Leonard Cohen Cover) 6.14

Oh Jack I did like that:  Long time since I heard the Original.

Now Folks I have had ONE Of those MAGIC Moments that happen;  JUST OUT OF THE BLUE… A SONG STARTED!!  I had never Heard this before… and I am completely Bowled Over..

Just a Wonderful simple Song.. SUPERBLY SUNG.

THIS IS A MAGIC FIND for Me.  I am sure YOU will love it.

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Laurie – Why Cry | Sofar Linz 3.24

WOW!! Just So simply sung!! And his whistling is good too.

I look forward to being with you next time:

We Need Something to be Cheerful About:                       

Think FOLK.​

                          Ray