May 20, 2021 By Diane Kemp

Ray’s chat 120

RAYS CHAT One Hundred & Twenty

Hi folks;

Well Sunnier days are here; and Maybe you are thinking of What? To do for the Holidays 

You Might have been Having? If things had been only been different?.

I wonder would you have chosen somewhere Exotic?

Like  One place I have never been to:   THAILAND.. I always thought One day I would go?  

The People seem so Gentle; and the Country So beautiful.  

I have found this Lovely Song for you.  

And the words seem to be So right for this difficult time: 

Put In:

It’s That Lovely Thai Song – I’m Glad To Have You 4.34

Yes Lovely Thoughts!!.  

Or Maybe You are thinking of lovely days in the Greek Islands,

perhaps drinking Ouzo as you listen to Music like this:

Put In:

Greek Taverna Music. Ta Dilina 2.46

But YES:  I guess it is More Likely We will all be staying in the UK!!

Perhaps We will be able to have a few friends round and have a Barbee??    

And Maybe Put some Music on like this:

Put in:

Creedance Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Official) 3.03

Well I reckon You are Bound to get rain if you have a Barbee!! 

But Maybe if you Put This Next One on.. You might Get Blessed with ITALIAN SUN.

Put In:


That should keep the Barbee going nicely.. and Maybe will bring thoughts of and ITALIAN holiday? 

YES: could be Something to Plan:  How about thinking of the Venice Lagoon?

Put in:

Romance in Venice Dull Album Instrumental Music 49.01

Or Maybe You might choose Barbecue Music like this:

Put In:

Spanish Eyes (Guitar Instrumental) 3.36

YES: That’s Great for a Garden Party.

And if you Want More Then this might Go down very well.

Put In


Ah!! But I guess ‘Someone is saying,  Where’s THE FOLK?  YES; BUT: Before We go Folk:  

I have found You a superb

Version of Chichitita, Which I Think You may like?

Put In:

Escucha la melodia que exalta las emociones en el alma 5.30

OK: So It is time We Got to some ~Folk

Put In:

500 Miles – Peter, Paul and Mary [Original Audio]


That’s History for you: That was recorded in 1962.  Oh Memories.

And; this was another of their songs that really was a BIG HIT.

Put In:

Peter,Paul  and Mary  –  Early Morning Rain (1966)

(Great Song)

What’s that? You want something newer!!  And What about Country Music:  

OK Put this In:

Alan Jackson – Remember When 4.26

And Folk?:  Where is the Newer Folk? Well OK!! See How will you like THIS?  

Put In:

Alison Krauss – Losing You (Live Version) 2.54

OHH!!!  Alison  This is one of the TOPS for Me.. Great Backing.    

OR: Maybe ; This is more Your Style?

Put In:

Kris Christofferson – For the good times (1999) 4.14 Ah!!  Memories!!

What’s That?  You want more of those Good Old Days!!

Ok Put In:


(1968) 2.36    

They were a Great Combo:Unfortunately: Anita died in 1999.

Put In:

We Miss Anita Carter 2.12   

OH yes: Those late 60’s  early 70’s. were Great days.. and I have found Johnny Cash

talking about those days, on this next record.

Put In:

ANITA CARTER – Lovin’ Him Was Easier Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again (1972)  3.34

Well; I guess We have come close to the end of another Rays Chat:  And as We are with the CARTER FAMILY, 

Who were a real Big influence on the Folk Scene;  I will let them have the last song;

Put in:

Carter Family – Dixie Darlin’ 2.42                                                              

Time to We say Goodbye  Again

Till Next time.

Think FOLK.