December 8, 2022 By Diane Kemp

Ray’s chat 148

It’s RAYS CHAT One Hundred & FortyEight

The references I Give You Are From  YOU TUBE FOLK MUSIC

Hi Folks.

The Cold Dark Damp Days are Here; And with the Price of Everything

Going Up.. Look Like We are gonna Need a Lot of CHEERING-UP:

So Lets Start with this

Put In

Bob Marley – Three Little Birds 2,24

Or how about a Simply Sung Song to Make Your Day?

Put in:

Laura and Anton “La Vien Rosa 4.27

like /that; So simple

And Now Let’s have one of those Songs that aremaybe Not Folk;

But Who Cares, as it belongs to THE BEST EVER CLASS.

Put In:

Nora Jones – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 4.8  

And How do you follow that ??

Well : These Two Do a good job

Put In:

Callum Scott, Leona Lewis – You Are The Reason

(Duet Version) 3.16

Now for something Gentle:  I have played this Song before; 

with Kate wolf Singing it… A Favourite of mine. But Here is 

another version that I like: See What You Think?

Put In 

Haroula Rose Green Eyes Live 5.00

Well I thought THAT was a very good version; But Kate still wins for Me.

And Now I think I would like a Bit of Country Music! And So Lets 

Alan Jackson sing, and What better than this:

Put In; 

Alan Jackson – “Remember When”  – Live1.43

And As We are looking back: 

Let’s have a Song that really Hit the High Spot:

Put In:

Both Sides Now 5.45

Oh Yes Joni Mitchell really did change the way Folk sounded.

And Then a Young Guy Named Don McLean wrote this:

Put In:

And I Love You So 4.16

Both Joni and Don, Performed with very little backing group.

I was lucky enough to see them live. Superb artists.

BUT:  We Can’t Live in the PAST, and Heaven only knows what

the Future is going to be like!!  

So: We have got to live for NOW.. 

So lets look what You Tube is now Showing.  And I Like THIS Guy.

Put In:

Brett Young  In Case You Didn’t Know(Official 

Music Video) 3.56

Now: Would You Like  Something Different?   

Say a very gentle Bit of French.. And This Oh such a famous Song..

And this is the Gentlest I have ever heard it sung

Put In:

Laura and Anton – “La Vie En Rose” 4.27

Well it was a bit different.. and whilst We are doing French;

Put this in:

French Folk Music – Accordion 4.58

This is a New Guy to Me:

Put In:

Phillip Phillips – Home 3.34

But I think  I would like to hear Mo Pitney

Put In:

Mo Pitney – Borrowed Angel 4.17

And: Maybe You are you saying: Ray has not played a

Jack Song?? For a while?  

So Yes it is time to hear Jack.. 

AND here it is,

Put In:

Jack Savoretti – When You’re Gone (Bryan Adams & 

Mel C) 3.56

And Now I feel like a real Good Old Folk Singer: 

And Oh Yes I Know Just the guy:

Put In:

Luke Kelly Dublin in the Rare Old Times5.29

Oh What a voice Luke Had:  He was with the Dubliners for Many Years;

Yes, Lets have some more from THE DUBLINERS.

Put In:

Dirty Old Town –Luke Kelly & The Dubliners 3.44

So We are coming into LAST SONG time.

Oh I Know .. Yes this will remind you of sunny days:

Put In:

UB40 Blue Eyes Crying in The Rain(Official Video)3.34