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The Irish connection

Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:37 am

This is the great Van the Man Morrison with Brian Kennedy and among others Georgie Fame.

Take a listen to Van, there's no one like him. If you weren't a fan before, get ready to become one.

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Beautiful old waltz sung beautifully by Martina McBride with the Chieftains.

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Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:13 am

Van the Man and Dylan - One Irish Rover. Written by Van, as most of his stuff is........'Tell me the facts real straight, Don't make me over, Wrap it in glory, For one Irish Rover'. God I love this.

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Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:08 am

Johnny Cash told the story of 'I wrote this song when I was in Ireland. And people say, how did you know that much about the Country. And I said well I was riding along in the car, and somebody else was driving, and I had the roadmap in my lap. And I picked out all these names, put em' together and rhymed it'.

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Re: The Irish connection

Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:47 pm

Some great music there, Mike. Van Morrison is a tremendous talent and a blues singer of the highest calibre. Many people easily rank Astral Weeks among the best albums ever made, whilst I'm quite fond of Don't Look Back, the 1997 album he produced for John Lee Hooker.

Re: The Irish connection

Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:51 am

greystoke wrote:Some great music there, Mike. Van Morrison is a tremendous talent and a blues singer of the highest calibre. Many people easily rank Astral Weeks among the best albums ever made, whilst I'm quite fond of Don't Look Back, the 1997 album he produced for John Lee Hooker.


Thanks greystoke. Van the Man, performs and records very much on his own terms. To see him live, as I have many times, is an emotive experience. He is sometimes 'grumpy' (various definitions could apply here) on stage, as is his wont, but never disappoints.

He has produced many classic albums (I'm obviously excluding the awful Linda Gail Lewis collaboration You Win Again), Hymns to the Silence, Days Like This (Brian Kennedy's backing vocals are perfect, I wish they had produced much more together), The Skiffle Sessions Live in Belfast with Lonnie Donegan and Chris Barber, and the unexpected risk-taking, tour-de-force that is Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl.


Van is a singing hypnotist, his music changes your state of mind. Simple as that.
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:19 am

Jim Reeves last studio recording:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7MPY-A-2Q

Amazing song. :smt003 :mrgreen: :smt007 :smt006

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Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:56 am

Irish lullaby by Slim Whitman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57njHohdkXo

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Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:15 am

Thanks svallen. Both Jim and Slim were among a select band of singers that were taken to the hearts of the Irish. Two lovely songs.

I saw Slim perform twice towards the end of his career. He had his son Byron performing with him, and Elvis session guitarist Harold Bradley playing for him. I got photos of me and Slim, and me and Harold.

I took the opportunity to ask Slim if the long held note (1:20 - 2:05) we hear in Chime Bells was done in one, he said it was, good enough for me!

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I can't hear Irish lullaby without thinking of Steve Martin !

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Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:40 am

Here's one just for you Mike, maybe not as well known as others.

Knopfler and Van Morrison-The Last Laugh(no known Irish-Van apart- connection other than the Irish like a laugh)

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Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:17 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RSeL6IIxJc

A great one by David Allan Coe. :smt003 :smt006

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Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:17 pm

svallen wrote:
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A great one by David Allan Coe. :smt003 :smt006


Thanks svallen, there's a bit of an 'Elvis Country' vibe to the backing.

Re: The Irish connection

Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:26 pm

daylon wrote:Here's one just for you Mike, maybe not as well known as others.

Knopfler and Van Morrison-The Last Laugh(no known Irish-Van apart- connection other than the Irish like a laugh)

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Thanks daylon, beautiful, just beautiful. I don't know if he holds the record, but Van has duetted with just about everyone of any note!

There's no known irish connection to this one either, it's just my favourite Knopfler track.

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Re: The Irish connection

Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:30 pm

Van Morrison has created wonderful music in his long career, but don't ever walk up and try to tell him how much you appreciate his artistry.

Re: The Irish connection

Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:35 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Van Morrison has created wonderful music in his long career, but don't ever walk up and try to tell him how much you appreciate his artistry.



You got that right buddy. He spoke to me once, he said 'move'.

Re: The Irish connection

Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:06 pm

mike edwards66 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Van Morrison has created wonderful music in his long career, but don't ever walk up and try to tell him how much you appreciate his artistry.



You got that right buddy. He spoke to me once, he said 'move'.


A moment to cherish, buddy. ;-)

Re: The Irish connection

Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:10 am

Here are the legendary Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, with Pete Seeger. These guys influenced so many on the folk scene in Greenwich Village during the 60's including a young Bob Dylan.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clancy_Brothers

I guess many people on this mb have absolutely no idea who these guys were, but they are loved here in Ireland.

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Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:32 am

memfisking wrote:Here are the legendary Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, with Pete Seeger. These guys influenced so many on the folk scene in Greenwich Village during the 60's including a young Bob Dylan.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clancy_Brothers

I guess many people on this mb have absolutely no idea who these guys were, but they are loved here in Ireland.


Brilliant, thanks. Clocked the lyric, 'such a custom as the Clancys'.

Nice quote from Dylan, 'And there was something in their eyes, that would say, you know, I know something you don't know, and I wanted to be that kind of performer'.

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Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:16 pm

memfisking wrote:Here are the legendary Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, with Pete Seeger. These guys influenced so many on the folk scene in Greenwich Village during the 60's including a young Bob Dylan.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clancy_Brothers

I guess many people on this mb have absolutely no idea who these guys were, but they are loved here in Ireland.


I was raised on this music!

I hope others get into it; a real pleasure.

rjm

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Re: The Irish connection

Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:31 am

Val Doonican, for those who don't know, is an irish performer much in the style of Bing Crosby. Now in his mid-eighties, in his prime he was a regular fixture on British TV.

He could (and one presumes, still can) sing, dance and tell jokes. And when I say sing, he could really sing, well you be the judge:

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Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:05 am

St. John of God is a hospital in Dublin specializing in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction.

Shane MacGowan is English, born to Irish parents and spent his early childhood in Ireland. Written by MacGowan, this is from his second album with the Popes 'The Crock of Gold'. He has the poets eye for a lyric, for sure.

'....See the man, the crushed up man with the crushed up Carrolls packet in his hand, doesn't seem to see or care or even understand, and all he says is... F yez all.....'. The catchy hook 'F yez all' (you'll be singing it tomorrow) is self-explanatory, or at least it should be!


It doesn't get any better than this. Enjoy:

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Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:35 am

Whilst we are on Shane MacGowan, this is him live at the 'Self Aid' concert.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_Aid


Warning for US viewers, dental care does not feature very highly on Shane's priorities list. :wink:

But, if you enjoy raw talent, and I mean as raw as it gets, Shane is your man. Oh, and listen out for the divine tin whistle solo.

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Re: The Irish connection

Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:15 am

Hank locklin :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtTJIpendg4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLovdrIMOqw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Whl_qDrJ4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRdkaZEtb5o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JWDXJo47OI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD_eG8O9gXI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ROFELHH4bk

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Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:14 am

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Thanks for that svallen. Hank had a great way of putting 'feeling' into whatever he sang.

I've always loved Hank's version of 'Kevin Barry', although it's not one for the purists.

Here's how it should sound!
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Re: The Irish connection

Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:23 am

A small aside... late last September, I was on a bit of a pub crawl and found myself in the upstairs room at the Crane Bar in Galway. As I walked in, a terrific French group was jamming to Carl Perkins' "Matchbox." Someone put a pint into my hand.. and when I die and go to heaven, I'm not sure I'll be any happier.

Liam Clancy, "The Parting Glass."

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Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:11 am

I have fallen' for another, she can make her own way home......

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