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Tuesday, June 4. 2013
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ELH on the high harmony in the chorus --she got timbre like a old growth forest
Sam Bush making the most of a fiddle solo, lots of fiddle in the song, and Jon Randall singing a harmony line i never heard before --still trying to figure it out.
Emmylou et al at her/their best! You've given me weak knees...again!
This Jimmy Work song first surfaced in 1955:
I do like ELH version much more better...
I believe it's "counterpoint"...
Oops...forgot to include this:
and Jon Randall singing a harmony line i never heard before --still trying to figure it out.
Plse see above.
Girls will be girls.
Boy at cafe one morn looked across table and asked, "Do you know Evangeline?"
Meself had not seen Evangeline in four or five years but me memory kicked up right quick.
Meself stopped gazin' at the early morning traffic and looked at boy and said, "Evangeline, Evangeline the evangelist. She called the Kentucky Derby year we all last sat in this very cafe"
Boy said, "She's my boss."
He'd been gabbin' her up and dropped me name and our 'ssociatin' at cafe.
"Tell her, i still owe her a lunch."
I grew up a hop and a skip from this little village.
Beautiful country!! St. Martinville (a suburb of Houma, where my very good friends live). I love Emmylou (a Red Dirt Girl), the Bayou and Spanish Moss.
Thanks Buddy; Boofull in fact.
Saw Olie at cafe yesterday and he said, "Some folks say anyone from north of Baton Rouge is called yankee."
Obviously, there is more of Evangeline to discover, so ta speak.
--thanks for the info and comments, TC --i believe you're right on the 'counterpoint'. My youngest is a pianist and knows some theory --asked about the performance, she rattled off some gibberish which i forget, because i was being taken by her main comment, that "you don't often see that done live, it's usually studio work".
Re Jimmy Work, he struck gold when Kitty Wells picked it up --she being already at the time known as the (first) "queen of country music" and all.
Houma, dat be da heart of da heart of Cajun Country, an' das a fak! I was reared up in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, the folks moved to Houston during high school. Mine, not theirs (it's the deep south, but most parents of teenagers aren't still in high school --they've dropped out by then --haw haw).
Yup that 1992 performance is exquisite --when BD ran the song he posted her 1991 --same band, the Nash Ramblers (her best ever to my ear), but that counterpoint harmony needed another year to get as good as it got.
If this ain't counterpoint, i'll eat me chapeau.
These gals, the Kossoy Sisters, twins, made a hit album when they were 18 or so. Then they married, moved to opposite coasts, raised a couple a passel of chillun, got 'em growed up and on they own, then came back together 30 or 50 years later to do that quick follow-up album.
--aw heck, how many bisquits can you eat this mornin'?
Maybe a little "Zydeco music" will help get those biscuits down? Might not keep them from comin' back up agin...tho.
-aw heck, how many bisquits can you eat this mornin'?
My first exposure to the tune was from The Kingston Trio. For one of my childhood birthdays I requested and got a couple of their albums.
Turns out that Merl Haggard did the tune in Western Swing style, doing a pretty damn good Bob Wills imitation- including cuing the band members, just like Bob did. I didn't realize Merl Haggard could play the fiddle. Marvelous.
My eyes are getting bad- looks to me like Lyle Lovett also playing the fiddle.
Same tune here --heh --Lyle Lovett --yep a phenotype alright --see ''stringbean''
These gals, the Kossoy Sisters, twins,
bud, I love that old tyme sound! Thanx for that and I'll raise you 3 Wailin' Jennys:
If this ain't counterpoint, i'll eat me chapeau.
It is very good vocal music. Perhaps it is counterpoint, but to my ear, it just harmony- but very good harmony. Counterpoint: more than one melody played simultaneously. Harmony: One melody though with more than one note played simultaneously. My ear detects only one melody. My ear cannot detect more than one melody when the notes are played in the same rhythm, so some may not agree with me.
Here is an example of improvised counterpoint from Billy Holiday and Lester Young. From about 1:00 to 2:00.
Sun Showers. Billy sings one melody, Lester plays another. Very skilled on Lester's part.
From JS Bach, the King of Counterpoint: Two Part Invention #4. There are two melodies going at the same time.
Fer Gringo & buddy,
T' 'aint mandolin but...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt0VpsFUVJY (Tulsa Time)
Is that Albert Lee pickin' behind?...
My favourite mandolin Love Song (avec mandolin)...
(buddy...we all have ghosts...where ever..
I luv being single...
but...don't ever "Talk Backwards"...
(sorry BD...not Bob...for being OT...)
Whooz John Prine?...
buddy...tell BD...didn't mean 2 B OT...
I'll leave ya with this "souvenir"...
"The Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness".. (sorry for being OT")...
buddy, I've been known to be afflicted with excess..
4 U my friend...(Nanci's a Texas gal)...
Well, i wanted to wait until the hurly burly of that dang daylight hours was done for the day, because i knew these links were gonna require attention. So the first wailin' Jenny, it was sensational, "Glory Bound" --but the video was amateur (in the nice sense, non pro) so i'm thinking, oh this garage band has potential. But then, i put on "Deeper Well", and, and, and, well, TC ain't afflicted with excess for just any old reason!
On to Gringo's links --
(gosh i love youtube!)
Lady Day was great! TC, yo' encyclopedia is next up! May have to wait 'til tonite to offer impressions --stupid world making inroads into my youtube stupefraction
THAT is off topic but but