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the most beautiful melody in the world?

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Folk is something of an unexplored land for me, but there are a couple of folk tunes I love, the main one being "Annie Laurie". I heard a Jimmy Forrest (I think) version which was nice, but the version which did it for me was the one on this LP:

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Don't recall seeing them at Sidmouth!

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Folk is something of an unexplored land for me, but there are a couple of folk tunes I love, the main one being "Annie Laurie". I heard a Jimmy Forrest (I think) version which was nice, but the version which did it for me was the one on this LP:

mG0TcOqAQrZWOflgSAAVvGg.jpg

Don't recall seeing them at Sidmouth!

Think they did Cropredy that year........

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Folk is something of an unexplored land for me, but there are a couple of folk tunes I love, the main one being "Annie Laurie". I heard a Jimmy Forrest (I think) version which was nice, but the version which did it for me was the one on this LP:

mG0TcOqAQrZWOflgSAAVvGg.jpg

Don't recall seeing them at Sidmouth!

Think they did Cropredy that year........

So that's where Richard Thompson got that beret.

richard-thompson-the-lowry-10-3-13-inset

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Folk is something of an unexplored land for me, but there are a couple of folk tunes I love, the main one being "Annie Laurie". I heard a Jimmy Forrest (I think) version which was nice, but the version which did it for me was the one on this LP:

mG0TcOqAQrZWOflgSAAVvGg.jpg

Don't recall seeing them at Sidmouth!

Think they did Cropredy that year........

So that's where Richard Thompson got that beret.

richard-thompson-the-lowry-10-3-13-inset

:smirk: Maybe somewhere in Communist Russia, there was a private wearing an Afghan coat....

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Thinking of folk, there's a tune The Dark Island which I'd count as one of the most beautiful from Scottish lps played by my parents...

Internet search brings up Lyrics - David Silver, Melody - Iain MacLachlan and the fact it was popularised as theme tune to a radio serial in the early 60s

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'Ashokan Farewell' - sounds like a trad tune but was written in the 1960s - lovely tune used in the series on The Civil War (US version). It seems to have picked up a lot of recordings since.

I always find 'Midnight on the Water' very affecting - it's described as a Texas waltz though you can never be too sure where these things come from - early 15th C Worcestershire or the marketing department of a 1960s Taco merchant. I first heard it in a vocal arrangement (words by Ron Kavana) done by Waterson Carthy. Its one of those tunes that just comes in waves and you never want it to stop.

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I find it very hard to name just one beautiful melody, since I have many favourites. When I would have to name one, this one comes to my mind. I think maybe since when I heard this rendition, this desire suddenly came over me to be able to sing with just as much emotion as this horn.



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Another favorite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU_RxWXijz0

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One great melody after another (sometimes two at once, as in the probably worked-out muted tpt. solo and its accompaniment), the high point probably being the melody that the reed section launches into at 1:17:

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Maybe not the greatest ever (it's a little too jolly for that) but what a delight:

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Just ran across this -- Bela Rudenko singing the Cavatina and Rondo from Glinka's "A Life for the Tsar" (aka "Ivan Susanin"):

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I dont think Ronnie Ball's "Quintessence" has been mentioned - an incredible line based on "All the Things You Are".

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Gerry Hemingway's Holler Up

For some balance

From the CD Demon Chaser

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