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If this don't move you -- Jack, you dead

Crank it.

Patsy Cline, taking my favorite Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys tune around the block.



( 6 comments — Rap On, Sibling, Rap On )
Dec. 15th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Take it from me - he's right!
Dec. 15th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
I really need need speakers on this PC. It is a great tune though I prefer "Walking after Midnight".

My dad used to sing "Rose" to my mom's family when he was courting her. My grandmother loved it, of course her name was Rose.
Dec. 15th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
I agree with you re "Walking After Midnight" -- the definitive Patsy Cline tune, tied with "Crazy", but this version of "Rose" just rips, especially after it comes out of the instrumental break. She hits that change up from the reprise of the bridge into the last verse, and it's Katy, bar the door! Doug Henning could've learned all he needed to know about levitating if he'd heard this just once.

Seems that good musical taste runs in both our families. My old man sang the song too (one of my first memories), and after he taught me to play we'd duet on it -- he on his baritone ukelele and me on my soprano uke (and later guitar). It's one of the pieces I've always associated with him, and I often get a bit dewy-eyed when I hear it. Patsy's rendition on this clip has a strange emotional effect on me; I end up with a little tear trickling down the side of my nose and the hair standing up on my arms.
Dec. 16th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
Why don't famous female singers have a nice dark full voice like that now? There's all these simpering slight-voiced preteens that get all the headlines.
Dec. 16th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
As far as top 40 pop is concerned, you're quite correct. Alas, 'twas ever thus. The "tweens" are the ones who spend the bucks, so what they want is what gets pushed. Ted must have been listening to AM radio when he came up with Sturgeon's Law.

As usual, you have to dig for the good stuff. Here's a shovelful of Patricia Barber, a jazz chanteuse from right here in Chitown. (She plays the Green Mill on Monday nights, and it's $5 to get in. There may be a God after all.) Even if you're not a "jazz fan", check out a few of her tunes. You'll note that she does a lot of old standards, as well as some great avant-garde stuff of her own.

The following link is to her performances on YouTube; the links to her stuff run to about 2/3 of the way down page 3. I'm not sure about her CDs' availability in your neck of the woods, but Amazon carries her whole catalog. If you (or anyone else who might read this) give(s) her a listen, let me know what you think.

On with the show:
Dec. 16th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I marked this because I have a busy night and can't watch now.
( 6 comments — Rap On, Sibling, Rap On )