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Challenge :- Folk / Country Music

Postby Brian007 » 26 Oct 2015 08:23

Hi all

For this challenge we are going to have a Folk - Country Music theme, so off we go with plenty of yeah ha`s and twangy guitars.
To start you all of here`s my version of "Banks of the Ohio" https://app.box.com/s/ygk7ls3h15uhlzrw301b5irwdf35remj

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby KRUG » 26 Oct 2015 11:07

Hi Brian. That was a fine version of "Banks of the Ohio" and had plenty of twang.

For my first offering I am taking you back to the American Civil War when a young woman sits on a hill lamenting the absence of her lover who has gone away to be a soldier. This old song is "Butternut Hill."

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 26 Oct 2015 12:39

Hi Brian,
A fine start to the challenge, On the Banks was great, voices were perfect, :D :D :D

Hi Keith,
A very spectacular intro followed by a very fine performance, well played. :D :D :D

For my contribution just to be different, I chose a Scottish country tune.
I can't remember it's proper name but we always sang :
"Auntie Mary had a canary up the leg of her drawers
She sat on the gas and burned her arse
and that was the end of the war" :shock: :?
I would normally use accordion and fiddle voices but for a change I used organ tones.
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 26 Oct 2015 12:59

Hi Keith,

A very nice version of that tune, which I have never heard before but you used a nice intro and your choice of voices complemented the song perfectly 8)
so off to a flying start with that one.

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Hi Brian D.

Have sung that song many time in my youth, be it with slightly different lyrics, You made an good job of it and it fit the bill perfectly 8)

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby JohnT » 26 Oct 2015 14:58

Hi Chaps. Haven't had time to listen to any. Will try as I am just back from Pompei and drinking beer by the pool John
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 26 Oct 2015 18:36

Hi John,

Lucky you, enjoy it while you can. 8)

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby KRUG » 26 Oct 2015 19:25

Hi Brian, that was a good foot tapper and i kept trying to fit your words to the tune but failed. In my youth I remember dancing to the tune but never heard it sung. Very enjoyable.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby KRUG » 26 Oct 2015 19:29

For my next effort I am staying in the USA. This song originated in the early 1800's as a song sung by fur traders canoeing along the rivers of which the Shenandoah was one. Later it became adopted by sailors as a capstan shanty. It is, of course, Shenandoah.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 26 Oct 2015 21:11

Hi Keith,
A good version of Shenandoah, It sounded very good. :D :D
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 27 Oct 2015 08:47

Hi Keith,

That was a real nice version of that tune to listen to, with some real good voices and you played it very well,
just goes to show there is a lot of traditional tunes that are well worth re-visiting even in this day and age.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby KRUG » 27 Oct 2015 10:25

Hi Brian007 and BrianD, thanks for your comments.

My next offering is another American song made popular in the 60's. It is an anthem from my student days and brings back smoke filled study/bedrooms with the inevitable guitar strumming away. I think that Joan Baez performed it at the time but it is a Woody Guthrie song.

Join me in singing along to "This Land Is Your Land."

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 27 Oct 2015 10:48

Hi Keith,

That was really really good, are you now using the BK 7m for the styles and backing ? cause there`s a world of difference in the performance
All the intros and fills do make a difference, anyway well played a nice one to listen to.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby kens » 27 Oct 2015 14:45

Nice posts so far guys. Here is my addition Country Roads.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 27 Oct 2015 16:42

Hi Ken,

That was a nice one Ken, a totally different arrangement to the ones you normally hear, but you made it yours and put your stamp on it
good voicing made it a good one to listen to.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby KRUG » 27 Oct 2015 16:55

Thanks for contributing Ken. As Brian says that was a different version with lots of different voices.

It is sometimes difficult to decide what category a song should go into. This one is certainly a ballad and was sung all around the folk clubs of the 60's and 70's. Written by Tim Hardin and recorded by everybody else. Like most folk songs it really needs the words but here is "If I Were A Carpenter."

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 27 Oct 2015 18:24

Hi Keith,

A great song which has been recorded in a great number of different styles, Country, Pop and Rock
your version sounded good to me and I liked the voices you used very much, a good listen


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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 27 Oct 2015 19:23

Hi Ken, some nice sounds there, well played. :D :D :D
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Hi Keith, Bob Dylan was a huge fan of Woody Guthrie and visited him in hospital. I am pretty sure Joan Baez did sing "This Land"
Your other tune "Carpenter" I would class as modern folk because I think folk songs are traditional song handed down through the generations.
Both were well played, :D :D :D

My own offering is just a bit of fun but could be classed as a German folk song "Der fröhliche Wanderer"
https://app.box.com/s/cie5o8dl5wkrxmnb5he8822o6sy5svtf
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 27 Oct 2015 20:09

Hi All,

"Blowin' in the Wind" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1963 and has been recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963 and Stevie Wonder in1966 and Joan Baez in 1967
and here`s my version in 2015. https://app.box.com/s/ylaroz9defjzzh307uavjkidlyyz4i43

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 27 Oct 2015 20:13

Hi Brian D.

The Happy Wanderer, used to often sing this as a child and always liked it, I enjoyed your version very much and there`s plenty in it to enjoy

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 27 Oct 2015 22:03

Hi Brian,
I was a huge Bob Dylan fan when I was younger, loved your version of this Dylan classic. :D :D
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 27 Oct 2015 22:18

here is a Traditional Irish folk song that everybody knows. "Danny Boy"
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 27 Oct 2015 23:53

a little Country song, "Nobody's Child" Do you think I manage to get through it before the glasses fall off my nose ? :oops:
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 28 Oct 2015 08:34

Hi Brian D.

Very impressed with your version of Danny Boy, threre`s something about a piano that just gets to me, a very good performance

Nobody`s Child is a rather sad little song really, which you sang and played guitar on very well and no your glasses did not fall off :lol:

Thanks for you two excellent post, Brian007 :D
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby KRUG » 28 Oct 2015 10:43

Another old English folk song telling the story of Dick Turpin. I do not know how true it is buyt the song says that he was eventually caught and hung for stealing a dunghill cock!

https://app.box.com/s/w5ortq6w34ij73kt35p3emmtimrd942o

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 28 Oct 2015 11:34

Hi Keith, While I was litening to your tune, I checked out a couple of websites.
"Primary Facts" states : After an unsuccessful attempt to steal some cattle, Turpin returned to the inn he was staying at and, in frustration, shot the landlord’s rooster. The landlord complained to Dick Turpin, and after Turpin threatened to kill the landlord, he was arrested.
Turpin (as John Palmer) was held in the dungeons of York Castle and other charges against John Palmer were investigated.
Wikipedia says : Turpin's true identity was revealed by a letter he wrote to his brother-in-law from his prison cell, which fell into the hands of the authorities. On 22 March 1739, Turpin was found guilty on two charges of horse theft and sentenced to death; he was executed on 7 April 1739.
Nice tune, well played. :D :D
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby KRUG » 29 Oct 2015 09:27

Fascinating information Brian. Big criminals seem to get caught on lesser charges - Al Capone.

I have enjoyed listening to other peoples contributions - I think that four of us have contributed so far. There is a world full of free music out there. Our own website has dozens of links to whole libraries full of music and I am sure that if people made the effort they would enjoy discovering, and playing, almost forgotten tunes.

My own contributions will slow down as I am going to master a part of my organ that I have not used before!! I know, I know. Suggestions as to what that might be are welcome.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 29 Oct 2015 10:55

Hi All,

I do understand the time and work that goes into recording any piece of music regardless of where its posted
and sometimes some of the challenges are not to everyone`s liking and there are also times when you feel
that the time would be better spent doing other things rather than finding music to post in the challenge,
so please everyone involved in the challenge section do not feel that you have to post all the time
and please just post when you want to and when you feel like it and if you have something better to do do it.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 29 Oct 2015 12:41

It would be nice if more people participated but realistically, none of us are getting any younger and for various reasons , (health, commitments etc) may only be able to spend a limited time playing music.
There is The Performance Board, The Challenge Board , The Christmas Carol board and Mike has asked for submissions for a project. Unfortunately I think it is understandable that members may have to prioritise which boards they post their music on.
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 29 Oct 2015 13:24

Hi Brian D.

I don`t know if you look at other boards/forums but our challenge section has done better than most for a good while now and peoples commitments / attitudes do play a big part in it, and there are times even I feel like doing something else rather than posting in the challenge section so its to be expected that other people feel the same.

Why do we not have more people posting in here ?? , probably for the above reason, so I personally am happy they way things are and if they improve great if not ?

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 29 Oct 2015 20:35

Hi ALL,

I have managed to find time :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: to record a new tune for the challenge, so here is my version of " Where have all the flowers gone"

https://app.box.com/s/40c24rebxmcsyvxwjdwrmv6cxkp6m8ye

Hope you enjoy,

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby papadeedee » 29 Oct 2015 22:04

Hi Brian,
A fine performance with a smashing choice of voices. :D :D :D
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby JohnT » 30 Oct 2015 20:22

Hi. BrianD, Brian007, Ken, Keith. Well I have just listened to all the folk/country and very impressed with all the versions. With the styles, sounds and singing. Some brought back lots of memories. I wish I could respond to you all individually but it would take too long. Enjoyed my listen. Will try and post one if I get the time. John
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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby kens » 31 Oct 2015 22:30

I have enjoyed the great selection on this challenge. Thanks to all. Just ripped off another so thought would post it. An Irish folk song. " Believe Me ~If All Those Endearing Young Charms. Regards Ken

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby kens » 31 Oct 2015 22:57

While I was on the organ thought would record another quick Irish song Killarney Not sure of the quality of sound as having a problem with my phones.

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Re: New Challenge (Folk / Country Music) 26/10/15

Postby Brian007 » 01 Nov 2015 08:49

Hi Ken,

Many thanks for posting, that was two lovely pieces of music I have never heard it before but I did enjoy listening to it.

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