Last edited by Lateralthinking1; 30-05-12 at 13:15.
Fibbers the venue is just fine. Unadorned concrete and very dark. Stage at front, bar and other reliefs at the back.
The only thing missing was an audience !
A propos of not much, what about Eel Pie Island?
Isn't it a place to dance to the music of the locomotive band ?
Not this one, mind you.
Thanks for the description. It would have been double that number if he had been featured on URY.
Originally Posted by Paul Sherratt
Last edited by Lateralthinking1; 01-06-12 at 19:18.
The playlists's not up yet - extension of the long weekend, I assume - but I really enjoyed the first hour of Verity's LJ last night - always great to hear Wood's 'Spitfire', and the handbells and the trumpet tune were terrific. I do have a slight issue about the description on the info page - the sultry voice of Karen Dalton - that's not how I've ever thought of it - must go away and contemplate it.
Last edited by johncorrigan; 06-06-12 at 08:51.
Reason: I just don't hear sultry!
Still don't hear sultry from KD even after the second great track, though I do from VS - that was a top show - great bit of Bryars in there too later on - can't say when - the Playlist's still not there.
Cracking show. How does Verity manage so often to score so many bullseyes when other presenters of LJ just do not touch the nerve?
The mix is themed, eclectic and fascinating.
Loved the Emily Portman track too - totally agree, DM - a crackling programme!
Originally Posted by DracoM
- the sultry voice of Karen Dalton
someone's got confused with their notes jc ....? perhaps described the earthing effect dalton has ...rather than what she actually sounded like? as paul sheratt pointed out recently (somewhere on the world music forum) recordings can potentially be a bit of an albatross in lots of ways. imv ultimately, dalton's album means you can still hear her in 2012, but probably not a patch on what she sounded like when she played and sang live IRL.
to my ears, her voice & old time banjo combined sound uniquely questioning, world weary, half cut, and thoroughly magical, ...i hear an impressively independent thinker, and yet she's an 'oldtime' performer...(even by 60/70s styles).
iirc the 71 album on spotty is recorded all wrong jc ..occasionally pretty out of sync, i guess because her phrasing as she sung is normally dictated by, interdependent with her banjo pick/chord changes. i get the impression dalton might have recorded the tracks separately for the studio ... sometimes encouraged by producers ...(for lots of reasons).
imv a shame the 71 album was a patchy effort, not that it stopped dalton being US top fave with new bohemians, and gay women, in particular, from 2000s on, in the recent posthumous revival of dalton's work.
at a stretch, perhaps it made listeners feel 'sultry'? (because of dalton's earthing effect)
(same as jazz artists) typically, the french have overdubbed the best utube short docu on her ....(and i really love her fridge)! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oRJy...eature=related
i would love to hear this (recently re-issued) karen dalton album, if it is on spotty jc? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_...e_You_the_Best