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#2852905 - 05/01/17 07:48 AM More BDays / 5-1-17
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Judy Collins = 78 today.

Skilled finger-picker, pianist & composer (& novelist) but more exp one of the most expressive vocalists & interpreters of Western folk music.
Like Bonnie Raitt, she's the daughter of a professional musician&, for better or worse there's we;d likely not know Sarah McLaughlin if not for JC.

An Appropriate Song For The Day
& a great tribute story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onKhceL303M


Tireless promoter of new talent
version 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jn90y9H9S4


version 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ7rrszpJlI



version 3 / not as good but still very interesting for what the band does
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDFCHJwHyBE


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Rita Coolidge = 72 today

Passable gtr strummer, better pianist & choral arranger but if ya don't know something of her as a singer, you never listened to pop radio between 1969~1979.

Chk these tidbits...

Singer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDN2bB6sR6Q


Composer
Time / the origin of the coda to Layla
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IJPLcwHOes


Native American music proponent
Walela
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03luO1WMUik


Do yerself a favor & read her recent memoir, Delta Lady, for the full skinny on some pop/rock music history, then come back & dig this !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt9vIWQ2Akg
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#2853096 - 05/02/17 05:10 AM Re: More BDays / 5-1-17 [Re: d]
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Not only McLACHLAN, but many also might not discovered Joni Mitchell if not for JC's commercial success with "Both Sides Now". Many of us old "folkies" were well aware of the BOTH of them, but many WEREN'T.

RITA COOLIDGE too. Sang background for just about everybody until finally doing her own stuff in around '70 or so. More people got to know her through her professional association and marriage with Kris Kristofferson.

I wish them and anyone ELSE born on "May Day" the happiest of birthdays.
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#2853201 - 05/02/17 11:39 AM Re: More BDays / 5-1-17 [Re: whitefang]
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Collims helped promote Mitchell.
She provided McLachlan w/ a template for growth.
Sarah McLachlan prolly wouldn't exist as an artist without Collins.
[my mistake on spelling in OP]
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#2853350 - 05/03/17 05:24 AM Re: More BDays / 5-1-17 [Re: d]
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As an old "folkie" I've long had an affection for Judy. Many of her contemporaries do too. Remember after all....

It was SHE who CS&N was serenading in "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes". wink
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#2853744 - 05/05/17 11:14 AM Re: More BDays / 5-1-17 [Re: whitefang]
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Anyone ?
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#2853784 - 05/05/17 02:26 PM Re: More BDays / 5-1-17 [Re: d]
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My birthday too (70).

G.
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#2853788 - 05/05/17 02:39 PM Re: More BDays / 5-1-17 [Re: The Geoff]
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Congrats, Geoff !

I'd included you but y' didn't fit the thread's profile. grin
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#2853846 - 05/06/17 02:02 AM Re: More BDays / 5-1-17 [Re: d]
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cry

G.

smile
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