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04-23-2010, 09:55 AM
...I can't remember how, we stumbled to this place."

A good friend's daughter has a very nice singing voice and, borrowing an idea from Johnny Cash, is compiling a list of songs she needs to learn (if you didn't know, at the age of 18 Rosanne Cash was given a list of 100 country songs that her dad recommended she learn). I strongly suggested she learn 'Long Lost Brother' from Over the Rhine, and I'm going to scour my cd collection for a few more. I don't think I could come up with 100, but maybe 20 or 25, and I want to stick to female artists. Care to name a few that aren't 'diva' oriented (Celine Dion, Mariah Carey)?


04-23-2010, 10:34 AM
Patsy Cline - "Crazy"
Kitty Wells - "Making Believe"
10,000 Maniacs - "The Painted Desert"
Kate Bush - "This Woman's Work"
Kirsty MacColl - "What Do Pretty Girls Do"

04-23-2010, 10:36 AM
And just for fun:

X-Ray Spex - "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!"

04-23-2010, 01:23 PM

Neko Case - "Knock Loud" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeQi_6kAkG4) (I think it's actually a cover but her version is nice)
Mo Tucker - "After Hours" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpmSukzBwTc)
The Gits - "Second Skin" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tp0uaiU3is)
Mirah - "Engine Heart" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zIQlH60OEk)
Enon - "Daughter in the House of Fools" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFauceqWrvM)


04-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Judy Collins - Someday Soon
The Seeker - Dolly Parton
We Belong - Pat Benetar
Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac
This is the Way We Make A Broken Heart - Rosanne Cash.

04-23-2010, 01:40 PM
Ooh, ooh...

Joanna Newsom - "The Sprout and the Bean" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYl0uLrXP7U)
Dead Moon - "Play With Fire" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOcTD33F77U) (the Stones tune)
Sugar Pie DeSanto - "Down in the Basement, Part 1" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSj-KEWw6A0)
Gillian Welch - "Elvis Presley Blues" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-DSXK-ZPPg)
Also, this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaQkaY5-OVk).


04-23-2010, 01:44 PM
Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac

I was trying to keep myself from throwing out all Fleetwood Mac songs. Now I've got to at least add "Songbird" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egEZVzeGimw) and "Dreams" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEi7GPkxfsE).

The Seeker - Dolly Parton

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plvBR02wDs) should've been the first thing in this thread.


04-23-2010, 02:12 PM
"Love Letters" - the version I'm most familiar with is Ketty Lester's which appears on the Blue Velvet sound track.

04-23-2010, 02:14 PM
Heart of Glass / Rapture - Blondie
Crazy on You - Heart

Swish, what kind of range has she got? These three have great technique and range.

04-23-2010, 08:46 PM
Crazy on You - Heart

She'd better have pipes

maybe Dog & Butterfly or Magic Man as well

04-23-2010, 10:00 PM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plvBR02wDs) should've been the first thing in this thread.

~RaeI'll see your Jolene and raise ya


04-24-2010, 04:49 AM
Before Believing - Emmylou Harris
The Rain It Rain - Dog Faced Hermans
Coyote - Joni Mitchell
The Sea - Fotheringay (Sandy Denny!)
Summertime - Gershwin Bros. ala' Janis Joplin

04-24-2010, 09:56 AM
Summertime - Gershwin Bros. ala' Janis Joplin

Aww yeah.

I'll see your Jolene and raise ya



04-25-2010, 05:58 AM
Nancie grifiths album "other Voices other Rooms" has some great songs on it by other writers

Across The great Divide kate wolf
Tecumseh Valley Townes Vanzandt
From Clare to here Ralph Mctell
Sound of Loneliness John Prine

are all great songs track listing here


05-01-2010, 02:16 AM
...question...what kind of range does she have...I said up front to forget the 'diva' stuff because she won't be able to handle it, nor will she like the music (Whitney, Celine, etc...), so Heart is out of the question, unless it's 'Dreamboat Annie' or something.

I'm not so sure she can handle Patsy Cline either, but I may be wrong. I haven't heard enough of her to make that assessment. She has been requested to sing our National Anthem on numerous occasions, once in a fairly large arena when they had technical problems with the recorded version they usually play, and she got thunderous applause.

I'm going to listen to some of the songs I'm not familiar with and see if they make the cut.

Thanks again,

05-05-2010, 11:01 AM
"In A World Of My Own" from the Disney animated Alice in Wonderland circa 1940s.

This is a great long-forgotten song.

05-05-2010, 11:47 AM
Some cool groups for a young lady to possibly learn their music


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