"What Wondrous Love" Melanie

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"What Wondrous Love" Melanie

Postby Gmemg » 26 Nov 2016, 18:48

For the last couple of weeks i have, most days been sorting records in a barn in a field, it's been long, hard and cold work despite a patio heater being there records get very cold and retain that cold so it's been rather a thankless task - i have found some gems ! but overall it's been difficult and dirty

Yesterday i went there and switched on a radio left by the owner and found that instead of the interesting "letters from America" i was listening to some sort of Radio 4 Religious lecture - I later found that the Radio was tuned to Radio 4 LW rather than FM but i'm rather glad that it was as i heard the tune below for the first time and actually recognised the voice

I first Heard Melanie interviewed on Woman's Hour whilst i was driving somewhere - i hadn't heard of her before and when they played "brand new Key" i laughed and said :

"Stupid Cow's singing the wrong Words - it should be I Got a Brand New Combine Harvester .............."

when next visiting my parents i mentioned this only for them to know her - they met her in the 1960's and my father had actually chatted her up on "ready Steady Go" the then Pop music show - i had the Horror of imagining some sort of Hippie Pop Star being my ,mother .........The Horror, The Horror

Anyway i heard this yesterday and found it very moving

https://youtu.be/GewNcSD87nM?list=PL37yulU-Nl63jZ-HagbeSrdOJm1MmJe1O
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Re: "What Wondrous Love" Melanie

Postby wesw » 30 Nov 2016, 19:20

Ahh... showing your age Colonel!

I was a teenager in the 1960s and that song was also very important to me as it led me into the world of folk and world music. But the version I had (and still have) was this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DScADYm-Bo
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Many mp3 files of concertina players are on my website http://www.concertinas.org.uk
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Re: "What Wondrous Love" Melanie

Postby Gmemg » 01 Dec 2016, 16:57

Alas being from essentially the 1980s "world Music" had bee tainted by Serious People with Northern Accents and no joke ! and as for "Folk Music" that was regarded as a joke akin to Morris Dancing !

So it is pleasant to hear this - i hate Female Grand Opera singers and male Folk singers (Some of them were and are astonishingly serious) but like Female Folk Singers and Male Opera singers !
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Estott : "An Ancient Half - Mad Uncle "

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The Seven Social Sins are:
Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character .Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.

Money. Greed. Naivety. Falsehoods. Exploitation. Welcome to the wonderful world of gramophones!

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Re: "What Wondrous Love" Melanie

Postby simo » 02 Dec 2016, 06:54

what makes music/singing so special is......that we "ALL" like different styles. just think for one minute what it would be like if their was only one type of music listened to by the whole world.!!! i also grew up in the 60s and was a bit of a soul boy, and i have thousands of records to prove it.i also like to listen to 60s pop, and i suppose all the great recordings by rob and the colonel were "pop" music once.i for one am glad of the different music out there and listening to some of those long forgotten songs is great.well done to rob and the colonel and also the many others out there who find and upload/save these musical gems for future generations
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