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Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby care » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:31 am

Hey everyone:

NPR's front page today had a link to Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs, and NPR is also streaming it online. Lots of good tunes on there.

Here's the link via NPR.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... 068&ps=bb3

Thoughts?

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Re: Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby KarenZ » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:43 am

I'm pleased that Woody Guthrie is at the top of the list and appears 4 times total. There does seem to be one glaring omission :wink: .....but, then again, this list seems to be bent towards very traditional songs.....

It's all subjective......and it's all good.....(even Dylan says so.) :)

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Re: Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby Richard + Jela » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:42 pm

...but then Karen which song would you choose????

It'd be a difficult call to make or would it?

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Re: Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby KarenZ » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:11 am

Jela,

Well, even though they are ALL essential to me, ;) ....if I had to pick just one it would be "3000 Miles". :)

How 'bout you?

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Richard + Jela wrote:...but then Karen which song would you choose????

It'd be a difficult call to make or would it?

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Re: Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby PotatoPicker » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:45 pm

I think.....

Personal Favorite - Angel in Manhattan

Sentimental favorite - Welcome Home to Maine

Favorite to listen to with my wife - Home

Original Favorite - Eighteen

But for the NPR 100.......

3000 Miles
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Re: Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby KarenZ » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:48 pm

What a pleasure to have PotatoPicker back in our midst.....and hope he stays for a long while.... :)

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Re: Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby care » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:46 am

I think.....
ok along the same lines as potato picker...


Personal Favorite - Speed of Trees or Maria's Beautiful Mess

Sentimental favorite - Words

Favorite to listen to with my (boyfriend)- Home (this house is just an address you're my home)
OR
Maria's Beautiful Mess (he laughs at me because even on the cd i mimic when EP switches from playing with a pick to finger picking...)

Original Favorite - Maria's Beautiful Mess

But for the NPR 100.......

either 3000 miles or The World Aint Slowin Down (although I don't really enjoy either of them because they are his "popular" songs they are his "essential" songs)

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Re: Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby PotatoPicker » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:08 pm

It is nice to have a little bit of time from work (which is insane) and coaching both baseball and softball this spring and summer (which makes me insane - this weekend both teams are playing in tournaments and I need my clone badly.......) to hang out here a little.

Getting the itch for another show - thinking a little Harbor Cruise is in order :)

But I love this topic, even if the Folk Alley people have whiffed here...... And I can't just choose one, so I thought, you know there is a song that I just love to listen to, there is one that really tugs at my personal heartstrings in a special way, there's one I like to listen to with someone else - a special someone, or family, or... there's the one that really hooked me in the first place for whatever reason... and there's the one I think says something about him and his music to the world.

I'll bet I could think of 5 more categories easily, but these 5 work for me.
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Re: Folk Alley's Top 100 Essential Folk Songs

Postby PotatoPicker » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:26 am

Can tell I was exhausted when I wrote my list...... couldn't even count all the way to Eighteen ????????
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