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 Post subject: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Fri March 20th, 2009, 17:01 GMT 
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Puzzled by next week's theme. Pierre Mancini says "Join us next week when we climb on board Noah's Ark." How many songs about Noah's Ark are there? Maybe it's gonna be songs about animals.


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Fri March 20th, 2009, 17:24 GMT 
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Just please God, no Unicorn Song from The Irish Rovers...


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The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
And the waters came down and sort of floated them away
That's why you never see unicorns to this very day

You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
You're never gonna see no unicorns


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Sun March 22nd, 2009, 06:58 GMT 
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This one will be a very interesting themetime (arent they all?)


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Sun March 22nd, 2009, 08:34 GMT 
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Or perhaps a theme about two of everything.... play two songs each about any given subject, possibly slanted towards animals.


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
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Floods? I can think a couple of flood songs.


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Tue March 24th, 2009, 19:08 GMT 
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There are some spirituals that include Noah's Ark
but I can't think of any in popular music
The Fire Next Time
Children of the Lord


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Tue March 24th, 2009, 21:48 GMT 
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Mahalia Jackson or Sister Rosetta Tharpe:

"Didn't it Rain Chillun,
Didn't it rain, oh my Lord.."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lN1R2LP-4

great song - tells the whole story. :D

There's also Dink's Song
(If I had wings like Noah's Dove) (trad.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0W3bYf3 ... re=related


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed March 25th, 2009, 00:12 GMT 
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I love that Rosetta clip. I love how she arrives. Damn, that woman could play guitar!


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed March 25th, 2009, 15:48 GMT 
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will the wolf survive - los lobos
too much monkey business - elvis
alligator on my lawn - tom petty
bin thru the desert on a horse w/no name(he wouldn't!)
elephant walk
paul bunyon, what was that song?

poised/waiting


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed March 25th, 2009, 16:00 GMT 
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It seems like we just skipped a bit, didn't it. Suddenly I'm listening to The Kinks! One of my favorites, btw.
Nice show altogether. (I like animals) :D


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed March 25th, 2009, 16:03 GMT 
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Maybe songs with no verbal pauses. "No uhs" Like that game where the first person to hesitate, and says an "uh, um, er" is out.


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed March 25th, 2009, 16:04 GMT 
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Next week: Animals again. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed March 25th, 2009, 16:12 GMT 
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lotusia wrote:
Next week: Animals again. :D


Interesting. Alan Lomax once said that during a hootenanny session he and Woody Guthrie came up with over 200 songs about animals... and only stopped singing after the neighbor's complained. :lol:

Maybe Mr. D. will play them all.


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed April 8th, 2009, 17:36 GMT 

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Ursie Green Pastures wrote:
Mahalia Jackson or Sister Rosetta Tharpe:

"Didn't it Rain Chillun,
Didn't it rain, oh my Lord.."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lN1R2LP-4

great song - tells the whole story. :D
....


Wow, thanks for that YouTube link, how wonderful was that!!!???

I also found more about that concert from reading the comments, comment snippets are:
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"You can get three of the tracks (uninterrupted!) as bonus tracks on the DVD "The American Folk-Blues Festival: the British Tours 1963-66". 2007 by Reelin' in the Years Productions. FAB"
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"The Blues and Gospel Train (show). Apparently, this was the 9th May 1964 and it was filmed by Granada at Wilbraham Road station not Chorlton, on what was called the Fallowfield Loop line -shut to passengers in 1958 but open to freight until the 1980s. This station is now completely gone through demolition. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Rev Gary Davis and Cousin Joe Pleasants were on the bill, with Otis Spann and Muddy Waters- there's a copy of the ticket posted on the net."
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and here are some other YouTube clips from the same program:
a portion of the documentary with commentary:
The Blues & Gospel Train excerpt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2PdsnJCuko&NR=1

another song by Sister Rosetta Tharpe from that same show:
Trouble In Mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzRm4K7NZm0

many thanks Ursie Green Pastures, great stuff!!!!

EDIT: Dang, I found the dvd on amazonUK, but it is in PAL format..... rats. I need NTSC people! :^)
for PAL users, here's the direct link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Folk-B ... 44-8893225


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed April 8th, 2009, 18:25 GMT 
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It says it plays in all regions so you can play PAL video in your computer's DVD drive but not in your TV's DVD player.


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 Post subject: Re: Noah's Ark?
PostPosted: Wed April 8th, 2009, 18:43 GMT 

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lightning wrote:
It says it plays in all regions so you can play PAL video in your computer's DVD drive but not in your TV's DVD player.



Oooohh, thanks for that info, I didn't know that!


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