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Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by song4u, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    FL
    Your right, Merv was always very personable and would often ask artists so where can we find that song? Olivia- well it’s not in the US now. Huh? Lol
    It was an odd choice but she sings it sooo good.
     
  2. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Damn. That is nice.
     
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  3. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Well-Known Member

    U.K

    isn't it :)
    listening to it as I type, what a fantastic tune!
    probably the best she`s ever done (in my opinion)
     
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  4. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Man oh man, I was surfing YouTube today and came across someone I had totally forgotten about. Kasey Cisyk. One of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard, and also gone way too soon, at the young age of 44.
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Liv Maessen is an Australian singer who began her first major recording contract the same year as Carpenters, (1969). Her voice was nothing like Karen’s, but, like Karen, she did have an attention-grabbing lower register. Her introductory verse on the below video from the early 70s is a bit shaky, but she sounds good once she gets going. I especially like her fluttering vibrato, which she uses even on the lowest notes, (although she doesn’t use it much on this song). She’s only quite young in this clip, believe it or not. Liv Maessen released her first album in 1971 and, around that time, became the first Australian woman to be awarded a gold record in Australia. I find the lyrics for the song shown here, “Little Green Apples”, a bit silly, but charming at the same time.

     
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  6. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Her version makes me think how great Karen would have sounded singing this. Very nice.
     
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  7. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Rumor has it that Richard actually passed on Little Green Apples at one point. Bummer. It's a nice little song. A little corny sure but it's meant to be that way. A simple song about simple people living a simple life.
     
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  8. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

  9. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Well-Known Member

    U.K
    Another great singer who I think is up there with Karen, is the late great Eva Cassidy and if this doesn't put her there, I don`t know what does!!
    ironically, only 33 when she died as well.

     
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  10. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    This is beautiful!
     
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  11. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Here is a little Chuck Mangione action, another amazing A&M artist, featuring Esther Satterfield, a magnificent singer who decided to give up entertainment to get married and raise a family. This is one of my most treasured recordings and it never fails to get an emotional response.

     
  12. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

  13. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Amazing! I was in the same class at school as Janet Siedel’s little brother, Mark. Her Mum was the drama teacher at the school.

    Some of you will be aware that I am in Australia. The town where the Siedels lived and where I went to school was a small one of 6,000 people at the time, so it seems incredible to think that someone over the other side of the world, (Song4u), is now a fan of Janet Siedel’s music.

    I was in Sydney about fifteen years ago, was walking through a plaza where there was a woman playing an outdoor show, recognised Janet Siedel and stopped to listen. Since then, I’ve bought one or two of her CDs.

    When I was in Japan, I saw a few of her CDs in different Tower Records stores.

    Janet Siedel isn’t exactly we’ll-known, which is why I was surprised to see her mentioned as a favourite here. Song4u, it is the Australian Janet Siedel you mean, isn’t it....??
     
  14. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I’d never heard of Dana Winner. I notice that she’s released more than twenty albums. She made interesting choices to include ‘Solitaire’ and ‘Sweet, Sweet Smile’ in her Carpenters medley.
     

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