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beachcomber Burl Ives the musician (instrumentalist)? (46) RE: Burl Ives the musician (instrumentalist)? 08 Jun 19

Nick, my darlin' buoy ! [To use Burl's version of an Irish accent :-)]

It did indeed work and while I have not, as yet, managed to download and re-record it , I am awaiting a visit from a younger member of the family who should have the tech expertise. I cannot thank you enough, meanwhile.
It was wonderful to hear the singing and guitar playing so clearly and memorably. The original LP that I had borrowed , many years ago had already been somewhat over worked and the consequent hiss and crackle, with more than a few "jumps" , I now realise, did only faint justice to Burl Ives.
I recall a certain resentment back then , on hearing some of the lyrics but, on mature reflection , it is Burl's delightful music and singing that give me most satisfaction and pleasure. His versions of MAID OF THE SWEET BROWN KNOWE and COME BACK PADDY REILLY are by far the best that I have heard. I wonder what year the LP was first issued because, it strikes me that his versions of some of the songs must predate such as THE CLANCY BROS. , and DUBLINERS et al. ?

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