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December 2014

Song of the Day Revisited: Oysterband ... Put Out The Lights

The series stumbles back into life, maybe for the only time before next week. But oysters are such a vital part of the festivities in France, where I am spending Christmas, that this was irresistible, though it has to be said that I much prefer Oysterband to les huitres. Here is how I introduced the entry in the summer of 2011 ...

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Happy Christmas to all Salut Live readers


As it turns out,
there is no time for another Song of the Day Revisited entry this side of Christmas.

So please accept my apologies and also my sincere best wishes to one and all for the festive season.

Check out the series at http://www.salutlive.com//song-of-the-day-revisited/.

There's bound to be something in there that you like.

A bientot.


Song of the Day Revisited: Flossie Malavialle ... Dans Le Port d'Amsterdam

As the series, even the revamped version, shows signs that it may soon draw towards a conclusion - it could go on for ever, I can't - it is time to start guarding against unwarranted omissions syndrome. In truth, Song of the Day Revisited has legs in it yet, but this weekend sees Sunderland playing at the enemy camp, a big event for Salut!, so it would be unwise to expect any further additions before Monday.


This is how I introduced Flossie Malavialle back in 2011 ...

Meet Flossie, a French singer and teacher who has chosen to make her life in the North East of England. Like my own wife, also arriving in England from France, she chose to settle in Darlington. If that sounds an odd decision, think how Darling-to(w)n might translate into the language of Moliere.

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Song of the Day Revisited: Touchstone ... Jack Haggerty

One of the great spin-offs from the Bothy Band was Touchstone, a sparkling Irish-American fusion that included the distinctive voices of Triona Ni Dhomnaill, in her first post-Bothy venture, and Claudia Langille, a fine tenor banjo player from Vermont. I am delighted to give their exceptional version of Jack Haggerty another outing, in the Song of the Day Revisited series.

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Song of the Day Revisited: Fairport Convention ... Crazy Man Michael



For this latest in Salut! Live's Song of the Day Revisited exercise, I have decided to let my choice from the original series stand as it was written then, back in the summer of 2007. I hope you enjoy it ...

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