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Hi Casey,

My mother left early - not because she wasn't enjoying herself, but because "Juke It" made her ears hurt. She was more used to Judy Garland, after all...<> I meant to address this remark of yours the other night ((smile))! Judy Garland was one of the greats! Her "Live at Carrnegie Hall" has gotta be in the top 100 Live LP's of all time! Love that Judy (taking nothing away from Mark Stein of course)! I even loved her spawn, Liza's, "Come Staurday Morning " LP and the fantastic soundtrack to "Cabaret" (which is BTW, availible on import cd's) Peace,Bill


Judy Garland was one of the greats!

Yep... I still turn into a withering wimp when I hear "Over The Rainbow", a song she must have been as tired of doing as the Fudge must be of doing YKMHO.

Actually my mother was a singer during her youth in the forties, she sang on radio during and after the war. Then she had kids. I guess it helps to appreciate good music when you're exposed to it as a kid. She had Judy Garland records (including the Carnegie one), Belefonte records, Dean Martin, and others - and she was really impressive herself on car trips!

If she shouldn't hadn't had kids, we would have been rich! (g)

Casey


Hey Casey!

Yep... I still turn into a withering wimp when I hear "Over The Rainbow", a song she must have been as tired of doing as the Fudge must be of doing YKMHO. <>You know, I read Garland's biography years ago and I don't think she ever grew tired of performing it. When a true artist has a great song and arrangement something magical happens on stage. It's like every time they perform it the stage becomes some mysterious "locus" or a place where, for however briefly, heaven and earth are joined and both the performer and their audience receives this incredible current of "grace" or energy cascading into the root substance of their souls.

Actually my mother was a singer during her youth in the forties, she sang on radio during and after the war. Then she had kids. I guess it helps to appreciate good music when you're exposed to it as a kid.<> That's wonderful! My own late Mom was a dance teacher and she would listen to records all the time... She encouraged me and my brother to love and appreciate music at a very early age. She turned me onto Judy Garland and the Big Bands era before her. My own brother went on to be a really gifted guitar player but he never took it up professionally. I still love my brothers playing, but we live so far apart. I haven't had the chance to hear him in over 11 years, except when he sends me an occasional tape.

God bless all the Mom's of the world who encourage their kids to listen, learn and appreciate the wonderful grace of music which has filled the world in all times. There's something about music which can still infuse grace, wonder, dignity and even nobility into a dark and dying world like ours. Peace, Bill


Yep... I still turn into a withering wimp when I hear "Over The Rainbow", a song she must have been as tired of doing as the Fudge must be of doing YKMHO.<>Tired of YKMHO, Casey? Heck, they only played it for about four years and then again at the reunion, right? I've been playin' it for thirty years. Tired of it? Well ...let's hope not.

And, yeah, I have a life too, really!

Pete


Hi Casey, Slogging around the search engines I ran across another description of the Fudge/Hendrix concert at http://www.nmt.edu/~shipman/write/concert.html Really nice read! Pax. :-) Bill


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