Re: [Harp-L] Mickey minus Willie

On Dec 24, 2012, at 10:12 AM, Mick Zaklan wrote:

> Bart, I just don't care for the guy (Nelson) musically.  And I've tried for
> decades.  I certainly don't begrudge the man his fame.

I feel likewise. And being old, I had heard him from the start, and assumed that the only reason he was singing was because he was a song writer and they couldn't GET the songs without letting him sing them. At least now and then. He is something of an acquired taste and sometimes I enjoy what he's doing, sometimes I feel like dropping my lower jaw in amazement. Amazement at how he could have the audacity to sing. 
As for the harp on his stuff..? Uh..well, I guess it fits. But I find the heavy heavy warbling to be annoying. Just my opinion, so it matters not. As for Georgia on my Mind, check out J'oan Pau Cumellas (from Barthalona). No one has (as yet) ever..(nor WILL they ever), beat his rendition. Maybe I'm jaded as it sounds close to my own version ExCEPT better. lolol


>   Oddly enough, I've
> seen writers compare his voice to our instrument on several
> occasions----thin and reedy were some of the adjectives used, I think.  I
> realize I'm in the minority here, but I've been there before on this
> list concerning Miles Davis and Paul Butterfield.  Doesn't bother me in the
> least.  We just agree to disagree on Willie and that's what makes a horse
> race, a difference of opinion.  Hope you and your family and everybody else
> on this list has a wonderful holiday season!
> Mick Zaklan

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