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Saturday, July 10, 2010
THE THREE RAVENS: SONGS OF FOLK AND MINSTRELSY OUT OF ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor w/ Desmond Dupre, guitar and lure
VANGUARD RECORDS SRV 299 SD 1971 STEREO
The Three Ravens The Cuckoo How Should I Your True Love Know (Ophelia's Song from "Hamlet") Sweet Nightingale I Will Give My Love an Apple The Oak and the Ash Go From My Windown (lute solo) King Henry Coventry Carol
Editor's note: I would've never expected the voice to come out of the mustached man on the back sleeve that emanates from it on the record. Brilliant! That's coming from a person who is not much for vocal performances which are in the lead, much like opera, despite appreciating the talent.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!