Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hello in There - John Prine

9 comments:

  1. OK, you made me cry. Made me remember my father's eyes when he had Alzheimer's and didn't have a clue who I was. Beautiful song.

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  2. It's such a wonderful, and important song, Barbara. When I was a girl it absolutely changed me. I've never not smiled or spoken to an old person since I first heard the song forty years ago. And I always cry when I hear it. I love John Prine's work.

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  3. I've always loved this song. I think Kris and Joan (Baez) did it together, too. Not 100% though.

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  4. It is such a good song, Les. I have heard JB sing it. Not sure about K.

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  5. Good to hear this song, and John Prine, again, Nan.

    Though I never met him and he is several years older than I am, he grew up in the same town as I did, Maywood, Illinois and went to the same high school, later to become a figurehead in the Chicago music scene.

    To Les' comment, I think Kris is credited with "discovering" Prine and I think he did also perform this.

    Isn't the conversation that starts over music fun? Thank you.

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  6. Another John Prine fan here.

    What a moving song. It's ages since I have listened to it and it is as poignant as it ever was. Thank you.

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  7. Penny, I'm so happy you told me all this! I love it. Your claim to fame. :<) And to add to all this music conversation fun, Les is related to Kris K.!

    Mountainear, such good words. And to think he wrote them at such a young age.

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  8. He's such a genius, isn't he?
    I love... "there's a big ole goofy man dancin' with a big ole goofy girl. Oooh, baby, it's a big ole goofy world".

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  9. He sure is, Pamela. Have you heard his album with Mac Wiseman - Standard Songs for Average People? It is wonderful.

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