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"Black Velvet Band" ~ July 3

 

A lively song popularly recorded on both sides of the Atlantic, including a version by the legendary 'His Nibs' Harry Hibbs -- born on Bell Island, and a favourite son of Newfoundland.

 

This recording of "Black Velvet Band" is from Allison Crowe's "Newfoundland Vinyl" LP, the 11th release on Rubenesque Records Ltd.

 

Veteran folk music afficionado/reviewer, Muruch, based in West Virginia, in posting a review of this new album to the "No Depression" blog remarks on a feature in Allison's music that's always present - whether it's rock, gospel, jazz, grunge, classical, blues, folk, soul or other genres she's making: "What a voice, what a voice, what a voice!"

 

 

 

Of this song, Muruch notes: " 'The Black Velvet Band' " is a traditional Irish ballad about a man's chance encounter with a girl, which leads to his arrest and transport as a prisoner to Australia. The Dubliners may have recorded one of the more famous renditions of the song, but Allison's is the most stunning version I've heard and just may become the definitive version (as her cover of 'Hallelujah' has) over time."

 

http://www.muruch.com/2013/07/allison-crowe-newfoundland-vinyl.html

 

http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/allison-crowe-newfoundland-vinyl-rubenesque-records-2013

 

 

 

 

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