Kassiopaea Karaoke

Foxx

The Living Force
Laura said:

I was actually thinking about doing that one for karaoke a month or two or so ago, but I can't remember now if we sung it or not. It always reminded me of Russia, which is probably because apparently it was originally a Russian romance song:

_https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Were_the_Days_(song)
"Those Were the Days" is a song credited to Gene Raskin, who put a new English lyric to the Russian romance song "Dorogoi dlinnoyu" ("Дорогой длинною", lit. "By the long road"), composed by Boris Fomin (1900–1948) with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevsky.
 

NormaRegula

SuperModerator
Moderator
FOTCM Member
You're gonna have me on YouTube most of the day, Laura. :D

Not that that's a bad thing. Love listening to this music while I view the forum.
 

wanderingthomas

Jedi Master
"I'll Fly Away", is a hymn written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley and published in 1932 by the Hartford Music company in a collection titled Wonderful Message. It has been called the most recorded gospel song, and it is frequently used in worship services by Baptists, Pentecostals, Nazarenes, the Churches of Christ and many Methodists."

This is a nice duet arrangement by Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss.


https://youtu.be/uz-0C2dhKlg

Live version with David Rawlings youtube.com/watch?v=lyN-krBTWLY
Live version quartet arrangement youtube.com/watch?v=jY88tnXZWOQ
 

Siberia

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
Aragorn said:
Since Seth Riggs and his Speech Level Singing" was brought up, I want to share some information related to that. I've spent years and years combing through all these various "singing schools", and also trying out the methods and techniques they offer. I hope that what I have to say, will save you from following completely false paths and charlatans.

Thank you, Aragorn. Will follow your advice. :)

Just wanted to share info about one more stunning group for those who might wish to sing in Russian - Pesnyary - the most popular singers in the former USSR. They are from Belarus.

There's a famous Russian karaoke show The Big Scene, where you can watch the performance and sing with the artists. Here are a couple of Pesnyary covers from that show:

My Dear Mother (cover by N.E.V.A.):


https://youtu.be/wvDYzz7ZOxE

Bialowieza (Belarussian) Forest (cover by Pyotr Elfimov):


https://youtu.be/gbcoTJEZeMI

And here is the original song by Pesnyary - Vologda (Russian city):


https://youtu.be/wfMtyq3XWD0

Belarussians are still the best Russian singers. :thup:
 

Laura

Administrator
Administrator
Moderator
FOTCM Member
Domagoj said:
"I'll Fly Away", is a hymn written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley and published in 1932 by the Hartford Music company in a collection titled Wonderful Message. It has been called the most recorded gospel song, and it is frequently used in worship services by Baptists, Pentecostals, Nazarenes, the Churches of Christ and many Methodists."

Yup. LOVE that one!

Two others: "One Day at a Time" and "Will the Circle be Unbroken".
 

Laura

Administrator
Administrator
Moderator
FOTCM Member
I just love Nana. What an incredible voice. And I heard she only has one vocal cord!

I had to get tough with myself and stop watching music videos!
 

mkrnhr

SuperModerator
Moderator
FOTCM Member
I noticed that most people you come sing or play with are afraid of singing in harmony, they limit to sing in unison or at an upper or lower octave from the main melody. It should come naturally because the other day in a bus, there were two little children singing some simple melodies, probably cartoon songs or whatever, and not only they sang to scale, one was at a perfect fifth interval from the other. Maybe a simple way to get used to sing in harmony is to take a duet, and sing along alternatively with one part than the other. For example, the Everly Brothers (country music/early rock & roll) can be one starting example for that.

Here is one example (a favorite) :


https://youtu.be/Bz0Sscke9z4
 

Avala

The Living Force
It would be interesting to know origins of the orthodox church chants (or soul music/ spiritual music, as it is known throughout orthodox churches) since it draws origins from Byzantine chanting and possibly Rome.

Anyway, I' listening to Russian traditional lately, because they are so fast and light hearted :)

Four Russian girls improvising in front of Kremlin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlHxoK-8wbc


One very cute Russian girl interpreting serbian traditional:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-x5RFnnl2Y
 
Top Bottom