What's your favourite (modern) Ballad?

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    When you feel like waving a lighter above your head, what do you prefer to put on the turntable?

    For me it's Love Hurts, the one with Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, simply beautiful!
     
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    What are the time boundaries of modern?
     
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    Something you associate with lighter waving, not lute playing.

    :lol:
     
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    for loss of love--> I can't make you love me Bonnie Raitt (written by Mike Reid)
    for loss of life--> the water is wide James Taylor's version
    murder ballad--> Little Sadie by Doc Watson
    just ballad about life as we know it--> These Days Jackson Browne
     
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    Not what I'd necessarily call "modern" but...



     
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    Of the several that I enjoy performing for folks.....and the one that usually gets a great audience response, I'm gonna go with Johnny Rivers' Poor Side Of Town. It has a catchy hook, it deals with a young loves' (Us against the world" issue, and rich guy/poor girl rejection......classic rock ballad themes.
     
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    Either Claptop Running on Faith from 24 nights or SRV Life w/out You - the In Step live version
     
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    I was about to say the Irish National Dance Company's version of "Playboy of the Western World", which I saw at Sadlers Wells Theatre in about 1980 or 81. Then I read the title again, this time with a little more care.

    Although it's a great song, I learn't to play "Love Hurts" in about 1976 after hearing the Nazareth version, my vote goes to "I wish it would rain", by The Faces with Rod Stewart on vocals, from the live album "Overture & Beginners" it is followed by "I'd rather go Blind" with "Jealous Guy" just a couple of tracks later to end side 2. Not just a good time band.
     
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    oy, a good twenty years into a new century and anything after 1960 might still be modern...moving goalpost I suppose. still, there's something true in the ballad tradition about a well played murder ballad:

     
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    This doesn't have anything to do with a hotel room in Russia does it? :eek:
     
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    ...You'd have to ask Ms. Musgraves. I guess that's what makes her version a modern ballad?
     
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    heh, heh, heh, can you set up that meeting? :lol:
     
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    Shallow

     
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    well, a fella can dream, can't he?

    Truthfully, I've progressed past the stage of invisibility to the point of decrepitude by which young attractive females automatically emit a vibe that says:
    "Don't. even. look. grandpa. you. are. just. pitiful."

    It's kind of amazing how that works without even looking at me.
     
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    I like this one



    but there are lots
     
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    This fine album is full of them ....

     
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