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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:02 am
Hey Group! Wasn't 09 incredible! I saw Leonard in Oakland Ca, and will carry that memory forever. If Ronnie Vidstrand is reading this, my never ending thanks for introducing me to Leonard's music 40 years ago. I still love you dearly... Who sang the intro to Boogie Street?
Re: Boogie street
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:23 am
This is the link to the concert:
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14461&hilit=oaklan ... 45#p166602
excerpt from it is below:
Mention must also be made of the astonishingly fine trio of backing vocalists. Sharon Robinson
, one of the three, is not really a "backing vocalist" -- she is a major and formidable talent in her own right who co-wrote the songs on Cohen's strong 2001 release "Ten New Songs" and produced the album. Her soulful, expressive voice was highlighted on her own "Boogie Street." The other two vocalists, Charlie and Hattie Webb, lived up to Cohen's description of them as "the sublime Webb sisters." Their voices are not only astonishingly pure in tone and true in pitch, but they blend perfectly. On "I Tried to Leave You," they sang a beautiful, complex two-part harmony unlike any I've ever heard before. Best of all, these three muses gave Cohen the opportunity to wander over to them and whisper, "Sing it, angels." A Leonard Cohen concert in which he does not speak that line to the beautiful women who invariably seem to be on stage with him is a fraud.
Hope it brings back many happy memories to you