Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Stephen Foster Song

I have a few music recordings in my collection that I don't listen to often, yet they're the ones I go to when I'm not in the mood to listen to music. Make sense? I don't blame ya.

Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O'Connor recorded Appalachia Waltz in just three days in 1995. I bought it, and I quickly became one of my "desert island" CD's. Then the three released Appalachian Journey in 2000, and I thought they topped themselves.

Here, Alison Krause joins the three to sing Stephen Foster's "Slumber My Darling" during a live performance of Appalachian Journey, first broadcast on PBS.


Annie said...

Thanks for posting this, Hal. It's simply breathtaking.

Kelly said...

That is beautiful, Hal. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Pam said...

Love it! I also love anything by Allison Krause.

Debby said...

Alison Krause has one of the sweetest voices I've ever heard in my life. I've always wanted a voice just like that. Unfortunately, I still have my mom voice. Quietly authoritative. Except for when I'm yelling.