Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Slumber My Darling

Slumber, my darling, the birds are at rest,
The wandering dews by the flow'rs are caressed,
Slumber, my darling, I'll wrap thee up warm,
And pray that the angels will shield thee from harm


Oldfool said...

Oh that is so good.

Gunnar Berg said...

Ain't it though.

Mrs. Berg said...

That is sweet. Thanks, your darling. LB

Anonymous said...

Been following Allison since she twas a pudgy pimple faced fiddle playin teenager trying to make a name in the bluegrass scene. Check out her really early stuff for the bell like voice of an angel. Then she got "Hollywood" and I would normally say it all went to hell from there on out, but the little A is an exception. She still does bluegrass, though not as much and that's a shame. Her pop stuff doesn't hold a candle to her bluegrass roots. Most producers overproduce her. Just let her sing and if you MUST put violins in the track, the least you can do is put real fiddles in there, NOT violins.
Can't wait to hear her through the next decade as she seems hellbent on doing it her way and for that she gets a fat FERAL SALUTE!


Oldfool said...

I fell for Allison back in the 1980s when I was bootlegging satellite TV in Mexico. I have been a fan of bluegrass music since birth but suddenly there was this homely little girl with a voice. It was love at first sight(listen) and it has not subsided. She tugs at heart strings that no one else knows I have.
Then she did Irving Berlin's "What'll I Do" and that was it. I'd listen to her sing the yellow pages now.
She is a grown up lady now but she still has that voice and I still see that little girl.
Thanks to you Gunnar I've been listening to her all day.

Doug said...

Alison Krauss....26 Grammy awards and most people have never heard of her. Her voice is one of the most beautiful things this side of heaven. I've had the pleasure of seeing and hearing her in person 4 different times.