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The Wailin' Jennys — One Voice
Album: 40 Days
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:14
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This is the sound of one voice
One spirit, one voice
The sound of one who makes a choice
This is the sound of one voice

This is the sound of voices two
The sound of me singing with you
Helping each other to make it through
This is the sound of voices two

This is the sound of voices three
Singing together in harmony
Surrendering to the mystery
This is the sound of voices three

This is the sound of all of us
Singing with love and the will to trust
Leave the rest behind it will turn to dust
This is the sound of all of us

This is the sound of one voice
One people, one voice
A song for every one of us
This is the sound of one voice
This is the sound of one voice
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Wail on Jennys!
 ThePoose wrote:
More great Canadian voices....like Leonard's and Neil's. (Now I wait for the American derision....)

 
To me, these singers sound nothing like Leonard or Neil, they don't sound like Gordon Lightfoot either.  All great voices, regardless of nationality.
Perfect.
 ThePoose wrote:
More great Canadian voices....like Leonard's and Neil's. (Now I wait for the American derision....)
 
No derision here. This may be a bit too poignant or mellow for my everyday bold sound or rock-out preferences, but I know good and sincere and sweet music when I hear it. 
Please stop this. Sappy harmonies. Sappy words. They note their repetitiveness. Is "all of us" the end of all of them? No......
Don't care if they're from Mars: they sing as pretty as any vocal-centrics in the past 50 years.  Yes, very like my beloved Dixie Chicks.
 ThePoose wrote:
More great Canadian voices....like Leonard's and Neil's. (Now I wait for the American derision....)
 

No derision from this American.  They have beautiful voices irrespective of country.
More great Canadian voices....like Leonard's and Neil's. (Now I wait for the American derision....)
This cover art is the wallpaper for my 'puter.  Makes it hard to find the icons... but who cares??
Saw the Jennys this last weekend at Live Oak Music Festival in Central California. They had a workshop that was a highlight of the weekend for me. They sang One Voice and then after finishing broke down the parts of the harmony A Capella and each sang their chorus part solo. Then they added the parts together 1, then 1+2, then 1+2+3. Truly the essence of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

Incredible voices live

 Jamunca wrote:
This is the sound of votes of 8.
Clicking past 7 because its great.
But not quite 9, I hope you'll relate
This is the sound of votes of 8.
 
Sorry, but I thought that needed my edit.
BUT, great post Jamunca. 
 helgigermany wrote:
This reminds me to a singer, i cant remember who?!
 
Reminds me of the Dixie Chicks. Not comparing levels of talent, just saying.

Can't wait to see these ladies at Merlefest in April.
Angelic. Wonderful vocal blending goin' on here!!
This is the sound of votes 8.
Clicking past 7 because its great.
But not quite 9, I hope you'll relate
This is the sound of votes 8.
Sweet—-can be very meaningful if you're in the mood.

 natalita wrote:
sounds like sesame street

 

Then i hope my kid gets to see lots and lots of Sesame Street...
Musically not bad, but the lyrics? {#Ask}
I still love this cd and this song is one of my favorites.
Wonderful song!  If I were a DJ, this would be on my station.
 ch83575 wrote:
Great song.  Truly beautiful.

Unfortunately recent changes in how our (USA) government views its role in the lives of Americans has made me look at things with slanted eyes.  When before I would have just said it was a beautiful song, now I say: beautiful song... damn socialists.
 
The WJs hail from Winnipeg, Manitoba - a province frequently and currently ruled by (democratic) socialists.  In fact my current Member of the provincial Legislative Assembly is a member of British Columbia's New Democratic Party and he's doing a great job - though (or perhaps because) he is gay and just 27 years of age!  {#Smile}


This reminds me to a singer, i cant remember who?!
Ahh, another song that is in constant rotation in my personal playlist. I can't tell if Bill's been stealing my music or if I've been stealing his. {#Tongue}
gives me goosebumps ...

 ch83575 wrote:
Great song.  Truly beautiful.

Unfortunately recent changes in how our (USA) government views its role in the lives of Americans has made me look at things with slanted eyes.  When before I would have just said it was a beautiful song, now I say: beautiful song... damn socialists.
 
{#Rolleyes}

Great song.  Truly beautiful.

Unfortunately recent changes in how our (USA) government views its role in the lives of Americans has made me look at things with slanted eyes.  When before I would have just said it was a beautiful song, now I say: beautiful song... damn socialists.
This is the result of living in Winnipeg - 6 months of winter, then 6 months of black flies and mosquitos - will force you inside to play music and learn to sing


beautiful~  yet another great band RP has introduced me to.  Thanks Bil!!

{#Daisy}
sounds like sesame street

Is it true that you haven't played this for 3 years?
I love these guys!  Too bad they don't tour out here in California!! Thanks for playing them.
The Jenny's played a live show for us here at Bethel College last year.  They are as great live as they are recorded.  They are also very humble and personal.  Great people and great music!

Perfect :clap:
jeffersonpump wrote:
son of a bitch, this ain't waylon jennings or buck owens.
Which is a good thing.
I hear angels singing! :yes:
encore...! :good-vibes:
Love It!
crazycow wrote:
I thought Bill introduced this as "Waylon Jennings" so I was a little surprised when I heard the 'Jennys come in singing.
I was severely bummed.
crazycow wrote:
I thought Bill introduced this as "Waylon Jennings"
gets me every time!
Gryn wrote:
I really.. REALLY did try to like this song. Something is lacking.
May I suggest therapy?
They did this piece, a capella, sans mike, in Melbourne at the Artery earlier this year. Delicate, spellbinding, a treat. And normally I don't like this genre.
Pretty, pretty, pretty! :daisy:
* I feel you. :angel: ... I absolutely love Arlington.
Very lovely young women who put on an engaging show.
anyone remember happy upbeat music? ggez
didnt know them from Canada, now i like them more.
Fall asleep to it most every night, lately.
son of a bitch, this ain't waylon jennings or buck owens.
I really.. REALLY did try to like this song. Something is lacking.
ThePoose wrote:
Winnipeg (Manitoba, for those who don't know the Canadian province it is in) musicians are wonderful, right Neil Young and Randy (BTO) Bachman?
Well, you're half right. :)
The voices have a healing quality! I guess I have to get this CD too. As to the guy below to whose eyes it brings tears, good for you! I echo all the kudos below!
I thought Bill introduced this as "Waylon Jennings" so I was a little surprised when I heard the 'Jennys come in singing.
Next to their song 'Arlington', this is my favorite song of all times. Period.
Pure bliss. :daisy: One of my favorite CD purchases of last year.
When I saw these terrific girls live at Old Town School in chicago and bought their CD, I made sure they knew that I heard them first on RP.
Simply beautiful.
Very nice song. I like it's simplicity and directness and the vocals are just heavenly. There's a purity to it that always makes me stop whatever I'm doing just to listen.
Winnipeg (Manitoba, for those who don't know the Canadian province it is in) musicians are wonderful, right Neil Young and Randy (BTO) Bachman?
I have seen The Jennys live 3 times. They are amazing. I usually listen to rock, but they are # 1 on my folk list! :guitarist:
Sweet and sublime.
Very pretty! :daisy: Though I'm waiting to hear Arlington again...
B E A UUUU T I F U L :bounce:
poopie crapola poopie
What is wrong with y'all who don't think this is one of the most gorgeous songs? Shall I scratch my nails on a blackboard?
atticus wrote:
Just bought this CD through the RP link to Amazon. "One Voice" and "Arlington" absolutely stop me, make me stand still and stare off into the past and the future. The more I listen to the CD, the more I like it.
Sounds like you and I should have a drink sometime. :cheers: I find I have the same response. Oh, the voices. Simply outstanding.
I SO need to get this album....
Nuance wrote:
Winnipeg rocks!
Winnipeg folks!! :lol: :wink:
StuBotNYC wrote:
IF I HEAR ANOTHER SAPPY WAIF SONG- I'M GONNA GROW OVARIES! WTF?? AM I IN LILTH FAIR HELL?? JESUS!!!!!
:lol: :nodhead:
atticus wrote:
Just bought this CD through the RP link to Amazon. "One Voice" and "Arlington" absolutely stop me, make me stand still and stare off into the past and the future. The more I listen to the CD, the more I like it. Very happy to have stumbled upon these great musicians, thanks to RP. Way good stuff.
Me too!! I echo your comments as well. Thanks RP (rebecca, did you get the check?) !!!!
Just bought this CD through the RP link to Amazon. "One Voice" and "Arlington" absolutely stop me, make me stand still and stare off into the past and the future. The more I listen to the CD, the more I like it. Very happy to have stumbled upon these great musicians, thanks to RP. Way good stuff.
StuBotNYC wrote:
IF I HEAR ANOTHER SAPPY WAIF SONG- I'M GONNA GROW OVARIES!
Yea, play some AC/DC or maybe Black Sabbath! :iamwith:
cptbuz wrote:
this is the sound of a ratings two Was gonna give it 1 but a two will do It's about as good as a warm mountain dew Almost to the point I wanna spew
HAHAHAHA. THIS IS THE SOUND OF VOICES 12. LA LA LAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! :yell: :yell: :yell: On a more mature/calm note, I've found myself whistling this at random times. Probably due to the repetitions...
anniebear wrote:
dude, you should be so lucky as to have ovaries and be able to carry life inside you! RP is my favorite station BECAUSE Bill plays SO MANY DIFFERENT FEMALE VOICES! Thank you RP (Bill and Rebecca) for having the courage to play LOTS of female artists! Thank you from the bottom of my female heart!
:notworthy: :D I crank the volume every time these ladies come on. Beautiful.
StuBotNYC wrote:
IF I HEAR ANOTHER SAPPY WAIF SONG- I'M GONNA GROW OVARIES! WTF?? AM I IN LILTH FAIR HELL?? JESUS!!!!!
dude, you should be so lucky as to have ovaries and be able to carry life inside you! RP is my favorite station BECAUSE Bill plays SO MANY DIFFERENT FEMALE VOICES! Thank you RP (Bill and Rebecca) for having the courage to play LOTS of female artists! Thank you from the bottom of my female heart!
A truly fantastic, wonderful song - brings tears to me eyes. AC.
Marry me! i love this... very poetic
this is the sound of a ratings two Was gonna give it 1 but a two will do It's about as good as a warm mountain dew Almost to the point I wanna spew
StuBotNYC wrote:
IF I HEAR ANOTHER SAPPY WAIF SONG- I'M GONNA GROW OVARIES! WTF?? AM I IN LILTH FAIR HELL?? JESUS!!!!!
Someone's testosterone level is feeling a little threatened. LOL I don't think I've heard this group before, this song is great. I hope to hear more of their stuff.
Darbuka wrote:
One of my favorite hometown bands, and that's saying alot because the music scene here is quite healthy. We had them here for a house concert one night. A magical night. Now-a-days they're a bit too popular to do that again.
Winnipeg rocks!
Exquisitely lovely.
Now that's some good music! Their vocals are fantstic.
One of my favorite hometown bands, and that's saying alot because the music scene here is quite healthy. We had them here for a house concert one night. A magical night. Now-a-days they're a bit too popular to do that again.
Dee Light Full
DisplacedNorthrnr wrote:
Strange name for this group - maybe a play on/tribute to Waylon Jennings?
:highfive: I was just thinking that! "Wailin'" is the last thing they do. At least on this song.
Strange name for this group - maybe a play on/tribute to Waylon Jennings?
I flat out love this band. Thanks RP - I would have never known...
StuBotNYC wrote:
IF I HEAR ANOTHER SAPPY WAIF SONG- I'M GONNA GROW OVARIES! WTF?? AM I IN LILTH FAIR HELL?? JESUS!!!!!
I did actually laugh out loud when I read this....this is a bit precious, and coming in today's playlist is just a waif too far. Bill.. . .someone slip you a Ruffie?
What kind of a listener would give this song a 3??
If you like this song, GET THIS CD. Its all equally good--traditional, covers, and their own songs. Sublime harmonies. You won't be dissappointed. Ahhh Canada
such a pretty song... this is what I sound like when I sing...well, in my mind, anyway!
steeler wrote:
Here, they remind me a little of the Roches.
Wow, I hadn't heard that name in ages. Gotta get out the vinyl....
StuBotNYC wrote:
IF I HEAR ANOTHER SAPPY WAIF SONG- I'M GONNA GROW OVARIES! WTF?? AM I IN LILTH FAIR HELL?? JESUS!!!!!
Whoa...holy crap...calm down...wiat...you? You're going to grow ovaries? Can I charge admission and get rich off of...wait...that's gross, never mind. Anyway, I don't care if Bill chose to play a full DAY of female vocalists...ultimately, he writes the playlist, man. And this song is beautiful.
love these guys, though they make me all sentimental. not always a bad thing.
IF I HEAR ANOTHER SAPPY WAIF SONG- I'M GONNA GROW OVARIES! WTF?? AM I IN LILTH FAIR HELL?? JESUS!!!!!
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
beautiful harmonies...lovely song! thanks RP!
Here, they remind me a little of the Roches.
Beautiful
Saw them at Dawson City Folk Festival in the Yukon a few years ago . Amazing live music and wonderful people. I guess their line-up is one different (missing Cara Luft... a very good guitarist and great stage presence!). Highly recommended as a band, and for their solo work! More products of that music-rich city of Winnipeg...
beautiful harmonies...lovely song! thanks RP!
What's next -- the Jenny Cashes? Okay, I have to admit, they sound pretty good. Nice harmonies.