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My Thing Is My Own: Bawdy Songs of Thomas D'Urfey
English Traditional, Irish Traditional, English Anonymous
My Thing Is My Own: Bawdy Songs of Thomas D'Urfey
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Music to smirk and smile by
06/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This disc of bawdy songs of Thomas D'Urfey is truly charming and thought provoking. Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux creates unique characters for each piece, one a frightened inexperienced young girl, another a dejected lady upset her man would rather go to war than bed her. In the title track she portrays a woman proud to have maintained her virginity, while other women have sacrificed theirs. The instrumental tracks display the virtuosity of the rest of the ensemble - Tina Chancey, Scott Reiss and Grant Herried - in fun, expansive and sometimes explosive dances and suites. Highly recommended to lovers of all sorts of music, not just classical."
Good songs but the vocals?
songtyger | MA United States | 12/17/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I found the musicians on the recording to be quite good and the lyrics to the songs are extremely funny. However, the singer seems someone more accustomed to opera or madrigals then to bawdy songs. She is a wonderful singer, but seems ill-suited to this type of music. I find the combination of her voice with these lyrics to be un unpleasant one. I am unable to listen to more the 2 or 3 songs at a time unless I am putting it on as purely background music and ignore the lyrics completely, and since the purpose of a CD of "bawdy" songs is usually the humorous lyrics, I found this recording to be a bit of a waste."