The sublime Webb sisters

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The sublime Webb sisters

Postby Henning » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:40 am

There have been discussions about Leonard's habit to name the musicians so often. When we were discussing it at the Amsterdam meetup it was almost common sense that it is really disturbing when he does it during the songs. Also I think that the musicians themselves can't bear to hear their name several times during the show. I know that Dino Soldo has asked Leonard to leave him out because he wanted to change his name anyways. Into what ? December. Dino December ? No, December Soldo.

I have seen 4 shows now. You forget about this and that but you won't forget the sublime Webb Sisters. The words are on my mind when I fall asleep and they are the first that come to my mind when I wake up. "The sublime Webb Sisters". Have they ever been without that attribute "sublime" before. And also I want to know among us fans, do we have our favorite sublime Webb sister ? Sublime blonde or sublime dark ? Before the tour started I didn't even know about the existance of the word sublime. I never used it. Now I am in danger to order that sublime Webb Schnitzel at the butchers. Can't wait to see them again in Loerrach - the sublime Webb Sisters.
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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby ispellit » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:40 am

Henning wrote: Before the tour started I didn't even know about the existance of the word sublime. I never used it.
Naaaah, I'm sure you knew the word before:
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the fiddler fiddles something so sublime...
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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby Henning » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:52 am

I am drunk at closing time. So no wonder i missed it.
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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby Maarten » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:22 pm

Henning,
Here are some of my pics of Amsterdam... Which one do you prefer? And I don't mean which picture, but which female background vocal...
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Hattie Webb
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Charley Webb
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Or...
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Sharon Robinson...
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I think I have to go for "the Blonde", she seems a bit more natural and stood there very cosy on stage in Amsterdam, with her hands in her pockets, very casual and relaxed...

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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby daveeliver » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:33 pm

Vague memories of this being mentioned before but I'm looking forward to the last performance on the tour of the aforementioned Closing Time
it's CLOSING TIME

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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby stan » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:48 am

I was in Manchester on the wednesday and i saw the Webb sisters and the sublime Lenard Cohen and the impecable Sharon R.
It will never be closing time now that i have seen Lenard!PS did i mention the sublime Jondi who got me my ticket
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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby erika80 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:03 pm

yes, we do have a favourite sublime Webb sister...
mine is Charlie, the dark one...
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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby lizzytysh » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:04 am

I'm going to throw my vote into this ring. Hands down... Sharon Robinson... my favourite.
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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby ispellit » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:50 pm

lizzytysh wrote:I'm going to throw my vote into this ring. Hands down... Sharon Robinson... my favourite.
Earth Mother and Goddess in one.
Well said, Lizzy! I strongly second that!

As for the Webb Sisters, they're both lovely and very talented singers. Wouldn't want/ can't to chose a favourite.

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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby mutti » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:29 am

I vote for Sharon Robinson as well...
All 3 women are beautiful and talented...
I just find her deep and soulful.
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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby seadove » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:01 pm

How was it decided that the Webb sisters be called "sublime"?
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Re: The sublime Webb sisters

Postby remote1 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:47 am

That's the way LC chose to introduce them, especially on the Live in London DVD. And I personally agree with the description... :D
I think Sharon Robinson was introduced as the "incomparable Sharon Robinson"... They all had an adjective but I can't remember the others right now 'cause I'm knackered and my memory has packed up for the day...

PS: Not quite sure whether this answers your question.
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