Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 23, 1972 · Page 106
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 106

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 23, 1972
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But I must ako be completely honest when I say personally I'm rather un- · comfortable when people hasten to immortalize mass tragedies such as the Buffalo Creek flood. It's bound to happen, of course. Books have been filled with folk songs, many of which relate a mining disaster or fire or other fateful event. And I'm sure when the composers sit down to write these ballads their intentions are good. They are probably overcome with emotion and feel the need to do something. . . anything to make their feelings known and to cry out against the JAY GOULD PRODUCTION h r JW. A^-^ 1 ^ JLuLi^^^ D ^^ EAT fS LAST · OF THE RED HOT LOVERS i CLOSED ,MONDAY NIGHTS Neil Simon's Comedy Hit LAST WEEK LAST PERFORMANCE JULY 30th ?.. ;^':'..,,,, '--I.,,,. ,,'.,"· "'·'·»,! ·'' ^l-S^i'l ,..:::: c *^ ?W'-i., »..""'··'. /':-' ' , *»;,;!"··%;, '··'I,, ';····'·..,,;'· ^'· : t;''« ··fc^L!"^, COMING NEXT FIDDLER ON THE ROOF n lui-- Wr,l . iin .| PHONE FOR T f C C ^ O f 1 Ooort Open-6:00 RESERVATIONS: /3J-JOI I «!"--' -7:00-8:00 SOUTH OFF 1.64-EXIT9 Ploy Begins -8:30 103 CHARLESTON, W. VA. In one ear . .. tragic loss of human life. Bui I'm not really sure these songs really serve a purpose in preventing future tragedies. I don't think that has ever been documented. Anyhow, philosophy aside, now to the business at hand. The first of these songs is called "Buffalo Creek (A Miner to His God.) The lyrics were a r r a n g e d by Charleston lawyer George Daugherty and were inspired by a peom by James Ward. Music is by Daugherty and the recording artist is John Rocker from Marmet. The recording was cut in Nashville and the orchestra personnel includes the lead guitarist for the Nashville Brass, who remembered John Rocker from earlier days when he had a contract in Nashville. In addition to the orchestra there's a chorus of female voices somewhat in the style of the Carter family. The lyrics to the song are included in each of the 2,500 copies of the record to be sold in music stores throughout the t r i - s t a t e area. There are are a lot of stage directions. For instance, between verses and choruses, the reader is re- CrimiMl Justice lepartmcut ·f WestVircMtStattCtfcfe presents Timothy Barber AtUrne; far Anericii Civil Ltertics Unit i M tin Chartesttn Area. Speaking On Role ACLU in the defense «f Civil Rights Cases 11:35'tU neon ·n Monday, July 24 WCAW 6 SO en the dial minded that the singer's dead wife (a victim of the" flood) is still speaking to him and providing him with inspiration. Oaugherty says the purpose of the song is 'not to lay blame, but-to, show that this common mountain man can endure tragedy while all around him the mine boss, the Governor and the people argue over who to blame. George Daugherty said he wanted to write a simple tune to the lyrics, a tune which people could just hum. Unfortunately, with all due respect to George who is a fine fellow, the tuna is rather ho-hum. Tn fact, it's hard to remember at all. It's a little too much like the Tennessee Waltz or a two-step to be an effective protest song. But the absolute glory of this entire effort is that it brings a truly fine voice to the fore. That's the voice of John Rocker, a voice which is timeless with the depth and quality it contains, yet so deeply expressive it almost defies definition. All at once the resonant voice, aged like fine wine, seems to have lived through almost every human emotion and built it up inside. It's a marvelous voice and worthy of the audience this record will provide it. The second song, titled simply "Buffalo Creek," was written by Mike McClister, former employe, of the state department of natural resources and former head of theelections division in the secretary of state's office. The song, which' I heard on tape, is sung by McClister. It is a song in the style of Peter, Paul and Mary, with an energetic guitar accompaniment. This is a protest song and it hits hard. There are several points of similarity in the two songs, most notable being the references to the coal company assertion the flood was an "act of God" and the Governor's announcement that adverse publicity (Continued on Page 11s) HIYMOOD /CINEMA /·, L j IQOgQuarrierSt 346-0041 RATED ADULT ACTION FILMS 21 and over DOUBLE FEATURE PROGRAM Show Changes Each Wednesday 11 AM thru 11:00 PM LYRIC NOW SHOWING --X RATED-ADULTS ONLY DOORSOPE^TNOON THE HILARIOUS HOUSEPLANT WHOSE [APPETITE GREW FROM TH NEIGHBORHOOD PETS TO I MORE SUCCULENT DISHES . PLEASE DONT EATMYMfmnai! ·AND LOVED | EVERY PIECE! ITAMIIK NE BOND · BUCK KARTALIAN J A BOXOFFICE INTERNATIONAL PJCTUREl ALSO ADULTS ONLY THE CALL OF THE HILLS WAS ... 'TALL COME NOW" Color by MOVIE LAB ABOXOFFICE INTERNATIONAL PICTURE] SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL

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