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Harry Manx — Your Sweet Name
Album: Mantras for Madmen
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1309









Released: 2005
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Girlfriend
Your Sweet Voice
Speak to me with your sweet voice
And take me through another night
Speak to me with your sweet voice
And I will surely be alright
If I can close my eyes without a fear
Speak to me with your sweet voice
Near
Hold me in your warm hand
And I could sleep with you tonight
Hold me in your warm hand
And I could sleep with you tonight
And all my earthly cares might fade away
If you hold me in your warm hand that way
It's as close as I get to love
As close as I get to love
Speak to me with your sweet voice
Again
[solo]
Speak to me with your sweet voice
And take me through another night
Speak to me with your sweet voice
And I will surely be alright
Comments (97)add comment
This guy deserves an 8 or above
 newbolddrive wrote:
He's from Nanaimo! I guess someone has to be...
 
Well so is Diana Krall...
These are definitely not the correct lyrics, but Google & YouTube are no good at giving me the correct ones.
Saw Mr. Manx in an intimate venue in Maine a year ago. Coming back this Fall, and we'll be there. One of a kind, and funny as hell.
He's from Nanaimo! I guess someone has to be...
10 points for the cover
Really nice mandolin playing on this one! Great track, first time I have heard this artist......
 eveliko wrote:
I can't tell how grateful I am to RP to help me discover this amazing artist {#Yes}

 
Don't miss him when he comes to your local, he's great in concert.
Love it!
 fredriley wrote:

Hence the Manx in his name. Nice tidbit of info.

A bit of linguistic trivia. The native language of the Isle of Man is Manx Gaelic, which is part of the same branch as Irish (Gaelge) and Scots (Gàidhlig) Gaelic. The renaissance of Gàidhlig has rekindled interest in Manx Gaelic.

 
Which doesn't explain how the cat lost his tail.
I can't tell how grateful I am to RP to help me discover this amazing artist {#Yes}
Harry manx is a gifted musician and its definitely worth catching his live performances as he will take you to what they call "the harry zone"!
www.qtrax.net.au
 
He tours a lot.  See him if he is playing nearby.  A good evening guaranteed. 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
from wiki:
"Manx was born in 1955 in Douglas on the Isle of Man, and moved with his family to Ontario, Canada when he was six years old."

 
Hence the Manx in his name. Nice tidbit of info.

A bit of linguistic trivia. The native language of the Isle of Man is Manx Gaelic, which is part of the same branch as Irish (Gaelge) and Scots (Gàidhlig) Gaelic. The renaissance of Gàidhlig has rekindled interest in Manx Gaelic.
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:
Actually, he's Canadian, but let's not let that interfere with your diatribe....
  from wiki:
"Manx was born in 1955 in Douglas on the Isle of Man, and moved with his family to Ontario, Canada when he was six years old."
He now apparently resides on SaltSpring Island, on the beautiful Southwest Coast of Canada.
Grisman group sound to that mandolin. Works for me.
Has to be Canadian, he is very very good! :)
 kurt_from_kanada wrote:

Actually, he's Canadian, but let's not let that interfere with your diatribe....
 
^ Actually he's Manx (from the Isle of Man)

/pedant
 martinc wrote:
Thanks again RP. Where else would I have discovered Mr. Manx? 

 
Saltspring Island.

This image association is permanently in my brain now.  Thanks a lot!

 

Ears_of_Stone wrote:

The Original hairy Manx: GeorgeManxProfile.jpg


 


Isle of Man - hence the name!
An odd answer to your question.
Neither Bowie or Young are from the states & neither is Mr. Manx.
I happen to love all three.

oldfart48 wrote:
other than Bowie & Young.......0.....{#Cheers}



 


 Stingray wrote:
First: I like Harry Manx, since RP introduced me to him!

I like his voice, I like lots of songs and I like this guitar playing and
Indian influences!

Than I downloaded all his albums, at least 5 of them!
And listened to each and any song in detail!

It turned out that his songwriting is rather limited!
Many songs have the very same structure and feel!

This one here is one of the few differences!

Still - I like him a lot!


 

HIS GROOVE IS HOT ,  WHY WORRY ABOUT STUFF THAT DON'T MATTER EXCEPT TO FOLKS WHO OVER ANALIZE EVERYTHING.....{#Dancingbanana}
 redmachine wrote:
how many of these boring hick singers are there in the States?

  other than Bowie .......0.....{#Cheers}

BILL PLEASE!!!!!!!! We've had like 50 days of gray here in the Midwest. This playlist is piling it on. Ramp it up a bit Please! 
 redmachine wrote:
how many of these boring hick singers are there in the States?
 

you no like? dont listen, go away....good music wasted on you......
My favorite Mysticssippi musician.
Thanks again RP. Where else would I have discovered Mr. Manx? 
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
The Original hairy Manx: GeorgeManxProfile.jpg

 
{#Roflol} Nice pussy :o)

The Original hairy Manx: GeorgeManxProfile.jpg

 redmachine wrote:
how many of these boring hick singers are there in the States?
 
Actually, he's Canadian, but let's not let that interfere with your diatribe....

 redmachine wrote:
how many of these boring hick singers are there in the States?
 
Not sure, but comments like that make me wish there were more. {#Cowboy}
 redmachine wrote:
how many of these boring hick singers are there in the States?
 

42
how many of these boring hick singers are there in the States?
Charlie Daniels meets Bella Fleck ;) in a good way.
 hkarr wrote:
that's unbelievably good.  That has to be David Grisman on the mandolin, yes?
 
nope ... John Reischman, to answer my own question ...

that's unbelievably good.  That has to be David Grisman on the mandolin, yes?
{#Sunny}{#Daisy} 8 arrow 10
 sailorgirl wrote:
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Playing range
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Interesting!  Thanks!!


If you like this, please check out Kevn Kinney's solo work. Kevn is the main man for Drivin' n Cryin'. His slide work and storytelling on his solo work is fantastic.
Prop. Tabla.jpg
Percussion instrument
ClassificationIndian Percussion instrument, goatskin heads with syahi
Playing range
Bolt tuned or rope tuned with dowels and hammer
Related instruments
Pakhavaj, Mridangam, Khol

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 koyanni108 wrote:
nice touch with the tablas!!!!
 
I love the sitar (is that what it is?) glissando in the background. Sends shivers up my spine :). 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 cohifi wrote:
Ray LaMontagne meets Ray Wyllie Hubbard?  6!
 
... meets Tony Joe White!

But still pretty OK* to me!


* in his good and best moments


Ray LaMontagne meets Ray Wyllie Hubbard?  6!

First: I like Harry Manx, since RP introduced me to him!

I like his voice, I like lots of songs and I like this guitar playing and
Indian influences!

Than I downloaded all his albums, at least 5 of them!
And listened to each and any song in detail!

It turned out that his songwriting is rather limited!
Many songs have the very same structure and feel!

This one here is one of the few differences!

Still - I like him a lot!


I'm in an extremely good mood tonight Bill and grooving heavenly into the jams!  RP is my hero!  Gods love ya {#Roflol}
Great song from a great album. Love the unusual arrangement. 8.
nice touch with the tablas!!!!
 gumbo73039 wrote:
Dog My Cat and this album are pretty good, the live album has good moments but not enough to keep me listening. If you like HM, get those first two.
If you don't - ahh well hey ho.
 
Cherio!  This reminded me of a Texan named Ray Wylie Hubbard.  He doesn't have the good mandolin but you might relate.

Dog My Cat and this album are pretty good, the live album has good moments but not enough to keep me listening. If you like HM, get those first two.
If you don't - ahh well hey ho.

This shoild be considered a pre-requisite before going to the theater to watch 'Crazy Heart' ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/07/AR2010010701307.html


{#Smile}
 fredriley wrote:

Every comment by Excelsio sounds exactly the same, and says exactly the same thing: 'everything sucks, including me'.

 
He's gone. Let him/it go...

solo is very good..
 Excelsior wrote:
Every song by this guy sounds exactly the same.
 
Every comment by Excelsio sounds exactly the same, and says exactly the same thing: 'everything sucks, including me'.

 Excelsior wrote:
Every song by this guy sounds exactly the same.
 
It's called, um, the blues. It's a genre you probably haven't heard of where fixed chord structures are used as a sort of canvas to be painted with one's own colors. This guy's colors are pretty damn well composed.

Oh Boy, this dude gets under everybody's skin, so once again, in an effort towards community improvement, I'll post this:

For those of you who haven't noticed, Excelsior hasn't been around for a few weeks. Please stop re-posting his comments. Thank You.
 Excelsior wrote:    

Well, some people like something called "diversity."  Which is something that Harry Manx has absolutely none of.
 
So let's get this straight Mr. life affirmative. Are you saying that Mr. Manx is not your cup of tea, or are you actually claiming musical authority on the subject of his tunes?  Could it be you're just having a bad day and feel like dumping a little.? Maybe you have some actual experience in the music industry to qualify this onslaught of negativity. I don't wish to deny you your indulgence, (welcome to it bro) nothing like a good rant, but remember, it all comes back to ya. Yer probably a slide player!  Love Shaktiboy

 cattail321 wrote:
If it works for him.........why change a thing...anyone can do a "song" that sounds like this.....but a whole cd....that's talent{#Foot-in-mouth}
 
Well, some people like something called "diversity."  Which is something that Harry Manx has absolutely none of.

If it works for him.........why change a thing...anyone can do a "song" that sounds like this.....but a whole cd....that's talent{#Foot-in-mouth}
Fun fact: Harry Manx has only written one song. He changes the lyrics and title every so often to fill CDs up with "variety."
Inamorato wrote:
John Reischman is the player.
Thanks! It's got a great groove. I was wondering who that was. Great plunkity-plunking ;-)
Every song by this guy sounds exactly the same.
Leslie wrote:
I'm loving the mandolin in this.
John Reischman is the player.
Monkey. Monkey. On that wall Get your feet a moving Don't start to stall Yeah, that's way you like it Flat faced on the pavement Just like that
Harry is playing the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley on October 23- he's even better live!
Thank you for playing this.
aliasnwonderland wrote:
This song has too much bluegrass plinkity-plinkity for my tastes :P
Well, then, we should insult your tastes. But I won't. :wink: Personally, I really dig bluegrass, and agree with the characterization of this tune. It's like East meets West at a frenetic pace. Quite likeable.
Nice, never heard this. Good stuff. :dancingbanana:
Smoking licks on that thing. Much better than I expected.
This song has too much bluegrass plinkity-plinkity for my tastes :P
fretman wrote:
groovescence
Portmanteau for the win, Manx for the groovin'.
Lizard62 wrote:
...the man plays like he's got more fingers than the rest of us, who have to make do with 10... quote> That's because he has opposable strums.
Brettito wrote:
The instrument in question is called a Mohan Veena, invented by the masterful VISHWA MOHAN BHATT in India. It is the mutant lovechild of a laptop guitar and a sitar - Harry Manx spent a few years in India studying with the inventor and plays it beautifully...
No kidding. I saw Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in Victoria a few weeks ago. When I was listening to this I had to come and check out who this was to see if there was any connection, because that noise in the background was resonating (no kidding) with me in a VMB way. Well I heard VMB do that trick a couple times throughout the concert and it stuck with me. By the way, if anyone gets a chance to check out Vishwa, do so. I have never seen anyone play -any- instrument the way he plays the Mohan Veena.
The instrument in question is called a Mohan Veena, invented by the masterful VISHWA MOHAN BHATT in India. It is the mutant lovechild of a laptop guitar and a sitar - Harry Manx spent a few years in India studying with the inventor and plays it beautifully...
pret-a-porter wrote:
I don't know anything about this guy, but why the sitar?
Um, because he can? Because he likes it? The producer had a sitarist on staff during the session? Religiosity/Ethnicity? The sound of it? It does have a certain groovescence, no?
I don't know anything about this guy, but why the sitar?
Leslie wrote:
I'm loving the mandolin in this.
:good-vibes: me too :good-vibes:
Pretty bouncy. I like!!
just really good all through
Nice mando work there that.
Great music!
Far out, some Harry that I like!
After hearing this song I would love to see a Kelly Joe Phelps vs. Harry Manx singer/songwriter showdown.
Would love to see this guy live, the CD I have of him is very enjoyable to me.
You know what's a sweet name? Scarlett!!! Nothing to do with this, just thought it needed to be said.
slipped :frustrated: I meant ten (Do all make thoughts?)
"Mantras for Madmen" -- what a great album name.
I've seen this man live, Harry Manx is an outstanding musician. He plays a 20-stringed sitar/guitar, a gift custom-made and self-designed by Rajasthani Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.
love the instrumental but can't stand the voice of the guy who seems to be in an other song...
Hey, it's like "Bring that Thing" but faster! 4.
:sleep:
I'm loving the mandolin in this.
Not much of an impact, expect for the finger work - which, in my one and only time to echo PG, is 'ridiculous.'
...the man plays like he's got more fingers than the rest of us, who have to make do with 10... inspiring multi-instrumentalist - see him live if you get a chance!
Unremarkable except for the sitar, which is ridiculous.
Mando Rock rocks!