Go Rest High on that Mountain

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Go Rest High on that Mountain

Postby MsBrandybuck » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:03 am

Vince Gill

Vince wrote this song years ago when his older brother died, as a tribute to him.
On May 2, 2013 country music legend George Jones passed away, and the country music family came together to perform a tribute to him.

Vince and Patty Loveless sang this song as a duet. Poor Vince, who was good friends with George and loved him very much, had a tough time singing this. But he manages to keep going, and also turns in a sweet guitar instrumental as well. :( (Notice Garth Brooks in the audience come to his feet, also fighting tears.)
This is such a raw, emotional performance - very moving, and lovely.
I just felt like sharing this.
(If you want, you can search out other times Vince has performed this where he's not so torn up while singing. He is such a sweet tenor, and his guitar skills are wonderful. Better than reality tv.)
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Re: Go Rest High on that Mountain

Postby shireling » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:41 pm

That was just incredible :) , thanks Ms. B. I'm glad they turned the camera and showed the audience on its feet, and I could hear the light applause throughout, letting Vince know they were with him with each note.

RIP, Mr. Jones.
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Re: Go Rest High on that Mountain

Postby MsBrandybuck » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:41 am

Yes, they were all there with him in support. I just love the words to that song, "...go to Heaven a'shoutin', love for the Father and the Son."

Here is a very beautiful version of an old Standard- moving in a different way:

Alan Jackson sings "Amazing Grace"
The music with this is just beautiful.
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Re: Go Rest High on that Mountain

Postby shireling » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:35 am

The music reminds me so much of the score from Ken Burns' The Civil War :) , (and when I was a twenty-two-year-old kid, on pilgrimage to Haifa, three of us stood across from the cypress trees that mark the seat of Baha'u'llah and sang Amazing Grace...what days those were, and that music just brought that all back.)

That, and this:

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Re: Go Rest High on that Mountain

Postby MsBrandybuck » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:41 am

That was lovely. I love cello music - deep, throaty, warmth that vibrates through you so that you aren't just listening, you are feeling the music. :)
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Re: Go Rest High on that Mountain

Postby shireling » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:43 pm

It's my favorite stringed instrument, for the very reasons you stated :) .
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