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"We Get Letters...."

From: Rev. Banjo
Friday, September 28, 2001 4:24 PM

Subject: On sacred music and the Mass

I came across your website while searching for tips on the above subject.  I must congratulate you for the beautiful work you're doing.  well done.

I am a lover of music and I'm writing from Nigeria.


From: John Herrmann
November 25, 2001 5:34 AM
Subject: Astoundingly Amazed

hi guys,

This is the best music I've ever found on the net. thank you very much.

John Herrmann


Tuesday, December 25, 2001 3:53 PM
Subject: thank you thank you thank you

thank you for this wonderful resource I have just stumbled upon. Was looking for some music by Alfred Karnes. His song 'We Shall All Be Reunited" moved me to no end. Then I found this treasure trove of other gems. Thank you for your needed service in these days of manufactured negativity in the world of music.


From: Tom Lenox
January 28, 2002

Greetings, I happened upon your site and specifically the MP3 library of Black Gospel. All I can say is: what a tremendous thing and thank you. Many of these rare recordings are out of print and unfortunately not known like they should be. Thank you once again.


From: Winston Plyler
February 20, 2002
Subject: Southern Gospel Music

I am so delighted that I found your web site, especially the Southern Gospel Category. I am thoroughly enjoying the old greats like the Homeland Harmony Quartet and The Swanee River Boys. What a great, wonderful way to spend retirement!


From: K.Canady
February 20, 2002

I thank you so much for downloading these powerful uplifting songs.  I can enjoy them as I preach the gospel. 


February 21, 2002
Subjects: Thanks for the great site

This is one of best sites! I love the collection of Indian classical music.  I listen to this site almost every day. Thanks


Steve Eastbourne - East Sussex, England
February 21, 2002
Subject: The fabulous 1950s Spirit of Memphis Quartet

Thanks so much Dove Song. I thought the classic 1950's recordings by The Spirit of Memphis Quartet would never be available again. And now here they are to download free thanks to your wonderfully 'positive' website. 

I was introduced to this magnificent gospel group when I picked up 30 years ago a secondhand copy of a 10" LP on UK Parlophone Label containing 10 of the King tracks. That treasured LP got lost in a house move long ago so I have been without then for years.  So thanks to you I can now put them on CD-R.

Thanks again for making my day,


From: Rich Stivers - San Jose, CA
February 26, 2002

I really like your mp3's of Gospel music.  I've learned about many new artists and new tracks from familiar artists. Thanks


From: Gina Terry
February 26, 2002
Subject: Mp3 files

Thank you so much!!  My parents have searched for Dinah Shore's "Sweet Violets" to no avail.  I was surfing the net and found your site, and now they will be tickled to be able to sing with Dinah again. Wonderful site - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!


From: New Zealand
March 1, 2002  
Subject: INSPIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi, My name is {Name Withheld}, I am a 27-year-old from Wellington, New Zealand. For most of my life I have struggled with depression, anxiety etc.  I am going to make a difference and benefit first myself, and then others, and I believe Positive Music is the way this can be achieved.


From: PREM
March 08, 2002
Subject: Thanks!

I am writing you this email just to say thanks for such a great site! I am just beginning to seriously study Indian music, and your site is a GOLDMINE of GREAT ragas. Especially the Pannalal Ghosh. I am studying bansuri and finding any recordings of Pannalal Ghosh is very difficult.

Thanks again!


From: Lester Matzkin
March 16, 2002  
Subject: Thank You

What a treat to find Monteverdi, early Boston Pops and great pop music from '54 all at one site! And to discover that the Gaylords' “Ile of Capri” reached #15 on May 15, my 1st birthday (1954) was a shock. Many thanks


From: East Africa
March 18, 2002
Subject: excellent content

Good site... loved the pentatonic... as an amateur musician from East Africa, I was lucky to see this site ..


From: Lucas at
April 04, 2002  
Subject: Awakening

I want to express to you my sincere appreciation for this site, and my sheer amazement at the quality of its content. In fact, I just discovered it today, so I have yet to probe its depths, but it seems clear to me that the kind of work you are doing is indeed helping to lead humanity in the right evolutionary direction in terms of musical consciousness. My thoughts in this regard are somewhat influenced by Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy, with which I imagine you must be somewhat familiar given your spiritual outlook. Anyway, I look forward with joyous anticipation to listening and reading through your site, and perhaps I will develop some questions along the way that I can direct to you.


From: Mike Van Waas
April 13, 2002

I've been listening to some of your Masses there, Palestina included. They are breathtaking.

Thank you for assembling them and making them available.


From: Urzung Khan in Lahore/Pakistan 
April 14, 2002
Subject: Classical Music: Indo-Pak

What a good luck that I accidentally found the Dovesong site !!. I have since downloaded most of the North Indian Classical Mp3s files you have put online. I just can not explain the kind and quantum of joy I have by having just two of them: Ali Akbar Khan's Kaunsi Bhairvin and Nikhil Banerji's Bilas Khani Todi. One can't have these works here because there is a total draught of Classical Music recordings of Indo-Pak origin here. Internet has given us some relief but files are usually not complete.


From: Susan
April 23, 2002

An internet user from Japan found your site and recommended it in an big online folk/blues forum!

We are learning a whole LOT of stuff off your site for our weekly Saturday Night Service! We are acoustic, eclectic, and not “Kum Ba Ya” folky.... you sorta have to be there to understand. Purist s we ain't.  We just do the ones we can, with the instruments we have, and these are not the ones usually associated with any of the gospel genres, or played like they "ought" to be if they are the usual ones!  Cuz, it ain't us, it's the songs!

If I can help (after a road trip in May) with anything, let me know!


From: DD
April 26, 2002
Subject: curtain time

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, for listing the song “Curtain Time” which I had been hunting for without success for years. I only knew it as the theme music to a local radio show ('night beat' on WHB in Kansas City) when I was growing up in the 50s. I have listened to hundreds, maybe thousands of anonymous instrumentals hoping to find this record.  Man, does it have that 50s sound! That it was recorded on MGM makes much sense, as that was David Rose influence etc. In fact the break is reminiscent of the bugs bunny show theme song 'This is It', another MGM product.

Anyway, thanks again from a record collector who has seen too many copycat music websites. This one is unique, and makes a real contribution to musicology. Take a well-deserved pat on the back!


Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2002 7:23 PM
Subject: uplifting music

I am a a handicapped man 46,who only have my music left to enjoy.
Plese inform me if any further sacred&country should appear. sincerely
Geir O Suleng

Thank you for the music


Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2002 10:12 AM

HI , i just learned about the website and i am very happy to know about
the positive music mission , im all for it , and i sure wish success to all
as i am inspired to go further in my search and creative quest to spread
good music. thank you all.

Regards, naeem jaffery.


Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 23:25:39 (GMT)

Wow! What you are doing is fantastic! I've searched all over the net for excellent music and FINALLY I've found it. Thank you!!!


From: Mother848688
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2002 10:00 PM
Subject: Your site is a Joy!

God bless you and Thank you so very much. The music is wonderful,


the Black Gospel.

Hope to one day find Pilgrim Travelers and Highway QC's featuring Sam Cooke on your site in addition to the other wonderful music you feature.

Keep up the wonderful mission.


Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 11:17 AM
Subject: Congratulations!!!!!

Well done. Simply the BEST. The Indian classical collection is fantastic. If
possible, can you please add more instrumental (indian), like Ustad zakir
Hussain and ustad Amzad Ali Khan (with varities of Ra'ga').

Wishing you a great success!

With regards, I remain,

Sourabh B. P.


Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 11:26 PM
Subject: DoveSong

Wow! What you are doing is fantastic! I've searched all over the net for
excellent music and FINALLY I've found it. Thank you!!!


Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 8:51 PM
Subject: traditional quartets

I thank you for stumbling upon this, it was a blessing. My Father is gone
home and he was in a quarter and used to sing a lot of these songs to me so
it was wonderful hearing him again. God bless!


Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 10:31 PM
Subject: Marvellous Music

Hello there,

Thank you very much for a wonderful site with some truly amazing music. You have a fabulous collection of some amazing recordings.

Good Luck!
Narayanan R S


Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 3:39 AM
Subject: Thank You

This site is really amazing. I would like to congratulate all those who helped put together such an interesting collection of musical compositions.

Thank you once again


Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 9:07 PM
Subject: DoveSong and Psychology

Dear Mr. Robertson:

I found your website more or less by accident as I was searching for MP3 files of Gregorian Chant. Out of curiosity, I then read a bit about Renaissance music and Tomas Luis de Victoria (one of my favorite composers of sacred polyphony). At that point I started reading the pages about your music theory and found them so psychologically accurate (and true to my own intuitive experience) that I gave you two links on my website, one on the  Autogenics Training page and one on the Stress page.

Best wishes,
Raymond Lloyd Richmond, PhD
San Francisco


Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 4:26 AM
Subject: material

The material I wanted to use was both music and your write-ups... very well

done. It has rekindled a love for this work in me.



Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 11:47 AM
Subject: Strategic Alliances

Dear Folks:I just can't say enough good about what you are doing. My grandfather, now gone, used to sing a song in the barn on Sundays that I have never found anywhere else though I have searched for years. It was called "My Didn't It Rain." You had it right on your web site that I found by searching Google for "my didn't it rain." Lo and behold up you came. I listened to it and tears came into my eyes remembering my dear grandfather. I would like to speak to you further about some cooperative projects. I am a positive writer in the way you folks are positive musicians. I love the musical expression of what my words say. I want to combine both together, in broadcasting and church building. I am a Pastor and wish to use these old songs in my church and broadcast the services. Your marriage sounds like one made in heaven. Would everyone could be so blessed.

With Thanks, Dr Bob


Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 11:10 AM
Subject: Future updates


I really appreciate the music on your site, especially the Traditional Southern Gospel. My Dad had several records from the 50's that I remember listening to as a child, and so these songs bring back memories, as well as help to fill a musical void of today.

Thanks again for your efforts.

B. Flynt
North Carolina


Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 4:51 PM
Subject: Thanks

Just discovered your web site. What a find. I never dreamed I could find
Bach, Bill Monroe and Gregorian Chants all in the same place.

John Clayton


Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 10:46 PM
Subject: feels like home

A huge thankyou for the overwhelmingly brilliant musical resource service. This was my first stop when searching for such gems two years ago. Then i lost my hard disk with all my bookmarks and it ewas a great joy to come back - and see another 'Lennox' writing in. wow! quite a blessing.

many many thanx

George Lennox_Isle of Skye_Scotland.


Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 6:08 AM
Subject: Heavenly Website!

I happened across this website trying to find research for Gregorian chant. I got caught up in reading about and listening to the other music; I had soon forgot about my reasearch altogether! It was a wonderful experience for me to find this site and will come back often! I will let others know of this great website.

Thanks for creating it! LeAnn


Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 6:57 AM
Subject: a commendable effort

Hi there,

I wish to sincerely thank you for putting togather the Indian classical music pages.....i have been in the last few days ecstatic listening to the different mp3's that have been included therein.....the description on the mood of the raga & all else was beautiful. And the rare oldies truly bring us to the state of this style of music 50 years ago.....

Many Thanks,

Nanda Kumar


Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 8:38 PM
Subject: rare gospel classics




Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002
Subject: Thanks

Thanks you for very very best mp3!

Boris from Slovakia


Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 6:52 PM
Subject: About Positive Music

Hello Mr. Robertson,

I just wanted to let you know that I read your article entitled "About Positive Music", and I think you present a very persuasive argument in favor of what you term "positive" music. I was especially impressed with the data gleaned from the plant experiments, and frankly I'm not a bit surprised about those results. The idea that triadic music has a direct connection with how we are made right on down to the subatomic level (via sympathy vibrations) makes a lot of sense to me, and I think this understanding gives the composer a power tool to achieve his ends, whether it be to produce a negative or a positive mood. Many great stories of history are a combination of positive and negative, and how these forces struggle with one another to produce drama -- it's another iteration of the old consonance-dissonance-consonance model in music. I appreciate your putting to clearly a subject that tends to be so murky, and I especially appreciate your referencing solid scientific research to back your point.

Best regards,
M J Anderson


Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002
Subject: Compliments

Thank you for having created and maintained such a marvelous website. Just 'stumbled over' it today and I am so impressed with your historic MP3 recordings of mountain and bluegrass gospel. You are helping to preserve a wonderful and beautiful musical tradition.

Toronto, Canada


Sent: January 28, 2003
Subject: Thanks

Thank you so much for the Spirit of Memphis Quartet recordings. Being able to get out-of-print music is a dream come true.

Sylvia Brooks


Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003
Subject: Great Music!

Just to let you know that I really enjoy your website, and play with it all the time. I really like the Gregorian chant. I am an Irish seminary student in Rome, and really appreciate the fact that I can tap into such great music so easily.

Keep it going!

In Christ,
Shane Crombie


Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003
Subject: Early Gospel Quartets

I just found your wonderful website filled with early Stamps Baxter-type gospel music. I am a graduate of that kind of music and sang with the All American Quartet in Mount Vernon, Illinois as a teen. I am now a retired minister and write this kind of music for several companies. I grew up with many of the quartets on your website. Thank you for a trip down Memory Lane.

Rev. George C. Lee
Goldsboro, NC


Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003
Subject: Downloading Music

Dear Sir,

I feel as if I've died and gone to heaven with your wonderful website. Thank you so much


Dear Sirs,

Thank you for reintroducing me to my roots. Your site has been an
inspiration . Some of the music here is so rare it would have been
a pity had we lost it.

Thank you once again,


Thank you for a wonderful site.  My ears were very thirsty until I found your site.

From Saudi Arabia


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