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Here are this past week's
New Arrivals At Camsco MusicUpdated
Monday, August 30, 1999
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- MELM 77166, A Fool's Advice, $14.98 (Irish)
A new album of traditional Irish music featuring Bob Abrams on button accordion, mandolin and octave mandolin.
- AMM 06, Hymns & Ballads, $14.98 (Folk)
'Hymns & Ballads' is a CD album of the Amidons' favorites (shape note hymns, gospel from both black and white singing traditions, American and English ballads, and poems set to music by Mary Alice) in a variety of settings: Peter and Mary Alice's
distinctively strong duo harmonies; the Amidon quartet that now includes Sam's tenor that is a cross between Dock Boggs and Mike Waterson and Stefan's profoundly deep bass; the Amidon/Armstrong Septet where the Amidon four are joined by the extraordinary singing family of Jennifer Armstrong and her two daughters Suzannah and Georgia Rose; and one Sydney Carter gem where Peter and Mary Alice are joined by Margaret Dale and Tony Barrand.
- SF 40117, Saints' Paradise, $13.98 (Blues/Gospel)
Beyond jazz, blues, or gospel as most know it, this is the powerful trombone shout band music of the legendary United House of Prayer for All People. While much public attention is lavished on brass band jazz of New Orleans, these remarkable sacred shout bands of the Eastern seaboard have remained largely unheard except inside the church built by the late Bishop C.M. "Daddy" Grace. In this first-ever anthology, the top House of Prayer shout bands perform live--showing how a choir of trombone "voices" brings congregations to "one accord" of ecstasy with the Spirit.
- DDG 01, South of Andromeda, $14.98 (Folk)
David DiGiuseppe's first solo recording, offers an exciting combination of traditional music performed in a contemporary folk style. Selections include Irish jigs, French musettes, Breton dances, English ballads and original compositions. Featuring David on vocals, accordion, Irish cittern and mandolin and accompanied by some of the finest musicians from the North Carolina Piedmont.
- SKY 209, FootLoose, $14.98 (Dance)
This debut release from North Carolina's premiere contra dance band features original tunes, unusual tunes and even a few chestnuts from the traditional New England repertoire. Skillfully arranged and performed, high in spirit and energy, the quartet plays reels, jigs, waltzes and even a tango on fiddle, accordion, clarinet, piano, bass, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar and washboard; special guests add drums (Jim Roberts) and banjo (Joe Newberry) on some cuts.
- SKY 215, Steppin' Out, $14.98 (Dance)
This newest release from the contra dance band FootLoose features music for couple dancing. Included are waltzes, tangos, hambos, schottisches and zwiefachers.
- RDR 0435, Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, Vol I, $12.98 (Fiddle)
The Ozarks are home to some of the best traditional fiddle music to be found in America, but it is only rarely heard outside the region. Here one can find old dance melodies from the British Isles mixed with breakdowns that celebrate frontier customs. Interspersed in the blend are the black-influenced two-steps that constituted the original roots of ragtime. This CD, the first of
three, samples the distinctive music to be heard from Salem, Missouri down through the northern counties of Arkansas.
- RDR 0429, Joseph Won a Coated Fiddle, $12.98 (Fiddle)
The farmers who homesteaded the plains of Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas loved old-time fiddle music every bit as much as their Appalachian compatriots. Dwight Lamb of Onawa, Iowa is heir to this unique pioneer heritage.
- SF 40126, Choose Your Partners!, $13.98 (Dance)
New Hampshire is home to a variety of time-honored music and dance traditions. This 1999 studio recording is a collection of dance tunes played by six New Hampshire groups. Built upon a blend of English, French, and Celtic influences, the music features fiddle, guitar, flute, piano, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer. Some of New Hampshire's renowned dance callers invite you to "choose your partners" and join in New England contra dancing, barn dancing, and singing squares.
- RDR 7026, Laments and Merry Medleys from Cape Breton Island, $12.98 (F-Fiddle)
The Scots pioneers who settled Canada's Cape Breton Island early in the last century underwent many hardships but, through all the desperate winters, they carefully preserved their precious heritage of violin music. Today modern influences are beginning to shade the island's music, but on this truly unique album Theresa Morrison plays a wide range of Scottish music in the best traditional style of her homeland.
- RDR 2161, Family Tradition, $12.98 (F-Fiddle)
Joe Thompson is among the last African-American fiddlers still active in the South. A member of a North Carolina farming family with an active stringband tradition, Joe has been playing music since the 1920s. Released to coincide with Joe's eightieth birthday, this disc documents tunes and songs going back three generations of Thompson family musicians.
- ONT 9902, When Our Ship Comes Home, $14.98 (Sea Songs)
Bob Walser is one of the premier collectors and resurrectors of sea songs in the world today. Here is his first CD produced in England by Dave Webber