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Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums

Spartacus 18 Feb 02 - 03:03 PM
Spartacus 18 Feb 02 - 03:21 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 18 Feb 02 - 03:42 PM
Clinton Hammond 18 Feb 02 - 04:09 PM
RolyH 18 Feb 02 - 04:09 PM
Irish sergeant 18 Feb 02 - 04:21 PM
Steve Latimer 18 Feb 02 - 04:38 PM
kendall 18 Feb 02 - 04:45 PM
Lanfranc 18 Feb 02 - 05:24 PM
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khandu 18 Feb 02 - 09:58 PM
GUEST,micca at work 19 Feb 02 - 05:01 AM
Hrothgar 19 Feb 02 - 05:25 AM
Jon Freeman 19 Feb 02 - 05:49 AM
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Subject: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Spartacus
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 03:03 PM

On a desert Island with an old record player and an endless supply of batteries and needles, what (5) strictly acoustic folk records to you save from the burning ship before you swim for shore? 1. Bob Dylan bootleg "stealin" record 2. Townes Van Zandt "Live at the Old Quarter" 3. The essential Doc Watson 4. Eric Taylor "Eric Taylor" 5. The world of Jonny Cash

Two record sets only count as 1 choice....


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Spartacus
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 03:21 PM

It's not that hard...c'mon man....


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 03:42 PM

Old Time Music At Clarence Ashley's, The Anthology of American Folk Music(can I count it as one?, if not, I stop here,) The Watson Family, The Country Music Hall of Fame record of the Carter Family and a Mississippi John Hurt album... one of the early ones.

I would hope that there'd be room for a few non-acoustic folk albums. If I was limited to only five, I'd have to deep-six one of the above, and take Braziliance by Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida.

First response, and there's already thread creep. Sorry about that...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 04:09 PM

Gee... I wonder how long it'll be before this turns into a "That's NOT folk!" thread...


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: RolyH
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 04:09 PM

Sweet Wivensfield - Martin Carthy
Noah's Ark Trap - Nic Jones
Whatever Tickles Your Fancy - Christy Moore (not totally acoustic, I know)
Old Hag You Have Killed Me - Bothy Band
Fieldvole Music - Tony Hall (when will they put it out on CD?)


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 04:21 PM

1- Old Hag You have Killed Me, Bothy Band 2- Made In New England, Lui Collins 3- Sail og Rua, Delores Keane & John Faulkner 4- The Dubliners Boxed set 5- Four STrong Winds, Ian and Sylvia Alternate; Hits. Joanie Mitchell


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 04:38 PM

Freewheelin' - Bob Dylan

Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & Guests (I know, it's cheating, it's a double album)

The Red Headed Stranger - Willie Nelson

Avalon Blues - Mississippi John Hurt.

The Complete Stanley Brothers


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: kendall
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 04:45 PM

As many Folk Legacy records as I could carry.


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Lanfranc
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 05:24 PM

1. Win or Lose - Allan Taylor
2. The Compleat Tom Paxton - Live
3. Song to a Seagull - Joni Mitchell
4. 5000 Spirits - Incredible String Band
5. Jake Thackray - La-di-dah

Funnily enough, they are all within reach as I post!

Of course, the selection might be different tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 05:29 PM

Lanfranc,

That's the beauty of a top five list, you can change anytime you like.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: michaelr
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 07:18 PM

1. Altan, The Best Of
2. Niamh Parsons, Blackbirds and Thrushes
3. Mairead Ni Dhomnaill, No Dowry
4. Donal Lunny, Coolfin
5. Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle, Of Moor and Mesa


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Midchuck
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 07:53 PM

Tom Russell - "Song of the West"
Tom Russell - "The Long Way Around"
Ian Tyson - "Cowboyography"
Vanguard's "Folk Duets" compilation. If my wife were shipwrecked with me, I could make her listen to the Baez and Dylan duet on "It Aint Me, Babe" at one of the Newport festivals in the '60s until she promised to do anything I asked if I shut it off. Then I'd make her go find some food.

I'll think about #5 and get back to you.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 08:53 PM

Sheryl Crow
Vannessa Mae


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Rolfyboy6
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 09:16 PM

"The Music of Bill Monroe, 1936-1994 (4 CD set)" MCAD4
"Muddy Waters, Folksinger" Chess
"The Essential Doc Watson" Vanguard
"Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings" Sony/Columbia
"Lightnin' Hopkins" Smithsonian Folkways

And on and on.
I can't go to this desert island-- they won't let me take enough recordings. I would want to take everything everybody's already listed--even the ones I haven't heard (Celtic area), plus much more. Especially the Anthology of American Folk Music.


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 09:52 PM

That is the problem with lists like this. So I guess I'll just have to avoid being shipwrecked so I can enjoy more than five albums;~) Neil


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: khandu
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 09:58 PM

1. Any Doc Watson

2. Rediscovered-Mississippi John Hurt

3.Will the Circle... Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

4. Self-Portrait-Bob Dylan

5. Any Dick Gaughan

khandu


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: GUEST,micca at work
Date: 19 Feb 02 - 05:01 AM

"Penguin eggs" Nic Jones
"A cut above" June Tabor/Martin Simpson
"Up to Now" The Dransfields
"Navy Cuts" Cyril Tawney
" Gregorian Chant"


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Hrothgar
Date: 19 Feb 02 - 05:25 AM

"A Rake and a Rambling Man" - Declan Affley

"Five Days Singing" - The New Golden Ring

"A Song For Every Season" - Bob & Ron Copper

"Lis Johnston - A Tribute" - Lis Johnston et al (if nobody outside Australia has heard of that one, that's your bad luck!)

Can I count the Radio Ballads as one? If not, it might have to be a toss-up between "Singing the Fishing" and "The Big Hewer"


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 19 Feb 02 - 05:49 AM

1975 - Bothy band
The Irish Concertina - Noel Hill
Ye Jacobites By Name - The Johnstons
Planxty - Planxty
Out Of Court - Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaigh

Jon


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Spartacus
Date: 19 Feb 02 - 09:10 AM

Ok, ok, Hats off to Jerry R., Steve L, rolfyboy, and Khandu. I'm not too familiar with the Irish music on a few of the lists, but I'm going to check it out. Khandu chose "self portrait" what is there to love about self portrait? I have always hated this album. (except for "Alberta") You have to let me know what you like about it. I'm a huge Dylan fan, and you might be the only person I know who likes this album. Maybe I'm missing something....


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Wolfgang
Date: 19 Feb 02 - 09:56 AM

Planxty - Planxty
Chieftains - 3
Watersons - For pence and spicy ale
Bothy Band - old hag
5 Griechen in der Hölle (a Re(m)betika sampler)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 05:46 PM

That's easy (in no particualr order):
- Battlefield Band, Home Ground
- Iain MacKintosh, Risks and Roses
- Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise, dto.
- Tony Cuffe, When First I Came To Caledonia
- Various, Voices

Or perhaps
- Andy Irvine, Rain on the Roof
- Tommy Sands. Singing of the Times
- Dolores Keane & John Faulkner, Broken-Hearted I'll Wander
- Planxty, Planxty
- Christy Moore, Ride On

Or rather
- Roy Bailey & Band of Hope, Rhythm & Reds
- Martin Carthy, dto.
- Louis Killen & Johnny Hnadle, Along the Coaly Tyne
- Martyn Wyndham-Read, Ballad Singer
- Harvey Andrews, 25 Years on the Road

On the other hand ...
- Tom Paxton, Politics
- James Keelaghan, My Skies
- Bok Muir & Trickett, The First 15 Years (both vols, please!)
- Guy & Candie Carawan, The Land Knows You're There
- Dragseth Duo, Es ist ein Fluestern

If nobody knows that last one, never mind, but it's one of my all-time favourites. Poems by 19th century North German poet Theodor Storm, set to incredibly sensitive music by a local - now sadly disbanded - duo.


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Bennet Zurofsky
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 05:57 PM

What no Mike Seeger? How about his "Music From True Vine"?

And how about something to dance to? Dave Tarras perhaps?

Or something that gets deeper with repeated listening, like Frankie Armstrong's renditions of the classic ballads?

-Bennet


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: John Hardly
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 07:25 PM

Overview -- Harvey Reid
Parallel Lives -- David Mallett
Red on Blond -- Tim O'Brien
When I Go -- Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer
Native Home -- Nashville Bluegrass Band


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Chris Amos
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 02:02 AM

Any 5 of the Voice of the People CDs, the wonderful Topic albums of field recordings from the British Isles. C


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: GUEST,JJ
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 04:39 AM

Martin Carthy - Shearwater Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs Dick Gaughan - Handful of Earth Brass Monkey - The Complete Brass Monkey Kate Rusby - Hourglass

JJ


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: rich-joy
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 08:38 AM

And I thought it'd be easy!!!
Can't promise strictly acoustic, but here goes :

Kate Wolf - Give Yourself To Love(Live double)
Archie Fisher - archie fisher
Davy Graham - Folk, Blues, and Beyond
Alan Stivell - Reflections
Marian Henderson - Cameo (from Oz)

But what about :
The Watersons - Frost and Fire
La Bamboche - la bamboche
Gary Shearston - The Springtime It Brings On The Shearing (from Oz)
The Pennywhistlers - Folksongs of Eastern Europe
Judy Collins - The Judy Collins Concert

And not forgetting :
Muckram Wakes - A Map of Derbyshire
The Fate o' Charlie - Archie Fisher, Barbara Dickson, John MacKinnon
Dick Gaughan - No More Forever
Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge - Full Moon
Rory Block - Rhinestones and Steel Strings

But hang on, how could I possibly live without the voices of Roy Bailey / Stan Rogers / Bob Fox / John Gorka / Rod Paterson / Gordon Bok / Rene Geyer / Maria Muldaur / Frankie Armstrong / Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer / June Tabor / Emmy Lou Harris ??? - or that wonderful 1920s-30s Gospel stuff???
Oh this is WAY too hard; I'm not goin' sailing!!!
Cheers from Down Under, Rich-Joy


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Les Jones
Date: 23 Feb 02 - 03:28 AM

I never tire of

Frost & Fire - The Watersons

Oak, Ash and thorn - Peter Bellamy (sorry not really trad)

Shetland Fiddling by lots of diffrent people

Shanties of the Seven Seas by lots of people including Bert Lloyd and Ian Cambell

The High Level Ranters their first LP


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: alinact
Date: 23 Feb 02 - 10:49 AM

A much better idea would be to tape as many of your favourite records that will fit on to 5 one-hour tapes and take a cassette player rather than a record player. Then you could include a few non-accoustic classics like Leige and Lief (Fairport), Below the Salt (Steeleye), Morris On, Dream (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and Special Agent (Martin Simpson).

Allan


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Feb 02 - 12:40 PM

No need. They're all in my head. Now if only I can get them to replay just one song at a time instead of all at once....

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: johnross
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 12:41 AM

Songs From a Village Garrett -- Raphael Bugoslav Bowling Green -- The Kossoy Sisters Frummox -- Dan MacCrimmon and Steve Frumholtz Goofing Off Suite -- Pete Seeger Folksongs of Courting and Complaint -- Peggy Seeger


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Subject: RE: Top5 desert island acoustic folk albums
From: Hrothgar
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 05:57 AM

johnross

I thought I might be the only person in the world who still plays "Songs From a Village Garret." Mind you, the LP is getting old, so I've got it on tape.


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