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Favorite folk CD or Tape

Sam Pirt 24 Mar 99 - 07:31 AM
Don Meixner 24 Mar 99 - 08:14 AM
katlaughing 24 Mar 99 - 10:45 AM
katlaughing 24 Mar 99 - 10:48 AM
Sean MacRuaraidh 24 Mar 99 - 11:29 AM
steve in ottawa 24 Mar 99 - 01:36 PM
Sam Pirt 24 Mar 99 - 02:38 PM
skarpi Iceland 24 Mar 99 - 03:09 PM
SeanM 24 Mar 99 - 03:23 PM
katlaughing 24 Mar 99 - 03:52 PM
folk1234 24 Mar 99 - 05:57 PM
schmuze (inactive) 24 Mar 99 - 06:01 PM
Bob Schwarer 24 Mar 99 - 06:26 PM
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Bob Jovi 25 Mar 99 - 03:08 PM
Dr John 25 Mar 99 - 05:20 PM
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Subject: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 07:31 AM

Whats your favourite folk CD or Tape from any Country? (Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England etc) I'm interested in all types of folk music from all around the world so I thought some fellow mudcatters might be able to advice me on a couple of world class releases.

My favorite at the moment is split between 'Barrage' -Live in Europe (from Canada) There a great group 10 nstrong and include 7 hot young fiddlers. 'Pladeria' - by Xose Manuel Budino (Galacia) is a galacian piuper who also plays whisle etc, A great release.

Bye, Sam


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Don Meixner
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 08:14 AM

Because I'm more vocally oriented my listening tends to go that way. The Corries Silver Collection is high on the list at present. So is Home In Halifax by Stan Rogers, The Water Lilly, which I view as a perfect recording, by Priscilla Herdman, The Sons of the Pioneers-1934-1938, And about anything by Bok, Trickett, and Muir.

Don


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 10:45 AM

From Argentina: "RonRoco" by Gustavo Santaolalla (Don't tell Catspaw, it's a tiple thing!)hehehe

From Montana: Willson & McKee: "Patterns" some very beautiful original songs and wickedly good hammer dulcimer orginals and playing.

Donovan: "Sutras"

"Songs of the Indian Flute 1 & 2": John Rainer, Jr. (earlier 1980's cassette, can't find it anywhere now and this is primo, real stuff with his dad doing backup)

and, an old cassette of "Ad Vielle Que Pourra, New French Folk Music" put out by Green Linnet in 1989. Maybe some of you know these people: Alain Leroux, Clement Demers, Luc Thonon,and Gilles Plante. This was the first, I hope not their last. I haven't gone looking.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 10:48 AM

On that last one, I should have also listed Daniel Thonon's name. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Sean MacRuaraidh
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 11:29 AM

I heard a Welsh folk band called the Bucket Band on the streets of Cardiff a few months ago and bought their CD - very good. This is the one that most fits into the Folk category - a mixture of Irish and Hungarian tunes.

Talaitha MacKenzie does some interesting Gaelic language stuff - modern but not New Age.

Neil Young (Harvest, After the Goldrush) Joni Mitchell (Blue, Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon) Edie Brickell - Ghost of a Dog. The Levellers - Levelling the Land. Bjork - the ablbum she did in Icelandic and didn't release in the UK. Sally Oldfield - Waterbearer, Easy Pentangle - Sister, Live.

Sean MacRuaraidh


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: steve in ottawa
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 01:36 PM

I'd have to say Carl Sandburg's Flatrock Ballads. I don't play it very often, but it's the one I'd hate to lose the most.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 02:38 PM

Thanks Katlaughing I've heard of a couple of those bands, I've have heard of Le Ville Que Poura do you know of any bands that are similar to them?

Cheers Bye, Sam


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: skarpi Iceland
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 03:09 PM

Hallo everyone, at the moment I like Sharon Shannon from Ireland.She was with the waterboys I think.

I also like Bj”rk and I think the best album that she have made is the Clingl¢, she made that record in Iceland and in Icelandic, it is a great album it is mixed by folk and jazz music . From Canada I like Mc Ginty croup from nova scotia.

Thats about it . bless, sl n skarpi.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: SeanM
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 03:23 PM

As mainstream as they are often accused of being, I still have a deep and abiding love of the Clancy Brothers/Makem recordings, with a personal favorite being 'Live at Carnegie Hall' - mainly for the wonderful medley of children's songs that they do on it.

M


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 03:52 PM

Hi, Sam, no, I don't know of any others like Le Ville. I stumbled onto that tape by chance. It had been sent in to the arts center I worked at, as a demo in hopes of a booking. I took it when they closed the place up for good.

My French-Canadian-American born husband likes it, but his mother thought it was too modern, not true French folk to her.:-)

kat


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: folk1234
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 05:57 PM

I agree with Don Meixner about anything done by BMT. I consider the best series of albums to be The Golden Ring available from Folk Legacy.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: schmuze (inactive)
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 06:01 PM

I think one of my favourite ever tapes must be one called 'Continental Drift' by Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie, lovely dulcimer playing, simple and wonderful, one of the most atmospheric tapes I've ever heard, I play it when I'm painting, and it's always inspiring.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 06:26 PM

Probably my most favorite of favorites is the Kretzner/Leibovitz lp "Pigtown Fling". I believe it's a Green Linnet issue & not reissued in CD as far as I know. Lots of good dulcimer playing. I even bought 2 extra when the company was getting rid of their old vinyl.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Paul G.
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 07:46 PM

Currently spending a lot of time with Richard Shindell's "Blue Divide"


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From:
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 08:15 PM

What day is it? The choice will change tomorrow, the next day.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Bob Jovi
Date: 25 Mar 99 - 03:08 PM

I can't wait for the next thread: What is your favorite stripe on the flag?

Seriously, "The Best of Brass Monkey" (Simpson/Kirkpatrick & others) has been in my CD Drive for some time, but it will change. It always does.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Dr John
Date: 25 Mar 99 - 05:20 PM

Nic Jones's "Penguin Eggs" and anything with Woody, Cisco and Sonny. "Deepest Lancashire" "Along the Coaly Tyne" are a couple of good compilations.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Bob Jovi
Date: 25 Mar 99 - 06:57 PM

Gol Darn it.... I got them confused again. Brass Monkey is Martin Carthy, not Martin Simpson. Think that I better stick to his first name when I take his master class in a couple of weeks.

Hey Scarpi, I see you've been listening to Sharon Shannon, good box player, but my first introduction to her was unfortunately hearing her version of "Reel Beatrice". Not that it was really that bad, but Karen Tweed and Ian Carr OWN THIS TUNE.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 12:08 AM

Well hello, Rick Fielding here..having just pushed Sandy out of his comfortable Mudcat perch. I swore that I would wait until the tour is over and I was back in Toronto before diving back onto the "cat", but Holy Cow, what's a boy to do when threads like this (and about a dozen others) come up and pull me towards the computer. I feel like Ulysses when he heard those dangerous gal folksingers calling him to that island.

For me, a great album is one that I bought years ago and still listen to on a regular basis. Can't narrow it down to a single one, but here are some VERY important collections of music to me.

"Leadbelly's Last Sessions" on Folkways. "Horton Barker", also on Folkways.(recorded by my host this week, S.P.) "Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie Hall", on Columbia. "Fred Gerlach", Folkways again. "Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger..Broadside", ditto Folkways. and finally (for now) "Obray Ramsay sings folksongs from the three laurels", on Prestige Folklore.....Geez! better let Sandy have his chair back!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Arkie
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 12:31 AM

Can't say its my favorite, but one I really like alot is "The Bristol Sessions" and anything by Dave Macon, Charlie Poole, and Jimmie Rodgers.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 12:37 AM

The Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" is an old favorite, although some of the numbers grind on me a bit--but it has great performances by Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin and others. Roy Acuff sang well, but is a sanctimonious old fart, and Mother Maybelle was slipping a bit at 80 plus. The Nitty Gritties are fine back-up players but their singing certainly paled in comparison with Doc's, Merle's, Jimmy's and Roy's, and their shameless sucking up to their guests gets to be embarrassing on 50th listening.

Another, very different thing I listen to a lot is David Grissman's "Common Chord," with Daniel Kobialka, a classical violinist with the SF symphony and a bunch of great side men. Funky it isn't but beautiful it sure as hell is, and Norton Buffalo is such an awesome harmonica player I get chills running up and down my sacroiliac.

--seed


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 12:45 AM

I forgot to mention this one: my current favorite is the Dry Branch Fire Squad's "Live at Last." Great singing and playing and patter almost as funny as Art Thieme. --seed


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: ALDUS
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 10:34 AM

anything by june tabor..Mary Jane Lamond..canadian gaelic songs..Sweet wivelsfield.. Martin Carthy, For pence and Spicy Ale.. the watersons... Natalies MacMasters album, My Roots are Showing... So much that"s great.. hard to mention it all...and of course the marvelous Maddy Prior.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Jon W.
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 10:53 AM

I'm kind of partial to small releases by local bands - plus I hope that buying their CD's will help keep the music alive. One local core band in particular has released three different albums under different names and with different supporting personnel: Tenpenny which does mostly Scots/Irish music; Yankee Clipper who throw in some sailing and whaling songs in with the Celtic; and The Beehive Band who throw out the shanteys and replace them with Mormon folksongs, hymns, and dance tunes from early Utah history. But as far as well-known players, my two most recent acquisitions and therefore current favorites are "Blow Boys Blow" by A.L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl and "Southern Banjo Sounds" by Mike Seeger. I particularly enjoy the "scholarly" approach they have on the liner notes of both these CD's which teach (or at least speculate) about the origins of each song as well as, in the case of Seeger, explaining some the technique and the instruments used.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 01:20 PM

Hey Bob Jovi Ian and Karen are mint and I think your right about 'Reel Beatrice' but Natalie MacMaster doesn't do a bad job of it ether!

Bye, Sam


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 01:33 PM

I find myself going back to Ewan MacColl's Songs of Two Rebellions on Folkways, as well as to his Prestige album (LP) The Best of Ewan MacColl. But there are also many other "favorites."

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Claire M
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 09:24 AM

Hiya,

Anything by Maddy Prior – with or without Steeleye.

June Tabor + Oysterband ~ 'Ragged Kingdom'

Melrose Quartet's EP, 'Live @ Cheltenham'. Wish they'd done more than one. Fantastic band.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Stu
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 09:45 AM

I gCnoc Na Grai by Tony McMahon and Noel Hill. Simply the best Irish trad album I have ever heard.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 11:15 AM

Lady of Autumn by Beggars Velvet


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 11:28 AM

June Tabor- "Aqaba" or Cristina Branco "Live" in Lisbon.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Elmore
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 11:50 AM

The Guest who loves Lady of Autumn by beggars Velvet was me.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 12:08 PM

"Llan de Cubel 4" - by "Llan de Cubel", from Asturias in Spain.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 01:15 PM

Paul Siebel's "Jack Knife Gypsy", hands down...

B~


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: GUEST,Beachcomber
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 10:57 AM

I can never forget Robin Hall and Jimmie McGregor, it was their singing that awakened a real interest in folk music, for me. I thought that their "Tonight" LPs were superb of their type. Anyone agree ?


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: GUEST,mando-player-91
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 11:58 AM

Erik Darling True Religion and Train Time The Weavers at Carnegie Hall 1963 is up there on my favorites as well
-Shep


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: pdq
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 09:00 PM

"Paul Siebel's "Jack Knife Gypsy", hands down..."                     
                                                                                        B~


I had "Woodsmoke and Oranges" on vinyl and decided to update to a CD about last Christmas.

There is a fine CD now that has that LP plus "Jacknife Gypsy" complete, back to back and the fidelity is first rate.

I have gotten up to the song "Jacknife Gypsy" but not beyond. Guess it should alot more time next listening session.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Stewie
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 09:14 PM

Derroll Adams 'Feelin' Fine'
Nigel Denver 'Rebellion'

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 09:48 PM

I own both "Jack Knife Gypsy" and "Woodsmoke and Oranges" on vinyl...

I was eaten up with the guy and sat literally at his feet at the Cellar Door in D.C... Could have reached out and touched his shoe...

B~


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: pdq
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 10:17 PM


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: pdq
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 10:30 PM

Bobert,

I wish I could have seen The Seldon Scene at The Cellar Door while John Duffy was around.

Unfortunatey, DC is a long drive from the San Francisco Bay Area.

We agree on a great many folks in music: Poco, Pozo Seco Singers, Burrito Brothers, Paul Siebel, et al. Also the James Gurley was the greatest psych guitar player ever.

Take my word about the work of Bill Kirchen. His last three CD are killer. Music for grownups.

One of the greatset Fender-slingers ever.

He sang lead (rare) on "Down to Stems and Seeds Blues" with Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airman. His guitar work has gotten better evey year since then.


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Subject: RE: Favorite folk CD or Tape
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 10:47 PM

I have at least 2 Commander Cody LPs... I loved those guys... They were the shits...

Yer gonna hate this but I could get to the Cellar Door in 15 minutes for about 2 years... The Cellar Door was so intimate that the worst seat was 5o feet from the stage...

Saw Richie Havens there... Saw Goose Creek Symphony there... Saw Leo Kottke there... Saw Joan Collins there... Saw a lot of folks there...

BTW, Poco played a free concert on the Mall in '72... I was there...

DC was a happening town...

B~


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