The Melting Pot
Scandinavia To San Diego 02-09-12 Spent todays show reviewing some of the new world music available for your listening enjoyment.
I'd Choose You - Irie Time - In Another Time - Irie (pronounced "eye-ree") Time Jamacian reggae beats with lovey-dovey lyrics similar to 50s pop.I find the lyrics get old in a hurry.
In Another Time - Irie Time - In Another Time
Nem Alacak Felek Benim - Cem Karaca - Istanbul 70 - compilation of 70s western influenced Turkish music.
Yaz Gazeteci - Derdiyoklar - Istanbul 70
Mirada de Amor - Sylvia Bennett - Sonrie - Spanish standards with vocals by Lionel Hampton's vocalist. This is a Bachrach/David tune.
Besame Mucho - Sylvia Bennett - Sonrie
Santo Domingo - Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Area 52 - Backup band overshadows some really fine guitar work by the Havana duo.
Hanuman - Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Area 52
Manele - Orkestina - Transylvania Express - Romania roots evident in music from Barcelona based group.
Mary - Orkestina - Transylvania Express
Vertigo Suite (Herrmann) - Matt Haimovitz/Christopher O'Riley - Shuffle.Play.Listen - Interesting concept, one CD of classical, one of recent pop songs, blurring into fine music gems.
Pyramid Song (Radiohead) - Matt Haimovitz/Christopher O'Riley - Shuffle.Play.Listen
Take My Love With You - Ben Sands - Take My Love With You - Title cut of album, song written for his daughter.
Back Home To Donegal - Hughie & Kathleen Boyle - Back To Donegal - New CD self produced from celtic musical family.
Sonny's Dream - Danny Quinn - Tis A Fine Soft Day - Ron Hynes great story song sung by CT Irish performer, followed by the title cut, an original:
Tis A Fine Soft Day - Danny Quinn - Tis A Fine Soft Day
Queen Among The Heather - Heather Heywood - Scottish Folk - Scottish traditional singer with distinctive voice and "spirit".
Follow The Heron - Karine Polwart - Scottish Folk - has spent time on the folk-roots scene with the Battlefield Band.
The Road of the Swan - Maggie MacInnes - From The Heart - Singer and clarsach player born in Glasgow comes from a long line of singers/storytellers from Barra. Her mother is trad singer Flora MacNeil.