Jazz and Beyond
Song - Artist - Album
In Walked Bud - Helen Sung - Going Express
Scandinavia To San Diego 6-19-10
The Ghost of Dana Bradley - Ron Hynes - Get Back Change - Borealis(2003) - Ron Hynes, sometimes referred to as the "man of a thousand songs", holds an honorary PhD from Memorial University for his songwriting and contributions to cultural life of his beloved home province of Newfoundland Canada
Nectar Moon - Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors - Bardo - Raven(2002) - Bardo: A mystical place; a mythical language = great songs.
The First Kiss, The First Love - Natasha Koroleva - Collection - A soft ballad from Russian pop artist.
My Son The Astronaut - Oppenheimer - BarNone - "Irish duo indie electronica influenced by Brian Eno, mixed in a Brian Wilson blender to create synth-savvy pop." (NIMIC)
The Lass of Glenshee - Cara Dillon - Hill of Thieves - Charcoal - Her newest album is full of good tunes.
What Is It About You - Bering Strait - self titled -Universal(2003)
Galway Bay - The Irish Tenors- Ireland - Razor & Tie(2010) New CD of celtic standards from Wright, Kearns & Scully
The Drying of the Lawns - The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt - The Tallest Man on Earth is the moniker of the folk musician Kristian Matsson of Dalarna, Sweden.
Sonny's Dream - Kilkenny Krew - self titled - KKC Productions - by Ron Hynes:
Sonny lives on a farm on a wide open space Where you can take off your sneakers and give up the race You could lay down your head by a sweet river bed But Sonny always remembers what it was his Mama said
cho: Oh, Sonny don't go away, I am here all alone And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home And the nights get so long and the silence goes on And I'm feeling so tired, I'm not all that strong
Long White Dress - Tracey Thorn - Love And Its Opposite -Merge(2010) - Check out my review of this new CD !
Give Me A Reason - Doro (Pesch) - Calling The Wild - Koch(2003)
Moonlight Rider - Asia (Hatton) - Illusion - self produced
Ensemble (Together) - Coeur de Pirate - self titled -Grosse Boite(2009) - This CD found me, captive on an Air Canada flight. I listened and was amazed at Beatrice Martin's singing. All in French from Quebec.
My "little slice of Americana" for the week:
Big Money Wins - Greg & Ron - One of a number of songs composed as a result of the BP oil spill. Ron Campbell & Greg Buchanan wrote and perform this one.
Fallen Angel - Julia Ecklar - Divine Intervention - Prometheus - A sequel album is on track for autumn release. Julia wrote this piece after returning home from seeing Star Trek III for the first time.
Sam Stone - Laura Cantrell - Future Soundtrack For America - The moving wall is in West Hartford this weekend. This tune about a Vietnam vet penned by John Prine.
Back to world freeform:
I Shall Learn To Fly - Maksim - Gold Songs - C&P - A recently acquired album from a Russian pop singer.
Innerst I Sjelen - Sissel - In Symphony - Universal(2003) - Title translates to "Deep Within My Soul".
Kilkelly Ireland - The Cast - The Winnowing - Song is reviewed on this website. The Cast is Mairi Campbell & Dave Francis
Love Is Pleasing - Jim Brannigan - The Black Velvet Band - Scottish folk singer Jim Brannigan has been entertaining North American audiences with his own unique style since 1979.