Gravity & Chaos
Song - Artist -
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I'm Invisible - Lina Nyberg Quintet - Sisters of Garbo II -subtitled: The best female vocalists of Sweden.The song originally appeared on the quintets' "When The Smile Shines Through", released 1994 on Prophone Records.
Scottish Concert - Allan Dewar/Jerry Holland - The Heart of Cape Breton - A medley of Scottish lament, strathspeys, and reels, recorded live at dances and concerts in Cape Breton in the summer of 2000. Released on Smithsonian Folkways.
Vittu af mer - Olof Arnalds - Við Og Við - Sweet Icelandic vocals of traditional songs.
The One Thing I Know - Kate Miller-Heidke - Curiouser - beginning an all Australian set, with Kate and her sprightly pop vocal. CD is reviewed on our website.
The Captain - Kasey Chambers - The Captain
Too Late For Lovers - Gin Wigmore - Holy Smoke - Easy to see why this song was chosen as a single release.
As a special treat, I dug into a stack of vinyl, and found these gems:
The Lady - Sandy Denny - Who Knows Where The Time Goes - recorded live in London, 1977. The drummer Sandy jokes with at the beginning is Dave Mattacks.
Cobweb of Dreams - Sara Grey - w/ Ed Trickett - Her singing reflects her great knowledge of and feeling for traditional music.
The Fairground - Ralph McTell - Spiral Staircase - The LP on which "Streets of London" appeared, two years before it was heard in the USA.
A Very Cellular Song - The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter - At a whisker under 13 minutes, this song probably isn't played often.
Mythic Times - Robin Williamson & his Merry Band - Journey's Edge - A group of talented musicians I remember seeing in concert in the late 1970s. Noted then as "contemporary celtic".
Watkyns Ale - The City Waites - A Gorgeous Gallery of Gallant Inventions - The City Waites are a very uncommon group from England, specializing in transforming midieval ballads, sometimes bawdy, into the present. Album is subtitled: "An anthology of popular music from the 12th to 17th century".
Love Song - Opposite Corner - Music in Sweden 3 Jazz - A Bela Bartok composition, performed as a modern jazz arrangement.
Mountains of Mourne - Valerie Dunbar - Always Argyll - A completely different set of songs than her later CD of this title.
Your Train - Kajsa Vala - Your Train - Kajsa Vala (pronounced Kiza with a long i sound), is from Denmark. This is her debut CD The song " Your Train" is a message to her late grandmother promising to “be someone that you'd be proud of” and looking forward to the day they will meet again.
Ending with our "Little Slice of Americana":
Orca Trilogy - Ancient Seas - Carolyn McDade - We Are The Land We Sing - The whale sounds are recorded from Blackfish Sound, produced by Dr. John Ford, Vancouver Aquarium.
"On the back of ancient seas I stand/Among fallen mountains/The oldest stars within my hand/Long journey traveled"