The Captains Show
Song - Artist - Album
Swing Life Away (feat. Kellin Quinn) - Machine Gun Kelly - Black Flag
Scandinavia To San Diego 7-17-10
Celtic Cross - Jon Mark / David Antony Clark - The Leaving of Ireland - A CD of celtic melodies, and the sounds of pipes, whistles and pure Irish voices.
Shamrock Shore - Karan Casey - Songlines - Shanachie(1997) - Nice vocals of Celtic songs.
Untradeable - Sofia Talvik - Blue Moon - Makaki Music - A song from her debut 1995 CD. Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik delivers soothing melodies and emotional vocals with unusually sincere, yet provocative lyrics.
A Lete De La Saint-Martin 68 - Miuo Miou - La La Grand Finale - Minty Fresh(2008) Home country: Czech Republic; website: miou-miou.cz
How Can I Keep From Singing - Enya - Shepherd Moons - Reprise(1991) A song often found in hymnals.
White Blank Page - Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More - Universal(2010) First I've heard of this band from London. website: mumfordandsons.com
Danceries - Elena Polonska - Midieval & Renaissance Music for the Irish Harp - Turnabout - This cut is music of Claude Gervaise, consisting of four parts; La volonte, Bransle gay, Allemande, and Bransle de Poictou.
Oh My - Gin Wigmore - Holy Smoke - Universal(2010) - Up tempo first track from one of the best CDs of the year, so far.
Bright Blue Rose - Mary Black - Looking Back - Native of Dublin Ireland - a double CD collection of her early recordings.
The Banks of the Nile - Sandy Denny - Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Hannibal(1991) Originally on the Fotheringay LP, this traditional tune was arranged by Sandy, and included on this boxed LP set.
Ramblin' - Bernt Rosengren Quartet - Music in Sweden 3 Jazz - Caprice - Bernt Rosengren represented Sweden in an international youth band which played at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958.
Make-Believer - Green Fever - Let It Grow - self produced - subtitled: Hits from the Nimbin Hills "The world is full of make believe/It's the theatre to do/Play a part taking a leading role/You can make your dreams come true"
I Do Believe In Love - Katie Melua - Piece By Piece - Dramatico(2005) - A new studio CD 'The House" due August 3rd.
1977 - Ana Tijoux - 1977 - A Chilean hip hop singer, born in Lille, France, branches out with new album.
La Belle Histoire D'amour (The Beautiful Story of Love)- Edith Piaf - Potpourri par Piaf - Captiol (undated)- Bold lyrics and a fresh striking melody, two characteristics of Edith Piaf.
La Vie En Rose - Deborah Latz - Lifeline - June Moon(2008) - A smouldering jazz vocalist covers one of Piaf's greatest songs.
Be Patient - Kristy Apps - Pour Me Out - SugarRush(2009) Like fellow Australian Gin Wigmore, Kristy Apps has a distinctive voice and is popular with audiences. You can learn more at myspace/kristyapps
I Simply Dream - Kristina Orbakaite - My Life - Keep listening for more from this Russian pop star.
Our little slice of Americana for this week:
What's The Matter With The Well? - Ben Winship - single - Ben documents the BP oil spill disaster with a parody of the Memphis Minnie song "What's the Matter With the Mill"
Overture / Ladyhawke! - Julia Ecklar - Divine Intervention - Prometheus - After walking out of the theater, Julia knew her creative juices had been awakened. Read my review of this CD - and a sequel is due for release later this year.