Scandinavia To San Diego 10-12-10
La Chongoyapana - Sofia Rei Koutsovitis - Sube Azul - CD part of my October reviews. Native of Argentina sings songs form her heritage with spirit. All tracks in Spanish.
Lowlands Low - Finest Kind - For Honour & For Gain - New CD; band members are Ian Robb, Shelley Posen, and Ann Downey. Scottish ballad aka Child #286.
The Soldier - Leanne Chaulk - A Girl's Best Friend - Singer from Newfoundland with country/bluegrass tinged celtic music.
Passing Lane - Green Fever - Let It Grow - Music from Brian Lee and the Nimbin hills of Australia.
Both Sides The Tweed - Mairi Campbell - Celtic Women From Scotland -A Dick Gaughan tune, song also appears on Greentrax compilation "A Clear Day's Darwin".
Poison Pen - The Vaselines - Sex With An X - Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly lead this indie pop group from Glasgow. Almost two decades have passed since their last full length album. This new one is very welcome.
Francis - Coeur de Pirate - self titled - Beatrice Martin recording in French under the alias which translates to Pirates Heart.
Fields of Athenry - Derek Moloney - Irish Tenor - A listener request, Derek made this a duet with guest soprano Deirdre Shannon. Search under "reviews" on our home page for the story behind this song.
Step Inside Love - Saskia Bruin - Step Inside Love - Another album in my October reviews. Title cut is one of two John Lennon songs this week honoring what would have been his 70th birthday.
Danny Boy - Gabrielle Angelique - Celtic Twilight - nice instrumental version of this traditional tune.
The Wild Rover - Dropkick Murphys - Sing Loud Sing Proud - Yes they do, all kinds of music, and well.
Amazing Grace - Karen Matheson/TheScottishPower Pipe Band - Celtic Women From Scotland - A Gaelic psalm version actually recorded in 2004. Karen is the lead singer with Scottish band Capercaillie. This cut can also be found on the CD "Cathcart".
The Promise - Within Temptation - Mother Earth - Dutch symphonic rock band led by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. A group recommended by my son.
Imagine - Jacqui McShee - Poppies - The other John Lennon song for this week, perhaps my favorite of his compositions. Jacqui was a vocalist in Pentangle.
A Town Called Obsolete - Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong - A third CD in my October review blog. Andreya hails from Brighton UK.
Scattered And Small - Amelia Curran - Lullabies For Barflies - Recommended to me by our own Joe Cavanaugh.
Sonny's Dream - The Clydesiders - Crossing The Borders - An uptempo version of Canadian Ron Hynes' story song, expertly performed.
Soda - Dungen (pronounced "dune-yen") - Skit I Allt - new CD all in Swedish.
Cruel - Kate Rusby - Underneath The Stars - A singer I should play more often than I do. Her style is similar to Cara Dillon.
Cool My Heels - Nikki Yanofsky - single - New single by vibrant jazz/pop singer from Hampstead, Quebec
Red Is The Rose - Jocelyne MacDonald - Island Mix
World of Our Own - Phyllis Morrissey - Where I Live - Cover of Tom Springfield pop tune.
My little slice of Americana......
The Streets of Laredo - Johnny Cash - Ballads of The True West - Laredo sounds like Americana all right but the song has British roots. The original is supposed to be about a man who died of syphllis in a London hospital.