Song - Artist - Album
Younger Us - Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Scandinavia To San Diego 10-19-10
Raga Malkauns - Alap & Jor - Ravi Shankar - Sound of the Sitar - North Indian classical music owes much of its popularity in this country to the efforts of master musicians like Ravi Shankar. The combination of the raga, the form and musician's lineage has created one of the finest examples of recorded Indian music.
Rechka - Natasha Borzilova - Balancing Act - A Russian folksong on the long awaited solo release from the lead vocalist of Bering Strait. Natasha lists Patsy Cline, The Beatles, Tori Amos, and Andrew Lloyd Webber as her influences. Rechka means "The River".
Three Sisters - Boris Grebenshikov - Russian Songwriter - Boris' words and music combine to create an atmosphere that is undeniably beautiful and unmistakably Russian.
What Is It About You - Bering Strait - self titled - Natasha Borizlova leading the group through a lovely uptempo number.
And Now - jj - no3 - Swedish electronic indie-pop duos third album.
Seasons In The Abyss - Hellsongs - Hymns In The Key of 666 - Originally a metal release by Slayer, tastefully redone in lounge metal style.
This group and CD is reviewed here at whus.org
Grandfather - Kilkenny Krew - self titled - A song now familiar to my audience.
Flower of The Briar - Robin Williamson - Songs of Love and Parting - Songs on this 1981 Flying Fish LP have stood the test of time. Robin's arrangements still sound fresh.
Bonnie House of Airlie - Kate Rusby - The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Tremel - Glasser - Ring - New debut CD from Glasser, aka Cameron Mesirow, recorded partly in Stockholm. Cameron's father is German.
Dimming of the Day - Annah Graefe - is a German female folksinger who has used her web site to cultivate an international following.
I Once Loved A Lass - Ewan MacColl - Classic Scots Ballads -actually balladpoetry created by centuries of Scottish folk poets. MacColl's lowland dialect adds charm to the song.
Carraig Donn - Mary O'Hara - Songs of Ireland - Vocals expertly accompanied by Irish harp.
Jardines de asfalto - Sofia Rei Koutsovitis - Sube Azul - CD part of my October reviews, features wonderful vocals.
Chacarera - Esperanza Spalding - Chamber Music Society - Spalding is of African-American, Welsh and Spanish descent.
The Blantyre Explosion - Gill Burns - Aloan At Last - About an explosion at Dixon's mine at Blantyre on the 22nd of October 1877. The estimates of the number of miners killed vary, with the song putting it at 120 but other sources put it at over 200.
Distant Dreamer - Duffy - Rockferry - She returns with new album 'Endlessly' , to be released November 2010.Yea!!!!
Feels Like Home - Orianthi - Believe - A new CD from Orianthi would also be welcome.