Scandinavia To San Diego 02-11-11
Hunger - Anita Maj - the Masquerade - UK Singer/songwriter has a distinct edge to her music, feisty with elements of rock and soul.
Too Hurt To Dance - Duffy - Endlessly - "The R&B oriented 'Too Hurt To Dance' is a beautifully arranged torch song.....Duffy's voice - supple, velvety, and soulful beyond her years, holds it all together" - Russell Hall
Do You Really Want To Know - Peter Mayer - Heaven Below - singer/songwriter gets a little scientific on this cut from his new CD. You've heard his music here before - "John's Garden", "Brand New Harley".
Manhattan Avenue - Nellie McKay - Get Away From Me - London born McKay does a great vocal on this tune from her debut CD.
You Are Here - John Lennon - Anthology - 1998 boxed set on Capitol provided this song from the 1973 "Mind Games" sessions. I'll be dipping into this set for other Lennon obscurities.
Fiona's Song - Black 47 - New York Town - NYC based Black 47 is often described as an Irish / Celtic rock band though they use many different influences in their music. Roseanne Cash & Eileen Ivers join them for this lovely ballad.
Caledonia - Aoife - The Turning of the Tide - pronounced EE-fa, a Phil Coulter produced CD of traditional and contemporary Irish music.
Brallor - Dungen - Skit I Allt - pornounced "doon-yen", latest CD from Swedish band doesn't get tiring.
Lost Where I Belong - Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong -an experimental and self taught singer and songwriter originally hailing from South East London.
Maui Medley - Barney Isaacs & George Kuo - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters - not much else to say. Alvin Kalanikau "Barney" Isaacs, Jr. (1924-1996) was one of Hawaii's premier steel guitarists.
Hale'iwa Hula - Amy Hanaialii Gilliom - Hawaiian Tradition - It's obvious Amy enjoys singing. She is best-known for reinvigorating the Hawaiian tradition of female falsetto singing.
Madame Grenouille - Andres Oberg - Six String Evolution - more exquisite guitar work, from Sweden.
The Writer - Ellie Goulding - An Introduction to - WHUS debut of emerging young artist from England, her debut full length CD either has just been released, or will be in the next few days.
Good Evening - The Concretes - WYWH - Lead vocalist Lisa Milberg writes the lyrics, the band members write the music. Sounds great.
My Youngest Son Came Home Today - Mary Black - Poppies - Mary's wonderful interpretation of this anti war song from the pen of Eric Bogle.
The Trouble With Love - Bering Strait - self titled - Now defunct group, but lead singer Natasha Borzilova is flying solo.
Toccata - Yury Boukoff - La Musique Russe - Russian classical music form Armenia.
Streets of London - Jim Brannigan - Troubadour - Cover of Ralph McTell sad story song.
The Underworld - Green Fever - single - Newest tune from one of my favorite Australian bands.
Ah ! The Sea - Phyllis Morrissey - Woman of the Island