Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Country, Folk & World Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2017, 08:54 PM   #681 (permalink)
Still listening ...
 
Lisnaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Posts: 1,856
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiomara View Post
Her debut doesn't get enough love. But yeah she can pretty much do no wrong (she's my wife btw)
If she ever did a Wanda Jackson cover album I think I'd die of happiness.
^ Is that so? Surely deserves more than just a "btw"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frownland View Post
Tishoumaren: Middle Eastern and African driven electric blues. Notable artists: Tinariwen, Group Doueh, and Bombino. One of Frownland's new favourite genres and probably yours too.
^ I really like desert blues too - it was Stephen who first put me on to Bombino; Bombino - Agadez
And while Justin Adams isn't authentic African, he's an interesting guitarist who made a more or less desert blues album. This is a good track because we are spared his vocals:-



Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiomara View Post
^ HaHa ! I remember that album cover - when a friend of mine lent me the album, it took me about 3 days to summon up the courage to play it...

And for this track, no spoiler, no description, no apologies; either you listen, or you miss out. It's up to you!

__________________
....................
.........................A man is like a rusty wheel on a rusty cart
.........................He sings his song as he rattles along
.........................And then he falls apart.
.................................(Richard Thompson - We Sing Hallelujah,1974)
Lisnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2017, 01:57 AM   #682 (permalink)
.
 
grindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: .
Posts: 4,020
Default

Keeping on repping Fedorov.

__________________
A smell of petroleum prevails throughout.
grindy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2017, 05:42 AM   #683 (permalink)
mayor of spookytown
 
Chiomara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 360
Default

Gimme all the russian folk!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisnaholic View Post
^ Is that so? Surely deserves more than just a "btw"
Well, y'know, I didn't want to brag or anything.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisnaholic View Post
I heartily approve! Wish Gaelic weren't so difficult to sing though..


This morning's rotation:





The latter absolutely needs to be featured in some southern gothic horror film.
Chiomara is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2017, 06:38 AM   #684 (permalink)
.
 
grindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: .
Posts: 4,020
Default

Russian folk is usually not that interesting.
But Leonid Fedorov is gold.
Although he's only partially rooted in folk, most of his stuff is experimental, jazzy and often rockish.

Another great folkish one, this time solo.

__________________
A smell of petroleum prevails throughout.
grindy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2017, 07:53 AM   #685 (permalink)
Still listening ...
 
Lisnaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Posts: 1,856
Default

Glad you liked the Mary Jane Lamond, Chiomara.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiomara View Post
Well, y'know, I didn't want to brag or anything.
^ Well, this is really big! AFAIK, MB doesn't have any first-division celebrities posting here, so, as the husband of one, you are the next best thing, if you'll excuse me putting it that way.
Any chance you can get your wife to mention MusicBanter in her next song? In the meantime, if I can think of a good rhyme with the word "Lisna" I'll let you know, ok?

Quote:
The latter absolutely needs to be featured in some southern gothic horror film.
^ Yes, I liked the smooth but mysterious air of the Audra Mae song, and then King Dude really delivers on the creepy. My guess is that you might enjoy some of the material here:-
Gothic Americana/ Alt-Country/ Dark Cabaret

Quote:
Originally Posted by grindy View Post
Russian folk is usually not that interesting.
But Leonid Fedorov is gold.
Although he's only partially rooted in folk, most of his stuff is experimental, jazzy and often rockish.
^ Not quite seeing what is gold about Leonid Fedorov, but what I know about Russian folk doesn't go much beyond this song from Yanka Dyagileva. In a repertoire of otherwise anguished songs that I don't understand, this stands out as being the only one with a sweet-sounding melody:-

__________________
....................
.........................A man is like a rusty wheel on a rusty cart
.........................He sings his song as he rattles along
.........................And then he falls apart.
.................................(Richard Thompson - We Sing Hallelujah,1974)
Lisnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2017, 12:45 PM   #686 (permalink)
mayor of spookytown
 
Chiomara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 360
Default

I'll see what I can do! It's hard work being an imaginary wife, ya know.

Oh, yes I'm quite fond of the alt-country (I regret not seeing O'Death when they came to Baton Rouge) and folksy-cabaret genre-- well, that one to a lesser extent. I wonder if Rasputina's still around..

I just realized it's in fact Mary Jane Lamond who sings this version of "Ba Mo Leanabh" that I have on my spotify! One of the loveliest versions I've heard. (Though the story behind the lullaby is quite sad)

Anyone like Warsaw Village Band? They're Polish. I always get the vague sense that I'm perhaps about to be murdered when I listen to them, which is always a good sign, I'd say:



Chiomara is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2017, 05:43 PM   #687 (permalink)
Still listening ...
 
Lisnaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Posts: 1,856
Default

^ Wow! That is just a fabulous recommendation - best new music I've heard for ages! I've just downloaded a bunch of tracks from their album. Thank you so much.

I'd like to offer something of equal quality, but most of my ideas have been covered here already:-
Chamber Orchestras and Avant-Garde Lite: A Beginner´s Guide
__________________
....................
.........................A man is like a rusty wheel on a rusty cart
.........................He sings his song as he rattles along
.........................And then he falls apart.
.................................(Richard Thompson - We Sing Hallelujah,1974)
Lisnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2017, 06:14 PM   #688 (permalink)
mayor of spookytown
 
Chiomara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 360
Default

Glad you liked it! I've been trying to find more lively, jaunty folk lately. (As opposed to the soft dreamy sort that seems to be more prevalent. Oh, but speaking of which, there's this group called Arborea that's actually done some lovely covers of Tim Buckley songs and the like.)

Wonderful thread you linked; the videos in that first post are all fantastic (I'll post in it later for sure!) I do wish that sub-forum was more active, since it seems everyone who posts in it has excellent taste.

And now I'll share this-- it's not folk per se but seeing as she was Nick Drake's mother, I feel it counts:



..and some John Jacob Niles, too:



(apologies if I've posted that already)
Chiomara is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 05:50 PM   #689 (permalink)
Still listening ...
 
Lisnaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Posts: 1,856
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiomara View Post
Glad you liked it! I've been trying to find more lively, jaunty folk lately. (As opposed to the soft dreamy sort that seems to be more prevalent. Oh, but speaking of which, there's this group called Arborea that's actually done some lovely covers of Tim Buckley songs and the like.)
Yes, I generally prefer good robust folk music too. When CD-quality reproduction was still a novelty, the band Clannad generated a mini Brit folk revival but they mainly made popular "the soft dreamy sort" unfortunately...
Quote:
Wonderful thread you linked; the videos in that first post are all fantastic (I'll post in it later for sure!) I do wish that sub-forum was more active, since it seems everyone who posts in it has excellent taste.
^ I'd be nice if you did, Chiomara. I love to see threads bumped - especially my own
Quote:
And now I'll share this-- it's not folk per se but seeing as she was Nick Drake's mother, I feel it counts:

^ So strange that we can now all listen to Molly Drake songs, after decades of complete obscurity. The one you've chosen is really charming, and shares a lot with Nick Drake's own style, doesn't it? I'm thinking of the delicate melancholy, the detailed observations of nature, and the way she links them to her own emotions. Nice.
__________________
....................
.........................A man is like a rusty wheel on a rusty cart
.........................He sings his song as he rattles along
.........................And then he falls apart.
.................................(Richard Thompson - We Sing Hallelujah,1974)
Lisnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 09:52 AM   #690 (permalink)
mayor of spookytown
 
Chiomara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 360
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisnaholic
Yes, I generally prefer good robust folk music too. When CD-quality reproduction was still a novelty, the band Clannad generated a mini Brit folk revival but they mainly made popular "the soft dreamy sort" unfortunately...
It really is frustrating. It's becoming increasingly difficult to find groups (even within the broader indie-folk genre) with powerful vocalists, too. Some of them practically sound like they're mumbling in their sleep! Enunciate!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisnaholic
^ So strange that we can now all listen to Molly Drake songs, after decades of complete obscurity. The one you've chosen is really charming, and shares a lot with Nick Drake's own style, doesn't it? I'm thinking of the delicate melancholy, the detailed observations of nature, and the way she links them to her own emotions. Nice.
It does; they both share that same vulnerable, wistful quality. Molly Drake, especially somehow manages to eviscerate me emotionally for reasons I can't even articulate.

Today's rotation:


(all of the Alan Lomax field recordings are incredible)




(a delightful John Jacob Niles cover)

Chiomara is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
badass, batlord is a cuck, batlord is a fern, celtic, country, endless search, fun, fusion, knopfler, lone star, music, new music, phrygian, texan, world music

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2016 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.