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View Poll Results: Vote for a FAIR album before Oct. 30
Ali Farka Tourè + Ry Cooder 1 25.00%
Spires That In The Sunset Rise 1 25.00%
Nico 0 0%
Ofra Haza 0 0%
Fred Neil 2 50.00%
Sibylle Baier 0 0%
The Felice Brothers 0 0%
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vote for a new FAIR album before Oct. 30

Every two weeks the Folk And International Roots Album Club will vote for an album that they will listen to and discuss in the coming weeks.
Anyone can vote in this poll, but if you vote, please follow through and be ready to discuss whichever album wins the poll.
These are the candidates to choose from :-

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Talking Timbuktu - Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder (1994)



This one's new to me but sounds promising.

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This Is Fire (2006) by Spires That in the Sunset Rise



This Is Fire, Spires That in the Sunset Rise's most accessible album, is not only a great entry point for the band (an all-female one at that), but also free folk and avant-folk. Of course, I use the term "accessible" lightly mainly due to the fact that this album is still very experimental... Squeaky/beautiful violins, ominous guitar playing, and vocals similar to that of The Raincoats and (occasionally) the almighty Comus. This band is slowly becoming one of my favorite folk artists... along with Big Blood, Jandek, and Bert Jansch, and I hope we all get a chance to listen and discuss it in the future.
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Desertshore (1970) by Nico



You probably know of this album... So I won't say too much about it. It's experimental, folky, dark, drone-like, and it has very unique female vocals. I'll finish on a few quick notes: she's not tone-deaf (like many claim), she has the most interesting solo career out of all the other Velvets (in my opinion), and this album isn't completely murdered by her harmonium playing (such as in a few of her previous releases).
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"DESERT WIND"-OFRA HAZA



From the late Nineties, this was Ofra's attempt to reach an international market without abandoning her Israeli Mizrachi roots.
A gorgeous album, IMO. Ofra Haza passed away of Aids related illness.
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Let's see, how about;

Fred Neil (1966) by Fred Neil

^ If you haven`t heard of this guy, you`ll soon be wondering why ; a neglected talent from the Greenwich Village folk scene.

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Colour Green by Sibylle Baier (Recorded 1970-73, released 2006)

^ “ Haunting, intimate, fragile“ are the words that turn up elsewhere on the internet to describe an album which is far removed from the usual commercially-inspired exercises. In fact it was apparently recorded at Sibylle`s home, just for private circulation, and was only released 30 years later, at her son`s insistence. Can`t get much better Folk credentials than that.

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Tonight At The Arizona (2007) by The Felice Brothers



This is Americana -or maybe that should be Revivalist Rock- that takes a little from Dylan, a little from Springsteen, but still manages to carve out a territory, and individual voice of it`s own.
Like the cover photo, the music has a down-at-heel, somber beauty; usually mournful, but sometimes erupting into raucous celebration.

Seven new chances for you to discover that one album that will change your life ! Are you ready to roll that fateful dice ? Are you ready to vote ?
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What if I can't hear one of more of those albums?

Are they available somewhere?
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What if I can't hear one of more of those albums?
...To google? Is there a reason you can't download them, other than being unable to find them?
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What if I can't hear one of more of those albums?

Are they available somewhere?
I think most people vote first, then just listen to the winner, but if you have problems locating a specific album, let me know.
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As I interpret the nature of the thread, I think that the most convenient way to participate is to having a preview of the songs, but not a full hearing.

I found a good way to do it. All the albums can be sampled on Amazon. And from those samples, I pick the first album.
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^ Yes, that`s a good way to do it, Argento !
Another site where you can hear little bits of music and read about the albums is AllMusic .

It`s good to have a new voice in the club - I hope you`ll stay around even if the Ali Farka Touré album doesn`t win this week.
I wonder if you have found anyone else from South America here on Music Banter ?
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OK, looks like Fred Neil`s self-titled album is the poll winner this week. Time to track it down and give it a listen and on November 7, we`ll open a thread to share our impressions of it. See you there, I hope !
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