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View Poll Results: Vote For A FAIR Album Before Dec 14
Ali Farka Tourč + Ry Cooder 0 0%
Sibylle Baier 2 40.00%
Various Putumayo Artists 0 0%
Greg Brown 0 0%
Elizabeth Cotton 2 40.00%
Konono No.1 1 20.00%
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vote for a FAIR album before Dec. 14

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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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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I nominate this compilation of african singers:

Compilator (it's a seal, not a person): Putumayo
Album's name: African Odyssey
Year: 2001


Samples can be listened on Amazon:
Amazon.com : Music Sampler

I nominate it for those songs:

Sinama Denw - Habib Koite
Mar - Augusto Cego
Kecu Minino Na Tchora - Bidinte
Raki - Oliver Mtukudzi
The Well - Seydu
Fundo Di Matu - Manecas Costa
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Greg Brown - The Evening Call (2006)



Rather mellow album from a prolific musician.

WIKI


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Here's a nomination:



Folksongs and Instrumentals With Guitar (1958) by Elizabeth Cotten

It's a blues/folk album by a woman whose talent wasn't discovered until she was 63 years old. It helped inspire the contemporary folk boom that would happen in the coming decade, and it is an essential listen for any avid fan of the genre. A very unique album...
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Congotronics (2005) by Konono No.1



Congotronics consists of African chants accompanied by traditional thumb pianos fed through some rudamentary electronics which have been cranked up to distortion levels. The result sounds like something which may be a one-artist genre; Industrial Afro-trance Folk. Most of us will never witness a local Kinshasa band playing together in a courtyard with some home-built equipment, but this album gives us an unadorned indication of what they sound like.
Six options with some very different styles, I imagine, even though this week the nominations have polarized out between two continents; North America and Africa.
Well, let`s get voting and see where our loyalties, or interests, lie !
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I'd love to see a write-up for Folksongs and Instrumentals With Guitar (1958) by Elizabeth Cotten but I'd love to see any of these albums reviewed.
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Good to see you on one of the FAIR club threads, Big3.
I`ve already voted for Sibylle Baier this week, which has nudged her ahead for the moment, but the other deserving albums will get their chance too.
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Good to see you on one of the FAIR club threads, Big3.
I`ve already voted for Sibylle Baier this week, which has nudged her ahead for the moment, but the other deserving albums will get their chance too.
Hey thanks, as I said, i'm just glad to get some direction. I have been new-music-less for awhile.
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^ Well, you can always check back over the albums that we`ve already reviewed, if you like. The threads are listed in the first post, here:-
http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...lbum-club.html
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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In this poll, two women are fighting it out for first place: Sibylle Baier and Elizabeth Cotten.
As previously with a tie, if people agree that it`s fair, I`m going to give first place to the candidate who has been waiting longest in the polls. So after waiting since September 30, and after a lifetime lived in some obscurity, come on down, Sibylle Baier, and take your place among the elite but illustrious ranks of FAIR club winners !!
"Your time has come to shine, all your dreams are on their way..."


Sibylle`s discussion thread will open on December 21st.
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