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View Poll Results: Vote for a Fair album before Feb 14
Various Putumayo Artists 0 0%
Greg Brown 1 25.00%
Konono No.1 1 25.00%
Dead Combo 0 0%
Neil Young 1 25.00%
David Thomas Broughton 1 25.00%
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vote for a FAIR album before February 14

Every two weeks the Folk And International Roots Album Club votes 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.

So, here are the latest nominations, all of them worthy of your votes, I`m sure:-

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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.

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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 amplifiers, but this album gives us an unadorned indication of what they sound like.
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Dead Combo Vol.1 by Dead Combo (2005)



Fado is a traditional Portuguese guitar style, but on this album Dead Combo have taken it apart and rebuilt it with the same kind of slow,intense, precision that Ry Cooder used on his Paris,Texas soundtrack. Just like RC, this duo -guitar and double bass- perform musical magic by going back to the simplest things but somehow charging them with a new beauty hard to describe.
(PS.This Dead Combo are from Lisbon and shouldn`t be confused with an Irish band who use exactly the same name.)
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Live At Massey Hall, 1971 by Neil Young (2007)



Something old, something relatively new from Canada`s greatest musical export. NY plays a solo acoustic set, between Harvest and Gold Rush chronologically, which makes it quite possibly his folkiest album ever.
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I'll go ahead and nominate The Complete Guide to Insufficiency (2005) by David Thomas Broughton. I've been really digging it for the past couple of days and would love to share it with the lot of you. If you want some information on it or a brief description, then just click on the David Thomas Broughton thread that I made recently.

Once more we have six contenders :-

Which will you go for ? Which will you love ?
Which will you choose, from the stars above ?
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I'm going for the Neil Young one, although it was quite a close call.
This one did it for me:

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Oh dear! It looks as if we're in for a three way tie! I think there's definitely something worth investigating about the empty, soft character of Greg Brown's "The Evening Call". It was certainly very high up for me - I will definitely add that to my list for buying in the future. "mellow" was definitely the right adjective, I think.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for voting; though we are indeed stuck with a four-way tie.
I guess that as previously, the win goes to the candidate who has been featuring in the polls the longest, and that honour goes to Greg Brown, who has been waiting since mid-November for his hour of glory.
Does that sound ok ? I`ll open a discussion thread for his album on Feb 21. Hope to see you there !
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