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View Poll Results: Vote for a FAIR album before March 14
Various Putumayo Artists 0 0%
Konono No. 1 0 0%
Dead Combo 0 0%
David Thomas Broughton 1 33.33%
Karen Dalton 1 33.33%
June Tabor 1 33.33%
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vote for a FAIR album before March 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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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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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.
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Karen Dalton - It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969)



Great bluesy vocals on this first release from Karen Dalton. This is the opening track; her version of the Fred Neil track A Little Bit of Rain.



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June Tabor - Ashore (2011)



Newer release from a prolific English folky.
Thanks to fazstp, we`re back up to six candidates this week:-
So, which lucky artist is going to get your vote this time round ?
Also, does anyone think anything here should be put on "Last Chance" status ? I`ve rather lost track of how long some of these albums have been turning up in the polls.
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Looks like we have a three-way tie for this poll, so the win goes to the album that`s been registered longest in the polls: Jack Pat`s nomination of The Complete Guide To Insufficiency.

So, time to track down this album with the intriguing cover and intriguing title and give it a listen.
What do you think, should we open up a thread in a week`s time, or should we just descend en masse (haha) on the thread that Jack Pat has already opened for DTB ?
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