Pup Roxy got me up in the middle of the night, Wednesday ( He'd earlier broken in to a sack of the older dog's food ) That Fleck was on the World Service.
Sounded quite amusing - Global will know how to find the LA version, I'm sure )
Great to hear selections from the Rough Guide to Highlife, Terakaft and Manuel Galban. Some strong performers in the Sangare/Fleck set, not least the ubiquitous Alioune Wade, but I didn't take to it hugely until 'Kounadia' which I very much liked. The Karine Polwart and Sheena Wellington tracks were also well worth including. Shame that we only had one and a quarter hours this week but good that there was so much to it.
Originally Posted by Globaltruth
Following on from the Karine track - I played the whole in the car on the way down from Harris yesterday (glorious gig with the family!) - and it is IMVHO one of the finest things to come out this year. Words, voice, production, the whole thing - it is exquisite.
Wholehearted agreement - when the Sangare/Fleck set started I thought it sounded like a Kulanjan part 2. However that second track was top notch - she really has the most glorious voice and I thought Bela grew into it - I love that deep south swampy minimalist banjo and it worked really well. The final track, Djorolen, was glorious.
Originally Posted by Lateralthinking1
Yellow on the Broom is the local anthem in these parts and Sheena Wellington has such a beautifully pure voice - great version. Talking about a great voice, I really liked the singer in Furnace Mountain - good tune too. I'm looking forward to hearing the new Karine Polwart record - she really is quality in my opinion.
It's a bit wierd though when Oilrig plays exactly the same track that I played the day before...
Baloji by Congo Eza Ya Biso off Kinshasa Succursale - a new disk so maybe not too surprising. Still worth listening to regularly , and as she pointed out features on the WM Prom on Sept 6.
And welcome back OR - more when I've finished LA'ing to the show, I've been away too.
Here's a holiday snap of me & Mrs GT - caused a stir on the M62 I can tell you.
Neat sandals, G ....... no socks neither...nice!
That Karine Polwart is blinkin' marvellous! Such a beautifully delicate yet powerful song is 'Cover Your Eyes' - she writes about a Scotland that I recognise.
That was a standout track indeed.
Originally Posted by johncorrigan
And you can't fault Tom Paley - listen to him while you can. A cool gringo...
And here's the link to Prom 74
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Reason: Note that the caravan is called Desert Dream as a homage to World Music...
As teamsaint told us elsewhere, Oilrig's got Session A9 in the studio with her tonight - I assume it's not a live show. A bit more Karine too and Mary Gauthier - neat.