Archive for the ‘folk music’ Category


Just stopping by…

May 15, 2009

…to indicate a couple of sites, one for fans of old-time/country blues/folky stuff, and another for fans of the punk/new wave/no wave/post punk interphase.


Still not an actual post…

April 21, 2009

…but I thought I’d let you know that someone has blogged Bright Phoebus by Mike and Lal Waterson, with Richard Thompson, which I previously mentioned obliquely.


Listening diary 20080821: This month’s emusic take

August 22, 2008

Album titles link to sample-laden purchase pages at various commercial servers.

Friend Opportunity by Deerhoof.  I love it.  It’s starting to sound like they’ve actually learned how to play their instruments, and it’s not interfering with what they do at all.

The Ellington Suites by Duke Ellington.  I dig it, and I’m still assimilating it, but for now I’m only recommending it if you already have the Far East Suite and the Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Mustafa Kandirali by Mustafa Kandirali.  Because there’s no such thing as enough Turkish Clarinet music.  Those are supposed to be funny Turkish i’s with no dots.  Thanks for the hot tip, Laura!

Instrumentals by the Nels Cline Singers.  I like it.  Pretty much exactly what I was expecting.

Looking forward to: Borrowed Arms by Two Foot Yard and Masada Book of Angels vol 11: Zaebos by Medeski Martin and Wood.


News to me: B.F. Shelton existed.

July 31, 2008

And I’m glad he did.  He only recorded four songs, almost like he knew that after three quarters of a century he would exist only as a MySpace page.  Will appeal to fans of Doc Boggs.

via (click through for more linky linky)


Funny genre train wreck.

July 23, 2008

Not funny ha ha, more funny oh wow.  Here’s a little bit of the song “For a Few Rubles More” by Farmer’s Market.  This is from their first record, “Musikk Fra Hybridene,” which contains many hilarious genre trainwrecks, one of the genres always being Bulgarian Wedding Music.

(The other album of theirs that I have, “Speed Balkan Boogie,” is also great but not especially funny)


New Ivo Papasov!!

July 2, 2008


Link with links to buy mp3’s, buy cd at Amazon, buy mp3’s from Amazon, BBC review.

Ivo’s website, Ivo according to Wikipedia.

via (with mp3 sample)


3 Mustaphas 3 on YouTube

February 23, 2008

Direct YT Link.