A girl upon the shore did ask a favour of the sea;
"Return my blue eyed sailor boy safely back to me.
Forgive me if I ask too much, I will not ask for more,
but I shall weep until he sleeps safe upon the shore."
For nearly 20 years, Newfoundland group Great Big Sea
have been creating acoustic Celtic folk-rock covers and interpretations of traditional
Newfoundland and Labrador sea shanties
, fishing and party songs
, which draw from the island's rich 500-year-old multicultural (Irish, English, Scottish and French) heritage. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Aug 23, 2012 -
Toward the Within
is the only official live album of the eclectic music group, Dead Can Dance
Recorded in one take in November of 1993, the performance was later released as an album and video. The latter includes short interviews with the heads of the group, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, interspersed with the songs.
Video track list: [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Dec 8, 2011 -
Bobby Charles 1938-2010
. Songwriter, musician's musician and cultural treasure, he died on last Thursday in Abbeville,Lousiana. In the 1950s, he wrote Fats Domino's Walking to New Orleans
, Bill Haley and the Comet's See You Later, Alligator
and recorded for Chess records. His eponymous Bearsville album
recorded in Woodstock in 1972 has been described as the best Band album released under another name.(Check out Small Town Talk
there.) He appeared as well in the Band's farewell concert filmed as The Last Waltz
. He made an enormous contribution to American popular music. [more inside]
posted by y2karl
on Jan 19, 2010 -
. Stefan Wirz and Hideki Watanabe pay homage to their favorites. Check out Hideki's Muscle Shoals
page for another slice of his Americana pie
. Or click on a name--Eric Von Schmidt
, say--on Stefan's completist, slow loading page and wallow in pictures and stories... Then there's the Richard & Mimi Fariña website
. Jan Hoiberg's Band
site is another. I love labors of love.
And don't forget the Bauls of Bengal
or the secrets of John Wesley Harding revealed!
And note, newsfilterians, you can now order Mickey Jone's home movies
from the '66 tour, too. I'm going to see the Bobster tomorrow, so I've been thinking of these things.
posted by y2karl
on Oct 3, 2002 -