playlist for October 7, 2006
host/producer Mark R. Thomas
Song From the Planet
I Am a River
Bill Leslie is an environmental
journalist, working out of North Carolina, who works his love of the
environemnt to his musical compositions. His latest record includes
15 new compositions.
Rhythm - August 06
Music from the Global Rhythms sampler
Rhythm - World Music, Culture & Lifestyle
The original Celtic Punks, the Pogues, first
five albums were recently reissued.
Walking Through This World
For So Long
website: Smithfield Fair
New music from Lousiana-based Smithfield
Fair, whose active touring
schedule includes a wide variety of concerts, folk and Scottish/Celtic
music festivals. Smithfield
Fair have shared the stage with Celtic musicians including
Andy M. Stewart, Battlefield Band, Eileen Ivers, Robbie O'Connell,
Johnny Cunningham, The Tannahill Weavers, Alasdair Fraser, and Archie
Celtic musician Gary Stadler collected some of the most beloved lullubies
to create a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for adults and children.
Chants of the Ascenté
Fields of France
of the Ascenté is singer-songwriter, Charlotte McHatton's first
CD recording. Charlotte's
poetic lyrics enchant
encourage the human spirit with their heavenly sounds....
The Blue Dome of the Sky
website: Art Turner
New acoustic guitar music
from Art Turner.
Around the City
Eliane Elias is Brazil-born
but based in New York. Her impressive discocraphy includes about twenty
Dia Lluvioso (rainy day)
Marta Topferova is a deeply thoughtful
singer-songwriter who has created a pan-Latin fusion singing soulful
tunes to her inner muse.
de la Calle (Cuba)
Putumayo's "Radio Latino" collects
some of the best contemporary Latin pop and alternative music.
Hazmat Modine plays a unique kind of gypsy blues backed by tuba, trumpet,
bass sax and guitars, and aided by East European cymbolom, sarusaphone,
bass marimba, Chinese sheng, and claviola. This song also includes
backing vocals of the throat singers of the group Huun-Huur-Tu.
Blind Willie McTell
website: Bob Dylan
Dylan's "Blind Willie McTell" first appeared on his 1991
Bootleg Series, although it was produced in 1982. Its based on a traditional
blues, "St. James Infirmary." Dylan is on piano, his vocals
at the height of power, he's accompanied by Mark Knopfler on guitar.
This powerful song calls for repeated listening...
Barnes & Noble Exclusive
Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions
New Orleans Shall Rise Again
All proceeds go
the the Dancing
Cat Benefit Fund to support relief organizations such as Common
Ground Relief and ACORN
Electronic music dedicated to the powerful unseen magnetic force lifting
humanity toward a higher power
Mujer Ardiente (woman on fire)
Mayra Casales on Congas.
rodrigo y gabriela
The debut recording by Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, two
fast fingered Dublin-based Mexicans with a unique approach to the
acoustic guitar. Their music straddles both world and rock music,
steeped in Latin influence. Their cd includes
a bonus DVD featuring live performances, interviews, and a tutorial
of their unique acoustic
Excursions into Memory
America flutist, R. Carlos Nakai weaves
cedar flute music with the luminous guitar work of William Eaton,
and undulating electronic rhythms of Cliff Sarde, along with Native
American singer, Randy Wood to reconnect the past and present.
Buddha Lounge 5
Seeress Prophesy ("Daydreaming")
Hypnotic grooves from masters of the downtempo/chill-out/lounge
& global electronica music movement, from around the world.
A portion of proceeds go to the Seva
Are You Dreaming
Techno-tribal music fusing devotional chants
and electronica from the kirtan band, "One At Last"
One At Last
Bodhi K Setchko takes
us on a shamanic flute journey across his native land, Ukraine.
website: Paul Avgerinos
"Gnosis" (knowing &
knowledge) is the next step in Paul Avgerinos' continuing quest for
spiritual insight and enlightenment through music.
It is a rich musical tapestry of ancient Greek chants, tabla, oud,
sarangi, cello and choir.
A tribute to the roots of Afro-Peruvian music.
Leones - Refugee All Stars
Living Like a
Living Like a Refugee (title track)
Bull to the Weak
Nine million children are refugees - Right Now -
Help them play, let them learn...
Beat Pick of the Month
An album dedicated to all the innocent people living as refugees throughout
the world and to those organizations and individuals who work tirelessly
on their behalf. Group leader, Reuben M. Koroma writes most of the
Doce Mel (Guinea-Bissau)
"Acoustic Africa" collects some
of Africa's best singer-songwriters, performing beautiful songs with
an acoustic flavor. Some tracks will keep you coming back for more...
Color Me Life
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