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various Cajun - Haricots Sont Pas Sales
Live sessions made in Louisiana in the 1970s, in Acadia and Evnageline. Some of the greatest Cajun musicians of the era captured in true local spirit. Artists include Bee Fontenot, Canray Fontenot, Dewey Balfa, Will Balfa, Rodney Balfa, Burkman Balfa, Sherley Bergeran, Alphee Bergeran, Bee Deshotels, Ed Deshotels, Terry Bearb, Nathan Abshire, Alphonse 'Bois sec' Ardoin, Dennis McGee, Sady Courville, Preston Manuel, Wallace Lafleur, Terry Bertrand, Ambroise Thibodeaux, Jack Léger.

Egeland, Molsky and Jarvela - Rauland Rambles
American Bruce Molsky, Finn Arto Järvelä and Norwegian Ånon Egeland join together in a traditional music tour de force. Fiddles abound, along with banjo and touches of ukelele, kantele and jew's harp. They play each others folk music like a natural part of their DNA. It's seamless and vibrant. And it is all recorded at a live concert.

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-stars - Carnival Conspiracy

Florida Memory - 3 CDs of Florida folklife
Three CDs of blues, folk and gospel from the Florida Folklife Collection.
Tell The Truth: Blues and Gospel
Shall We Gather at the River
Where the Palm Trees Shake at Night
This set of CDs was donated by State Library & Archives of Florida in support of RootsWorld. All proceeds go to support the magazine and radio program.

The Armstrong Twins - Mandolin Boogie
Stars of radio, records, and TV, the Armstrong Twins performed on the Louisiana Hayride, KXLA Pasadena, CA, Cliffie Stone's Dinner Bell Round Up and his legendary TV show "Town Hall Party." For the first time on CD the sound of their classic country brother duets featuring their first recordings from the late forties to the early fifties, and a reunion session in 1979. And a nice price, too!

various - Hawai'i: Under the Rainbow
This sound story is an audio 'film' about Hawaii from the point of view of a foreigner making a musical travelogue. Features music from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries - children's songs, nature songs, sounds from festivals, slack key guitar music, and old hula chants. Beautiful illustrationsin a distinctive and award-winning small-book package. Artists include Halau O Keaunui: hula; George kuo: slack key guitar; Gordon Mark: ukulele; KoAloha Ukulele: ukulele; Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus; Ho'oheno; The 'Ohana.

Mikata - Ayer y Hoy
Ten new arrangements of salsa dura and Latin jazz classics from the 1960's and '70's to the present day, featuring plenty of brass, percussion and virtuoso solos.

David Chevan and the Afro-Semitic Experience - Further Definitions of the Days of Awe
"Never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and jazz souls on fire.” So says Nat Hentoff and I can't agree more. For most of the past decade the Afro-Semitic Experience has played the midnight Selichot service with Cantor Jack Mendelson at his synagogue in White Plains, NY. Theey have, in the process, created a new way to accompany cantorial music and they document it in this rousing recording of three concerts in August, 2010 just before the High Holy Days, one in New York City, one in New Haven, Connecticut, and one in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It features the band with special guests Cantor Jack Mendelson, Cantor Lisa Arbisser, Cantor Erik Contzius, cantorial soloist Danny Mendelson, and trumpeter Frank London.

Coco Sukali - Congo River
Fernand Tchikounzi is a Congolese born New Yorker and lead vocalist for the group Coco Sukali. In addition to a brilliant band, the CD includes guests that would make any soukous king jealous: Lokassa Ya Mbongo, Daly Kimoko, and Nguma Lokito. This is the cool side of rumba from the old-school of Franco and Tabu Ley, sung in both English and Lingala.

The Horse Flies - Until the Ocean
The long-lived, wildly original old-time music visionaries in a brand-new CD! Richie Stearns, Jeff Claus, Judy Hyman, percussionist Taki Masuko, bassist Jay Olsa and Rick Hansen on accordion, organ and Moog. "Build a House and Burn it Down," "Carnival Lips," "Baghdad Children," "Drunkard's Child" and more.

Warren Storm, Willie T and Cypress - Cypress

Mad Tea Party - Flying Saucers
True Americana by a quirky crew from North Carolina delve into old blues, hokum and folk tunes, with a touch of coutry pop music from the 20s and such. Ami Worthen (vocals, ukulele), Jason Krekel (vocals, guitar, fiddle, and kazoo) and Lora Pendleton (vocals, bass) recorded this little gem of American roots in their home in North Carolina and the energy and spontaneity overflow in every tune, from the clever novelty of "Flying Suacers" to the warmth of the old country standard, "Walking on the Kings Highway." I was priveleged to have these folks on my radio show in CT in 2005 and fell in love with their personable and witty approach to all kinds of American roots music. Highly recommended.

Stefan Grossman - Those Pleasant Days
A 2 CD retrospective set covering his 8 albums on the Transatlantic label - one disc focuses on the songs, the second on the guitar mastery. Nicely packaged, with sharp liner notes by Colin Harper. A must have for fans of Grossman, the guitar and idiosyncratic American roots music.

Spaelimenninir i Hoydolum - A Ferd
On Á Ferð, the Faroese-American band Spælimenninir í Hoydølum are captured in live recordings from USA, Scotland, Orkney and the Faroes. Originally released in 1984, reissued on CD.

The Solidarity Singers - Solidarity, It Can't Be Beat
In the economic and political times that are on the horizon, it's probably more important than ever that the average folks stick together and sing. That's what The Solidarity Singers of the New Jersey Industrial Union Choir are doing, adapting classic songs of labor and liberation to the new times; the age old folk-process in action. It's neither slick nor what you'd call professional, but homespun, genuine and personal.

Klezmatics - Possessed

Peter Garcia and The Garcia Brothers - Songs of my People
From San Juan Pueblo, in Northern New Mexico, comes a sound rich with history and honor for the living Earth. San Juan has been an active ceremonial center for seven hundred years and Songs Of My People is a collection of music to accompany ceremonial dances. The solo and group songs are sung by men with deep, penetrating voices and the instrumentation consists mainly of double-sided drums and gourd rattles.

Eletfa - Gyokereink (Our Roots)
US based Hungarian band preserves the roots for a new generation, bringing the music, stories and dances of eastern Europe to life

Eletfa - Szep Szivarvany (Beautiful Rainbow)
Focused on the voice of Natalia Zagyva, this CD is a collection of village folk songs with instrumental accompaniment by Kalman Ocsi Magyar and the Elefta ensemble.

Kalman Magyar - Exposed
The noted Hungarian musicians steps out of his usual role as ambassador of Hungarian village music to show off not only his musicianship but also his diverse musical interests, in a recording of Hungarian, Romanian, Balkan and Gypsy songs. Kalman performs all the parts on this studio recording, and impresses throughout.

Hazmat Modine - Cicada
The best damned band in NYC, says Cliff. Harmonica, brass, drums and guitar stomp and romp through a unique collection of songs. On this second recording ,they are joined by special guests appearances including Natalie Merchant, Kronos Quartet, and most importantly, the absolutely essential Gangbé Brass Band from Benin. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The Afro-Semitic Experience - Plea for Peace
This African-Jewish jazz alliance offers a unique perspective, both musically and philosopically. Using tools expected and unexpected (bass, horns and drums are met by dobro, violin, African percussion and clarinet) they make a music that will grab the ear of mainstream jazz and Jewish fusion fans because no matter the genre, it is genuine, original and surprising.

Dwight Lamb, Jensen and Bugge - Live in Denmark 2013 (Part Two)
Since their first CD in 2010 the fairytale with Dwight Lamb has continued and has taken trio trio far and wide. Jensen & Bugge went to Quebéc to play at a festival and at a restaurant in town Mette started talking to a Scottish accordion player. He started telling her a story that he had heard at a festival in California: two young Scandinavian musicians found an old forgotten treasure of a folk music repertoire out on the Midwest prairie.

Margot Leverett and The Klezmer Mountain Boys - Second Avenue Square Dance!
Clarinetist Leverett and the band expand their repertoire beyond bluegrass and klezmer to rock, jazz, Latin and American music while continuing their unique, hybrid interpretations of standards made famous by Bill Monroe and Dave Tarras, Second Ave. Guest appearances by electric guitarist, Jorma Kaukonen, Hazel Dickens, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, David Grier, Mike Marshall, David Licht, Hankus Netsky, Carlos Oliviera, Dudley Connell, Ronnie Simpkins, and Bobby Shankin.

Sarah Aroeste - a la una (in the beginning)
An fine and promising debut release by a young American singer exploring Sephardic music in the modern world. The music ranges from traditional folk forms to jazz, rock and many of the hyphens-in-between, supported by a strong ensemble using traditional and modern instruments.

Frederic Rzewski - The People United Will Never Be Defeated
The composer Frederic Rzewski's seminal work for solo piano with 36 variations on iEL PUEBLO UNIDO JAMAS SERA VENCIDO! in an intense and sparkling performance by Yuji Takahashi. Jap(anese import.

Lila Downs - La Linea (Border)
Border forges a bridge between cultures and time. It's a collection of stirring songs inspired by border life, the plight of migrant workers, and the hardships endured by indigenous peoples. Accompanied by pre-Colombian and Mexican folk instruments, Downs infuses jazz, gospel, and hip hop influences into traditional cumbias, creating powerful music in any language. The artist dedicates this recording to the Mexican migrants, to the spirits of those who have died crossing the line.

Naftule's Dream - Live in Florence
a live concert performance by one of the most agressive and innovative of the 'new Jewish fringe' bands

Tom Heasley - On the sensations of tone
California Bay Area-based Tom Heasley is an internationally active composer, performer, tubist, improvisor and recording artist whose compositions for electro-acoustic tuba create 'a rich and sonorous aural experience that flies in the face of all the dumb cliches about what tuba music is.' From cathedrals to bars, from barns to conservatories, Heasley is…the ambient tubist.

Marc Anderson - Ruby
A percussionist with a global perspective but a unique personal style, Anderson has created a record finally worthy of the oft-butchered term world fusion. Working with an unusually diverse group of musicisans from world, folk, jazz and experimental backgrounds, Anderson's dream-like creations are thoroughly unique.

Fred Ho - Once upon a time in Chinese America
Combining music, theater and fantastic Chinese martial arts, Once Upon a Time in Chinese America is a heroic 17th Century martial arts legend of the betrayal of the legendary Shaolin Temple by a renegade monk. It is composer Fred Ho's action-adventure music/theater/ballet epic.

Lakotah and Dakotah artists - Mahkato Wacipi (2CD set)
This two-disc set brings together traditional songs, dances, and stories from the native peoples of southern Minnesota in the form of a two-day Wacipi (or Pow-wow).

Philip Blackburn - Habanera, A Soundwalk Through Old Havana, Cuba
What better way to get to know the intimate details of a culture than through your ears and your shoes? Environmental sound artist Philip Blackburn ambled through Old Havana, a city full of sounds. Blackburn's path takes us past alleys, buildings and streets where you can hear Fidel waffling on and on, cigar black-marketers, flamenco dancers, kids playing, Santeria and Catholic chanting, and the nightly canon fire. Wear headphones for the full binaural effect and turn out the lights (the CD cover glows in the dark) and walk with Blackburn through Havana 2004.

Dwight Lamb, Jensen and Bugge - Live in Denmark 2010
American one-row accordionist Lamb and Danish duo Mette Kathrine (five-rowed accordion) and Kristian Bugge (fiddle) present more than 100 years of their musical and family history - from Vendsyssel DK to the Northern USA and back again. They are joined on some tracks by Vagn Dahl Hansen (piano) and Karl Skaarup (five-rowed accordion) in a wonderful set of live tunes from the tradition.

The Danubians - The Danubians
Amy Denio, Pavel Fajt, Csaba Hajnoczy and Gaby Kenderesi

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra - Book One
Founded in December 2002 by its current artistic director, Irvin Mayfield. They perform and present educational programs that draw upon the rich musical and cultural traditions of "the birthplace of jazz," where the group is based. Book One, the group's debut recording, is a showcase of Irvin Mayfield's original compositions for big band and features cameos by vocalist Johnaye Kendrick, R and B singer John Boutté and a singing/scatting turn by orchestra member Leon "Chocolate" Brown.

Various - From Sweden to America
Swedish Emigrant Songs: Amerikavisor - Historic recordings from Sweden and the US about emigrants and immigration. All are vocal works, folks songs about the joys and hardships

Oscar Hamry - Hardingspel Frå Vestre Slidre: Fairbault, Minnesota 1939
Oscar Hamry (Ola O. Reishagen) was the son of Ola Gudmundson Hamre from the tenant farm Hamro, belonging to Midtre Hande in Vestre Slidre. He was born in 1884, and spent his childhood years with his parents at Hamro. He had two brothers, also named Ola. Around 1900, one of the brothers bought the farm Reishagen. After a while Ola moved in there and adopted the farm's name. His other brother emigrated to the USA while still quite young and settled in Minnesota. In 1912 Ola married Ambjørg Sårrbu from Vang. They immediately emigrated to America, and later had a daughter.

Knut Reiersrud band - Voodoo without killing chicken
The Norwegian composer and guitarist goes full tilt into the music of New Orleans in an agressive and unique way, rife with his energetic playing an d a gang of top nothc blues, jazz and rock ifluenced musicians. This album features 11 songs that Reiersrud's distinctive signature, and with six of the lyrics co-authored with Jeff Wasserman.

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