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Warren Storm, Willie T and Cypress - Cypress

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

Roy Rogers - Happy Trails: The Roy Rogers Collection (used/like new)
Yep, the cowboy crooner with the Pioneers and Riders of the Purple Sage among others, in a 3 CD box set with a big book of notes and photos. Lightly used, in excellent condition.

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.

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

Don Rooke - Atlas Travel
The solo release by composer, guitarist and all around swell guy Don Rooke from The Henrys is an exercise in sonic spaciousness, aural elbow room and capricious experimentation.

Hazmat Modine - Extra-Deluxe-Supreme
This NYC bad of brass, harmonica, guitars and rhythm defies easy description wit their original blend of American roots music with whatever crosses their path. Give it a listen! A RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' recording.

The Real Stormin' Norman - Every One Tells a Story
Best known for his work in the 70s are the pianist, composer and second voice in the legendary NYC band Stormin' Norman and Suzy, Norman Zamcheck returns with his 2006 solo release of new songs.

Blind Boys of Alabama - Atom Bomb
More traditional gospel from this great singing group, plus some quirky covers of pop tunes like Spirit in the Sky, Prsence of the Lord and the 1950s cult country tune, Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb.

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.

Jeremiah McLane and Ruthie Dornfeld - Hummingbird
This unique duo is pulling together disparate influences from around the world and making a roots-based music that often borders on the avant garde. Dornfeld's fiddle and McLane's accordion weave and diverge in unique and creative ways.

Mahmoud Ahmed and Either Orchestra - Ethniogroove (DVD)
A film by Anais Prosic follows the Ethiopian star and the American jazz band as they discover each others music and prepare for a concert. Includes documentary and a full 2006 concert. DVD, multi-zone, NTSC (North American) format.

Liam Bailey - Flesh and Armor
Pure pop with American roots - not my usual catalog addition, but I make exceptions for musicians with a wry outlook, an unusual voice and a certain sense of production restraint. Liam and his team of musicians have all of this working for them, so if you have the occasional, selective soft spot for intelligent pop music like I do, you might want to give this one a listen.

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.

various - Music of the American Indian - Northwest (Puget Sound)
Library of Congress #AAFS L34 - One LP with brochure, packed in a full box. Recorded in 1940-52 by Willard Rhodes, wjho also edited the brochure. Issued in 1954, this revised edition is 1984. Brand new, still sealed

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.

Mamak Khadem - The Road
Iranian born singer and composer Mamak Khadem and an ensemble that include Jorge Strunz, Ardeshir Farah, Mino Cinelu and a Balkan brass band, continues her search for new and innovative settings for the poetry of Rumi. This is a RootsWorld music choice, and all of your purchase price goes to supporting the magazine and radio programs.

Ruthie Dornfeld, Joel Bernstein, Keith Murphy - Ways of the World
Folk tunes from Appalachia and Texas played by Ruthie Dornfeld -fiddle, viola; Joel Bernstein -harmonica, banjo; Keith Murphy -guitar, vocals

Berger, Knutsson, Spering, Cherry, Cherry - See You In A Minute
Bengt Berger, Jonas Knutsson, Christian Spering, Eagle-Eye Cherry and Neneh Cherry in an international homage to the late, great Don Cherry

Imaginary Homeland - Jump for George
This is one of those 'what can you say?' sort of recordings. Composer, saxophonist, and percussionist David Rogers, percussionist Mark Stone, violinist Marlene Rice and funky bassist Matt Pavolka have found the non-existant link between Appalachian string bands, Ghanian percussion, downtown jazz and host of other unrelated ideas that miraculously fit together as if they had the deepest of ethnomusical roots.

Paris to Kyiv - Fragmenti
The 2005 release by this Canadian based, Ukraine inspired global music ensemble. Marvelous music, a first rate ensemble of Julian Kytasty, Richard Moody, Paul Yee, Christian Dugas, Alan Schroeder and Rodrigo Muñoz and of course, the voice of Alexis Kochan.

Bitter Funeral Beer Band w Don Cherry, K. Sridhar - Live in Frankfurt 82
A remarkable concert recording of innovative trumpeter Cherry and sarod master Sridhar, joined by a stellar cast of Swedish, African, American musicians including Bengt Berger, Atsimevu, Anita Livstrand, Matthias Helldén, Christer Bothén, and many more.

Joel Rubin Ensemble - Midnight Prayer
Rubin is one of the leading performers of instrumental klezmer music and has spent the last 14 years in Germany and Eastern Europe researching and performing the old Russian Jewish klezmer tradition.He is joined on this marvelous recording by a great group of musicians, including Kálmán Balogh, Ferenc Kovács and David Chernyavsky.

Afrissippi - Alliance
The second round for this allianceof Senegalese roots and Mississippi blues, and every bit as solid as the first. Guelel Kumba - guitar, vocals, Eric Deaton - electric guitar, Kinney Kimbrough - drums, Justin Showah - bass, Papa Assane M'baye - percussion, Jeff Callaway - trombones Listen

Three Metre Day - Coasting Notes
Three Metre Day is an original, Canadian roots music trio whose members are violinist Hugh Marsh, guitarist Don Rooke and pump organist and vocalist Michelle Willis. This debut for the Canadian trio is warm, intense and complex, offering songs both beautiful and edgy. Fans of The Henrys, take note!

Arohi Ensemble - Ahimsa: Love Is the Weapon of the Brave
This ensemble of musicians from india, Venezuela and the US perform improvised music based on Indian traditions, but not in a strictly traditional way. Led by Beirut born American artist Paul Livingstone, the band includes Pedro Eustache, Abhijit Banerjee, Peter Jacobson, Dave Lewis, Pandit Rajeev Taranath and Somnath Roy

Juan Carranza - Mareas
Costa Rican born guitarist Juan Carranza merges traditional and new flamenco with an undercurrent of Latin and North African rhythms on this collection of ten original songs. This is no slick pastiche a la Gipsy Kings, but rough and ready roots music played with great energy and skill, delivered with passion and creative spark.

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!

The Henrys - Quiet Industry
The 2015 release by Toronto legends, The Henrys. Led by kona-guitarist Don Rooke, with Hugh Marsh (violin), John Sheard (pump and electric organs), Andrew Dowling (acoustic bass), David Di Renzo (percussion) and vocalists Gregory Hoskins and Tara Dunphy. This one is heavy on lyrics and introduces a great new singer to the band. Highly recommended.

Nikki Matheson - Invisible Angel
The Canadian-born singer, composer and musician has travelled many a musical mile, and performed with some great artists, including Gabriel Yacoub. Her new solo CD finds her moving between languages and traditions on 13 tunes recorded over 10 years and on 2 continents, joined by Colin McCaffrey (mandolin), Jeremiah McLane (accordion), Gabriel Yacoub (guitar), Yannick Hardouin (bass), and a host of other fine musicians.

Le Nozze di Carlo - Le Nozze di Carlo
Their premise is that they make 'ethnic and psuedo-ethnic music.' Perhaps, but then, we all take ourselves too seriously, so why not? This quartet from New York plays accordion, bass, sax and guitar, they all sing, they have a good time playing old Italian folk songs, modern Italian pops, Irish and pseudo-Irish ballads, polkas, sea chanteys, jazz odysseys, mini-operas, and 'the occasional game of croquet.' Relax and enjoy.

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.

Clare Fader and The Vaudevillains - Seventh and Trade
Singer and writer Clare Fader and company are back with their second release, and it is, if anything, weirder, darker and more quirky than the first. It's part cabaret, part Jaques Brel, perhaps a skittering dose of The Doors without the amplifiers and leather. The Vaudevillains: Aaron Bachelder, drums; Andy Mabe, upright bass; Brad Cokendolpher, guitar; and Mary K. Elkins, cello.

Maja & David - CPH-Cafe-Yul
The second meeting of the Danish and Quebecois fiddlers. After many return trips across the Atlantic Ocean between Denmark and Quebec, Maja Kjær Jacobsen and David Boulanger have merged their Danish and Quebecois traditional music syles into their own seamless blend of new folk music, using their fiddles, hardanger fiddles, foot stomping and harmonica.

Erik Hokkanen and Lumisudet - Cosmic Meltdown Vol. 1
Fiddler and guitarist Hokkanen, Texan of Finnish descent, with Finns Arto Järvelä, mandolinist-guitarist Petri Hakala and bassist Tapani Varis and great guests: Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila, Mauno Järvelä, Kimmo Pohjonen. It's a bit of Finnish tradition, some old-timey American, Texas swing, Tin Pan Alley and more, played by some of the hottiest musicians around.

Skip Gorman and the Waddie Pals - Dogie Music
Old timey music from the American west by Skip Gorman and pals Ruthie Dornfeld on fiddle, Mary Burdette on bass, Tom Sauber on banjo, fiddle and mandolin and Patrick Sauber on accordion and mando. Sweet old tunes familiar and un, played with love and spirit.

Afro-Semitic Experience - The Road That heals the Splintered Soul
The Afro-Semitic Experience is a six piece group with a jazz and world music sound. Their music is a merging of the many elements of their cultures. Much of what they play has a strong spiritual center to it - their repertoire contains a heavy dose of music from the Jewish synagogue and the African-American church. This new work is an exploration of the deep well of myths, epics and stories that unite all cultures.

Stacy Phillips - From the Inside
The archduke of dobro is joined by Jon Sholle, Ken Kosek, Tony Trischka, Evan Stover and others. "Stacy Phillips hits almost every high point on this new release ("From the Inside), from klezmer to Hawaiian to bluegrass to Western Swing. This album is just damn beautiful, and if I don't write about it hear, you may miss it. Phillips has a masterful touch on one of my favorite instruments. . . gentle, totally fluid, totally present practitioner of American roots musics. [GRADE: A+]" - The Klezmer Shack

Prism Quartet - The Singing Gobi Desert
Partnering here with the ensemble Music from China, PRISM presents works by four Chinese-born American composers. The Singing Gobi Desert reveals that saxophones and Chinese instruments have a natural, if unexpected, affinity. For nearly 30 years, PRISM has stood at the vanguard of new music ensembles, commissioning works across a broad spectrum of styles, and demonstrating the saxophone's versatility.

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.

David Chevan w/ Afro-Semitic Experience and Frank London - Days of Awe
David Chevan and The Afro-Semitic Experience has been amazing audiences all over Connecticut and the northeast for a number of years (and lately, also around the world). Trumpeter Frank London joins the ensemble on this 2003 release that reinterprets 'meditations for Selichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.' It's an astounding work of musical art, innovative, spiritual and musically adept at merging tradition and innovation, ancient melodies and jazz.

Various - Festival of San Miguel Tzinacapan
Traditional,. local music from a Nahuat village situated in a lush, mountainous region in Puebla Stae, Mexico. The language spoken in this village is related to Nahuatl, a language more commonly known abroad under the exotic name "Aztec."In Nahuatl, Tzinacapan means "Bat Springs." As in all the villages in the Sierra Norte of Puebla, life in San Miguel Tzinacapan follows the agricultural rhythms of maize and coffee and the ebb and flow of the fog banks that relentlessly blot out and recreate its landscape.

Bidaia - Duo
Basque composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Mixel Ducau and Californian singer-songwriter and hurdy-gurdy player Caroline Phillips come back for their second recording as Bidaia, now a duo, with a repertoire that includes original compositions and traditional Basque songs. The Basque alboka and ttun-ttun are combined with acoustic guitar, hurdy-gurdy and bamboo clarinet to offer a strong second look at their original approach to the tradition.

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.

Omar Sosa and Sekou Keita - Transparent Water
The latest global collaboration by Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. This time around Sosa he works with Senegalese kora player and singer Seckou Keita to create new music with roots in multiple African regional musics (Mandinka and Yoruba), but add Chinese reeds (sheng master Wu Tong), Japanese koto (Mieko Miyazaki) along with Afro-Latin piano and percussion (Venzuelean artist Gustavo Ovalles). (A RootsWorld Music of the Month selection)

Either/Orchestra - Ethiopiques 20: Live in Addis (2 CDs)
The 10-piece jazz orchestra from Boston, in a 2 CD set recorded live in Addis with a number of great Ethiopian performers including vocalists Bahta Gebre-Heywet, Michael Belayheh and Tsedenia Gebre-Marqos, saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya and percussionist Mulatu Astatqe. Inspired by the great Ethiopian pop and jazz of the '60s and '70s, they bring a full array of modern jazz and Afro-Cuban innovations to an Ethiopian repertoire. Unusual, to say the least.

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.

Dalava - The Book of Transfigurations
Guitarist Aram Bajakian and vocalist Julia Ulehla’s Dálava project is an homage to traditional Moravian folk music, taking melodies transcribed over 100 years ago by Ulehla’s great-grandfather, and reinventing them in stirring, sometimes avant-garde musical language.It delves into deep territory; conjuring ancestors, animating spirits, and crafting musical microcosms around the gem-like folk melodies. This fractured village music channels the voices of a bygone era. Their first album was a RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' pick, and this one is equally engaging.

Hank Sapoznik and the Youngers of Zion - The Protocols
Old time Yiddish music — hot fiddle tunes, forgotten ballads, introspective instrumentals and snappy Second Avenue vaudeville songs performed with anmmediacy evoking the coziness of the parlor and the raucousness of the dance floor. Deeply rooted in traditional Yiddish music, the Youngers of Zion make it their own, playing with an easy sense of ownership and understated virtuosity. Singer and tenor guitarist Henry Sapoznik is joined by Mark Rubin on bass and tuba, and fiddler "Cookie" Segelstein in a 'live in the studio' recording of great energy.

The Clayfoot Strutters - Going Elsewhere
The Clayfoot Strutters are a self-styled 'New England-based Contradance Jam Band' who specialize in fusing the modes and melodies of traditional American immigrant music, progressive pop and modal jazz harmonies with' dance-floor grooves from the Latin, Swing, Afropop and Zydeco/Cajun worlds. Members are fiddler, songwriter, and producer Pete Sutherland, Jeremiah McLane on accordion and keyboards, and drummer, vocalist and guitarist Lee Blackwell. Special guests often include: Peter Davis, who plays clarinet, sax, piano, and guitar, bassist Dave Grant, and banjo and flute player Mark Roberts.

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.

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.

Chevan, Nizrahi and Afro-Semitic Experience - Yizkor: Music of memory
Composer and bassist David Chevan's Afro-Semitic Experience is joined by Jewish cantor Alberto Nizrahi for a contemporary look at Yizkor, a memorial service when sinners seek atonement, remember those who have passed before and contemplate the the transience of life. Carefully fusing modern American jazz, older American roots and ancient Hebrew traditions is no easy task, but Chevan and company prove more than up to the task on this 2008 exploration of modern American spiritually and musical experimentation.

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.

Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg - Saints and Tzadiks: Yiddish and Irish Songs
Vocalists Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg (of the Klezmatics) present a fascinating album combining Yiddish and Irish songs culled from rare archive material and old recordings, with themes common to the Jewish and Irish traditions: love, death, betrothal, betrayal and the demon drink. The bulk of the Jewish material is drawn from the Ruth Rubin Archive at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where Sklamberg serves as Sound Archivist. The Irish songs come from both the popular and the ancient Gaelic sean nós traditions. Listen

Dalava - Dalava
From the RootsWorld review: "dálava are edging out into music with a particularly rich backstory. Vocalist Julia Úlehla and guitarist Aram Bajakian reunited in a musical project probing the texts and tunes transcribed by Úlehla's great-grandfather. Mr. Úlehla was taken by the folk music of the Moravian village of Straznice, and he painstakingly transcribed the songs and tunes of this community (located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, and bordering on the Carpathians)... the performances are full of conviction, and Julia Úlehla's fabulous voice is a marvel. Dálava's debut is a fully realized work, and a new, organically sown branch for the original music' This was a 2014 RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' selection, and is highly recommended.

Osvaldo Hernandez Napoles - Tierra
Osvaldo Hernandez Napoles is a Mexican musician who has lived in Belgium for more than 20 years. After playing and recording with different multicultural groups in a number of countries, Osvaldo composed original works for this first album, on the theme of the Earth living on borrowed time. The different pieces in which poetry intertwines with melodies are served by a range of instruments from diverse indigenous and Afro-Latin American traditions, blended with Arabo-Andalucian and Armenian tones. Osvaldo is accompanied by three musicians from very different backgrounds: Patricia Van Cauwenberge (Belgian) on different percussion instruments, including the Argentinean bombo, the Peruvian cajón, the Brazilian pandeiro, Venezuelan maracas, and so on. Karim Baggili (Jordanian-Serbo-Croatian-Belgian) on the Arab oud, the acoustic guitar and vocals. Vardan Hovanissian (Armenian) on the doudouk and different Armenian flutes. Listen

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