30 April 2021

Podwireless 225 May 2021

 

PLAY LINK: PODWIRELESS 225 MAY 2021

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1. (Sig) The English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

2. John Hiatt w. The Jerry Douglas Band : Long Black Electric Cadillac from the CD Leftover Feelings (New West) Website

3. Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg : Dark Eyes from the CD Uncut: Dylan Revisited (Uncut) Website

4. Radio Tutti & Barilla Sisters : Rumba Morena from the CD Xogo (Lamastrock) Website

5. Celina da Piedade : Saias da Moda from the CD Au Vivo Na Casinha (Sons Vadios) Website

6. Pao Barreto : Buscando El Sol from the CD Spiralis (Pao Barreto/ El Clan) Bandcamp

7. Christina Alden & Alex Patterson : Reed Cutting from the CD Hunter (Alden & Patterson) Website

8. Cath & Phil Tyler : Sunshine from the CD Some Heavy Hand (Ferric Mordant) Bandcamp

9. Peter Stampfel : Log Cabin Home In The Sky from the CD Peter Stampfel's 20th Century In 100 Songs (Louisiana Red Hot) Bandcamp

10. Warsaw Village Band : Potopielka from the CD Uwodzenie (Karrot Kommando) Website

11. Kirszenbaum : Szaman from the CD Sie (Karrot Kommando) Website

12. Balkan Taksim : Cartes Postales from the CD Disko Telegraf (Buda) Website

13. Janice Burns & Jon Doran : Sir Richard's Song from the CD Janice Burns & Jon Doran (Jan & Jon) Bandcamp

14. Banter : Gathering Flowers from the CD Three (Mrs Casey) Website

15. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino : Orfeo from the CD Meridiana (Ponderosa Music) Website

16. Toumani Diabate & The London Symphony Orchestra : Moon Kaira from the CD Korolen (World Circuit) Website

17. Comorian : Mama (Once, We Had a Queen) from the CD We Are An Island, But We're Not Alone (Glitterbeat) Website

18. Victor Uwaifo : Obviemama from the CD Edo Funk Explosion Vol 1 (Analog Africa) Bandcamp

19. Stringflip : Schottis 2.0 from the CD Stringflip (GO Danish Folk Music) Website

20. The Ciderhouse Rebellion : The Whitby Rose from the DL Single (The Ciderhouse Rebellion) Bandcamp

21. Diatonics : Redstart from the CD Diatonics (Working Party) Website

22. Texas Alexander : The Risin' Sun from the CD Texas Alexander, Vol. 2 (Matchbox Bluesmaster) Website

23. Pearl Dickson w. Pet & Can : Little Rock Blues from the CD Country Girls 1926-29 (Matchbox Bluesmaster) Website

24. Suthering : Gather from the DL Single (Bessie) Website

25. Anna Tam : If I Were A Blackbird from the CD Anchoress (Tam) Website

26. Twelfth Day : Fact Of Life from the DL Single (Orange Feather) Website

27. Akkajee : Lastenkerääjä from the CD Lastenkerääjä (Akkajee) Website

28. Yat-Kha : We Will Never Die from the CD We Will Never Die (The Lollipoppe Shoppe) Bandcamp

29. Agent Starling : Return Of The King from the DL album European Howl (DHM) Bandcamp

 

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15 April 2021

Podwireless Archive Spring 2006

 

PLAY LINK: PODWIRELESS ARCHIVE SPRING 2006

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For your mid-month continuing lock-in delectation, I've put together two programmes first heard over the interweb in April and May 2006 during Podwireless’s earlier incarnation as fRoots Radio, associated with fRoots magazine (RIP). You'll notice how many more major ‘world music’ (as we still called it then) releases there still were 15 years ago, before that all fell off a cliff. The 2008 world economic recession gave the coup de grâce to what had already begun with travel restrictions after events in Manhattan in September 2001 and a record industry battered by digital. All this was before the contemporary era of artist self-production and Bandcamp distribution really took off, greatly increasing releases by UK folk artists.

Some of the label web links that were given back then no longer work – the labels no longer exist. Even if they do, you may find that the CDs are out of catalogue. In those cases your first stop to track down a copy might be Discogs

 

1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

2. (Old Sig) Tiger Moth : Sloe Benga from the CD Mothballs Plus (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

3. Ojos De Brujo : Runali from the CD Techari (Diquela) Website

4. Think Of One : Tirar Onda from the CD Trafico (Crammed) Website

5. Cheika Rimitti : Kijani from the CD N'ta Goudami (Because)

6. Romica Puceanu & The Gore Bros : Doi Tovarisi Am La Drum from the CD Sounds From A Bygone Age Vol 2 (Asphalt Tango) Website

7. Katerina Papadopoulou : Oh My Heart from the CD Anatoli, Anatoli Mou (Polytropon)

8. Shirley & Dolly Collins : The Banks Of Sweet Primroses from the CD Snapshots (Fledg'ling) Website

9. Lou Rhodes : Treat Her Gently from the CD Beloved One (Infinite Bloom) Website

10. Mojmir Novakovic i Kries : GEA - unreleased - (Kopito) Website

11. Pecheurs De Perles : Abaida from the CD Wahed (Buda) Website

12. Toumani Diabate : Mamadou Diaby from the CD Boulevard De L'Independance (World Circuit) Website

13. Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh : Alla L'aa Ke from the CD Jali Roll (revisited + 1) (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

14. Babar Luck : War Fever from the CD Care In The Community (Rebel Music) Website

15. Ernie Payne : Coercion Street from the CD Coercion Street (Crossroads) Website

16. Lord Buckley : On A Cocoanut Island from the 1949 10" LP Comic Novelties (Solitaire)

17. Sam Ku West : Hue Hue, Hue Hue (Hawai'ian Hula) from the CD Hawaiian Hula Blues (Grass Skirt) Website

18. Anouar Brahem : Le Voyage De Sahar from the CD Le Voyage De Sahar (ECM) Website

19. (Old Sig) Tiger Moth : Sloe Benga from the CD Mothballs Plus (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

20. Gotan Project : Mi Confesion from the CD Lunatico (XL/ ¡Ya Basta!) Website

21. Cheikha Rimitti : Dabri from the CD N'ta Goudami (Because)

22. Lou Rhodes : Save Me from the CD Beloved One (Infinite Bloom) Website

23. Jon Boden : Get A Little Something from the CD Painted Lady (Soundpost) http://www.jonboden.com

24. The Gloworms : Barham Down/The Yellow Joak from the CD Beam (Necta Arts)

25. The Boat Band : Keswick Bonny Lasses etc from the CD A Trip To The Lakes (Harbourtown) Website

26. Kathryn Tickell & Corinna Hewat : Brig Set from the CD The Sky Didn't Fall (Park) Website

27. Makam : Sarga A Repce Viraga from the CD Almanach (Folk Europa)

28. Kal : Dvojka from the CD Kal (Asphalt Tango) Website

29. West African Rhythm Brothers : Mofi Ajobi Seyin from the CD London Is The Place For Me 3 (Honest Jon's) Website

30. Lydia Mendoza : Invierno En Abril from the CD La Alondra De La Frontera (Arhoolie) Website

31. Pedro Luis Ferrer : Fundamento from the CD Rustico (Escondida Music)

32. Keyvan Chemirani, Nahawa Doumbia etc : Terik'e from the CD Le Rhythme De La Parole 2 (Accords Croises) Website

33. Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga : Nyam Choma from the CD Song & Dance (Virunga) Website

34. Nguyen Le & Paulo Fresu : Thang Long from the CD Duos: Homescape (ACT) Website

 

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31 March 2021

Podwireless 224 April 2021

 

PLAY LINK: PODWIRELESS 224 APRIL 2021

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1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

2. Jumpleads : False Knight On The Road from the DL album The Stag Must Die (Ock) Bandcamp

3. Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi : Waterbound from the CD They're Calling Me Home (Nonesuch) Website

4. Piers Faccini feat. Ben Harper & Abdelkebir Merchane : All Aboard from the CD Shapes Of The Fall (Nø Førmat) Website

5. Kamel El Harrachi : Ghabou from the CD Nouara (Kamiyad) Facebook

6. Dom La Nena : Oiseau Sauvage from the CD Tempo (Six Degrees) Website

7. Cuarteto Tafi : Frida Libre from the CD Amanecer (Boa Viagem) Website

8. Jackie Oates : Rolling Of The Stones from the DL single (Lush Spa) Website

9. Teyr : Estren from the CD Estren (Sleight Of Hand) Bandcamp

10. Ballaké Sissoko feat. Patrick Messina & Vincent Ségal : Jeu Sur La Symphonie Fantastique from the CD Djourou (Nø Førmat) Website

11. Samba Touré : Sambalama from the CD Binga (Glitterbeat) Website

12. Lorcán Mac Mathúna : An Bhuatais from the CD An Bhuatais & The Meaning Of Life (Lorcán Mac Mathúna) Website

13. Perttula : Rauta from the CD Pajavasara (Bafe's Factory) Website

14. Black Patti : Get On The Road To Glory from the CD Satan's Funeral (Rhythm Bomb) Website

15. The Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave Trio : I Lost My Gal From Memphis from the CD Breezin' Along With The Breeze (Ukulele Uff Trio) Website

16. Manika Kaur : Deh Shiva from the CD EK (Six Degrees) Website

17. Oka Vanga : Seek And Run from the CD Oka Vanga (Crazy Bird) Website

18. Luis Peixoto feat. Catarina Moura : Chula Do Salto from the CD Geodesia (Groove Punch) Website

19. Roberto Cassani : Camion Militari from the CD Ansema We Stand (Roberto Cassani) Website

20. Yasmin Williams feat. Taryn Wood : Adrift from the CD Urban Driftwood (Yasmin Williams) Bandcamp

21. Jacken Elswyth : Scene 2, After Dock Boggs from the DL album Six Static Scenes (Takuroku) Website

22. C Joynes : First Medley from the DL album Betwixt & Between 7 (Bandcamp) Bandcamp

23. Ar Vro Bagan : Tuchenn Mikêl from the CD War Hent Youenn Gwernig (Paker) Website

24. Himla : Hjertet Er Stengt from the CD Himla (Go' Danish Folk Music) Website

25. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings : Poor Ellen Smith from the CD All The Good Times (Acony) Website

26. Ray Cooper : Brave Wolfe from the CD Land Of Heroes (Westpark) Website

27. Wau Wau Collectif : Mame Cheikh Sidy Anta Mba from the CD Yaral Sa Doom (Sahel Sounds) Bandcamp

28. Kasai All-Stars : Olooh, A War Dance For Peace from the CD Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound (Crammed) Bandcamp

29. Jumpleads : Tom Cave's from the DL album The Stag Must Die (Ock) Bandcamp

 

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15 March 2021

Podwireless 21stC English Folk 2

 

 

PLAY LINK: 21st CENTURY ENGLISH FOLK 2

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It's hard to believe that we're already 21 years into the 21st Century!

This programme is the second of two song-lead companion pieces to last June's No Voices (England) which showcased instrumental tracks by English musicians. Part 1 went live in February. They're natural successors to my Rough Guide To English Folk and Looking For A New England compilation CDs of a decade back.

For most of the second half of the last century, folk music by English performers tended to get overshadowed by music from Ireland, Scotland and, obviously, America – even to English people. But this century things have really changed and I didn't have to look very far to find loads of great examples. Everything here was included on one of the dozens of compilation CDs and download albums that I assembled for fRoots magazine (RIP) up to the summer of 2019, and the only problem was what to leave out! They were regular showcases for the state of the art, often by newly emerging artists. And another big change to previous decades is the justified predominance of women artists, something where the folk scene has been well ahead of the world of rock and pop.

It's these 21st century newcomers that are the focus here. With just a couple of exceptions, nearly everybody I've included in these two programmes began their playing careers or released their first recordings in the 21st century, adding to the amazing pool of existing, often iconic, artists and their records from the previous generation(s). Many have already established themselves well, a few briefly burned brightly and then slipped away again. All digits are crossed that new performing careers survive the pandemic hiatus and restrictions.

Because I already did No Voices, the only instrumental tracks here are those which open and close each show. But that's another massive element of 21st Century English folk/ roots music for you to investigate!

If you missed Part 1 last month, it featured Three Cane Whale, Eliza Carthy, Sproatly Smith, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Olivia Chaney, You Are Wolf, Telling The Bees, Lucy Farrell & Jonny Kearney, Harp And A Monkey, Bella Hardy, Ian King, Mary Hampton, Long Hill Ramblers, The Memory Band, Jim Moray, Emily Portman, Lutine, Jason Steel, Thom Ashworth, Martha Tilston, Tim Van Eyken, Rhona Dalling, Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns, Lisa Knapp, Nick Hart, Rachael McShane & The Cartographers, Stick In The Wheel and Leveret.

 

1. Spiro : The White Hart from the CD First Light (Real World) http://www.realworldrecords.com

2. The Rheingans Sisters : Green Unstopping from the CD Bright Field (RootBeat) https://therheinganssisters.bandcamp.com

3. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne : Ripon Sword Dance Song from the CD Outway Songster (Wild Goose) Website

4. Bird In The Belly : Irish Emigrant from the CD The Crowing (GFM) Website

5. Kitty Macfarlane : Man, Friendship from the CD Namer Of Clouds (Navigator) Website

6. False Lights : Polly On The Shore from the DL EP False Lights Live (False Lights) Bandcamp

7. Alula Down : Master Kilby from the CD Homespun (Alula Down) Bandcamp

8. This Is The Kit : Spores All Settling from the CD Bashed Out (Brassland) Website

9. Jack Rutter : Stormy Winds from the CD Hills (Jack Rutter) Website

10. Ruth Theodore : False Alarm from the CD White Holes Of Molehills (River Rat) Website

11. Nancy Wallace : Joy To The World from the CD Old Stories (Midwich) Bandcamp

12. Mawkin Causley : Come My Lads from the CD Cold Ruin (Navigator) Website

13. Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker : Banks Of Sweet Primroses from the DL album fRoots 53 (fRoots) Website

14. Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock : Caught On Coattails from the CD Two Wolves (One Little Indian) Website

15. Katie Rose : Witches' Reel from the CD Weirdlore (Folk Police) Website

16. The Lords Of Thyme : Proud Maisrie from the CD EP The Lords Of Thyme (Sunstone) Website 

17. Spiers & Boden : Captain Ward from the CD Vagabond (Navigator) Website

18. Jackie Oates : Lark In The Morning from the CD The Violet Hour (Chudleigh Roots) Bandcamp

19. Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar : Royal Comrade from the CD The Call (Fellside) Website 

20. Hladowski & Joynes : Lord Bateman from the CD The Wild Wild Berry (Bo Weavil) Website

21. Jon Wilks : Colin's Ghost from the CD Midlife (Jon Wilks) Bandcamp

22. Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp : The Manchester Angel from the CD The Poacher's Fate (Broken Token) Website

23. Sam Lee : The Ballad Of George Collins from the CD Ground Of Its Own (Sam Lee) Website

24. Dogan Mehmet : The Raging Seas from the CD Gypsyhead (Hobgoblin) Website 

25. Lori Campbell : Johnny Malone from the DL EP Seeds (Lori Campbell) Bandcamp

26. Heg & The Wolf Chorus : Three Sailors from the CD EP A Tale Of Sailors (Heg & The Wolf Chorus) Website

27. Julian Gaskell & His Ragged Trousered Philanthropists : Bottle Of Luck from the CD Here The Brute Harpies Make Their Nests (RTP) Bandcamp

28. Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin : Courting Is A Pleasure from the CD Singing The Bones (Dragonfly Roots) Bandcamp

29. Gadarene : The King's Head Hornpipe from the CD Vol 2: Live In 2016 (Gadarene) Website

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28 February 2021

Podwireless 223 March 2021

 

PLAY LINK: PODWIRELESS 223 MARCH 2021

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1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) Bandcamp

2. Mari Joyce : Home from the CD Dear Moon (Mari Joyce) Bandcamp

3. Alula Down : Winter Song from the DL EP Postcards From Godley Moor, Winter 2020/1 (Alula Down) https://aluladown.bandcamp.com/

4. Transglobal Underground & European Friends feat. Jim Moray & Nóri Kovács : Lisbon/ Soldier Song From Ördöngösfüzes from the CD A Gathering Of Strangers 2021 (Mule 20) Bandcamp

5. Rafiki Jazz : Tum Na Aaye from the DL single (Konimusic) Website

6. Bishop Dready Manning feat. Marie Manning : Hard Luck & Trouble  from the CD Hanging Tree Guitars (Music Maker) Website

7. Mazäher : Elbahareya from the CD Zar (Ajabu!) Website

8. Breabach : Uilebheist from the CD Dùsgadh (Breabach) Website

9. Gnoss : Tuction from the CD The Light Of The Moon (Blackfly) Website

10. Patterson Dipper : Rere's Hill from the CD Unearthing (Patterson Dipper) Bandcamp

11. Jon Boden : Dream Of The Ocean from the CD Last Mile Home (Hudson) Website

12. Anna Cinzia Villani : E Scusati Signori from the CD Ulìa (Core De Villani) Website

13. San Salvador : La Fin De La Guerra from the CD La Grande Folie (Pagans) Bandcamp

14. L'Alba : Guarisce from the CD À Principiu (Buda) Website

15. Chalk Horse Music : Turtle Dove from the DL single (Chalk Horse Music) Website

16. The John Renbourn Group : Turn Your Money Green from the CD A Maid In Bremen (MIG) Website

17. Steve Gunn : Spring In Brooklyn II from the DL album Spring In Brooklyn (Takuroku) Website

18. Wu Man : Summer from the CD Flow (In A Circle) Website

19. Ben Morgan-Brown : Knotted Pines from the CD Moment (Ben Morgan-Brown) Bandcamp

20. Iona Fyfe : The Wild Geese from the DL single (Iona Fyfe) Bandcamp

21. Lunatraktors : Unquiet Grave from the CD The Missing Star (Lunatraktors) Bandcamp

22. Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno : On The Line from the CD Vivian Leyva & Riley Calcagno (Free Dirt) Website

23. Cath & Phil Tyler : Bruton Town from the DL album To The Dust (Takuroku) Website

24. Honey And The Bear : Unless We Start It from the CD Journey Through The Roke (Honey And The Bear) Website

25. Helen Gentile & Lewis Wood : Trip To Barnard from the CD Alors, On Danse! (Gentile & Wood) Bandcamp

26. Eli West : Johnny Wombat from the CD Tapered Point Of Stone (Eli West) Bandcamp

27. Sara Vidal : Descante Aos Noivos from the CD Matriz (Sons Vadios) Website

28. Carla Pires : Virafado from the CD Cartografado (Ocarina) Website

29. Lil Obeah Meets Dub Colossus : Tacerea (Santur – Tambal) from the CD Tacerea (Sound Of Art To Come) Bandcamp

 

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