#3558: Mountain Music

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West Virginia, Fayetteville, New River Gorge National River, Appalachian And Allegheny Mountains.

Spend some time in the mountains on this New Sounds, with the Chinese group Shanren, from Yunnan  Their name translates as “Mountain Men” and inspired the theme of the show. Also, listen to music from the Swiss Alps, represented by the Albins Alpin Quintett, whose record is inspired by the Pilatus-massif in central Switzerland; the tunes are named after various places on the mountain. Then, hear the Chinese pipa player Wu Man blending the sounds of the Appalachian musicians and making it work on tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” or "I’m Going Back To North Carolina," featuring banjo player Lee Knight. Plus, music from the Himalayans, the Sierra Mountains, and the Andes. 

PROGRAM #3558– Mountain Music  (First aired on 1/27/2014)  

ARTIST: Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir
WORK: Initiation Ceremony of Guhyasamaja Tantra, excerpt [4:48]
RECORDING: The Perfect Jewel: Sacred Chants of Tibet
SOURCE: Rykodisc #10626,
INFO: Reissued on Smithsonian Folkways as part of the Mickey Hart Collection. HRT15022 

ARTIST: Bachir Attar
WORK: The Next Dream
RECORDING: Ceremonies Against the Night of the Devil [4:23]
INFO: artist-shop.com/cmp

ARTIST: Albins Alpin Quintett
WORK: Heitertannli [5:01]
RECORDING: Pilatus-Suite
SOURCE: Altrisuoni #152 
INFO: altrisuoni.com, available at Amazon.com OR Emusic.com 

ARTIST: Arkady Shilkloper
WORK: Alpine Sketch [4:10]
SOURCE: Boheme #906063
INFO: Out of print. Reissued on Jaro Records, available for download via iTunes or Amazon.com

ARTIST: Shanren
WORK: Left Foot Dance of the Yi [3:53]
RECORDING: Left Foot Dance of the Yi
INFO: worldmusic.net

ARTIST: Wu Man & Lee Knight
WORK: I’m Going Back To North Carolina [2:16]
RECORDING: Wu Man & Friends
SOURCE: Traditional Crossroads 4329
INFO: traditionalcrossroads.com

ARTIST: Wu Force
WORK: Floating [5:33]
RECORDING: Bandcamp single
SOURCE: wuforce.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Guamary
WORK: Dance of the Flames [4:16]
RECORDING: Flight of the Condor
SOURCE: BBC #22440 Vinyl LP
INFO: Out of print.

ARTIST: Inti Illimani
WORK: Sicuriadas [3:15]
RECORDING: Flight of the Condor
SOURCE: BBC #22440 Vinyl LP
INFO: Out of print. gamisimonds.com/inti-illimani

ARTIST: Inti Illimani
WORK: Dance of the Quechuas [1:56]
RECORDING: Flight of the Condor
SOURCE: BBC #22440 Vinyl LP
INFO: Out of print. gamisimonds.com/inti-illimani

ARTIST: Aki Takahashi, piano
WORK: Peter Garland: Jornada Del Muerto - The View from Vulture Peak [5:37]
RECORDING: Walk in Beauty
SOURCE: New Albion #052 
INFO: Available via iTunes of Amazon.com

ARTIST: Eberhard Schoener
WORK: Mountain Music, excerpt [2:17]
SOURCE: Kuckuck LP.  Reissued as double CD, Kuckuck - #11059 / 12059
INFO: blacksun.com