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Episode #2950

New Americana

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Listen to some examples of new American blues and gospel, and other traditional American folk music on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear an eerie revival of the Skip James classic "Special Rider Blues" from the recent record, "Rishte," a collaboration between guitarist Gary Lucas and Anglo-Indian vocalist Najma Akhtar. Plus, a reworking of a classic hymn tune, microtonal blues, and a lot more.

PROGRAM # 2950 New Americana (First aired on Wed. 6/17/09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Various

O Brother Where Art Thou? Soundtrack

Po’ Lazarus, excerpt [1:30]

Lost Highway/Mercury #170098**
also available at Amazon.com*

Last Forever

Last Forever

Ain’t Going Down to the Well No More/ Poor Lazarus [7:39]

Nonesuch #79447
Available as a bonus CD with "No Place Like Home" package through 2ndstorysoundrecords.com
More at:
www.dickconnette.com 

John King / Ethel

AllSteel

‘Round Sunrise – slow and down [6:19]

Tzadik #8023 **
www.tzadik.com
*

Bill Frisell

The Willies

Sittin’ On Top of the World [3:59]

Nonesuch 79652
www.nonesuch.com

Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas

Rishte

Special Rider Blues [5:56]

World Village 450008 www.worldvillagemusic.com

Willie McBlind

Bad Thing

Stones in My Passway [4:37]

Free Note FN0901 www.microtones.com

Jody Diamond

In That Bright World: Music for Javanese Gamelan

Hard Times [11:31]

New World Records 80698 www.newworldrecords.org

Ben Bowen King

Sidewalk Saints

Amazing Grace [3:51]

TT153D
www.talkingtaco.com

New Music from Montreal (Special Podcast)

Hear new music from Montreal on this edition of New Sounds, featuring works by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bell Orchestre, and Mains de Givre, among others.

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