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Saturday December 30, 2006

This week: Selections from my favourite CDs of 2006, plus a segment on New Year's songs in the middle.
#ArtistSong TitleAlbum (label)
1Patrick StreetMusic For A Found HarmoniumIrish Times (Green Linnet)
2Kora Jazz TrioDjamePart Two (Celluloid)
3Toumani Diabate's Symmetric OrchestraToumaniBoulevard De L'Independance (Nonesuch)
4Ali Farka ToureErdiSavane (Nonesuch)
5Ba CissokoWomen: Dounia GuineeElectric Griot Land (Totolo)
6GigiHulu-DaneGold & Wax (Palm Pictures)
7AfricandoViens DanserKetukuba (Stern's Africa)
8Sara TavaresBalancBalanc (Times Square)
9Salsa CelticaCuando Me VayaEl Camino (Discos Leon)
10FriggJokjenkkaOasis (Northside)
11MozaikRuben's TrainChanging Trains (Indie)
12Les Amis CreoleShoe FlyLes Amis Creole (Arhoolie)
13Linda Ronstadt & Ann SavoyPlus Tu TournesAdieu False Heart (Vanguard)
14Grouyan GomboBaby, Quitte-Moi PasBetsy Stomp (Milagro)
15GalantFais-Toi Pas D'illusions, La Chanson Des AmantsTu Perds Ton Temps (Indie)
16The DuhksThe Ol' Cook PotMigrations (Sugar Hill)
17Crooked StillCan't Your Hear Me Callin'?Shaken By A Low Sound (Signature Sounds)
18Chris Frye & The Analog GhostsLet GoRaised On Rhythm & Rhyme (Warner)
19Jim ByrnesRunning Out Of TimeHouse Of Refuge (Black Hen)
20Chris SmitherOrigin Of The SpeciesLeave The Light On (Signature Sounds)
21Jeff Healey's Jazz WizardsLittle GirlIt's Tight Like That (Stony Plain)
22Tom RussellWho's Gonna Build Your Wall?Who's Gonna Build Your Wall? (Hightone)
23Catie CurtisPeople Look AroundLong Night Moon (Compass)
24Jim PagePetroleum BonaparteHead Full Of Pictures (Whid Isle)
25Outlaw SocialLast Gas StopSeven Song E.P. (Indie)
26Orville Johnson & John Miller & Grant DermodyPolly Put The Kettle OnThe Deceiving Blues (Orb Discs)
27Colin LindenBroke Down EngineEasin' Back To Tennessee (True North)
28Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch & Fats KaplinLost John DeanLost John Dean (Compass)
29Rachelle Van ZantenDirty WaterBack To Francois (Indie)
30Bruce SpringsteenPay Me My Money DownWe Shall Overcome (Columbia)
31Mountain BluebirdsMilk & HoneyMountain Bluebirds (Indie)
32The KlezmaticsCome When I Call YouWonder Wheel (JMG)
33The Wailin' JennysDevil's Paintbrush RoadFirecracker (Jericho Beach)
Breaking off from the Best of 2006 for a few songs about the end of the old year, and a New Year theme with resolutions etc.
34NewgrangeNewgrangeA Christmas Heritage (Compass)
35Andrea ZonnNew Night DawningA Winter's Eve (Compass)
36Karine PolwartResolution RoadFaultlines (Neon Productions)
37Waterson:CarthyNew Year Carol - ResidueHoly Heathens & The Old Green Man (Topic)
38Nowell Sing We ClearOrkney New Year CarolThe Best Of (Andy's Front Hall)
39Nowell Sing We ClearCarol For New Year's DayThe Best Of (Andy's Front Hall)
40Andrea ZonnWhile Roving On A Winter's NightA Winter's Eve (Compass)
41Kathryn TickellFirst Of The YearEnsemble Mystical (Park)
42The Tiller's FollyAuld Lang SyneA Kettle Of Fish (Raincoast)
Back again to favourite CD's of 2006:
43Ariane LydonNorthern LightsStill She Moves (Candy Rat)
44Karine PolwartDaisyThe Pulling Through EP (Indie)
45Mark Knopfler & Emmylou HarrisRollin' OnAll The Roadrunning (Mercury)
46BodegaWagon WheelBodega (Greentrax)
47Back Of The MoonNine Stone RigLuminosity (Foot Stompin' Records)
48Jaime RTQuantum CurrySpark (Dog My Cat)
49FlookGone FishingHaven (Flatfish)
50Muireann Nic AmhlaoibhFree & Easy To Jog AlongDaybreak (Compass)
51Richard ThompsonOops! ... I Did It Again1000 Years Of Popular Music (Cooking Vinyl)
52Eliza CarthyRolling SeaRogues Gallery (ANTI)
53Show Of HandsRootsWitness (Hand Made)
54BellowheadHopkinson's FavouriteBurlesque (Westpark)
There just wasn't time to play my other favourites, including Shoormal's Turning Tide (Greentrax), Cara Dillon's After The Morning (Compass), Tim Van Eyken's Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves (Topic), Van Django's Tiptoe Trip (Indie), etc. Four hours is just not enough!! Maybe I should start the show at 7am ...
Happy New Year, everyone. Thanks for all your inspiration and feedback.