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Saturday May 10, 2008

New releases this week include the gorgeous Israeli singer Mor Karbasi, Canadian duo Stewed Roots from St. Catherine's Ontario (thank you Kevin Swayze for the referral!), the Dixie Bee-Liners (saw them in Memphis. Very nice bluegrass and then some), and two CDs in my mailbox: I See Hawks In L.A. and the wonderful new recording by Eliza Gilkyson.
There was a also a mini feature on Celtic music duo Norah Rendell & Brian Miller - from vancouver and Minneapolis, via Limerick!
Finished up with Thin Lizzy. Many years ago I would stop at The Salisbury, a pub in central Manchester, en route to the footie. Someone would always play Whiskey In The Jar on the jukebox before we boarded the train from Oxford Road to Old Trafford. Manchester United always seemed to win after that song. So I played it in anticipation of the final match of the season. It worked! United are Champions again! (Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy was a United fan, by the way. An interesting chap of mixed Irish and Brazilian parentage, who was raised in Dublin and Manchester. His music was starting to explore his Afro-Brazilian and Anglo-Irish roots when he was taken from us almost 30 years ago. Thin Lizzy were primarily a metal band, but they had plenty of blues and Irish folklore in their songs as well. And plenty of Mancunian cheek and bravado, too. 50 years on from the Munich Air Crash, in which 8 United players lost their lives and many more were too badly hurt to play again, I like to think that Phil is in some way watching The Busby Babes, and they - along with Georgie Best - are watching over the team on earth, as we face up to a Russian mobster and his Blue Meanies - colloquially known as Chavski - in the European Cup Final in Moscow on May 21. Come On You Reds!!)
#ArtistSong TitleAlbum (label)
1Patrick StreetMusic For A Found HarmoniumIrish Times (Green Linnet)
2Debashish BhattacharyaNivedanCalcutta Chronicles (River Boat)
3Purna Das BaulAgun PaniRough Guide To India & Pakistan (Rough Guide)
4Mor KarbasiAdios Estrella BrillanteThe Beauty & The Sea (Mintaka)
5Mor KarbasiSchecharhoretThe Beauty & The Sea (Mintaka)
6Mayra AndradeComme S'Il En Pleuvait - In CascadesNavega (RCA)
7Pacific CurlsPoi PorotitiPacific Swing (Indie, NZ)
8VasenGrevelius PollonaiseLinnaeus Vasen (Amigo)
9FaerdWaltz For Fieda / Poolside PolkaLogbok (Tutl)
10Eivor PalsdottirLurtaMannabarn (Tutl)
11Haugaard & HoirupSweet AutobahnRejsedage (Go!)
12Haugaard & HoirupRejsedageRejsedage (Go!)
13Rupa & The April FishesWishful ThinkingExtraordinary Rendition (Cumbancha)
14Taj MahalCakewalk Into TownThe Essential Taj Mahal
15Kevin Naquin & The Ossun PlayboysPine Grove BluesCall It What You Wnat (Swallow)
16Terrance Simien & Zydeco ExperienceDance EverydayAcross The Parish Line (AIM)
17Tab BenoitNight TrainNight Train To Nashville (Tel-Arc)
18Lost Bayou RamblersAlida Two-StepLive A La Blue Moon (Swallow)
19Creole BellesHee Haw / Scott Playboy SpecialCreole Belles (Arhoolie)
20Stewed RootsBeer & Cajun MusicIn The Middle Of This (Indie, Ontario)
21Stewed RootsGoin' Fishin'In The Middle Of This (Indie, Ontario)
22Ray BonnevilleRun Jolee RunGoing Reckless (Red House)
23Eliza GilkysonGreat CorrectionBeautiful World (Red House)
24I See Hawks In L.A.Environmental Children Of The FutureHallowed Ground (Big Book)
25Eliza GilkysonEmerald StreetBeautiful World (Red House)
26The WildersCollard GreensSomeone's Got To Pay (Throw Dirt)
27The WildersHappy That WaySomeone's Got To Pay (Throw Dirt)
28Justin Townes EarleLone Pine HillThe Good Life (Bloodshot)
29The Dixie Bee-LinersLost In The SilenceRipe (Pinecastle)
30The Dixie Bee-LinersWhy Do I Make You CryRipe (Pinecastle)
31The SteeldriversTo Be With You AgainThe Steeldrivers (Rounder)
32Porkbelly FuturesHandsome Devil RayPorkbelly Futures (Cordova Bay)
33Little FeatBe One NowDown On The Farm (WEA)
34Tim O'BrienMegna'sChameleon (Proper America)
35Kate BushJig Of LifeHounds Of Love (EMI)
36Celtic Fiddle FestivalGavottes PourledEquinoxe (Loftus)
37GenticorumLes RenomLa Bibournoise (Roues et Archets)
38Norah Rendell & Brian MillerFlying To The Fleadh / Drops Of BrandyWait There Pretty One (Indie, MN)
39Norah Rendell & Brian MillerQui Me Passera Le Bois?Wait There Pretty One (Indie, MN)
40Norah Rendell & Brian MillerHeather Down RoadWait There Pretty One (Indie, MN)
41Norah Rendell & Brian MillerAlexander / Paddy Fahy'sWait There Pretty One (Indie, MN)
42The Kathryn Tickell BandKeelman Ower Land / Farewell To Rothbury / Cat In ColdstreamInstrumental (Park)
43Haugaard & HoirupDanmarks Aeldsta PolkaGaestebud (Go!)
44Dick GaughanAsk My Father / Lads Of Laoise / The Connaught HeifersGaughan (Topic)
45CapercaillieA Racan A Bh' AgainneRoses & Tears (Compass)
46Martin Hayes & Dennis CahillJenny's Welcome To CharlieWelcome Here Again (Compass)
47OysterbandNo Reason To C ryDeep Dark Ocean (Cooking Vinyl)
48Karine PolwartFirethiefThis Earthly Spell (Hegri)
49Kane Welch KaplinAin't Gonna Do ItKane Welch Kaplin (Compass)
50Thin LizzyWhiskey In The JarThe Definitive Collection (Island)