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fRoots 15

fROOTS #15 CD
Here's what's on the FREE! CD with fR206/207 (August/September 2000)


  1. TE VAKA: PATE PATE
    Contemporary Polynesian roots pop out of New Zealand.
  2. JOHN TAMS: HARRY STONE (HEARTS OF COAL)
    English folk rock hero finally struts his excellent solo stuff.
  3. SUZY: ADIOS
    Turkish-born Ladino singer now living in Israel.
  4. DAVID JOHANSEN & THE HARRY SMITHS: JAMES ALLEY BLUES
    Prince of glam punk turns into venerable folk blueser!
  5. JUSTIN ADAMS: WAYWARD
    UK's all-around sideman of North African guitar does a solo.
  6. SIDESTEPPER: HOY TENEMOS
    The inventive Richard Blair and his Colombian crossover thang.
  7. MOISE & ALIDA VIATOR: WANGATEUR (FORTUNE TELLER)
    Benny Spellman's hit gets the teenage tearaway cajun flavour.
  8. DAMIEN DEMPSEY: DUBLIN TOWN
    Up-rising young Irish singer/songwriter lays some downhome rappage.
  9. ALIM QASIMOV: IRAQ TÄSNIFI
    The supreme voice from Azerbaijan (with his daughter Ferghana).
  10. MALINKY: ALISON CROSS
    Fresh young band with a good angle on Scots traditional music.
  11. CATRIONA MACDONALD: THE TUDDALL TROLL
    Shetland fiddle goddette gets under the influence of Norwegians.
  12. EMILY DRUCE: I'M SO GLAD
    New voice on the UK blues scene gives a fine re-working to Skip James.
  13. NO TSHUNA TSHA: KWENI NI KWENI TU
    Perfect classy soukous for a summer's day, and made in the UK.
  14. SHRIEKBACK: BERLIN
    Lu E. & pals in big noise "scrawny semi-acoustic" angular rootsy gem.
  15. GRUP BAMBA PUANG: KEMAYORAN
    Mandar music from south Sulawesi sampling a great compilation CD.
  16. FANTAZIA: RIVER PATH
    Very smart UK-based North-African/ jazz crossoverists.
  17. DJELI MOUSSA DIAWARA & BOB BROZMAN: KANUN
    Virtuoso kora meets virtuoso Hawaiian guitar and thrives.
Full details of availability for the source CDs are to be found within the magazine.

 

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