R. Crumb, Habib Koite, Warsaw Village Band

A Billie Holiday tribute from James Carter; Malian story-song guitarist Habib Koite; Scottish folk electronica from Martyn Bennett; Canadian fiddle player April Verch; and Polish folk from the Warsaw Village Band. Featured Artist: R. Crumb's rare 78 rpm records.

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R. Crumb, Habib Koite, Warsaw Village Band

Hot Women: Women Singers from the Torrid Regions of the World

Tambor de la Alegría

  • Artist: R. Crumb
  • Song: Tambor de la Alegría
  • From: Hot Women: Women Singers from the Torrid Regions of the World

This is a collection of obscure recordings of women singers from all over the world, mostly from the 1920s and '30s, culled from R. Crumb's personal collection of 78rpm records.

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Hot Women: Women Singers from the Torrid Regions of the World
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Koly! Live Around the World

Batoumambe

  • Artist: Habib Koité & Bamada
  • Song: Batoumambe
  • From: Foly! Live Around the World

Habib Koite comes from the Khassonke griot tradition in Mali, an inherited caste of musicians who perform story songs to preserve the history of their homeland.

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Batoumambe
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Koly! Live Around the World
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Habib Koite
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World Village

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From Where I Stand

Reg and Irma's Waltz

  • Artist: April Verch
  • Song: Reg and Irma's Waltz
  • From: From Where I Stand

A fiddler from Ottawa Valley, April Verch draws on the sounds of Appalachia, bluegrass, Celtic and French Canada on this mix of waltzes, airs, reels, and polkas.

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Reg and Irma's Waltz
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From Where I Stand
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April Verch
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Rounder

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People's Spring

I Had a Lover

  • Artist: Warsaw Village Band
  • Song: I Had a Lover
  • From: People's Spring

The sheep-herding mountaineers of Poland used a style of singing called "bialy glos" or "white voice" -- a type of powerful, melodic screaming used to communicate across long distances. The Warsaw Village Band revives this musical style on this CD.

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People's Spring
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Warsaw Village Band
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