Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Gottschalk by pianist Frank French; New music from guitar wonder Leo Kottke; Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience; An Omaha oddity: Tilly and the Wall; Experimental silence from Adem Ilhan; Brooklyn art pop group Ambulance LTD. Featured Artist: Stephen Foster.

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Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Beautiful Dreamer: The Music of Stephen Foster

Hard Times Come Again No More (Foster)

  • Artist: Stephen Foster
  • Album: Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster
  • Song: Hard Times Come Again No More (Foster)

Gospel singer Mavis Staples is one of several artists appearing on this new collection celebrating the music of Stephen Foster.

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Hard Times Come Again No More (Foster)
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Beautiful Dreamer: The Music of Stephen Foster
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Mavis Staples
Label
American Roots Publishing/Emergen

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American Originals: The Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Danza (Gottschalk)

  • Artist: Frank French
  • Album: American Originals: The Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  • Song: Danza (Gottschalk)

Louis Gottschalk was a contemporary of Stephen Foster who composed Pan American tunes. Pianist Frank French performs a mix of Gottschalk's work on this new CD.

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Danza (Gottschalk)
Album
American Originals: The Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk
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Frank French

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Try and Stop Me

Bristol Sloth

  • Artist: Leo Kottke
  • Album: Try and Stop Me
  • Song: Bristol Sloth

Leo Kottke is widely recognized as one of the greatest finger style guitarists of all time. This new CD contains his most improvised work to date.

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Bristol Sloth
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Try and Stop Me
Artist
Leo Kottke
Label
Bluebird

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Riot on an Empty Street

Homesick

  • Artist: Kings of Convenience
  • Album: Riot on an Empty Street
  • Song: Homesick

Kings of Convenience play gentle guitar melodies with harmonies reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel.

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Homesick
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Riot on an Empty Street
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Kings of Convenience
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Astralwerks/Source 360/EMI

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Wild Like Children

Fell Down the Stairs

  • Artist: Tilly and the Wall
  • Album: Wild Like Children
  • Song: Fell Down the Stairs

Tilly and the Wall are a quirky, playful group with an unusual percussionist: tap dancer Jamie Williams, whose amplified stomping and clapping keeps the beat.

Listen to Tilly and the Wall, live in concert.

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Fell Down the Stairs
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Wild Like Children
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Tilly and the Wall
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Team Love

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Homesongs

Statued

  • Artist: Adem
  • Album: Homesongs
  • Song: Statued

London-based Adem Ilhan (pronounced AR-dem ee-LAHN) uses space and silence as much as sound in his songs, creating his lo-fi recordings at a home studio.

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Statued
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Homesongs
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Adem
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Domino

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Ambulance LTD

Heavy Lifting

  • Artist: Ambulance LTD
  • Album: LP
  • Song: Heavy Lifting

You can hear a number of influences in the music of Ambulance LTD, from Lou Reed to My Bloody Valentine. This is the New York group's debut release.

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Heavy Lifting
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Ambulance LTD
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Ambulance LTD
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TVT

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