R. Crumb, Habib Koite, Warsaw Village Band : All Songs Considered 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 more.

R. Crumb, Habib Koite, Warsaw Village Band

R. Crumb, Habib Koite, Warsaw Village Band

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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

  • Tambor de la Alegría

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    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.
  • I'm in a Low Down Groove

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    Jazz saxophonist James Carter here performs a track from the Billie Holiday songbook.
  • Batoumambe

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    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.
  • Chanter

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    Martyn Bennett fuses traditional Scottish folk with modern backbeats.
  • Reg and Irma's Waltz

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    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.
  • I Had a Lover

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    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.