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Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:11 pm
by B4real
I recently ran across this artist accidently listed in Jackson Browne's new videos. The album title and graphic cover attracted me enough to play one of the songs and I then played the whole album. I have only listened to it the one time but it seems good music and easy listening.

Here's the blurb on the artist:
Arthur Alligood is a talented wordsmith who has created an accomplished album replete with lyrical pearls that only an outstanding songwriter could pen.
He writes songs with an acoustic blend of folk, pop, and country with poetic and descriptive lyrics that remain humble and approachable through their differing styles.
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Arthur Alligood - One Silver Needle
NewSong Recordings NSR 1201 (2012)
Mountain Stage New Song contest winner 2011

Track Listing:
1. Shouldn't Be That Hard
2. We Had a Mind to Run
3. Bring My Heart Out
4. One Silver Needle
5. Darkness to Light
6. Go On Back
7. Why'd You Let Me Go Cold?
8. Coming for the Heart of Me
9. Ochlockonee
10. Right Time Rain

Personnel:
Jim Keltner - Drums
Arthur Alligood - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Drums
Leland Sklar, Sean McCarthy - Bass
Michael Ward - Gitar, Bass
Greg Suran - Guitar
Jeff Babko - Organ, Rhodes, Vibes
Billy Hawn - Drums, Percussion
Mikal Blue - Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Producer
Asha Sukumar - Violin
Victor Lawrence – Cello

The title track - One Silver Needle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSAutrY45Y

Coming For The Heart Of Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAIgFpHVkLY

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:09 pm
by Mollydog
We Have Made a Spark

Rose Cousins

http://www.youtube.com/user/rosecousinsmusic

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:07 am
by B4real
Thank you Mary (and Anne) for getting me hooked on Rose Cousins. :razz: Wonderful voice, great words and beautiful music. :D I started listening to a couple of songs of hers that Anne had listed a while ago and then recently the last one for Stamatina's birthday. When Mary posted the link above to that song and the new album that did it!

I haven't heard all her songs yet but I really like this one called "Edmonton" (where are you Lisa!) from the album If You Were For Me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o7MeE__Xhk
ifyouwereforme.jpg
and the title song If You Were For Me is great too -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoCcbJPr__4

....it's interesting that both her and Arthur Alligood have won the Mountain Stage Newsong Contest. She in 2007 and he in 2011.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:36 am
by Kush
This is a terrific album.
Image

Lila Downs interview in Austin, TX earlier this year
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z4HhIEFzfU

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:05 pm
by micdaniela
The music when i was a young girl and it was Europe's top.
Abba - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Abba - Mamma Mia
Irene Cara - What a feeling
Modern Talking - Geronimo's Cadillac
La Isla Bonita
Taylor Dayne - Prove your love.


Hope when you will listen you will like it :)

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:50 pm
by Diane
One of the unforgettable performances at WOMAD this year was fado singer Claudia Aurora. A little reminiscent of Souad Massi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns3LdAM1FME

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:20 am
by Kush
She has a really great voice Diane. Will check out her album when it comes out. Gracias.

p.s. Actually the album is already out !!

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:57 am
by Diane
Kush, Sliencio is out of stock on Amazon at mo so I will download it soon; am certain it will be an excellent album. (Have to finally accept this downloading way of doing things, I suppose!) Claudia is currently based in Bristol UK, and the video I linked to was filmed at Thee Cliffs Bay South Wales, an hour away from where I live.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:48 pm
by merton
Hi,

A track from a really good album from David Byrne. This track includes Rufus Wainwright: Au Fond du Temple Saint

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Nbz6fUS-I

All the best,
merton

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:30 pm
by merton
Hi,

What can I say!!

Ry Cooder;
Paris, Texas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6ymVaq3 ... re=related


Ry Cooder: Southern Comfort
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Ruv_wyThE

All the best,
merton

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:10 am
by Roy

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:11 pm
by apple
I am not enjoying the music I am listening to.. 1) - performed by Brendan Kinsella- it is dry, boring and well performed and I have been asked to write about it. I've listened to several recordings and haven't a clue yet what to say.

and 2) for Joe Kubera who is like a John Cage specialist. the worst music ever. On top of these two tasks i have brain cancer (really) and am having some really trouble keeping my memory in order. I am not even capable of writing reviews. Needless to say this is volunteer.

Also listening to the Goldberg Variations by Bach, and teaching my 13 yr. old how to play Hallelujah on the piano.. She can finally correctly play the correct chords but recently decided she wanted to switch to the key of E.. very confusing for someone who really doesn't know the song yet.

Leonard playing in the background is a godsend... for some reason i can remember his words and melodies readily. Not too exciting.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:05 pm
by Diane
Image

http://www.claudia-aurora.com/

I did get hold of a copy of this marvellous album. "Povo Que Lavas no Rio" may be my most-played tune this year:-) Claudia is still on tour...

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:14 pm
by TeaOrange
Can I revive this thread?

Listening to Marissa Nadler. Someone online suggested that as I love LC and Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, I'd love her too. And I have to say, they were spot on. I'm obsessed :D

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:21 pm
by Diane
Hi TeaOrange. I just looked up her Cohen covers and her version of Chelsea Hotel left me in two minds - I am not always a fan of breathless female singers, but on the other hand I really dig her intonations, esp.

we are ugly but we have the music.

changing the emphasis, and refreshing the line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omIrE-OEYiI

Thanks, welcome to the forum:-)