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Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009) [Re-Up]

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them.

V.A. - Time Life - The Folk Years (8CD Box Set, 2002)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Sept. 14, 2020
V.A. - Time Life - The Folk Years (8CD Box Set, 2002)

V.A. - Time Life - The Folk Years (8CD Box Set, 2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (*tracks + .cue,log) | Run Time: 05:48:35 | 1,89 Gb
Genre: Folk, Folk-Rock, Folk-Pop | Label: Time Life Entertainment

This collection of 8 discs may be the most comprehensive collection of its type. There are a total of 120 songs from almost as many artists. There are a few artists represented more than once, with The Kingston Trio represented by 9 songs, every one memorable. The era represented by these songs spans about ten years. The earliest songs in this collection date back to the late 1950's. The latest songs date to about 1968.

V.A. - Time Life - The Folk Years (8CD Box Set, 2002) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Sept. 14, 2020
V.A. - Time Life - The Folk Years (8CD Box Set, 2002) [Re-Up]

V.A. - Time Life - The Folk Years (8CD Box Set, 2002)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 05:48:35 | 801 Mb
Genre: Folk, Folk-Rock, Folk-Pop | Label: Time Life Entertainment

This collection of 8 discs may be the most comprehensive collection of its type. There are a total of 120 songs from almost as many artists. There are a few artists represented more than once, with The Kingston Trio represented by 9 songs, every one memorable. The era represented by these songs spans about ten years. The earliest songs in this collection date back to the late 1950's. The latest songs date to about 1968.
Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence, Roderick Williams, William Vann - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs, Vol. 1 (2020)

Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence, Roderick Williams, William Vann - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs, Vol. 1 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:08:37 | 235 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Albion Records

This is the first in a series of four albums recording all 80 of the folk songs in English that Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged for voice and piano or violin. 57 of the 80 songs have not previously been recorded in these arrangements, so there is a good deal of unknown - but very beautiful - music to be found here.
Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis Live at Gerde's Folk City February, 1962 (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis Live at Gerde's Folk City February, 1962 (2009) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 927 Mb | Scans ~ 34 Mb | Time: 02:44:24
Label: Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop | # SGGW 114/5/6
Acoustic Blues, Folk Blues, Gospel

Rare concert recordings from 1962 made by Stefan Grossman of the Rev. Gary Davis at the legendary folk club Gerdes Folk City. These three CDs span Rev. Davis repertoire of blues, rags, novelty tunes and gospel songs.
Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) + More Real Folk Blues (1967) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2002

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) + More Real Folk Blues (1967) [2 LP on 1 CD, 2002]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 820-2 | Time: 01:06:43
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues

The Real Folk Blues series on Chess wasn't really folk, but titled that way, perhaps to gain the attention of young white listeners who had started to get turned on to the blues during the 1960s folk revival. And the Howlin' Wolf volumes in the series were not particularly more folk-oriented than his other Chess recordings, but more or less arbitrary selections of tracks that he'd done from the mid-'50s to the mid-'60s. It's thus also arbitrary to do a two-fer reissue of his The Real Folk Blues and More Real Folk Blues, combined here onto a single disc. That doesn't mean, though, that this isn't very good and sometimes great electric blues music. The Real Folk Blues, with tracks from 1956 to 1965, is by far the more modern of the pair in arrangements, and has a good share of classics: "Killing Floor," "Sittin' on Top of the World," "Built for Comfort," "Tail Dragger," and "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy".
Tim Hart and Maddy Prior - Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1 (1968) Reissue 1991

Tim Hart and Maddy Prior - Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1 (1968)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 169 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Celtic | Label: Mooncrest | # CRESTCD 006 | Time: 00:37:39

The first album by the trad folk duo of Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1, is as interesting for what came of it as for what it is. This album, recorded in 1968, led directly to the formation of Steeleye Span, whose early albums were an electrified variation on this album's traditional acoustic British folk-rock. It could also be argued that Hart and Prior's example was influential in Fairport Convention's decision to move from a California-style folk-rock sound into something more uniquely British. In light of what came after, Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1 sounds a bit tentative and at times slightly twee (Prior's voice has not quite matured into the rich, expressive instrument it would soon become), but on their own merits, these sensitive renditions of traditional British folk favorites like "Maid That's Deep in Love" or "A Wager a Wager" are respectful of tradition but not bound to it, performed with an infectious enthusiasm quite similar to what the Young Tradition were doing around the same period.
VA - Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975 (2020)

VA - Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 540 Mb | Covers - 31 Mb | 03:55:39
Folk | Label: Cherry Red Records, Grapefruit Records

Released in 2015, Grapefruit’s 3-CD multi-artist British underground folk compilation Dust On The Nettles was widely praised, with a five-star review in The Times hailing it as “a delight from beginning to end”. A long-overdue follow up to that set, Sumer Is Icumen In tightens the mesh by focusing on the point when traditional folksong and the burgeoning late Sixties counterculture collided, largely courtesy of seminal acts like the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Pentangle.
Barry McGuire and Stars From The New Christy Minstrels - Star Folk (2007) [Re-Up]

Barry McGuire and Stars From The New Christy Minstrels - Star Folk (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Folk-Rock, Pop Rock, Folk | Label: RPM | # Retro 806 | Time: 00:59:06

First time on CD for this collection of early Folk recordings from Barry 'Eve Of Destruction' McGuire and other members of The New Christy Minstrels, originally recorded in 1963 for the Horizon label, a short lived American Folk label whose most prominent artist at the time was Hoyt Axton. McGuire recorded a number of tracks for the label in the company of Karen Gunderson , Art Podell, Paul Potash, Barry Kane, all members of the New Christy Minstrels. These were collected together as Star Folk volumes 1 and 2 . The material is for the most part originals by McGuire and his contemporaries such as Hoyt Axton, Art Podell, Rod McKuen. These classic American Folk recordings have not been available since the mid '60s and include many standout recordings including 'Greenback Dollar', 'Town And Country' and 'So Long Stay Well'.
The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CD Deluxe Box Set

The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 594 Mb | Scans ~ 287 Mb
British Folk, Folk Revival, Celtic | Label: Cherry Tree | # CRTREEBOX16 | 04:18:48

This 4 CD collection gathers together for the first time the entire Ian Campbell Folk Group catalogue recorded for Transatlantic Records, covering the period 1963-1968. This collection includes 6 studio albums plus related bonus material from the period. The Ian Campbell Folk Group were one of the most respected, influential and best known British folk groups of the 1960’s. Taking their origins from Aberdeen, the band formed in Birmingham in 1958. They signed to Transatlantic Records in 1963 and proceeded to record the content of this collection over the next 6 years. They topped the bill at the Royal Albert Hall, made numerous TV appearances, attended the Newport Folk Festival in 1964 and were prolific live performers throughout Europe. Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg who both achieved fame with Fairport Convention, are featured in this collection.