Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I'm Not Drunk.

I only have about a million new posts / songs in my head, but alas I've been too swamped here at home to commit them to computer. But I can find a moment to post this news that was effortlessly delivered to my inbox this morning. From Bloodshot Records, a new compilation of various artists covering classic folk songs entitled, Old Town School of Folk Music, Songbook: Volume One. The idea being that they are out to teach the world, kids included, about classic folks song traditions, just like the school namechecked in the title (located in Chicago, FYI.) The CD will have a history of the genre and each song (!) included, so even if you download your favorites on the superhighway, you'll wanna pick the disk up.

The musicians include the Mekons' Jon Langford (because this is Bloodshot afterall— and I know I've been remiss in posting about his latest CD with the Wee Hairy Beastees, but that will come soon), plus Janice Bean (of Freakwater), Danny Barnes (Bad Livers), Dan Zanes (he does "Drunken Sailor"! Father Goose is here and so is Barbara Brousal!), Robbie Fulks and John Stirrat (Wilco bass player!) Plus, a bunch of the instructors from the school. The date is October 10th, and folks, that ain't that far away. What I've heard is all well done and really lovely kicking it on a porch kind of music.

John Stirrat, "Wayfaring Stranger"
Dan Zanes, "Drunken Sailor"

More about: Bloodshot Records

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5 comments:

deb in sf said...

oh, how I love thee, folk music! dork princess... it's my passion. I'll buy 800 million billion cds (even though I'd rather not touch another cd again in my lifetime) of traditional folk music. We are gonna dig this one when it comes out. And Vol. 1 implies more to come, no? yip!

but why didn't we totally love and instantly connect with DZ's drunken sailor? We love that song and love DZ. Something about it bugs. Maybe it will grow on us. That's the first time that's happened to us. Wayfaring Stranger was nice! Nice!

Stefan said...

The whole CD is good. The liner notes are good. (And I really like the "Drunken Sailor".)

But you'll have to wait a few weeks for my review...

deb in sf said...

absolutely, positively, perfectly, 100% willing to admit that it's me. Everyone knows DZ is a GODMAN! (That's serious, not sarcasm).

And my taste is (as I described it to a friend the other day) ... um ... mine? Not shared by many - that's for sure.

superC and SS, you are rulers-of-the-universe, yourselves. Your judgement goes a LONG way in this house.

Done now.

deb in sf said...

absolutely, positively, perfectly, 100% willing to admit that it's me. Everyone knows DZ is a GODMAN! (That's serious, not sarcasm).

And my taste is (as I described it to a friend the other day) ... um ... mine? Not shared by many - that's for sure.

superC and SS, you are rulers-of-the-universe, yourselves. Your judgement goes a LONG way in this house.

Done now.

Bob M. said...

There will be 4 volumes, 2 more coming out in April and the 4th in Late summer 07. About 100 songs.