Category Archives: vocal

Texas Gladden – Ballad Legacy

“I don’t think that a person who sang operetta should toy with these mountain songs” – Texas Gladden Like most musics, I suppose, the more you listen to folk music the more you develop a taste for it. But part … Continue reading

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Georgia Sea Island Singers

This isn’t actually a new post, since I uploaded these 2 albums back in may. But on account of the recent slew of religious vocal music, I thought I’d expand the previous posting. For lack of time, I won’t spout … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Voices [Angelite], Huun-Huur Tu & the Moscow Art Trio – Mountain Tale

This is a crazy cd. I don’t thing I’ve ever heard anyone layer completely different songs (in different languages and styles, no less) on top of each other, and have it WORK. Really. This album is amazing. The harmonies, the … Continue reading

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Zibuyinhlazane

“The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope. … Continue reading

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