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recommend me some folk tunes

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Never really listened to much folk music (well, Dylan and Beth Orton would be about as far as I got...); just bought Jim Moray's Sweet England album and it sounds great...been stuck in my CD player for days :) So, as per title, can someone recommend some more (alt?) folk music along that kind of lines...

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Jon

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How about early JOHN MARTYN?                                                                                                Pentangle,Bert Jansch,John Renbourn,early Joni Mitchell,Fairport Convention/Sandy Denny.I'm sure amazon will have clips for you to listen to.

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yeah, the site looks good for MP3s thanks. Prefer to buy from the UK, though - had some things go lost in the post, which is a pain for UK orders and tearing your hear out time for international ones :shock:

Jon

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Cloth-Ears wrote:

Amazing vocalist. Andy M Stewart - NO ! not Andy Stewart we know from tv of old, thankfully.

Thought you were about to break out into "Donald weres yer troosers" for a moment there :shock:

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jon wrote:

...just bought Jim Moray's Sweet England album and it sounds great...been stuck in my CD player for days :)

I heard Jim Moray live on Sunday. Very much the folk Jamie Cullum isn't he? I quite liked the numbers he played at the piano, but was rather less impressed with his guitar efforts. Might check the album out sometime, I'll see.

I've been starting to get into folk music over the last six months or so too. The best CD I've got would have to be this:

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Karine has written some excellent original songs for this album IMHO. Check out the music clips on her website:

http://www.karinepolwart.com/

Another favourite of mine (although more traditional in style) is Kate Rusby's "Underneath the Stars":

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Cheers for the extra suggestions. I wouldn't be so harsh as to call Jim Moray the folk Jamie Cullons:shock: (never been at all keen on the latter) - Jim Moray's stuff on record sounds more electric, and the Sweet England album has more of a DIY feel to it imho. He was an odd guy to see live - seemed to have problems integrating the live band with samples etc...so yeah the songs with just him on the piano or a capella did work better.

Jon

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jon wrote:

Cheers for the extra suggestions. I wouldn't be so harsh as to call Jim Moray the folk Jamie Cullons:shock: (never been at all keen on the latter)...

I don't mind Jamie Cullum actually :wow:. He's not 'proper' jazz at all, and doesn't have a great voice by any means, but he's enthusiastic and I find him entertaining enough. I kind of think Jim Moray is similar. Young, enthusiastic, trying in some ways to liven up a genre that many of his own age or younger wouldn't normally give a second thought.

On a couple of the songs I heard Jim Moray play his piano playing reminded me a bit of Tori Amos; wonder if it's just me?

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Fair enough - lots of people like Jamie Cullum, and yeah he does seem suitably enthuisiastic :)

Thinking about it, I can kind-of see the tori amos connection - longing for lucy, in particular, seems to have a bit of that kind of feel to it.

Jon

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Folk is a very general label really so its good to try and narrow it down, but anyway;

Did Jim Moray not record that album by himself at Nottingham Uni? Would account for the diy sound. Ive never really got into it though my mates loves sweet england. I do like the last song about drugs though :shock:

Try some Steve Earle, Jerusalem is a corker and is mainly folk. His other are an ecceltic mix though and have a defo country feel.

Woody Guthrie is always worth seeking out. Bonnie Prince Billy (Will Oldham) is always an uplifting and joyfull experience that will energize you with his unique folk music.

Some class Josh Rouse as folk although his background is Nashville, even so very good IMO. Lucinda Williams is another good fermale folk singer, 'world without tears' is prob her best, again IMO. Al Stewart, Gram Parsons, John Martyn etc etc are all very good although like I said theres alot of crossing-over in alot of these.

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Thanks... have ordered a Fairport convention CD to begin with. Yeah, I think the bedroom recording aspect of Sweet England may have something to do with the DIY sound ;) be interesting to see what the new album sounds like when Jim Moray's got more money to spend on recording. And yeah, longing for lucy does sound great :cool:

I've got vague memories of a drill 'n bass remix of one of Bonnie Prince Billy's songs, or am I thinking of someone else?

Jon

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