Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New music titles

The Peter White Public Library offers these new music titles on compact disc.

The Deepest Lake by Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever features the voice of Cambodian native Chhom Nimol. The band formed in LA in 2001 when Nimol was discovered singing in a nightclub by two of her future American bandmates. She had been a karaoke sensation in her home country, and still mostly sings in her native Khmer language. The Deepest Lake is the band’s fifth studio LP to date. Dengue Fever’s sound is reminiscent of emotive Cambodian pop from the 60s and 70s, and influenced by psychedelic US garage rock of the same period. The band is often accompanied on this album by horns, mainly saxophone.
New Pop Music

Forever Man by Eric Clapton
The release of this 51 track compilation on three CDs coincides with Clapton’s 70th birthday. Each CD has its own theme; The Singles, Live Songs, and The Blues. Together they cover fifty years of material from the accomplished artist.
New Pop Music

Django and Jimmie by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
A reflective collaboration arranged by Nelson’s longtime producer and friend Buddy Cannon, who also wrote five of the songs on the album. It contains fourteen new studio recordings, including the title track, a tribute to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and singer Jimmie Rodgers. "Missing Ol' Johnny Cash" is a tribute to another music legend both artists knew well. Nelson and Haggard also swap songs as Nelson plays Haggard’s “Somewhere Between”, and Haggard covers Nelson’s “Family Bible”. The album is a tribute to the artists’ roots, and to each other.
New Country Music

Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Speaking of Johnny Cash, a new compilation of vintage recordings shows the influence of Cash and Nashville during a specific period in time. Bob Dylan went to Nashville to record his landmark 1966 album “Blonde on Blonde”, and recorded two more albums there. He was backed up by a number of talented session musicians, known collectively as the Nashville Cats. Nashville attracted other big name musicians, who also discovered the versatility of the music scene there, lending credence to its reputation as “Music City”. This album features a number of Dylan and Cash songs, and a number of tracks by other artists who recorded with the Nashville Cats, including; Gordon Lightfoot, The Byrds, Neil Young, Steve Miller, and others.
New Country

Before This World by James Taylor
It has been 13 years since the last release of new material from songwriter Taylor. His latest release reacquaints the listener with his poetic writing and familiar voice. The album was recorded in a barn on his property. It features accompaniment on several songs by Yo-Yo Ma and Sting. On the track “Stretch of the Highway”, he admits “my favorite thing is to miss my home, when I’m gone.” At the age of 67, this is a more relaxed and grounded James Taylor, but the material still stands up to some of his most acclaimed work.
New Pop Music

A Prairie Home Companion. Duets, 2
Sung duets have always been one of the hallmarks of the Prairie Home Companion live broadcast radio show. This 21 song compilation covers a number of artists who have appeared on the radio variety show, including; Gillian Welch, Aoife O’Donovan, Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush, Suzy Bogguss, and others.
New Folk Music

Perfect Abandon by Tom Brosseau
The tenth album from Grand Forks, North Dakota folk artist Brosseau, who possesses an arresting voice and has a knack for musical storytelling. For this album, a single microphone was used to record guitarist Brosseau and his three-piece band.
New Folk Music

--Bruce MacDonald 
Assistant Director

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