“Americana” (Used 59 times)
HazelMusiio on 05/15/2018 at 02:11AM
Welcome to the Americana edition of AI playlists by Musiio!
Today our 'seed' track is the awesome Bob Wiseman's 'In Her Dream' - now usually I pick the seed track and the AI suggests the rest... however the Wiseman track was actually chosen by an earlier version of our AI as a companion to the Kurt Vile seed track from Playlist 1. So in reality I had even less of a hand in this than usual, but I love the way tracks lead to other tracks and playlists break off into different genres - so I couldn't help but follow where it went!
I am a huge fan of the Americana genre. I used to be a regular down the front of shows at Corridor Bar, The Basement, The Union, and numerous other great bars in Sydney, Australia that are at the core of great Australian made Americana, which has dominated the local scene for the last 5 years. These playlisted artists are from the U.S., Russia, and all over - this genre has global appeal.
Enjoy this new playlist of ten tracks all taken from the FMA.
Hazel - Co-Founder of Musiio
geordiejeff25aolcom on 04/12/2012 at 07:50AM
With his raw, acoustic, often multi layered music and heart tugging songs, London,UK resident Jeff Bell has generated significant consumer interest. Musically Left-field and traditional Roots, Blues Rock, Jeff Bell is an intuitive song-writer, captivating vocalist and multi instrumentalist who combines clever, commercial melodies and lyrics that lay truths uncomfortably bare. Jeff has released five albums, including one six track EP. His sixth album- 'Artisans Hands' is set for release in the coming months. Thanks for reading. Influences: Steve Marriott~Iggy Pop~ Vaughan Williams Lateral Press 2012 www.lateralpress.co.uk
Can't upload song to site? But links below will take you straight there!
Various Sites, http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/jeffbell25
procedura on 06/02/2011 at 01:00PM
Now, here's a fine & decent four-piece from Belgrade, Serbia (that's the place somewhere over the rainbow), called STRAY DOGG.
Tender, melancholic & utterly American, these two boys (guitars, harp & vocals) & two girls (piano, violin & vocals) produce some of the nicest & finest songs I've heard in a long long time.
natewooley on 04/28/2011 at 05:34PM
When I was growing up, I was a voracious reader of Aldous Huxley. Not that I was a believer in his theories, or even a great fan of his writing style, but Huxley was the first thinker I had encountered that had that kind of broad base of knowledge that people associate with the term "renaissance man". I've always been drawn to these sorts of people, those that can analyze Scelsi after one or two listenings, then recreate a Szechuan dish from scratch, and tromp you on the basketball court. Maybe it's some sort of hard-wired search for my own brand of the Nietzchean super man, but I hope not.
Enter Ben Hall. Object based percussionist with groups like New Monuments and Graveyards...Label head of Broken Research Recordings...Sculptor....Conceptual Artist....Detroit social activist....Restaurateur....Featured once on CNN Business News....Former handball great.....Graffiti artist.....Cook of some of the best macrobiotic food I've ever eaten.....and most germane to this blog entry.......COLLECTOR.
Ben has been collecting Southern and Detroit gospel 45s, 78s, and LPs for years and while, initially, his entrepreneurial spirit had a hand in his collection, he is now providing the bulk of his recordings on his own website: www.baptizum.com.
When we started dealing seriously with archives at DRAM, I was very gung ho to get this collection, in some sort of curated form, as part of our burgeoning collection. I've always been proud in the music we present in DRAM, but the A does stand for American and the fact that we had no representation of American Gospel music, seemed to me to be an oversight in search of a resolution.
Well, fret no more, because as of Sunday, May 1st, the bulk of the ongoing Ben Hall Gospel Archival Project will be up and available for those with access to DRAM. (an aside, many have asked about individual subscriptions to DRAM, and we are working out the process. If you are interested, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll let you know how you can get an individual subscription to this archive and all the other great stuff on DRAM).
Not only are we presenting over 300 tracks of vocal quartet, Motown R&B gospel, and amateur/professional recordings of gospels choirs and sermons from Harlem, Detroit and the American South, but we have wrangled one of my favorite novelists of all time, Rick Moody, to write the opening exhortation to the archive. I sent the whole collection to him to listen to for research, and he was so blown away by the music, and by the personality of Ben (remember....renaissance superman) that he also, under his own steam, did the interview found below, which talks about collecting records, the fellowship of making music available, and growing up in Detroit.
As a little teaser, I've included the first five tracks from the archive as well, just for some Sunday morning listening.