Compiled by Mercedes Dujunco (New York University)
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Philadelphia Folk Festival: 40th Anniversary. cp2001. Sliced Bread SB74440D1-D4. Four compact discs.
Disc four is an enhanced CD that includes bonus multimedia. Historical and
program notes by Jonathan Takiff, Michael Cooney, and Mark Moss laid in
container. Produced by Gene Shay. Folk music of North America, Ireland, and
Latin America. Various performers.
Rough Guide to World Music. Volume One: Africa, Europe, and
the Middle East. cp1999. World Music Network RGNET
1032. One compact disc. Compiled by Phil Stanton from previously released
La Belleza Contemplada: Musica Andalusi de Laud. cp2000. Pneuma PN-260. One compact disc. Program notes in
English and Spanish, and song texts in Arabic, with English and Spanish
translations, inserted in container. Lute music from Al-Andalus and Morocco;
several selections with vocals in Arabic. Performers: Larbi Akrim, 'ud; El
Arabi Serghini Mohammed, voice, pandero, darbuga.
Centrafrique: Rituels Gbanzili et Mbugu et l'Oubangui. cp2001. Chant du Monde CNR 2741121. One compact disc. Program notes by Vincent Dehoux and
Jacqueline M.C. Thomas in French with English translations (42 pp.: port.).
Music of the Banziri people from the Central African Republic.
Chants et Danses en Imerina. cp2000. Arion ARN 64522. One compact disc. Folk music and
songs of the Merina of Imerina province in Madagascar. Vocals sung in Merina.
Performers: Rakotofrah, sodina (flute); with ensemble.
Confrérie des Aïssawa.
cp2001. Ocora Radio France C 560140. One compact disc. Extensive technical notes in French,
English and German by Christian Poche (24 pp.: ill.) in container. Traditional
music of the Moroccan lila ritual of the Aissawa brotherhood or confraternity.
Sufi music. Performers: Aissawa of Meknes, tayfa of Cheikh Sidi Mohamed. [ Confrerie Aissawa ]
Madagascar: Accordéons et Esprits Ancestraux. cp2001. VDE CD-1065. One compact disc. Notes in French and
English (23 pp.: ports.) inserted in container. Folk accordion music from Madagascar.
Various performers. [ Accordeons ]
Madagascar:Valiha-Marovany de la Côte Est. cp2000. Buda Records 1979322. One compact disc. Program
notes (27 pp.) in French, English, and Malagasy, with text summaries, inserted
in container. Folk music of Madagascar, sung in Malagasy. Performer: Troupe
Valiha. [ Cote ]
Musique Andalous d'Alger.
cp2000. Institut du Monde Arabe 321031. One compact disc. Program notes by Rachid Aous in
French with English translation and song summaries/texts in French and English translations
(12 pp.). Vocal and instrumental music from Algeria. Performer: Al-Djazairiya
cp1998. Ocora/Radio France C 560139. One compact disc. Historical and
descriptive notes in English, French, and German, and short bibliography (40
pp.: ill.). Folk music of the Aka people from the Lobaye region in southwestern
Central African Republic. [ Pygmees ]
Tunisie: La Mémoire des Juifs de Djerba. cp2001. VDE-Gallo CD-1057. One compact disc. Program notes
by Andre Klopmann in French with English translation (31 pp.: ill.). Hebrew
songs from Tunisia, with 'ud accompaniment. Performer: Yaacov Bchiri, voice and
'ud. [ Memoire ]
20 to Life: Prison Blues/Songs from the Angola State
Penitentiary. cp2001. Universal Music and Video
Distribution 302 061 161 2. One compact disc. Blues music. Various performers.
Argentine Swing, 1936-1948.
cp2000. Harlequin. HQCD 152. One compact disc. Jazz and swing music from
Argentina. Most tracks dubbed from acetates, only issued previously in 1989.
Bolivie: Musique des Calcha. cp2000. Le Chant du Monde CNR 2741120. One compact disc.
Program notes in French with English and Spanish translations (42 pp.: map,
ports.). Field recordings by Rosalia Martinez. Quechua folk songs and music
The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James, 1930. cp2001. Yazoo 2009. One compact disc. Blues music.
Compiled from old 78's. Performer: Skip James, vocals and guitar.
Cubanismo! in New Orleans: Mardi Gras Mambo. cp2000. Hannibal HNCD 1441. One compact disc. Program
notes by Joe Boyd inserted in container; lyrics of Paso en Tampa, with English
translation. Popular and dance music from Cuba. Performers: Cubanismo!; Jesus
Alemany, leader/trumpet; John Boutte, vocals; Yockamo All-Stars.
Dance Music from Brazil:Choros and Forro. cp2000. Nimbus NI 1741 (NI5338/ 5398/5404/5543). Four
compact discs. Program notes (24 pp.). Popular instrumental music from Brazil.
Performers: Os Ingenuos; Oficina de Cordas; Fred Dantas, trombone; Ailton Reiner,
bandolim; Camarao, accordion.
Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!: Vintage Fiddle Music,
1927-1935. cp2001. Old Hat Enterprises
CD-1003. One compact disc. Previously released material. Booklet notes by
Marshall Wyatt. Fiddle tunes, blues music, jazz, and ragtime music. Various
Havana, Cuba, ca. 1957: Rhythms and Songs for the Orishas. cp2001. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40489. One compact
disc. Program notes with bibliography and discography by Morton Marks (24 pp.:
ill.). Santeria music from Cuba, featuring bata drums. From the historic
recordings of Lydia Cabrera and Josefina Tarafa.
Lamento Borincano/Early Puerto Rican Music, 1916-1939. cp2001. Arhoolie 7037, 7038. Two compact discs. Booklet
(53 pp.) containing notes by Cristobal Diaz Ayala and lyrics in English and
Spanish. Popular music from Puerto Rico. Various performers.
The Legend of Cuban Percussion/Patato. cp2000. Six Degrees 657036 1027-2. One compact disc.
Popular and dance music from Cuba. Performer: Carlos "Patato" Valdes,
congas; with accompanying musicians.
The Lima Highlands.
cp2001. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40450. One compact disc. Notes by Manuel
Raez in Spanish, with English translation (25 pp.: ill., map). Twenty-five
field recordings of folk dances and songs from the Lima Highlands of Peru
featuring traditional instruments.
Matanzas, Cuba, ca. 1957: Afro-Cuban Sacred Music from the
Countryside. cp2001. Smithsonian Folkways SFW
CD 40490. One compact disc. Program notes in English, with bibliographical and
discographical references by Morton Marks (28 pp.: ill.). Santeria music from
Matanzas Province of Cuba. From the historic recordings of Lydia Cabrera and
Musica Tambora: Las Primeras Graciones de la Musica de
Tambora. cp2001. Arhoolie CD 7048. One
compact disc. Program notes (18 pp.). Popular music from Mexico. Various
Newport Folk Festival: Best of the Blues, 1959-68. cp2001. Vanguard 193/95-2. Three compact discs. Program
notes by John Milward (10 pp.: ill.).
Includes some previously unreleased
material. Blues music. Various artists.
Orquesta Típica Victor.
cp2000. Harlequin HQCD 155. One compact disc. Primarily instrumental Argentine
dance orchestra music; vocal selections sung in Spanish. Performer: Orquesta
Tipica Victor. [ Tipica ]
The Real Birth of Cubop: Historic Live Recordings. cp2001. Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-102. One compact disc.
Program notes written by Jordi Pujol, with historical and biographical
information in Spanish and English. Dance orchestra music from Cuba, 1941-1950.
Performers: Chano Pozo with Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra.
The Rhythm of Juan d'Arienzo. cp2000. Harlequin HQCD 157. One compact disc. Argentine
tango music from 1931-1950. Performer: Juan d'Arienzo (violin and leader) with
Rough Guide to the Cuban Music Story. cp2001. World Music Network RGNET 1068. One compact disc.
Folk and dance music from Cuba. Compiled by David Flower from previously
released albums. Various performers.
Say It Loud!: A Celebration of Black Music in America. cp2001. Rhino Entertainment Company R2 76660. Six compact
discs. One booklet (72 pp.: ill.; 25 cm.). Compilation produced by Patrick
Milligan, Shawn Amos & Quincy Newell ; sound produced by Bill Inglot.
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues. cp2001. Revenant 212. Seven compact discs. Historical and
biographical notes by Dick Spottswood or John Fahey, texts, and appendix by
Edward Komara, including discography, bibliographical references, and thematic
index in booklet (127 pp.: ill.). Also includes Charley Patton / by John Fahey.
London : Studio Vista, 1970 (112 pp.: ill.; 20 cm.) and "The immortal
Charlie Patton", by Bernard Klatzko (5 leaves) inserted in inner
container. Mississippi Delta blues music by Charley Patton and others,
performed by him, accompanying himself on guitar, in part by other musicians,
or sung and played by other musicians.
Twenty-First St. Stomp: The Piano Blues of St. Louis,
Classic Recordings from the 1920's.
cp2002. Yazoo 2061. One compact disc. Program and biographical notes in container.
A collection of the greatest St. Louis barrelhouse piano classics of the 20's
and 30's, featuring rare and classic performances by legendary artists.
Compiled from old '78s. Produced by Francis Wilford-Smith.
Asia and Oceania
Armenia: Heavenly Duduk.
cp1999. World Network WDR 32.377. One compact disc. Armenian folk songs and
music. Performers: Djivan Gasparyan, duduk, vocals; Ararat Dalakyan, bass
duduk, duduk, zurna; Ashot Ghazaryan, duduk, dhol.
The Bali Sessions: Living Art, Sounding Spirit. cp1999. Rykodisc RCD 10449. Three compact discs. Program
and historical notes, bibliographical references on insert. Recorded by Mickey
Hart. Gamelan music from Bali, Indonesia. Various performers.
Les Croisades: Sous le Regard de l'Órient. cp2001. Le Chant du Monde 5741118/19. Two compact discs. Booklet articles in French and
English by Andre Miquel, Myriam Antaki, Georges Tate, and Jamel Eddine
Bencheikh, and French and English translations of Arabic texts (56 pp.: ill.).
Arab music and poetry from Syria from the time of the Crusades. Performers:
Omar Sarmini, vocals ; Ensemble Al-Kindi: Julien Jalal Eddine Weiss, qanun,
director ; Ziyad Qadi Amin, nay; Muhammad Qadri Dalal, ud; Adel Shams Eddine,
riqq; Mohammad Gomar Al-Bawi, joza ; Hicham Al-Khatib, douff; Maher Moudalal,
vocals; Aboulala Dalal, vocals. [ l'Orient ]
Ghazal: Moon Rise Over the Silk Road. cp1999. Shanachie 66024. Program notes (8 pp.: ports.) in
container. Improvisations by Persian and Indian musicians. Performers: Kayhan
Kalhor, kamancheh; Shujaat Hussain Khan, sitar and vocals; Swapan Chaudhuri,
tabla; with assisting musicians.
Hawaiian String Virtuoso/King Bennie Nawahi. cp2000. Yazoo 2055. One compact disc. Hawaiian guitar
music. Remastered directly from original 78s. Biography on insert. Performer:
King Bennie Nawahi with various groups.
Lost Sounds of the Tao: Chinese Masters of the Guqin. cp 2001. World Arbiter 2004. One compact disc. Program
notes in English by Allan Evans, Dale A. Craig, and Philip Lo (19 pp.: ill.)
inserted in container. Chinese qin zither music. Performers: Lo Ka Ping; Zheng
Yingsun; Xu Yuan Bay.
Musique Traditionelles du Timor. cp2000. PlayaSound PS 65242. One compact disc. Indonesian
folk music from Timor. Sung in Ambeno, Suai and Ainaro. Performers: Groupe
Tifa, vocals, lakadau (bamboo percussion instrument).
cp2001. Sony Music 4984612. One compact disc. Hindustani music and folk songs
from Rajasthan. Performers: Ustad Sultan Khan, vocals; Chitra, sarangi; Sandesh
The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan. cp2002. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40438. Two compact
discs. Traditional music from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia,
Tajikistan, and other Central Eurasian nations and peoples. Various performers.
Sizhu: Jiangnan Classics.
cp2001. Naxos World 76008-2. One compact disc. Program notes, in English,
inserted in container. Chinese folk music from the Jiangsu region. Performers:
The Jiangnan Ensemble of the Shanghai Conservatory: Zhang Niambing,
sanxian/ruan ; Wang Yongde, erhu ; Zhang Jiujin, dizi ; Sheng Haihua, yangqin ;
Zhang Tie, pipa ; Liu Ying, percussion.
Thai Elephant Orchestra.
cp2000. Mulatta Records MUL 004. One compact disc. Program notes in container.
Dave Soldier and Richard Lair with others create Thai musical instruments for
elephants and guide them to play. Animal sounds and animals in the performing
Wonder of Naxi.
cp1999. Hugo HRP 7204-2. One compact disc. Biographical and program notes, in
Chinese and English (25 pp. ports.) inserted in container. Chinese orchestral
music. Performers: Various instrumental soloists; Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Tsung
cp2001. American Recording Productions ARP 027. One compact disc. Popular
instrumental and vocal music in Bulgarian folk style. Selections primarily by
Valeri Dimchev. Performers: Valeri Dimchev Trio (Desislava Dimcheva, vocal;
Anton Apostolov, acoustic guitar; Valeri Dimchev, tamboura) ; Drago Dimov,
Croatia: Traditional Music.
cp1998. Auvidis/UNESCO D8276. One compact disc.
Historical and descriptive notes by
Svanibor Pettan, in English with French translation (19 pp.: ill.). Traditional
and contemporary music of Croatia. Reissue of recordings from 1971-1995.
Edda: Myths from Medieval Iceland. cp1999. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472-77381-2. One compact
disc. Program notes (47 pp.) in English and German with song texts in English
and Icelandic. Folk music from Iceland. Performers: Sequentia.
European Klezmer Music.
cp2000. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40486. One compact disc. Program notes (36
pp.: ports). Performers: Khevrisa (Steven Greenman, violin; W. Zev Feldman,
cimbal; Alicia Svigals, Michael Alpert, sekund; Stuart Brotman, bass).
Gypsies of Romania.
cp2000. ARC Music EUCD 1618. One compact disc. Digitally remastered analog
recording. Romani music. Performers: Taraful din Baia: "Danu" Dan
Daniel, violin, band leader; Ovidiu Cozma, taragot; Marcel Seraz, accordion;
Stefan Peterfi, keyboards; Teofil Rad, violin.
Kosovo: Music of the Albanian Kosovars. cp1999. FM Records 1092. One compact disc. Production
credits in container. Principally monophonic and polyphonic Albanian songs frpm
Kosovo with instrumental accompaniment.
Kurbeti: Music of Albania's Gypsies. cp2000. FM Records 1053. One compact disc. Romani music
from Albania. Performers: Fatos Selmani, voice ; Tate Osmani, clarinet ; Keli
Bame, guitar, lute, bouzouki; Ilia Tchumani, guitar, keyboards, bass; Ilir
Mutcho, drums, percussion; Renato Ibrahimi, keyboards, accordion; Oselito
Musiques Traditionelle d'Ukraine. cp1998. Silex/Auvidis 225211/225216. Two compact discs.
Texts in Ukrainian with English and French translations and program notes in
English, French, and Ukrainan inserted in container. Ukrainian folk songs and
music. Various performers.
Scottish Folk: Living Traditions from Glasgow to the
Shetlands. cp2000. World Music Network RGNET
1038. One compact disc. Compiled by Phil Stanton from previously released
material. Folk music from Scotland.
Songs and Dances from Albania. cp2000. ARC Music EUCD 1601. One compact disc. Live
recordings of traditional folk music and songs from Albania, played on
traditional instruments. Information about the music and the instruments in
booklet. Performer: Tirana Folk Ensemble.
Wales: Harps, Bards, and Gwerin Sounds. cp2000. World Music Network RGNET 1052. One enhanced
compact disc. Compiled by Ceri Rhys Matthews from previously released material.
Folk music from Wales.