Wednesday, December 12, 2007

by Sascha

Anonymous said...
I would like to recommend a "new" (she's recording songs since 2003) american folk singer called Alela Diane. Especially her Album "The Pirate's Gospel" is absolutly fantastic!

Alela Diane "The Pirate's Gospel" 2004 / 2007

Alela Diane "Forest Parade" 2003

P.S.: I would like to request some more recordings of A. L. Lloyd. I really liked his songs on the "The Bird In The Bush" compilation.
Thanks for this and all the other fantastic posts.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I also love me some A.L.Lloyd.

This is for Sascha. Enjoy.

The Old Bush Songs - A.L.Lloyd 160 Kbps (my ul but not my rip)

Lizardson feel free to put this up on your blog main page if you like.

13 December, 2007 09:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way I really like Alela!!!

I have some more A.L.Lloyd if you're interested.

Blow Boys Blow (with Ewan McColl).

and Off to sea once more (with Ewan McColl)

I am looking for Sailors Garland (also with Ewan that has never been released on CD.

Also looking for Ewan and Al's Child Songs albums and Als English Drinking Songs. That's quite a wish list eh?

13 December, 2007 10:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! I guess i've to mention that the links to the Alela Diane albums are not my own ones. The link for "Forest Parade" is from "" and the link for "The Pirate's Gospel" is from the blog mentioned in the link itself.

To the listeners who really like her music, please buy her records. I think she truely deserves it. There's also an 10" vinyl mini-LP available called "Songs Whistled Through White Teeth".

Thanks Sascha

14 December, 2007 00:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually did not care for this- sort of run-of-the-mill hipster folk. Thanks for posting, though- I am sure many will appreciate it.

15 December, 2007 14:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew that not everyone would like Alela's Music here, because most of the records posted on this blog are "old school" english folk ones.
And on one hand i agree that it's difficult to deal with the nowadays trendy american "weird folk" or "new folk" as it is called, and Alela somehow is a part of that scene. But in my opinion her music nevertheless is quite different to most of this genre. Dave Allen's (Gang of Four) definition for her music is "gothic folk". And i really like the idea, because listening to her music is like time traveling into the ancient past, and though the pictures she draws with her songs are obviously american ones, moodwise the music isn't that far away from the "mediaevalish" english folk, i would say. So give her a try.
But enough with the adulation. In the end, of course it's purely a matter of taste.

Thanks Sascha

16 December, 2007 00:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I actually did not care for this- sort of run-of-the-mill hipster folk. Thanks for posting, though- I am sure many will appreciate it."

ha ha , talk about an uncalled for and mean spirited put-down.
It makes your "thanks for posting" sound completely false. Oh well...

19 December, 2007 06:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey to each his/her own, right? I mean- it is good for people to leave feedback- positive or not so positive (not all music reviews are positive either which does not make them false). Someone can certainly 'not care' for something and still be grateful they had the opportunity to listen to it- hardly mean-spirited. I personally did like this album very much, but I don't think discriminating towards comments who did not is very fair. Leave comments, everyone- leave feedback! As long as it is genuine it is not false- cheers to Sascha for the post and open-minded reply.

31 December, 2007 14:39  
Blogger Meliane Moraes said...

Please, where is the pasword???
I can´t get listen.


16 January, 2008 04:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh-o-oh-oh-oh, yeah! Thanx a lot for the pirate´s gospel!
I highly recommend you all Djali Zwan´s Song 6-6-6 from the Spun Soundrack if you like the alela pirate song!
Greetz from Berlin, Phil

09 October, 2008 06:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get the album she did as "headless heroes" it is stunning !
far better than this solo stuff

24 February, 2009 17:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw alela supporting bon iver last year and she played great, her dad was playing the mandolin and her sister on back-up vocals which was nice to see

17 May, 2010 04:57  

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