Saturday, January 30, 2010

by ericbkk

Mary McCaslin - Sunny California (1979)

Mary McCaslin represents an unbroken link between traditional folksingers and today's "new folk" singer-songwriters. Her music ranges from ballads of the old west to her own songs of the new west and modern times. Regarded as a pioneer of open guitar tunings, and known for her distinctive vocal style, Mary's influences can be heard in many younger folk performers.

Track List:
01. Sunny California
02. Save the Last Dance for Me
03. The Emigrant Song
04. Old Man From Missouri
05. Dust Devils
06. Cupid
07. San Fernando
08. The Crossroad
09. The Swimming Song
10. The California Zephyr

Credits of Sunny California

Tony Markellis - Synthesizer, Bass
Robert Mortier - Percussion
Jay Ungar - Synthesizer, Mandolin, Violin
Winnie Winston - Banjo, Guitar (Steel)
Mary McCaslin - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Main Performer
Paul Asbell - Guitar
Neil Boyer - Wind
Chance Browne - Guitar
Elliott Delman - Percussion
Chapin Kaynor - Horn
Billy Kinzie - Percussion, Drums


MP3 @ 256kbps


b. Mary Noel McCaslin, 22 December 1946, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. McCaslin's family relocated to California in 1952, where, particularly influenced by Marty Robbins and Hedy West, she gained an interest in the music scene and soon learned guitar and banjo. She also had a deep interest in the Old West and she found Robbins' cowboy ballads gave her the inspiration to write her own Western songs.
In the early 60s, she began singing in local clubs and made her first recordings for Capitol Records in 1967. In 1969, she recorded for Barnaby Records that saw the release of Goodnight Everybody. In the early 70s, while singing at a folk festival, she met singer-songwriter Jim Ringer. They began to work together (they eventually married in 1978) but McCaslin made several solo recordings for Philo Records which led to album releases. She became involved in the folk revival and was later described along with singers such as Carolyn Hester and Jeannie West as being among "the first female role models in youth culture who projected intelligence and independence". McCaslin and Ringer recorded a duet album in 1978 although Ringer also sang harmony or backing vocals on many of her recordings. In 1979, some of her Philo recordings were licensed to Mercury Records which led to her popular Sunny California. In 1981, she moved to Flying Fish Records and Rounder Records acquired all the releases that she had had on the Philo label. McCaslin wrote and performed the soundtrack music for Cattle Annie And Little Britches, a movie starring Burt Lancaster. McCaslin and Ringer continued to play together on tours and at major festivals until 1989, when they divorced.
Many writers contend that McCaslin has never been afforded the credits her talents merit. Rolling Stone once described her in flowing style as "a prairie songstress who creates musical moments of crystalized romance". McCaslin's style has been likened to a mixture of mountain music and singer-songwriter folk while others suggest that she could perhaps be the female version of her inspiration Marty Robbins.
: ~ Copyright Muze UK Ltd. 1989 - 2005

MM says on her homepage that this album has long been out of print, but remains one of her favourite MM albums.

If anybody could come up with her debut album, Goodnight Everybody (1969), out of print for decades, I'd be very interested.

I first got into MM when I read that she'd been an influence on Gretchen Peters, and I find her to be a very rewarding artist, who deserves to be more widely-heard.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

V.A. Cornemuses

3 pieds 6 pouces – Au bois d’amour - 1986

01 Marguerite (Philippe Prieur)
02 Scottish de la Part Dieu (Eric Montbel)
03 Peter Barna
04 Bourrée à Gaston Pommier
05 De Boer
06 Isabelle (Michel Lebreton)
07 Tout en revenant de Paris/Que la grive aime le raisin
08 La Piémontaise (Philippe Prieur)
09 Meiplantig
10 Mazurka de Péchadre
11 Berceuse

Claude Debrock : cornemuse 16 pouces
Marc Debrock : cornemuse 16 pouces, chant
Michel Lebreton : cornemuses 16 et 20 pouces, synthèse sonore

Les cornemuses sont de Rémi Dubois (16 pouces) et Bernard Blanc (20 pouces)



Rencontres des cornemuseux

En 1993 Michel Lebreton propose d’organiser des journées de rencontres pour les joueurs de cornemuse de la région Nord Pas-de-Calais.
Un répertoire commun est proposé. Dans cet enregistrement la majorité des mélodies sont à deux voire trois voix qui sont d’abord jouées séparément.

Gérald Ryckeboer :
02- Maclote d'Abiémont
05- Dans les yeux de Marie
08- La saint Martin
11- menuet n° 28 de Joannes De Gruyters
14- branle de Pierre Phalèze

Michel Lebreton :
18- Noël pour l'amour de Marie/La valse à Parsoux
25- Je plains tous les garçons
29- Cocktail
34- Sur le parvis
40- Isabelle
48- Kertslied

Marc Debrock :
50- air du Northumberland (Peacock Followed The Hen)
52- valse Moeder X (?)

Michel Lebreton :
53- Allemande de Burnontige/Allemande de Vieuxville
53- Passepied d'Achille Matto
54- Matelotte de Vieuxville
55- Volte de Praetorius


D’autres musiques pour cornemuse sur le site de Michel Lebreton Les Chants de Cornemuse


Friday, January 22, 2010

Jos Bouchard

Jos Bouchard – violoneux – Musique et danse traditionnelle de Charlevoix – 1978

Side A-B
01-Reel de la pointe au pic
02-La valse à Marie-Paule
03-Reel le Tamanoir
04-La joyeuse québécoise
05-La galope du lac Saint-Charles
06-La galope de la Malbaie
07-Reel de Saint-Jean de l'île d'Orléans
08-Valse de l'aurore
09-Reel Béatrice
10-Polka Bouchard
11-Reel des éboulements

Side C-D
01-Quadrille des lanciers - 1ère partie - la rencontre des dames
02-Quadrille des lanciers - 2e partie - la promenade simple
03-Quadrille des lanciers - 3e partie - le grand salut
04-Quadrille des lanciers - 4e partie - le petit salut
05-Quadrille des lanciers - 5e partie - la chaîne du cotillon avec arrêt
06-Quadrille - 1ère partie
07-Quadrille - 2e partie
08-Quadrille - 3e partie
09-Quadrille - 4e partie
10-Quadrille - 5e partie

DL (fixed)


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ian Woods & Charley Yarwood

Hooks & Nets (1984)

01 - Gloucestershire Wassail
02 - Hooks & Nets
03 - Hedging Song
04 - Survivor Leave
05 - Brookland Road
06 - Suffolk Song
07 - The Pressed Man's Lamentation
08 - London Julies
09 - The Whaleman's Song
10 - The Nobleman And The Thresherman
11 - Manchester Ship Canal Navvy
12 - Ware Out - Mother
13 - The Smuggler
14 - One More Pull

DL from Gonzo-archive
(Complain received from DMCA)

Here was only a link to Gonzo's blog, but DMCA isn't allow it ;;;
In addition, Gonzo's files are not complained.
Maybe there's a person who don't like contents tagged as "POSTED BY LIZARDSON".
Really hard to update this blog by Lizardson myself...


Spylman (1983)

Accordion - Sytse Wagenmakers
Banjo - Gjalt Bosma
Bass, Tuba - Jan Ottevanger
Guitar - Wybe Postma
Guitar, Trombone, Violin - Nanne Kalma
Percussion - Syb Erich
Vocals, Recorder - Inez Timmer
Whistle, Bodhrán - Ankie van der Meer

A01 - De Spylman Yn'e Trom
A02 - De Jierringen
A03 - Hospes Tryn
A04 - Sy Hawwe De Macht
A05 - Nij Liet Op 'E Grouster Merke
A06 - Hoe't De Ienhoarn - Fan'e Wrald Ferdwun

B01 - Jabik Engberts
B02 - Daging
B03 - Marij
B04 - Wa Sit Der Foar It Rut
B05 - Anne En Ymkje
B06 - De Warkdei Sit Der Op
B07 - Marij Op 'E Merk
B08 - Utspraak
B09 - Poffe En Bloze

Quality: 320kbps


Sunday, January 17, 2010

V.A. - La veillée des veillées

V.A. - La veillée des veillées – 1975
Troisième festival de musique traditionnelle de Montréal

Disque 1

Groupe de Portneuf :
Alain André : violon
Jean-Claude Petit : accordéon diatonique
Arthur Tremblay : tambour à mailloche

01 Reel des ouvriers
02 Reel à Hélène
03 La tuque bleue
04 Reel d'Isidore Soucy/Reel des Noces d'Or

Ruine-Babines :
Nancy Neamtam : violon
Colette Raby : violon
Pascal Gélinas : harmonica
Gilles Garand : harmonica, violon

05 Blues du canard
06 La turlutte à Antonio Bazinet

Louis Boudreault : violon
07 La belle Catherine
08 Reel d'Alexis le trotteur

Rêve du diable :
Gervais Lessard : violon, harmonica
Claude Méthé : violon, mandoline, banjo
Jean-Pierre Lachance : guitare

09 Reel du pêcheur
10 Reel du lièvre

Edith Myers : chant, guitare
Irène Myers : chant

11 Derrière chez nous y a un champs de pois
12 En filant ma quenouille

Gilles Losier : violon
13 L'homme à deux femmes

Catherine Perrier : chant
John Wright : violon

14 A la claire fontaine
15 Bourrées à Chabrier


disque 2

Barde :
Richard Chapman : chant, banjo, guitare, mandoline, dulcimer
Eliot Selick : banjo, guitare, violon
Chris Mac Raghallaigh : chant, flûte, violon
Pierre Guérin : accordéon piano, concertina, violon, guitare, flûtes
Joanna Mas Raghallaigh : flûtes, chant
Edward Moore : bodhran, percussions, concertina
Tobie Cinnsealac : flûtes, percussions

01-Sonny's mazurka
03-The exile's jig/The flowing tide reel

Yves Conan : bombarde, chant
Hervé Conan : biniou, bombarde, chant
Guirec Conan : guitare, chant
Robert Perros : accordéon

02-Laridé Lockmariaker

Le Bayou des mystères :
Zachary Richard : chant, accordéon
Roy Herrington : guitare basse, triangle

04-L'arbre est dans ses feuilles

Groupe de Marc Savoy :
Marc Savoy : accordéon
Lionel Leleux : violon
Doris Léon Ménard : guitare, chant
Don Montoucet : accordéon, triangle

05-Lacassine spécial
06-La porte d'en arrière

Mikael Moazan : violon
Gweltaz Ar Fur : chant

07-Kamp koulag
08-An holl bolb

John Wright : guimbarde
09-Christmas Eve/Craig's pipes

Jean Carignan : violon
John Wright : guimbarde
Gilles Losier : piano

10-Miss McLeod/The wild irishman
11-Paddy Ryan's dream

Yves Verret : accordéon
Lucie Verret : piano

12-Set américain/Reel de Saint-Jean

Jean Carignan : violon
Yves Verret : accordéon
Gilles Losier : piano

13-Bonny Kate (pot pourri)


Avec la pochette et un livret de 16 pages


Saturday, January 16, 2010


Bûtertsjerne (1981)

Accordion - Sytse Wagenmakers
Guitar - Wybe Postma
Guitar, Percussion, Flute - Nanne Kalma
Tuba, Bass - Jan Ottevanger
Vocals, Recorder, Tambourine - Inez Timmer

A01 - Lutine
A02 - Sjut
A03 - Sytse Klokmakker (De Heloazjemakker Fan Warten)
A04 - Doektrúk (Sybes Boeredochter Ûntmaskere)
A05 - De Karre Kwijt
A06 - Rêdbêd
A07 - Blauwe Fedde
A08 - Hawke Hownstwa

B01 - Tarassing
B02 - Boesgroen
B03 - Dwerskop
B04 - Brêgewipper
B05 - Duvel
B06 - Baarch
B07 - Bist
B08 - Labskous
B09 - Sjoerd Fan It Oerd
B10 - Bûtertsjernje
B11 - Etyk


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

from Nigel Paterson


Dear lizardson,
Please remove all albums by The Halliard & Nic Jones from 'Time Has Told Me'. You do not have our permission to use our material in this way. All details have been passed to the legal department of the Musician's Union here in the UK. Please comply with this notice within 24 hours. Failure to do so could result in legal action being taken against you,
Yours Sincerely,
Nigel Paterson pp The Halliard & Nic Jones

Well... how many times should i receive this kind of miss judged e-mail ;;;
As you know, there is no download links of The Halliard & Nic Jones.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

by Paul

Big Bill Broonzy and Pete Seeger in Concert
Recorded 1956. 1965 LP

In October 1956, Big Bill Broonzy and Pete Seeger gave a two man concert
at the Northwestern University which was als They made an excellent team.

Big Bill Broonzy was then 63 years of age and had been a performer from
the 1920s putting out his first recording in 1927. Primarily a "blues"
player in the folk tradition; by 1956, he had become highly successful
and had recently toured Europe to great acclaim. He had started his
music as a fiddle player but moved on to the 12-string guitar and is
often credited with "Leadbelly" as being responsible for popularising
that instrument within the folk movement. He certainly knew how to
play! Sadly, he died within two years of this concert..

Pete Seeger was a relative youngster at 37 years of age but had
performed and written songs since the 1940s and had been a member of
"The Almanac Singers" then becoming the "The Weavers". He would go on to
considerable success with the folk revival boom including tours of many
countries where he continued to successfully promote folk music both
traditional and commercial. He did much to popularise the long-necked
five-string banjo but also played a range of other instruments including
the 12 string guitar.

The pair made an excellent team with their contrasting styles, songs and
techniques. Pete Seeger did much of the speaking about folk music,
instruments and songs whereas Broonzy is somewhat less loquacious but
far more humourous. In fact, it was at this concert that Broonzy made
the statement often erroneously attributed to Louis Armstrong, namely,
"All the songs I ever heard in my life was folk songs. I never heard
horses sing none of them yet!" (intro to track 4) Even without the
singing the performance of these two is entertaining.

This LP was produced in 1965 on the Verve Folkways label (not to be
confused with the Folkways label which eventually forced Verve Records
to drop the word "Folkways" from their name) using the 1956 recordings.
I understand that only selected portions of the concert appear on the LP
possibly due to poor recordings of other parts. The LP lists 11 tracks
but there is a twelfth (spoken) track featuring Seegar suggesting that
everyone can have a five-minute Zup party. The tracks are Broonzy and
Seegar both singing "Midnight Special"; Broonzy performing "Backwater
Blues", This Train is Bound for Glory", "Crawdad Hole", "The Glory of
Love", "Willie Mae", "Why Don't You come Home, Bill Bailey" and
"Alberta"; and Seeger sings "Green Corn", "Mrs McGrath", and plays two
instrumentals - "Hillel Instrumental" (tootin' cane), and the lengthy,
but very entertaining, "Goofin' Off Suite". Graphics of the LP cover
and the rear are included in the download.

(Complaints received from DMCA)

With Best wishes from Paul the Stockman from

Thank you Paul :)

Friday, January 08, 2010

Orchestre Petit

Orchestre Petit – Quadrille de Saint-Basile – 1979
Musique de danse du terroir, comté de Portneuf, Québec

01 Quadrille de Saint-Basile - La petite promenade
02 Quadrille de Saint-Basile - La présentation
03 Quadrille de Saint-Basile - La balance
04 Quadrille de Saint-Basile - L'homme à deux femmes
05 Quadrille de Saint-Basile - La galope
06 Quadrille de Saint-Basile - La bastringue
07 Reel du chantier
08 Ronfleuse Gobeil
09 Paul Jones Petit - 1 Reel
10 Paul Jones Petit - 2 Valse [Un gamin de Paris]
11 Paul Jones Petit - 3 Reel [Hello le soleil brille]
12 Paul Jones Petit - 4 samba
13 Paul Jones Petit - 5 reel
14 Paul Jones Petit - 6 cha cha [Cerisier rose et pommier blanc]
15 Paul Jones Petit - 7 reel
16 Paul Jones Petit - 8 valse
17 Paul Jones Petit - 9 reel
18 Paul Jones Petit - 10 raspa
19 Valse Hélène
20 Reel indien

Jean-Claude Petit : accordéon
Yvon Petit : guitare
Jean-Paul Petit : batterie

Avec la pochette et le livret de la chorégraphie du quadrille de Saint-Basile par Pierre Leclerc



Thursday, January 07, 2010

't Kliekske

Vlaamse Volksmuziek (1976)

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

To Dick Miles

There is no download link for your records since 2008.
There is only a review and link to your official site.

Still want me to delete?

Thanks for your great MUSIC.
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