State Siberain Folk Choir – Same (1974)

FrontCover1I´m intersted in music from all over the world.

The other day I found this LP in my vinyl archive … music from Siberia:

Siberia  is an extensive geographical region in North Asia. It has been a colonial possession of Russia since the latter half of the 16th century, after the Russians conquered lands east of the Ural Mountains. Siberia is vast and sparse, and covers an area of over 13.1 million square kilometres (5,100,000 sq mi), but is home to merely one-fifths of Russia’s entire population. Novosibirsk is the largest city in the region.

The territory of Siberia extends eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and includes most of the drainage basin of the Arctic Ocean. The river Yenisey divides Siberia into two parts, Western and Eastern. Siberia stretches southwards from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan and to the national borders of Mongolia and China. The central part of Siberia (Siberian Federal District) is considered the core part of the region in Russia, while the western part (Ural Federal District) is called Ural, and the far eastern part (Far Eastern Federal District) has been historically called the Russian Far East.

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Siberia is known worldwide primarily for its long, harsh winters, with a January average of −25 °C (−13 °F). It is geographically situated in Asia; however, due to it getting colonised and incorporated into Russia, it is culturally and politically a part of Europe. European cultural influences, specifically Russian, are predominant in the entire region, due to it experiencing Russian emigration from Europe starting from the 18th century. (wikipedia)

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And we hear a music with really great voices, even this music is not the unsual music in this blog … but … I´m interested in music from all over the world !

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Personnel:
State Siberain Folk Choir conducted by A.P. Novikov
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G. Merkulova (vocals on 04.)

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Tracklist:
01. All Siberians Remember (Traditional/Korsakov) 3.17
02. Gathering Of Hops (Traditional) 3.17
03. The Wide Spaces Of Siberia (Pukhnachev/Levashov) 3.06
04. Makhonka (Siberian Tongue-Twisters) (Traditional/Korsakov) 3.23
05. Folk Song Of Praise (Pukhnachev/Novikov) 3.17
06. Oh, Steppes (Pukhnachev/Novikov) 2.56
07. The Verse And The Hammer (Mayakovsky/Maslov) 3.341
08. Unknown track 2.51
09. Russia (Pukhnachev/Zakharchenko) 3.10
10. Guelder-Rose (Izmailovsky/Zakharchenko) 4.07
11. You Are My Dawn (Traditional) 2.37
12. Don’t Lament, Girls (Tarasov/Novikov) 2.19
13. I’ll Go To Town (Traditional) 2.26
14. Why Do You Sit Up Till Midnight (Traditional) 3.087
15. Teasers (Traditional) 3.36

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Graham Nash – Wild Tales (1973)

LPFrontCover1Graham William Nash OBE (born 2 February 1942) is a British-American singer-songwriter and musician. Nash is known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of the English pop/rock group the Hollies and the folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. Nash became an American citizen on 14 August 1978 and holds dual citizenship with the United Kingdom and the United States.

Nash is a photography collector and a published photographer. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997 and as a member of the Hollies in 2010.

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Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours List for services to music and to charity.

Nash holds four honorary doctorates, including one from New York Institute of Technology,[4] one in Music from the University of Salford in 2011 and his latest Doctorate in Fine Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Wild Tales is the second solo studio album by British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, released on Atlantic Records in 1974. It peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard 200. Nash blamed its failure to chart higher in the United States on a supposed lack of support and promotion from Atlantic Records. Following the protracted breakup of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in late 1974 and early 1975, Nash left the label and signed a contract with ABC Records as a duo with his CSNY partner David Crosby.

Contrary to later reports, the darker tone of this album was not inspired by the murder of Nash’s then-girlfriend, Amy Gossage, by her brother, an event that occurred more than a year after the release of this album and the dissolution of their relationship. Rather, Nash was in a somber mood in the wake of the failures of his earlier relationships with Joni Mitchell and Rita Coolidge, and the unwillingness at the time of the other members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to reunite for a new album. (wikipedia)

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Graham Nash’s second solo effort has been overshadowed by his harmonic heroics as a senior partner in the various Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young configurations. After being lured from the Hollies — where his latter contributions were criminally unappreciated (see, or rather hear Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse) — it was Nash who had come up with most of the CSN(Y) hit singles, including “Marrakesh Express,” “Our House,” and “Teach Your Children.” His 1971 debut, Songs for Beginners, was likewise filled with inspired moments such as “I Used to Be a King,” “Chicago/We Can Change the World,” and “Sleep Song.” Topping those efforts would have been superhuman. Such is the way that Wild Tales has been eclipsed and overlooked by enthusiasts of his previous endeavors. Nash gathered a core aggregate of musicians, many of whom were loosely connected to the CSNY family. These include: Johnny Barbata (drums), Tim Drummond (bass), David Lindley (guitar), and Ben Keith (pedal steel guitar/dobro), and, of course David Crosby (vocals).

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Also making guest shots were Dave Mason (12-string guitar), Joe Yankee (aka Neil Young) (acoustic piano), and Joni Mitchell (vocals). Together, they animate Nash’s slice-of-life compositions. Musically, Nash retains much of the whimsy that drew folks to his earlier songs. Likewise, the subject matter ranges from political (“Oh Camil” and “Prison Song”) to the emotionally naked “Another Sleep Song” and “I Miss You.” Nash would bring several of these tunes back to the CSNY fold for their 1974 tour — including the up-tempo rocking title track, as well as the folkie “Prison Song.” It would be another seven years after Wild Tales before Nash would issue his next solo album, Earth & Sky — which fared as poorly at its predecessor. (by Lindsay Planer)

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Personnel:
John Barbata (drums)
Tim Drummond (bass)
Graham Nash (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica)
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Joel Bernstein (guitar on 02. + 10.)
David Crosby – vocals (3,5,9)
Stanley Johnston (voice montage on 06.)
Ben Keith (pedal steel-guitar on 02., 04., 05. + 09., dobro on 10.)
David Lindley (slide guitar on 01. + 06., mandolin on 03.)
Dave Mason (guitar on 07.)
Joni Mitchell (vocals on 10.)
Stephen “Harry Halex” Stills (piano on 05., guitar on 09.)
Neil “Joe Yankee”Young (piano on 05.)

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Tracklist:
01. Wild Tales 2.21
02. Hey You (Looking At The Moon) 2.17
03. Prison Song 3.13
04. You’ll Never Be The Same 2.50
05. And So It Goes 4.49
06. Grave Concern 2.47
07. Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier) 2.55
08. I Miss You 3.06
09. On The Line 2.37
10. Another Sleep Song 4.43

All songs written by Graham Nash

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