|“||Pioneering the use of stereo recording in the field, Alan Lomax made his “Southern Journey” in 1959–60, returning to the rural South (after 10 years abroad) and rediscovering its still-vital traditions. He traveled from the Appalachians to the Georgia Sea Islands, from the Ozarks to the Mississippi Delta, recording blues, ballads, breakdowns, hymns, shouts, chanteys, and work songs.||”|
|“||My Life in the Bush of Ghosts|
Both Brian Eno and David Byrne had, for a number of years, been interested in non- Western music styles, particularly those of sub-Saharan African of the Arabic cultural sphere; In the Talking Heads /Eno records, such influences function implicitly, but on the album 'My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts' they became explicit.
Over Rhythmic and harmonic backing tracks, played by Eno, Byrne and eleven other musicians, Eno and Byrne superimposed taped voices from a variety of sources. 'It's almost collage music, like grafting a piece of one culture onto a piece of another onto a piece of another, and trying to make them work as a coherent musical idea, and also trying to make something you can dance to' mentioned Eno."
The title of the album is inspired by Amos Tutuola's novel with the same title.
1. America is Waiting (3:36)
2. Mea Culpa (3.35)
3. Regiment (3:56)
4. Help Me Somebody (4:18)
5. The Jezebel Spirt (4:55)
6. Very, Very Hungry (3:20)
7. Moonlight in Glory (4:19)
8. The Carrier (3:30)
9. A Secret Life (2:30)
10. Come With Us (2:38)
11. Mountain of Needles (2:35)
Total Time: 39:41
All songs written by Brian Eno/David Byrne, excpet
1.(Brian Eno/David Byrne, arr. by Brian Eno/David Byrne/Bill Laswell/Tim Wright/David van Tieghem)
3.(Brian Eno/David Byrne/Busta Jones, arr. by Brian Eno/David Byrne/Busta Jones/Chris Frantz/Robert Fripp)
Brian Eno & David Byrne / guitars, basses, synthesizers, drums, percussion and "found objects"
- John Cooksey / drums (4)
- Chris Frantz / drums, additional arranging (3)
- Robert Fripp / additional arranging (3)
- Busta Jones / bass, additional writing and arranging (3)
- Dennis Keeley / Bodhran (2)
- Bill Laswell / bass and additional arranging (1)
- Mingo Lewis / Bata, sticks (5, 8)
- Prairie Prince / can, bass drum (5, 8)
- Jose Rossy / congas, agong-gong (7)
- Steve Scales / congas, metals (4)
- David van Tieghem / drums, percussion (1, 3), additional arranging (1)
- Tim Wright / click bass (1)
(1) Unidentified indignant radio show host, San Fransisco, April 1980;
(2) Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified.
Radio call- in show, New York, July 1979;
(3) Dunya Yusin, Lebanese mountain singer;
(4) Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980;
(5) Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980;
(7) The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Islands, Georgia;
(8) Dunya Yusin;
(9) Samira Tewfik, Egyptian popular singer;
(10)Unidentified radio evangelist, San Fransisco, April 1980.
(Some older editions apparently contain a track called "Qur'an" instead of "Very Very Hungry" , but it was not on this one.)
Recorded at RPM, Blue Rock, Sigma, New York, Eldorado, Los Angeles and
Different Fur, San Fransisco, August 1979 to October 1980
Engineer at RMP : Neal Teeman
Assistant : Hugh Dwyer
Engineer at Blue Rock : Eddie Korvin
Assistant : Michael Ewasko
Engineer at Eldorado : Dave Jerden
Assistant : Georg Sloan
Engineer at Different Fur : Stacy Baird
Assistants : Don Mack and Howard Johnston
Engineer at Sigma : John Potoker
Produced by Brain Eno and David Byrne
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
|“||This film by Murray Lerner is a cinematic synthesis of four Newport Folk Festivals in which the art of folk music is pictured in transition during its most crucial years. Performers include Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Georgia Sea Singers, Peter, Paul, & Mary, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Donovan, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Ed Young Fife & Drum Corps, Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band with Mel Lyman, Sacred Harp Singers, Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers, Tex Logan & The Lilly Brothers, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Odetta, Fred McDowell, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Swan Silvertones, STaple Singers, Freedom Singers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Howling Wolf.||”|
|“||SMYRNA Recollections - Introduction - This is a short journey into the memory of Izmir before 1922. Throughout this journey you will be hearing only three languages out of many that had echoed on the streets during that period: Turkish, Romaic (Greek) and Jewish Spanish (Ladino). A multicultural folk song parade awaits you to help you visualise Izmir as an almost complete picture.||”|
|“||Fantastic instrumental guitar / rock 'n roll series.|
This series holds great songs by different artists from various countries whom all play fabulous instrumental guitar songs in there own unique style. Recommended to fans of great instrumental guitar music.
|“||Your Hit Parade -- was a 41-volume series issued by Time-Life during the late 1980s and early 1990s, spotlighting popular music from the pre-rock era years of 1940-1954, and non-rock and roll songs from 1955 through mid-1960s.|
Much like Time-Life's other series chronicling popular music, volumes in the "Your Hit Parade" series covered a specific time period, including single years in some volumes and stylistic trends in others.
|“||Yasemin Göksu, Rumeli folk songs consisting of "Memories of Urumeli" his fourth album, was released by Kalan Music. Göksu's recent display of an indispensable series of "Farewell Rumelia" a series that continued from the Balkans and Rumelia's work a product of the album, Kemal Sahir Gürel, Omar Hunter, Sunay Ozgur and Ender Akay such a successful arranger of traditional folk songs breathe new life brings Göksu has commented on this song successfully.||”|