Music is more that just entertainment (as the Western World would have us believe). It uplifts us; moves us; encourages us; inspires us. Each year there is an album that stands out for me, and i end up playing it on repeat for hours at a time. Here are the albums that have haunted me.
Favourite albums / year...
*2003 can't remember
*2005 Linda Ronstadt 'Canciones de mi Padre'
Besides the folk in my Links page, i do realize that there is amazing established and unknown music all over the world. Here are some of the albums that i cannot leave home without...
Parliament - the Best of...
Latcho Drom - the sound track to the film of the same name - tracing the migration of Gypsy music from Rajasthan India to western Europe
Taraf de Haidouks - Band of Gypsies
Peru Negro - Sangre de un Don
Prison Songs - Historical Recordings from Parchman Farm 1947-48 (Alan Lomax Collection)
Been in the Storm so Long - Spirituals, Folk Tales and Children's Games from John's Island , South Carolina (Smithsonian/Folkways)
Tex-Mex Fiesta - Los Tremendos Gavilanes, Los Cuatitos Cantu, Rubén Vela y sus conjuncto, Los Colores, and Steve Jordan
Lydia Mendoza - all albums, though Con El Mariachi Monumental Sahuayo is quite special and different
Nina Simone - all albums (i haven't found one yet that is not amazing!)
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