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Sunday 25 July 2010

Tales Of The Unexpected

You lot are very broad-minded about music, and you will have noticed that the more you listen to the more you start hearing similarities between styles and artists that should have nothing in common.

Even allowing for that, I was taken completely by surprise when I heard this track from South Sulawesi in Indonesia (on a Smithsonian album called "Discovering Indonesia") which really reminded me of a certain type of raw-voiced English female folk singer like Lal Waterson and Anne Briggs. Compare and contrast.

"Kemayoran" - Grup Bamba Puang

"Hills Of Greenmor" - Anne Briggs

And very much in the same vein:

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