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Posted by: | Posted on: September 9, 2017

Dance The Night Away

40 tracks; Total Time: 2hr, 04 min.
“Dance the Night Away” is a 1998 song written by Raul Malo and recorded by American country band The Mavericks, on their fifth studio album Trampoline (1998). The song was also released as a single in 1998. It reached number 63 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.

The music video is set in a supermarket in America. It starts off like any general day in the supermarket, however once the music starts lots of things happen as The Mavericks play throughout the video, A security guard tries to find the band in the different locations, one shopper is sitting and eating some of the stock, girls playing trombones and trumpets, a set of dancers dancing down the aisles, an elderly couple with a dummy in the child seat and a man who plays a keyboard madly, even the staff get involved in the dancing while the security guard tries to find the band playing but by the end he gives up as the music ends with the band looking into the security cameras.

Here comes my happiness again
Right back to where it should have been
‘Cause now she’s gone and I am free
And she can’t do a thing to me
I just wanna dance the night away
With senoritas who can sway
Right now tomorrow’s lookin’ bright
Just like the sunny mornin’ light
And if you should see her
Please let her know that I’m well
As you can tell
And if she should tell you
That she wants me back
Tell her no
I gotta go
I just wanna dance the night away
With senoritas who can sway
Right now tomorrow’s lookin’ bright
Just like the sunny mornin’ light
And if you should see her
Please let her know that I’m well
As you can tell
And if she should tell you
That she…
Songwriter: Raul Malo

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Posted by: | Posted on: September 9, 2017

The Wildwood Flower

40 tracks; Total Time: 1hr, 53 min.
“Wildwood Flower” (or “The Wildwood Flower”) is an American song, best known through performances and recordings by the Carter Family. “Wildwood Flower” is a variant of the song “I’ll Twine ‘Mid the Ringlets”, published in 1860 by composer Joseph Philbrick Webster, who wrote the music, with lyrics attributed to Maud Irving. Other versions of the song have evolved, including “The Pale Amaranthus” (collected in Kentucky and North Carolina, reported in 1911), “Raven Black Hair” and “The Pale Wildwood Flower” (collected 1915–1919), and “The Frail Wildwood Flower”.

The original Carter Family first recorded “Wildwood Flower” in 1928 on the Victor label. Maybelle Carter leads a rendition of the song on the 1972 album Will the Circle be Unbroken, and frequently performed the song in concert with Johnny Cash and on his The Johnny Cash Show. The Carter version of the song is considered the premier example of “the Carter Scratch”, a form of acoustic guitar playing in which the musician (in the case of the Carters, most notably Maybelle herself) plays both the melody and rhythm lines simultaneously. Woody Guthrie used the tune of “I’ll Twine ‘Mid the Ringlets” for the verses of his song “The Sinking of the Reuben James”, although he added a chorus to the song.

The original poem (if any) from which the lyrics derived has been lost. Other poems attributed to the reputed author of the lyrics, Maud Irving, may be found in periodicals of the time, including Godey’s Lady’s Book and Home Monthly. Several of the poems in the latter periodical carry bylines indicating that the Maud Irving of those poems was a pseudonym for poet and spiritualist J. William Van Namee.

Oh I’ll twine with my mingles and waving black hair
With the rose so red and the lilies so fair
And the mirltes so bright with the emerald dew
The pale and the leader and eyes look like blue

I will dance I will sing and my laugh shall be gay
I will charm every heart in her crown I will sway
When I woke from my dreaming my idols were clay
All portions of love had all blown away

Oh she taught me to love her and promised to love
And to cherish me over all others above
How my heart is now wondering no misery can tell
She left me no warning no words of farewell

Yes she taught me to love her and call me her flower
That was blooming to cheer her through life’s dreary hour
Oh I long to see her and regret the dark hour
She’s gone and neglected her pale wildwood flower
Written by Hank Thompson

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Posted by: | Posted on: September 3, 2017

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion

Hillbilly Moon Explosion is a Swiss rockabilly band founded in 1998. The group is known for a versatile mix of Rock and Roll, Jump Blues, Swing, Country, Roots rock and Surf music elements.

Hillbilly Moon Explosion originated in 1998 as part of the Zurich rockabilly scene.n The group was founded by the native Englishman and Swiss citizen Oliver Baroni (vocals, bass, guitar) and Italian-Swiss singer Emanuela Hutter. Oliver Baroni was planning to leave his former band, the Hillbilly Headhunters. Emanuela Hutter worked with the singer/songwriter music project MD Moon at that time. The original formation was completed by drummer Aad Hollander and guitarist Pat Matteo, another former member of the Hillbilly Headhunters. The first demo tape was made in the same year. Emanuela Hutter was at the time bound by solo performances and did not enter the band until the following year. In 2006 with the release of All Grown Up, Duncan James replaced Patrick Gese on Guitar and Swiss Luke Weyermann the new drummer.

In addition to touring and performing in Switzerland the band performed a variety of performances in other European countries – including Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Austria. In 2010, Hillbilly Moon Explosion appeared as the opening act for Jeff Beck in Paris Olympia. The members of the group live in and around Zurich.

Although some media outlets rate it as a very good rockabilly formation from Switzerland, Hillbilly Moon Explosion is still considered an underground band. On the album Buy, Beg or Steal, in the song My love for Evermore Hutter sang a duet with Mark “Sparky” Phillips from the British psychobilly group Demented Are Go.


Posted by: | Posted on: May 26, 2017

Michael Row The Boat Ashore

Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and social activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, and environmental causes.

A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” (with Joe Hickerson), “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)” (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and “Turn! Turn! Turn!” (lyrics adapted from Ecclesiastes), which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world. “Flowers” was a hit recording for the Kingston Trio (1962); Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962); and Johnny Rivers (1965). “If I Had a Hammer” was a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963) while the Byrds had a number one hit with “Turn! Turn! Turn!” in 1965.

Seeger was one of the folk singers responsible for popularizing the spiritual “We Shall Overcome” (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the Civil Rights Movement, soon after folk singer and activist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. In the PBS American Masters episode “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song”, Seeger stated it was he who changed the lyric from the traditional “We will overcome” to the more singable “We shall overcome”.

Playlist (Pete Seeger, friends & co):

Posted by: | Posted on: April 23, 2017

O’Sullivan’s March

“O’Sullivan’s March (Irish Folk And Traditional)”

32 tracks; Total Time: 1hr, 50 min.

01. The Chieftains – O’Sullivan’s March 4:04
02. The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – The Wild Colonial Boy 2:51
03. The Clancy Brothers – Jug Of Punch 4:16
04. The Clancy Brothers – Whistling Gypsy Rover 3:56
05. The Dubliners – Home Boys Home 3:20
06. The Dubliners – Dirty Old Town 2:55
07. The Dubliners – The Crack Was Ninety In The Isle Of Man 2:25
08. The Dubliners – The Holy Ground 2:35
09. The Dubliners – Seven Drunken Nights 3:15
10. The Dubliners – I’ll Tell Me Ma 2:25
11. The Dubliners – McAlpine’s Fusiliers 5:20
12. The Dubliners – The Sea Around Us 2:39
13. The Dubliners – Weile Waila 2:20
14. The Dubliners – Dicey Reilly 2:40
15. The Dubliners – Three Lovely Lassies From Kimmage 2:50
16. The Dubliners – Off to Dublin in the Green 2:24
17. The Dubliners – The Black Velvet Band 4:25
18. The Dubliners – Rocky Road to Dublin 2:27
19. The Dubliners – Donegal Danny 5:35
20. The Dubliners – Matt Hyland 5:21
21. The Dubliners – The Band Played Waltzing Matilda 6:15
22. The Dubliners – Molly Malone 2:59
23. The Dubliners – The Town I Loved So Well 6:20
24. The Dubliners – Fields Of Athenry 4:05
25. The Dubliners – Will The Circle Be Unbroken 4:46
26. The Wolfe Tones – The Boys of the Old Brigade 2:53
27. The Wolfe Tones – Come Out Ye Black And Tans 2:10
28. The Wolfe Tones – The Broad Black Brimmer 3:27
29. The Wolfe Tones – The Man From Mullingar 2:36
30. The Wolfe Tones – The Foggy Dew 3:27
31. The Wolfe Tones – Highland Paddy 3:33
32. The Wolfe Tones – Big Strong Man 2:10


Posted by: | Posted on: April 16, 2017

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra – Ceud Mile Failte

The Set:

01. Ceud Mile Failte

02. Dashing White Sergeant

03. Echoes In The Glen

04. Fiddlers’ Two-Stepe

05. Goodnight And Safe Home

06. Hamilton House

07. Highland Scottische

08. Irish Jigs

09. Jigs From A The Airts

10. March, Strathspey And Reel

11. Piping For Dancing

12. Salute To The Cornkisters

13. Slow Air

14. The Drummers

15. Bluebell Polka Set





Posted by: | Posted on: April 16, 2017


“Thirty-Three Made in Scotland”

33 tracks; Total Time: 2hrs, 08 min, 59 sec.

01. Deacon Blue – Dignity 3:54
02. Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You 3:59
03. KT Tunstall – Black Horse and the Cherry Tree 2:58
04. Martin & James – You’re Alive 3:43
05. The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon 5:01
06. The Blue Nile – Tinseltown in the Rain 5:58
07. The Bluebells – Young At Heart 3:24
08. Fairground Attraction – Perfect 3:40
09. Frightened Rabbit – Old Old Fashioned 3:45
10. Glasvegas – Daddy’s Gone 4:24
11. Danny Wilson – Mary’s Prayer 3:55
12. Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart 3:55
13. Camera Obscura – Tears For Affairs 4:10
14. The Twilight Sad – That Summer, At Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy 4:48
15. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Saturday’s Gone 4:34
16. Sharleen Spiteri – All The Times I Cried 3:30
17. Midge Ure – If I Was 5:18
18. North Sea Gas – Scots Wha Hae 2:46
19. Dougie MacLean – Caledonia 5:02
20. Jim Diamond – I should have known better 4:04
21. Runrig – Un Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple) 3:50
22. Eddi Reader & Boo Hewerdine – Footsteps Fall 3:44
23. North Sea Gas – Dark Island 5:21
24. Wolfstone – The Battle 3:33
25. Mary Black – Turning Away 4:54
26. Karine Polwart – Sorry 4:22
27. Mary Cameron – Loch Lomond 3:21
28. Alistair Hulett & Jimmy Gregory – Buy Us A Drink 3:33
29. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas – Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch 4:39
30. Celtic Spirit – Over The Sea To Skye 2:29
31. Andy Stewart – The Road and Miles to Dundee 3:15
32. Kenneth McKellar – The Northern Lights Of Old Aberdeen 3:15
33. Capercaillie – Coisich A Ruin 3:12

(Featured Image: Eddi Reader)

Isa & the Filthy Tongues – New Town Killers

Posted by: | Posted on: March 31, 2017

The Glenn Miller Gold Collection

“The Glenn Miller Gold Collection”



Posted by: | Posted on: March 31, 2017

Johnny Cash “The Ballad of Barbara”

A Tribute to Johnny Cash – “The Ballad of Barbara”


Part One



Part Two



Posted by: | Posted on: July 27, 2015

The Best of Andy Stewart

“A Tribute to Andy Stewart (1933 to 1993)”

38 tracks; Total Time: 1hr, 40 min, 28 sec.

Includes: Traditional, Popular, Other.