Tracy Chapman – Matters Of The Heart

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits “Fast Car” and “Give Me One Reason”, along with other singles “Talkin’ ‘bout a Revolution”, “Baby Can I Hold You”, “Crossroads”, “New Beginning” and “Telling Stories”.

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Christina Pluhar – Orfeo Chaman

A unique retelling of the Orpheus myth drawing on Baroque music and folksongs from South America to Sicily, with a real-life Orfeo – the blind Argentinean singer-guitarist Nahuel Pennisi – in the title role. The resulting opera composed and arranged

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Ry Cooder – Paris, Texas

Ry Cooder has done some of the best soundtracks in the last 20 years or so (I wouldn’t live without The Long Riders or the two-disc Music By Ry Cooder compilation, either)–most of them superior to the movies. (Sorry about

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Doug Macleod – Come To Find

Extended resolution CD; blues guitarist/singer Doug MacLeod is joined by Charlie Musselwhite on this killer album. The sparseness of the arrangements make this album admirable and draw even more attention to the music both overall and in its subtleties. It

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Joe Satriani – Joe Satriani

The album is a slight departure from Satriani’s previous instrumental rock stylings, instead showcasing a more laid back, blues-laden sound with less reliance on effects and overdubs. Recorded in the space of a few weeks, Satriani also relinquished his usual

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Muddy Waters – Folk Singer

Folk Singer is the fourth studio album by Muddy Waters, released in April 1964 by Chess Records. The album features Waters on acoustic guitar, backed by Willie Dixon on string bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy on acoustic

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Patricia Barber – Cafe Blue

Barber’s first for Premonition, this one introduced her powerful quartet of the time featuring John McLean on guitar and Mark Walker on drums. This might be the classic Barber album in that it blends pop covers, jazz standards, and original

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Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 13 May 1985 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. It charted at number one worldwide, spending

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Hans Theessink – Songs from the Southland

Hans Theessink (born 5 April 1948, Enschede, Netherlands) is a Dutch guitarist, mandolinist, singer and songwriter, living in Vienna, Austria. He performs blues and roots music, particularly in a Delta blues style. Theessink has released 20 albums, a songbook, a

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