I'd like to put together a playlist of great live musical performances on Youtube to play for my baby. What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Jul 27, 2014 -
I remember reading a short story or folk tale about a man who had a ball of string. Whenever something boring was happening, he could just pull out some of the string and fast forward to the more interesting parts of his life. I read it around 1991, and it may have been Isaac Singer. Does anyone have a source for this tale?
posted by mecran01
on Mar 30, 2014 -
I'm looking for songs with similar harmonies to First Aid Kit. Any genre considered, and songs with more than a two part harmony are welcome. Practising harmonies with some friends and need some practice material :) [more inside]
posted by drunkonthemoon
on Jan 30, 2014 -
Love a song, but would like to figure out whether it's the same early modern piece of music as a wikipedia article suggests. [more inside]
posted by lethologues
on Jan 16, 2014 -
I've got very little information about a folk song, possibly traditional, in some Germanic language. But I'd really love to hear it again! [more inside]
posted by moons in june
on Jan 7, 2014 -
I'm looking for suggestions for songs and/or free songbook pdfs for a sing-a-long. [more inside]
posted by jabo
on Dec 28, 2013 -
I'm looking for movies that feature folk music in an interesting way other than the ones I've listed below (not many). I've mostly loved American and Irish folk music in the past along with some Australian bush band/string fusions but I'm pretty open-minded. [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Dec 15, 2013 -
Years ago a friend had a great collection of Anansi stories and distinctly remember one bizarre story that we told and re-told. I have failed to find the specific story or the collection/website it was from. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight
on Dec 8, 2013 -
So I'm looking for some good Christian folk, bluesy, or bluegrass music and have a few specific styles in mind... [more inside]
posted by dr handsome
on Nov 8, 2013 -
Can you recommend any contemporary folk artists producing uncontemporary folk music? [more inside]
posted by Caskeum
on Oct 31, 2013 -
Every other year I throw a Nordic-themed winter solstice party to welcome the return of the sun. In addition to Nordic foods like Herring, meatballs, and Swedish fish I like to play music from the north. I want to branch out from Bjork, Sibelius and Abba.
I have already downloaded the album from Árstíðir which was featured on metafilter.
Can you suggest musicians/songs/bands/composers from Nordic countries (or from Arctic regions) that are sung in their native language rather than English?
posted by vespabelle
on Oct 24, 2013 -
At a recent folk festival, I saw a halter dress made of thin fabric, short, possibly a style the wearer wraps herself. Where can I buy one? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame
on Sep 22, 2013 -
Is there a generic term for music like ""Heaven Bound"
by Los Duggans? I recognize their influences (bluegrass, gospel, etc.), but the specifics elude me -- the particular combination of nihilism/religious fundamentalist references (ironic or genuine, to say nothing of the electric bass) seems like the sort of thing that would arise from a subculture, so I suspect there's a generic term for their type of music that I'm not aware of. [more inside]
posted by aramaic
on Jun 13, 2013 -
For Camp NaNoWriMo, I am planning a sci-fi book in which labor politics play a significant role in the plot. I'd like to listen to music associated with the historical labor movement while I'm planning and writing. I only speak English, but will listen in any language. What have you got for me?
posted by gauche
on Mar 7, 2013 -
I'm looking for any information on an Italian folk song "Tutti Mi Chiaman Mario"
I'm looking for anything from personal reminiscences, to a copy of the lyrics, information about its origin, to academic analysis - anything at all.
posted by bq
on Feb 1, 2013 -
Looking for a list of old-timey popular standard songs to play (guitar/banjo/mandolin/harmonica, etc) with friends in the living room while we drink beer and let the kids jump around. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast
on Oct 20, 2012 -
I'd like to get a copy of the Child Ballads
, but there is a frustratingly large selection and very few reviews of any of them. Any suggestions on the best version? [more inside]
posted by HSWilson
on Sep 14, 2012 -
Seeking song reccommendations for a song circle/singalong in the woods. I want songs that are simple to teach, fun to sing, sound good, and don't
make you feel like a 10-year-old at summer camp. Drinking songs, sea shanties, rounds, folk songs, etc. [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer
on Jun 18, 2012 -
I normally listen to bluegrass/folk/classical, but I recently found out I really love Bad Religion's "Sorrow". What other punk tracks might I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Jun 6, 2012 -
Is there a name for the kind of folk art painting that depicts early American towns as nearly two-dimensional? [more inside]
posted by theletterfour
on Jun 1, 2012 -
Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by arha
on May 6, 2012 -
I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 4, 2012 -
I have a song stuck in my head and can't remember what it is. It's a fairly tranquil, folky song sung by a woman. What I can remember of the lyrics has something about years: "[something something something] nineteen sixty nine [something] seventy eight." Ringing any bells?
posted by Kattullus
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Please work your magic and help me think of this song, even though you'll pretty much have nothing to go on. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I've been filling some of my idle time by playing Bastion (previously
), and have fallen in love with the soundtrack
. I'm pretty sure I remember some thematically similar stuff in Firefly, as well, for what that's worth. The Bastion team have categorized it as "acoustic frontier trip-hop," but since that's a genre that they pretty much just made up, I was hoping that my fellow AskMe folks could point me at other similar music. Special snowflake details after the break. [more inside]
posted by stufflebean
on Jan 18, 2012 -
My dad loves music, but every Christmas I end up getting him (a) winter gloves or (b) a stack of books that he's too busy to read. Given the following list of songs, artists, and genres he seems to like, could you recommend a few albums he might enjoy? [more inside]
posted by cimton
on Nov 30, 2011 -
Anyone from Georgia around (not the one in the south - the one in the Caucasus). I am fascinated by this Georgian folk song
, which I think is somehow related to this piece
by Tsintsadze because the melody structure seem a little similar and (I think) they share a name, "sachidao". That's all I know, and I really like this song. If you're Georgian, or just happen to know Georgian folk music, can you tell me more about it? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek
on Nov 12, 2011 -
I love listening to the Avett Brothers "I and Love and You" album for the piano lead track. What other folk/alt country/indie songs or albums would I like? Specifically looking for songs with piano leads in those categories.
posted by ShootTheMoon
on Oct 26, 2011 -
How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
posted by Baldons
on Jul 23, 2011 -
I'm looking for folk tales about romantic love. The shorter and sweeter (in both senses!) the better. No tragic endings, nothing terribly vulgar, and definitely appropriate for a range of audiences.
posted by Viola
on Jul 6, 2011 -
I'm looking for a recording of a song, but I can't find it anywhere, or even who might have recorded it! In Get Up
by Chinese Man there's a sample of a song (starts about 20 seconds in). From googling the lyrics I've found the song seems to be called Lazy Lout, but that's pretty much all I can find. [more inside]
posted by bjrn
on May 1, 2011 -
I'm looking for a recently released album that was actually recorded in the 70s but was only released now. The name was something like Torrey Canyon, Torrey Pines, Laurel Canyon (but Google is not helping me here), any ideas? I really wanted to listen to it but it's looking like I have the name completely wrong.
I believe I originally heard about it on Metafilter.
I do not have lyrics, because I haven't heard it!
Note: it is not Torrey Canyon LTD, from Kent, OH.
posted by chesty_a_arthur
on Apr 20, 2011 -
[SongFilter] I want everything to do with this gorgeous, orphaned song. Unfortunately it's in French. [more inside]
posted by fix
on Mar 17, 2011 -
I have been listening to Mumford & Sons today. I really like their sound. Who else would you guys recommend I listen to for more music like this?
posted by The Violet Cypher
on Mar 1, 2011 -