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VH1 Classic for Babies

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 - 15 answers

This ball of twine is your life.

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 - 5 answers

Looking for some sad acoustic folk songs that suit my singing voice.

I can sing in an alto or soprano range and I love to sing with my NOSE [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Mar 2, 2014 - 22 answers

Practising harmonies - à la First Aid Kit

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 - 22 answers

Help - Azerbaijani music info.

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 - 5 answers

Can you help me identify this impossible to describe folk song?

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 - 7 answers

Sing along with Jabo

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 - 4 answers

Can you recommend other good movies that feature folk music?

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 - 31 answers

African Trickster story

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 - 2 answers

Looking for good Christian folk music...

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 - 23 answers

Simple Folk wanted.

Can you recommend any contemporary folk artists producing uncontemporary folk music? [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Oct 31, 2013 - 36 answers

Music from the Northern Lattitudes sought.

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 - 38 answers

What was the halter dress I saw at the festival?

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 - 8 answers

Is there a term for this type of music?

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 - 1 answer

What was this female-singer, new folksy song about the months?

Can you help me ID this newer folk song, by a female singer, about the months? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Apr 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Songs of the Labor Movement

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 - 42 answers

Information on an Italian Folk Song

I'm looking for any information on an Italian folk song "Tutti Mi Chiaman Mario" The song: 1, 2. 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 - 3 answers

Fastnacht costumes

What are the names of these Fastnacht characters? [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Jan 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Music like The Seeger Sessions

Music filter: More music like Springsteen's The Seeger Sessions [more inside]
posted by Thug on Oct 30, 2012 - 18 answers

Live acoustic party music

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 - 24 answers

Best version of the Child Ballads?

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 - 9 answers

Give my brain something to obsessively consume for the next few weeks.

Hey! Do you like quasi folk music? Me too! Recommend me some great bands! [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Jul 18, 2012 - 56 answers

Folk Me Up

I'm looking for folky and bluegrassy covers of popular songs. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Jul 7, 2012 - 61 answers

Seeking good songs for a song circle in the woods

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 - 21 answers

Memory lapse and I need help

Trying to connect to the past [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Punk songs for a folk lover?

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 - 25 answers

Is there a name for the kind of art that depicts early American towns as nearly two-dimensional?

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 - 6 answers

How to compose solo flute folk music?

I want to compose a piece of unaccompanied folk music. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on May 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Ambient Wedding Playlist Help.

Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by arha on May 6, 2012 - 34 answers

My harp will go on. Underwater. Glug glug.

How did harps come to be associated with (under)water? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Apr 9, 2012 - 9 answers

What is the Folk Web?

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 - 11 answers

By the time we got to ______

What are the best bluegrass and folk festivals on the east coast of the US? [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Apr 2, 2012 - 25 answers

Tranquil, folky song, sung by a woman, something to do with years... can you identify?

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 - 6 answers

Throw me a bone here

Help me identify this possibly antique carved bone object I just bought. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Feb 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Gypsies, vagabonds, fools, the ferry and something about a shoe or whatever I have no idea, what is this even....

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 - 17 answers

What songs should I learn on the mandolin?

Looking for suggestions for songs to learn to play on the mandolin... [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jan 31, 2012 - 18 answers

What is some music similar to the Bastion soundtrack?

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 - 12 answers

Recommend some music for my dad, please!

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 - 48 answers

Can you tell me more about this Georgian folk song?

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 - 6 answers

Like Avett's I and Love and You?

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 - 12 answers

it's my tip in a vox

Quick-fix singing tips? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Oct 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Jewish folk song?

What is this tune? (Possibly a Hasidic folk song?) [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Sep 13, 2011 - 3 answers

American guitar

How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Jul 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Hello folks

Your opinion on this American naive/folk painting? [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Jul 12, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm looking for folk tales about love.

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 - 3 answers

Find me that lazy lout!

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 - 1 answer

Yet another albumfilter

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 - 11 answers

Help me learn union/protest songs on the guitar

Help me learn some union/protest/solidarity songs, please. [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Mar 28, 2011 - 21 answers

This song that charmed my heart

[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 - 8 answers

More like Mumford & Sons?

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 - 31 answers

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