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 -
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 -
Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by arha
on May 6, 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 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 -
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 -
Help my father identify two songs he recorded off the radio in the late 80's / early 90's. One is bluegrass and the other is alternative rock. [more inside]
posted by wivy
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Which of Loudon Wainwright III's albums tend more to the lo-fi folk-y and less to the plugged in country sound? I'm not a huge fan of synth drums and choral backing, but I think he's an amazing songwriter and would love some help figuring out which of his many, many albums are to my taste. Any similar sounding recommendations would be awesome as well! [more inside]
posted by libertypie
on Aug 2, 2010 -
The Indian background music in the Beatles' "Within You Without You"... tell me more about it. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Jul 13, 2010 -
I need new additions to my "Modern Folk-Rock" playlist (which currently includes Greg Brown, The Mountain Goats and Jack Johnson)... [more inside]
posted by 256
on Jun 4, 2010 -
I need recommendations for a mid-length piece of instrumental music which varies a lot in expressive emotional content to be used in a neural imaging experiment. Please provide links to listenable extracts (i.e. amazon mp3 clips or you tube). [more inside]
posted by leibniz
on Jun 4, 2010 -
MusicTeachingFilter: Simple plan was to learn an under chin
bowed string instrument. Didn't realize they were all so different
[you-tubes]. Which to start with? What method of teaching? Want to eventually do folk/improvise, seeking sympathetic string sound, but still love classical. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on May 16, 2010 -
Where can I find interesting versions (i.e. opera, acoustic, rock, etc.) of traditional children nursery rhymes/folk songs? Any language is fine. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Bon Iver for Springtime: I'm hooked on strings/banjo-heavy indie folk in the vein of Horse Feathers and Meric Long (of The Dodos). Feed my addiction! [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Mar 1, 2010 -
A friend and fellow music teacher taught me this song, telling me it was "in the folk tradition." But I can't find anything out about it and he can't tell me anything more. Do you recognize it? [more inside]
posted by argybarg
on Oct 4, 2009 -
Addicted to a new type of music filter: Recently heard Josh Turner's song "The longer the waiting (the sweeter the kiss)" and I want to find more like it. Any suggestions?
posted by tdreyer
on Mar 30, 2009 -
Help me find a genre of music that seems to have disappeared. I was listening to some Steve Goodman
and realized I don't know of any new fun-loving, story-telling upbeat folk singers anymore. Didn't anyone follow in the footsteps of John Prine
, Warren Zevon
, Arlo Guthrie
and maybe even Jimmy Buffet
(pre-corporate). There is folk music out there, but it all seems so serious.
posted by rtimmel
on Mar 12, 2009 -
In the CD liner notes for the McGarrigles "French Record," partial translations of the lyrics are printed in English, but not in French. Fully expected to find French lyrics online, came up empty. Can anyone provide a clue?
posted by dorgla
on Mar 5, 2009 -
I'm looking for Middle Eastern folk music, preferably the kind with really awesome singing. What are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani
on Feb 7, 2009 -
Help me identify this band I heard. Hungarian / Russian / Czech / Other Easter European folk orchestra? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog
on Jan 29, 2009 -
sorry if this is just so insanely obscure it is impossible. I heard this record that was apparantly a new york band. It was pretty obscure (probably the kind of thing reviewed in the Wire or a similar magazine) and may be classed under such genres as 'new weird america' or freak folk. Musically it was sort of a mishmash of electronica and some feedback and acousticy stuff with a male vocalist, and (this is the key thing) was a double album and probably quite recent (2007 or 08). May have been considered suitable for a late night mood. Any suggestions?
posted by iamnotateenagegirl
on Dec 29, 2008 -
I am looking for a copy of an album: "HornDance - Songs of the Woods". I had the cassette tape, but that has gone missing. Does anyone have a copy, or know where to find one? I believe the band is from Michigan.
posted by kuatto
on Sep 20, 2008 -
I really enjoy listening to Bob Dylan's older music (pre 1970) and Im wondering are there any other artists (past or present) that would be of any interest to me? Im looking more towards folk than rock, more acoustical than electric but any recommendations would be great!
posted by Groovytimes
on Sep 7, 2008 -
I'm headed out to travel rural developing areas on a folk music field recording expedition. Can I get some advice on what equipment to use? [more inside]
posted by iamck
on Jun 18, 2008 -