Thursday, March 18, 2010

Snow on the roof, Fire in the furnace (Cincinnati area traditional musicians)

I'm back finally from my travels and ready to post a new lp of my collection. This time it's a very eclectic and diverse collection of tunes and songs from traditional musicians from the Cincinnati area. Recorded at the end of the 1970's, produced by two young folk musicians (Malcom Dalglish and Grey Larsen) and issued by June Appal Recordings, "Snow on the roof, fire in the furnace" (love that title...) is a very enjoyable journey through folk and popular music. Here you'll hear a brass band playing marches, a black piano player talk and play some fine Blues, a wonderful fiddler, a old tenor banjo player singing German songs and old pop tunes, a superb Oud player originally from Lebanon, and a accordeon player doing Irish tunes. All this vernacular and ethnic music represents the diverse immigrants who settled in the Cincinnati Area and the musical traditions they brought with them.
So relax and enjoy the music and yourself (it's latter than you think)!
Download here (I've included a pdf document of the booklet which present the musicians on this record)