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Another thread, about rock music in the 50's, contains a couple of peoples' suggestions for music/performers that might not be so well known. It occurs to me that we might pursue this as a topic. The forum contains people from very different locations, backgrounds, experiences and tastes, so we might be able to provide suggestions that others might never come across.

As a first offering I suggest Susan Aglukark, a Canadian Inuit singer. https://www.susanaglukark.com
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An interesting start, Mike. Personally I found her voice a little reedy - an octave lower might solve that. With that song there were parts I wondered if she was singing in Inuit, Canadian English or our version. Little Toy Trains was better but those opening bars seemed to have been almost lifted from elsewhere. She doesn't add to the 150+ in my bookmarks.

I suspect that my exchange with Paul Strange might not have triggered your thoughts? I emailed the web addresses of some to him and wait for his view with bated (no baiting involved) breath. They included a dancer singing a sad song, a girl separated from her boyfriend by a river, a crowd of young girls having the time of their lives (Paul - did you see the little one front row extreme left and the man, back row centre with oversized teeth?) .... - all relatively unknowns

There is an innumerable host of composers out there with even more pieces to their names and some will be totally disliked, few with 100% favour by some and the majority with only some good output whether they be Bach or Beethoven or James Last. Thus I suspect that there will be a lot of disagreement on this thread. I will just stick to a wide range of music types (l'Italiano to Chabrier via Ketelbey, British, French, Croatian and beyond, even Japanese).

An interesting development on ClassicFM over the weekend. Whom do you think is/was the best tenor of all time? They went through the voice ranges etc. of all the well known names and a few others and came up with a man whom I had only heard singing in a single classic item! However also a pop singer! The winning strength was not range but pure power of his voice. With those clues I'll leave it to others to make their views know.
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I recommend Radio Paradise, an 'eclectic' online radio station which has greatly widened my range of musical experiences. Somewhat disruptive when working, as one has to look up what's being played, but perfect for retirement/lockdown!
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On the subject of radio, you might be interested in Radio Garden. The green dots on this Google Earth map represent radio stations all over the world. Click on any one of the dots and you will immediately hear that station with very good reception. For example, halfway up Ireland's east coast, there is a station playing Irish pub music. Any who are multilingual or want news from your home town might enjoy this.

http://radio.garden/search
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Ajarn Philip wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:52 pm On the subject of radio, you might be interested in Radio Garden. The green dots on this Google Earth map represent radio stations all over the world. Click on any one of the dots and you will immediately hear that station with very good reception. For example, halfway up Ireland's east coast, there is a station playing Irish pub music. Any who are multilingual or want news from your home town might enjoy this.

http://radio.garden/search
Very neat use of technology! Many thanks for this link: I foresee many hours of trying out random stations from all over.
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LongGone wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:21 am
Ajarn Philip wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:52 pm http://radio.garden/search
Very neat use of technology! Many thanks for this link: I foresee many hours of trying out random stations from all over.
Just heard a tune which reminded me of my best man's wedding. Coming back from Denmark he, I and the two wives found a jam session in the bowels of the ship and the Shadows played that same song. Unfortunately both Rod and Gurli have both passed away. Bad memories but the good memories are better.
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ok - if you want niche - try Mongolian folk music - always good on long car journey...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hztsZ1E1avo
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Or if you want more eclectic, try this Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8TZwt ... SmwTZQpBTA

Range of mixes which focus more on different countries' takes on popular genres like Funk, Jazz, Beat etc etc

Did any know that in the 60s/70s there was a thriving Anatolian Rock scene, or a Thai Funk scene...?

No, neither did I. But there is a wealth of great tracks...
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Pe.A wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:40 pm ok - if you want niche - try Mongolian folk music - always good on long car journey...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hztsZ1E1avo
Couldn't hack the folk music but I was dead impressed by the Mongolian cover band for Pink Floyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3kY_fxfKkA
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ColA25 wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:53 pm
Pe.A wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:40 pm ok - if you want niche - try Mongolian folk music - always good on long car journey...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hztsZ1E1avo
Couldn't hack the folk music but I was dead impressed by the Mongolian cover band for Pink Floyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3kY_fxfKkA
Nice. Any good Azeri music you might like to recommend....??
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Pe.A wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Nice. Any good Azeri music you might like to recommend....??
Not sure about the music but the women are fast!
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Pe.A wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:40 pm
Nice. Any good Azeri music you might like to recommend....??
Difficult to know where to start. Here's a few from my wife's YouTube channel:
Very popular song by Uzeyir Hajibeyli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsk3vbhRml4
Adila Huseynzadeh - one of Hajibeyli's students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFcFR7PS9C8 - we know her family quite well
Song about a well-known poet from Nakhchivan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pJt47ZlxdA
Adil Babirov, classical piano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmjKnDe-ZBI

And a few others:
Vagif Mustafazade, jazz pianist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJcKmWuMD6c - his daughter Aziza is also an international jazz pianist & singer
Gaya - vocal group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIIm8BGCZUY
Uzeyir Hajibeyli, probably the best classical composer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62gmR4rQKEA
This is Azerbaijan mugham music, perhaps a bit closer to the original Mongolian music that started the thread
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCe3ig3m5Uw
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sejintenej wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Not sure about the music but the women are fast!
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This is usually a (young) man's style of dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc2X0qYUaQM. But it's pretty typical activity at weddings (not that we have been allowed such weddings for the last year+). I can just about hold my own, but run out of puff these days - some of these songs go on for ever! But it's a lot of fun.
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sejintenej wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Pe.A wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Nice. Any good Azeri music you might like to recommend....??
Not sure about the music but the women are fast!
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Didn't your mother tell you to stay away from fast, foreign women??

The video on Youtube reminded me of this one. Watching old people dance is a guilty pleasure of mine...lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV29hZqxWeg
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