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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Songlines - Top of the World 77 Compilation 2011

The July issue of Songlines provided us with installment number 77 of the Top of the World compilation, and as usual it doesn't disappoint.

The whole thing gets off to a rip-roaring start with the infectious 'Guragigna' by Dub Colosuss, and a jaunty little number it is too. This is followed by the laid back country folk of Sarah Jarosz and soon after the beautiful atmospheric pipes of 'Chiraki Par' by Blind Note.

The Forty Thieves Orchestar chip in with a bit of a modern day interpretation of oompa music, which can never be a bad thing, before Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy and the Cajun Country Revival go fiddle and slide guitar crazy with 'Corina'.

The guest 'picker' this week is Last King of Scotland director Kevin Mcdonald and his selections fall a little flat until Lee 'Scratch' Perry pulls things round with the strangely engaging 'Having a Party'.

That's the edited highlights, but all in all it's another quality compilation from Songlines Magazine and as I mentioned last review, if you're into world music, it's well worth the subscription.

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