Monday, May 10, 2010
Phillip Walker is a bluesman unafraid to showcase a variety of styles and his rare forays into the studio are always an eclectic pleasure. "Walking Girl Blues" is possibly the Primer favourite but as that now appears to be tricky to get hold of and you should have a litle PW in your starter collection, "Blues" gets the nod as it has the original version of 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark'.
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The political insight and human compassion that inspired Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Fred Small to seek a law degree continues to be expressed in his folk-rooted songs. Over the past two decades, Small has musically addressed everything from homosexuality in the military and the unnecessary difficulties of the disabled to radioactive frogs and a moose's infatuation with a cow. Pete Seeger, Rosalie Sorrels, The Flirtations, Steve Gillette and Priscilla Herdman are only some of the many musicians who have covered Small's songs. Small's tune, "Everything Possible" was used for the finale of the AIDS benefit musical, Heart Strings, in 1992.
Even more killer tunes here!