´MUSICAL SIDETRACKS & DETOURS´ 2020
imagined Big Boxed Set Of Boxed Sets, unless marked thus *
collated by Norman Warwick
We were inspired by some of the wonderful boxed sets of music that are actually on sale for this Christmas, but even so, our passion for music had us compiling some ´virtual´ sets of our own, so that however we categorised our music there would be a perfect boxed set to play through on any given day. Our first set, one we have rather unimaginatively title Boxed In British, shapes up that way ,has top with British acts like Wes McGhee and Gary Hall tilting massive tips of their hats to Americana music, with Kate Rusby, Kirsty Almeida and Maisie Peters all flirting with folk music. John Ellis gives us some authentic sounding jazz blues and Lendanear seek to create a wider audience. for their own music
BOXED IN BRITISH 7 CD SET
Wes McGhee Bead Mountain*
Gary Hall The Roundtower Years
Kate Rusby greatest hits
John Ellis Irk Valley*
Kirsty Almeida recordings to date
Perhaps They´ll Listen Now Lendanear
Maisie Peters eponymous
Shirley Bassey says she owes it all to us, and has repaid us with an album entitled I Owe It All You, so let´s drop that into our boxed set. We place the diva with the boy band in this imagined two album collection the puts South Korean superstars, BTS, in a box with Shirley Bassey.
DIVAS AND BOY BANDS 2 CD SET
Shirley Bassey I Owe it All To You*
The Kanneh Masons are the new kids on the block, of course, whilst Beethoven has been around a while. We were fortunate enough at the start of the year to see a wonderful and soulful performance by Natalia Nicoleava and Iya Zmaeva in a delightful piano and violin duo as well as Maximum Ensemble giving a concert in the caves on our shorelines here on Lanzarote, and Graham Marshall reported for us on Luca Okras on piano and The Victoria String Quartet playing for the Rochdale Music Society at Heywood Civic Hall.
CLASSICAL COLLECTION 7 CD SET
Kanneh Mason Family Carnival of the Animals*
Beethoven A Life In Nine Pieces
Maximum Ensemble Enquiry
Natalia Nicoleava At The Piano
Iya Zmaeva Souvenires Romantica
Luca Okras celebrating the piano
Victoria String Quartet Live At Heywood Civic Hall
We celebrate strong female artists lost with a collection titled Ladies Allowed. Helen Reddy, who died last month, gained fame, really, as a singer of iconic and anthemic songs. Kate Wolf died many years ago now: an early death that curtailed what was already a prolific output of lovely, introspective but accessible songs, delivered in the most fabulous voice. We include Anne Murray, one of the loudest ladies with the softest of voices.
LADIES ALLOWED 3 CD SET
Helen Reddy Greatest Hits*
Anne Murray Greatest Hits*
Kate Wolf Songs of
Now, what I call jazz and what Steve Bewick, our correspondent in that genre, calls jazz are two very different things. so in this set we have music from Spain, Indian and the UK.
JAZZ 5 CD SET
Kiko Perdomo Her Kind Of Jazz
Barb Yungr In My Troubled Days*
Helena J Summerfiled She Wasn´t Bad For A Girl
Beverley Beirne Fell Out In Conversation
Olivia Moore Indian Raga & Jazz Violin
Whatever genre this is, country or Americana, it pretty much emanates from singer-songwriterly attitudes and in Paul Simon Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton and the wonderful Bill Morrissey we have leading exponents of that art all boxed up for you here.
KIND OF AMERICANA 6 CD SET
Miranda Lambert Greatest Hits
Paul Simon Greatest Hits*
Molly Tuttle Eponymous
Dolly Parton Greatest hits*
First Aid Kit The Best Of
Bill Morrisey The Collection*
Bob Dylan 2020 recordings
Our Spanish folk lore boxed set actually also includes authentic music from Portugal and Cuba and if you blissfully played sounds then this is the boxed set for you,
SPANISH AND FOLK LORE 6 CD SET
Pablo & Humberto Spanish Folk Lore & More
Antonio Lizana A Different Reality*
Fado Music The Full Story
Seike Eberhard for our fans
Lanzarote Gospel Choir rolling in the aisles
Sereo de Jesus Cuban music
So, if you have the cash, splash out on the boxed sets by Sade, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elton John, Amy Winehouse and John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Dire Straits, The Divine Comedy and Prince, as reviewed in the first half of this post.
Remember, though, that the six boxed sets listed above have not yet been compiled by anyone and neither, sadly, are they ever likely to be. They give evidence, though, as to how many artists we have met on our walks down Sidetracks & Detours, and you could have endless hours of fun starting up search engines, visiting you tube and other sites and collecting together recordings by all the artists mentioned in our Sidetracks & Detours 2020 Big Boxed Set. if you know of any musicians we haven´t yet featured please feel free to drop an article to email@example.com
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