this is the hot new one on India - there is a companion book - getting rave reviews. A few of my favourite musicians are represented - Kiran Ahluwalia in particular. Oh, and A. R. Rahman of Slumdog Millionaire fame.
Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:33 pm
There is a radio station I listen to that might have some ideas of more recent artists.
They do an acoustical morning and evening over the weekend.
Just checking the artists from past albums suggests
Then if she wants to go toward Bluegrass there is always Alison Kraus
Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:37 pm
Songs that T and the girls have been listening to lately:
Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Sara Bareilles - Love Song
Jason Mraz -I'm Yours (live)
Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man (song starts at about :30)
Some of my current faves (I'm a big fan of good harmony and syncopation):
Comin' Home Baby-Michael Buble (ignore the video on this one. )
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
Avril Lavigne-Complicated (not a fan of the video, but great music)
Jack Johnson - Staple It Together
Lilo and Stitch-Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride(English)
And what about post-Beatles?
SILLY LOVE SONGS - Paul McCartney & Wings - 1976
Imagine - John Lennon
George Harrison-Got my mind set on you
George Harrison - My sweet lord
Ringo Starr-It dont come easy
Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:40 pm
My kids love most everything from ELO.
Sat 28 Feb, 2009 03:12 pm
You have 2 of the Travelling Willburys on your list of people she likes
Try Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.
Sat 28 Feb, 2009 10:06 pm
She likes melodies and harmony but also some complication/ sophistication. She doesn't like most kid's music.
This goes straight to one of my favorite mad-scientist experiments I meant to have you perform on Sozlet: Confront her with classical music and see how she reacts. If she's into melody, harmony, and complication, a good first test case is Beethoven's piano trio in B flat major, op. The Elizabeth Gardner Museum in Boston organizes a series of concerts performed by young artists, and has put podcasts of the concerts on its webpage.
If she shows any interest, the next part of the experiment is to check if she minds mono recordings. In my idiosyncratic, but never humble opinion, which ehBeth will strongly disagree with, the greatest recording of almost any classical composition was produced in the sixties or before, so will likely not be stereo. If Sozlet doesn't mind that, here are, via YouTube, the two best recordings ever made of the same Archduke Trio (the first movement anyway):