Thursday, May 22, 2008

Helen's World Show May 22, 2008

I’m Helen Viksnins of Sophie’s Parlor and these are the songs I played on my World Theme Show on May 22, 2008. Enjoy!

1 Mysterious Ways, Angélique Kidjo, In the Name of Love - Africa Celebrates U2 3:51

2 Ko Te Ao Marama Mahinarangi Tocker The Mongrel In Me 2:23

3 Zulu Lounge Freshlyground Ma' Cheri 5:52

4 Dzied Pa Prieksu, Bralu Masa. Ensemble Rasa Lettonie: Musique des rites solaires (Latvia: Music of Solar Rites) 1:48

Latvia is the land of my ancestors. For those who have yet to hear of such a country, it regained its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1992. My parents came to America from Latvia in 1950.

5 My Funny Valentine Cindy Blackman Someday. . . 4:51
AMERICA – drummer

6 Afro Blue Zum Zum Susana Baca Espiritu Vivo 5:19

7 Witchi Tia To Jane Bunnett (saxophone & flute) Red Dragonfly (Aka Tombo) 5:41

8 Held Up to the Moon (In My Grandfather's Hands) Archie Roach, Australian Art Orchestra, Paul Grabowsky & Ruby Hunter Ruby 4:00
AUSTRALIA – aboriginal

9 Mother Ulali Heartbeat: Voices Of First Nations Women 2:52

10 No Jûrinas Izpeldeja Ilgi Riti 3:44

11 Change the World Magdalen Hsu-Li Smashing the Ceiling 4:46
AMERICAN (Chinese)

12 Lovely Day Lee Ritenour Smoke 'n' Mirrors 5:57
Zamajobe Sithole (SOUTH AFRICA)

13 Don't Turn On the Light Keiko Matsui (Keyboard and composer) Sapphire 5:42

14 Sing, You Sinners Valaida Snow (trumpet) Cocktails for Two (The Songs of Sam Coslow) 2:35

15 Ghungharva Abida Parveen The Best of Abida Parveen 2:40
PAKISTAN (Audience would be in tears hearing her sing the phone book)

16 A Woman's Place Is In the Groove Ginger Smock (violin) Ginger Smock 1946-1958 Los Angeles Studio and Demo Recordings 2:40

17 Fly Me To The Moon Grace Kelly (saxophone) Times Too 4:18
AMERICA (Korean) 16 years old, performed at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival last week

18 Riti, Saulît, Ritçdama Ilgi Riti 2:28
LATVIA Post modern folk ensemble (The below video is of another Latvian folk group - Laimas Muzikanti.)

19 I've Got That Thing Catherine Russell Sentimental Streak 2:56
AMERICA (Panamanian father) 2nd album released this year

20 She Is Like The Swallow Karan Casey Holding Up Half the Sky: Voices Of Celtic Women 2:57

21 Il sorriso di Atlantide Carmen Consoli Eva contro Eva 4:09

22 What the World Needs Now Is Love Shirley Scott (organ) On a Clear Day 3:59

23 Ntyilo Ntyilo Thandiswa Zabalaza 5:13
SOUTH AFRICA (Member of Bongo Maffin – this is her solo album released in 2006)

24 Forever Mahinarangi Tocker Hei Ha! 5:17

25 Muengue Mwa Ndolo Coco Mbassi Women Of Spirit 4:09
CAMEROON – resolutely citizen of the world

26 Ai Dievini, Augstu Saule Ensemble Rasa Lettonie: Musique des rites solaires (Latvia: Music of Solar Rites) 3:51

27 Somewhere Over the Rainbow Grace Kelly (saxophone) Every Road I Walked 4:22

28 Manha de Carnival Carolyn Sykes, Jazz Harp Autumn 4:36


Anonymous said...

YAY! This is exciting! Sophie's Parlor is really up on technology. I look forward to listening and reading more about the Diva's of the Parlor! You all always have great music!

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