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Eliza Carthy & The Kings of Calicutt
Eliza Carthy
Eliza Carthy & The Kings of Calicutt
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Eliza Carthy might have learned from the best--her parents are Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson--but she's rapidly developed into a staggering talent on her own. The Kings of Calicutt is just one of her projects, this expl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Eliza Carthy
Title: Eliza Carthy & The Kings of Calicutt
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Topic Records
Original Release Date: 8/5/1997
Release Date: 8/5/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 714822048927

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Eliza Carthy might have learned from the best--her parents are Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson--but she's rapidly developed into a staggering talent on her own. The Kings of Calicutt is just one of her projects, this exploring traditional music of all kinds--primarily English, but also American, and even Bahamian. For someone who's only been playing the fiddle for a short time, she's already acquired her own style, very much in the English tradition, and is coming on at a staggering pace. Her singing, too, continues to increase by leaps and bounds. This record contains one of the loveliest old songs recently found, "The Fisher Boy." This is a superbly adventurous record, made by someone who looks at traditional music with fresh eyes, and sees no borders. --Chris Nickson

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Well, I like it
Lalalalaura | Washington, DC United States | 02/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'd have to say that Eliza Carthy and the Kings of Calicutt is good housecleaning music. Listening to this I can usually work up some enthusiasm for mopping. In other words, it's mostly uptempo, with a few good choruses to sing along to rather than attempts at vocal virtuosity. Eliza Carthy has a nice but not BIG voice and even on this where it's largely her singing, sometimes with backing singers, you can hear that she knows harmony singing. That gives it a sort of friendly, informal feel. So it's not a life-changing record, but it's a really good one nonetheless."