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Basho, Robbie / Live In Forli, Italy
Album:Live In Forli, Italy Collection:General
Artist:Basho, Robbie Added:Dec 2017
Label:Obsolete Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-12-31 Pull Date:2018-03-04 
Week Ending:Mar 4Feb 25Feb 11Feb 4Jan 28Jan 14Jan 7

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 10, 2018:Traditions
Clair De Lune For Twelve String
4.Feb 23, 2018:Traditions
The Grail And The Lotus
2.Mar 03, 2018:Music Casserole
Cathedral Et Flour De Lis
5.Feb 09, 2018:Traditions
Cathedral Et Flour De Lis
3.Mar 02, 2018:Traditions
Clair De Lune For Twelve String
6.Jan 31, 2018:Brownian Motion
Clair De Lune For Twelve String

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-12-25 
– General Description: Robbie Basho (1940-1986; stroke) played solo steel-string guitar, 6-string and 12-string (which was a 150 year old guitar and required much tuning in Interlude 3). He sang too for some of his compositions. His style was known as “American Primitivism” and fused the music of many cultures. (A raga is a type of Indian classical music.)
– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks: 3, 7, 10
– Track Reviews:
1. (3:51) Redwood Ramble: fun spoken intro; upbeat folksy piece; interesting chord changes
2. (4:24) Song of the Stallion: slower paced, autoharp quality, he sings too about Spaniards in California
3. ***(9:32) The Grail and the Lotus: “13th century stuff”, mandolin/hurdy-gurdy feeling, builds nicely, lots of picking, last 20 sec is applause
4. (0:51) Interlude 1: tuning and banter
5. (2:43) German Chocolate Cake: simple little piece; last 12 sec is applause
6. (2:52) Interlude 2: tuning, FCC alert (he says ‘damn’ at one point), introduces next piece in Italian, last 25 sec is scattered applause
7. ***(8:10) Cathedral et Fleur de Lis: sitar-like piece with open chord progression, gets dramatic then quiet
8. (7:58) Pavan India: a mini-raga simulating sitar
9. (2:45) Interlude 3: tuning and banter
10. ***(4:44) Clair de Lune for Twelve String: soft and pretty
11. (8:09) California Raga: he sings again but mostly plays then sort of wails

Track Listing
1.Redwood Ramble 6.Interlude 2
2.Song Of The Stallion 7.Cathedral Et Fleur De Lis
3.The Grail And The Lotus 8.Pavan India
4.Interlude 1 9.Interlude 3
5.German Chocolate Cake 10.Clair De Lune For Twelve String
 11.California Raga