Various Artists / Alberta: Wild Roses Northern Lights
Album: Alberta: Wild Roses Northern Lights   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-03 Pull Date: 2006-11-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 10, 2011: Buford J. Sharkley's Bovine/Cowboy Ballads/Cantos
I Turn Into A Cowboy
4. Oct 24, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Do You Know Slim Evans?
2. Nov 02, 2006: Old New Borrowed & Blues
Land Of The Shining Mountains
5. Oct 17, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Big-Boned Gal
3. Oct 31, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Oti Nikan
6. Oct 10, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemianh
Alberta Crude

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-08-17
A typically good Smithsonian compilation. Artists from the province of Alberta. Everything from cowboy songs to Ukrainian choral music, Celtic fiddle tunes to First Nations and folk rock. An impressive variety of performers (including k.d. lang) and music. Mostly country/bluegrass/folk though. It’s all very good and I’d give each track one star.

1. Starts slow, gets up. County, folksy, rock. Toe-tapping.
2. Cowboy harp into a twangy country.
3. Midtempo cowboy ballad. Nicely done.
4. Head-nodding bluegrassy twang. Yee-haw! Mid/up.
5. Mid, female harmonies, drums in Cree. Very cool.
6. Instrumental. Fast & slick Celtic/bluegrass fiddle/guitar.
7. Midtempo country w/warm male vox.
8. Hip rockabilly about drilling for oil.
9. Upbeat country swing, makes you want to dance.
10. Late night roadhouse electric county. Mid/up. Cool.
11. Drum circle into midtempo Native folk rock.
12. Wacky-fast Ukrainian polka w/an updated sound.
13. Starts slow, midtempo rock in French.
14. Twangy midtempo electric bluegrass w/fem vox.
15. Midtempo folk ballad w/Jim Croce-esque vocals.
16. A capella intro. Mid/up country folk - union story song.
17. Midtempo cowboy ode – nicely atmospheric.
18. Set of two Celtic reels. Very well played.
19. Downtempo folk ballad w/good male vox. Sad.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Corb Lund Band, The No Roads Here
2. Hannam, John Wort Church Of The Long Grass
3. Tyson, Ian Land Of The Shining Mountains
4. Land, K.D. Big-Boned Gal
5. Asani Oti Nikan
6. Volrath, Calvin Wild Alberta Roses
7. Wilson, Tom The Harvest Dance
8. Hus, Tim Alberta Crude
9. Tamashiro, Tim I Turn Into A Cowboy
10. Swiftys, The Sweet Rose
11. Vinson, Laura And Free Spirit Half-Breed
12. Kubasonics Polka From L'viv
13. Le Twes Allez Ouest
14. Morrison, Terry Long Dusty Road
15. White, Diamond Joe High Rider
16. Dunn, Maria Do You Know Slim Evans?
17. Wilkie, David And Cowboy Celtic Wind In The Wire
18. Mcdades, The Jonny's Flush/The Boiling Hen
19. Tyson, Ian Four Strong Winds