As a caveat, I should have said at the start of this Lucky Thirteen season, I haven’t meticulously re-ordered my CD collection to ensure that the albums are in order. For your information, I order my records alphabetically by artist with compilations, Various Artists, being filled at the end.
So, without further ado on to Lucky Thirteen week 2. Thirteen steps from Poland takes you all the way to Corsica – at least in my CD collection it does. The album in question is Memoria by Canta u Populu Corsu.
I can’t tell you a whole lot about the group or the album. The group do have a French language website which when translated into English using Google Translate is unreadable. We’ll probably blame the machine translation rather than the original text. The album is one of their earlier ones and was release, I think, in 1998. My copy is a gift from my sister and brother-in-law, they bought it for me when they were on holiday in Corsica. The songs are a mixture of Traditional (from various countries and regions) and self-penned numbers. The style is fairly light, not the “goatherd” music I expected when I first played it.
From the album I have chosen U vagabondu, written by JP Poletti. See what you think.