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Music Stew, Volume 2

by Bazaar Cafe

This is a compilation of songs by some of our favorite performing songwriters at San Francisco's Bazaar Cafe. It is an example of the range of talent the cafe attracts and is intended to promote both the cafe and the music of these very original musicians
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bright Light - David Hopkins
4:05 album only
2. No Need - Kate Isenberg
4:11 album only
3. Other Girl - Lemon Juju
2:26 album only
4. We Don't Get to Watch the Trains - Stephen Yerkey
5:42 album only
5. Hard Being Right - A.J. Roach
3:35 album only
6. Carry Me Home - Vanessa Lowe
3:03 album only
7. All the Way to Blue - Mary Elizabeth Beckman
4:29 album only
8. Cross My Heart - Jeff Pehrson
4:38 album only
9. Post-mortem - Lisa Mandelstein
4:50 album only
10. Girl of My Dreams - Doug Blumer
3:03 album only
11. It Wasn't Me - Monica Pasqual
5:13 album only
12. Blue Love - Ilene Adar
2:47 album only
13. Sad Sad Song - Austin Willacy
2:43 album only
14. It Ain't What You Is, It's What You Ain't - Mokai
3:28 album only
15. Are You the One? - Julietta Hay
3:48 album only
16. I named You For a Song - Daryl Scairiot
3:13 album only
17. Ghost - Kwame Copeland
5:17 album only


Album Notes
Bazaar Café in San Francisco has been providing live, acoustic music performances of original material nightly since 1998, featuring the best songwriters in the San Francisco Bay Area. To date the café has hosted approximately 2000 performances featuring several hundred musicians. We have established a reputation among musicians and patrons alike for being a true "listening room" where performers and their music are treated with respect. "Music Stew, Volume 2" is a compilation of songs by some of our favorites.

"Music Stew, Volume 2" is a unique blend of songs from various genres --- folk, pop, country swing, rock, and even a little bluegrass. There are funny songs, sad songs, songs of angst, love, regret and hope. Some of the recordings are "produced", others just solo acoustic. What makes it a great CD, though, is the terrific songwriting talent and musicianship.

"Music Stew, Volume 2" includes selections from a number of nationally and internationally known performers such as Jeff Pehrson (Box Set), 2004 MerleFest winner A.J. Roach, Monica Pasqual (Blame Sally), Stephen Yerkey, David Hopkins (formerly of Lir), Austin Willacy (The House Jacks), and several up-and-coming Bay Area artists. We chose each selection carefully, in consultation with the artists, from existing and unreleased recordings.

In addition to being a record of great music, "Music Stew, Volume 2" is a vehicle to expose each artist to a wider audience. We hope you'll find more of their music from the info provided in the liner notes. And, if you're in San Francisco, come by the café...somebody great will be playing.



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John Kutz

This is a truly unique collection of hard to find folk voices
I picked up the CD a few weeks ago and it is already like an old friend. A diverse range of talents are filtered through the discerning tastes of a cafe in San Francisco. From classic yodeling to haunting, calming voices this is a great compilation and a wonderful chronicle of the talent that plays nightly at the cafe. If you can't come to the cafe, you can at least hear the best it has to offer on this CD... I bought them as Chrtistmas gifts for close friends.


Essence of San Francisco
This is an awsome mix of some of the best artists San Francisco has to offer. It has a great variety of sound and soul that you can read about in the ingredients (which I found very clever, it cracked me up). I also found a cool ghost track which I think is one of the best songs on the cd, so pay attention and you'll find it. Just as the Serving Instructions say, "(The cd is) best when enjoyed regularly over a long period of time."


I personally think that this CD gives the greatest family/friend filled vibe. Whether you are hanging out at home or at a CAFE, it'll make your feet stomp and head bop to the folky acoutic rhythum! You should drop by Bazaar Cafe and pick up a compilation! While you're at it, buy a "COOL STASH CAN" so you can stash your aweomse pencils or nic-nac's in there!!! ACT NOW PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


wonderful underground cornucopia
Here is the way to find noncorporate, unsullied fresh artists. Many places are putting out compilations but this one is amazing. The CD is bay area singer, songwriters strong with honesty and individualism throughout. The artists here are unique and you will be drawn to seek out their albums to hear more. It's no wonder such a great place as the Bazaar draws such great talent into it's doors. Check out the CD and the Cafe.


Best of the Best
This compilation is the distilled essence of over a thousand performances. Just 17 artists were selected for this cd. Only one song from each of these artists was included. Awesome. All meat. No filler.

My top 5 picks are 3, 4, 11, 12 , 15 and the rest of the album. The previews are chopped at 2 minutes - so some of the longer ballads are not served well by the sampling (you have imagine the ending). I have been listened this album fifty times, it is still sounds fresh - it does not suffer from the predictability of the single artist set. If you are wondering what is happening in San Francisco today, give this cd a listen.