Ida Maria

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Ida Maria delves into the cradle of rock: American spiritual After some turbulent years Ida Maria has finally returned home to Norway. She has toured the world, sharing the stage with some of the greatest artists in popular music. The first year after her return has been quite eventful: Ida Maria became a politician (on the municipal council in Nesna for the Green Party), has been a guest on several TV shows, including Skavlan [a popular talk show on Norwegian and Swedish TV] this winter, and gave birth to her first child in February! Ida Maria retrieved forgotten treasures from a very special segment of the American heritage. Delving into the literature, she found recordings on old 78 records of songs which express the naked and distilled faith and life experiences of Black Americans from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The treasure hunt led to this album with the appropriate title "Scandalize My Name", where Ida Maria sings American spirituals, unorthodoxly accompanied by Erland Dahlen's saw and percussion, Geir Sundstøl's various string instruments and Kjetil Bjerkestrand's home organ and miscellaneous keyboards. These are songs about the value of human life, freedom and hope. They shine against a backdrop of humiliation and poverty. Their origin is found in slavery and exploitation, which were significant contributors to America's affluence and world hegemony. Some built their power and affluence on the suppression of the people who first sang these songs, and on the labour of their parents and grandparents. The honesty, defiance and love the songs radiate have made them cornerstones in the history of Western popular music.Today the same songs reach out to us with new relevance against a different backdrop: People across the globe are standing up against the systematic global injustice which has helped create the welfare and wealth of Europe and North America.
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1. I'm Gonna Tell God All of My Troubles 00:04:11 1.50 USD
Main artist Ida Maria
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
2. City Called Heaven 00:04:37 1.50 USD
Main artist Ida Maria
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
3. Bear The Burden In The Heat Of The Day 00:03:22 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
4. Fix Me Jesus 00:04:59 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
5. On My Journey, Mt. Zion 00:02:12 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
6. Sweet Little Jesus Boy 00:04:50 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
7. Scandalize My Name 00:03:12 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
8. Deep River 00:03:03 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
9. The End Of My Journey 00:04:16 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
10. No More Auction Block For Me 00:03:34 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
11. There's A Man Going Round Takin' Names 00:02:57 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad
12. Down To The River 00:05:34 1.50 USD
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Performers Geir Sundstøl | Erland Dahlen | Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Arrangers Geir Sundstøl | Kjetil Bjerkestrand | Erland Dahlen
Producers Erik Hillestad