Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Political and traditional and contemporary folk
Most recent release, "What's She Got to Smile At...?": Songs of Brecht, Weill and Eisler (2017)
If Ani DiFranco channeled Annie Briggs
Frankie Armstrong is a strong and expressive vocalist, mostly doing interpretations of traditional material. Unfortunately, much of her repertoire, icluding my favourite album of hers, Out of Love, Hope and Suffering, has not been re-released since the original, long out-of-print, vinyl. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
I haven't heard them all, but Out of Love, Hope and Suffering is the one that I can't live without. (Neile)
1974—Bay Records—Bay 206
Currently (2012) hard to find; never released on CD
Highly recommended for fans of trad folk of just fun songs
Rita Weill—autoharp, vocals (5) Susie Rothfield—dulcimer, fiddle, viola, guitar Sue Thompson—flute (3) Eric Thompson—guitar, banjo (4)
This album is a collection of powerful, amusing, and sometimes delightfully vulgar songs ("Nine Times a Night"), a version of the "Prince Heathen" ballad, and a song about being a female engineer. Almost all the songs are strongly feminist. The Ani DiFranco similarity is that she does a kind of shouting and singing at the same time that Ani occasionally does. This collection has delighted me for 20 years, and is likely to delight me for 20 more. (Neile)
Frankie Armstrong's collaborations include:
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