Favorite lines I've heard all week: "I have a big box full of Bollywood soundtracks on LP". That means a new all classic Bollywood music blog! Instead of having to listen to another compilation without any information, here we get the full length soundtrack albums, details on the films, links to YouTube videos, cover scans, and MP3s galore. I'd tell you which ones to download, but I just went and grabbed them all. When it comes to the Bollywood, I have greed issues.
Which reminds me, I just updated my old post on Helen, the Bollywood dancing superstar. No mp3s, but I fixed all the links and added some new clips and information.
Malvina Reynolds sang about the KKK, health food, urban sprawl, and "the over aching sorrow of human existence on this planet" on her out-of print album Sings the Truth. Thanks to her song Little Boxes being used as the theme to Showtime's Weeds, this legendary grandmother of folk is back in the spotlight, so maybe we'll get some reissues soon.
A big week in general for folk and country MP3s:
- English 70s folkie Catherine Howe is reissued.
- Three words that go great together: Banjo pickin' girls.
- Tone-deaf, hillbilly, god-lovin' singer Isabel Baker's entire unbelievable album I Like God's Style.
- Folky swingin' harpsichord by The Sidewalk Swingers.
- The easy listening sounds and stepford stylings of The Doodletown Pipers.
- Nobody wants a square record...couldn't give away his square record., a little ditty to add to our list of Record Related MP3s.
- Just what you wanted from The Louvin Brothers: Tragic Songs of Life
Way more respectable than Snakes on a Plane (which I loved) is Black Snake Moan, Samuel Jackson's new film directed by Craig Brewer. Not only does it look freaking awesome, but the blues-heavy soundtrack (which you can hear in its entirety on the website), includes several tracks performed by Jackson, who plays a retired (and somewhat crazed) blues musician.
Speaking of which, From 1968: "This is Howlin' Wolf's new album. He doesn't like it. He didn't like his electric guitar at first either."
More MP3 links after the jump.
As the radio jingle says: "Me and my RC, me and my RC. 'Cause what's good enough for other folks ain't good enough for me!"
Stephen Hawking sings! "His" version of Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick is the best, though I imagine that Monty Python's Galaxy Song makes the most sense. Or if you prefer, check out The Doctor Sings, featuring the best of all the Doctor Who's, Tom Baker. Hearing him recite I'll Be Watching You is divine.
A 30 member Swedish a capella group does Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights - complete with choreography.
Some excellent and hard to find No Wave/Underground 80s albums have resurfaced:
- The Wibbley Brothers - Go Weird
- Black Randy & the Metrosquad - Pass the Dust, I Think I'm Bowie
- Scott Wilk and the Walls - s/t
- Angst In My Pants, 1980 No Wave compilation with Mic Woods and early Missing Persons.
- Big In Japan - From Y to Z and Never Again, EP from 1978
- Siouxsie and the Banshees live TV performance from 1979 - with Robert Smith on guitar.
- De La Soul video press kit - a nice peek at the kids just before they dropped their first album.
- Tex Harper's New Wave Country - a German invention that involves cheesy synth, tight jeans, and, of course, poppin' and lockin'.
- You may think that Disney's High School Musical is a new trend, but no, look back to the 1978 musical Junior High School - starring a young Paula Abdul, and featuring the "Itty Bitty Titty Committee".
- Julie Driscoll meets the Monkees - from 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee
Back to the MP3s:
- 60s Polish femme pop from Katarzyna Sobczyk.
- BBC Radio documentary on John Zorn. Part One | Part Two
- Remember organ-master Larry? Larry Plays Again.
- Isn't it about time you got all those old Daniel Johnston cassettes on your computer? Start with Respect.
- Bulgarian Ye-Ye girl Sylvie Vartan.
- A nice loungy mix CD for you.
- An Oscar Brown Jr. classic gets turned into a soul stompin' single.
- Milli Vanilli really could sing! You want proof? You can't handle the proof! (no, seriously)
- Bonnie Prince Billy in an amazing live performance along with Scottish folk group Harem Scarem.
- 1958 rages on...and so do the Collins Kids.