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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
(see Comments, below, for helpful info about downloading)
What the heck are you doing reading this intro? Sure, my intro-writing prowess has been known to cause IQs to spontaneously combust, but nothing I could say here could possibly worth the precious time you're wasting instead of following the links provided below. Boom!
Highlights this week: a raga-accompanied movie starlet reading Baudelaire (Yvette Mimieux), pub-worthy incantations of a Calcutta-born Scots warbler (Hamish Imlach) and an astounding collection of blues, gospel, country and other roots performers recording in Richmond, VA, two weeks before the great crash of '29.
Guitar Hero with the 5 Royales
Lowman "Pete" Pauling ~ "El Pauling"
(Blog: Blues & Rhythm)
[Look for DL link in comments; password = bluesandrhythm.blogspot.com]
From the album: Soul House (It Won't Be Long) (mp3)
Japanese Protest Rockers
Zunou Keisatsu (a.k.a Brain Police) ~ [first album]
(Blog: Time Has Told Me)
From the album: Sayounara Sekai Kifujinyo (mp3)
Improbable Duo Does Baudelaire
Yvette Mimieux & Ali Akbar Khan ~ "Flowers of Evil"
(Blog: Martian Shaker)
[7 More mind-blowers after the jump]
Scottish Folk Raconteur
Hamish Imlach ~ "Definitive Transatlantic Collection"
From the album: The 37 Bus (mp3)
Sunny Mexican Hard Pop
Bandolero ~ "Bandolero"
(Blog: Mustang Hard Rock)
Like a Time Capsule from '29: Old-Time Bonanza!
Various ~ "Virginia Roots": Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
(Blog: El Diablo Tun Tun)
[pw = eldiablotuntun.blogspot.com]
Titanic Free Jazz Trio
Revolutionary Ensemble ~ "The Psyche"
(Blog: Jizz Relics)
Swaggering Brazilian Funkateer
Toni Tornado ~ "Toni Tornado (1972)"
(Blog: Somewhere I Have Never Travelled)
[Look for link in comment made by Black Moses: "Toni Tornado (1972)"]
Dylanesque Brit's '65 Debut
Mick Softley ~ "Songs for Swingin' Survivors"
(Blog: Merlin in Rags)
Kazoos, Mouthharps and Sass
Various ~ "Spivey's Blues Parade"
(Blog: Cousin Mike)
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