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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
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I'm baaack! Yes, big mama bird is ready to regurgitate another jawful of sonic worms into your gaping ears. (Ew!) And with the WFMU Marathon set to swoop down upon us, now is a good time to remind yourself just how much you've come to depend on us for musical nourishment... Done reminding? Good, let's get snacking.
Highlights this week: lovely, unadorned solo home-taping sessions (Jimi Hendrix), shiver-your-timbers percussion audacity (Olodum), and churning and cheerful Ghanaian brass-band highlife. [Speaking of which, my 2009 marathon premium, Around the Horn, serves up 17 breathtaking brass band performances.]
¡Bombas y Plenas Mas Chevere!
Cortijo y Kako ~ "Ritmos y Cantos Callejeros"
(Blog: La Bodeguita de la Salsa)
Oompah from Ghana
Asiakwa Brass Band ~ "Agyata Wuo"
From the album: Agyata Wuo (Medley) (mp3)
[Scroll down to Trésors Oubliés #6]
Absurd Abundance of Groovers (4 CDs' worth!)
Various ~ "The First Days of Funk"
(Blog: Sarava Club)
[7 more high-protein morsels after the jump]
Sufi Devotional Magnificence
Abida Parveen ~ "Hazrat Sultanul Arafin Haq Bahu Rematullah"
From the album: (mp3)
Sweet, Sunny Psyche
Strawberry Alarm Clock ~ "The World in a Sea Shell"
From the album: Barefoot in Baltimore (mp3)
With Just a Guitar and a Tape Deck
Jimi Hendrix ~ "By Himself: The Home Recordings"
(Blog: Never Get Out of the Boat)
Oddball Tales from the Southland
Various ~ "Country Comment"
(Blog: Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives)
[Check out my earlier post featuring an MP3 of a bizarre pro-segratation tune from this LP]
Legendary Composer's Only Record of His Own
Cal Massey ~ "Blues to Coltrane"
(Blog: Casquería Fina y Menudillos de Ocasión)
Listen Through Your Sternum
Olodum ~ "Egito Madagáscar"
(Blog: Nordest Na Veia)
From the album: Olodum Florente na Natureza (mp3)
William Blake Devotional Magnificence
Allen Ginsberg ~ "Songs of Innocence and Experience"
(Blog: Music Musica Musique)
Listen for music from these and other incredible finds on
Give the Drummer Some, Fridays on WFMU, 9 to Noon (ET).