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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
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The inspiring, exhausting, gratifying WFMU Marathon is now over, but the dizzying pistons of Beware of the Blog's downloadatron keep right on pumping. Plonk! Here comes a liver-quivering set from a French radical ballad belter. Plonk! Here comes a gaggle of "blue" material from some raunchy Western swingsters. Plonk! Here comes the transcendental clangety-clanging of Bali's legendary gamelan maestro—still going strong well into his eighties. Yes, the assembly line of astounding recordings continues to roll out gem after gem. Grab them before they hit the floor. Plonk!
A Chanteuse? In Your Ear!
Colette Magny ~ "Feu et Rythme"
From the album: U.S.A. Doudou
(Blog: France Musik)
[Check out Scott Williams's previous post on Madame Magny]
Long-Lost Highlife Classic
Dan Satch & the Professional Atomic '8' Dance Band
From the album: Ikoro's 70 Special
Snarly Anti-war Folk, with Organ
Bob Edmund ~ "I See No Colors"
(Blog: Mutant Sounds)
[7 more industrial-strength audio thrill rides after the jump]
Swanky Swinging Brazilian Instrumentals
Paulo Moura Hepteto ~ "Mensagem"
Crackling Salsa Gems
Various ~ "Oye Listen!"
From the album: Como Se Baila el Son
(Blog: Global Groove)
Don Cherry in a Kentucky Cave!
Various ~ "Hell's Kitchen"
(Blog: Nothing Is V2.0)
Knotty and Naughty Western Swing
Various ~ "Woodchips & Heartbreakers"
From the album: A Night in Carolina
(Blog: El Diablo Tun Tun)
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Big Baby Gets Psyched Out
Baby Huey ~ "The Living Legend"
(Blog: The Heat Warps)
Gamelan and On and On
Wayan Lotring ~ "Hommage à Wayan Lotring"
(Blog: Different Waters)
Hip Armenian Gets His Oud On
John Berberian ~ "Middle Eastern Rock"
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