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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
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The tale of Archimedes running naked from the baths shouting Eureka! (after having discovered the displacement method of measurement) is surely apocryphal, but, as any inveterate record hunter knows, the intimate connection of overexposed body parts to moments of great personal discovery is all too real.
Yes, we're talking the inevitable butt cracks that pop up whenever vinyl junkies encounter dollar bins on the floors of used record emporia the world over. (Attend the next WFMU Record Fair and you'll get the picture within 30 seconds.) To join the hunt for those elusive collectibles among cheapo slabs of wax is to subject yourself to nightmarish visions of fleshy regions of the none-too-svelte upon which the sun really ought not shine.
And that's where this column comes in! In cyberspace there is no need to root around on all fours pursuing platters with strangers. In cyberspace, there are unending links to amazing free records all accessible at eye level. And, most importantly, in cyberspace there are positively no butt cracks to be seen (unless, of course, you count the remaining 98% of content to be found online).
Drug Addled Folkie Gropes for Christ Fix
Dave Bixby ~ "Ode to Quetzalcoatl"
(Blog: Black Acid)
Brazilian Cowboy Duo
Tonico e Tonico ~ "Tonico e Tonico"
(Blog: Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives)
From the album: Chico Mineiro (mp3)
Groovy Beer Hall Ragtime Twang
Spider John Koerner/Willie Murphy ~ "Running, Jumping, Standing Still"
(Blog: The Heat Warps)
[7 more booty-shaking beauties, after the jump]
Possibly the Rarest of Murray's 18,793 Albums
David Murray ~ "Live at the Peace Church"
(Blog: Inconstant Sol)
Maybe the Greatest Inauthentic Afro-Funk Record Ever
Vecchio ~ "Afro-Rock"
(Blog: Blog do Nirso)
From the album: Chabati (mp3)
Nearly 40 Years Later, He Recorded with Sun Ra
Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys ~ "Jivin' at the Onyx"
(Blog: El Diablo Tun Tun)
Jive-Ass Blues from 'Bama
George "Wild Child" Butler ~ "Open Up Baby"
(Blog: I'm Learning to Share)
[FYI: Only about half the lp is available here]
From the album: Hold Me Baby (mp3)
Boogie Rock from Buenos Aires
La Banda del Paraiso ~ "La Banda del Paraiso"
More Like Croonin' Jay Hawkins
Screamin' Jay Hawkins ~ "The Night and Day of..."
(Blog: Hippy DJKit)
Jazz Dudes Get Their Boogaloo On
Afro-Latin Soultet ~ "Wild!"
(Blog: San Pasquale Ent.)
From the album: I Couldn't Live Without Your Love (mp3)
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