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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
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Sure, the FBI blasted David Koresh with Tibetan chants, the Army flushed out Noriega with AC/DC, and mall managers have deployed Manilow to chase off truants, but we here at Mining the Audio Motherlode believe in using music for good, not evil. The miner doesn't spend hours scouring the caverns of subterraneana, just to make your ears bleed with sonic warfare. (Did you know that the theme to "Barney and Friends" has been used during interrogations at Guantanamo? Oh the humanity!)
So you can shred the secret memos and quash the congressional investigations—this column doesn't torture! Need proof? Exhibits A through J are submitted below in evidence. (And regular readers take note: The terrific music blog search engine Captain Crawl is back.)
Three Boobies Are on the Cover
Boobie Knight & the Universal Lady ~ "Earth Creature"
(Blog: My Favourite Sound)
Is There a Dumber Genre Name than "Blue-Eyed Soul"?
Various ~ "Country Got Soul": Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
From Volume 1: I Hate Hate (mp3) by Razzy
(Blog: My Blog Too)
His Swedish Commune Sessions
Don Cherry ~ "Organic Music Society"
(Blog: Treehouse for Earth's Children)
[7 more sonic flowers for gun barrels, after the jump]
Jamaican Gospel: The Music Jah Listens To
Various ~ "Man from Galilee"
(Blog: You & Me on a Jamboree)
Thelonious Monk Collaborator Steps Out of the Shadows
Hall Overton ~ "Jazz Laboratory Series"
(Blog: Seventeen Green Buicks)
Yes, His Real Name Is Richard
Cactus Pryor ~ "Hillbilly Humor"
(Blog: Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archive)
From the album: Can't Yodel Blues (mp3)
This Frenchman Blows
Michel Portal ~ "Dejarme Solo!"
(Blog: Lucky Psychic Hut)
Bass Player on the Date: Spanky DeBrest!
Art Blakey ~ "Tough!"
(Blog: Jupiter Variation)
From the album: Scotch Blues (mp3)
Terrific Comp from the Late, Great Salsero
Manny Oquendo ~ "...y Su Conjunto Libre"
Unplugged and Unsober
Rolling Stones ~ "Acoustic Motherfuckers"
From the album: Crying, Waiting, Hoping (mp3)
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