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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
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This past January, the majestic tenor saxophonist David S. Ware released Shakti, his first studio recording in six years. Two weeks earlier, urgent news had come down that he was in dire need of a new kidney. Yesterday, following a successful search for a donor, David underwent transplant surgery and today he begins a three-month convalescence.
If you choose to download any of the discs offered below — or if you've helped yourself to offerings in previous columns — then the Miner is requesting that you make a thoughtful donation to help a musician in need. Please go here for the details. Thanks.
Massive Tracks from '49
Orquestra Afro-Brasileira ~ "Obaluayê!"
From the album: Índia (mp3)
Amazing Comps of Tunes from Derek's Daily 45
Various ~ "Soul Deep, Volume 1"
(Blog: Twilight Zone
[And don't you dare neglect to grab volumes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8!]
Manu Dibango ~ "Countdown at Kusini" (OST)
[7 more vital organs (and other groovy noisemakers) after the jump]
Free Jazz Goes Dutch
Leo Cuypers ~ "Zeeland Suite / Johnny Rep Suite"
(Blog: 17 Green Buicks)
Semi-Twisted Honky Tonker
Hugh X. Lewis ~ "My Kind of Country"
(Blog: Red Neckerson's Radio Round Up)
Not from the album: Evolution and the Bible (mp3)
Lal & Mike Waterson ~ "Bright Phoebus"
(Blog: Kick to Kill)
A Chants Encounter
Various ~ "Hawaiian Drum Dance Chants"
(Blog: South Pacific Music)
Before She Gave Up Soul for Gospel
Tommie Young ~ "Do You Still Feel the Same Way"
(Blog: My Blog Too)
From the album: That's How Strong My Love Is (mp3)
A Coupla Salty Dogs
Allen Brothers ~ Every record they made!
(Blog: Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic)
Hot, Between the Knees Action
Jack Costanzo ~ "Costanzo, Cano & Bongos"
(Blog: Orgy in Rhythm)
From the album: Abaniquito (mp3)
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