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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
(see Comments, below, for helpful info about downloading)
Twenty-one years after having his prophetic auditory hallucination of William Blake reading "Ah! Sunflower" and "The Sick Rose" in his East Harlem flat, Allen Ginsberg recorded his own version of Blake's "songs" set to a dreamy score (with loving contributions from Peter Orlovsky, Don Cherry, Bob Dorough, Jon Sholle and others).
Today being Ginsberg's 83rd birthday, Mining the Audio Motherlode is celebrating by linking to a download of this 1969 album – along with nine other gems.
Holy Holy Holy!
Allen Ginsberg ~ "William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience"
(Blog: Music Musica Musique)
From the album: Laughing Song (mp3)
[Note: Follow link, then click on "Music Links" on the left-hand margin.]
Some Outsize Entertainments
Various ~ "Tiny Topsy & Friends"
[Note: This appeared on the original Twilightzone blog, which got taken down. The Rapidshare link, though, is still active. Click the above link, then scroll down to find two-part download.]
Chevy Chase's Old Band
Chamaeleon Church ~ "Chamaeleon Church"
(Blog: Sir Psych's Psychedelic Shack)
From the album: Blueberry Pie (mp3)
[7 more mind-tongue moisteners, after the jump]
Highlife Kings Play Songs of Love
E.T. Mensah & Sir Victor Olaiya ~ "Highlife Giants of Africa
(Blog: Magic of Juju)
Songs by Eisler, Texts by Brecht
Heiner Goebbels & Alfred 23 Harth ~ "Goebbels Heart"
(Blog: Lucky Psychic Hut)
From the album: Kein Krigsspielzeug Fuer Jonathan (mp3)
Peruvian Maestro Goes to Colombia
Melochita ~ "Con Sabor a Pueblo"
(Blog: Global Grooves)
Keeping Hank's Flame Alight
George & Earl ~ "Going Steady With the Blues"
(Blog: Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives)
From the album: I'll Keep Your Name on File (mp3) by George McCormick
Baudelaire Done Up Electronical
Ruth White ~ "Flowers of Evil"
(Blog: Different Waters)
[See Mining the Audio Motherlode, Vol. 4 for a vastly different treatment of Baudelaire]
Not a Toy Piano, a Pianist "Toy"
The Three Peppers ~ "1937-1940"
(Blog: Regálme Esta Noche)
From the album: Swing Out, Uncle Wilson (mp3)
Gimme a Head With Hear, Long Beautiful Hair...
Odair Cabeça de Poeta ~ "O Forró Vai Ser Doutor"
(Blog: Pense...Arte Pense...Brasil)
Listen for music from these and other incredible finds on
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