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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
The terrific music search engine Captain Crawl appears to have slipped into the mists again. The Miner has been relying on the Captain's powers of blogservation to discover outstanding recordings posted throughout the ever-expanding universe of full-album sites. This search engine has disappeared before, so there's reason to hope that it will come back. But till then, you should consider trying another efficient search tool called Chewbone. If you're not searching for anything in particular, take advantage of blog aggregators such as Totally Fuzzy and Prog Not Frog's Blogwatch that provide an excellent jumping off point. Or, of course, don't lift a finger and just let the Miner drop another 10 slugs in your tin cup.
UPDATE: It appears that the URL for Captain Crawl has been hijacked or something. Good news comes via the terrific blog Pathway to Unknown Words Captain Crawl can be accessed here: http://126.96.36.199/index.php
Bloke Was the Sole Survivor of a U-Boat Attack on His Ship in WWII
John Doughty ~ "Round Rye Bay for More"
Venezuelan Pop Rocker's Solo Debut
Ivo ~ "Ivo"
(Blog: Hippy Djkit)
Don't Drink and Jive
Various ~ "Jake Leg Blues"
(Blog: El Diablo Tun Tun)
[7 more wild geese you no longer have to chase, after the jump]
The Quartet's Fifth Member Was Tom Jobim
Quarteto 004 ~ "Retrato em Branco e Prêto"
Heavyweights Going At It
Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones ~ "The Lowlands/Howling in the Silence"
(Blog: 9 Grey Chairs)
Okinawa Where the Wind Comes Sweeping...
Various ~ "Ryukyu Rare Groove: Shimauta Pops in 60's-70's"
(Blog: What's in My iPod)
Mine Ears Have Seen the Glory
Various ~ "Get Right With God"
(Blog: Wrath of the Grapevine)
Nigerian Sax Wielder
Peter King ~ "Shango"
(Blog: Rádio Transistor)
Big Band with Some Peculiar Twists
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra ~ "Rare 1944-46 Broadcast Performances"
(Blog: Kelly's Lounge Soundz)
Twisted Country Compiled by the Meat Puppets' Derrick Bostrom
Various ~ "Report From the Country: The Cruel World"
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