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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
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Thanks to the good souls at the terrific blog Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives, word is spreading about the poor health of original Sun Records rocker Billy Lee Riley. Riley, who's endured an awful string of medical problems is now battling stage-four bone cancer and is in dire need of financial assistance. (Follow this link for info on how you can help.)
Cancer seems to be more everywhere than ever before. Some say it's all due to the general aging of the population, but that doesn't make it any easier to stomach. The Miner just lost a friend in Chicago to cancer and skipped last week's post to spend time with his mum, who underwent cancer surgery. Talk about your Motherlode. Just be sure to take good care of yourselves and loved ones and don't forget to smell the audio roses along the way.
He's Made it Through Three Hip Replacements and a Quintuple Bypass
Billy Lee Riley ~ "Rock With Me Baby"
(Blog: Free Rockabilly Music
This Pistol-Brandishing ex-Soap Star Is Now a Senator
Irma Serrano ~ "Exitos de Siempre"
(Blog: Música Popular Mexicana)
From the album: La Martina (mp3)
Bailamos con Tito Nieves and Crew
Conjunto Clasico ~ "Si No Bailan con Ellos, no Bailan con Nadie"
(Blog: La Musica Latina)
[7 more roses, after the jump]
I Got You, Jewell
Jewell "Babe" Stovall ~ "Babe Stovall"
(Blog: Blues Everyday)
The Sound of Philly (in Paris)
Byard Lancaster/Keno Speller ~ "Exactement"
(Blog: Ile Oxumaré)
Pre-Prog Debut, With Vinicius Canutária on Drums!
O Têrço ~ "O Têrço"
(Blog: Abracadabra-LPs Do Brasil 2)
From the album: Antes de Você... Eu (mp3)
Great Nickname for a Man With no Front Teeth
Smiley Lewis ~ "Caldonia's Party"
(Blog: Be Bop Wino)
I'll Have What She's Smoking
Janet Helms ~ "Ship On"
(Blog: Classic and Rare Soul Sisters)
From the album: Bird Song (mp3)
Save the Wales
Meic Stevens ~ "Ghost Town"
(Blog: Música Ácida)
Italian Jazzers Sizzle
Quintetto Santucci-Scoppa ~ "Looking Around"
(Blog: Orgy in Rhythm)
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