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6 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
After three fine weeks in the glorious daylight of coastal Maine, your Miner has burrowed back down to his accustomed subterranea. (Despite numerous visits to this particular region, he once again failed to spy any moose or black bears, though a couple of carefree harbor porpoises did gambol past his kayak one cool morning.)
But have no fear: the music hunting never really stopped. Charm-filled visits to the Opera House Internet Café in Bar Harbor and the WiFi hook-up at the Free Public Library in Brooksville afforded the occasional opportunity to scour the blogs and make copious notes for future Mining the Audio Motherlode offerings. The fruits of those "labors" are already ripening, below.
The past week saw the passing of two devout brothers of the musical cloth: Rockabilly legend Billy Lee Riley (whose failing health was mentioned here in a previous post) and the folk-revival griot and virtuoso Mike Seeger who did more than practically anyone to prevent treasured old traditions from turning to dust — and keep the winds from scattering ones that had.
Ashes to ashes.
Mike & Peggy Seeger ~ "Peggy 'n' Mike Seeger Sing"
(Merlin in Rags)
Revista Crooners from the '20s
Various ~ "Mexican Rataplán"
(De 78rpm a 33 1/3rpm)
Samba Enchanted Evening
Nadinho da Ilha ~ "Cabeça Feita"
(Blog: J Thyme KIND)
From the album: Palmares (mp3)
Various ~ "Rockin' Rhythm Very Dark"
(Blog: Rockabilly Ranch)
From the album: Love Doctor (mp3) by Phil and Marie
Lesser Known Brit Stringbender
John James ~ "John James"
(Blog: Times Ain't Like They Used to Be)
Dr. K. Gyasi and his Noble Kings ~ "Sikyi-Highlife"
(Blog: World Service)
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