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6 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
Mining the Audio Motherlode is back with more mid-week marvels: (1) a gobsmacking compilation of sixties township jive from the vaults of South Africa's Motown. Accompanying the tunes, posted at the venerable Matsuli Music, is a crucial history of the music not to be missed; (2) a lovely album from the Polish folk-rockers Anawa—their first effort following the departure of founding member and legendary singer-songwriter Marek Grechuta; (3) Thailand's "King of luk thung" (rural folk song), who died last month at the age of 52. When he wasn't starring on stage and screen, Yodrak Salakjai somehow found the time to release (according to this online source) over 500 albums; (4) a rocking collection of '40s sides from smoky-voiced Savannah Churchill. She released barely 50 songs in a performing career that came to crashing halt when, during a club date in '56, a drunken fan fell on her from a balcony seat; (5) sunny angst from '69 and the Barcelona teen band Pic-Nic, featuring the debut of future Europop icon Jeanette; (6) spacey, Jesus-tinged musical mini-dramas from a California band that used to rehearse at Bob Denver's house (read the comments in Waxidermy)
Tragic Darling of the Jukebox
Savannah Churchill ~ "The Queen of R&B"
(Blog: Rockabilly Ranch)
Spanish Teen Pop
Pic-Nic ~ "Cállate Niña"
(Blog: 18 Rodas)
From the album: Oí Tu Voz (mp3)
May the Longtime Sun Shine upon You(r Ears)
Vision of Sunshine ~ "Vision of Sunshine"
(Blog: Red Telephone 66)
From the album: Summer Sundown Woman (mp3)
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