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Well looky here, goodies galore: (1) The #1 record on Rolling Stone Japan's 100 Greatest Japanese Rock Albums list just happens to be the Miner's #1 selection this week. (2) Speaking of Japan, flute-wielding hipster Herbie Mann was touring the island nation in '68 when four members his band—including the exalted Sonny Sharrock—cut this pair of avant-leaning 45s. (3) Buenos Aires in the '70s was a well-known prog rock hotbed, but some earlier Argentine bands, like Los Walkers, found inspiration in the Merseybeat scene. (4) Speaking of Liverpool, Paul McCartney's brother Michael performed for a spell in the musical comedy/poetry troupe the Scaffold with Roger McGough. The two released this album featuring a host of big-name backing talent (including bro Paul and Jimi Hendrix). (5) The pioneering early country duo of Darby (passable blues vocalist) & Tarlton (certified string genius) sold hundreds of thousands of records in the late '20s. By most accounts they hated each other. (6) Finishing with a flourish, the Miner serves up three dazzling collections of '60s rockers from Rio. (Huge thanks to Raphael Soulcialista at Teen Trash). Listen for covers of "Gloria," and "I'm a Believer" on Volume 1.
Being a rock-solid union feller, the Miner can't end this post without paying tribute to labor hero Crystal Lee Sutton, who died last week at 68. Sutton was the textile worker whose defiant crusade to unionize her plant was the real-life inspiration for the film "Norma Rae." Lesser known but no less a protaganist in this story is the former coal miner and labor organizer Eli Zivkovich, who originally enlisted Sutton's help. To get your union on, listen to this inspirational speech from "Norma Rae" (click here), delivered by Ron Leibman, who played the character based on Zivkovich
Going Inside Out (w/Sonny Sharrock)
Roy Ayers Quartet ~ "Comin' Home Baby" and "All Blues" (Two 45s)
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Los Walkers ~ "Walking Up"
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From the album: Hasta el Fin de Mis Días (mp3)
Not Bad for a Bunch of Ex Art Students
McGough & McGear
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Jimmie Tarlton & Tom Darby ~ "Darby & Tarlton"
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Fuzz and Farfisa Fest from Rio!
Volume 1 ~ "Selvagens: Brazilian 60's Punk Artyfacts"
Volume 2 ~ "Selvagens: 60's Wild Surf and Raw Instro from Brazil"
Volume 3 ~ "Selvagens: Obscure Brazilian 60's Garage Beat and Punk Groups"
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From the first album: Coração de Pedra (mp3) by Os Jovens
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