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September 16, 2009


Doug Schulkind

A brief note about Mining the Audio Motherlode: The main focus here will be on
posts of rare and out-of-print recordings, but the blogs themselves are responsible
for the content they are providing.

A few helpful words about the downloads:
Follow the links provided to blog pages offering the downloads. Look for the download link on the page. (Occasionally, the link is listed in the Comments section. Also, if the original download link is no longer active, check further down in the string of comments; a new download link may be posted there.)

Some downloads deposit a folder on your desktop; others leave an rar. file, which needs to be opened using special software. This software is FREE and available online. (If you use a Mac, I highly recommend UnRarx.)

Some blogs provide passwords, which then must be entered when opening the rar. file. The password is typically listed right next to the original download link.

Be sure to search the archived pages at each individual blogs to find more musical gems. Also, check the blog rolls at each blog for leads to other great blogs.

Searching for a specific artist or album? Use Google's BlogSearch or the terrific music blog search engines Captain Crawl and Chewbone.

Ray Brazen

Wow! I've been searching for that Los Walkers album for years! Thanks Doug!!!!!


Files arent valid on the #1 Japanese album

The Miner

Friends, the download for the Happy End album IS active. First, click on the MEGAUPLOAD link. When the next page opens, click on SKIP THIS PAGE in the upper righthand corner. That will take you to the Megaupload page. Key in the text code provided in the white box, then click on the gray REGULAR DOWNLOAD bar and a folder with the 12 MP3s will begin downloading to your desktop.


The link to the Happy End is valid, but the zip file is corrupt (tried it twice)

The Miner

Not sure what the problem is, but I just downloaded the file again and the zip opened fine. I dragged the MP3s into iTunes and they played perfectly. Using the blog search engine Chewbone, I found several other sites that point to a DL of that album. One that works (I just checked and it's fine) is NITROFILES. You can access that here.


I got it to work. The problem is the character set used by the filenames. When trying to open it just as aregular zipped folder it shows as a blank folder. I opened it in winrar and was able to unzip the files and just rename them.


Is there any way to open it using Powerzip thats the program i use.

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