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Favorite Downloads of 2009
When I started Mining the Audio Motherlode, my desire was to share the musical mind-blowers I'd been finding while searching online for tracks to play on my radio show. As I unearthed one gobsmacking gem after another, I realized that keeping these revelations to myself would be a violation of WFMU's sacred oath to proselytize on behalf of groovy music from every street corner. Since January, Beware of the Blog has been the perfect soap box and Mining the Audio Motherlode the perfect megaphone. Over the past 47 weeks, it has been my pleasure to serve up links to nearly 400 amazing full-album downloads. This 48th edition presents the best of the best: my personal favorites along with the top five readers' selection.
Here's to more ear-boggling discoveries in 2010!
MINER'S CHOICE: Top Seven (Eight) Downloads of 2009
On a Whole Other Plena
Cortijo y Su Combo ~ "Baile con Cortijo y Su Combo"
Massive Tracks from '49
Orquestra Afro-Brasileira ~ "Obaluayê!"
From the album: Índia (mp3)
Like Bourbon for Your Ears
Romica Puceanu ~ "Cine Nu Stie ce-i Doru" (and lots more!)
(Robert Gargfias archives at UC Irvine)
From the album: Cine Nu Stie ce-i Doru (mp3)
Is There a Dumber Genre Name than "Blue-Eyed Soul"?
Various ~ "Country Got Soul": Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
From Volume 1: I Hate Hate (mp3) by Razzy
(Blog: My Blog Too)
St. Louis Free Jazz Meets Ghanian Percussion
Mor Thiam ~ "Dini Saffarrar"
(Blog: You Got a Problem?)
Japanese Fuzz-Freakout with African Percussion
READERS' CHOICE: Top Five downloads of 2009
Apex of Zambian Afro/psyche
Witch ~ "Lazy Bones"
Aboriginal Country Music. Who Knew?
"Various ~ "Buried Country"
(Blog: Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives)
Holy Grail for Drummer Lovers
M'Boom ~ "Re:Percussion"
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Cult Hero of Polish Jazz
Krzysztof Komeda ~ "Astigmatic"
(Blog: Pan Mietek)
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