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6 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
Here, friends, is another sextet of sonorous delights to add to your to-burn list. Get clicking:
(1) In 1968 Louis Armstrong had a private audience with Pope Paul VI. One wonders if Pops brought the Pontiff this sweet long-player as a house gift. ••• (2) After disbanding their pscyh combo Aguaturbia, the married duo of Carlos and Denise Corales formed the softfunk group Panal. At least they kept their clothes on for this record jacket. (Here, not so much.) ••• (3) Located near Colombia's Atlantic coast, Palenque de San Basilio was founded in the 17th century by escaped African slaves. Descendants of those fugitives make up a majority of the town's 3,500 residents—including members of the legendary drum troupe Sexteto Tabalá. ••• (4) Spaced-out vocals and fuzzed-out guitars are the hallmark of this sole effort from the Tropicália-era outfit Os Brazões. Gal Costa tapped them to be the backing band for her live shows back int he late '60s. ••• (5) The '70s rock band from Papua New Guinea Black Brothers, a beloved inspiration to adherents of the Free Papua Movement (and the band behind the nationalist anthem "Judgment Day"), sought refuge on Vanuatu in 1988 when things got to hot for them at home. ••• (6) I don't know much about the singer Bryony James, though an hour of obsessive Googling finally uncovered this line of text from an 1969 issue of the British music mag Gramaphone: "Bryony James is a promising American-born newcomer with a stylish sound midway between Cleo Laine and Marian Montgomery...well supported by the Laurie Holloway Quartet, augmented by bongos." Now I ask you, just how bad could any record be that is "augmented by bongos"?
Let Us Pray
Louis Armstrong ~ "Louis and the Good Book"
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Roll On, Colombia, Roll On
Sexteto Tabalá ~ "Los Reyes del Son Palenquero"
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Papua's Got a Brand New Bag
Black Brothers ~ "Kaum Benalu"
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