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6 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
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(1) Chiemi Eri was an established film and TV ingénue when she recorded these "folk" tunes in 1958 with Japan's premier ersatz Latin orchestra. ••• (2) If you believe Wikipedia, the nadaswaram is the "world's loudest non-brass acoustic instrument." If you believe your ears, the sound one of these steroidal oboes makes could erotically stimulate a billion wasps. The cool thing: They're usually played in pairs. Namagiripettai Krishnan (pictured on the left, below) was one of India's great virtuosos. ••• (3) Not sure what the story is behind John Gordon's sweet Erotica Suite from 1976. Collectors say this is one of the hardest-to-find LPs on the brilliant musician-owned Strata-East label. ••• (4) Maybe Tuvan throat singing isn't as old as the hills, but it's close. Barely in their twenties, the members of this precocious trio merely sound ancient. ••• (5) A published scholar and Ph.D. lecturer, Hollis "Chalkdust" Liverpool is also one of Trinidad's most beloved calypsonians. Chalkie's win last in year in the Calypso Monarch competition was his eighth, tying him for most ever with Mighty Sparrow. ••• (6) Raw post-war gospel straight up, including one performance from a live broadcast on New Jersey radio.
Swinging in from the East
Chiemi Eri & Tokyo Cuban Boys ~ "Chiemi no Minyou Shuu"
(Forum: JPH!P) [Scroll down the page]
From the album: Otemo-yan (mp3)
Namagiripettai Krishnan ~ "Nadhaswaram"
(Blog: Raga Blog)
Sweet Wisdom of Youth
Chirgilchin ~ "The Wolf & the Kid"
(Blog: Bluesmen's World (Music))
Each One Teach One
Chalkdust ~ "The Master"
Sensational! Sensational! Sensational!
Various ~ "Oh Graveyard, You Can't Hold Me Always"
(Blog: On Muddy Sava Riverbank)
From the album: March Theme (mp3) by Sensational Happy Travelers
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