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6 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
"Some outrageously wonderful music to share with you this week..."
Yeah, I realize I'm starting to sound like a broken record here, but the astonishing abundance of free unbroken records available online is simply impossible to wrap your head around. I ask you, has there ever been a better time to be alive and have ears? The problem is, how do you take it all in? You could personally spend an absurd number of hours clicking from blog to blog trying to keep track of it all, or you could rely on Mining the Audio Motherlode to do it for you.
This column is all about obsessively digging up and sharing the phenomenal, rare, out of print recordings buried all over the Internet. While assembling this weekly survey is a labor of love, paying for the server space and bandwidth it takes to maintain this blog—and WFMU, the non-profit radio station that hosts it—costs cold hard cash. So, once a year we ask you to do some sharing too. Before scrolling down to have a go at this week's goodies, please take a moment to pledge your support to WFMU.
As an added incentive for your gift, I am offering Love Your Motherlode, a CD compilation of my favorite tracks from my favorite downloads offered in this space over the past year. (For more info, go here.) Many thanks!
Jimmy Scott ~ "The Source"
(Blog: Singers Saints)
Brazil in 1938: Be Hear Now
Various ~ "Missão de Pesquisas Folclóricas" (6 CDs)
(Blog: Vila de Patos)
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