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February 25, 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 Also, if the original download link is no longer active, check further down in the string of comments; a new download link may be posted there.)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 try Captain Crawl.


Great stuff

Here's a couple I've found recently.

Indonesian Jaipong

Donso from West Africa

And "Oro god" has some amazing T.P. Polyrithmo posts recently.


keep up the great work Doug! i always enjoy looking into what you discover out there in the blogosphere! isn't the internet the best thing ever?! i'm so glad Al invented it!! speaking of blogs, i'm hoping you or anyone else out there might be able to shed some light on what happened to my "favorite" blog (besides WFMU of course), ChrisGoesRocks...? anybody know? i wouldn't bring it up but it was a very popular one so i'm sure a lot of people know/knew of it?

Wow, is it March already???

Doug Schulkind

ChrisGoesRocks was a tremendous blog. It sputtered back to life briefly with a new URL, but then got quashed almost immediately. Rest assured, if I learn of a new location, I will pass along the info via this column.

Doug S.

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