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Mining the Audio Motherlode, Vol. 19 (MP3s)

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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere

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Twenty-one years after having his prophetic auditory hallucination of William Blake reading "Ah! Sunflower" and "The Sick Rose" in his East Harlem flat, Allen Ginsberg recorded his own version of Blake's "songs" set to a dreamy score (with loving contributions from Peter Orlovsky, Don Cherry, Bob Dorough, Jon Sholle and others).

Today being Ginsberg's 83rd birthday, Mining the Audio Motherlode is celebrating by linking to a download of this 1969 album – along with nine other gems.



Alleng Holy Holy Holy!

Allen Ginsberg  ~  "William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience"

(Blog: Music Musica Musique)

From the album: Laughing Song (mp3)

[Note: Follow link, then click on "Music Links" on the left-hand margin.]





Tiny
Some Outsize Entertainments

Various  ~  "Tiny Topsy & Friends"

(Blog: Twilightzone!)

[Note: This appeared on the original Twilightzone blog, which got taken down. The Rapidshare link, though, is still active. Click the above link, then scroll down to find two-part download.]





Church

Chevy Chase's Old Band

Chamaeleon Church  ~  "Chamaeleon Church"

(Blog: Sir Psych's Psychedelic Shack)

From the album: Blueberry Pie (mp3)





[7 more mind-tongue moisteners, after the jump]

Mensah

Highlife Kings Play Songs of Love


E.T. Mensah & Sir Victor Olaiya  ~  "Highlife Giants of Africa

(Blog: Magic of Juju)







Goebbels

Songs by Eisler, Texts by Brecht


Heiner Goebbels & Alfred 23 Harth  ~  "Goebbels Heart"

(Blog: Lucky Psychic Hut)

From the album: Kein Krigsspielzeug Fuer Jonathan (mp3)





Melcochita  



Peruvian Maestro Goes to Colombia


Melochita  ~  "Con Sabor a Pueblo"

(Blog: Global Grooves)







George

Keeping Hank's Flame Alight


George & Earl  ~  "Going Steady With the Blues"

(Blog: Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives)

From the album: I'll Keep Your Name on File (mp3) by George McCormick





Flowers  

Baudelaire Done Up Electronical


Ruth White  ~  "Flowers of Evil"

(Blog: Different Waters)

[See Mining the Audio Motherlode, Vol. 4 for a vastly different treatment of Baudelaire]





Peppers

Not a Toy Piano, a Pianist "Toy"


The Three Peppers  ~  "1937-1940"

(Blog: Regálme Esta Noche)

From the album: Swing Out, Uncle Wilson (mp3)







Odair

Gimme a Head With Hear, Long Beautiful Hair...


Odair Cabeça de Poeta  ~  "O Forró Vai Ser Doutor"

(Blog: Pense...Arte Pense...Brasil)





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Written by Doug Schulkind

June 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Vol. 18 (MP3s)

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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere

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Warmest regards go out this week to the Miner's all-time musical hero and guru Yusef Lateef, who has just been awarded—along with seven others—a Jazz Masters Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. The recognition carries with it a one-time grant of $25,000 which is no small perk for any working musician, let alone a vital improviser, composer and educator, who's career is now stretching into its seventh decade.

There are no Yusef Lateef discs among this week's offerings, but there are many dozens of astounding recordings of his to seek out. (The Miner recommends "Yusef Lateef's Nigeria," "Psychicemotus" and "Yusef's Mood: The Complete 1957 Sessions" to start.)



Basho



Merlin in Ragas


Robbie Basho  ~  "The Falconers Arm I & II"

(Blog: FM Shades)





Aladeniyi

Sunny Ade's Secret Weapon


Bob Aladeniyi & His Juju Rock Stars  ~  "Juju Rock Sound"

(Blog: With Comb & Razor)







Killing

Killer Dillers from Chicago's J.O.B. Records

Various  ~  "Blues Is Killin' Me"

(Blog: Bluestown)

From the album: Things Going So Tough With Me (mp3) by Little Hudson's Red Devil Trio





[Yusef would dig the 7 additional selections, provided after the jump]

Grachan



Trombone Colossus


Grachan Moncur  ~  "Echoes of Prayer"

(Blog: Nothing Is V2.0)







Fatima

Amazing Amazigh Pop!


Fatima Tabaamrant  ~  "Amazigh Music of the Anti-Atlas"

(Blog: Snap, Crackle & Pop)

From the album: Nswingm Sawlghe (mp3)





Bobbyw  



No Mere JB Wannabe — A JB Wanna Is


Bobby Williams  ~  "Funky Super Fly"

(Blog: Soul Food)





Dip

Jamaican 78s from the Mid-'50s


Various  ~  "Dip & Fall Back: Classic Jamaican Mento"

(Blog: El Diablo Tun Tun)

[password = eldiablotuntun.blogspot.com]

From the album: Dr. Kinsey Report (mp3)



Badkar  



Swedish Jazz Orchestra Slays Afro Pop


Archimedes Badkar  ~  "Tre"

(Blog: Tyme After Tyme)

[You must scroll down the page]





Ponce



Rumba Rejuvenated


Daniel Ponce  ~  "New York Now!"

(Blog: Music Hertz)







Shibusa

Grab-You-By-the-Lungs Japanese Free-Jazz Ensemble


Shibusashirazu Orchestra  ~  "Dettaramen"

(Blog: Mutant Sounds)





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Written by Doug Schulkind

May 27th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Vol. 17 (MP3s)

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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere

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The Miner was saddened to learn this week of the April 27 death of painter Philip Stein. Longtime assistant to, and biographer of, Mexican social-realist muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, Stein's most famous work has been viewed by patrons in the world's most famous jazz club for the past 40 years. At the request of his brother-in-law Max Gordon, Estaño (as his mentor dubbed him) painted a vibrant, enigmatic three-panel canvas for the back wall in Gordon's Greenwich Village nightspot the Village Vanguard.

Estano

Completed in 1968, this untitled work wasn't Stein's only connection to jazz. He began collecting 78s as a kid and later produced a couple of records by Dixieland trombonist Big Chief Russell Moore. In the 1980s, Stein moved to Spain where he continued to paint and hosted a jazz radio program. Philip Stein was 90.



Komeda



Cult Hero of Polish Jazz


Krzysztof Komeda  ~  "Astigmatic"

(Blog: Pan Mietek)





Bbless

Amusing Thai Dancehallers (what a cover!)


Buddha Bless  ~  "Kat Man Du"

(Blog: Monrakplengthai)

From the album: Pak Takhrai (mp3)





Bsb

Greatest Brother Act Ever? You Bet

Blue Sky Boys  ~  "Blue Sky Boys"

(Blog: Jeremy's Saggy Record Cabinet)







[7 more soundtracks to accompany the visions in your head, after the jump]

Rahim

Latin Jazz à la Modal


Emanuel K. Rahim  ~  "Total Submission"

(Blog: Ile Oxumaré)

From the album: Dorian (mp3)





Meireles

Simply Sizzling Batucada


Meireles e Sua Orquestra ~ "Brazilian Beat, Vol. 2"

(Blog: Global Groove)

From the album: Madureira Chorou (mp3)





Pazant  



Horny Horns? You Bet


The Pazant Brothers & The Beaufort Express  ~  "Loose and Juicy"

(Blog: Blog do Nirso)





Kirk

Mary Lou Williams was the Resident Genius Here


Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy  ~  "1929-1931"

(Blog: Regálme Esta Noche)







Jegog  



Only Big-Ass Bamboo Need Apply


Swara Cipta Priyanti  ~  "Music of Bali: Jegog"

(Blog: Aphelion Shelter)





Burland



Here's the Tender Coming


Dave Burland  ~  "A Dalesman's Litany"

(Blog: Time Has Told Me)

From the album: Lord Lovel (mp3)





Carla

North of the Border Funk


Carla Whitney  ~  "...With Choker Campbell & the Super Sounds"

(Blog: Oufar Khan)





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Written by Doug Schulkind

May 20th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Vol. 16 (MP3s)

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10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere

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This past January, the majestic tenor saxophonist David S. Ware released Shakti, his first studio recording in six years. Two weeks earlier, urgent news had come down that he was in dire need of a new kidney. Yesterday, following a successful search for a donor, David underwent transplant surgery and today he begins a three-month convalescence.

Dsw Unable to work during this period David has relied on donations to help cover expenses, and the fine people at his label, AUM Fidelity, have been coordinating a fund-raising effort.

If you choose to download any of the discs offered below — or if you've helped yourself to offerings in previous columns — then the Miner is requesting that you make a thoughtful donation to help a musician in need. Please go here for the details. Thanks.



Oba

Massive Tracks from '49


Orquestra Afro-Brasileira  ~  "Obaluayê!"

(Blog: Oro)

From the album: Índia (mp3)





Souldeep

Amazing Comps of Tunes from Derek's Daily 45


Various  ~  "Soul Deep, Volume 1"

(Blog: Twilight Zone

[And don't you dare neglect to grab volumes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8!]





Kusini

Selfsploitation!

Manu Dibango  ~  "Countdown at Kusini"  (OST)

(Blog: Babe(B)logue)







[7 more vital organs (and other groovy noisemakers) after the jump]

Leo



Free Jazz Goes Dutch


Leo Cuypers  ~  "Zeeland Suite / Johnny Rep Suite"

(Blog: 17 Green Buicks)





Hugh

Semi-Twisted Honky Tonker


Hugh X. Lewis  ~  "My Kind of Country"

(Blog: Red Neckerson's Radio Round Up)

Not from the album: Evolution and the Bible (mp3)





Phoebus  



Sibling Chivalry


Lal & Mike Waterson  ~  "Bright Phoebus"

(Blog: Kick to Kill)





Chants

A Chants Encounter


Various  ~  "Hawaiian Drum Dance Chants"

(Blog: South Pacific Music)







Tommie  

Before She Gave Up Soul for Gospel


Tommie Young  ~  "Do You Still Feel the Same Way"

(Blog: My Blog Too)

From the album: That's How Strong My Love Is (mp3)





Allens

A Coupla Salty Dogs


Allen Brothers  ~  Every record they made!

(Blog: Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic)







Bongo

Hot, Between the Knees Action


Jack Costanzo  ~  "Costanzo, Cano & Bongos"

(Blog: Orgy in Rhythm)

From the album: Abaniquito (mp3)





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Written by Doug Schulkind

May 13th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Vol. 15 (MP3s)

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We'll get to the music in a sec, but the Miner wanted to offer a tip of the illuminated helmet to radio hero Herb Morrison, who on this day, 72 years ago, narrated the tragic final moments of the zeppelin Hindenburg as it attempted to moor in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Covering the scene for Chicago's WLS, Morrison meticulously described the horror with shocking clarity. Listen (mp3)

Once the goosebumps recede, sink your ears into the following:





Bawa

Her Pipes Are Smoking


Gurmeet Bawa  ~  "Love and Life in the Punjab"

(Blog: We Love Music)

From the album: Jugani (mp3)





Evans



Jimi Hendrix and Stan Kenton Had a Baby: This Groovy Album


Gil Evans  ~  "There Comes a Time"

(Blog: Kazuyann35)





Cortijo

On a Whole Other Plena

Cortijo y Su Combo  ~  "Baile con Cortijo y Su Combo"

(Blog: Flageolette)







[7 more "Oh the humanity!"-worthy selections, after the jump]

Maxayn



Soulscapes Bold and Sweet


Maxayn  ~  "Maxayn"

(Blog: Fullundie)





Doye

Texan's Ear-Tickling Novelties


Doye O'Dell  ~  "Bath Tub Blues"

(Blog: Rockabilly Ranch)

From the album: Lookin' Poor But Feelin' Rich (mp3)







Ono  



Avant Samba Composed for a Fashion Show


Seigen Ono  ~  "Comme des Garçon, Vol. 2"

(Blog: Music Hertz)





Hanste

This Bollywood Flick's Title Translates as "Laughing Wounds"


Madan Mohan  ~  "Hanste Zakhm" (OST)

(Blog: Music From the Third Floor)

From the soundtrack: Aaj Socha To Ansoo Bhar Aaye (mp3) by Lata Mangeshkar





Tooter  

Rocked Wild, Loved Hard, Died Young


Tooter Boatman  ~  "Rockin'"

(Blog: Johnny One-Note's Earcandies)

From the album: Wayward Wind (mp3)





Bellamy 

Brash Trad Singer from Norfolk  (3 CDs)


Peter Bellamy  ~  "Wake the Vaulted Echoes"

(Blog: Time Has Told Me)







Peel

Perfect for the iPhone's New "Contact High" App


David Peel & the Lower East Side  ~  "Have a Marijuana"

(Blog: Hippy Djkit)





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Written by Doug Schulkind

May 6th, 2009 at 11:08 am

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Vol. 14 (MP3s)

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Miner All of us here at Mining the Audio Motherlode want to extend a firm handshake (followed by quick Purell shpritz) to new Democratic senator Arlen Specter. With Specter deserting the sinking GOP, visions of gaining a filibuster-proof supermajority in the senate have us all aflutter. Nevertheless, thoughts of invoking cloture also brings up bitter reminders of the senate's inability over the course of decades to defeat Southern racist filibustering of nearly 200 anti-lynching bills.

How ironic is it, then, that on the same day and at the same U.S. Capitol building were Specter switched parties, a bust of crusading abolitionist Sojourner Truth was unveiled (by First Lady Michelle Obama)—making her the first African American woman so honored. An even richer irony took place four years ago, when the senate voted to officially apologize for failing to act on the lynching scourge. That resolution was introduced by two white Southern senators, one of whom, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, invoked Billie Holiday's performance of "Strange Fruit" on the floor of the senate.

Speaking of thrilling music, here are this week's downloads:



Lse



Sioux Rockers from New Mexico (No Relation to
Siouxsie)

Lincoln Street Exit  ~  "Drive It!"

(Blog: PHROCK)



 

Easy  

Hysterical Covers from Mexico (and Brazil and Cuba and Peru)


Various  ~  "Easy Melodías"

From the album: Médico Brujo (mp3) by Manuel "Loco" Valdés

(Blog: Mexicovers)





Ragland



Rare Self-Released Soul Outta Cleveland

Lou Ragland  ~  "...Is the Conveyor"

(Blog: Diggin the Crates)

[password = ghostfinger]



 


[7 more gavel-smashers, after the jump]



Klem



Extraordinary Moments in Stoner Jazz


John Klemmer  ~  "Blowin' Gold"

(Blog: Ile Oxumare)

From the album: Excursion #2 (mp3)



Tibby  



He's Backed by Hank's Drifting Cowboys


Tibby Edwards  ~  "Tibby Edwards"

(Blog: Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives)





Folkdove  



Lovely French Folkies Sing (Mostly) in English


Folkdove  ~  "Folkdove"

(Blog: Mutant Sounds)

From the album: Reverdie (mp3)





Marr  



Roiling Organ-Driven Danceables


Hank Marr  ~  "Greasy Spoon"

(Blog: Be Bop Wino)







Blues

Japan's Answer to Black Sabbath?


Blues Creation  ~ "Blues Creation"

(Blog: Savage Saints)

From the album: Double Crossing Time (mp3)





Nashville  



Outtakes from the "Nashville Skyline" Sessions (and more)


Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash  ~  "Nashville 1969"

(Blog: Chocoreve)

[password = posted_first_at_chocoreve]





Cotton  

Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins, Don Redman, Benny Carter & James P. Johnson were all in the Band!


McKinney's Cotton Pickers  ~  Tons of RealAudio Song Downloads

(Blog: Red Hot Jazz)





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Written by Doug Schulkind

April 29th, 2009 at 11:59 am

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