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The 25 Best Sufjan Stevens Tracks

The 25 Best Sufjan Stevens Tracks | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Between his lo-fi folk, baroque pop, symphonic instrumentation, electronica and now hip hop; his beloved label Asthmatic Kitty; his songs for the Christmas season, and his love for American geography, Sufjan Stevens is a virtuoso of innovation.
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The Jazz of Samuel Yirga Mitiku

The Jazz of Samuel Yirga Mitiku | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

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I was in Dubai recently, working on a documentary, and on the way back to Cape Town I visited Ethiopia to see some friends and experience some of the Ethio-jazz music I had fallen in love with ever since I first heard Mulatu Astatke and the “Ethiopiques” compilations. Even though I had high hopes, Ethiopia completely exceeded my expectations. On my first night in Addis, I was lucky enough to see an Ethio-jazz funk band called The Nubian Arc play live. For me the standout performance was by Samuel Yirga Mitiku

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‘Robert Johnson at 100’ at the Apollo Theater

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A wide range of musicians paid homage to a legendary bluesman in the show “Robert Johnson at 100” at the Apollo Theater.
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Alan Lomax Archive uploads and streams 17,000 field recordings (your move, Bradford Cox) | News Article | Tiny Mix Tapes

Alan Lomax Archive uploads and streams 17,000 field recordings (your move, Bradford Cox) | News Article | Tiny Mix Tapes | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Oh good. Just when Spotify was starting to get boring! The Alan Lomax Archive and the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) have officially launched the ACE Online Archive, which they’re calling “the fulfillment of over a decade of the restoration, digitization, and cataloging of Alan Lomax’s life’s work”

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New Music: New Albums From Todd Snider, Nite Jewel and Floratone

This week, “Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables” by Todd Snider; “One Second of Love” by Nite Jewel; “Floratone II” by Floratone and “Mischief & Mayhem” by Jenny Scheinman.
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Exclusive Stream: Lee Fields' Updates His Soul Style on 'Faithful Man'

Exclusive Stream: Lee Fields' Updates His Soul Style on 'Faithful Man' | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

R&B veteran Lee Fields is celebrating 43 years in show business with Faithful Man, a collection of new tunes recorded for Brooklyn's Truth & Soul Records. The set grounds the singer in the template of Motown-style soul, but includes some modern touches from Truth & Soul co-owners and producers Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels, who have previously worked with stars including Adele, Ghostface Killah and Jay-Z. Faithful Man won't be in stores until May 13th, but you can stream the record in full today.

 

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Self Titled, East-West

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Self Titled, East-West | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one of the first mixed race blues bands, and arguably one of the finest.
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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Garrison

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Garrison - Bassist Jimmy Garrison was the anchor in the classic John Coltrane Quartet, from 1961-\'66, which recorded all of its well-known albums on Impulse.

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Accompanists: the unsung heroes of music

Accompanists: the unsung heroes of music | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
They get little credit and less pay than the singers they support. So why do accompanists do it?Pity the poor accompanist, condemned to sit in the shadow of the great voices and the even greater egos of today's singers.
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Scott Faragher: The Hammond (Pt. 1)

Scott Faragher: The Hammond (Pt. 1) | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Few instruments excite music fans as much as the Hammond organ. Yet  everyone hears something different. The jazz fan hears a textured sound approximating that of a big band. The soul fan hears shades of gospel.
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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Slow Change

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In Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens, the Carolina Chocolate Drops have two of the most charismatic performers in any genre.
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New Release: Fela Kuti: Live in Detroit, 1986

New Release: Fela Kuti: Live in Detroit, 1986 | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Artist: Fela KutiAlbum: Live in Detroit, 1986Release Date: May 8Label: Knitting Factory...
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St. Louis' only jazz radio station rises from its deathbed - Page 1 - Music - St. Louis - Riverfront Times

St. Louis' only jazz radio station rises from its deathbed - Page 1 - Music - St. Louis - Riverfront Times | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
I don't stay out late, nowhere to go I'm home about eight, just me and my radio Ain't misbehavin', saving my love for you — 'Ain't Misbehavin'' by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf When Fats Waller...
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Legend gets in tune for all that jazz - Music | Tonight | IOL.co.za

Legend gets in tune for all that jazz - Music | Tonight | IOL.co.za | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

The history of Yeoville reveals this Joburg suburb as having been a bohemian cultural hub from the 1970s, attracting many artists and musicians. So it’s not surprising that this is where the legendary Dorothy Masuka lives. She is one of the most important singers and composers of the generation of Miriam Makeba and Dolly Rathebe, who is still at it today.

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Ask the indie professor: What do we mean by 'folk'?

Ask the indie professor: What do we mean by 'folk'? | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Wendy Fonarow: Devendra Banhart? James Yorkston? Mumford and Sons?!
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Kid Creole – a classic NME feature from the vaults

Kid Creole – a classic NME feature from the vaults | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

The August Darnell world – as manifested in a lot of Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and all of Kid Creole and the Coconuts – is a looking glass world, a somewhere far away peopled by metaphors. But you don't need a map to find this island, because its mythology is built around that very real, most easily found (and lost) of places – love. Sexual love, romantic love, high life love, hedonistic love, hardship love whatever, wherever or whoever …

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Jeff Parker - Bright Light in Winter (Delmark, 2012)

Jeff Parker - Bright Light in Winter (Delmark, 2012) | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Jeff Parker is a resourceful guitarist and composer and a well regarded member of the Chicago jazz and improvised rock scene. This album is a tight and focused trio session that is well organized and thoughtfully performed.
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INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Wes Montgomery

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Wes Montgomery | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Instead of using a guitar pick, Montgomery plucked the strings with the fleshy part of his thumb, using downstrokes for single notes and a combination of upstrokes and downstrokes for chords and octaves. This technique enabled him to get a mellow, expressive tone from his guitar. George Benson, in the liner notes of the Ultimate Wes Montgomery album, wrote that “Wes had a corn on his thumb, which gave his sound that point. He would get one sound for the soft parts, and then that point by using the corn. That's why no one will ever match Wes. And his thumb was double-jointed. He could bend it all the way back to touch his wrist, which he would do to shock people.”

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'R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection' Pictures | Rolling Stone

'R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection' Pictures | Rolling Stone | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Well-known as a lover of old records, the satirical cartoonist Robert Crumb has collected his work on album covers and musicians' portraits in a new book, R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection. The artist spoke to Rolling Stoneby phone from the south of France, where he has lived for the past two decades.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/r-crumb-the-complete-record-cover-collection-20111221#ixzz1hao74ZP7

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Clay Ross and Brazilian Bluegrass

Guitarist Clay Ross grew up in South Carolina. He made a name for himself on the music scene there, but he always had some reservations about his home state and its local music, including bluegrass: he associated both with xenophobia and even racism. It took a trip to Brazil to change his mind.

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The American folklorist who brought the people of the Hebrides back to life

The American folklorist who brought the people of the Hebrides back to life | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

The great American folklorist Alan Lomax visited my home island of South Uist in the Hebrides in 1951, the year before I was born, to record the indigenous songs and stories of the people. These wonderful recordings have just been made freely available for streaming from the New York-based Association for Cultural Equity.

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Jende Ri Palenge, A Recording and Documentry On The Afro-Colombian Community Of Palenque, Out Now

I’m a fan of the group, Bomba Estereo. Recently, I have become even more of a fan for how they represent their home country of Colombia through their art. Their Electro-Dub influences mesh well their Cumbia, Champeta and Colombia Salsa references.
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Red Sea Pedestrians, The / Electromagnetic Escape, The

Red Sea Pedestrians, The / Electromagnetic Escape, The | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Stanford view of these Kalamazoo klez/jazz/folksters . . . This hipster-gypsy album does a fantastic job of using typical gypsy-style instruments to create a hipster-gypsy sound that breaks away from the gypsy-punk stereotypes that Gogol Bordello developed for the instruments. ...

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