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The Velvet Underground, and Lou Reed.

The Velvet Underground consisted, in their heyday, of vocalist/guitarist Lou Reed, keyboardist/bassist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and Moe Tucker on the drumkit. Doug Yule replaced Cale in 1969, and Teutonic songstress Nico appeared on the group’s debut record.

Often cited as Godfathers of Punk, this hugely influential New York band mixed art rock, minimalism, garage rock, and often quite taboo lyrical subject matter. Brian Eno commented on the group’s initial lack of sales, “Everyone who bought one of those 30,000 albums (referring to the “Banana Album”) ended up starting a band.”

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Psychedelia and Neo-Psychedelia.

All Around You: The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Magic People: The Paupers.
Think I Care: The Paupers.
Club 57

A primer that is epic in its brevity. Some very powerful music from The Love Dimension, The Zombies, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Lemon Drops, The Paupers, The Charlatans, Weird Herald, Vamp, and Bongwater, featuring Ann Magnuson.

Addendum: now includes the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and Neo Maya.

And: Toy, Ten Years After, and Baby Grandmothers.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Desert Kisses.

Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees created some of the most mesmerizing music of their era. Generally described as Post-punk or Goth, they really defied such categorizations. Either that, or they *defined* them. But, let’s not argue. The “Revolver” video is from the Peter Cook show of the same name; the tune is Hong Kong Garden.

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While My Conscience Explodes: Bob Dylan.

Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.
Things Have Changed.
Neighborhood Bully.
Visions of Johanna.

Umm…what can one say, at this point, about Mr. Dylan? This post represents but a minute handful of personal favorites composed and performed by one of the great artists of our time. The video quality isn’t great on Restless Farewell, but don’t miss it. Extremely powerful.

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John Prine.

That’s The Way That The World Goes ‘Round.
Please Don’t Bury Me.
Sweet Revenge.

We lost legendary singer-songwriter John Prine yesterday. This represents just a few personal favorites from the composers vast catalogue of memorable songs. He will be sorely missed.

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Vocalists of Note: Goddess Division.

I Think It’s Going To Rain Today: Peggy Lee.
Don’t Explain.
All About Ronnie: Chris Connor.
Spring is Here.
Dusty Springfield: The Windmills of Your Mind.
Breakfast in Bed.

We have here a modest collection of four of the most brilliant, gifted vocalists ever: Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, Lulu, and Dusty Springfield. All videos are live performances.

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Audio Music

Vox Vulgaris.

Cantiga 213.
La Suite Meurtrière.
RΓ³kΓ‘tanc.
De Jordiska FrΓΆjdernas.

Edgy, evocative Medieval interpretations, from the album The Shape of Medieval Music to Come, a play on an iconic Ornette Coleman album.

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Getatchew Mekurya.

Tezata.
Yèné Hassab Gwadegna.

The “Nightmare Carnival” stylings of saxophone maestro GΓ©tatchΓ¨w MΓ¨kurya.

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Burundi.

Flute.
AkazΓ©hΓ© par Une Jeune Fille.
AkazΓ©hΓ© par Deux Jeunes Filles.

Mesmerizing music from the Republic of Burundi; truly timeless.

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Islamic Vocalists of Note.

Aqi Pishak: Love Song.
Abu Zelof.
Radha /Ga’s.
Tahlil.

Memorable music from the World of Islam series.