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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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Audio Ethiopian music Music photography

Getatchew Mekurya.

Tezata.
Yèné Hassab Gwadegna.

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

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Audio Field recordings Music

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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Audio Music vocalists

Islamic Vocalists of Note.

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

Memorable music from the World of Islam series.

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Audio Jazz Music vocalists

Vocalists, of Note.

Johnny Hartman: They Say It’s Wonderful.
Al Hibbler: After the Lights Go Down Low.
Arthur Prysock: Ain’t It Funny.
Leon Thomas: One.
Leon Thomas: Song for my Father.
Jimmy Scott: All The Way.
Irene Kral: Small Day Tomorrow.
Peggy Lee: I Think It’s Going to Rain Today.
Peggy Lee: Don’t Explain.
Chris Connor: All About Ronnie.

A sampler, from upper-echelon practitioners of the art.

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Jazz Music music videos

Pianists, of Note.

Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.
Herbie Nichols: The Spinning Song.
Wildflower.
The Gig.
Herbie Nichols: Lady Sings the Blues.
Mal Waldron: Blues for F.P.
Way In.
Cecil Taylor: Bemsha Swing.
Indent: Second Layer.
Cecil Taylor: After All.
Bud Powell: Monopoly.
John’s Abbey.
Buster Rides Again.
Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco.
Paul Bley: Mr. Joy. {Turning Point}

A sampler/primer of some of the greats. Some neglected gems. Some masterworks. Some __________.

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Guitarists Led Zeppelin Music music videos virtuosos vocalists

The Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin, with four scintillating live performances. Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones are all in top form. JPJ even has his moments, esp. No Quarter. Plant, as always, is as powerful, beguiling, and inventive a lead vocalist as any that exists on this planet, and both Page and Bonham demonstrate why they are legends.

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Guitarists Improvisers Jimi Hendrix Music music videos virtuosos vocalists

π½π‘–π‘šπ‘– π»π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘₯.

Jimi Hendrix, whether performing the somber, doleful Hey Joe, the furiously kinetic Johnny B. Goode, or the iconic, brain-imploding National anthem, was a virtuoso on his instrument unlike any other.

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Beta Band Geniuses Indie Music music videos Neutral Milk Hotel

The Indie.

King of Carrot Flowers, part 3.

Titans of so-called Indie music display their awesome gifts. Featuring Jeff Mangum, Steve Mason, James Mercer {and the rest…}.

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Music Poetic Genius Rodd Keith Song Poems vocalists

The Song-Poems.

John F. Kennedy Was Called Away.
Baby, Set Your Date On Time.
Richard Nixon.
Jimmy Carter Says Yes.
Convertibles and Headbands.
Little Rug Bug.

The wonderment of the Song Poem has led a long and prosperous life. Advertisements in magazines and whatnot—especially the latter—calling for “non-professional” “poets” to go ahead and send in their masterworks, and have them set to music, have resulted in…improbable finished products. Many of the above sampling are the work of Rodd Keith, the so-called “Mozart” of the song poem. One Norm Burns takes a shot at some others. All are indisputable in their existence.