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Guest Mp3 Blog #1: “From the land of pity / To that without pity!”

A very dramatic person told me that folk music is dead. I don’t really know if these songs have anything to do with that or with each other, but I thought I would put them all together anyway and see … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #81: Cries and Trains

The Carter Family:”Engine 143”Available with The Carter Family’s Complete Recordings 1927-1934 R.E.M.”Driver 8”Available on Fables of the Reconstruction * * * * * When the Carter Family sings, their achingly beautiful songs seem to contain endless human cries from endless … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #80: More on Anxiety and the Exotic

Toru Takemitsu:”In an Autumn Garden” (1973, 73)For gagaku orchestraUnknown performing ensembleAnother recording available on this compact disc Giacinto Scelsi:”Aus Canti del Capricorno” (1962-72)For solo voice and instrumentsPerformed by Michiko HirayamaScelsi’s complete Canti del Capricorno available from Wergo Records * * … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #79: Anxiety and the Exotic

Enno Poppe:”Öl” Part 1 (2001-04)For small orchestraPerformed by the Klangforum Wien, Stefan Asbury ConductorAvailable on this compact disc from the Wergo label Duke Ellington:”Ad Lib on Nippon”Available on the excellent Far East Suite Umm Kalthoum”Ana Hali Di hawana agabAvailable at … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #74: String Quartets (plus) 4

Morton Feldman:String Quartet and Orchestra (1973)Performed by the Cleveland Quartet and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas conductorFrom the SUNY Buffalo Archives, not available commercially Giacinto Scelsi:Khoom “Seven episodes of an unwritten tale of love and death in a … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #36: Some Songs

For Edison Glenn (January 25, 1980 – October 19, 1996)il maglio fabbro Bob Dylan:”He Was a Friend of Mine”Available on The Bootleg Series Volume 1 Blind Willie Johnson:”Lord, I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’”Available on The Complete Recordings of Blind … Continue reading

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#31: Tom Joad

Woody Guthrie:”The Ballad of Tom Joad” (side A)”The Ballad of Tom Joad” (side B) (1940) Available on the magnificent compact disc, Woody Guthrie: “The Dust Bowl Ballads” * * * * * I’ve heard that a number of people who … Continue reading

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#28: …and Return

Mountain Goats:”Family Happiness” ”Elijah” Both available on ”The Coroner’s Gambit” * * * * * Set the table, those three extra placesOne for me, One for your doubts, And one for God… -John Darnielle

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Mp3 Blog #24: “…I sleep in the kitchen with my feet in the hall…”

Bob Dylan:”One Too Many Mornings”Available on Hard Rain ”Can’t Wait”Available on Time Out of Mind ”High Water”Available on ”Love & Theft” ”Po’ Boy”Available on ”Love & Theft” ”Workingman’s Blues #2”Available on Modern Times ”Nettie Moore”Available on Modern Times * * … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #22: “…on the back of the fish truck that loads…”

Bob Dylan:Queen Jane ApproximatelyAvailable on Highway 61 Revisited Visions of Johanna Available on Blonde on Blonde Hills of Mexico (unfinished)From the unreleased Basement Tapes Going to AlcapocoAvailable on The Basement Tapes Nothing was DeliveredAvailable on The Basement Tapes I Dreamed … Continue reading

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