- Tinariwen – Live at Womad
- Aziz Sahmaoui & The University of Gnawa
- Freshly Ground (South Africa)
- Anoushka Shankar “Traveller” Live @ Festival Les Nuits de Fourviere, France 
- Habib Koité – Wassiyé
- Gülname – Mercan Dede
- Joe Walsh – Live at Daryl’s House
- Alabama 3 aka A3 – full live set video
- Art and Laurie
- Mariem Hassan – SHOUKA (The Thorn)
Kamelmauz on Bandcamp
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Career advice for musicians
1. Release lots of music,
2. Conquer your backyard.
3. Skip the middleman.
4. Work with people who ‘get it.’
6. Own your publishing.
7. Learn the skills people want to rent to you.
8. Use the internet
9. Seed interest with freebees
10. Get everybody’s name/email and give them something free in return.
11. Use your artistry to educate.
13. Have fun; if you’re not having fun you’re not fully honoring your blessed talents and good fortune.
14. Plan and Be Attentive to Lucky Moments
15. Three decade + long careers almost always require one to be healthy
Freshly Ground ‘Nomvula ‘ live on eXpresso
Freshly Ground – Doo Be Doo
Freshlyground is a South African Afro-fusion band that formed in Cape Town in 2002. The band members variously hail from South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Freshlyground‘s musical style blends elements of traditional South African music (such askwela and African folk music), blues, jazz, and features of indie rock. (Wikipedia)
…a huge group in South Africa. Terrific musical personality captured in videos on youtube.
My favorite Joe Walsh turns out to be his set with Daryl Hall. Back in the day my boss and owner Mark would play the sh*t out of The James Gang. They were his Saturday night get a ‘lude buzz on go-to turn-it-up-to-ten guitar banger with rhythm section choice.
At the time, all known guitar players were up against Robbie Robertson and Clarence White. But, I could appreciate Joe’s gritty virtuosity. And that The James Gang’s approach shouted Ohio bar band was an attractive feature. Scroll ahead and Mr. Walsh is one of the greatest of all rock guitarists.
Alabama 3, to me, quadrangulates, The Flaming Lips, Little Feat, Steve Earle, and Captain Beefheart. They provide a visceral radical brew. Anybody who loves rock and roll both grown-up and unfettered is required to have this band in their pocket. [Facebook]
Sometime in late 1976 Lester Koenig sent to me at the Vermont Book Shop Living Legend by saxophonist Art Pepper. It blew me away. My experience of Pepper’s music had commenced in the aisle of Music Madness in Cleveland Heights a couple of years before the package of promos from Contemporary Records arrived.
Point Omega – Harvey Pekar in the late Spring, 1974 (from a remembrance of Harvey on squareONE explorations.) (Harvey walks in and heads to the jazz rack, fingers through it part way, and then notices a record displayed on the pegboard. He lifts it up and out of its holder and walks over to the counter. Harvey: This is incredible. Me: What? Harvey: You have no idea how rare these sides are. This record isn’t rare. Me: Huh? Harvey: I mean this LP contains really rare music from Art Pepper. Until now you;d have to hunt for them and probably you wouldn’t find them. Me: Okay! Harvey: You don’t know Art Pepper. I don’t even know why this record is here. Art Pepper is an alto saxophonist–is this white cat with a ton of soul. He sort of takes off from Yardbird, You don’t know Pres, Lester Young. Me: No. Harvey: hmmph. Anyway, it’s useless to sound just like somebody else. Art found his own sound and, man, all his great records are collector’s items. This is a goldmine, this one right here. Ring me up. How much?
Art Pepper was a master player. Hear for yourself.
Laurie Pepper, Art’s widow, has made her life’s project the sustenance of Art Pepper’s legacy. Laurie’s personal blog is full of recolelctions and photos of their life together. Her essential jazz blog leads to an archive of music on Bandcamp. The archive includes name-your-price gems, such as:
I was startled to see Notes of a Jazz Survivor (full documentary) on youtube. It is one of the most important movies about the great American music jazz and about one of its singing angels, Art Pepper.
thank you Laurie Pepper.
Mariem Hassan One of the world’s greatest singers. period.
Mariem Hassan (Arabic: ???? ????, born 1958), is a Sahrawi singer and lyricist from Western Sahara. She sings usually in Hassaniyya, an Arabic dialect spoken mostly in Western Sahara and Mauritania, and occasionally in Spanish. (Wikipedia)