Music research, production and exploration.

Joined May 2021
Remembering R.L. Burnside, born 95 years ago this week in Lafayette County, Mississippi. Here he is playing "See My Jumper Hanging on the Line" in 1978. Filmed by Alan Lomax @LomaxArchive
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Remembering flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya, born on this day in 1918 in Barcelona. Here she is performing in the 1944 film “Follow the Boys.”
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A musician in Venezuela using glass bottles instead of traditional maracas to play Joropo music.
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An Irish girl singing while feeding ducklings from a newsreel from 1929.
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Workers at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in northern Kenya singing while giving water to young elephants. @RetetiElephants
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R.I.P. Dr. Lonnie Smith, July 3, 1942 – September 28, 2021. Here he is being interviewed and playing his Hammond B3 organ in 2017 when he received a National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in jazz.
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Remembering Glenn Gould, born on this day in 1932 in Toronto. Here he is performing Bach's Partita #2 at his cottage in Uptergrove, Ontario in the 1958 documentary “Off the Record.”
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A harmonica player performing for geese at Daan Forest Park in Taipei, Taiwan. bird.trom.tf/anthraxxx781/sta…
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Young dancers in the Philippines performing a traditional bamboo dance known as Tinikling.
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A mobile sound system in India.
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Remembering Otis Redding, born on this day in 1941 in Dawson, Georgia. Here he is performing “Respect” with The Bar-Kays in 1967.
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Remembering Jackson do Pandeiro, born 102 years ago this week in Alagoa Grande, Paraíba, Brazil. Here he is performing “Sebastiana” in 1979.
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Turkish musician Görkem Sen playing his invention, the yaybahar — an acoustic instrument made of springs, strings, and drums. He calls this piece “Yaybahar Improvisation at Seaside.”
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Remembering Billy Preston, born on this day in 1946 in Houston, Texas. Here he is performing “Blueberry Hill” with Nat King Cole in 1957.
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R.I.P. Lee “Scratch” Perry, March 20, 1936 – August 29, 2021. Here he is recording The Upsetters and Junior Murvin and The Heptones at his Black Ark studio in Kingston in 1977. From the documentary film “Roots Rock Reggae.”
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R.I.P. Charlie Watts (June 2, 1941 – August 24, 2021). Here he is listening to a playback of “Wild Horses” at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in 1969.
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Gospel drummer Darryl McLain performing recently at her church in Pennsylvania.
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The Port Moresby Lontis Bamboo Band performing on Buka Island in Papa New Guinea.
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