Archive for April 4th, 2011

April 4, 2011

This Day in Music History

It was this day in 1913 that McKinley Morganfield was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  The world would come to know him as Muddy Waters, the creator of Chicago blues, an electrified and more urban version of the music of his delta home.  We’ve pulled some of our favorite videos of Muddy for the occasion.  Check them out below.

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April 4, 2011

The Gloria Jones Challenge – Round 12

The Gloria Jones Challenge is our ongoing examination of the many, many, many covers of Jones’ classic Northern Soul jam “Tainted Love” – to see how they stack up compared to the original.

Today’s challenger gives the song a dark and minimalist twist.

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April 4, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Ha Ha Tonka

Yeah, we know it’s Monday, but Ha Ha Tonka‘s Death of a Decade was going to be our tip-off tomorrow when we were tipped-off ourselves to this little tidbit of info.

 

You can get Death of a Decade today, 24 hours early, exclusively at Amazon MP3.  Suck it linear time.  This is the internet.  Read our thoughts on the album, see some sweet vids of the band (including one of them hanging out with Anthony Bourdain) and get that hot link to grab the album early.

April 4, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

While the description of “merging the sounds of northern Mexico with new technology” doesn’t knock our socks off, this irresistible video for the track “Tijuana Sound Machine” from Bostich & Fussible definitely does.  Check it out below and be prepared to learn some sweet dance moves.

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