[Music] Bandcamp – The Hidden World of Psychedelic Jewish Folk

From the article: There’s an argument to be made that the origins of mind-expanding folk music date back centuries before the advent of recorded music. There’s an old understanding, popular in Orthodox circles, that the Torah is, itself, one long song—a song handed down from smoked-out Mount Sinai by Moses, where the assembled masses of humanity […]

[Music] Khruangbin – Christmas Time Is Here (N & S America Edition)

I don’t know if it will ever replace the original performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, but indie darlings Khruangbin do an absolutely lovely rendition of Christmas Time Is Here, originally shown on “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 1965.

[Music] Hot 8 Brass Band – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Yes, that Love Will Tear Us Apart! The Hot 8 Brass Band came to my attention with their cover of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing arranged for a brass ensemble.  The band has soul and have no trouble giving life to older songs, but would they be able to give such life to one of the […]

[Music] Rachid Taha – Rock The Casbah

Very unpleasant news to report today, as Algerian-French singer Rachid Taha passed away today from a heart attack.  He was one of the first and most important artists to fuse Raï and rock together in a way that gained him fame all over the world.  Here he is taking on The Clash’s cult classic.