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[Music] Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa


Jeremy Dutcher is a Canadian tenor and composer of Wolastoq hertiage.  He has done an amazing service in preserving the cultural heritage of his people, and the interpretations of this music remind one, as is described on his Bandcamp page, as having the same feeling of Antony and the Johnsons as well as the works of Rufus Wainwright’s more operatic moments.  I look forward to Jeremy digging deeper into his roots.

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[Music] Djurdjura – Ad ezzi ssaâ (La Roue du Destin)

Many thanks to CriCri86 who posted this amazing track out of Algeria by the vocal group Djurdjura.

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[Music] Kate Smith – God Bless America

Kate Smith seems very appropriate today, 14 years after the 9/11 attack.

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70s Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Music

[Music] Urszula Dudziak – Space Lady

Urszula Dudziak is a vocalist and pianist from Poland who did quite a lot of work in the United States during the 1970s.

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[Music] Scott Walker – The Seventh Seal

How many people do you know who could seamlessly pull off an Ingmar Bergman reference in a song? Scott Walker does so admirably.

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[Music] Emilio de Gogorza – Chanson de la Touraine (1919)

Emilio de Gogorza was a Spanish-American baritone who was at his peak during the early part of the 20th Century. Here he is performing a song from Panurge by Jules Massenet.

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[Music] Pelageya – Ptashechka (Live)

I’m quite new to the work of Russian pop singer Pelageya. From Novosibirsk, Siberia, this songbird comes from a classical music background, having once been invited by legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich to perform in France along with other luminaries, including Ravi Shankar and B. B. King.

Though I find the live version wonderfully sparse, I’m including the studio version for the sake of comparison below:

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[Music] Elina Duni Quartet – Ka nje mot e gjysem viti

Perhaps Albania’s most beautiful export, Swiss-based jazz singer Elina Duni captivates with this tune.

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40s Easy Listening Jazz Music Music Videos

[Music] Fats Waller – By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1942)

Masterful romantic music, courtesy of Fats Waller and my niece, who has apparently fallen in love with this track.

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[Article] Nina Simone Documentarian Reveals Singer’s Shockingly Violent Temper

Nina Simone was always worth celebrating as a wonderful musician. She was also, unfortunately, a bit of a monster to her daughter. What Happened, Miss Simone?, will show a balanced view of her public and private persona.