MP3 Jackpot Classics

I have put together a page of some choice selections from the 75 gr8 mp3s I posted in 2010. To hear this wonderful set of music, just click “Play” and the Yahoo media player will scroll thru the rest of them for you. One click, 8 gr8 songs, free, and totally legal. You can buy music from these excellent artists by clicking the convenient “More!” links below. Enjoy!

“Not From Here” today’s MP3 Jackpot winner from Stiff Richards is very profound theme for popular music. How amazing, the concept of being the perpetual stranger is totally articulated in song. This was recorded when the legendary Uptones performed as the four piece, Stiff Richards, and this is one of the gems they created.

Stiff Richards
“Not From Here” (download mp3)
from “E-Mail – EP”
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)
Not From Here (play)

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Here’s some fine dub from the little island in the Atlantic. The island is Britain, not to be confused with your usual Dub from Jamaica. This Dub was reshaped by London’ s Dodo. The Mid-Eastern flavors makes “Kashmir Yam Boys” a memorable piece. Dub seems to adapt to any genre, and this week’s MP3 Jackpot winner really proves this.

Dodo
“Kashmir Yam Boys” (download mp3)
from “Voodoo Bazaar”
(Freshly Squeezed Music)
Kashmir Yam Boys (play)

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Jah, this week’s MP3 Jackpot winner is a Reggae classic by Barrington Levy. Barrington has been on the Reggae scene since the late 70s. This classic tribute to herb was found on the Original Ragga Muffin Part One. There’s a lot to be said for the direct message this song imparts.

Barrington Levy
“Collie Weed” (download mp3)
from “Original Ragga Muffin Part One”
(Azra Music Publishing)
“Collie Weed” (play)

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They’ll be no sampling on this week’s MP3Jackpot winner. The MP3 “Voices That’s All” by Chumbawamba is a joyous celebration of singing. This British band has been making gr8 music and incredible sense for over 25 years. I know this month’s music selection has been pretty diverse so far, but every song this month has been outstanding and worthy of attention.

Chumbawamba
“Voices, That’s All” (download mp3)
from “ABCDEFG”
(No Masters)
“Voices That’s All” (play)

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The month ends with a bang! Spoon returns with a new record that is worthy of your time. “Written In Reverse,” this week’s winner, is stupendous indie rock. I’ll bet you’ve heard this band’s music if you watch T.V. at all, their music has been used in all the major shows.

Spoon
“Written In Reverse” (mp3)
from “Transference”
(Arts & Crafts Mexico)
Written In Reverse (play)

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Here’s a killer live version of that phat hit from 1981, “Genius of Love” by the Tom Tom Club. For those of you who don’t, Tom Tom Club is Tina and Chris from the Talking Heads. This song has been sampled so many times from Grandmaster Flash to Mariah Carey.

Tom Tom Club
“Genius of Love (live)” (download mp3)
from “Genius of Live”
(NACIONAL RECORDS)
Genius of Love (live) (play)

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Wow, for someone who grew up with the Hombres, The Standells and Moulty and the Barbarians, it’s truly wonderful to hear The Woggles. Their song “Ragged But Right” is this weeks MP3Jackpot winner. I hope this combo from Atlanta GA comes my way soon.

The Woggles
“Ragged But Right” (download mp3)
from “Ragged But Right”
(The Woggles/Swank Tones Music BMI)
Ragged But Right (play)

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Using every cliche I’ve ever heard in rock doesn’t sound like a MP3 Jackpot winner, but Dios from L.A. does just that. Their song “Stare At Wheel” is tremendous. I recommend it to everyone.

Dios
“Stare At Wheel” (download mp3)
from “We Are Dios”
(Buddyhead Records)
Stare At Wheel (play)

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