May 102010
 
Miss Lena Horne Narrates Featurette for U.N. Radio, by United Nations Photos on Flickr

This morning, news came down the wire that the hugely talented and beautiful Lena Horne passed away over the weekend at the age of 92. As an admirer of her work, this naturally meant that I couldn’t resist adding in one of her public domain recordings for this week’s show. When you couple that with having spent a good chunk of this last week looking for film noir-ish music for potential use in the production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone that I’m ASMing, you’ll understand why this week’s show leans towards the jazz/noir/swing side of the house. That said, there are still off-roads into darkwave, chaotically intriguing electrojazz, and indie/acoustic rock too. Man cannot live on bread alone, as they say.

As always, full show notes including a track listing and links to the artists/sources are after the break!

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Apr 212010
 
Hong Kong Skyline by Sprengben on Flickr, used under CC

It’s a mishmash mix tapey podcast of music from all around the world. This episode features everything from a Scandinavian swing band singing in Latin to a hard-rocking Los Angeles indie band. For those who like music that reaches out and grabs you, this is the creme de la creme of this week’s listening, all packaged up into a neat show.

For those who love what they hear and want to know more, show notes with the band info and links to where you can get this great music for your own are after the break!

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