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Today’s music business doesn’t want to promote any music that doesn’t mean $$ to them. Music is a language that is also an art. So I created this list of links, The Free Music List, which you could call the Free Music Playlist. Everyone should listen to the music on this list at least once. (click/tap on any title below for the full post)

OMG I CAN’T WATCH
Wow, I saw the best California Ska for free! That’s right! I saw them @ Music in the Park in Albany, CA. and you can listen to this song for free. The Uptones performed at this year’s final concert of the series. A classic Ska song is political without choosing sides. Eric Din has truly captured this kind of song with “Laws and Sausage.” Miss Lisa made a spectacular video of this song about making laws. The Uptones – Laws n Sausage from Miss Lisa on Vimeo.
Common People Stiffed in the U.S.
I loved this song when it came out, and I think I love it even more now. It’s timeless but it’s also a time-capsule, with music so perfectly matched to the lyrics, and production so right that you are thrust into the picture from the first bar to the end. It’s a ride. This was a number 1 in the UK but never hit that big here in the states, perhaps in part because it is SO very English. The kind of class consciousness the Brits deal with is quite different from the Yankee variety. And it’s all here, complete with booze and sex and fighting. I still get goosebumps from this single. It is one of my all-time favorite songs.

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Today’s music business doesn’t want to promote any music that doesn’t mean $$ to them. Music is a language that is also an art. So I created this list of links, The Free Music List, which you could call the Free Music Playlist. Everyone should listen to the music on this list at least once.

OMG I CAN’T WATCH

Wow, I saw the best California Ska (more)

Common People Stiffed in the U.S.

I loved this song when it came out (more)

These Flying Fingers Were Slowed By Jazz

Ragtime is known as “the music that got lost” (more)

Music From Unexpected Places

Yasmine can sing, no matter of language she’s singing (more)

Woody Sings About How Much He Hates Fascism

This man is a towering figure in the American Folk scene (more)

Homemade Guitar Genius Writes Prophetic Music

It took me a while to adjust to Scrapper’s guitar playing (more)

I love this new band from Down Under

This is the coolest song I’ve heard this year (more)

Dirty Blues by Bo

Bo Carter was the leader of the Mississippi Sheiks (more)

She Rocked so hard Elvis and Chuck Berry Noticed

I was amazed when I mentioned Sister Rosetta Tharpe (more)

Guns As Seen On TV

T.V. Guns is currently: “My most favorite song (more)

Little And Loud

This combo rocks, and singer Emily Jayne gets autobiographical (more)

Legalize Everything and Tax It

Got to love this madman. His song about the radio (more)

Dreamers Unite

This Christmas I got a rare gift of music (more)

Public Domain Top Ten

This gr8 masterpiece has found its way to the TOP (more)

Louis Armstrong Beginnings

Jazz greats have to start somewhere, Louie Armstrong started here (more)

The Music Business Farts Dust

The music industry is awash in confusion (more)

Dance Craze Sweeps The World

The Georgia Melodians were an early jazz band (more)

Most Well Known Jailhouse Song

This version of a multi-recorded song was a standard (more)

Common Law Wife Mind-Reads

Recorded shortly before Charley Patton’s death (more)

Mozart never sounded better

It was the holiday season, December 17, to be exact (more)

Birthplace Of Modern Guitar

In his long career, Big Bill Broonzy wrote and copyrighted (more)

Glenn Campbell, Ed Sheeran, Jack White, And Johnny Cash Versions Of A Classic

Written in the 18th century, this song has been sung by many (more)

Birthplace Of Modern Guitar

In his long career, Big Bill Broonzy wrote and copyrighted (more)

Monkey Man Strikes

Born Albert Clemens in Kingsport, Tennessee in March of 1887 (more)

Blind Musicians Can’t See You

Blind Blake was born Arthur Blake in Jacksonville Florida (more)

Led Zeppelin Does It Too

A peculiar detail about Chicago Blues legend Joe McCoy (more)

 

Free Music List VERSION ONE