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Sex Pistols Live At Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas, Jan 10, 1979

Sex Pistols Live At Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas, Jan 10, 1979

Well punkers, here is some glorious Sex Pistols footage from The Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas, January 10, 1978. No riots. Merle Haggard would roll into the venue just nine days later. A YouTube gem:

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King Curtis / Feb 7, 1934 - Aug 13, 1971

King Curtis / Feb 7, 1934 - Aug 13, 1971

Curtis Ousley aka King Curtis, the versatile saxophonist/songwriter/arranger/producer, is a huge figure in '60s R&B. From Fort Worth TX, he was schoolmates with fellow saxophonist Ornette Coleman. He played early with Lionel Hampton and cut sessions with The Coasters, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Nat Adderley, LaVern Baker and others. In '65 he had his biggest hit "Memphis Soul Stew" and became musical director for Aretha Franklin. Later he recorded with John Lennon. His life was cut short in tragic fashion when he was stabbed to death on the steps to his apartment. (In the picture above you can see Jimi...

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J Dilla / Feb 7, 1974 - Feb 10, 2006

J Dilla / Feb 7, 1974 - Feb 10, 2006

James D. Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla is one of a long lineage of Detroit musical geniuses. Both a producer and a rapper, he started Slum Village in '96, produced The Pharcyde, worked with Common, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Janet Jackson, The Roots and many others, including producing, beatmaking, rapping and remixing. His partnership with Madlib produced the classic Champion Sound album. He is an indie rap icon, more popular in death than ever. (Not sure who did the very cool profile above, but respect!) My personal favorite is his collage-album Donuts, here:

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La Maldición del Timbal - Orquesta El Macabeo, Available Digitally on Bandcamp

La Maldición del Timbal - Orquesta El Macabeo, Available Digitally on Bandcamp

Our punk-salsa heroes from Puerto Rico, Orquesta El Macabeo, were recently featured at Bandcamp Daily with a nice write-up and some catalog selections (article here). The band releases many of their records in co-op fashion, with several labels from around the world helping pick up the tab. Peace & Rhythm have done so for three of the group's records, including the now out-of-print Macacoa 7" and the vinyl edition of their 2011 release El Entierro (we still have VERY limited copies remaining, grab them here) and the brand new release, La Maldición del Timbal, the band's finest effort to date....

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Bob Marley / Feb 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981

Bob Marley / Feb 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981

Happy born day to reggae's most enduring superstar and the global face of "third world" music, Robert Nesta Marley! Bob and the gang at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, 1979: Positive Vibration 00:00:00 Wake Up and Live 00:06:31 I Shot the Sheriff 00:11:49 Ambush in the Night 00:16:22 Concrete Jungle 00:20:15 Running Away >  00:25:13 Crazy Baldhead 00:28:55 Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 00:33:22 The Heathen 00:36:46 Ride Natty Ride 00:41:19 Africa Unite 00:45:30 One Drop 00:50:00 Exodus 00:54:04 So Much Things to Say  01:00:14 Zimbabwe 01:03:44 Jamming 01:07:47 Is This Love? 01:12:46 Kinky Reggae 01:16:05 Stir It Up...

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