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2009-06-19 13:43
 
Download Free Father's Day MP3s

A FATHER'S DAY SIX PACK of FREE, LEGAL MP3 DOWNLOADS

Pops Mohamed
Every Dad needs to feel extra special on Father's Day. So instead of hounding him for more cash, slip this sublime ambient electro-acoustic soundscape off the acclaimed AfroFucha-rist composer's CD, Healing Sounds From Mother Africa onto his iPod and he'll be in a state of Afro-Zen in no time.
Listen/Download: African Eclipse

Valiant Swart en Ollie Viljoen
Dad been in a seriously bad mood all year? Slip this "Vuur en Vlam" grilled sokkie instrumental onto the stereo and Pa will be in a good mood in no time. It's so darn smaaklik it actually sounds like a lekker Grabouw worsie sizzling on the braai!
Listen/Download: Boereworsie

DAD
Dad sitting with his head buried in the Sunday sports newspapers every weekend lamenting his team's latest choke making you a bit bummed out? Help him get a sense of humour by blasting Cape Town rock band, Duck And Dive's tribute to everyone's favourite blonde celebrity. Off their debut album, 'Black Lace'.
Listen/Download: Paris Hilton

Venessa Nolan
Yes, mom may no longer be a spring chicken. But help Dad remember that fantasies are fine, but there are consequences to his actions with this sexy, if slightly sinister new single off Venessa's long-awaited second album, 'This Life', on her own Mixed Up Music label. It's an ethereal electro-acoustic brood blending acoustic instrumentation with electronic beats and programmed rhythms, featuring Venessa's distinctive piano and vocal arrangements.
Listen/Download: Sea of Dreams 

Jazz Zombies
If there's one thing dads of all ages just love, it's cool jazz. Get your pops tapping his feet this Sunday with this innovative new Pretoria jazz combo's spinechilling ballad off their debut CD, 'Dug Up'. If Dad's a real jazz fan he's guaranteed to have a chuckle about that punning title too.
Listen/Download: Shorter than Wayne 

Mavis Vermaak
"Pa, hoekom verstaan jy my nie, pa?" Tired of being sent to your room after sneaking home after your midnight curfew? Help your Dad see the bigger picture by tuning into this enigmatic Mother City songbird's emotionally bruised spoken word brilliance on this hauntingly poetic avant-rock narrative about off her new self-titled EP.
Listen/Download: Diep Kaleidoskoop

Howard Roark
Whether he's a hardcore Texas Hold 'em pro or just a weekend wannabe, let your dad have his fantasy this year by playing him this fiery indie rocker about rolling the dice one more time. Offf the sadly defucnct Mother City band's 'Main Attraction' EP.
Listen/Download: Gambling Man 

Gito Baloi
Embarassed at Dad's interminable road rage? Ease this percolating smooth, funky jazzy slice of world music from the sadly deceased bass player-vocalist Gito Baloi's posthumously-released album, 'Beyond' onto the CD shuttle and your next outing in the SUV will be an easy going pleasure for the entire family.
Listen: Over the Seas

PLUS! From the vaults: this week's cult classic MP3

Jack Hammer

Want to know where the original mystic blues rock boer, Piet Botha got his groove on? Tune into this classic road cruiser off 1987's Jack of All Trades about travelling round Texas that features none other than Hollywood actor Billy Bob Thornton on drums and backing vocals!
Listen/Download: Sugar Man.

Bonus! An ultra rare freebie, this week from our friends over at The Captain Beefheart Radar Station:

Captain Beefheart
8 psychedelic rock tunes recorded for legendary British DJ John Peel's Top Gear show in 1968 - never released and long-since wiped over by the BBC. Line up for both sessions: Don Van Vliet: vocals, harmonica, musette, tenor sax, soprano sax. Jeff Cotton: guitar, slide guitar. John French: drums, percussion. Jerry Handley: bass guitar. Alex (Pyjama) St. Claire Alex Snouffer: guitar, slide guitar. Recorded on the 24th January 1968:
Download: Yellow Brick Road courtesy of Captain Beefheart (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Abba Zabba courtesy of Captain Beefheart (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Electricity courtesy of Captain Beefheart (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Sure 'Nuff & Yes I Do courtesy of Captain Beefheart (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Recorded on the 6th May 1968:
Download: Safe As Milk courtesy of Captain Beefheart (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Beatle Bones 'N Smokin' Stones courtesy of Captain Beefheart (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Kandy Korn courtesy of Captain Beefheart (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Trust Us courtesy of Captain Beefheart (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

Download Piet Botha’s classic colab with Billy Bob Thornton, Captain Beefheart's rare John Peel session, plus bakgat boeremusiek, kwaai cool jazz, Afro-pop, hip-hop and more.
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