Rondellus are an Estonian Early Music ensemble who cover Black Sabbath songs in Latin on replicas of ancient instruments.
Songs covered include Verres Militares (War Pigs) and Post Murum Somnii (Behind The Wall Of Sleep), but alas-no "Crazy Train"
I didn't need to break out the Berlitz to realize that Spanish language blog Garage,Psicodelia y Progresivo was right up my alley.
Before you go off thinking that Spain is an unlikely place for things Psychedelic consider that Munster Records is one of the finest perveyors of 60's reissues on the planet. Great links.
If your like me, you've been watching the films on Channel 22 in Chicago on Sunday mornings and wondering what the hell is going on. Bollywood is a deep tradition that can confuse more often than it delights if you're not careful.
What's an indian film music dilettant to do?
Enter Bolly What? "The Guide For Clueless Fans of Bollywood Music"
This fantastic site has an FAQ illustrated with film clips that explain the meaning of seemingly ideosyncratic gestures like what it means when you lift only your pinky finger (it's slightly naughty),
A lyrics translation section, extensive bios of your favorite stars and tons more.
When talking about funk, it's rather hard to not use qualifiers like "funky" repeatedly.
Very few of the entries in The 50 Funkiest Records Ever Made eschew the term "funky" or it's derivatives, but they make some interesting choices, especially early on.
Indiana 45s documents the funk of indianapolis from the 60s to the present day with detours into Punk, New Wave, and Country. Extensive history (it's his graduate thesis), discography, and photos.
In other Naptown News, Jeb Banner runs Musical Family Tree, a site that documents music that he and his freinds have made over the last ten years.
Moses and Solomon , of the "King James Version" who must have been something to witness in 60s nightclubs in Indianapolis
Flop Eared Mule is a blog that covers Country Music in Australia.
Which is good- both the fact that they cover Country music, and the fact that they may alert people to a rich tradition that has been going on in an antipodean way for quite a long time, Slim Dusty notwithstanding
:::JEFF WAS ON THE BEATBOX........THE HISTORY OF ORGANIZED SPITTING::: Human Beatbox.com is a nigh- on to scholarly reference to the art of the human beatbox.
Other Fine repositories of all things beatbox include: Worldwide Beatboxing Portal Got Spit? provides instruction and commentary The Box (extensive collection of beatbox MP3s) Rahzel formerly of The Roots, currently has amazing solo album on MCA Scratch The Human Turntable Biz Markie Rap's favorite retard is actually a credible beatboxer.