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HOT HALF DOZEN 6.7.22

183 musicians submitted music this week. Here are my picks for the 6 best

183 submissions

Bloom, single by Mary’s Island. First time out is a winner.  Mary’s Island moves from cover songs to their own material and does it right.  Light, bright, and fun.  Check this one out on Spotify.  It will make you happy.

Mississippi Son, album  by Charlie Musselwhite.  Downhome dirty blues as only the master can do it.  If you love blues, you must have this album. From Alligator Records.  On all platforms.

Big Time, album by Angel Olsen. Spare, pedal-steel tinged, country music that entangles your heart with devastating clarity.  A superb achievement tht combine the soul of country and the voice of an angel. On all major platforms and at https://angelolsen.com/.

Oye Como Va, single/video  by Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Becky G. and 20 others. The legend pulls together many other legends for  a happy, high energy reprise of one of rock’s classics.  From Playing for Change.  On all platforms and at playingforchange.com.

Paz, single/video by Andrekza. Catchy, moving, serious, happy, sophisticated, accessible – she puts it all into this song that calls for women to assert themselves and society to listen when they do, while it grabs your ears. From her new album Cassette. On all platforms. Spanish.

Paradise, single by Sarah Proctor. Paradisemanages to be both moody and lilting, and the result is a song you can’t get out of your head.  It is more than a hook;  it is ta pared down composition that carries her distant yet intimate voice  Remarkable. On all  platforms.

BONUS. White Jesus Black Problems. Fantastic Negrito. Stream on Spotify

Patrick O’Heffernan

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About Patrick O'Heffernan, Music Sin Fronteras (362 Articles)
Patrick O’Heffernan, PhD., is a music journalist based in Mexico, with a global following. He focuses on music in English and Spanish that combines rock and rap, blues and jazz and pop with music from Latin America, especially Mexico like cumbia, banda, son jarocho, and mariachi. He is also edits a local news website and is a subeditor of a local Spanish language newspaper. Check out his weekly column Music Sin Frontera on Sunday nights.

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