Last Week in Free MP3s 4-08

“He’s Gone Away” – U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants

The eclectic mix of music is a dominant force in this week’s free downloads as the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants do a choral version of “He’s Gone Away.” It’s a sad mourning song that relays just how much we miss those who leave us. It’s particularly poignant coming from one of the military forces – where the parting is fueled with a plethora of emotions.

“New Morning” – Alpha Rev

Alpha Rev is one of those bands that you swear has been around since the ‘70s. “New Morning” with its tight guitar playing and infectious drumming companioned with the voice of Casey McPherson singing in an irreverent falsetto compels you to listen to this song continuously. Luckily it’s free.

“Roadhouse Blues” (Live from Philadelphia) – The Doors

The second live performance from The Doors in as many weeks is a rare treat for the listener searching for quality and free music. It’s The Doors, singing live, with insanely great sounding guitar licks – download it.

“Datenight” – Johnny Sonic

Now this is a dance song. The funk-soul/rock/spoken word combination will make you want to get up and groove. The beat is also infectious and unpredictable. This is truly a rare gem for a free download.

“On the Sly” – The Bamboos

The amazing free download groove party continues with The Bamboos. It’s a laid back, funk party with reggae undertones. The musical influences in this song make it rich and a joy to listen to. Yet another download that you will feel as if you are stealing.

“Jail La La” – Dum Dum Girls

The song sounds exactly like the name of the band. Skip it.

“Beat the Devil’s Tattoo” – Black Rebel Motorcycle

From their sixth album of the same name Black Rebel Motorcycle has a song that will remind you of a Johnny Cash or Kris Krisstofferson track – Yes it sounds that deep and rich in musical history. The lyrics tell a story with a chain-gang type chorus. You’ll wish the song could go on forever, but don’t worry, the chanting at the end will stay with you long after the song is over.

About Donna-Lyn Washington 618 Articles
Donna-lyn Washington has a M.A. in English from Brooklyn College. She is currently teaching at Kingsborough Community College where her love of comics and pop culture play key parts in helping her students move forward in their academic careers. As a senior writer for ReviewFix she has been able to explore a variety of worlds through comics, film and television and has met some interesting writers and artists along the way. Donna-lyn does a weekly podcast reviewing indie comics and has also contributed entries to the 'Encyclopedia of Black Comics,’ the academic anthology ‘Critical Insights: Frank Yerby’ and is the editor for the upcoming book, ‘Conversations With: John Jennings.’

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