Alalaké, Bembeya Jazz National (1971)
Formed by vocalist Aboubacar Dembar Camara in 1961 and specializing in modern arrangements of Manding classic tunes, Bembeya Jazz National won the first two national Biennial festivals in 1962 and 1964 and was crowned National Orchestra (of Guinea-Bissau) in 1966. The song is from a live album, Hommage a Demba Camara, recorded during a 1971 concert.
Fun Fact: No one has ever visited this blog from Guinea-Bissau, the Central African Republic, North Korea or Turkey.
Vehicle Hood Ornaments.
The Doodle Boy reminds me of this kid.
Wikipedia has the power to shape science?
Cool 3D watercolor .gif animation technique [via].
Magawa the Rat was awarded a gold medal for his heroism. [h/t Corinne L.]
The Ford Pinto was no more dangerous than other sub-compacts of the 1970s.
“In the beginning, there was disorder, discord and confusion.”
The fate of seven young explorers is a scary story. Here they are enroute to the Urals in 1958. [h/t eaglesoars]
[Top image: 1949 Buick Super 4-Door Sedan in retirement, found here. Classic Harley Earl design.]
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