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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

CBC Music Releases Year End Top 5 Album Lists

http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2013/12/CBC-Musics-top-albums-of-the-year-2013

CBC Music has unveiled a number of their Top 5 Album Lists for 2013.  Local bluesman Derek Miller won the number 2 spot in the Aboriginal Album charts! Congrats!

Below are some highlights. Click here for the complete listings

Blues
  1. North Mississippi Allstars: World Boogie is Coming



    Links: North Mississippi Allstars, Video above courtesy of North Mississippi Allstars
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  2. Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues
  3. Eric Bibb: Jericho Road
  4. James Cotton: Cotton Mouth Man
  5. MonkeyJunk: All Frequencies
Singer/Songwriter
  1. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell: Old Yellow Moon



    Links: Emmylou Harris, More Emmylous Harris Stories, Rodney Crowell, Video above courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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  2. The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars
  3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away
  4. Basia Bulat, Tall Tall Shadow
  5. The Avett Brothers, Magpie and the Dandelion
Aboriginal
  1. A Tribe Called Red: Nation II Nation
  2. Derek Miller: Blues Vol. 1



    Links: Derek Miller, More Derek Miller Stories, Video above courtesy of Thruthereddoor
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  3. Midnight Shine: Midnight Shine
  4. Joey Stylez: Feather + Rosary
  5. The Johnnys: Rock
Country
  1. Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In



    Links: Caitlin Rose, Video above courtesy of Names Records
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  2. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, Bakersfield
  3. Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer, Different Park
  4. George Strait: Love is Everything
  5. Dean Brody, Crop Circles
Jazz
  1. Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969-The Bootleg Series Vol. 2



    Links: Miles Davis, More Miles Davis Stories, Video above courtesy of Roberto Marongui
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  2. Cecile McLorin Salvant: WomanChild 
  3. Wayne Shorter: Without a Net
  4. Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra: Habitat
  5. Chris Potter: The Sirens
Blast from the Past: Local  Musicians on CBC's Top Canadian Albums List

Click here for more CBC Lists

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Gillian Nicola & the Radio Interference CD: Chasing the Wind

Local singer/songwriter Gillian Nicola has been described as alt-country.  She was even nominated for that category at the Hamilton Music Awards this year.  Her latest 6-song EP, Chasing the Wind, done with her band, The Radio Interference, proves that she has more to offer.

With a style encompassing rock, soul, indie, country and folk, Gillian and the gang have created a fabulous sound that transcends categories.

The highlight, of course, is the singer's lovely voice - filled with personality and soul.  Combine that with an outstanding band (Ben Alexander on lead guitar, Andrew Ivens on keyboards and mandolin, Bruce Scavuzzo on bass, and Timon Wientzek on drums) and you've got the recipe for some marvelous music.  Guests on the disc include Eric Persichini (who also mixed and engineered the EP), Alex Howard, and others.

Physical CDs and downloads are available at Gillian's live shows and through her Bandcamp page.  It can also be downloaded through iTunes.

Earlier this year, she also released an amazing 3-song collection entitled Live Tracks. It features two live versions of tracks from Chasing the Wind and a I Won't Give In.

Videos below courtesy of Gillian's YouTube Page.









Links: Gillian Nicola,  More Gillian Nicola StoriesMore CD Releases

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12 Videos of Christmas (1-4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMj4Q6EVOW0



Links: Shawn Brush, More Shawn Brush Stories, Video above courtesy of Neil Mason



Links: Duane Rutter, Lori Yates, Treasa Lavasseur (on accordion off-camera), More Duane Rutter stories, Video above courtesy of Skumm60  



Links: The Once, More Once StoriesVideo above courtesy of Balcony TV



Links: Ella Fitzgerald, Video above courtesy of Purple0Accident

Check out our other Christmas videos

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Jack De Keyzer and Friends Videos





Link: Jerome Godboo, More Jerome Godboo Stories, More Little Walter covers/stories





Links: Jack de Keyzer, More Jack De Keyzer Stories



Links:Conor GainsMore Conor Gains Stories, Video above courtesy of Buzukitime

Blast from the Past: Jack and Jerome@Stonewalls

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    World

    2014 Grammy Nominations (Click here for full list)

    Roots related categories below

    Best Blues Album
    • Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman: Remembering Little Walter
    • James Cotton: Cotton Mouth Man
    • Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite: Get Up!
    • Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Seesaw
    • Bobby Rush: Down In Louisiana
    Best Folk Album
    • Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture Of You
    • The Greencards: Sweetheart Of The Sun
    • Sarah Jarosz: Build Me Up From Bones
    • The Milk Carton Kids: The Ash & Clay
    • Various: They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Best Americana Album
    • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: Old Yellow Moon
    • Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: Love Has Come For You
    • Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale: Buddy And Jim
    • Mavis Staples: One True Vine
    • Allen Toussaint: Songbook
    Best Bluegrass Album
    • Boxcars: It's Just A Road
    • Dailey & Vincent: Label: Brothers Of The Highway
    • Della Mae: This World Oft Can Be
    • James King: Three Chords And The Truth
    • Del McCoury Band: The Streets Of Baltimore
    Best Regional Roots Music Album
    • Hot 8 Brass Band: The Life & Times Of...The Hot 8 Brass Band
    • Kahulanui: Hula Ku'i
    • Zachary Richard: Le Fou
    • Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience: Dockside Sessions
    • Joe Tohonnie Jr.: Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs
    Best American Roots Song
    • Sarah Jarosz: Build Me Up From Bones
    • Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses): Invisible
    • Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott: Keep Your Dirty Lights On
    • Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: Love Has Come For You
    • Allen Toussaint: Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed
    Best Rock Performance
    • Alabama Shakes: Always Alright
    • David Bowie: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
    • Imagine Dragons: Radioactive
    • Led Zeppelin: Kashmir (Celebration Day)
    • Queens Of The Stone Age: 
    • Jack White: I'm Shakin'
    Best Rock Song
    • Gary Clark Jr.: Ain't Messin 'Round
    • Paul McCartney & Foo Fighters: Cut Me Some Slack
    • Rolling Stones: Doom And Gloom
    • Black Sabbath: God Is Dead?
    • Muse: Panic Station
    Best Rock Album
    • Black Sabbath: 13
    • David Bowie: The Next Day
    • Kings of Leon: Mechanical Bull
    • Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day
    • Queens Of The Stone Age: ...Like Clockwork
    • Neil Young With Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill
    Best Country Solo Performance
    • Lee Brice: I Drive Your Truck
    • Hunter Hayes: I Want Crazy
    • Miranda Lambert: Mama's Broken Heart
    • Darius Rucker: Wagon Wheel
    • Blake Shelton: Mine Would Be You
    Best Country Duo/Group Performance
    • The Civil Wars: From This Valley
    • Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill: Don't Rush
    • Little Big Town: Your Side Of The Bed
    • Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban: Highway Don't Care
    • Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton: You Can't Make Old Friends
    Best Country Song
    • Taylor Swift: Begin Again
    • Lee Brice: I Drive Your Truck
    • Kacey Musgraves: Merry Go 'Round
    • Blake Shelton (co-written by Deric Ruttan) Mine Would Be You
    Best Country Album
    • Jason Aldean: Night Train
    • Tim McGraw: Two Lanes Of Freedom
    • Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park
    • Blake Shelton: Based On A True Story
    • Taylor Swift: Red
    Best Improvised Jazz Solo
    • Terence Blanchard: Don't Run
    • Paquito D'Rivera: Song For Maura
    • Fred Hersch: Song Without Words #4: Duet
    • Donny McCaslin: Stadium Jazz
    • Wayne Shorter: Orbits
    Best Jazz Vocal Album
    • Andy Bey: The World According To Andy Bey
    • Lorraine Feather: Attachments
    • Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit
    • Cécile McLorin Salvant: WomanChild
    • Tierney Sutton: After Blue
    Best Jazz Instrumental Album
    • New Gary Burton Quartet: Guided Tour
    • Terri Lyne Carrington: Money Jungle-Provocative In Blue
    • Gerald Clayton: Life Forum
    • Kenny Garrett: Pushing The World Away
    • Christian McBride Trio: Out Here
    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
    • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Brooklyn Babylon
    • Randy Brecker, W_odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic: Night In Calisia
    • Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano: Wild Beauty
    • Alan Ferber: March Sublime
    • Dave Slonaker Big Band: Intrada
    Best Latin Jazz Album
    • Buika: La Noche Más Larga
    • Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente: Song For Maura
    • Roberto Fonseca: Yo
    • Omar Sosa: Egg_n
    • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin





      Links: Roly GreenwayMore Crowbar StoriesMore Guess Who Covers/Stories, Video above courtesy of Manxcatstales



      Links: Shari and Jonny, More Jonny Kerr StoriesVideo above courtesy of Holyzeta


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      Tuesday, December 10, 2013

      Harrison Kennedy Nominated for Blues Music Awards

      Local blues legend Harrison Kennedy just keeps on collecting more and more accolades for his latest amazing CD, Soulscape.  This time, he's been nominated for two Blues Music Awards.

      On May 8, 2014 the talented Bluesman will be up the for the Acoustic Album and Acoustic Artist categories.  The event will take place in Memphis. GOOD LUCK HARRISON!

      Veterans James Cotton and Lurrie Bell lead the list with 5 nominations each.  The legendary Buddy Guy received 4 nods.

      The Blues Music Awards are run through the Blues Foundation, a Memphis based organization dedicated to preserving blues music.



      Links: Harrison KennedyMore Harrison Kennedy StoriesVideo courtesy of William Mehlenbacher

      Below is a complete list of nominees.

      Acoustic Album
      • There's a Time - Doug MacLeod
      • Juba Dance - Guy Davis featuring Fabrizio Poggi
      • Soulscape - Harrison Kennedy
      • Avalon - Rory Block
      • Unleashed - The Hound Kings
      Acoustic Artist
      • Doug MacLeod
      • Guy Davis
      • Harrison Kennedy
      • Little G Weevil
      • Rory Block
      Album
      • Get Up! - Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
      • Remembering Little Walter - Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
      • Rhythm & Blues - Buddy Guy
      • Cotton Mouth Man - James Cotton
      • Blues in My Soul - Lurrie Bell
      Entertainer
      • Bobby Rush
      • Buddy Guy
      • John Németh
      • Kim Wilson
      • Rick Estrin
      Band
      • Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
      • Rick Estrin & the Night Cats
      • Tedeschi Trucks Band
      • The Mannish Boys
      • Trampled Under Foot
      Best New Artist Debut
      • Double Crossing Blues - Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters
      • Rooster - Clay Swafford
      • Proof of Love - Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band
      • What's the Chance... - Paul Gabriel
      • Daddy Told Me - Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
      • Pushin’ Against a Stone - Valerie June
      Contemporary Blues Album
      • Get Up! - Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
      • This Time Another Year - Brandon Santini
      • Rhythm & Blues - Buddy Guy
      • Magic Honey - Cyril Neville
      • Badlands - Trampled Under Foot
      Contemporary Blues Female Artist
      • Ana Popovic
      • Beth Hart
      • Bettye LaVette
      • Candye Kane
      • Susan Tedeschi
      Contemporary Blues Male Artist
      • Buddy Guy
      • Gary Clark, Jr.
      • Johnny Sansone
      • Kim Wilson
      • Otis Taylor
      DVD
      • High John Records - Time Brings About a Change (Floyd Dixon)
      • J&R Adventures - An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (Joe Bonamassa)
      • Shake-It-Sugar Records – Live (Murali Coryell)
      • Ruf Records - Songs from the Road (Royal Southern Brotherhood)
      • Blue Star Connection - Live at Knuckleheads (The Healers)
      Historical 
      • The Sun Blues Box (Various Artists) - Bear Family
      • The Original Honeydripper (Roosevelt Sykes) - Blind Pig Records
      • The Jewel/Paula Blues Story (Various Artists) - Fuel Records
      • Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (Various Artists) - Legacy Recordings 
      • The Complete King/Federal Singles (Freddie King) - Real Gone Music
      Bass
      • Bill Stuve
      • Bob Stroger
      • Danielle Schnebelen
      • Larry Taylor
      • Patrick Rynn
      Drums
      • Cedric Burnside
      • Jimi Bott
      • Kenny Smith
      • Tom Hambridge
      • Tony Braunagel
      Guitar
      • Anson Funderburgh
      • Gary Clark, Jr.
      • Kid Andersen
      • Lurrie Bell
      • Ronnie Earl
      Harmonica
      • Brandon Santini
      • Charlie Musselwhite
      • James Cotton
      • Kim Wilson
      • Rick Estrin
      Horn
      • Big James Montgomery
      • Eddie Shaw
      • Jimmy Carpenter
      • Sax Gordon
      • Terry Hanck
      Traditional Blues Female
      • Diunna Greenleaf
      • Lavelle White
      • Teeny Tucker
      • Trudy Lynn
      • Zora Young
      Traditional Blues Male Artist
      • Anson Funderburgh
      • Billy Boy Arnold
      • James Cotton
      • John Primer
      • Lurrie Bell
      Rock Blues Album
      • Gone to Texas - Mike Zito & the Wheel
      • Made Up Mind - Tedeschi Trucks Band
      • Can't Get Enough - The Rides
      • John the Conquer Root - Toronzo Cannon
      • Luther's Blues - Walter Trout
      Piano
      • Barrellhouse Chuck
      • Dave Keyes
      • Marcia Ball
      • Mike Finnigan
      • Victor Wainwright
      Song
      • “Blues in My Soul” - Lurrie Bell
      • “He Was There” – James Cotton, Tom Hambridge & Richard Fleming
      • “That's When the Blues Begins” - James Goode
      • “The Entitled Few” - Doug MacLeod
      • “The Night the Pie Factory Burned Down” - Johnny Sansone
      Soul Blues Album
      • Down In Louisiana - Bobby Rush
      • Soul Changes - Dave Keller
      • Soul for Your Blues - Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band
      • Remembering O. V. - Johnny Rawls
      • Truth Is (Putting Love Back Into the Music) - Otis Clay
      Soul Blues Female Artist
      • Barbara Carr
      • Denise LaSalle
      • Dorothy Moore
      • Irma Thomas
      • Sista Monica
      Soul Blues Male Artist
      • Bobby Rush
      • Frank Bey
      • John Nemeth
      • Johnny Rawls
      • Otis Clay
      Traditional Blues Album
      • Driftin' from Town to Town - Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars
      • Remembering Little Walter - Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman
      • Cotton Mouth Man - James Cotton
      • Blues in My Soul - Lurrie Bell
      • Black Toppin' - The Cash Box Kings
      Blast From the Past: Last Year's Winners


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      Monday, December 9, 2013

      New Dan Walsh CD: Outta the Jam

      Local axe slinger Dan Walsh is known for world-class instrumental CDs and excellent guitar work for many musicians.  With his most recent album, Outta the Jam, Dan is adding singer and songwriter to his resume. He does an incredible job with both.

      From effects laden grooves, funky beats to slow blues, Dan throws everything he has into the songs.  There's more than enough energy and power in his voice to handle it all with pinache.  This is an amazing start to a new chapter in his career!

      This wonderful CD can be picked up at Dan's live shows and can also be downloaded through cdbaby and iTunes.

      Videos below courtesy of Rajco58






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      Wednesday, December 4, 2013

      New Jerry Johnson CD: Barber's Chair

      http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jerryjohnson23
      Funk, Blues and Soul are the order of the day for Jerry Johnson's latest release Barber's Chair.  The local axeman is definitely a virtuoso on the guitar and his impressive skills are on display throughout the Hamilton Music Award nominated 5-track CD.

      It starts and ends with fiery guitars from the title track and the closer, Mr. Blues.  In between there's the uptempo What Do I Think About Me Now, the beautiful In My Dreams featuring guest vocalist Darcy Feaver, and the emotional Life Before You.

      Multi-instrumentalist Steve Negus of Saga fame also adds some amazing touches to this disc.

      You can pick up the CD at any of Jerry's earth shaking live shows or you can download it (or get a CD Rip) at cdbaby.

      Click here if you can't see the video below.



      Blast from the Past: Jerry Johnson CD-Right Now

      Links: Jerry Johnson, More Jerry Johnson Stories, More CD Releases

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      Sunday, December 1, 2013

      New Sonny Del-Rio Compilation CD: Blow Your Horn Man!

      http://www.emusic.com/album/sonny-del-rio/blow-your-horn-man/12994788/
      Hamilton music veteran Sonny Del-Rio made a name for himself playing fabulous music for over 50 years.  His latest release, Blow Your Horn Man! is a "best of" compilation of some of the saxman's greatest work.

      It's hard to create a CD that encapsulates such a storied career but Blow Your Horn Man! succeeds quite well.  Not only is it a wonderful historical document - its a kick ass disc as well.  The album was even nominated for a Hamilton Music Award this year.

      Compiled from many of his solo CDs and other sources, it features work with such luminaries as Trickbag, King Biscuit Boy, Jack Pedler (Teenage Head), Neil Nickafor, Mike Williams, Dan Thomas (Hammertones), Jesse O'Brien and many more.

      As an added bonus, there's an amazing unrelased holiday tune, Merry Christmas to You, where Sonny teams up with a who's who of the Hamilton music scene: Tom Wilson, Dave Rave, Skip Prokop (Lighthouse), Jude Johnson, Ray Materick, Harrison Kennedy, and others.

      You can pick this CD at any of Sonny's live shows or download it through eMusic or iTunes.

      Video below courtesy of Jim Unsworth.



      Video below courtesy of Canada Jams



      Blast from the Past: Sonny Del-Rio and We Got Blues@Boon's House

      Links: Sonny Del Rio, More Sonny Del Rio Stories, More CD Releases

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      Friday, November 29, 2013

      HAMILTON BLUES LOVERS TURNS 5 YEARS OLD

      A few words from Lou, our esteemed Blogger:

      On November 29, 2008 I put an ad online to start a new organization called the Hamilton Blues Lovers.  For five years I've been on a wonderful musical journey that has changed my life forever. 

      At first, I was just an occasional local music fan venturing out once in a blue moon.  I spent three years dealing with health issues (both my own and my family's).  This wake up call made me realize I should be enjoying every minute of life!

      My interest in local music turned into a passion but there was still a stumbling block.  Very few people I knew realized just how much amazing talent was in their own community.  I would end up going to shows alone and being a shy person by nature, I didn't interact much with other fans.

      The Hamilton Blues Lovers was created as a way to break me out of my shell and find like-minded music devotees.  I placed the ad online and the HBL was born.

      This has been a life-changing personal journey for me.  It is through it that I learned how to enjoy life more.  I was also extremely lucky to meet Linda, the love of my life, as part of the social group.  She makes music that much sweeter!

      I'd like to thank all the new friends I've made throughout these past five years.  To all the musicians: keep up all the good work.  I look forward to many more years of supporting the local scene!



      To help celebrate five years of incredible local music, I'd like to invite everyone to Rolly Rocket's on 470 King St W, to join in the fun with a musical Open Stage on December 1, 2013 at 7pm. Both musicians and fans are encouraged to pop in and enjoy!



      Video courtesy of Neil Cheeseburger

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      Wednesday, November 27, 2013

      New Michael Vallely CD: Circus Songs

      https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/circus-songs/id627550296
      If you prefer variety in your music, then Circus Songs, the incredible latest disc from local singer/songwriter Michael Vallely is for you.  Recently nominated for a Hamilton Music Award, the album deftly explores a lot of musical territory.


      Though always grounded in the folk/roots tradition, the songs range from pop, Celtic, Country, a touch of Reggae and even a little bit of Rap.  Michael handles it all with distinctive vocals, outstanding songwriting and a wonderfully twisted sense of humour.

      Joining him on this unique musical venture are a few amazing local talents such as Tomi Swick, Andrea Unger, Randall Hill, Danny Lockwood, Amy King, Bob Doidge, Colin Lapsley, and Sahra Featherstone

      You can pick up the CD at any of his live show or download it through iTunes.

      Video below courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers.



      Links: More Michael Vallely StoriesMore CD Releases

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      Sunday, November 24, 2013

      Hell County Debut CD

      http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hellcounty
      The self titled debut CD from local power trio, Hell County is not for the feint of heart.  This is stunning, raw, super-heavy rock with a blues soul.

      The powerful, gritty voice and infectious, loud guitar workouts of Wayne Janus set the stage for the whole disc. Tony "Rush" Wachnuik (bass) and Robin Houston (drums) meet him blow for blow as they create a shack shaking sound guaranteed to wake the neighbours.

      This ain't just head bangin' music either.  There's enough boogie infused in here to make you shake your booty as well as your head.

      If you think you can handle it, you can pick up a CD at one of the band's (or Wayne's solo) live shows.  It can also be downloaded through cdbaby or iTunes.

      Video below courtesy of Hell County's YouTube page.



      Blast from the Past: Videos - Hell County and others play the Locke Street Fest

      Links: Hell County, More Wayne Janus StoriesMore CD Releases

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