- Voce A Sa Sera
- Ballu Disperau
- Bavno Oro
- Bogata Sam Imam Svega
- Mami Sili
- Borzee Kalah
- Gittim Avusturyaya
- Macedonikos Horos
- Janoum Leyli
- Ana Npilta Go Khiyaleh
- Sabah Al Khayr
- Yalbeida Derqok Lejbal pt.1
- Yalghali Halaya
- Maniche Mana
- Al Harir
- Enoki Koninenaki
- Min Mon Do Ali Dji
- Dejala Llorar
A collection of rare 45 rpm tracks from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. Brought to you by the ShellacHead.com music blog.
Includes printable cover/tracklist and booklet with brief descriptive notes and full color sleeves. Print and make your own cd!
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Various Artists ~ Seven Inches of Love: Twenty Obscure 45 rpm records from Around the World
There are many re-releases of obscure music from around the world lately. Main reason might be the internet, because collectors are able to connect much easier and trade stuff. Not easy is to get through piles of scratchy records in thrift stores or abroad to find the pearls, that get on those compilation.
My first contact with foreign music was through the Sublime Frequency series, later I discovered labels like Dust to Digital and Tompkins Square who released compilations to a certain topic.
One of the latest Dust to Digital releases ist the massive box set Longing For The Past with music from old scratchy 78 rpm records from Southeast Asia. It was compiled by David Murray who is also running the Shellac Head blog where he is posting interesting finds (because I bet there is a lot of crap to find too, I don't know). Not to forget the HajiMaji blog.
On Bandcamp he offers two compilations with a great designed cover and a booklet pdf with great background information to each track. That's a lot of work he put in and it's basically free to download. But please don't be that cheap like me and just spend 1 USD, it's worth much more, I realized that later.
Seven Inches of Love offers you a trip through 19 countries with its 20 tracks. I guess, the sound is so good, because 7" are not as old, as 78 rpm records, that often are more beaten up and scratchy.
Beside the labels mentioned above, there is Canary Records with re-releases and research about long gone music. Other blogs are 78records and the retired Dinosaur Discs blog.
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