Sudan at 78 rpm
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
1y ago
In July of 2020, I attempted a simplistic recording history of Somali music on 78; a history still clouded in a lot of mystery, with most known recordings not fully documented. Perhaps even more esoteric a topic is the recorded music of Sudan on 78 ..read more
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Sudan at 78 rpm
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
1y ago
In July of 2020, I attempted a simplistic recording history of Somali music on 78; a history still clouded in a lot of mystery, with most known recordings not fully documented. Perhaps even more esoteric a topic is the recorded music of Sudan on 78 ..read more
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Orchestra lui Harţegan şi Zmed – Învârtita din Detroit
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
1y ago
This is the first Romanian track I’ve featured on the site. There were a considerable number of Romanian-Americans that recorded vernacular music for numerous U.S.-based labels during the 78 era. Of course, many exceptional Romanian-American musicians played and recorded what is now called klezmer music ..read more
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Orchestra lui Harţegan şi Zmed – Învârtita din Detroit
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
1y ago
This is the first Romanian track I’ve featured on the site. There were a considerable number of Romanian-Americans that recorded vernacular music for numerous U.S.-based labels during the 78 era. Of course, many exceptional Romanian-American musicians played and recorded what is now called klezmer music ..read more
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Quintin Duarte and Salvador Rodriguez – La Resbalosa
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
1y ago
Joropo is the music, but in Venezuela it is more than that – it’s also the name of the couples dance, as well as, at least for a time, the event itself where the music is played. First and foremost it is now an expression ..read more
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Quintin Duarte and Salvador Rodriguez – La Resbalosa
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
2y ago
Joropo is the music, but in Venezuela it is more than that – it’s also the name of the couples dance, as well as, at least for a time, the event itself where the music is played. First and foremost it is now an expression ..read more
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Qurban Ali – Raag Asavari
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
2y ago
In the spring of 1925, engineer Douglas “Duggie” Larter began a lengthy recording expedition in Asia for the Gramophone Company. He started recording in June of that year in Lahore, in what is now Pakistan, and over the next two years would record all across ..read more
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Qurban Ali – Raag Asavari
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
2y ago
In the spring of 1925, engineer Douglas “Duggie” Larter began a lengthy recording expedition in Asia for the Gramophone Company. He started recording in June of that year in Lahore, in what is now Pakistan, and over the next two years would record all across ..read more
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Nikolay Dontzoff – Kozlik
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
2y ago
Comic songs were the bread-and-butter repertoire for so many early entertainers, whether they were well-known popular American songsters like Billy Murray, or obscure, often forgotten immigrant performers in the United States. Thousands were recorded, without question. A few have caught my ear over the years ..read more
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Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music
Excavated Shellac
by Jonathan Ward
2y ago
I am proud to announce that my latest compilation has been released by Dust-to-Digital: Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music https://dust-digital.com/https://bit.ly/37Yw00C Six years in the making, this is an online release: 100 tracks, a 186 page illustrated book with an introductory essay ..read more
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