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calypso, palm-wine, mento, joropo, steel & stringband + lord kitchener in england, 1948-1962 - the music of young black london. Presented as a luxurious mini-book - all paper, no plastic - with suspended card sleeves for the discs. Forty pages of fabulous, ...
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"The genius of Lord Kitchener has been the mainstay of our series. In this volume devoted to his post-war London recordings, Kitch plays his many roles with signature aplomb and poised subtlety. First there is the hooligan chantwell, up for anything in the hurly-burly ...
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"Still deeper forays into the musical landscape of the Windrush generation. A dazzling range of calypso, mento, joropo, steelband, palm-wine and r'n'b. Expert revivals of stringband music, from way back, alongside proto-Afro-funk. An uproarious selection of songs about ...
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"A kind of intimate scrapbook of the startling collaboration between the techno maestro and this long-standing musical collective based in Bishkek, devoted to the roots music of Kyrgyzstan. Loose-leaved but balanced, lucid and intimate, it sets out from stunning a ...
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His fourth record, originally released on Prestige in 1957.
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His third record, originally released on Prestige in 1956.
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"We recorded Patio Bonito in the wettest May we remember. Usually, in Bogota May is a dryish month. But in 2006 Bogota seemed like it was covered by a big grey woolly blanket. The sky looked immense and threatening and when the rain finally stopped the clouds would open ...
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"This new release from Honest Jon's is the first overview of MOONDOG's amazing artistic life - including recordings spanning from 1949 till 1995, with numerous 78s and various other vanished records revived for the first time (not to mention a couple of Weegee ...
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"Originally released in 1953, this is a fantastic collection of recordings from the eccentric genius that was MOONDOG. Featuring his pioneering technique in tape overdubbing, he harmonises with himself on voice, double bass and homemade drums. With touches of his ...
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"Recorded in 1955, released on his own short lived Moondog label on 500 copies and now delivering on a limited 10", the 4 tracks of manic saxophone and snare drum mayhem. Blind from the age of 17, classically trained in music, MOONDOG aka LOUIS HARDIN left the ...
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