About

ShellacHead is a label dedicated to reissuing the coolest world music from the past! Curated by David Murray, the producer behind the Grammy Award-nominated Longing for the Past, ShellacHead digs up 45 and 78 rpm musical gems from across the globe that will tingle the ears of even the most seasoned music aficionados.
Upcoming projects include music from Albania, the Persian Gulf, Sardinia and more!
Murray is also the creator of the Haji Maji blog, an exploration of Asian 78 rpm records.

Read about some ShellacHead projects!

Longing for the Past: The 78 rpm Era in Southeast Asia (published by Dust-to-Digital)
Review in The National
Review in the L.A. TimesReview in the SE Asia Globe
Review in  Pop Matters

Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco (published by Dust-to-Digital)
Review in Reorient
Review from Spectrum Culture

Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s from the Thai Countryside (pub. by Dust-to-Digital)
Review from Dusted
Review from Roots World
Review from The Art of the Rural

 

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