ShellacHead Releases

ShellacHead published by Dust-to-Digital:

Longing for the Past: The 78rpm Era in Southeast Asia
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Longing for the Past: The 78 rpm Era in Southeast Asia is the first survey of the 78 rpm record era in Southeast Asia. It is a kaleidoscopic collection featuring 4 CDs with 90 tracks of music spanning six decades (1905-1966), accompanied by a 272-page book with essays and annotations by leading ethnomusicologists that is richly illustrated with more than 250 vintage photographs, record labels, and sleeves. Longing for the Past was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Historical category, as well as winner of the “Best Historical Research in Recorded Folk or World Music” from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (2014), and the 2014 “Bruno Nettl Prize” from the Society for Ethnomusicology.

Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco
Kassidat Features six extended tracks from the Golden Age of the Moroccan record industry. “Kassidat”, the Arabic word for poetry, is one of the essential ingredients in Moroccan song. Despite the bewildering array of musical styles in Morocco, the Moroccan sense of poetry is found throughout the music, regardless of the style or language. This isn’t the language of high art, but an often impenetrable vernacular poetry of oblique references, symbols, metaphors, and double entendres that describes the lives of average Moroccans.
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Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s from the Thai Countryside
Fourteen outstanding funky performances of Thai country groove music from the 1950s and early 1960s. All previously unreissued, carefully transferred and mastered from the original 78rpm records of collector Dave Murray and presented with detailed full color liner notes by Peter Doolan. LP is sold out, Cd still available.
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ShellacHead Annual series:

Tropical Sound Waves (ShellacHead Annual 2015)

ShellacHead is happy to present this compilation of incredibly rare tracks from Sudan’s “Golden Age” of recording, the 1960s-70s. A hypnotic blend of traditional Sudanese sounds with influences from abroad, these legendary artists thrived during this brief period until authoritarian Islamists brought the Golden Age to an abrupt end in the 1980s.
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Tropical Sound Waves (ShellacHead Annual 2014)
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The annual collection from ShellacHead, a blog dedicated to exploring 78rpm and 45 rpm music from around the world.
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Seven Inches of Love: 20 Obscure 45 rpm Records from Around the World (ShellacHead Annual 2013)
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A collection of rare 45 rpm tracks from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. Download only

20 from 2012: Recently Acquired 78s (ShellacHead Annual 2012)
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A year-end compilation of 78 rpm records from around the world. Music from Colombia, Bahrain, Pakistan, Serbia and many other locales.
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