>I’ve started two new musical blogs, in parallel with this one, that, i hope, will complete each other well. Here, i want first of all to make available out-of-print or hard-to-find records that i like, and mostly i rip the lps from my collection in my computer, take a picture of the cover and the liner notes and share a few words about the music. On “The World’s Jukebox”, the idea is to present songs and tunes from all over the world, most of the time issued originally on 78rpm records or field recordings of all kind, that i select from my collection of cds , it’s only one tune for each post and i let the music speak for itself. If you’re interested about one selection, i always show from which cd i took it and i strongly recommend that you buy it. This way you’ll support the small records companies that make this important world music available and you’ll have most of the time access to liner notes that gives a good insight and historical informations that make for a deepened listening experience.
My last project is called “The Old, Weird America” in hommage to Greil Marcus and it’s an exploration of the famous “Anthology of american folk music” edited by Harry Smith and issued by Folkways Records. The idea, here, is to take the Anthology as a roadmap to travel through America’s roots music and traditions, gathering informations, music, photos and videos about each artists, songs and tunes and track the influence they had on the folk revival, and american popular music in general. I hope all this will be of interest and enjoyable, not only to americans but people like me, from all over the world, who feel inspired and fascinated about all this traditions.
Finally, as it’s a work-in-progress project, i’ll be happy to receive any comment, suggestion, critic or aditionnal information about this topics. Thanks
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