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Artist: V/A
Title: Excavated Shellac: Strings
Format: LP
Label: Parlortone
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Subtitled: Guitar, Oud, Tar, Violin And More From The 78rpm Era. Jonathan Ward, a young 78rpm collector and music researcher who has amassed an absolutely incredible collection of rare 78rpm records from around the world. Generally sharing these through his well-known blog, Excavated Shellac, Wards one of a kind collection is showcased for the first time on Dust-to-Digitals vinyl imprint, Parlortone. None of these tracks have appeared prior to this release either on Excavated Shellac or on any CD or LP compilation. The Excavated Shellac archives are hosted on WFMUs Free Music Archive, and are essentially an (inter)national treasure. This LP features 14 outstanding compositions from the four corners of the world played on stringed instruments and recorded and released 78rpm records circa 1920-1950. Featuring fiddles, shamisen, charango, Paraguyan harp, Indian vina, Lebanese oud, Persian violin, Vietnamese moon guitar, and more. All previously unreleased, carefully transferred and mastered and presented with detailed liner notes. Pressed on high quality vinyl, full color cover featuring 78rpm record sleeve graphics, with an insert of extensive liner notes and photos." -Parlortone.

Artist: V/A
Title: Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s From The Thai Countryside
Format: LP
Label: Parlortone
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Fourteen outstanding funky performances of Thai country groove music from the 1950s and early 1960s. All previously un-reissued, carefully transferred and mastered from the original 78rpm records and presented with detailed full-color liner notes. Luk Thung is the down home, funky "Country Music" of Thailand that blossomed as rural Thais migrated to Bangkok for work in the 1950s and 1960s. Luk Thung evolved out of a complex stew of traditional folk styles and international influences. Wild accordions and Latin horn sections mingle with Thai hand drums and finger cymbals, while exquisite vocalists swagger and sing stories about lifes struggles. For fans of the Sublime Frequencies Molam and Thai Pop Spectacular series, as well as the Thai Beat A Go-Go LPs on Subliminal sounds, Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s From The Thai Countryside is the missing piece of the puzzle: the origins, the home-spun, country roots behind the electric movements to come. All of the selections here are reissued for the first time for English audiences, with six pages of full-color illustrated notes and the typical attention to detail and ability to make the past present that audiences expect from Dust-to-Digital and Parlortone CDs and LPs. Compiled by David Murray, with notes by Peter Doolan. Murray is a 78rpm collector and the curator of Haji Maji, a blog dedicated to Asian music from the 78 rpm era. He also plays Greek Rebetika music, is a fiddler for the old-time Squirrelly Stringband, and is a graphic designer. Peter Doolan spent the last year in Bangkok researching the music of Thailand. He shares his passion for Thai music through his blog Monrakplengthai: Enchanting Sounds of Thailand. Pressed on high quality vinyl with a full-color cover featuring Thai 78rpm record sleeve graphics, and a full-color 6-page illustrated fold-out insert with extensive liner notes and photos." -Parlortone
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Artist: V/A
Title: Qat, Coffee, & Qambus: Raw 45s From Yemen
Format: LP
Label: Parlortone
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s From Yemen is a compilation of rare Yemeni vinyl singles, showcasing the little-documented, evolving local music styles in the 1960s and 1970s. Vintage oud and vocal music inspired by the qat-chewing, coffee-sipping, qambus-playing culture of Yemen. Although part of the classical Arabic musical tradition, the music of Yemen takes its rhythmic lead as much from the East African coast (a mere 20 miles across the Red Sea) as the surrounding Arab Peninsula. Little has been written about the music and culture of one of the worlds oldest civilizations, and each 45rpm disc gives a small glimpse of the poetic tradition, the unique local oud styles as well as an insight into peoples day to day lives, or the highs and lows of human relationships. Overall, the compilation gives a flavor of the sights and sounds of Yemen, with detailed notes that tell the story of the hunt for music that has mostly lain forgotten in the antique markets of the capital, until now. Pressed on high quality vinyl with a full-color cover featuring 78rpm record sleeve graphics, and an insert of extensive liner notes and photos." -Parlortone
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