V/A - Excavated Shellac: Reeds

V/A - Excavated Shellac: Reeds

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Vinyl LP with 20 page booklet and digital download code including bonus tracks.

"Reed instruments are capable of some of the most impassioned music on the planet, due to the malleability of the reeds themselves -- historically made of plant tissue -- which vibrate when air hits them. The origin of most reed instruments is steeped in rural, pastoral culture. Many insistent, loud, often joyful reed instruments have always been played outdoors as traditional accompaniment for dancing and celebrations. This compelling album is the second volume in the Excavated Shellac release series, featuring rare, never-before-issued 78-RPM records from around the world centered on a unique theme. The previous volume (Excavated Shellac: Strings (DTD 044CD)) focused on stellar stringed-instrument performances. This release examines some of the most intense and hypnotic music set to disc during the early years of international recording, all featuring reed instruments.. All records have been carefully transferred and mastered. Featuring rare and historic photos, jaw-dropping graphics from the 78-RPM era, and extensive liner notes by compiler Jonathan Ward, founder and author of the acclaimed Excavated Shellac website."

1. I Tre Antonio della Basilicata – Tarantella Popolare (Italy)
2. Sylvain Poujouly & Achille Marc – Lou Bolontinou (Auvergne, France)
3. Karzana Oyun Havasi – Zurnacı Mahir and Ali (Turkey)
4. Tufanpur Orchestra – Reng-E Ghafghaz (Iran)
5. Ahn Ki-Ok and Kin Yin Kuan – Janggochum (North Korea)
6. Guangdong Troupe with Da Kai men – Untitled (China)
7. T. Rajarathnam Pillai – Raga Alapana (Todi) (India)
8. Selim – Ekâri Eselimmit (Albania)
9. Obdulia Alvarez, “La Busdonga” – Cantar Bien Neña (Asturias, Spain)
10. Jhande Nath – Lahara Saamp Ke Masta Karneka (India)
11. Hoseynkali was Roofakah – Raqs Jooli – Aroosi (Kurdistan)
12. Mohamed Efendi Baz – Alia Mozmar Khedawi Masr (Upper Egypt)
13. Ngoma Ya Kitokomire – Mimi Naona Haya (Tanzania)
14. Mqonga Sikanise – Into Ezimnandi (South Africa)

Bonus Tracks Not Included on LP But Accessible via LP Download Card
15. Musicians of Radio Studio Skopje, Macedonia – Macedonsko Oro (Macedonia)
16. Uncredited musicians – Raqsi Kalon (Tajikistan)
17. Parush Parushev – Ruchenitsa (Bulgaria)