LP version. Includes eight-page booklet and download code. 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 previously unreleased on CD, with three bonus tracks not available on the LP version (PT 2006LP). All records have been carefully transferred and mastered. Digipak with 20-page booklet 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. Includes tracks by I Tre Antonio della Basilicata (Italy), Sylvain Poujouly & Achille Marc (Auvergne, France), Karzana Oyun Havasi (Turkey), Tufanpur Orchestra (Iran), Ahn Ki-Ok and Kin Yin Kuan (North Korea), Guangdong Troupe with Da Kai men (China), T. Rajarathnam Pillai (India), Selim (Albania), Obdulia Alvarez, La Busdonga (Asturias, Spain), Jhande Nath (India), Hoseynkali was Roofakah (Kurdistan), Mohamed Efendi Baz (Upper Egypt), Ngoma Ya Kitokomire (Tanzania), Mqonga Sikanise (South Africa), Musicians of Radio Studio Skopje (Macedonia), uncredited musicians (Tajikistan), and Parush Parushev (Bulgaria).
Tarantella Popolare - I Tre Antonio Della Basilicata
Lou Bolontinou - Sylvain Poujouly & Achille Marc
Zurnaci Mahir and Ali - Karzana Oyun Havasi
Reng-E Ghafghaz - Tufanpur Orchestra
Janggochum - Ahn Ki-Ok and Kin Yin Kuan
Untitled - Guangdong Troupe with Da Kai Men
Raga Alapana - T. Rajarathnam Pillai
Ekâri Eselimmit - Selim
Cantar Bien Neña - Obdulia Alvarez 'La Busdonga'
Lahara Saamp Ke Masta Karneka - Jhande Nath
Raqs Jooli - Aroosi - Hoseynkali Was Roofakah
Alia Mozmar Khedawi Masr - Mohamed Efendi Baz
Mimi Naona Haya - Ngoma Ya Kitokomire
Into Ezimnandi - Mqonga Sikanise
MacEdonsko Oro - Musicians of Radio Studio Skopje, Macedonia
Raqsi Kalon - Uncredited Musicians
Ruchenitsa - Parush Parushev
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.