A really far reaching compilation of ethnographic recordings from as way far back as 1925 up to the late 40s – Volume 1 in the Secret Museum Of Mankind series – which pulls together material from Nigeria, Sardinia, Russia, Cuba, Vietnam, Jamaica, Morocco, South Africa, Japan, Sweden and other points! It's wonderful stuff all around, the kind you might fear dipping into given the incessant jumps both stylistic and continental
, but given the bygone eras, it works very well. 23 tracks on 2LPs: "Jubilee Anthem" by Eleja Choir, "Fiorassio" by Effisio Melis, "Jat Song" by Bhoora Singh And Party, "Upa Upa" by Les Tamaru, "Ma Thama Zinek" by Raoul Journo, "Angihambe" by Zwabesho Sibisi, "Byggnan" by Eric Sahlstrom, "Hill And Gully Ride" by Lord Composer and more.
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