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Here we are with the last volume of the World Library we haven’t heard yet. This one is a sampling of the diverse folk music of Canada, and in a way it’s a good one to end this serie because of its great diversity. You’ll hear the music of the first inhabitants of the land, […]

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Here’s volume 6 of The World Library, one of the two volumes i was missing to have the complete World Library serie. This is a presentation of Scotland’s traditional music, recorded in part by Alan Lomax himself in 1951, (with the help of the Macleans of Raasey, Hamish Henderson and William Montgomerie) and there are […]

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This is the last volume in the World Library serie and it’s another stunning sampler of traditional music, this time from Bulgaria. It was recorded in the field by english folk singer and collector of folk song A. L Lloyd in the fifties. Most of the pieces here, either vocal or instrumental use a kind […]

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This is the new cd edition of vol. 17 of The World Library, a survey of Romanian folk music recorded from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. It includes ballads, songs, dance tunes, ritual and pastoral music. The recording quality is excellent and the liner notes are very detailed and informatives but most important the traditional […]

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This is the second lp of the Italian recordings made by Alan Lomax In 1954. It includes traditional music from the southern part of the country and the islands, Sicily and Sardinia. Another great sample of the wonderful diversity and archaic beauty of italian folk music. Enjoy! Side 1: Southern Italy (Southern Italy mp3) Side […]

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After a long absence, i’m back with a new volume of the World Library, one of the best of the whole serie IMHO… Alan Lomax traveled and recorded in Italy in 1954 with the help of italian ethnomusicologist Diego Carpitella. They recorded extensively and in all parts of the country including some islands. Many of […]

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For once i will not present to you the lp version of this volume of the World Library but the cd version Rounder records issued a few years ago. I don’t have this volume on lp but even if i had it the cd reissue is very well done and much more complete than the […]

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Two months already passed since my last post, but i have a good excuse because i was travelling in India (did you enjoyed the India volume of the World Library ?) for five unforgettable weeks…Well, let’s continue our presentation of The World Library with volume 13, Spain. This is one of the few volume in […]

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Maybe one of the best disc of the whole World Library collection, the “India” volume is a wonderful sample of folk music mostly from the north of India recorded by Alain Danielou in the 1950’s (i believe). Danielou was a great specialist of Indian music and culture. He studied Indian classical music in Varanasi (Benares) […]

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With Volume 11 of the World Library we receive a rich sampling of traditonal music from Japan, its near islands, Taiwan and Korea. Side 1 is devoted to Japanese music, with fishermen and geisha songs, instrumental pieces, etc… and side 2 has music from the Ryukyus Island, Formosa (Taiwan) and Korea. Most of the examples […]

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