Canary Records owner (and a rather fine experimental musician himself) Ian Nagoski should be commended for his work in bringing… Read more [Music] Various Artists – Don’t Let Me Be Lost To You B-Sides: Albanian, Armenian, Greek, Jewish & Turkish Music from the Me Re, Balkan, Metropolitan & Kaliphon Labels
PERRY BRADFORD AND THE BLUES SINGERS in Chronological Order, 1923-1927 (Document Records, DOCD-5353) all songs written & produced by Bradford,… Read more [Music] Perry Bradford and the Blues Singers in Chronological Order, 1923-1927 (Document DOCD-5353)
Olivier Messiaen was the giant of French contemporary classical music during the 20th Century, and drew his inspiration from things… Read more [Music] Olivier Messiaen – Fête des belles eaux (1937)
“The fiddling Viking,” Svend Asmussen, passed away yesterday at age 100. He’s shown here playing the Russian standard, “Dark Eyes.”
Well, it’s not for everybody. Few, in fact. But, it’s nice to be reminded that there were happy times, and… Read more [Music] Hotel Pennsylvania Music (Phil Spitalny) – Happy Days Are Here Again
A bit of Manouche music, courtesy of the legendary Django Reinhardt.
The beautiful Druze singer Asmaham (born Amal al-Atrash) was born in the Mediterranean Sea, and came from Syrian and Lebanese… Read more [Music] Asmahan- Ya Habibi Taala Elhaani (يا حبيبي تعال الحقني)
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3272306330/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/New York City was home to a vibrant musical scene filled with singers from Anatolia, Istanbul and the region of… Read more [Music] Various Artists – Nightingales & Canaries, Vol. 1: “Oriental” Women on Record, New York & Istanbul, 1928-55
Kate Smith seems very appropriate today, 14 years after the 9/11 attack.
The Franco-Italian opera singer Lily Pons was a staple at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, as well as… Read more [Music] Lily Pons – The Echo Song