Archive for October, 2008

Reggae 45s, part 1

October 27, 2008

These beauties are from current eBay auctions and include Jamaican, British, and US pressings. For much, much more eye candy be sure to check out the great site Jamaican Label Art. (Related post: Reggae 45s part 2)

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Mayra Andrade

October 21, 2008

From Mayra Andrade‘s bio: “Born in Cuba, she grew up between Senegal, Angola, Germany and… Cape Verde too. The first nursery rhymes of her childhood years were Brazilian.” This is a solo performance of Mana from her 2006 CD Navega.

William Claxton

October 14, 2008

Chet Baker and Halema Baker, 1955, by William Claxton.

Alton Ellis: Big Bad Boy

October 9, 2008

From mrrk, a wonderful 45 from the great Alton Ellis.

Record-Rama

October 3, 2008

Record-Rama mini-doc

Doesn’t anyone want to buy the world’s largest record collection? Click the link above for the bittersweet story of Paul Mawhinney, the man with 3 million LPs and 45s (appraised at $50 million, the collection remains unsold at the asking price of $3 million).

Ethiopians: I’m A Pirate

October 2, 2008

What’s more mesmerising than watching a record spin on a turntable? When it’s pumping out sublime sound like this gorgeous Treasure Isle rocksteady 45.