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Longing for the Past: The 78 rpm Era in Southeast Asia (Dust-to-Digital)
272-page hardcover book with 4 CDs in beautiful, embossed slip case
cdRoots Code: fe-dtd028

An amazing collection of music and reading. It is is the first survey of the 78 rpm record era in Southeast Asia, to my knowledge. This boxed set features 4 CDs with 90 tracks of music spanning six decades (1905-1966), and a 272-page book with essays and annotations by leading ethnomusicologists that is amazingly illustrated with more than 250 vintage photographs, record labels, and sleeves. In the age of the download, this is the proof that real, in-your-hands music and books are still not only important, but rewarding to the extreme.

Listen:
Mon Ap Son (Thailand)
Khap Slang (Laos)
Nang Nak (Laos)
Phleng Boaran (Cambodia)
Hat Muou Va Hat Noi (Vietnam)
Khack Lopuri (Thailand)
Thang Khaokan (Laos)
Lambaresik (Indonesia)
Dondang Sayang (Malaysia/Singapore)

   

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