"This compilation is our tribute to the music made in the U.S. between 1927 and 1948. We decided not only to focus on traditional genres (blues, old-time, Cajun), but to also show the music that was brought by the boatloads of immigrants coming to these shores. The album starts off with a heavenly example of Greek rebetica from Marika Papagika. Also featured is Tex-Mex pioneer Lydia Mendoza and gospel duo Two Gospel Keys. Louisiana Cajun music is beautifully executed by artists Cleoma Falcon and Blind Uncle Gaspard with Dela Lachney. The Caresser and Wilmouth Houdini bring on the Calypso with that New York jazz flavor. Hawaiian slack key guitar is demonstrated by Mike Hanapi's Ilima Islanders and Mme. Riviere's Hawaiians. Aside from Calypso, NY was also a big hub for Jewish Klezmer, as shown by Jacob Hoffman playing with Henry Kandel's Orchestra." (label info) A repress of this early Mississippi LP. The cover is hand made locally in our own pre-industrial style cover factory (All hand assembled using jigs - no electricity) faux "folkways" leather trim with a letter press print pasted on. Similar to Joseph Spence and Mata La Pena covers. Real pretty." (label info) 2014 repress
in stock | US| 2014| MISSISSIPPI RECORDS | 18.90

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