Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bones And Grooves: The Weird Secret History Of Soviet X-Ray Music, via NPR

Western music may have been changing the world in the 1950s, but if you happened to be in Russia you were out of luck. State censorship was in full effect in the Soviet Union, and sneaking in, say, an American … Continue reading

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‘Why the Mountains Are Black’ aims to show music as a ‘tool for survival’, via LA Times

In summer 2014, four writers and one record collector were sitting in a room in Faber, Va. The record collector, an adept and passionate scholar, was Chris King. He had been playing 78s from his collection, which he keeps in … Continue reading

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