This collection, featuring pioneering African-American recording artists and musicians (as well as Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Speech), showcases the distinctive styles of post-Civil War music and offers a powerful perspective on the early recording industry.
With songs including the Edison Male Quartet's “My Old Kentucky Home,"J.W. Myers' “The New Bully,"and Edward Favor's “I Guess I'll Have to Telegraph My Baby,"this collection hints at the rapidly changing physical, technological, and cultural landscapes of the old American frontier. The accompanying booklet, complete with old photographs and historical essays, help illustrate the decade in which each of these tracks were recorded.
Volume 2 of Archeophone's series on the 1890s offers thirty original recordings from the decade that witnessed the Chicago World's Fair, Plessy v. Ferguson, and the Spanish-American War.
Get to know the fantastic musical traditions of Cuba with this collection of classic and contemporary Cuban artists, including Celia Cruz, Eliades Ochoa, Ruben Gonzalez, and the Afro Cuban All Stars.
Classical Filipino guitarist Ric Ickard presents a number of traditional compositions from the Philippines.