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Archive for November 28, 2009

GHETTO BLASTER “Ghetto Blaster” (1985)


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Thanks to Jane Kramer for the tip about Ghetto Blaster.

Europeans, a collection of Kramer’s old New Yorker pieces, includes a fine essay about these Lagos scenesters who went to Paris and rode the mid-80s African music craze for a while but never quite made it to the Youssou N’Dour big time.

There is also a 12″ on Island I’d quite like to get my hands on…

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From the Archives [sic]: DON CHERRY “Until the Rain Comes” (1990)


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I’ve been a big, big fan of Don Cherry’s ’80s and ’90s stuff for a little while now. “Until the Rain Comes” was definitely a summer jam for me last year but it’s still doing the job on a howlingly windy day in November, for sure.