Originally released on Philips Ethiopia in 1973: a mixture of modern and traditional instruments mark the stages of an Amhara wedding. Hand-screened covers, with wedding photos and liner notes inside.
Twelve more tear-up cumbias from this mighty label’s treasure-rooms, handsomely sleeved.
Beautifully sleeved, enjoyable field recording of a sixty-two piece Mardi Gras marching band, brass and percussion, doing seven originals and a cover, with their own soundtrack of paraders, sirens, bottles.
Warmly recommended scrappy contemporary gypsy-folk from the Mississippi camp. Accordion, upright bass, full brass, basic percussion; lovely silk-screened sleeves, limited.