Ethan Persoff alerted me to his wonderful collection of audio enchantment, called Live at Harry's Loft.
Many people who visit our library of weird printed items are surprised to find just as many pieces of odd and unheard music. Rare records on unimaginable subjects: An entire PSA album from Barbra Streisand about putting clothes on "little retarded children", anti-abortion music, craft tapes for inmates. Other great sideshows. Good jokes, too.
Anyway, we make heavily embellished mixtapes with this material, and after five years have finished our eighth album, Live at Harry's Loft. Music made from: Rare political hollering, unheard privately pressed messages, exploitation tracks, PSA's against sex & drugs, and worse! and better! Including celebrity appearances from: Sammy Davis Jr, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, a constantly looping Loretta Lynn, and Lorne Greene.
Gulzada Ryskulova’s musical version of the Manas epic — a folkloric tale usually recited by Kyrgyz men — is nothing short of amazing, as is the tale itself, which was preserved through furtive oral tradition during the Soviet era, in which it was suppressed.
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