Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Historic Box Set: Black Europe

We are very excited about a new addition to the library's collection, Black Europe (CD 36408-36451, ML3488.B53 2013 v. 1 and v. 2).

Subtitled The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe pre-1927, the comprehensive box set includes 44 discs and two 300-page books.

The full description from Bear Family, the record company that released it is here, but it starts with:
  • Hear the first recordings of Josephine Baker, the roots of European Swing and Jazz bands, and the subversive religious discs of Fela Kuti’s grandfather!
  • Follow the lives of musicians, dancers and entertainers across Europe and marvel at their amazing stories!
  • Discover audio documents, recording protocols and unseen treasures from years of research!
Or watch the promotional video:

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