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(BBC-US)   Old: White Europeans mining Africa for mineral resources. New: White Europeans mining Africa for old vinyl records to republish   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2014-03-20 09:17:35 PM  
I'll bet all those records are black.
2014-03-20 09:55:02 PM  
Everywhere Bob's brining it all back home.
2014-03-20 09:58:01 PM  
All because they didn't buy either Rodriguez album back when they were on vinyl.
2014-03-20 09:59:43 PM  
That's a record geek for you. " I got into obscure African music, but it was hard to find at home so I decided to move there." I've been known to browse some bins but that's just nuts.
2014-03-20 10:00:01 PM  
Some white men's burdens are more fun than others.
2014-03-20 10:04:41 PM  
The horror, the horror.
2014-03-20 10:06:28 PM  
Good on him, bringing that music to a broader audience, and in some cases out of obscurity.

/always looking for the funk
2014-03-20 10:33:19 PM  
there was some kick ass funk going on in nigeria during the 70s

seriously, go on the usertubes and listen to that shiat
2014-03-20 10:47:44 PM  
Abeti Masakini
2014-03-20 11:37:36 PM  
The Nigerian hipsters were listening to that stuff before it was cool.

/Nigeria please
2014-03-20 11:39:56 PM  
2014-03-21 12:30:20 AM  
William Onyeabor
2014-03-21 01:52:25 AM  
I think that was the music I was listening to when the farkin Nigerian bastard put me on hold when I called to see about my money they owed me.
2014-03-21 05:56:50 AM  
Northwestern Afrobeat
2014-03-21 08:48:04 AM  
Being a seller of used vinyl, I have to deal with the DJ types all the time. They're annoying sometimes but their money is the right color and they do sometimes resurrect music that got missed the first time around.

It works out.
2014-03-21 12:43:29 PM  
Jesus, how many Toto albums does that guy need?
2014-03-21 01:23:08 PM  
I You Tubed a couple of the artists listed in the article.

Not bad...long tribal sounding jams...nothing I'd want to pay any money for or make a steady diet of, however,
2014-03-21 05:20:53 PM  
A friend turned me on this this guys blog a few years ago. It has at least 10 hour long mp3 mixes of the records he found (which I downloaded all of) which are pretty fantastic if you like funk and afrobeat. It also has interesting pictures and stories about his time there. Its worth a look.
2014-03-22 10:09:30 AM  

Omahawg: there was some kick ass funk going on in nigeria during the 70s... seriously, go on the usertubes and listen to that shiat

Pretty awesome! I could seriously get into some of that stuff.

Just think of all the great music in all genres, languishing away somewhere in old boxes or strewn around like garbage. Some was crap, to be sure, but some of it was carefully produced genuine art that should be preserved.

Once again, thanks for the tip. I'll be delving deeper into this stuff, for sure.   :-)
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