EXCAVATED SHELLAC: AN ALTERNATE HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MUSIC
This collection highlights music that is often invisible in today’s world — the incredible world of global recordings that aren’t jazz, blues, country, rock ‘n roll, R&B, or “classical.”
Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music (1907-1967) includes 100 recordings and 100 stories in an extensive, illustrated 186-page PDF with detailed, contextual mini-histories about both musical origins and the beginnings of the recording industry, touching on the complexities of colonialism, economic agendas, and cultural tourism.
Available for digital download on Dust-to-Digital's website and Bandcamp.
This digital release offers immediate accessibility to a treasure trove of audio gems, historical imagery, and in-depth research.
Official Release Date: December 13, 2020.
TITLES FROM THE BACK CATALOG
SOUNDS OF AFRICA & THE FAR EAST
MUSIC MEMORY’S MISSION IS TO PRESERVE AUDIO RECORDINGS FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.
We are continuing the work started by the collectors and researchers in the 1950s and ’60s. We share their passion to keep the history of our musical heritage from being forgotten and are committed to preventing that from happening.