SECTION TWO Folk - Field - Ethnic & Beyond
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NEW! AFRICAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (Asch) USA 1970
"North Africa-Islamic Influence; South of the Sahara", with Bilal Abdurahuram & accompaniment by Rahkiah Abdurahman & Ayyub Abdullah. Great & rare LP.
Record: nice G; light surflines & scuffing only.
Cover: VG+; light overall wear only. Booklet.
Price: SEK 300 / $32
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NEW! ANDREYEV RUSSIAN FOLK ORCHESTRA - same (Melodia) Russia 1968
Borderline case for inclusion here... first pressing, as far as I can tell anwyay.
Record: beautiful EX; knowing where this came from, I'd say it's a good chance it's unplayed. Very light warp nap.
Cover: VG+; small ancient pricetag obc, otherwise just some very light overall wear.
Price: SEK 50 / $5

ANTAPTIKA Chants Des Partisans Grecs (Delta) Italy 1972
Record: strong VG; micro warp nap.
Cover: lower end of VG; some seam/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; wofc; some soiling obc; some very minor creases.
Price: SEK 60 / $9

AVANTI POPOLO! (Paredon) USA 1976
'Revolutionary songs of the Italian working class'.
Record: VG+
Cover: very strong VG+; mostly in shrink; light wear corners next to opening with minimal budding splits; slightly tweaked at spine. No booklet.
Price: SEK 30 / $3

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NEW! Musique Folklorique Du Monde BALI-JAVA (Musidisc) France 196/7?
Field recordings made by Deben Bhattacharya.
Record: tiny pressing mark s2t2 cause 3-4 muffled background pops, rest's a strong VG+.
Cover: strong G; back has a few small tears at bottom flap; small tear obc at opening; two (old & small) stobc; small & light stkr stain bottom back. Otherwise just some light overall wear & an old pricetag ofc (apart from this front's really clean).
Price: SEK 60 / $6

NEW! BALI Musique Sacrée (CBS) France 1972
Great, rather trancey LP. Notes (French only) & pics in gatefold (with an additional mounted page). 1st pressing.
Record: looks a nice G with light surflines & scuffing only, plays way better. Some paper/stkr residue on intro grooves, but nothing that affects needle placement or play; micro warp nap.
Cover: VG+: fo; pinhole in each of the top corners, but they're tiny even for, y'know, pinhole standards. Apart from this just some really light overall wear.
Price: SEK 80 / $9
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BAYETE II (AMA) Sweden 1985
Less common 2nd LP from Ebrahim Isaacs & friends; loads of percussion + vocals (performed in various African languages & occasional English) & acoustic guitar.
Record: strong VG.
Cover: VG; some seam/cornerwear; very light spinewear; light ring/shelfwear; small wofc; light cornerbends/bumps & some very light creasing; very light soiling ofc.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

Music Atlas BENGAL (Odeon) Italy 1972
Record: very strong VG+.
Cover: strong VG; fo; light overall wear + very light age-yellowing inside gatefold & faint surfmarks obc where a stkr has been removed.
Price: SEK 60 / $9
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JONNE BERGGRENS KAPELL - Norrlandskultis (Skelton) Sweden 1978
Scarce local LP; north-Swedish dance music performed on accordion, violin, guitar, bass, mostly instrumental.
Record: strong VG+
Cover: VG; minor seam/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; light creasing at spine; signed obc.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

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DIEGO BLANCO - Danza (Hamreem) Sweden 1976
Impressive guitar player doing one side folk-jazz-classical with vibes, cello, flute, oboe, additional guitar, bass, drums & one side acoustic guitar stuff, from classical to variations upon a Japanese folk song. Arranged & produced by Berndt Egerbladh.
Record: strong VG+.
Cover: G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; bending/creasing, mostly ofc.
Price: SEK 60 / $9

NEW! CALCHAKIS - Les Flutes Indiennes vol. 4 (Arion) France 1971
Mickey Hart-lookalike makes this a must for any true Dead Head, cool art on back even more so. On a more musically relevant note, this is a great LP in a difficult-to-navigate-through genre; not at all as watered down as many others of the same ilk.
Record: very strong G to be safe; looks better & overall playing's a lot better too, but there's some surfnoise between tracks, and occasional minor ticks.
Cover: VG; fo; light seam/spine/cornerwear; edgewear; light ring/shelfwear.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

CHANTS DE LA GUERRE DÉSPAGNE (Le Chant Du Monde) France 196/7?

I believe this is a late 60s or early 70s pressing of a 1963 LP.
Record: very nice VG; super-light surflines only, hasn't seen many plays at all.
Cover: VG+; multi-fo; has a faint wofc, otherwise very light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 30 / $3
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CHANTS RÉVOLUTIONNAIRES D'OMAN (Expression Spontanée) France 197?
Interesting & important live recording of voices, hand percussion, stringed instruments (oud mostly), reeds. Especially s1 is great.
Record: G; a few light lines & scuffing only, but vinyl is hazy (every copy I've had has looked like this more or less); plays with background surfnoise, although you won't notice very much of it except for between tracks. I believe neither recording nor pressing are perfect, so some noise will likely always be part of the experience.
Cover: G; biggest drawbacks are radio station stkrs f/b & a 2" split on each seam, otherwise very light overall wear only. Insert (Swedish translation of the sleevenotes).
Price: SEK 30 / $3

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CHANTS REVOLUTIONNAIRES D'OMAN (Vendémiaire) France 1977
Not the same LP as the one above, although similar in content.
Record: VG; paper scuffing only; minor warp nap.
Cover: VG; fo; minimal seam/spine/cornerwear; micro ring/shelfwear; stofc; slight stkr residue f/b; faint cornerbend & ditto bumps.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

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NEW! CLIFTON CHENIER - Louisiana Blues And Zydeco (Arhoolie) USA 1965
Record: nice G; some light surflines etc + s2 looks kinda fuzzy, but it plays fine.
Cover: F; top seam split all the way (or technically most of it is split just where slick meets cardboard); bottom seam split 2,5" from opening. Apart from this it's nice with some rather minor overall wear only.
Price: SEK 100 / $11

NEW! CHIMES OF RUSSIAN NORTH (Russian Disc) Russia 1991
What the title says...
Record: very strong VG+; some very faiint surfscuffs/lines only. I'm pretty sure this was unplayed, before I spotchecked it to see what it was all about.
Cover: really nice VG with just some minor overall wear.
Price: SEK 60 / $6
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LUIS CILIA - Meu País (Le Chant Du Monde) France 1974
Record: VG; looks a lot better, but there's a tiny bit of quiet background surfnoise here & there, might be a pressing issue?
Cover: VG+; multi-fo; really light/discreet tofc, otherwise very light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 60 / $6

MARIA CIOBANU SI ION DOLANESCU - same (Electrecord) Romania 1974
Trad Romanian folk with fine vocals, both of 'em, with a nice, often slightly melancholic vibe.
Record: EX
Cover: strong G; seam/spine/cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; small tofc at opening; tiny ding/small tear at spine; some minor bending & creasing.
Price: SEK 80 / $9

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The Columbia World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music Vol XIII SPAIN (Columbia) USA 195/6?
Not sure when this issue is from - it's definitely old, but has grey deep groove labels, not dark blue with gold or silver print. Matrix numbers are the same as the 2nd set of such listed for the orig 1955 issue seen on Discogs (not that info on there is especially trust-worthy).
Record: F; s1t1,2,3 has a scratch which ticks/pops, but it's not crazy-bad & for 1/3 of the time it's not or barely audible; s2 has very light marks only & plays G and better.
Cover: lower end of G; fo w/ booklet; seam/corner/edgewearwear; very light spinewear; minor split bottom seam at opening; ring/shelfwear
light/thin tofc; 1" split at spine inside gatefold.
Price: SEK 40 / $4
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THE COUNTRY GIRLS! 1927-1935 (Origin) USA 1964
Great copy of rare folk blues comp. Mono.
Record: VG+
Cover: nice VG; light spine/cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; very small ss top at spine & bottom at opening respectively; very light cornerbumps; very light soiling f/b. Booklet has a tiny date written on it.
Price: SEK 300 / $32
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NEW! MIHAI & ALEXANDRU DAVID - Romanian Tour '77 (no label) USA 1977
Subtitled "Romanian Folk Dances"; rare private pressing. Mono.
Record: G; looks very nice overall - this obviously hasn't been played much - but there's some background surfnoise here & there (from pressing I believe), and on s1 there's a light sorta hazy-looking "something" (not affacting play though); micro warp nap.
Cover: strong VG; front's kinda tweaked - lightly - at very bottom; some really light soiling in a few spots. Apart from this just some very minor overall wear.
Price: SEK 160 / $17
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BENGT EDQVIST & BÖRJE SANDQUIST - Diger Janke (Polydor) Sweden 1974
Overlooked Swedish folk LP with guitar & eleven-stinged alto guitar; they do everything from classical to ragtime & trad Swedish folk. I dig this one quite a bit.
Record: mostly VG+, exceptions being opening tracks both sides, which are VG - but nothing serious apart from a few pops the first revs s1.
Cover: G; some seam/cornerwear; spinewear; some ring/shelfwear; ugly sealing/sale stofc; faint cornerbend + light creases at spine; very light soiling obc; minimal wear ofc at opening.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

EXOTIC MUSIC OF ANCIENT CHINA (Lyrichord) USA 196?
Lui Tsun-Yuen on pipa and chin. There are at least a couple of slightly different pressings for this title - the one here has Lyrichord logo & # + 'Stereo' in a rectangle upper right corner ofc & richer/fuller colour to artwork.
Record: very nice VG+; some paper scuffing; minor warp nap.
Cover: G; very light seam/spine/cornerwear; some ring/shelfwear; small ss top at opening; stofc; very small tofc; very light stain/soiling obc.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
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FINSK FOLKMUSIK (Expo Norr) Sweden 196/7?
Very rare 7" EP with 1950s recordings from the Tampere Univiersity's archives - herding songs, laments etc. Mono.
Record: F; looks a nice VG with light surflines & scuffing only, but surfnoise is prevalent throughout.
Cover: very strong VG; thin, flimsy wrap-around type cover has just a touch of straight wear, but top has been wet at some point & tiny bit wavy - this is all very minor though.
Price: SEK 200 / $21
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FOLK MUSIC OF TURKEY Collected and Edited by Wolf Dietrich (Topic) UK 1977
Record: s1 strong VG+, s2 EX.
Cover: very strong VG; minor overall wear + some wear to bottom seam. Insert with extensive notes & photos.
Price: SEK 80 / $9
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FOLKMUSIK FRÅN RUMÄNIEN (Caprice) Sweden 1972
Record: s1 VG+, s2 VG; light warp nap.
Cover: VG+; fo; small wofc, otherwise very light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 60 / $9 

JOE GLAZER - Songs Of Joe Hill (Folkways) USA 197?
70s pressing of 1954 10".
Record: VG
Cover: very strong VG+; in shrink; bottom seam at opening has light wear/tiny beginning of a split, otherwise pretty much like new. No booklet.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

NEW! HERRI BUOM Folkmusik från Föllingebygden (Efel) Sweden 1977
Folk music from the region of Jämtland, northern Sweden, performed on various fiddle combinations (solo, duo, trio) as well as a couple of a cappella numbers. Also spoken bits, with birds & cowbells in the background. Scarce & good LP.
Record: VG; tiny mark very beginning s1t1 cause some light & brief background noise; tiny marks at middle of s2 cause a few pops here & there.
Cover: nice G; light seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; stkr + residue ofc; some wear at opening, mostly obc; minor cornerbend + some light creasing; light age-yellowing obc.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
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NEW! HINOS REVOLUCIONARIOS DE MOCAMBIQUE (Teal) Mocambique 1975
2LP-set.
Records: G, except for s4t4 which is inexplicably noisy. (Both discs look nice VG with a few light surf marks/lines/scuffing only, but it's not a great pressing.)
Cover: strong G; fo; some seam/spin/cornerwear; minor ring/shelfwear; minimal beginnings of splits bottom seams at openings; light soiling/age-yellowing; a few very light bends & creases; one very tiny stain bottom back; minimal wear at openings f/b. Has the Teal inners (not specific for this release, but pretty cool anyway).
Price: SEK 100 / $11

NEW! HUSANDAKT (Caprice) Sweden 197?
"Traditionsinspelningar från Svenskt visarkiv 4"; late 60s rural field-recordings of hymns & carols - "the religious folk song" - performed a cappella or with sparse backing on piano, zither or psalmodikon. One of the performers is the legendary Vifast Björklund. Notes in Swedish & English. Mono (though labels say stereo).
Record: beautiful EX; looks unplayed.
Cover: VG+; fo with mounted booklet; light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 50 / $5


IMANOL - Orain Borrokarenean (Le Chant Du Monde) France 1973

Debut LP from Basque folksinger in exile. Pretty good, with a mostly moody/melancholic feel; guitar, vocals, some bass, violin etc.
Record: EX; light warp nap.
Cover: strong VG; multi-fo; top seam/edges have wear & there's a faint 1" split mid-bottom seam, but apart from this it's light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

THE IRON MUSE A Panorama Of Industrial Folk Music (Topic) UK 197?
2nd pressing from the early 70s (also on blue label, which might be the reason for this sometimes selling as an original) of '63 release feat Anne Briggs, A.L. LLoyd, Bob Davenport a o.
Record: s1 strong VG+, s2 EX.
Cover: VG+; light overall wear only + very tiny amount of stkr residue obc.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

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JOEL JANSSON - Silverbasharpa (Musikmuseet) Sweden 1975
Rare release with rough, rustic sounds from 83-year old player recorded in his home in the mid-70s. Rhythmic & dance-oriented, with some of his technique being marred by the years, but the feel is very much alive. Joel was actually one of the old-timers that influenced Bo Anders Persson & the other TGS guys.
Record: downgraded to VG because of superficial lines & scuffing only; light warp nap.
Cover: VG+; light overall wear only. Insert.
Price: SEK 160 / $17
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MOHAMED JERRARI - Ouene Ayamek Ya Karrita / Yali Tajinek Bou Narin (El Fen) France 196?/7?

7" in great pic sleeve (labels look way cool too!) by Tunisian musician who had lots of releases... unfortunately I'm not familiar with him at all, but this a cool spin - s1 opens with some brief sound effects before it gets a more typical thing going, with percussion, reeds, something violin-ish & vocals; up-tempo & intense & it actually reminds me a bit of Devil's Anvil or Orient Express (hey, I'm a psych guy first & foremost), minus the electrified western vibes. S2 is slightly more laidback, but still pretty good.
Record: s1 has heavy scuffing & both sides have light scratches & surflines - but it plays very nicely with just some very light background surfnoise.
Cover: G; some light overall wear + tofc; small tobc at opening; ring/shelfwear obc.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
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BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON - same (Xtra) UK 1970
Side one's remembrances & interviews; s2 1927-28 recordings. Detailed sleeve notes from Sam Charters. Mono.
Record: VG+; s1t3 has a few incredibly soft background thunks - not sure if these come from a super-light surfmark or are part of the source
material; warp nap.
Cover: very strong VG+; basically nothing but really light ring/shelfwear obc + mono stkrs f/b.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
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JOJK Lapsk Folkmusik Från Jokkmokk (Jokkmokks Museum) Sweden 1965
Rare 1st pressing of 7" EP with Mattias Kuoljok, Sigga Kuoljok, Pavva Kallok, Johan Märak.
Record: F; looks a nice VG with light surfmarks & scuffing only, but plays between weak F & G because of surfnoise throughout.
Cover: VG+; a tiny bit wavy, otherwise in top condition. Insert has a few near-invisible stains & same type of faint 'waviness' as cvr.
Price: SEK 80 / $9
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NEW! KVAD-DANS FRÅN FÄRÖARNA (Caprice) Sweden 1978
Recordings from the Faroe Islands - side one (in mono) taped in 1959, side two New Year's eve 1977/78. Extensive notes (Swedish & English) within gatefold, but unfortunately the 12-page booklet is in Swedish only.
Record: very strong EX; looks unplayed actually. Tiny warp nap.
Cover: VG+; fo; near-invisible slight stkr residue obc, otherwise just some very light overall wear & a tiny touch of age-yellowing.
Price: SEK 70 / $7
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LAND DU VÄLSIGNADE Musik Från Industrialismens Genombrott (Caprice) Sweden 1973

Swedish folk songs of various types - workers' songs, old-timey dance music etc; recordings from 1907 to the early 70s. Mono.
Record: EX except for a mark s2t9 which causes ticks & light pops for less than a minute.
Cover: strong VG+; fo with booklet; very light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 60 / $6

LEADBELLY - Sings & Plays (Society) UK 1965
Early recordings.
Record: VG; some faint lines/surfmarks. For obvious reasons sound quality isn't exactly hi-fi though.
Cover: strong G; very light seam/spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; small cornerbend; slight stkr residue obc; light stain obc; light crease obc.
Price: SEK 80 / $9
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LEADBELLY / JOSH WHITE - same (Presto) UK 1965

Record: VG; as above re sound quality though.
Cover: VG; very light spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; very light stkr residue ofc; a tiny bit of lamination loosening at top seam; old price-tag obc; some very light soiling obc.
Price: SEK 80 / $9

NEW! (LILLEMOR LIND) SÅ DRAGA VI UPP TILL DALOM IGEN! Folkliga Visor, Låtar och Sånger från Öster-Dalarna (Proprius) Sweden 1975
Excellent & scarce LP with vocals, standing bass, cello, acoustic guitar, fiddle, spilåpipa, but not as trad as that & the cover might lead you to think. I believe Lillemor was involved with the Dådran community & the overall Swedish back to the land movement of that time. She was also one of the performers on the excellent Jordljus LP, which I write about over at Farm Faves.
Record: G; looks a lot better, but plays with some background surfnoise; light warp nap.
Cover: very strong VG; fo; minor overall wear only.
Price: SEK 150 / $16
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NEW! LITHUANIA AND LATVIA IN SONG AND DANCE (Bruno) USA 1958
Lithuanian Folk Ensembles of Vilnyus and Latvian Folk Ensembles of Riga; rare LP housed in a great-looking cover. Contains the same music as the copy listed on Discogs, but cover's slightly different.
Record: strong G; looks a grade higher with light surflines & scuffing only, and overall it plays better than grade as well, but there's some faint background surfnoise here & there, so I went for G just to be safe.
Cover: VG+; light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 150 / $16
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THE LOUISIANA ACES - same (Rounder) USA 1974
Good Cajun LP.
Record: strong VG; downgraded because of paper scuffing - this hasn't seen much play at all though.
Cover: very strong VG+; in shrink; downgraded because of a couple of light cornerbumps & at the top one, at opening, there's a micro budding split; apart from this absolutely minimal overall wear only. Booklet.
Price: SEK 80 / $9

NEW! LÅTAR LÄNGS VÄSTERDALÄLVEN (Coop) Sweden 1972
Rare early release on this minor label, perhaps better known for their jazz LPs. This one, however, documents various spelmanslag from the western parts of Dalarna. Nice companion piece to the Lillemor Lind above.
Record: s1 nice G with just some light surflines/paper scuffing; s2 is F because of a (pressing related?) haziness for roughly half the side, which causes a sort of rasping background noise - it's mostly drowned out by the music though Rest of side is a solid G; light warp nap.
Cover: nice G; light seam/spine/cornerwear; minor ring/shelfwear; light cornerbends + some general light bends/creases; light wear f/b at opening; small tear ofc at opening; some very light soiling.
Price: SEK 200 / $21
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MALOUF TUNISIEN (En'Nagham) Tunisia 196?
Rare 10" mini-comp with Gharrad El Komri, Ikoulek Zaman El Azhar & Hosn El Idhar. Nice roch sound with mixed vocals, string & reed instruments, lots of percussion.
Record: one side G, the other strong F; both with light surflines/marks only.
Cover: F; minor seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; light bending & creasing + one more obvious crease mid-front; spots ofc have lost
colour - don't know how to describe it properly, but it's obious in pic below; some stains obc (one slightly bigger, but not that bad, and a couple of smaller/lighter ones which are hard to see); minor wobc; some wear & small tear ofc at opening.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
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LE MALOUF TUNISIEN (El Fen) Tunisia 196?/7?
Different from the above, this is a full-length 12" LP with - as far as I can tell - anonymous players. Excellent instrumental music with a wide array of string & reed instruments, some with percussion backing as well. Sparse performances with one or a few players at most. Very cool simple cover design, with slightly embossed print ofc, blank die-cut back.
Record: looks strong F; lots of surflines & scuff marks, but very light ones only & apart from light surfnoise between tracks you won't notice very much.
Cover: G; some seam/spine/cornerwear; minor ring/shelfwear; wofc; small price tag ofc; light soiling f/b; very small tobc; some bending & creasing - very thin, flimsy cardboard, so the latter seems more or less unavoidable.
Price: SEK 240 / $26
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NEW! VIRGILIO MASSINGUE - Viva Mocambique Independente (Gala Gala) Mocambique 1976
Rare original Mozambique release (this came out in Portugal as well, under a slightly different title). Fine LP in a sort of folksinger style, with various stringed instruments & percussion, long tracks.
Record: overall G & mostly playing very nicely, but s1t3 is F due to odd superficial (pressing?) marks which cause background crackle for half the track; also some sort light inaudible 'flames' on both sides.
Cover: G; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; light soiling/age-yellowing; light 'scratch' marks bottom front; very light wear ofc at opening.
Price: SEK 250 / $27
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NEW! MISIKI GAMBIA Music Of The Gambia (Bussu/Sound News Productions) UK 19??
Very rare V/A LP with vocals, cora, sabarr, tama, riti... great stuff. I'm guessing it's a circa late 60s release. Mono.
Record: looks P, with lots of marks/lines etc, but nothing super-bad. Plays between P and up to VG (for a couple of tracks). Tiny warp nap.
Cover: lower end of F; seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; tofc; wofc; staining & soiling; bends & creases etc. It should be noted that it's a thin & flimsy cover & thus more or less bound to come with severe wear.
Price: SEK 100 / $11
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NEW! THE MUSIC OF THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (Philips) Holland 1973
Part of the Unesco Collection Musical Sources series.
Record: beautiful EX; appears to have seen little or no play; faint rubber stamp & small stol on both sides.
Cover: VG because of library rubber stamp f/b, otherwise really nice with very light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 100 / $11

NEW! MUSIK FRÅN TANZANIA (Caprice) Sweden 1974
1973 field recordings. Yellow label.
Record: G; light surfmarks & paper scuffing; small reference stol s1.
Cover: VG+; light overall wear only. No booklet.
Price: SEK 60 / $6
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MUSICA FOLKLORICA DE VENEZUELA (Ocora) France 196/7?
Original issue of 1958-68 recordings. Mono.
Record: s1 EX, s2 VG+.
Cover: VG+; fo with booklet; light overall wear + tiny bit of stkr residue f/b.
Price: SEK 80 / $9
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MUSIK FRÅN UNGERN Csángósånger (Expo Norr) Sweden 1967?
Rare original pressing sans any Caprice mention on labels. No 'single album postage' on this one!
Record: EX; slight warp nap.
Cover: dust cover has tears & creasing f/b, most notably a 3" x 1" tear bottom back (see pics). Also some light overall wear, like near-invisible stains top front. Hardcover is in top shape & booklet is very nice too, except for a small spot at top on each page, where they had stuck together at some point, now gently separated & not a very big deal. Also some very light age-yellowing to pages. Original pocket holding the disc is in excellent shape.
Price: SEK 300 / $32
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MUSIQUES DU PÉROU Paucartambo Indiens Q'eros (Ocora) France 1986
Some truly out-there reed-based tracks (esp on s2) with humming/chanting vocals; interesting stuff going on both tonally & harmonically. Some percussion too & at times there's an almost free jazz-esque vibe to it - SO far from the watered-down versions of this music typically encountered when only scraping the surface. This 80s re has a different cover than the 60s/70s(?) original.
Record: VG+
Cover: VG+; fo; very light overall wear + fading on/along spine & top seams.
Price: SEK 60 / $9

NEW! NORTH INDIA VOCAL MUSIC Dhrupad and Khyal (Philips) Holland 1971
Another LP in the Unesco series; with vocalists Mohinuddin & Aminuddin Dagar, Robin Kumar Chatterjee, plus backing crew on tamboura, tablas, pakhavaj, sarangi. Mono.
Record: VG+; very clean - some paper scuffing only.
Cover: G; light seam/spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; tiny split top seam at opening; tofc (white-on-white); small stain obc.
Price: SEK 100 / $11

NEW! OHTEIA (Columbia) Greece 19??
Single-sleeve re of LP originally released in 1974. Most of the print is in Greek & it's lost on me... sorry!
Record: s1 beautiful EX, s2 strong VG+ with just a tiny few light surflines.
Cover: very strong VG; really light spine/cornerwear; light cornerbump; superlight ring/shelfwear; spine's very lightly tweaked; some insignificant bends/creases; minimal age-yellowing ofc; faint indentation 'bumps' ofc; very small/hard-to-see glue residue/soiling top back. (Sounds like a whole lot, but it's really more like a 'new' archival copy with slight storage wear!)
Price: SEK 100 / $11

NEW! O POVO CANTA (Radio Mocambique) Mocambique 1976
"1 aniversário da independencia de Mocambique". Rare 2LP set.
Records: both strong VG; some very light surf marks/scuffing only; small tol s1, small stol s2/4.
Cover: nice G; fo; minor seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear & super-light soiling; tiniest beginnings of splits top/bottom at openings; some light bends/creases; two small tears (white-on-white) inside gatefold; rather light wear at openings f/b.
Original inners.
Price: SEK 250 / $27
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PALESTINE LIVES! (Paredon) USA 1974
'Songs from the struggle of the people of Palestine'.
Record: VG+
Cover: VG+; light general wear + slight fading & age-yellowing at spine. No booklet.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

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MARI BOINE PERSEN - Jaskatvuoda Manná (Hot Club) Norway 1985
Scarce debut LP from one of the biggest names in present-day Sami music. This is however not a folk LP (but included here anyway, because of what she's usually associated with), but rather an extremely 80s-sounding mishmash of things... including a Lennon-cover. Pretty rare though.
Record: looks G with heavy paper scuffing - I spotchecked though & it plays perfectly; slight warp nap.
Cover: VG; light overall wear + gentle bending/creasing. Original inner.
Price: SEK 200 / $21

AUSTIN PITRE & THE EVANGELINE PLAYBOYS - Back To The Bayou (Sonet) UK 1979
Sam Charters-produced Cajun LP - nice one. Charters wrote the sleeve notes as well: "Something always seems to go wrong with Cajun recording sessions. The musicians live so scattered out in the countryside that it's always a problem to get everyone gathered together" - sounds like around here when it's time to scythe the hay.
Record: VG; mostly just paper scuffing; very light warp nap.
Cover: strong G; I've downgraded because of sealing stkr residue f/b at opening, had it not been for this it would've been a strong VG with just some minor overall wear.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

MARTTI POKELA - Kantele Of Finland (Scandia) Finland 1969
One of the top kantele guys & an essential LP if you're into this instrument and/or Finnish folk music.
Record: G; light surfmarks/lines only, plays fine.
Cover: very strong F; very light seam/spine/cornerwear; light ring/shelfwear; cover's a bit wavy & has minor bends/creases; 3 small tobc, white-on-white; light stkr stain ofc; shop stobc; minimal soiling f/b.
Price: SEK 60 / $9

NEW! PUKAJ WAYRA - Ama Sua Ama Qhella Ama Llulla (Vol. 2) (Urspår) Sweden 1981
Original release on a label mostly known for prog & avant rock, not least Samla-related releases, but here's a Bolivian folk outfit. Nice album.
Record: strong VG; a few very light surf marks & scuffing only.
Cover: nice VG; minor seam/spine/cornerwear; minimal ring/shelfwear; 1" minor split top seam at middle; very light creasing/
bending in a few spots; one faintly bumped corner; minimal wear at opening f/b.
Price:  SEK 80 / $9

NEW! QUEEN IDA And The Bon Temps Bands - Zydeco (GNP Crescendo) USA 1976
Their 1st. Cool cover art.
Record: G; downgraded because of surflines/marks & paper scuffing (typically for a funky GNP pressing), plays a lot better than grade; minor warp nap.
Cover: EX; in shrink; minimal overall wear.
Price: SEK 50 / $5

NEW! QUEEN IDA And The Bon Temps Band - Zydeco a La Mode (GNP Crescendo) USA 1977
Follow-up; Digger/Free Family associate Steamin' Freeman guests on violin.
Record: VG; as above - surflines/scuffing/GNP funkiness, but apart from some very light surfnoise between tracks you won't notice much; minor warp nap.
Cover: EX; in shrink; some light wear bottom seam at opening + minimal overall wear.
Price: SEK 50 / $5

(QUILAPAYUN) THE SIEGE OF SANTA MARIA DE IQUIQUE A People's Cantata Of The Chilean Nitrate Miners (Paredon) USA 1974

'Composed by Luis Advis, performed by Quilapayun, narrated by Hector Duvauchelle'; recorded in 1970.
Record: VG+
Cover: EX; in shrink (torn ofc); a tiny bit of cornerwear. Booklet.
Price: SEK 60 / $7

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RAIMON - Catalonian Protest Songs (Broadside) USA 1971
Original Broadside pressing.
Record: s1 VG+, s2 VG with some very light surflines - both sides look to have barely been played.
Cover: very strong VG+; in shrink; downgraded because of one tiny & minor cornerbump + it has one tiny ballpoint stroke beneath shrinkwrap (suggesting a re-seal?). Booklet.
Price: SEK 120 / $13
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WALTER RAMSBY - Morning Song (Sonet) UK 1978
Beautiful LP with herding songs & such, performed on different types of pipes (spelpipa, cowhorn, lur) & recorded at a farm in the early morning hours to get the proper authentic feel & sound; bird song in the background. Sleeve notes aren't overly extensive, but informative. Great, cheap album! UK issue of 1973 self-titled Swedish release in different cover.
Record: VG; surflines/marks & scuffing only; light warp nap.
Cover: VG; sealing stkr at opening f/b, but apart from this there's light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 40 / $4 

NEW! RETSINA AND BOUZOUKI Greek songs of Love and Loneliness (HMV) Greece 19??
Very rare V/A 10" with Stelios Cazantzides, Yota Lydia, Polly Panou, Emmanuel Angelopoulos a o. Mixed vocals. I'd hazard a guess that it's an early 60s release, but I really don't have a clue. No matter what, it's a great 'authentic' record & some tracks - like the opener on side two - are downright excellent.
Record: looks a strong F; quite a lot of light surfmarks, scuffing etc, but nothing very deep or serious & it plays rather good - some surfnoise, but apart from between tracks you won't notice much.
Cover: semi-weak G; seam/spine/cornerwear; minor ring/shelfwear; tiny splits both seams at opening; some light bends/creases; light wear ofc at opening; very light soiling obc; minimal tofc.
Price:  SEK 300 / $32
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JUDITH REYES - Days Of Struggle (Paredon) USA 1973
Songs of the unfinished revolution'; Judith is its quiet spokesperson on acoustic guitar & vocals.
Record: VG+; very tiny warp nap.
Cover: VG+; very light overall wear + wee bit of fading at spine & a really tiny tofc. No booklet.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

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NEW! PETE SEEGER - If A Revolution Comes To My Country (Oktober) Sweden 1975
Sweden-only release, recorded in Uppsala 1974.
Record: F: looks a grade better with surflines/mark & scuffing only - nothing very serious & mostly it plays G as well, but first couple of tracks each side have a faint background noise/hiss & hence the grade. It's not too bad though & probably a pressing issue.
Cover: G; fo; seam/spine/corner/edgewear; ring/shelfwear; light cornerbends + some general light bends/creases; very light
wear ofc at opening; a tiny bit of age-yellowing inside gatefold.
Price: SEK 50 / $5

NEW! MARIE SELANDER / STYRBJÖRN BERGELT / SUSANNE BROMS - Å Än Är Det Glädje Å Än Är Det Gråt (Ett Minne För Livet)
Sweden 1976
Great LP with folk songs from various Swedish regions, as well as Finland & Estonia, performed on ancient instruments + vocals. Comes with a 16-page booklet, full of notes (Swedish & English) & pics of instruments etc.
Record: VG+; some paper scuffing (esp s2), but this hasn't seen many spins.
Cover: G; black cover that wears easily - seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear; light cornerbump; some light bends/creases along spine & seams; very light wear f/b at opening. Booklet.
Price: SEK 80 / $9

RAVI SHANKAR - Improvisations (World-Pacific) USA 1968
1968 re of classic '62 album.
Record: EX
Cover: G; light seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear, mostly ofc; minimal split at bottom next to opening; very light wear ofc at opening; cc.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

NEW! SKÄGGMANSLAGET - Pjål, Gnäll & Ämmel (Sonet) Sweden 1970
First offering from this legendary bunch; Kjell Westling & Marie Selander guesting.
Record: strong F; looks G & plays it too (& better) most of the time, but a tiny scratch causes pops/ticks/background noise for much of s2t2,3,4,5 - it's nothing too bad/out of hand though.
Cover: very strong VG; minor overall wear only.
Price: SEK 40 / $

NEW! SKÄGGMANSLAGET - Kniviga Låtar Tillägnade Länsman I Delsbo (Sonet) Sweden 1973
Record: s1 strong VG, tiny mark t3 doesn't do anything; s2 VG+.
Cover: lower end of VG+; hard-to-see stkr stain/residue f/b at opening; small crease/ding at opening f/b. Otherwise just some
really light overall wear.
Price: SEK 70 / $7

SLOVAKIAN FOLK SONGS (Supraphon) Chechoslovakia 1967
Record: very nice VG.
Cover: VG; light seam/spine/cornerwear; minimal ring/shelfwear; a couple of light cornerbends; thin tofc at opening; very light wear/loosening of lamination ofc at opening.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

NEW! JONNY SOLING - same (Giga) Sweden 1984
Pretty rare 1st LP from a prominent fiddle player & teacher (one noteworthy student of the past being the main guy in Dungen), who currently is something of a head figure in the counterculture enclave of Skattungbyn, as well as quite the ladies man, or so I hear... On this record he's guested by legends Nils Agenmark, Ole Hjort & Pål Olle.
Record: VG+; some barely visible surflines only - looks unplayed at first glance.
Cover: lower end of VG+; hype stofc & light overall wear only (looks better in person than it does below with unfortunate glares etc).
Price: SEK 150 / $16
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NEW! SPELMANSLÅTAR FRÅN GOTLAND (Sonet) Sweden 1969
Folk songs from Gotland performed in 1969 by Svante Pettersson & Sigvard Hult, both on fiddles.
Record: VG+; looks unplayed at a glance, but has a few superlight (& inaudible) lines etc.
Cover: VG+; shop stofc & a slightly tweaked spine, otherwise very minor overall wear only.
Price: SEK 60 / $6

SPELMANSLÅTAR FRÅN MEDELPAD (Sonet) Sweden 1972

North-Swedish trad folk performed in various violin constellations - from solo to full 'band'.
Record: s1 G, s2 VG.
Cover: EX; very light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 50 / $5

NEW! SPELMANSLÅTAR FRÅN SKÅNE (Sonet) Sweden 1973
Folk songs from Skåne performed in 1973 by Assar Bengtsson, Nils Hellborg, Helge Holmquist, on fiddles as well as clog fiddles.
Record: tiny scratch pops throughout s1t4 (short track though!), rest's a nice VG.
Cover: nice G; some seam/cornerwear; really light spinewear; very light ring/shelfwear; minimal budding split top seam at
opening; stoc; some wear at opening f/b; small tear/light lamination peel obc; faint discolouration bottom back; micro
lamination peel top back; some very gentle creasing.
Price: SEK 50 / $5

NEW! SPELMANSLÅTAR FRÅN VÄRMLAND (Sonet) Sweden
Folk songs from Värmland performed in 1974 by Bo I Rannsätt, Bengt Lindroth, Rune Åsell, Erik Gustasson, all on fiddles.
Record: very nice VG; some faint surflines only.
Cover: VG; sealing stkr f/b at opening, otherwise very nice with really light overall wear only.
Price: SEK 60 / $6


TA AYPOTIKA (Minos) Greece 1975
Excellent Greek LP with gypsy & mid-eastern vibes, bouzouki & other stringed instruments, bass, hand percussion, violin, strong vocals.
Record: nice G; light surflines & scuffing only.
Cover: VG; fo; some seam/spine/corner/edgewear; light ring/shelfwear ofc, a bit more obc; very light wear at opening f/b; some light creasing at spine & obc near opening; name written inside gatefold.
Price: SEK 80 / $9  

THE HAPPY TRAUM BAND - Friends And Neighbors (CSP) Sweden 1983
Swedish release of a Woodstock live recording; Paul Butterfield guests.
Record: VG; light surfmarks and scuffing.
Cover: VG; minimal seam/spine/cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; tofc; very light wear ofc at opening; some faint creases at spine.
Price: SEK 60 / $6

NEW! TURKISH VILLAGE MUSIC (Nonesuch) USA 1972
Recorded by Laxmi G. Tewari, in the Sivas region in south-eastern Turkey.
Record: downgraded to F because of ugly marks s2t2,3,4 - not too intrusive t2, while t3 & 1/2 t4 play with background noise.
Rest's a solid G. Almost invisible rubber stamp on each label.
Cover: G; some seam/spine/cornerwear; very light ring/shelfwear; bottom seam split 3" from opening & another 2" at midle, top
seam split 1" at corner; hard to see stkr residue ofc; kinda small library stamp with a few signatures on it ofc.
Price: SEK 40 / $4

VIVA BOUZOUKI (Minerva) Greece 197?
"With Zambetas and his bouzoukia [and] Zafiriou and his bouzoukia and Lakis-Costakis".
Record: VG+; a couple of faint vinyl imperfections beg s2, but they're inaudible apart from really brief & very light background swoosh very beg t3. Micro warp nap.
Cover: VG; some seam/spine/cornerwear; ring/shelfwear obc; really light cornerbends/tweaks; dedication (not from artists) in ballpoint obc;
light/minimal soiling.
Price: SEK 40 / $4
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VÄSTINDIEN Små Antillerna (Caprice) Sweden 1977
Cool 2LP set with 1969-71 field recordings from the Lesser Antilles. Mono.
Records: disc 1 VG, disc 2 very strong G with really light surflines only.
Cover: very strong VG; fo with booklet; some minor overall wear only.
Price: SEK 60 / $9
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BIG JOE WILLIAMS / LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS / BROWNIE McGHEE / SONNY TERRY - Big Joe, Sonny, Brownie, Lightnin' (Society) UK 1966
Record: F; light scratches/marks & scuffing, nothing overly deep/serious & it plays rather OK with mostly just minor surfnoise.
Cover: nice G; downgraded because of a minor part of back at opening having been wet at some point & is now a tad wavy + top flap obc has a small tear is sorta bent; otherwise nice with minor overall wear + some very light soiling & tiny ancient price tag obc.
Price: SEK 40 / $4