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I’ve been over at the Latin Vinyl Junkie blog. Its way cool. I can’t get started on my “opus”, so I have a lot of respect for people who manage to get their collections in order AND online. Its a lot of work and he has provided a valuable resource for latin music lovers.

The Mission Statement

Latin Vinyl Junkie is first and foremost a collector’s resource that brings together a large amount of information from a variety of sources. With each entry I try to include sound clips, large pictures, price data, value ranges, ratings, and other select pieces of information that can help you quickly decide if a particular record is one that you would like to own or not. LVJ also features a long list of frequently updated Latin record label discographies, which can provide perspective on the full extent of a label’s (or artist’s) output, and open the door to exploring an even larger amount of music.

Definitely, if you are into classic Latin Music from the 70’s and earlier, go check this out.


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Here is an interesting article from the Village Voice. Mining African Blog Riches.

I enjoy “afro music” or many sorts- afroamerican,afrolatin,african and so on, so I will definitely be checking some of these sites out.

An excerpt.

Though the focus here is often on historically lost genres and out-of-print records, there’s also an array of scene reporting on newer international genres. Ghetto Bassquake (ghettobassquake.blogspot.com), to name one of many, covers baile funk, reggaetón, dancehall, and other international dance-club beats. Matt Yanchyshyn’s “world music for the masses” blog Benn Loxo Du Taccu (bennloxo.com) follows his travels from China to Syria to Denmark, where he quizzes locals about their music scenes and unearths everything from Turkish hip-hop to Argentine classical music. “More and more of my friends and associates who do not fall into the stereotypical world-music demography—i.e., old, white, and male—had started paying more attention to music from outside America and Europe,” Shimkovitz says. “There seemed to be an opportunity to encourage younger people like my friends, who weren’t around for the initial world-beat boom in the ’80s.”

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