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When American and European record companies began recording music in Southeast Asia, their goal was simply to create markets for new phonograph machines. In doing so, they created a rich historical archive of beautiful music that has been vastly underexplored and barely studied. "Longing for the Past "is the first-ever survey of the 78 rpm record era in Southeast Asia. A kWhen American and European record companies began recording music in Southeast Asia, their goal was simply to create markets for new phonograph machines. In doing so, they created a rich historical archive of beautiful music that has been vastly underexplored and barely studied. "Longing for the Past "is the first-ever survey of the 78 rpm record era in Southeast Asia. A kaleidoscopic collection featuring four CDs with 90 tracks of music from 1905 to 1966, this beautifully produced 272-page volume includes essays and annotations by ethnomusicologists, along with more than 250 vintage photographs, record labels and sleeves. Illustrations include photographs of musicians from the countries covered, which range from Burma, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to Singapore, Cambodia and Malaysia. The nearly 100 tracks range from Laotian classical music, Vietnamese opera and Cambodian monks to Khmer classical selections, Buddhist sermons from Laos and folk opera and piphat ensembles from Thailand....

Title : Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia
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ISBN : 9781938922572
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia Reviews

  • Aengus
    2018-11-21 16:56

    "Longing for the Past" is a survey a 78 RPM recordings from Southeast Asia. Several things make this book exceptional. 1) Scholarship. Murray and his co-editors have done extensive research on both the history of the recording industry and the music of various countries.2) Design. This is a small book, but the layout, closeups of vintage postcards, juxtaposed with the description of the artists and their music is gorgeous.3) Includes 4 cds of music. If you're a fan of Excavated Shellac, or the Secert Museum of Mankind, or if you're open to expanding your musical horizons, you'll love this collection.