I wish there were more stores like Moodies, particularly specializing in African vinyl from the 70s
and 80s. I wish there was more access to better-condition records than end up dubbed onto the
otherwise good compilation CDs of recent years. Between either not having access to or not taking
the time to find excellent vinyl, and poor "remastering" with over-use of junky pop and tick
software, many of those compilation CDs sound terrible. It's too bad because the music manages to
shine through, but it would glimmer if the producers would do a better job. The best job tends to be
by Analogue Africa, which I think is produced by an airline steward who hunts down multiple copies
of obscure singles and albums in the actual countries of origin.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Peter Hirsch" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 12:16 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Record store article not about going out of business or much about the trendy
> (Sorry for the long subject line).
> I wonder if ethnic niche retailers like Moodies located places in
> un-gentrified areas may be the last men standing.
> Peter Hirsch