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Tompkins Square releasing rare Ian Nagoski compilations digitally

Tompkins Square is releasing digital editions of musicologist Ian Nagoski's compilations from his Canary label, a vinyl only outfit which releases collections of non-English language 78s. Nagoski compiles records for Tompkins Square and Dust To Digital, among others, and these albums are all out of print, having originally appeared as limited pressings.

The six titles that are being released are: Brass Pins & Pearls: International 78s, Marika Papagika – The Further the Flame, the Worse it Burns Me: Greek Folk Music in New York City, 1919-28, Khansahib Ustad Abdul Karim Khan - 1934-1935, What Remains of Eden: Anatolian & Levantine Musics, 1928-1952, Bed of Pain: Rembetika 1931-1955 and To What Strange Place : The Music Of The Ottoman-American Diaspora, 1916-1929, the latter of which was released as a 3CD set by Tompkins Square last year. More details and links in the mailout here.


I am also "possessed" of Ottoman music and hope Ian Nagoski will release more albums with the hidden music of this rich culture.
I have the triple CD "The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora, 1916-1929" which I discovered in a superb music shop in Istanbul ("Lal" on the Istiklal Caddesi) a few years ago and have since given it many times as a present to friends. It is one of the most beautiful CD's in my collection.

Recently I bought "Marika Papagika. Greek Folk Music in New York City 1919-1928. The Further the Flame, the Worse It Burns Me".

I know that there are collectors of 78 records in Turkey, particularly Istanbul, who might have records which would interest Ian Nagoski. A trip to Istanbul might be worthwhile.

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