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An Indian Ocean of Sound

January 14, 2013

Yesterday I walked to the Indian Ocean.

Then, visited journalist and author Naresh Fernandes. Naresh has written the incredible Taj Mahal Foxtrot, a history of early jazz in India. And who says it doesn’t mean anything to blog? Naresh saw the photos of my record purchases I posted and realized I had a Jetliners LP from Ceylon that he didn’t. Like any respectable collector, he went out on the street and found one! Here he is showing off our inspiration with the other Jetliners already on his shelves. Now if he could only find one in as good a condition as ours…

 

 

 

 

 

While his latest book is on Jazz, he also collects pop – Here are some some choice items:

And on 45rpm, Oh, Om, how that slo-mo sitar Edelwiess sends me…

What’s great about these “Music Days” is discovering things – like a major Disco producer and songwriter, who gave us the impossibly great ‘Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas was an Indian identified on record as Biddu. British based, Grammy Award winning Biddu Appaiah even published an autobiography. Who knew?

Off to Chor Bazaar , colorfully named Thieves Market to look for vinyls.

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