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Part live concert, part political commentary, all poetry. Black Wax is a portrait of the great Gil Scott-Heron in 1982, at the peak of his powers. With Robert Mugge (who directed many music docs including the fantastic Sun Ra film, A Joyful Noise) behind the camera, we follow Scott-Heron on an honest tour of Washington […]

If you enjoyed the album Horizon Unlimited in our record collection, here is a 2014 YouTube series by Okayafrica, interviewing the iconic Nigerian identical twin pop stars The Lijadu Sisters. In each part of the series, the sisters reflect on experiences they’ve had through their many years in show business and provide a wealth of […]

If you enjoyed the late Cameroonian writer and composer Francis Bebey’s album Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984 in our record collection, here’s a rare on-camera interview with him recorded at Real World Studios in 1995, just six years before he passed away. This video should especially delight lovers of Bebey’s biggest song, “The Coffee Cola Song,” many […]

Beat Club was a German television show that featured performances from some of the biggest names in rock and roll between 1965 and 1972. In the sixties, the show aired black-and-white performances, mostly lip synced, in front of a brick wall. But in the early ‘70s, as some of the featured groups became more musically […]

Here’s a heartwarming video to accompany today’s featured classic album. ‘Ernest Explores’ is a short film produced by RVNG sub-label Freedom to Spend directed by Jodi Darby and starring Jimmy T as Portland-based musician and sound historian Ernest Hood. The film captures a typical day in the life of the artist and includes archival footage […]

Sharp high-res scans of the elusive poster included with the first pressing of Kraftwerk’s transcendent third album. While looking into the backstory on Kraftwerk’s third album, Ralf Und Florian, we stumbled upon a music blog called Mostly Retro that posted these incredible scans of the rare megaposter. Included in first pressings of the record, the […]

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