When we started working on 1000 Recordings, one of the very first questions -- and one of the most persistent ever since -- has been "How might readers actually hear the music under discussion?"
An incredibly diligent person named Ulysses, who lives in China, has made it much easier. He built a Spotify playlist, viewable here, that includes tracks from over 800 of the titles in the book. It's not everything, and in most cases the reader has to do further searching in Spotify to find the rest of each album, but it's a massive undertaking and a huge step. I hope it proves to be invaluable to anyone who's involved in exploring music.
If so, let's hear from you! Send along something you're excited by and we'll try to volley back a Next Stop. Or Ten. From the rather impressive Spotify database. (More on that later!)
#1 from Mike, Maryland - 02/14/2012 8:12
I loved Ry Cooder and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in “A Meeting By the River,” and I even moved on and picked up “Talking Timbuktu,” by Cooder and Ali Farka Toure. I’m not really a fan of Cooder’s “Paradise and Lunch;” it’s really more about that organic, bluesy jam-band sound he gets on these crossover albums. What else would you recommend?
#2 from Dave Bosworth, UK - 02/28/2012 9:02
Fantastic, completely fantastic. Thanks for making this visible online.Commenting is not available in this content area entry.