If either you’ve lost sight of or continue to lament the disappearance of the physical object in recorded music, you couldn’t dream of a better reminder than this set. Words just don’t do justice to how it feels holding Music of Morocco in your hands, or to its stately elegance sitting on your shelf. And if you’re looking for an entry point into the soul of a people via its music, you simply can’t do better than Music of Morocco. Consider it essential regardless of your musical tastes or background.
Remastered and sounding fantastic, Kate & Anna McGarrigle's third album, Pronto Monto, has been unavailable since its 1978 release. That changes July 1 thanks to the fine people over at Omnivore Recordings.
Roads and Kingdoms recently posted an adapted excerpt taken from the liner notes of Ostinato Records' outstanding debut release: Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, and Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960-1981. There are some great photos and sound clips in the article. I'm happy to say that all the tracks were transferred, restored and mastered here at Osiris Studio and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Ru-Jac Records, one of the nation’s first African-American owned record labels, was formed in Baltimore in the early 1960s by Rufus Mitchell, who booked east coast entertainment venues including Carr’s Beach, a segregated summer resort near Annapolis. Ru-Jac was active through the beginning of the 1970s and featured R&B, jazz and even rock acts. One of the most soulful was Winfield Parker.
Release date: March 25, 2016
I was recently featured on two Atlanta TV stations. The first one comes from Andi Larner at FOX5 Atlanta and focuses on some of the recent restoration and mastering projects I've worked on.
The second clip is from CBS46 and highlights the GRAMMY nominated Parchman Farm set from Dust-to-Digital, and a recent haircut.
The 58th GRAMMYs are over with and while we didn't take home any awards this year it's still an amazing honor to be recognized by our peers on this scale and I'm incredibly proud of the work I get to do with Dust-to-Digital on a regular basis. Congrats to all the nominees in the Best Historical Album category and especially everyone involved with Bob Dylan's, The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 that ultimately won this year's GRAMMY.
Very happy and honored to announce that Dust-to-Digital's Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947–1959 has been nominated for a Best Historical Album GRAMMY! Michael Graves (mastering engineer), Steven Lance Ledbetter and Nathan Salsburg (compilation producers) all share the nomination. The 58th GRAMMY Awards will be held at 1:00 PM, February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Thank you Recording Academy for recognizing this project!