On this, the first release on Frank Fairfield’s Tompkins Square imprint, Pawn Records, Fairfield presents an exciting collection of reissued recordings from his personal 78 rpm record collection.
It provides a broad view of the “Gramophone era”, specifically concerning the recording of vernacular music from around the world: from Atlanta, Georgia to Kisumu, Kenya; from the 10’s to the 60’s. The records have been beautifully transferred by the highly respected record collector and producer Michael Kieffer.
Frank’s self-titled debut album on Tompkins Square has won over fans like Greil Marcus and Ry Cooder, and landed Frank opening spots for Fleet Foxes and Brendan Benson.
Pitchfork recently ran an extensive interview with Frank in their new column “The Out Door,” and he’s been a staple on Greg Vandy’s show on KEXP, Seattle.
1. Pipe Major Forsyth And Drums / Hundrerd Pipers-Miss Drummond Of Perth-Sleepy Maggie
2. Kamemaru Sunakawa / Yagi-Bushi, Yanre-Bushi
3. Slim Barton & James Moore / Poor Convict Blues
4. Akumu Odhiambo / Pius Ogola
5. (Anonymous) Sudanese Wandering Minstrels / Sondiata
6. Hermanos Huesca / La Bamba
7. Sándor Németh’s Gypsy Orchestra / Arato Csárdás
8. Tommy Dandurand & Ed Goodreau / Campbells Are Coming
9. "Tautu" Archer / Ama Ama
10. Goerit Grisee & Bok Djam / Rondo Karang Toeri
11. Kákapti / Makwatu
12. Charlie Bowman & Al Hopkins / ...Fox Chase
13. Professor Liu Tianhua / Kongshoung Niaoyu
14. Bernard & Cantournet / Un Pied Dans L’eau
15. Chanter P. Manea With Choir/ ∏Atepa Yion
16. Rev. Frank Cotton / By The Pool Of Siloam