Help me find the post I'm thinking of, or the song that was featured in it. October 13, 2010 9:50 AM   Subscribe

I've been hunting without success for a post about a collector of old "ethnic" records. There's one song in particular that I'd love to hear again...

The recording -- I think it was supposed to be the guy's favorite, or the recording that had gotten him started collecting, or something like that -- was of an intense, mournful sounding singer from the early 20th century. I'm pretty sure she was Greek, or at least from the Eastern Mediterranean somewhere. (It was definitely not traditional Balkan singing, though I know we've had some good posts on that recently.)

Sound familiar?
posted by nebulawindphone to MetaFilter-Related at 9:50 AM (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

The site does. Excavated Shellac, I presume?
posted by StrikeTheViol at 10:06 AM on October 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

I think this post by Omiewise was it.
posted by exogenous at 10:15 AM on October 13, 2010

Sorry, the post was by ersatzkat. Omiewise commented in the thread with the link to Excavated Shellac.
posted by exogenous at 10:16 AM on October 13, 2010

For the record: When record lover Ian Nagoski heard a 90-year-old song by a Greek immigrant, he found his life's calling -- this is a Washington Post article that was linked to by Matafilter sometime recently, and the song it refers to definitely has that qualtiy.
posted by tallus at 11:44 AM on October 13, 2010

That's a great resource. I missed it the first time around, so thanks for asking the question nebulawindphone.
posted by unliteral at 5:04 PM on October 13, 2010

Yes, it was the Ian Nagoski post. Thanks.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:51 PM on October 13, 2010

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