howard male wrote: thank you for reminding me of such a gentile alternative to bullshit
Surely a gentile alternative to bullshit is pigshit
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David Flower wrote: quite different from the vast majority of world music purveyors, who tend to be fairly laid back in their business transactions.
I wish Dan continued success and long may Putumayo flourish!
CantSleepClownsWillGetMe wrote:From a review in fRoots July 2008 edition:-
'Various Putumayo Presents African Party & Putumayo Kids Presents African Dreamland
Coming soon to a pot pourri and scented candle emporium near you. Nothing inherently wrong with many of the selections here, but this is music as lifestyle choice and the truly inquisitive will find the best of this music by other means. Meanwhile these albums will sell by the bucket-load with some of the proceeds going to AIDS charities, so everyone's a winner. '
which I interpret to mean:
Widely available to the mainstream public. A good selection of African tracks, (including Bonga, Chiwoniso, Toumani DiabatÃ©, BallakÃ© Sissoko, and Mapumba to name but five) but this is music the plebs will buy only to try and appear intelligent, while people as clever as we are don't need bright graphics or clever marketing tools to find these artists, we just know. Meanwhile these albums will sell extremely well in comparison with most other world music compilations with some of the proceeds going to AIDS charities, so everyone's a winner. Oh bugger.
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