Kai Winding | Credits | AllMusic
This CD set is now in short supply and will be dicontinued when current stock has been exhausted. At The Woodchopper's Ball 2. Big Wig In The Wigwam 3. Dallas Blues 4. Blues Upstairs 5. Blues Downstairs 6. Casbah Blues 7.
We begin with the s when the LP was in its infancy and the modern world as we know it was starting to take shape. The s are generally perceived as a monochrome and conservative decade, in contrast to the technicolour and revolutionary s. The recorded music of the s, however, reveals a different picture. In the s, too, increasing numbers of record buyers in the US and Europe were listening to music from distant cultures, a process encouraged by recovery from post-World War II economic austerity, affordable international air travel for the middle classes anyway and the increasing prevalence of LPs. By the end of the decade, recordings of African, Indian, Latin American and South Asian musics, sometimes mediated by jazz and exotica, sometimes presented in their authentic states, were commonplace.