Monday, July 23, 2007
In the mid- to late-1980s, there was a great little radio show called the World Beat Music Show, hosted by Dan Del Santo. Many of the tracks on this album got serious rotation on the show every week and it was this blog author's first serious exposure to music outside of the American/British realm that didn't revolve around the anarcho-political scene. Dan Del Santo was a pivotal character in bringing music from around the world into the Austin music scene with his radio show. If not for his efforts, Austin may not have seen events such as Reggae Sunsplash or a live performance by Fela Kuti. More on him later...
For now, enjoy this spectacular album!