Dust & Grooves: Extra Cuts

Extra Cuts is a daily photo feature from the archives of the Dust & Grooves site.

Philip Osey Kojo – GhanaIn January 2011 I traveled to Ghana to document a diging trip with Frank Gossner of Voodoo Funk. We met Philip Osei Kojo from Mampong. an 80 year old man. He did not listen to records for the past 30 years just because he could not fix his record player. The first time we palyed the record was an unexpected emotional surprise, for him and for us.(C) All Rights Reserved to Eilon Paz & Dust & Grooves. www.dustandgrooves.comvisit our Kickstarter at: http://kck.st/PkKM4V

Philip Osey Kojo – Ghana
In January 2011 I traveled to Ghana to document a diging trip with Frank Gossner of Voodoo Funk. We met Philip Osei Kojo from Mampong. an 80 year old man. He did not listen to records for the past 30 years just because he could not fix his record player. The first time we palyed the record was an unexpected emotional surprise, for him and for us.
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Alejandro, a vinyl collectors from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in multi collage with a few of his favorite Carlos Gardel records. 
Gardel (11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a singer, songwriter and actor, and is perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of tango.
Gardel died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style.
Alejandro is also the creator of  the fantastic blog Discos Bizzaros Argentinos. 
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Alejandro, a vinyl collectors from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in multi collage with a few of his favorite Carlos Gardel records. 

Gardel (11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a singer, songwriter and actor, and is perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of tango.

Gardel died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style.

Alejandro is also the creator of  the fantastic blog Discos Bizzaros Argentinos

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Noah Uman with a sample of his rap novelty collection. Mr. T’s Commandments.
Above a set of serviceable disco-funk arrangements, T raps about the dangers of such things as drugs, despair, talking to strangers and not respecting your parents. His delivery is still on the crude side: “Honor thy father and mother/ The Bible makes it clear/ If you break the rule/ God help you, fool/ You got Mr. T to fear.”
 Dust & Grooves is a photo and interview project documenting vinyl collectors in their most intimate environment: their record room. www.dustandgrooves.com
(C) All Rights Reserved to Eilon Paz & Dust & Grooves.
Visit our Kickstarter at: http://kck.st/PkKM4V

Noah Uman with a sample of his rap novelty collection. Mr. T’s Commandments.

Above a set of serviceable disco-funk arrangements, T raps about the dangers of such things as drugs, despair, talking to strangers and not respecting your parents. His delivery is still on the crude side: “Honor thy father and mother/ The Bible makes it clear/ If you break the rule/ God help you, fool/ You got Mr. T to fear.”

 Dust & Grooves is a photo and interview project documenting vinyl collectors in their most intimate environment: their record room. www.dustandgrooves.com

(C) All Rights Reserved to Eilon Paz & Dust & Grooves.

Visit our Kickstarter at: http://kck.st/PkKM4V

Yoga for the African audience. One of the few bizzare records that was shipped to Frank “Voodoo Funk” Gossner from his connection in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Yoga for the African audience. One of the few bizzare records that was shipped to Frank “Voodoo Funk” Gossner from his connection in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Bongohead, a record collector from Northampton, MA specializing in Latin music.
"In terms of modern Latin music, especially mambo and so-called Latin Jazz, this cover by David Stone Martin says it all. Ecstatic, trance-inducing dance music from Cuba, translated and re-born in New York, for red-blooded people of all stripes and hues, from all walks of life, forged from the New World union of black and white, creating dancing musical vibrations in Technicolor that took America by storm during the Atomic Age."
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Bongohead, a record collector from Northampton, MA specializing in Latin music.

"In terms of modern Latin music, especially mambo and so-called Latin Jazz, this cover by David Stone Martin says it all. Ecstatic, trance-inducing dance music from Cuba, translated and re-born in New York, for red-blooded people of all stripes and hues, from all walks of life, forged from the New World union of black and white, creating dancing musical vibrations in Technicolor that took America by storm during the Atomic Age."

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Manu Boublil in his apartment in Paris holding one of his all time classics. Moondance by Van Morisson.
"Out of your great collection, there must be a few records that you like going back to at any time. Name a few…" 
"For some reasons, the ones I’m going back to are classics… Even though I’m deeply into collecting rarities, I’m always amazed when I go back to classics… Miles Davis ‘Kind Of Blue’, John Coltrane ‘My Favorite Things’, Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Goin’ On’ or Van Morison ‘Moondance’, those LP’s are just essentials, beautiful, no weak tracks, … Finally, it’s also nice to think that great records made by great artists went so successful! The Irish soul man is one of my heroes! ‘Into The Mystic’ in ‘Moondance’ is the one but nearly all his early 70’s LP’s are truly masterpiece!" 
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Manu Boublil in his apartment in Paris holding one of his all time classics. Moondance by Van Morisson.

"Out of your great collection, there must be a few records that you like going back to at any time. Name a few…" 

"For some reasons, the ones I’m going back to are classics… Even though I’m deeply into collecting rarities, I’m always amazed when I go back to classics… Miles Davis ‘Kind Of Blue’, John Coltrane ‘My Favorite Things’, Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Goin’ On’ or Van Morison ‘Moondance’, those LP’s are just essentials, beautiful, no weak tracks, … Finally, it’s also nice to think that great records made by great artists went so successful! The Irish soul man is one of my heroes! ‘Into The Mystic’ in ‘Moondance’ is the one but nearly all his early 70’s LP’s are truly masterpiece!" 

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Jeremy Steig - Legwork where “Howling for Judie” was sampled by the Beastie Boys in “Sure Shot” from Ill Communication.
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Jeremy Steig - Legwork where “Howling for Judie” was sampled by the Beastie Boys in “Sure Shot” from Ill Communication.

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Bill Adler holding a record by La Bestia Boya - “La Macedonia”/”Il Selvaggio,” an Italian Beastie Boys parody. 
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Bill Adler holding a record by La Bestia Boya - “La Macedonia”/”Il Selvaggio,” an Italian Beastie Boys parody. 

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Emek Can Tulus, in his home in Istanbul, Turkey. “This is one of the masterpieces of 70’s Turkish Rock/Psych, “Elektronik Turkuler” by Erkin Koray who still performs and records since 1957.”
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Emek Can Tulus, in his home in Istanbul, Turkey. “This is one of the masterpieces of 70’s Turkish Rock/Psych, “Elektronik Turkuler” by Erkin Koray who still performs and records since 1957.”

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DJ Shame at his home in Worcester, MA ; Taken for Dust & Grooves, a vinyl photo site. www.dustandgrooves.com
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DJ Shame at his home in Worcester, MA ; Taken for Dust & Grooves, a vinyl photo site. www.dustandgrooves.com

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A while back, I paid a visit to Jonathan Toubin, a remarkable DJ and well know Brooklyn figure. Together with his friend Nicholas Gazin, we made a photo session for Dust & Grooves. About 4 months ago, Jonathan was severely injured in a freaky accident, where a taxi ran him over while sleeping in his hotel room.
Today, I read an article about him in the NY Times. A ZZ Top album was mentioned. “He finally came out of the drug-induced sleep in early January and asked friends at his bedside to put one of his favorite ZZ Top records on a turntable they had brought into the intensive care unit to cheer him up.” 
I looked at my archives, and here are these two photos of Jonathan with a ZZ Top 7 inch of "Salt Lick".
Jonathan! you’re amazing! I wish you a full recovery and keep doing what you do best, delivering us the best music on the best format.

A while back, I paid a visit to Jonathan Toubin, a remarkable DJ and well know Brooklyn figure. Together with his friend Nicholas Gazin, we made a photo session for Dust & Grooves. About 4 months ago, Jonathan was severely injured in a freaky accident, where a taxi ran him over while sleeping in his hotel room.

Today, I read an article about him in the NY Times. A ZZ Top album was mentioned. “He finally came out of the drug-induced sleep in early January and asked friends at his bedside to put one of his favorite ZZ Top records on a turntable they had brought into the intensive care unit to cheer him up.” 

I looked at my archives, and here are these two photos of Jonathan with a ZZ Top 7 inch of "Salt Lick".

Jonathan! you’re amazing! I wish you a full recovery and keep doing what you do best, delivering us the best music on the best format.

Danny “Akalepse” in his Brookyn apartment.
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Danny “Akalepse” in his Brookyn apartment.

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“Special Music for Special People”, one of the few weird and politically incorrect records you could find at the Highland Park record sale.
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“Special Music for Special People”, one of the few weird and politically incorrect records you could find at the Highland Park record sale.

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Markey Funk, a collector from Jerusalem, with “You Are a Jew” album. “I’ve got two versions of Esther Jungreis “You Are a Jew”, one in Hebrew and this one - in English, performed in Madison Sq. Garden. This is one of the weirdest records in my collection. Female jewish preacher - doesn’t it sound weird enough already?”
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Markey Funk, a collector from Jerusalem, with “You Are a Jew” album. “I’ve got two versions of Esther Jungreis “You Are a Jew”, one in Hebrew and this one - in English, performed in Madison Sq. Garden. This is one of the weirdest records in my collection. Female jewish preacher - doesn’t it sound weird enough already?”

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DB Burkeman holding a White Stripes 7 inch single “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You’re Told)” designed by Rob Jones, part of a beautiful series of 7 inch singles. Rob Jones is Jack White III’s preferred artist. Based in Austin, Texas, he started out designing posters and record covers for local bands. Since 2005 Rob Jones has designed posters for White Stripes’, Raconteur’s and The Dead Weather’s concerts, record covers and merchandise.
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DB Burkeman holding a White Stripes 7 inch single “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You’re Told)” designed by Rob Jones, part of a beautiful series of 7 inch singles. Rob Jones is Jack White III’s preferred artist. Based in Austin, Texas, he started out designing posters and record covers for local bands. Since 2005 Rob Jones has designed posters for White Stripes’, Raconteur’s and The Dead Weather’s concerts, record covers and merchandise.

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