Funk Archaeology archive
Read The Shakuhachi Jazz Of Minoru Muraoka
April 3, 2012 – Hear five haunting songs from the late '60s to early '70s. We file them under jazz only by default.
Read It's A Buyer's Market: Crate-Digging On $100 A Day
January 27, 2012 – Egon takes to the bins of New York record stores to hunt down five obscure finds for under $100.
Read Psych Rock Redefined: The Reissues Of 2011
Read Excavating Stanton Davis' Storage Unit Funk
November 28, 2011 – Hear the fruits of a record-canvassing mission co-piloted by Madlib.
Read Summer School Funk: Five Tracks Out Of 1970s Houston
September 30, 2011 – Teenagers in the city's Summer Jazz Workshops made deep jazz and raw funk way beyond their years.
Read Funk For First-Time Fathers
June 18, 2011 – Our resident crate-digger showcases some of the very first songs he played to his newborn.
Read 5 Songs From The Zenith Of Turkish Progressive Rock
March 29, 2011 – NPR Music's globetrotting crate-digger spins a few psychedelic favorites from Turkey.
Read Brazilian Psych-Rock In Memory Of Lula Cortes
March 28, 2011 – The influential musician died this weekend. Hear his music and more from the '70s in Recife, Brazil.
Read Ballads For The Dance Floor, Inspired By James Brown
February 2, 2011 – Hear five Brown-inspired, funk-infused soul ballads meant to inspire dancing, not crying.
Read The Lo-Fi Legacy Of Indonesia
Read Unearthing Five Lost Gems From Psychedelic India
October 18, 2010 – Hear five mind-melting rock songs by obscure artists of an acid-washed era.
Read Funk Before War In Angola
September 24, 2010 – When in Lisbon, Stones Throw Records GM Egon hits the record stores in search of Angolan funk.
Read Egon's Favorite African Funk Reissues Of 2009
Read Have Yourself A Funky Little Christmas
December 15, 2009 – NPR Music's resident cratedigger sneaks some unlikely songs into a world-spanning holiday playlist.