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Read Iran: An Unlikely Treasure Chest Of Funk

September 17, 2009 – These five vinyl treasures of 1970s Iranian funk span pop, fusion, garage-rock and much more.

Read Arthur Verocai: Return Of A Brazilian Secret

August 10, 2009 – A look at composer, arranger and producer Arthur Verocai, whose influence extends beyond Brazil.

Read Layover Loot: A Stop In Dallas For Local Gems

March 31, 2009 – Egon sifts through heaps of obscure Dallas funk, jazz and soul, and chooses these five treasures.

Read The Sun Sets On Record Discovery In Tokyo

March 20, 2009 – Japan has long been a cratedigger's paradise with an inexhaustible supply of esoteric treasures.

Read West African Finds At The WFMU Record Fair

January 8, 2009 – Listen to five obscure West African funk, highlife, Juju and psychedelia tracks from the 1970s.

Read Carolina Funk: Atlantic Coast Underground

November 11, 2008 – Listen to five rare funk tracks, each recorded and released in the land of bluegrass.

Read Funk From Way South Of The Border

October 29, 2008 – Listen to some of the best and most raucous Mexican funk tracks of the '60s and '70s.

Read Fast Rap: Tongue-Twisting Bangers

October 21, 2008 – Hear five classic songs that exemplify the nearly extinct style of hyperactive, multisyllabic rap.

Read The Soul Of James Brown

October 16, 2008 – Fans of the Godfather of Soul have generated loads of tributes to the man; hear some of the best.

Read Lost Funk Masterpieces Of Ethiopia

September 16, 2008 – Recordings of '60s and '70s Ethiopian funk and jazz are rare, but transfixing in their beauty.

Read The Godfather Of South Korean Rock

September 11, 2008 – Shin Jung Hyun, known as the godfather of Korean rock 'n' roll, is often compared to Elvis Presley.

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