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As promised, today's show covers my favorite reissues and historical compilations of 2010.  While it was a good year for new releases, it was a brilliant one for reissues — fans of African music in particular were treated to an amazing assortment of riches.  And with the crate-digging mania strengthening in Latin American and Asia, with any luck we have many more years of the current reissue wave to look forward to.

Anna G from the Tuesday Breakfast Blend will be filling in for me next week on Christmas Eve, bringing you a very Global A Go-Go Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwaanza/your-holiday's-name-here program; I'll be back in the following week, celebrating New Year's Eve in Europe and Africa (places that are five to seven hours ahead of me on the clock) with a killer Global A Go-Go dance party.  Peace on earth, good will to all.

Click "Read More" for today's tracklist and to see a list of my favorite reissues and historic compilations of 2010; click here for a podcast of today's program:

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Global A Go-Go's Best of 2010 in Reissues and Historic Compilations (embedded links are to my reviews)

1.  Etoile De Dakar | Once Upon A Time In Senegal: The Birth Of Mbalax 1979-1981 | Sterns
2.  Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots In Colombia 1975-91 | Soundway
3.  Tabu Ley Rochereau | The Voice Of Lightness, Volume 2: Congo Classics 1977-1993 | Sterns
4.  Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1968-1976 | Analog Africa
5.  Afro Rock Volume 1 | Strut
6.  The Afrosound Of Colombia, Volume 1 | Vampisoul
7.  Next Stop … Soweto, Volume 1: Township Sounds From The Golden Age Of Mbaqanga | Strut
8.  African Pearls: Cote D'Ivoire, West African Crossroads | Syllart
9.  Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound In 1970's Nigeria | Soundway
10.  Salsa Explosion! The New York Salsa Revolution 1968-1985 | Fania/Strut

Honorable mentions:
Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves, Ghana & Togo 1972-1978 | Analog Africa
African Pearls: Senegal, Echo Musical | Syllart
Antibalas | Who Is This America? | Ropeadope
Egypt Noir: Nubian Soul Treasures | Piranha
Issa Juma & Super Wanyika Stars | World Defeats The Grandfathers: Swinging Swahili Rumba 1982-1986 | Sterns
Koes Bersaudara | To The So-Called "The Guilties" | Sublime Frequencies
Next Stop … Soweto, Volume 2: Soultown, R&B, Funk & Psych Sounds From The Townships 1969-1976 | Strut
Nigeria Special Volume 2: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 | Soundway
The Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru | Barbes
The Sound Of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Malam In Thailand 1964-1975 | Soundway

Song Artist Album Label Year
Bill Lupoletti


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    December 17th, 2010

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