John Storm Roberts, World-Music Scholar, Dies at 73 – Obituary Obit – NYTimes.com.

Completely amazing how many unique and wonderful African recordings were made available by this man.  His Original Music label has been an endless source of gold for me.  He also wrote a bunch of interesting books. In my mind he’s one of the most important music documentarians of the 20th century.  RIP John Storm Roberts.

Nice interview at Perfect Sound Forever.

Tons of great info at Benn loxo du taccu.

Thanks to Doug for alerting me of his passing.

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