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All proceeds from purchases here go directly to our contributors in the form of honoraria for their especial work for Sound American. We've done our best to price our very limited edition recordings, books and pamphlets for accessibility. Consider it your NPR tote bag for supporting the work we do at SA! If you feel like you don't need such crude commercial prodding, please feel free to visit our donate page and give freely and from the center of your happy little heart.

The Widow's Joy LP

Produced in conjunction with Ian Nagoski's Canary Records Label and the mighty Mississippi Records of Portland, Oregon, SA entered the recording world with this very special limited edition of lost 78 rpm recordings of the songs of Eastern European Immigrant party music! With a special cover by Mississippi's Eric Isaacson and a corresponding book of research by Ian Nagoski at his most raconteurish, this is an incredible insight into what the hard scrabble, hard working, just generally hard immigrants of the mining country of the early 20th century listened to when blowing off steam. A true party record!

New/Rediscovered Musical Instruments

A much needed reprint of the seminal pamphlet produced by David Toop, Max Eastley, Hugh Davies, Evan Parker, and Paul Lytton in the 1970s. This strange booklet contains diagrams, schematics, pictures, and descriptions of some of the home made instruments of a small group of experimental musicians in the UK during that period. It is a document of a very special time in the history of European improvisation and conceptual music.