April 10, 2020

The "Oriental Traditional Music" blog is back in a new home

As many of you know, it's been more than a year since Axel Elbin died. He was a great soul who ran the "Oriental Traditional Music on LP and Cassette" blog. He was also a commercial dealer in Indian Classical LPs and CDs -- quite a few of the posts here are transfers of LPs I purchased from him.

Since the links which he hosted at adrive have now expired, a dedicated group of individuals, led by Gary Pro from Seattle, have come together to host a mirror site. This site will look, act, and feel like the old site, with the exception that there will be no new posts.

Here is the announcement from the group. I was not involved in any way with the effort to do this and all credit goes toward those mentioned here:

Many of you are familiar with the priceless blog library of music and information called, Oriental Traditional Music from LPs & Cassettes.

The creator of that collection, Axel Elbin, aka Tawfiq, left his body last year. His last blog post was in March, 2019.

Axel stored all of the blog's audio files on public file storage sites...adrive, dropbox, and mediafire.

Axel's subscription to adrive has now expired, resulting in all of those audio file links to now fail. I suspect the same thing will happen with dropbox and mediafire.

Louis Farrugia, Daniel Fuchs, and I [Gary Pro] have worked to preserve this important library of incredible music.

A clone of Oriental Traditional Music from LPs & Cassettes, with all of the audio files, can now be found here:


It does not work exactly like the original. The little triangle zip expanders [on the years and months, in the index] do not work, so click the link [name of year, or month] next to it, instead.

This outstanding library must be preserved.

I [Gary Pro] encourage anyone, to use a website copier, such as HTTrack, do download the Whole site, which includes this blog clone. I may be told to take it down, in the future.

So please do visit that site and download what you can. Seek out these precious music files and listen to them and enjoy.