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ann says ...
Artist mentioned are often listened to as well. Manhatten Transfer is in the number one place with Diana Krall right behind them. Album artwork (happy colors and composite super) is eye catching and brought me to write a blib. Look forward to the album and continuing treks through Whole Food stores wherever I might be... thank you for this opportunity.
02/04/2010 7:58:43 AM CST
Ellen Sherman says ...
I must have about 10 Putumayo CDs and often give them as gifts. They are terrific! My favorite type of music is "world" and "roots." Putumayo sure knows how to make both obscure and better known music genres available to us in "mainstream" America! Keep up the great work!!!!
02/04/2010 7:59:54 AM CST
Jamie Benefiel says ...
I have listened to Putumayo music on 91.9 WFPK, Louisville KY for years on World Cafe 6-8 p.m. M-F. Reminds me of my many travels to Mexico, Central & South America. Awesome music!
02/04/2010 8:02:40 AM CST
denise says ...
I love Jose Conde y ola fresca! Though they're from NYC, they do incredible Latin music!!
02/04/2010 8:04:54 AM CST
cindy davis says ...
I've been a gypsy traveller for 25 years. Your cd's bring the world and my friends from everywhere into my heart when I'm home. They lift my spirit. Thank you and congratulations.
02/04/2010 8:05:25 AM CST
Jenna C. says ...
Our family loves so many different types of music, and all of the Putumayo CDs that we own! Right now, our favorite CD is World Playground, because it is upbeat and features a variety of music types.
02/04/2010 8:43:02 AM CST
Navin Jaffer says ...
I absolutely love all the Putamayo CDs. Their CDs are the only ones that both my daughter, who is 19, and I love listening to. I look forward to hearing the new Rhythm & Blues CD.
02/04/2010 8:43:55 AM CST
Steve B says ...
Music from India. What a trip. Fantastic!
02/04/2010 8:48:34 AM CST
Taysa says ...
I have a collection of the Putamayo CDs that I started buying when they were first released in the Putamayo Clothing store I shopped in New York...I love all the Brazilian ones but my favorite is the North African Groove....it is a wonderful mix that really sparked my interest in that part of the world and Rai music.
02/04/2010 8:31:57 AM CST
L. Ward says ...
Hi Dan, Thanks for the flashback...I actually worked in your store on Columbus Ave in NY from 1990-1991 & was witness to the wonderful effects (both mood & sales) that the "new" music/tape had on your customers & sales staff. I am intrigued to learn of the chain of events that brought such great music to my ears & have been meaning to contact you for a copy of the original tapes you played while I was there b/c one of the songs Crek Crek Crek (not sure is I'm spelling it correctly) is my absolute favorite & I haven't been able to find since. I can go on but will leave you with this...I do not have a "favorite" Putumayo CD per se just a memory of many old favorites as well as an exciting anticipation of the new releases. Best Rgrds, Lisa
02/04/2010 8:33:03 AM CST
L. Ward says ...
Hi Dan, Thanks for the flashback...I actually worked in your store on Columbus Ave in NY from 1990-1991 & was witness to the wonderful effects (both mood & sales) that the "new" music/tape had on your customers & sales staff. I am intrigued to learn of the chain of events that brought such great music to my ears & have been meaning to contact you for a copy of the original tapes you played while I was there b/c one of the songs Crek Crek Crek (not sure is I'm spelling it correctly) is my absolute favorite & I haven't been able to find since. I can go on but will leave you with this...I do not have a "favorite" Putumayo CD per se just a memory of many old favorites as well as an exciting anticipation of the new releases. Best Rgrds, L
02/04/2010 8:33:38 AM CST
Deborrah Daher says ...
My first was Putumayo Presents. I've since added Samba Bossa Nova and Rumba Flamenco to my collection. They're all great albums that keep me moving. I play them while I'm working - I'm an artist, and the music never lets me down. The wonderful rhythms and sounds of the percussion instruments keep the creativity flowing!
02/04/2010 8:36:26 AM CST
Tyrah says ...
Thanks for making these wonderful CDs (and for packing them in the mostly paper) If I have to pick it's One World Many Cultures for my favorite CD, New Orleans Christmas is a close second. Dreamland is one of my favorite gifts to all the new moms that we know, and we adults love it too. It was fun reading your story.
02/04/2010 6:44:56 AM CST
Jan says ...
My favorite is the Putumayo - Celtic Tides and Women of the World! They are uplifting and I never get tired of listening.
02/04/2010 6:50:46 AM CST
Kathi Koppa says ...
Having managed a fair trade store where we sold your wonderful CDs, I have about 12 of them and I have to say my current favorite is African Playground. My 2-year-old son and I dance to the songs in our living room every morning and my husband, who's Ethiopian, really appreciates the song from his native land. Thank you for the vast array of children's CDs, and for representing so many cultures!
02/04/2010 6:54:55 AM CST
Donna Mazza says ...
My favorite Putumayo CD is "Latin Lounge". I can't tell you how much pleasure it brings me every time I hear it whether in my car or at home (where I am apt to dance around the house as I listen). Fantastic!
02/04/2010 7:02:55 AM CST
Sita says ...
We love Putomayo CD's. So funky and unusual. Our favorites are Asian Groove; Paris; and India.
02/03/2010 10:40:18 PM CST
Joanne says ...
I, too, think that the spread of world music can do a great deal to achieving reconciliation across cultures. We tend to be blinded by sight, so to speak. Perhaps when we cannot see each other, the music lets us "hear" each other, moving us past boundaries we didn't even know we were guarding and aren't aware we have crossed until we look back at them in retrospect.
02/03/2010 10:13:39 PM CST
barbara says ...
Favorite Putumayo CD is Jazz Around the World...
02/04/2010 9:59:20 AM CST
Patricia McWhorter says ...
May I suggest some Ecuadorean Cumbia music? Los Graduados was my favorite band in Guayaquil in the late 1960s, early 1970s.I really liked the song Manuelito Barrios - There are also some groups singing songs in Quechua, the Indian language native to Ecuador. The play Huasipongo, written in Quechua, would also be worth sponsoring for production in the US.
02/04/2010 10:05:03 AM CST
mary delgiorno says ...
Love Moso Manman Emeline Michel - nice to reflect on the great Haitian music, and see the true spirit of the people, in these struggling, sad time, can't wait....to get the CD
02/04/2010 10:06:05 AM CST
Vicki Gursoy says ...
I use Putumayo music in my everyday life. My girls listen to World Groove since its got the beat they love. I place various songs into my mix for teaching cycling so my participants can be exposed. I played the Carribean party while on my cruise to Bahamas and then also after the earthquake. I love the vibe from this CD...keeps the blues away in the winter months in Chicago. I also use Sahara Lounge while teaching Pilates....super smooth.
02/04/2010 10:07:36 AM CST
tom stein says ...
king sunny ade is my favorite world musician.
02/03/2010 11:28:54 PM CST
Leah says ...
The fun, colorful Putumayo CD covers captured my attention and my heart the first time I saw the display. My first purchase? Latino! Latino! which I still thoroughly enjoy.
02/03/2010 11:29:50 PM CST
Deirdre says ...
I love the Putumayo CDs. My favorite is Music from the Wine Lands. Several years ago we moved to Northern California and this CD created a perfect setting for our trips to Napa. Now whenever we have friends or family visit, we always have this CD playing in their guest room to welcome them to our home and create the right mood for their vacation to Northern California.
02/03/2010 11:34:38 PM CST

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