Jonas P. Thomas
Tito Antas
Shelby Hartman Jnr.

A compendium of some of the recording artists whose stars faded with the advent of the Compact Disc. Legends of Soul, Bossa Nova, Country and the rest. Their stories just as intrinsic to the history of Popular music as anyone you can recall. Rediscover the genius of Jonas P. Thomas, Tito Antas, Selby Hartman Jnr and Erich Henksling, major recording artists yet to be digitised. If you’re a connoisseur of vinyl LPs, you might recognise the names - though many of their albums are hard sought, fetching the highest prices. You’ll know some of their work, especially that of Jonas P. Thomas and Erich Henksling, from the numerous samples used by contemporary musicians. With articles* written exclusively for this site by leading music journalists and academics, I welcome you to ‘The Well-Forgotten Legends of Vinyl’. Enjoy.

Martin Hoopster,

founder of  the ‘Vinyl Clinic’ (a bi-monthly night at New York’s infamous Mosh Schlenk’s Basement).

*Use the titled vinyl tabs above the page to navigate to a well-forgotten legend.