71. Lui Pui-yuen - China: Music of the Pipa
I bought this CD a long time ago when I was first getting into Chinese music. I didn't know anything about the performer, but it was one of the few Chinese albums I could find at the time so I got it. I dig it, but I find myself listening to my Wu Man and Min Xiao-Fen albums a lot more frequently when going for a pipa disc.
72. Cyril Pahinui - Night Moon: Po Mahina
Back when I was reviewing records, I got a big package in the mail full of Hawaiian slack key guitar music. I didn't know anything about it, but I'm pretty open minded when it comes to music and gave it a go. I kind of fell in love with the stuff. As a genre in general, it's very creative, skilled guitar playing that's quite unlike anything you've heard on an acoustic. …