Jamie at learn to labor and to wait asked if I'd put together a special guest mix for his blog; the result is a 28-song trip around the world via bodegas from Queens to Portland, Oregon. If you're new to Bodega Pop, this would make a great starting point. If you're a regular visitor, I reripped each song at 256 variable rate and included at least a couple of tracks that will be brand-new to you.
Soon after I moved to New York City in 1997 I began to notice that bodegas run by people from around the world sometimes stocked CDs and DVDs of music and film from the countries they had come from.
The music I've collected from these bodegas can almost never be found in the "World Music" sections of the few remaining places to buy CDs in the U.S.; nor, for that matter on iTunes (or cheapo MP3 sites like Soundike).
If you are an artist or publisher and do not want your music here, just let me know and I'll remove it.