Mingering Mike: A Well-Imagined Star

“‘I went to a flea market, and there was a huge record collection there, at least 20 boxes,’ [Dori] Hadar said, recalling the morning of the discovery. “I

“‘I went to a flea market, and there was a huge record collection there, at least 20 boxes,’ [Dori] Hadar said, recalling the morning of the discovery. “I was going through that very happily when I came across this box full of strange hand-painted album covers. I realized they were fake and was about to put them back, but then I looked at them more closely.’ Pulling the records out of the sleeves, he was surprised to find that they were made not of vinyl but of cardboard. Each had been cut in the shape of a record, with grooves and a hand-lettered label painted on. Nearly all the albums were credited to an unknown black musician named Mingering Mike, and dated from 1968 to 1976.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE