The Weekend Beatnik

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The Weekend Beatnik
Weekend Beatnik logo.jpg
Parent company Southern Rag Ltd
Founded unknown
Founder Ian A. Anderson
Distributor(s) unknown
Genre guitar-oriented, singer-songwriter, folk, blues, world
Country of origin United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Location London

The Weekend Beatnik is an independent record label in the United Kingdom, which specialises in the reissue of albums within the world, folk, blues and acoustic music genres,[1] often issuing albums in CD format for the first time. The company policy is to provide "maxi-length, mid-price CDs with in-depth notes and archive photos".[1] The firm was founded by Ian A. Anderson, editor of fRoots magazine, as a subsidiary of his company, Southern Rag Ltd, originally formed to publish fRoots magazine under its earlier incarnation as "Southern Rag". The label's tagline is "Ahead Of Their Time". Most albums were originally issued on the sister Rogue Records label, also created by Anderson.

Artists whose albums have been reissued on the Weekend Beatnik label (as at July 2008) include Maggie Holland, Tiger Moth, The English Country Blues Band, Hot Vultures, Dembo Konte, Kausu Kuyateh & The Jali Roll Orchestra, Dave Evans, Abdul Tee-Jay.[2]

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