Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Who Needs iTunes?

One of the highlights of the show last night at the Knockout was a DJ from KUSF-FM who spun a wacky series of 45s -- most from the New Frontier era with German swing, post-cool/bop finger snapping jazz, psycho-polka, Swedish country swing and just plain weird. Though I mainly listen to KCRW-FM in Santa Monica as far as "broadcast" radio goes, I forget sometimes how much fun 45s can be. Usually just two songs, and the B-sides are often the true jewels and rarities available nowhere else.

So I swung over to the every reliable Community Thrift after work this evening and came home with this stash that cost less than downloading one album from iTunes. It ranges from Romanian love songs, to called and uncalled square dance, the Swedish pop band Sven-Ingars (a sweet find), a couple of Neil Diamond and Lesley Gore rarities, the Village Stompers and another dozen or so goofy to weird singles.

I've already digitalized half of them and may have to have a jukebox party soon. Let me know if you'd like an invite or plan to bring your own Twister.

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At 6:49 AM, Blogger Bryce Digdug said...

Leslie Gore! O...M...G!

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Bryce - My favorite Lesley Gore song is "California Nights".


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