Yesterday’s Revolution: The Minneapolis 78rpm Record Scene
Produced by Todd Melby
Lots of folks are into vinyl these days. Some people are even making mix tapes again. But if you really want to embrace obscure, seemingly dead media, there’s no better way to do it than to buy 78 rpm records. This documentary takes listeners inside the rarefied world of 78 record enthusiasts, including Greg Carr, former KFAI “Dig Out the Roots” DJ, and Scott Holthus, owner of Vintage Music Company in Minneapolis. Holthus owns hundreds of thousands of 78 records and he refurbishes the machines that plays them.
Tonight we debuted the release of the new Easy Star All-Stars First Light album (with an Easy Star set); celebrated Lee “Scratch” Perry’s birthday (3/21) with a Scratch set; and included a bunch more new music…
Tea Obreht calls in to talk about her debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife. Tea Obreht was recently named one of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty.
Sarah Stonich joins us in the studio as well to talk about her newest book, Shelter, a memoir of place. Sarah Stonich is also the author of the internationally acclaimed novels These Granite Islands and The Ice Chorus.
“Radio Pocho Episode 37: The Return of Engineer Sean” for all the Pochistas out there wondering what happened to Engineer Sean, no we didn’t jump him out of the clicka. Hear about his amazing trip to the exotic Northern Mexico village of “Los Angeles”.
On to the musica…we have some sacrilegious boogie by Detroit based Sins of Satan as well as some funkie jams by Tierra and Loose Ends.
Making her first appearance on Radio Pocho…Mariah Carey!!! Yes you read that right. Mariah Carey. (This is pre-Heartbreakers and Glitter Mariah)
Roberto Anglero lets us know what the barrios would be like “Si Dios fuera Negro” (If God was Black). Otras buenas salsas by The Lebron Brothers, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Alfredo Linares.
Finally we close out the noche with Keith Sweat “Make it Last Forever”….I wish we could.