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.
Played a bunch of music by the great Pinetop Perkins, who passed away yesterday at the age of 97.
New releases include Ha Ha Tonka, Hot Tuna, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, Mason Porter, and Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis featuring Norah Jones.
We also had a phone interview with Paul Metsa. Paul, Angie and I are putting together a benefit show for Japanese Earthquake relief. It’ll be happing Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29 at Rudolph’s BBQ in Minneapolis.
To check out the playlist of today’s show and to listen to the archive, click “More”.
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…