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Twangs of all stripes and stuff that ends in -billy.

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Options August 5, 2020: The Definitely Advisable All-78s Hour

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Artist Track Label Format Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 

Muskrat Ramble   Options

 

 

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Big Joe Turner  Rebecca   Options Decca  78  0:03:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hank Snow  The Rhumba Boogie   Options RCA Victor  78  0:06:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms  In The Mood   Options London  78  0:09:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jimmie Rodgers  My Rough and Rowdy Ways   Options Montgomery Ward  78  0:11:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Todd Rhodes Orchestra  Rocket 69   Options King  78  0:14:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 

Heebie Jeebies   Options

 

 

0:17:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Gene Autry Trio  Tumbling Tumbleweeds   Options Okeh  78  0:21:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gene Autry  I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes   Options Okeh  78  0:23:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Golden Gate Quartet  Shadrack   Options Columbia  78  0:26:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tito Puente  Rainfall   Options Tico  78  0:28:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Louis Armstrong 

Struttin' with Some Barbecue   Options

 

 

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Moon Mullican  I'll Sail My Ship Alone   Options King  7"  0:35:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mills' Blue Rhythm Band  Jungle Madness   Options Variety  78  0:38:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lefty Frizzell  My Baby's Just Like Money   Options Columbia  78  0:41:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Larry Birdsong  Oh, Oh My Darling   Options Vee-Jay  78  0:44:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Texas Ruby  Ain't You Sorry That You Lied   Options Columbia  78  0:46:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 

Got No Blues   Options

 

 

0:48:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hank Williams  I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You   Options MGM  78  0:52:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Miss Cornshucks  Keep Your Hand On Your Heart   Options Deluxe  78  0:54:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Marty Robbins  I'll Go On Alone   Options Columbia  78  0:57:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:00pm ultradamno:

Becky! Tonkies!

Faster vinyl! Faster!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:02pm PigeonsAndRust:

Happy belated Louis Armstrong!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Becky! Muskrats!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:04pm adamp:

Hi, friends!
  8:05pm P-90:

Evenin’ Miz Becky
  8:05pm Lothianman:

Seems like country Joe got his rag from that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Becky:

Hey y'all - how unbearable is this on a scale from ouch to throw the radio out the window?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:06pm adamp:

I was very exciting to see what direction we’re headed in now that we’ve made our way through the alphabet. This past week was a real nail biter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Becky:

Had to crank that one up!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:09pm PigeonsAndRust:

They don't make songs like this anymore
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Pauly from Clifton:

Hiya, Becky, Crew, Boogiers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Scott Williams:

Totally bearable! The past always sounds more done-&-gone and melancholy through a good haze of surface noise
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm PigeonsAndRust:

These 50s London 78s sound gorgeous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm steveo:

Good evening, great to hear you. Enjoying along with the August twilight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm listener 126464:

what are we frying?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm steveo:

Mark me down under wonderfully bearable.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:13pm ultradamno:

Peel famously said life has surface noise, so what's a little more?
  8:14pm johnk77:

@lman that does
sound like fish cheer/
feel like i'm fixin to die
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:15pm lukavino:

these scratchy 78s sound rill
good rn.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Mitzi_in_Bowie:

sounds like you are playing 78s with an lp stylus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm mariano:

Hey Becky and crew, everyone. Love this country/blues mix, so much of both is cut from the same cloth.
  8:16pm P-90:

Not one unbearable moment yet.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Mitzi_in_Bowie:

if you get a 78 cartridge it will make the music louder and less noise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Becky:

As a matter of a fact, Mitzi, I am!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Mitzi_in_Bowie:

oh cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Becky:

Yeah. I know. One of these days I'll get around to it! :)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Mitzi_in_Bowie:

oh I misunderstood you need a 78rpm stylus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm steveo:

69, 78, hike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I'll bet that mean Old Codger has cornered the market on 78 RPM hardware.
  8:19pm johnk77:

sound quality seems good
listening to broadcast 91.1
in mono
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Mitzi_in_Bowie:

I wasn't trying to give you a hard time, I like 78s and I figured I'd share cause I have many of them
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Mitzi_in_Bowie:

www.ebay.com...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Mitzi_in_Bowie:

love the show !!! and I am glad you are playing 78s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Becky:

No, I appreciate it! One day I'll have a proper Victrola and do it right.
  8:23pm Tumble Reed:

This is great. Thank you Becky!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:26pm PigeonsAndRust:

I think the most flexible option is Stanton 500 carts...3.0 mil styli are about $20 EA on eBay. I used a Grado 78E for a while but went back to Stanton. I think the hardest thing is working around the non-RIAA eq curve
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Scott Williams:

Soooo much better to hear these physical recordings, instead of cleaned up CD comp issues!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:28pm lukavino:

shadrack. smokin and drinkin on a wednesday nite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Tommy in Neversink:

Any word on when 90.1 will be back up?
  8:31pm The Butterman:

I love the pops and crackles. I’ll listen to it all day long. Who was it that used to talk to “scratchy record”?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:32pm PigeonsAndRust:

Tico records, right from NYC...they were basically the last label with new 78 issues in the US, right into the middle 60s
  8:33pm johnk77:

nice work tonight selecter
we get good results
w/shure78 cartridge
mounting each alternative
cartridge in it's own headshell
makes things simpler
if u do not have a separate
78 machine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm mariano:

I went to an FMU event years ago on the LES, a live broadcast of the Antique Phonograph show, and Mac had a few lovely old restored phonographs. I imagine those were his, or at least some of them. Does FMU have its own?
  8:34pm johnk77:

mac rocks the live shows
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:36pm PigeonsAndRust:

Johnk77 are you also a 78 DJ?
  8:36pm Tumble Reed:

“Yo! Semite!” sounds a lot better than, “Hey! Jew!”
  8:36pm Tumble Reed:

Drumpf is still a piece of human garbage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

We have a Victrola and you can use bougainvillea thorns for needles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Becky:

@mariano we have 78 cartridges at WFMU. in my home, zero. I think Mac's Victrolas are all in his possession.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:38pm ultradamno:

Either he's gone his whole life without hearing the name of the park spoken or he worried that if he said it correctly it would remind people of the demon semen woman.
Avatar 8:38pm Hackensack Slim:

These scratchy old 78's sound superb, Becky.

Butterman, it was Scharpling who conversed with the scratchy records. His show, The Best Show, followed the Antique Phonograph Hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm mariano:

Ah, I see. Thanks Becky. I've never heard of 78 cartridges before, always learning something on FMU.
  8:39pm johnk77:

no, retired audio worker
i have provided gear
and roadied for pro djs
mac usually has very cool
rigs
  8:40pm Tumble Reed:

He never heard of Yosemite Sam? The a Confederate flag waving racist who hates Speedy Gonzales?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:41pm PigeonsAndRust:

Lucky Millinder out front here! Variety is a less common label, I think they were only issued in 1937.
  8:42pm johnk77:

mac had wind-up
acoustic players
w/small mics in the horn
and used electrical
sound reinforcement
in addition
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Becky:

By the way, this isn't the Lefty version most people have heard!! A 78 exclusive!! You heard it here, people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm mariano:

So there are artists today putting out LPs and cassettes, is anyone putting out 78s?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:43pm ultradamno:

You can play liar's poker with her SS#?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm McGroovey:

I love the hissy-cracklies. I have my dad's collection of jazz 78s in my friend's garage that I have to figure out how to get it of my friend's garage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Becky:

@mariano - Jack White has a direct-to-78 recording rig at Third Man in Nashville, so I believe folks have at least recorded to 78!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm McGroovey:

*out of my friend's garage
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:44pm PigeonsAndRust:

Mariano, they issue microgroove dubs on 78 each Record Store Day. As to proper wide groove 78s-- I know a few people doing very limited pressings of 78s
  8:45pm johnk77:

the faster speeds
can provide some benefits
on the engineering tip:>
if you keep the grooves far
enough apart
  8:46pm The Butterman:

Hackensack Slim, of course. Scharpling!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm mariano:

Interesting, thanks Becky, PigeonsAR and johnk77!

In the late 90s I went to a presentation by George Martin, he said that when he first started in the business that they used a weight system to record directly to the record. Basically a weight that would slowly drop from the ceiling, powering the recording device's spin. since in those days gravity was more stable and steady than any mechanical means for turning a record.
  8:52pm johnk77:

jack white has also
used 2inch 8track
analog tape
great show tonight
  8:53pm yippie:

they are usually about 3 inches longer
  8:53pm johnzo:

is it just me or is it the same people who say "im gonna look out for you, nobody's gonna fuck with you" who end up punching you in the face for no reason
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I may have posted the story on a HTRG program before ... in high school, I saw Lefty Frizell's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and took a picture because the name intrigued me. I had never heard of him or his music at that point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Becky:

johnk77 supplying us with the poetry tonight
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:55pm PigeonsAndRust:

The longest 10" 78s I've encountered were a few 5-minute Durium/ Hit-of-the-Week cardboard 78s issued in the early 30s. Edison had a rare microgroove long playing Diamond Disc format..24 minutes a side in the late 20s at 80 RPM! But it was not a success.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm listener 126464:

Thanks Becky and FMU crew. Cheers everybody.
  8:56pm yippie:

what about those 2 feet long records
  8:57pm johnk77:

aw shucks selecter @becky
a great book called
perfecting sound forever
reflects on these issues
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm PigeonsAndRust:

Powerless here... I've been listening outside with all the bugs singing, a Kerosene lantern, and the phone hooked to my car radio. GREAT SHOW TONIGHT!!! THANKS!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm mariano:

Thank you Becky and Crew, take care, all.
  8:58pm Tumble Reed:

Thanks Becky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Becky:

Pigeons, that's a gorgeous image. Hope your power is restored soon.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm ultradamno:

The ingenuity WFMU inspires.
  9:00pm P-90:

Thanks Becky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm McGroovey:

Great show, Becky!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01pm adamp:

Loved this evening’s scratchy goodness. Thank you, Becky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Becky. An all flexi show next week?
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